A Fond Farewell to a Rusty Nut
||The Rusty Nuts
Car Club will surely miss one of our own. Paul was an active club member
since his joining the Club in 2003 as the seventh member. He was always
ready to cruise the roads in his Yellow Model A Sedan "Tweedy
Bird". His car was a favorite with everyone.
Paul will be missed by all of the members for his uncanny ability to find, run across, read about or just plain luck-upon vintage cars for sale. He was always showing up at the "Club House" with print outs (pictures) of the various cars that he had found.
Here's Paul standing next to his beautiful Yellow 1931 Ford " Model A" 2-dr sedan. The little sedan is equipped with a General Motors Buick 231cid V-6 and automatic transmission. The Buick V-6 and automatic is connected to a Corvette rear end.
The car handles very good using a Mustang II IFS setup under the front for steering, and disc brakes on all four corners for stopping. Paul had recently added new American Racing Torque Thrust wheels shortly before this picture was taken.
|When Paul was not driving
"Tweedy Bird", his other project was a 1923 Ford T-Bucket.
Here's a shot of Paul and Tyler (grandson) kneeling beside the
"T". Paul and Tyler had been working on the T-Bucket project
together with a little help from the other "Rusty Nuts".
Jon Mayo shot the paint, a copper tangerine color coat and followed up with several clear top coats for protection .
Really nice setup on a boxed powder coated chassis, complete with a 406cid Chevy engine, 350 Turbo-Hydro transmission and a Ford 9 inch rear end. The project also includes a tall one-piece windshield, complete upholstery, chrome headers and much more.