For well over a year, I have been hearing this squeaking sound coming from the generator area. I thought maybe it needed a bit of oil, but that never solved the noise problem. While on the tour last weekend, the noise got louder. It turned out that my pulley was coming apart. I have since ordered and installed a new one, and now that noise is completely gone.
After going on the tour this past weekend, I finished adding the final touches to the Model A. Got my clock fixed and I got a set of vases and a rear blind to add a touch of class to the old girl.
After spending two nights in Gannonaque, we stopped off in Kingston to check out the Penitentary Museum. This place sure was an eye opener. After that we went to the Wapoos Winery before ending up in Trenton.
Today we toured some of the Thousand Islands including a stop at Heart Island where Boldt Castle is. It is amazing how much restoration work has occurred in recent years. Quite an impressive place.
After our boat tour, Trish and I took Veronica out for a short drive along the Thousand Islands Parkway. What a beautiful drive.
By hook and by crook, we made it in time to participate in our club chapter's tour to the Thousand Islands. Here is Veronica parked outside my friends house just before the tour began.
Veronica lives! She is almost completely put together now. Just a few minor cosmetic things to do, but she runs and seems fit for tomorrow's 4 day tour. With the help of my friend Tom, and my wife Trish, we even got the interior installed. At 9:30, I dumped in some gas and cranked the old girl up. She started on the first crank. Beautiful!
Veronica is almost ready to go sans the new interior. I think I am going to have to forgo that until after our tour. Windows are now in. Most of the mechanical stuff done, but there is always something left to do.
Model A update. Got the car almost to the stage where we can run the engine and test it out. Still have to reconnect a few things. We installed the gas tank, the doors, and wired her up except for the turn signals.
Left to do: install windows, install door handles and latches, install interior.
It was a heck of a day today. Probably the hottest day this year. Totally exhausted!
Finished with the roof, partially installed the headliner and we put the body back on the chassis. What a hot day to work outside. Now I have to get it back to a state where I can drive it again.
Charles Baetsen holds a Bachelor and a Master's degree in Engineering Physics from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.