Saturday, May 16, 2015

Back to The Fifties

Sagle, Idaho                        High 70 Low 48

Yesterday I got a start on the brake conversion on the trailer. Right away I got in a little trouble. The way the line kit was designed, I was supposed to run brake lines across both axles and I wanted to have everything hooked to the trailer with flex lines down to each caliper. Of course I won out and figured out how to do the brake lines my way. Only I needed two more brackets and two longer hoses. The brackets were easy to build with some angle brackets from Home Depot. The hoses seem to be more elusive.

One of the brakes had a wheel seal leaking and the whole assembly was covered with grease, so it’s a good thing I decided on the conversion. I haven’t even started the left side yet, but got the right side completed. I will do the left side either Monday or Tuesday.

Last night we went to Sandpoint to watch the old car parade in Sandpoint’s Back to the Fifties Festival. This year it was scheduled to co-ordinate with Canada’s first long weekend. As a result we heard that about 40% of the cars were from Canada. There were several hundred old and not so old cars in the parade. A lot of the spectators dressed in clothing from the Fifties. Cindy asked and got permission to take a picture of 2 kids dressed in period outfits.

Her horn went Beep, beep, beep.
How do I get this car out of second gear?
Show off!

Old Studebaker.


There were other poodle skirts, but we didn't get pictures.

Everyone liked their costumes.
This morning we went to the first flea market in Sagle. There weren't many vendors and we didn't find anything we were interested in.
Afterwards we drove into Sandpoint to see the old cars that were parked around downtown. It was probably nicer to be able walk around the cars and look closer at them than when they were in the parade. like last night, there were lots of people.

The weather has been nice, but it now looks like rain and rain is in the forecast.

Thanks for visiting. 

1 comment:

  1. Since you are in Sagle you might want to drive down Dufort road to a place called Mirror Lake...its not more than 5 miles -- When I lived in Idaho we used to do a lot of fishing there. It is a small private lake but open to the public. We used to take our camper and spend many summers there. There were also two movies filmed on this lake Dante's Peak and a movie by the name of Mel starring Ernest Borgnine.. It is a great little lake for catching trout and blueback. Makes me homesick just thinking about all the good times we had there.