Well, the battery died on the Enfield so I've been driving the truck. My 1961 F100 is a 1/2 ton of fun, both to tinker on and to drive. The beauty of these older vehicles is that there are only about 8 things under the hood and you can reach them all with room to spare.
Now, I'm no mechanical genius, but I do own a Royal Enfield so at least I can say I've graduated from mechanic elementary school and moved onto jr. high. On the Ford, I replaced the starter solenoid, fuel filter, added red seat belts and replaced the shifter boot (the old one was torn so I could see straight through the floor to the asphalt). Oh, and I painted two of the rims using the index card and rattle can method.
It turns out the truck has 3 different rims and only one big tire. The other three are smaller, car tires. Nice. This might explain its endearing, jalopy-like, stance.
As our readers know, Her Majesty's Thunder looked for many months for a chunky utility vehicle to carry our bike and gear to British motorcycle enthusiasts whenever we can. I rescued this magnificent specimen from captivity in the Bull City, Durham, NC. It's a 1961 Ford F100 shortbed, a time machine in nearly original condition. This little bucket runs and sounds great. And that rumbling, dual exhaust helps. I'm going to go sit in it and smell 49 years of awesome. See you at the shows!
"Hooligans MC" are printed on our premium, soft, vintage-fit shirts. Olive drab for guys and pavement gray for girls. You can only get them by coming to the Bull City Rumble in Durham, NC, tomorrow, Sept. 4th at the HMT booth at the bike show 1-5PM located in The Tavern parking lot, in Durham. Here are some pics from last year. See you there! For the Guys: