In the late ’70s Can Am produced a military bike based on the TNT. In addition to being green and having a center stand it had an oversized steel tank. The Cowboy tracked one down and convinced the seller to put it in a suitcase and bring it over from England (he was coming here anyway).
So now the Kid’s busy stripping layers of paint between rides.
|It’s ok, they’re in Arizona…besides my Dad said it’s safe. They used the same stripper in Viet Nam.|
|Nice bike, too bad they spilled paint stripper on that Saguaro!|
The Jeep arrived late Friday night and I had to work Saturday but we got to play with it all day Sunday. It starts runs and drives pretty well and it’s in good overall condition. It’s had an easy life on the ranch and basic maintenance has been kept up. Paint’s thin and the hood was repainted in the past. The seats were covered but original. The vinyl is stiff and has cracks. Lori put some vinyl dressing on them and the color is great. The coil wire is not so good and the choke was stuck on and the mixture screw was all the way in it’s not now).
So far we’ve sorted out the carburetor, washed, color sanded and waxed it. We’ll do a brake job, replace the exhaust, all hoses, fuel lines, vacuum lines for heater control and windshield wipers, replace the tires and reupholster the seats.
We didn’t want to load up everybody’s Facebook and Instagram feeds so we posted a ton of pictures here.
|Right valve cover of the Mighty Dauntless! (Lori’s Picture)|
|With Fatboy (Lori’s Picture)|
|66 Motor Palace Orange|
|Bondorella and Baby|
|Old Town Orange|
|Ready to unload with Brian Jr. (Lori’s Picture)|
|About the time I figured out the choke was stuck. (Lori’s Picture)|
|Nice fonts! (Lori’s Picture)|
|Lubing the chassis and drive line. It didn’t need much. (Lori’s Picture)|
|Really old tires with lots of tread. (Lori’s Picture)|
|Amazingly it doesn’t leak. the fuel filter mounting technique is on the list.|
The Beginning and End of the Day
|Motivating the Chile plants with home made tortillas and chorizo at breakfast.|