November 16th – day 148

Friday 16 November

 

Today we go to the new tires, Kevin Casey has them, he lives nearby Harrismith. About 190km driving.

During a tankstop we are stopped by Theresa, she works for the local newspaper and wants to write about our trip.

local newspaper

local newspaper

 

During a brake we see a lot of schoolchildren, they probably have a brake too.

kids

kids

 

At the Ford garage in Harrismith we take a cup of coffee and call Kevin.

Ford garage

Ford garage

 

After the coffee Kevin shows up, with 3 very big dogs in his ‘bakkie’.

First the model T gets a serious check.

watching at the model T

watching at the model T

After this we follow Kevin to his house.

 

on the way 1

on the way 1

 

He lives 30km away from here, it’s more than 25km offroad.

 

on the way 2

on the way 2

 

Bad road but very nice views!!

Around 5 o clock we arrive at his farm

 

entrance

entrance

farm

farm

 

After a cup of tea Sandy shows us where we can sleep tonight, what a hospitality!

Sandy+Inge

Sandy+Inge

 

Kevin shows us his cars. Really amazing, in the middle of nowhere this kind of collection.

He has a lot of wonderful cars.

collection1

collection1

collection2

collection2

collection3

collection3

 

Kevin takes 2 tires of the model T 1914, and one tire of a 1915 model of a friend of him, who is no in Switzerland.

 

remove tyre

remove tyre

 

We can put the T on the car lever, that is easy to work.

Kevin has a nice trick to replace the tyres when the wheels do not have to be removed from the car. This saves some time!

 

changing tyre1

changing tyre1

changing tyres2

changing tyres2

When we arrive in Cape Town, we put our old tires back on. And give this tyres to a friend of Kevin, during Christmas they will meet again.

changing tyre3

changing tyre3

That looks healthy!

old and new

old and new

 

We make a bigger hole in the tankdop, so it can loose the air better.

 

bigger hole

bigger hole

 

Sandy cooks a lovely diner, after dinner we view the map for the best route to take.

 

route planning

route planning

 

Today we drove 186km

Tomorrow we go in the direction of the coast.

 

DJ en Inge

 

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