Jacque & Mae White


Jacque & Mae White

Antique car nut

North America » United States » Pennsylvania » Pine Grove August 15th 2013

Because our 1913 Model T Ford performed so well, I should tell what was done to the car. All the work done was by Ernie Spittler & me. I babbitted the main bearings, rods, 4th main (ball cap) and line bored them to fit. The main bearings were time savored to the new Scat counter balanced crank. The rods were bored, using a fixture I made in White's Machine Shop, using a Knight Jig Bore. The rods do not have dippers or holes drilled in top or bottom of rod bearing, a 45 degree angle was filed across the babbitt on the cap & rod for an oil reservoir. Other changes are: Stipe 280 camshaft, A 7-1/2 degree nylon timing gear made by White's Machine, Inc., Reader high compression head, I have the original inside oil ... read more

North America » United States » Pennsylvania » Pine Grove August 13th 2013

August 13, 2013 Day 35 MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. Our last day started at 7:00 am. As we left our motel in Dublin, VA., a man and his 2 little girls, from Bloomsburg, PA., headed for Louisiana came to talk. Our trip home had to go according to plan, to cover the 417 miles. We started out with rain, dropped the rear curtain. As the day progressed the weather got nicer. After 10 miles, we were talking and missed our first turn, this happened at least 3 more times plus we had to add water to the radiator every 27 to 50 miles. Thought we would baby it home, if possible. By 4:40 pm Ernie Spittler called to see where we were and how the radiator problem was doing, we were pulled over to side of road adding ... read more
T & Family
Gas stop

North America » United States » Virginia » Dublin August 13th 2013

August 12th, 2013 10 PM EDT Day 34 Today was to be an easy day of traveling. Mostly back roads, some of these roads were worse than secondary roads, sometimes we had to guess which way to go, tried to use the GPS, we were ready to throw it over board. Left Cookeville, TN. at 6:15 am, drove 375 miles including wrong turns, backtracking and rain from 6:00 pm until we got to motel. Got here to Dublin at 8:30 pm which was 12-3/4 hours of driving time (30 minute lunch stop and 1 hr. time change). Now about the car, it was missing at low rpm, like when stopping at a traffic light when pulling out until the rpm would increase. Kept thinking water or dirt in carb., it always ran good with full tank ... read more
Secondary Road

North America » United States » Tennessee » Cookeville August 11th 2013

August 11th, 2013 9:15 pm Day 33 Today we had 298 miles to travel from Tupelo, MS. to. Cookeville, TN. We had 281 miles of the Natchez Trace to drive and Nashville, TN. to drive through, we left at 6:50 am and arrived at our motel in Cookeville, TN. at 4:00 pm. Drove through three States today MS., AL. and TN. Stopped at grave site of Meriwether Lewis, of Lewis and Clark fame, who died here in 1809. Passed over the 155 ft. high bridge which spans over Birdsong Hollow, this bridge was completed in 1994 and received the Presidential Award for Design Excellence in 1995. The temperature was comfortable and no rain. We're back to what we're used to, hills and curves in the road. When we got to our motel, I called an old ... read more
Tennessee River

North America » United States » Mississippi » Tupelo August 10th 2013

August 10th, 2013 9:00 pm CDT Day 32 We left our motel in Natchez, MS @ 6:45 am looking forward to a day driving on the Natchez Trace. The speed limit on the Trace is 50 mph. Since it was a Saturday and we had an early start it was a long time before one car came from behind. We stopped for lunch at French Camp, another place recommended by Roy Stone. It was a great place and the food was very good. French Camp Academy is for kids grades 1-12 who come from difficult circumstances to have a stable, loving home and school in a Christian environment. Just as we'd come to French Camp, a few raindrops were falling. By the time we had ordered and were eating, the rain was pouring down. We had ... read more
Sun rays

North America » United States » Mississippi » Natchez August 9th 2013

August 9th, 2013 8:30 pm CDT Day 31 Today we got an early start 6:25 am, from College Station, TX. Well we thought we got an early start, had to stop for gas, followed the GPS!!!!!!!, got gas and GPS took us around in a big circle, passing the same gas station then finally got on the road out of College Station by this time it's 7:00 am. and still zero miles, still had 334 miles to travel. We're finally out of Texas, passed through Louisiana and are just inside the border of Mississippi , in Natchez. It was 102 degrees when we got here at 4 pm, had some rain and it dropped to 75 degrees. We had supper at " The Cock of the Walk", once a train depot. It was very good. This ... read more
2 bridges

North America » United States » Texas » College Station August 8th 2013

August 8th, 2013 9:30 pm CDT Day 30 Before leaving Austin this morning we did laundry at our motel. While Mae did the laundry I worked on the car. Adjusted the Watts clutch, low pedal, reverse pedal and tightened the exhaust pipe nut. Put the 4 hubcaps on I took off last night because of some suspicious looking guys. I need the hubcaps on to keep the dirt and water out of the axle and bearings. After breakfast we packed our things in the car. Then we did some riding around, seeing Clarence Wehmeyer and saying good-bye one more time, before heading for today's destination, College Station, Texas. It was a short drive today--96 miles. It was a hot ride, temperature when we got here at 3:00 pm was 106 degrees. We visited Ross Lilleker's restoration ... read more

North America » United States » Texas » Austin August 7th 2013

August 7th, 2013 10:30 pm. CDT Day 29 Woke up at 6:15 am, took car cover off, I saw that the radiator was too far front of hood so I screwed the hood rod to pull the radiator back toward the hood to align it to the hood. Went and ate breakfast, when returning to our room I noticed the radiator was leaking, checked the overflow tube and it was not leaking, checked the hoses and the top hose was leaking, had to tighten clamp, problem solved. This leak was due to adjusting the radiator to hood. Our destination today was Austin, TX. 179 miles, we arrived at motel at 1:30 pm. I was stationed here at Bergstrom AFB in 1957, the year we married. After unloading car into the motel, we headed for the Hartgrove's ... read more
T Talk
Before Dinner
Air Force Friends

North America » United States » Texas » Granbury August 6th 2013

August 6th, 2013 9:17 pm CDT Day 28 Today started out by installing the radiator I repaired last night. I thought it best to let the J B Weld set over night. The J B Weld has done the job as the radiator did not leak today. I guess I'll have to slow down to 40-45 mph, the day the leak started Mae said, "you're driving 55 mph down hill", it didn't seem like we were going that fast. We left Haskell, TX. at 9:05 am and arrived at our motel in Granbury, TX. at 7:30 pm. Our highlight of the day was seeing our former pastor and his family, The Christman's. We stopped to see see them in Justin, Texas. We ate at Chicken Express across from our motel. Today mileage was 221 miles. Our ... read more
Mae, Donna,Joel & Jacque

North America » United States » Texas » Aspermont August 6th 2013

August 5th, 2013 9:30 pm CDT Day27 We left Roswell, NM. at 8:15am after riding around the city trying to find places we'd remembered from our time there in the 50's.We saw where the creek ran behind our trailer home and the wall where the trailer hung out over it. Also found the place where Mae worked, it's still a printing company. Mae went in and asked if this had been Hall- Poorbaugh long ago and the lady pointed to the wall where the sign was hanging, from that company. We had 295 miles to go to Haskell, Texas. It was miles and miles of straight road and very little traffic. When we got here at 5:15 pm, the temperature was 102 degrees. This was a day of just driving to our destination so I got ... read more
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