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I am coming after you Steve - to OCF

Post by DHort » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:14 pm

Steve, if I head for Auburn I will miss you. I left the north side of Milwaukee this AM and got as far as the Indiana dunes. I drove around Chicago because I did not want to drive thru Gary. Unfortunately the system will not let me add photos from my phone. Passed a farm where a guy had at least a doZen old gas pumps outside including one or more with the glass tank. Got pulled over by a young officer who did not like my 1920 license plate. Said in Illinois you have to have a current plate, so I got it out from under the seat. He said there is no place to install it, so he let me go and told me to learn the law.
Hwy 45 turned into a freeway on the south side of Chicago. I used my phone to get me to the crossing of the old Dixie Hwy and Lincoln Hwy in Chicago Heights. Not the best neighborhood. Then I weaved myself northeast to the Dunes and it started to rain as I pulled in. Now the stars are out and its almost time for bed. We shall see how far I get tomorrow...

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Post by Steve Jelf » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:19 pm

What does Illinois do about cars from states that use only one plate? :(
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Post by Art Ebeling » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:51 am

That young officer was wrong. In Illinois an antique car can be driven with year of manufacturer plates as long as the vehicle has valid current plates and they are in the vehicle. I have verified this several times with various Illinois State Police and IL Secretary Of State Police. Art


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Post by Billdizer,Spencer In » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:09 am

Are the car ferries still running from Ludington MI to Wisconsin? Might be a way to avoid Chicago/Gary?


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Post by KeithG » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:41 am

Safe travels, Dave. You have more nerve than I do - I'd be inclined to take the fast ferry from Milwaukee to Muskegon, and then back again on the return trip.

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Post by DHort » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:45 am

I get seasick on a ferry.

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Post by TRDxB2 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:38 pm

From AAA rules of driving in another state https://drivinglaws.aaa.com/tag/registr ... residents/
Illinois' Rule
Non-residents may operate vehicles not registered in the state so long as such vehicles have at all times duly registered in, and displayed upon it, a valid registration card and registration plate or plates issued for such vehicle in the place of residence of such owner and is issued and maintains in such vehicle a valid Illinois reciprocity permit as required by the Secretary of State, and provided like privileges are afforded to residents of this state by the state of residence of such owner.

Michigan Rule
Non-residents are permitted the operation of a vehicle within this state without registering the vehicle in, or paying any fees to, this state if the vehicle at all times is duly registered in, and displays upon it a valid registration certificate and registration plate or plates issued for the vehicle in the place of residence of the owner.


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Post by DHort » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:23 pm

Got up this am and had to go play in Lake Michigan. Got to close and got my shoes wet. Drove a couple hours and tink tink tink. Muffler broke loose. Went to TractorSupply and what they had did not work. Went to Autozone and part needed to be bent. Walked over to muffler place and mechanic had to ask desk clerk for permission to bend a piece of metal 90 degrees in a vise. Wow. Did not work. Got something else from Autozone and that is OK. Need to get a hacksaw tomorrow n make a better fix. Nice drive though. Only 160 miles from Henry Ford. Should get there. Close to Sturgis MI.


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Post by Dallas Landers » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:43 pm

David, if you need anything, Im
about 20 miles south of sturgis. 1/2 mile east of state road 9. Im working close to home tomorrow so you can call me. 2six0-33six-six555.
Safe travels Dallas

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Post by Steve Jelf » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:09 pm

Muffler trouble for me too. Somewhere in Missouri if I remember correctly. It was coming apart, but just needed the nut and lock nut tightened. A piece of luck.

Dave, be ready for a rough go on US 12. It's OK until after MI 50, where it starts to get rough. The worst is from Saline through Ypsilanti, then it get better into Detroit. That Saline/Ypsilanti stretch is what gives Michigan its reputation for bad roads.
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Post by DHort » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:49 pm

The roads are bad enuf here in Indiana.


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Post by Burger in Spokane » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:57 pm

Dave, ... I am not seeing any photos ...

You're really just sitting at home, watching Jerry Springer reruns, aren't you ? ! :o
More people are doing it today than ever before !


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Post by DHort » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:13 pm

It is very frustrating that I cannot add photos from my Droid. The software keeps telling me it cannot tell the size of the photos. I get a little yellow triangle on the attachment page. I forgot to mention that a 70 year old semiretired guy talked with me at Autozone. I ended up giving him a ride. Smile from ear to ear. Also stopped at Studebaker Museum in South Bend.


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Post by Dallas Landers » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:49 am

I met a nice guy driving a model T today. We solved his problem and he is underway again. Here are some photos to prove he is on the road. :D
Dave can explain what we had to do.
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Post by Dallas Landers » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:52 am

On the way to town for a bite before he motored down the road to Dearborn.
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Glad you carry extra gas Dave?


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Post by DHort » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:03 pm

I had 2 blocks to go to the gas station and ran out of gas 1 block short. Good thing I am carrying spare gas. Had a great time with Dallas. He is a pretty cool guy with a really neat truck he just finished. I am sitting in an RV in the parking lot of the Henry Ford. I made it!


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Post by Dallas Landers » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:12 pm

You had great weather Dave. I got home about 7pm from the mill fire. TT is loaded, bags are packed. I should roll in around noon tomorrow.

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Post by Rob » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:13 pm

Just a point of order. If you had gas on board, you didn't run out of gas.... :lol:


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Post by DHort » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:23 pm

Dallas and I did more work on the muffler. It was hanging pretty low and almost touching the fuel line. We disconnected the exhaust from the engine . Dallas did all the dirty work from underneath . Now it is lifted up a little higher than it was before so it is about 1/4 inch away. I feel better.


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Post by KevinH » Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:18 am

Dave,
Are you sure you weren’t just doing that on purpose like you were filming some kind of promo? :lol:

Glad you made it ok and have fun out there. Looking forward to pictures eventually.

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Post by DHort » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:01 am

I was able to post photos on the Model T Club of Facebook.

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