I now have a B & S. 16 V-Twin Vanguard with the largd Duster 750 Clutch system designed for my car. I can cruse on the Highway at 30-37 M. P. H. It had the Old R. E. O. steel Spoke wheels on it with rear wheel brakes. I have changed the sprockets and Chain size and have a lot more Tourque and speed. I can clime many hills in high gear at 15 M. P. H. I have added a Surry style Top because like I said, I do drive t long distances Rain or shine. It has 400 X 18 " wheels and I bought the Original style of old tread tires, But learned real fast that on the power drive wheel I had to go to a 4 ply Honda Dirt Bike tire. I sabved a lot of money doing that through the oregon Motocycle Tire Store in Medford Oregon. They were half of what Cooker Tires charged me. With a lot better tire. With Cooker I had to have them send me several Intertubes because they were all full of small pin holes. I would never reccomend Coker to anyone. they are way over priced with extremely soft and cheap merchandise. I was extremely surprised because I have bought my Studebaker Stock tires through them. Very Expensive but the same style as what was mounted in 1950 and 1951.
I learned there are many companies that sell tires and beat Cooker all to heck. Just like many parts , there is a company in Ohio that can get me anything I need far cheaper than meny of those who are supposed to be the only representatives. I am 75 years young and been building old cars most all of those years. I owned a trucking company and had my own shops and mechanics for several years. You can see my web site as the featured Club on Oldride.com, I am the Mt. Shasta Orphan Club founder. I also have a touring 1901 Oldsmobile web site.
Make sure that carb is clean as well as fuel and air filter . Make sure that the tank is cleaned and there is no trash getting over the outlet hole . Make sure that the gas cap is venting the tank and that the gas is fresh and clean .
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They also offered good meals, Not C or K rations. They had plenty to where you could go back for seconds and I seen several go back three and one man went through the Chow line four times. I have to say, the food was cooked with good seasoning. Then they had a tremendous Cloths and supplies Give away. New boots, and all kinds of great new winter Underwear and other goods for both men and women.
Also, there were three different big name politician's there and they were not doing Political Campaigning. That was unbelievable. They were there giving support and help support. This is what I expect of a politician.
My little car travels on the highway most of the time under it's own power. I have driven it in every state on Interstate 80 between California and Nebraska. California is the only state that has refused me the right to drive in the Slow lane of the Freeway system, But then I enjoy traveling all of the State and County Highways. I returned from Missouri VIA Federal State highways 36 West out of St. Joseph, Mo. with people all along the way showing nothing but respect. I drove Kansas Highways and people was the most respectful. Many offered me Free gas and even food and a place to freshen up. In Colorado on Highway 44, the Trucker's and car's were so respectful they enjoyed following me at 15 M. P. H. up some of the steeper Mountain highways. Salt Lake city from east to West as well as West to East never gave me one ounce of problems. They were the most respectful. I even received Sheriff and Police escorts several times without any problems and not even having to ask for them. I also had Police stop me so they could get a photo of their Police Car behind me and them standing between the cars with me.
It has been a Great experience and I plan to make several other trips.
- RetiredRetired, present
- M. Bruenger Co., National Carrier's, Subler's and many other Trucking Companies as a Lease owner/operator
- Mead Western Tablet Co., Ford Motor Co.
1756 Filaree Drive Redding Ca. California 96002
1756 Filaree Drive, Redding, Ca. 96002
I am a married man, 74 years young, Father of one living daughter and three Grandchildren. My son In-law is a youth Pastor and daughter is a School teacher in Florida.
My hobbies are making wood toys, fishing, and going to my Horse Ranch and just enjoying the outdoors and Nature making new friends through classic cars.
- Humboldt, Lindburg, Lafayette, Hillyards, Collece of San Mateo, Ca. Many other Business courses & real Estate Principles at Anderson Real Estate College of Oakland, Ca.Real Estate Investment, Building Maintenance, American Red Cross First Aid & Disaster Relief. (Oakland Ca. )
- Retired Entertainer, and Owner of a small Trucking Company.