Originally Posted by Lumatic
Dang! And I've been using them as a cheese grater, spaghetti strainer and a serving tray for them rocky mountain oysters
Hey, what's attached to that wheel?
This! A 1929 Stearn Knight, 8 cylinder, Model J8-90. 145 inch wheelbase the largest straight 8 make in the USA in 1929. This is one of 2 surviving 7 passenger sedan left. The other is in the AACA museum in Hershey PA.
This was an 11 year restoration for us. We started it in 1990 and finished in 2001. body off. This is a sleeve valve engine. No poppet valves, each cylinder has 2 sleeve one silding inside the other, each is ported for intake and exhaust. This car is a real touring car, this car will run all day long at 65 and stay as cool as a cucumber.
We DRIVE this car, actually we drive all our old cars, no trailer queens allowed. We drove this car for 5 years then entered her in her first CCCA Grand National meet and she took first in class with a score of 98.5!
Her first outing this year will be from Old Mystic, CT to Rhinebeck N.Y. first week end in may. About a 400 mile round trip. We drive her an average of about 5,000 miles a year.