1951 Chevy 1/2-Ton
19 June 2006 Update
Here's a couple of pics we took earlier this month. Combines the best of both the worlds that I live in -- old Stovebolts and steam engines.
The photos were taken at Steam Railroad Institute in Owosso, MI where I volunteer a couple of days a week. Currently, we are running a 45 minute trip three times daily on weekends. We're using Flagg Coal #75, a small tank engine for motive power. We will be offering "North Pole Express" trips after Thanksgiving using a much larger locomotive, Pere Marquette #1225 (see website for more info).
I've been busy this spring making "Lurch" into dependable transportation. The whole fuel system had to be gone through, gas tank, fuel lines, fuel pump and carburetor, etc. Also did the Patrick's ring and pinion change and had radial tires installed. Right now, I'm in the process of replacing the old rotted out rear engine mounts and am preparing to replace the windshield gasket and glass.
Here is a "gag" photo we staged just to give people something to talk about.
Bolter # 8611
St. Charles, Michigan
("Something to talk about" !! I'll say! These were such great shots, we had to "super-size" 'em ... be sure to click those links! ~~ Editor)
From Fred:We spotted this truck on the way back from our son's home. It was sitting in front of an antique store and had an old Harley Davidson Hummer strapped in the back. There was no "for sale" sign on the windshield so I just assumed that it was an "attention-getter" for the store. We browsed around the store, picked up a couple of items, and when we paid for them, I asked if the truck was for sale. It was, indeed!
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