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by Rich Bingham
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1107
Views: 42209

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Thanks for posting that photo of the turdbine processor, Perry. A wonderful example of the sort of complex machinery KD developed. Many wondered how he was able to produce such engineering marvels working alone. Truth is, he did have the benefit of the assistance of many bright minds in an indirect ...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Do you have a photo in the gallery?
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Do you have a photo in the gallery?

I had to check. Yup. Posted a picture. I should look through the "family album" more often.
by Rich Bingham
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sitting in our 14
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: Sitting in our 14

Even better ! Let us know how you make out.
by Rich Bingham
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 22
Views: 633

Re: How cold do you drive?

How cold do you drive ? If your core temperature drops below 95F, you're hypothermic. Don't do that. :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1107
Views: 42209

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Wayne, please do grab the Victrola. I'm certain this topic qualifies for a new record, as I'm sure no other topic has ever appeared on these boards that has continually been at the top of the "current" posts for over two years running. Rich, kudos to your uncle for his perspicacity. The correlation ...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sitting in our 14
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: Sitting in our 14

. . . i can't seem to crank it.It seems as if it binds up and is very hard to crank. I can relate. If my '13 Lizzie is laid by for any length of time (usually when the barn door is snowed in) I've noted that she feels very "dry" on cranking, and harder to turn than normal. This is not the elastic t...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1107
Views: 42209

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Excited by the prospect of discovering works of art from KD's hand, Sebastian was greatly disappointed to learn that none of his paintings exist. While a mechanical genius, KD could be amusingly literal when out of his metre. When he essayed to begin painting pictures, he understood "oil colors" to ...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1107
Views: 42209

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

For many years, children in the tri-burg region were convinced that KD actually WAS Santa Claus. With his mysterious comings and goings, and legendary generosity, it certainly was plausible. Although KD's wide circle of friends and their high regard for him could have made KD a very successful figur...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1107
Views: 42209

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Perry, easily confused as Porkey and Percy were just one set in the ten pairs of twins in the Pinkwort family. Yes, Mabel was just one of the sisters, but Aspidistra Pinkwort counted as seven of them. She was known in the family as Ma Pinkwort's "miracle baby".
by Rich Bingham
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Weight of bare chassis
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: Weight of bare chassis

Weight of a bear chassis - variable. Black bears weigh anywhere between 90 to 600 lbs. Grizzlies can weigh over 1,000. Bare bear chassis ? Bare bones, figure 12 - 14 % of live weight.
by Rich Bingham
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 76
Views: 4098

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

It's always a treat to see your work Rich !
by Rich Bingham
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Jackson
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Jackson

"Fatman" steering wheel and Firestone demountables ?
by Rich Bingham
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stains in Brass
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: Stains in Brass

"Dezincification". ❤️
Look it up in your Funk & Wagnall's
by Rich Bingham
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Something kinda neat!
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: Something kinda neat!

That IS neat !! Thanks for sharing.
by Rich Bingham
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1107
Views: 42209

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Speaking of turning stones, the Pinkwarts were an odd family. They never bought groceries nor patronized local beaneries, but the whole family was, well, rather rotund. Shortly before their residence was condemned for rodent infestation, it became very uncomfortably drafty and cold in winter. Pa Pin...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.
Replies: 19
Views: 819

Re: Rear axle work table, fixtures and tooling.

Joseph, thank you for posting. It's a pleasure to see everything orderly, with proper tools, and so well thought out. Such a contrast ! Inspires me to try to follow your example, rather than my usual "down on hands and knees, in the mud, and the blood and the grease !" Thank you for posting. Here's ...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1107
Views: 42209

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

As the subject of stunt doubles has already been broached, further research indicates that during Perturbation (1919-1933) a notorious boot-legger named Irwin Caltrop used his uncanny resemblance to Cuthbert (Mad Dog) Maddox to elude local law officers and federal agents bent on enforcing the Volste...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Question on the radiator mounting kit plate nut
Replies: 13
Views: 368

Re: Question on the radiator mounting kit plate nut

I'd vote to make both available. I had to cut the long ones down to clear the fender iron bolts on my '13, the plate wouldn't clear the original "tall head" fender iron bolts, which set the radiator stud at an angle. Yup, a short plate will spin and can be difficult to disassemble, but then, if the ...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Totally Unbelievable
Replies: 9
Views: 1230

Re: Totally Unbelievable

:lol: Henry, sounds like the title of this thread should be the title of that book !! :lol: Those who pretend to write history have an ethical obligation to be accurate. It's hard enough to research factual accounts without some jackass cluttering up a subject with wrong information. Shame on them. ...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1107
Views: 42209

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Rich, that's fascinating. I had no idea. I was visiting with Sebastian just the other day about the movie stuntmen of the '40s and 50's. Interestingly, he told me Buckwalter was the father of at least one set of Doublemint Twins. No doubt it ran in the family ? (twice!) As for Hollywood stuntedmen, ...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1107
Views: 42209

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Good timing Burger. Heinrich is notoriously allergic to latex. We'll await your further expletives. The Moss Control Center thanks you for your input. Expect a plaque at the next St. Swithin's Day awards banquet.
by Rich Bingham
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lowest priced new Model T
Replies: 13
Views: 719

Re: Lowest priced new Model T

Henry and Dennis are on to the "meat" of the price issue. Many were working for a dollar a day back then, making a new runabout cost nine months' wages ! I wonder what the equivalent purchasing power of $260 00 is in today's emaciated dollars ?? Another thing to consider - excepting those within wal...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1107
Views: 42209

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

In spite of the reverse vote, the castigator syndicate was successful insofar as in our part of the West, "Ws" are often denunciated as vowels, giving Jameson the last laugh. Actually, Jameson's last laugh occurred when he offered to buy a round of the whiskey branded with his surname in an Irish pu...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need Some Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Need Some Advice

Once again I'm mystified by a repro part that is not made to original spec. Why ?!? How much more would it cost to do it right ? Spring frames will bend even when they're steel. Aluminum sounds like sure failure sooner than later.
by Rich Bingham
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”
Replies: 21
Views: 823

Re: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”

RustyFords wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:03 am
. . . this one has found a place in my heart like no other.
:D likely most of us agree heartily !! ❤️
by Rich Bingham
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: VIX Scientific Gas Saver
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: VIX Scientific Gas Saver

Even though their open screens you're still adding an impediment to fuel/air flow. Can't see what good it'll do really. I'll bet it's even odds Charlie. Flow is impeded, but the fuel is vaporized better. At moderate speeds the theory was that better fuel economy would result. Better performance ? N...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to stop gas seeping from the sediment bowl?
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: How to stop gas seeping from the sediment bowl?

I've fought this battle too ! It took a while to find all of the pieces of the puzzle. I'm guessing my problem was same as yours, Steve: seepage kept the "spud" damp (and smelly) with gasoline, never quite leaking enough even to cause a drip. I removed the "spud" and gave the valve a good working ov...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1913 body striping
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: 1913 body striping

Darren J Wallace wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:47 pm
. . . I’ve posted it a million times😊
And it's a pleasure to see it every time you do ! Thanks Darren !
by Rich Bingham
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1913 body striping
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: 1913 body striping

I'm sure you're right Larry. The only striping I've seen on 1913 "style" cars has been in old photos; no telling the build date, or the color, either. For that matter, pix showing striping are might scarce !! Using period photos as an indication, striping on wheel spokes appears to have been common ...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: VIX Scientific Gas Saver
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: VIX Scientific Gas Saver

True enough Mark, but kerosene was much cheaper than gasoline nonetheless. (and no road tax !). It was common well into the 1950s for gasoline tractors to be fitted with two tanks, winterfronts and adaptations to enable them to run on "low-cost fuel" kerosene, fuel oils, etc. saving "expensive" gaso...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1913 body striping
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: 1913 body striping

It's well worth the discussion anyhow. My pet peeves re/ striping are stripes too heavy (wide), too much, and wrong color. On '13s, one often sees the belt line stripe coped around the windshield back-brace bolt head (mine was done that way). Period photos show it low enough to clear the bolt head. ...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is the Model T considered a compact/sub car?
Replies: 12
Views: 595

Re: Is the Model T considered a compact/sub car?

Just to be nit-picky, 171.2" (14'-3") is the overall length of the Yaris. Correct on Model T wheelbase, wheel base is the distance between axels. Wheel/tire diameter plus fender overhang gives you overall length. Probably should add the overhang of the touring top when it's down as well for a Model ...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1107
Views: 42209

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Interesting note on the comic strips, "Waxford & Mabel" and "Over at Our House". Both appeared in the Saddle String Herald and the Chugwater Times, but neither were syndicated. Cartoonist Bud Sagendorf seems to have plagiarized KD's appearances in Waxford & Mabel, as he introduced a "crazy inventor"...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1107
Views: 42209

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

There are many references in the record to KD's animal allergies, and none indicating that he ever owned pets, or any animals at all. If Kalamity Dick had owned a cat, it's most probable the creature would have drunk Happy Sally, and not champagne. It's not that KD didn't like animals. He was fond o...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '12 firewall wood??
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: '12 firewall wood??

Regarding reproduction dashes for the brass cars, many seem to be made from plywoods faced with cherry (?) cabinet veneers. Not a problem in the short-haul, but as furniture grade sheet stock is not required to do much more than look good, soft-wood interior plies, often with multiple voids, are not...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1914 Wiring Question
Replies: 21
Views: 778

Re: 1914 Wiring Question

Just a few thoughts on the battery as not OEM: The coil box and switch were provided in 1914 by K-W, their system was used on other makes and in other iterations which would make the battery option a necessary feature on other applications. When a driver inevitably experiences the need for correctin...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Not for sale just an OF to look at
Replies: 12
Views: 1161

Re: Not for sale just an OF to look at

Extreme restoration began even while Model Ts were being manufactured. Maybe you have run across this "period correct" story: A farmer was replacing a tin roof on an old shed and wondered what to do with the metal he'd taken off the shed. A neighbor suggested he should crate it up and send it to the...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: tire pressure
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: tire pressure

Would you recommend over 70psi for "oversize" 30x3-1/2 tires ?
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1107
Views: 42209

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

It sounds a bit silly to many folks that the MacWarfords named three of their sons "Bill", but it was very efficient. When Mrs. MacWarford wanted the kids to come to supper, take a bath or go to bed, there was no need of repeating her orders name by name. William was deaf, so the difference mattered...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Difference in Grease Cups?
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: Difference in Grease Cups?

While we're in the subject, are grease cups with a brass cap older than those with a steel cap ? My '13 has an assortment, no "cauliflower" caps (good name !) but that doesn't mean much. She was restored when I got her and I know nothing of the "provenance".
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1725

Re: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?

Great idea !! Thanks Rich !!
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Duster, Car coat
Replies: 17
Views: 998

Re: Duster, Car coat

Driza-bone is in the class of outer wear with cowboy slickers. Stateside you can probably find knock-offs less spendy than the Aussie original. Check your local saddle shop or western wear stores. Since "The Man From Snowy River" oilskins became real popular. I'm hopelessly out of fashion. I have a ...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning nickel safely.
Replies: 10
Views: 790

Re: Cleaning nickel safely.

It's my understanding that nickel is impermeable, and a proof against corrosion; unlike chrome, which is porous and can allow under layers to tarnish or corrode. Nickel is given to oxidize and become dull, requiring minimal polishing to remain bright. You could try most any good metal polish safely ...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Duster, Car coat
Replies: 17
Views: 998

Re: Duster, Car coat

There is a difference between a duster (floor length) and a shop coat (knee length). They were universally buff or light tan (dust colored) for obvious reasons, and were in general use thirty years or more before the advent of the infernal gas buggy. I think efforts at period dress really complement...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1725

Re: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?

Thanks to all who responded, especially to Hank for making the effort to go through his "stuff" and to Gus - (email sent)

I really think a feller could solve most any problem with the help of this Model T community ! :D
by Rich Bingham
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Aluminum foil= Snipe hunt?
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Aluminum foil= Snipe hunt?

All that said, aluminum foil actually is very useful when hunting snipes. :!:
by Rich Bingham
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sealing my 12 rivet rear end
Replies: 17
Views: 929

Re: Sealing my 12 rivet rear end

You made a beautiful job of it Rich !
by Rich Bingham
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just an Old Car Painting
Replies: 110
Views: 9889

Re: Just an Old Car Painting

There's something very appealing about that '09 under six inches of new snow that makes me want to experience getting her started, and plowing through drifted roads, something I've never done. A couple of years ago when we had heavy snows in the valley, my Lizzie was laid up, undergoing an operation...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inspection cover. Which side is out?
Replies: 15
Views: 1095

Re: Inspection cover. Which side is out?

:shock: I dunno Dave ! Now I'm worried about that dog. Did the yoghurt kill him ? :shock:

Good one ! :lol: (I really don't worry much - seems a waste of time. When things go wrong, it seems like it's pretty rare that they are the things you've been stewing over ! ;) )
by Rich Bingham
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 runabout: wrong door?
Replies: 27
Views: 1151

Re: 1915 runabout: wrong door?

Thanks for that, Allan ! I haven't had the pleasure of seeing any D&F bodies in person, only the photos you and our friends down under gave posted here. I get the impression they were designed and finished with more refinement than the "stock" Model T bodies from the factory. The "twist bar" concept...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1725

Re: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?

Thanks Hank !! :D
by Rich Bingham
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inspection cover. Which side is out?
Replies: 15
Views: 1095

Re: Inspection cover. Which side is out?

Mine is a flat plate. Should I worry ? :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 runabout: wrong door?
Replies: 27
Views: 1151

Re: 1915 runabout: wrong door?

Please pardon the following lengthy ramble: While wood-working has remained a popular pastime, the pinnacle of achievement in "wooden technology" passed over a century ago. Certain aspects have been nearly lost from disuse, and are generally overlooked by many of today's craftsmen. Chief among these...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1725

Re: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?

Yup. Steve's right about the variety. Trying limited options I'm amazed at the variation in metal caps for metal cans, all of which seem to have gone the route of the passenger pigeon. I'd love to go to Hershey, but then, I'd also like to go to Paris some day. Both are practicably inaccessible from ...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1107
Views: 42209

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Dang. Three times over the route, never found it. I'll be reviewing the nutmeg incident with Sebastian when he returns from Connecticut next week. Meanwhile, I believe I'll grate a little on this Thomas & Jeremiah. (Best when made with a jigger of Happy Sally !)
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Welding on a body
Replies: 16
Views: 864

Re: Welding on a body

Scott, EXACTLY like that !! :P Good on ya for truly "restoring" that body.
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Welding on a body
Replies: 16
Views: 864

Re: Welding on a body

I'm surprised no one has mentioned "hammer welding" as a technique for patching or fabricating sheet metal forms. A good hand with oxy-acetylene can weld accurately butted pieces without using hardly any filler rod, and the result requires only minimal finishing. Parts are tacked in place then "stit...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1725

Re: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?

:oops: I realized too late I headed this post a little too dramatically, especially when there are posts of real importance with bad news for our community here. I apologize. :oops: Thank you all for the helpful posts, Hank, I sent you a PM. Gene, thank you for a good solution, I'll be in touch if I...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Steve Jelf and the police
Replies: 15
Views: 1450

Re: Steve Jelf and the police

"Steve Jelf and the Police". Hmmm. Sounds like a rock band. :?
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1725

Tragedy struck. Help, please ?

My official Model T auxiliary gas can lost its filler cap on the way to the Co-op last trip. Obviously I failed to cinch it down tight before we left home. Roads are pretty rough, it rattled loose. The neck measures 2" OD, stands 1/2" proud, three coarse threads showing. Any ideas where I can find a...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Revisiting some fabrication
Replies: 95
Views: 8071

Re: Revisiting some fabrication

"Key stock" - perfect ! What's so funny about that ? :roll: I stopped counting when there were 50 new houses between here and town (just those I could see from the road). That was twenty years ago. Within the past two years, I'll bet there are 50 new homes within a radius of two miles of us. So far,...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 runabout: wrong door?
Replies: 27
Views: 1151

Re: 1915 runabout: wrong door?

Just for purposes of speculation, is the plane of the body "turn under" at the "B" pillar the same for tourings and runabouts ? Or does the runabout body have a tighter curve at that point ? I can see a turn-buckle arrangement bringing a sagging door back into shape if the frame is old, but with new...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: making thread protecter knockers
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: making thread protecter knockers

They're called "coupling nuts". A quick search shows that Lowes, Home Despot and Fastenall carry them.
by Rich Bingham
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Whoops .. foot got stuck
Replies: 20
Views: 1187

Re: Whoops .. foot got stuck

Ruxstel24 wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:05 pm
2 words....cowboy boots !! . . .
Not these ! (Don't forget to take your Spurs off) :roll:
by Rich Bingham
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Elbow bolts
Replies: 12
Views: 643

Re: Elbow bolts

Much steeper ! :lol: great photo !! Thanks for posting it !
by Rich Bingham
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Elbow bolts
Replies: 12
Views: 643

Re: Elbow bolts

TRDxB2 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:05 pm
You can also park (or jack up the rear) to cause the water inlet to be higher than the water level in the radiator.
Please show us a picture of a Model T in that position.
by Rich Bingham
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Post your favorite sign
Replies: 48
Views: 2559

Re: Post your favorite sign

R.V., you reminded me of this one we saw on a trip to South Pass City Wy. a few years ago. The pictures were of local office holders up through the governor, national congressmen and the presidensity. If you can't read the photo easily, it says: "Do these asses make my truck look big ?"
:lol:
by Rich Bingham
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil sight gauge issue
Replies: 27
Views: 1249

Re: Oil sight gauge issue

:lol: Scott, I got tired of biting my tongue. Sometimes it just hurts too much ! ;)
by Rich Bingham
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil sight gauge issue
Replies: 27
Views: 1249

Re: Oil sight gauge issue

:shock: amazing what one learns here. An oil sight glass will break on a gravel road, but a glass sediment bowl never will. :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Post your favorite sign
Replies: 48
Views: 2559

Re: Post your favorite sign

I love this thread !!

Bill R., I also have heard "Where the Sam Hill . . ." all my life too. Sam must have come out west early on.

Here's a sign I like :
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Graphics on a Model T
Replies: 19
Views: 1028

Re: Graphics on a Model T

FWIW, like most things there's a range of quality tied to cost in vinyl films. "High performance" films actually have performed better than paint. I base this on nearly 30 years of making "stickers" after a previous 30 doing hand lettering with paint and brush. The problem will be to find a geezer w...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T
Replies: 20
Views: 972

Re: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T

Allan, I didn't mean the Cheby would be trouble-free. Just the "conversion" ! :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T
Replies: 20
Views: 972

Re: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T

The simplest, cheapest and most trouble free conversion would be to swap your Model T for a '27 Cheby. :roll:
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1107
Views: 42209

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Cliff Toshover's experiences collecting bottles would make an interesting book. Up the valley from here, Malachi Ofberg recalls the day he saved Cliff from a bevy of angry hornets. The pair had been dredging for bottles on the Flu River bottoms where the old St. Swithin, Idaho dump had been located....
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 76
Views: 4098

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Eye candy ! Those V-8s had beautiful, elegant lines. New, sleek, fast ! They were a quontum leap in only six years, making the Model T hopelessly obsolete and "funny looking". Maybe I'm not paying attention, but I don't think any 2020 models about to come out will be noticeably different from "old" ...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1107
Views: 42209

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

I went to the foyer at 11:00, but no one was there. The five and dime in Medicine Bow burned to the ground in 1928. Smedly Spelsch was accused of arson, but nothing was proved. The Saddle String Enquirer used ink made from coal dust and tobacco juice, byproduct of the paper's sideline businesses. Fo...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T tan
Replies: 11
Views: 763

Re: Model T tan

Like Dick, I keep the top up, but other activities (like farming :lol:) gets me a pretty deep "farmer tan" anyhow. Your wife's advice is good, take it ! You could improve the shade over your scnhozz with a broader-brimmed hat. As for preventing cancer, choose the right forebears, and don't worry. Wo...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1107
Views: 42209

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

So very true, Burger. The Saddle String Enquirer was probably the worst offender when it came to promulgating "fake news" back in the day. Take this headline for example :

"Quint Essential, bee-keeper from San Jose, gets stung on bogus Silver Plume mining shares"
by Rich Bingham
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: New Rig
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: New Rig

BobShirleyAtlantaTx wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:33 am
. . . go to the bathroom before you take off.
Words to live by !! :lol: thanks for that Bob. I'll never look at a warning light again without thinking of that story !! :D
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T picnic supper
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: Model T picnic supper

What a great evening !! :D
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My T broke my wrist DAMN
Replies: 36
Views: 1710

Re: My T broke my wrist DAMN

Is it effective ?
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 76
Views: 4098

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

"Perk" Perkins was a kind mentor who put up with me and was patiently helpful when I was twelve and obsessed with photography. I love this painting for the nostalgia of the "Alcohol Falls" where I grew up. Wonderful story about the Olds Limited. Do we know anything about its whereabouts nowadays ?
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl
Replies: 29
Views: 1172

Re: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl

Really? Really !! :shock: Be afraid, Hank ! Really afraid. :lol: Seriously, sure, it's a long shot, but if you roll down an improved gravel road at a good clip, you'll be surprised how many rocks will hit your floor-boards. Much less of a possibility cruising pavement and running over homeless guys.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My T broke my wrist DAMN
Replies: 36
Views: 1710

Re: My T broke my wrist DAMN

I cannot claim an uninterrupted 57 years of "un-reconstructed" right hand cranking. After my first model T there were many years of hand-cranking a Case Model "D" tractor in between it and the Lizzie I have now. I've had a gentle "nudge" a time or two reminding me I was careless enough to leave the ...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 242
Views: 15415

Re: Foto of the Day

Rabbit brush !! My favorite thing. A beautiful pairing Rich !
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Journey's and Joyrides.
Replies: 47
Views: 3680

Re: Journey's and Joyrides.

Last Sunday I had a standing appointment with a fellow "car guy", a neighbor who lives five miles away. Of course he was more interested in seeing Lizzie than me. The wind was blowing at 30mph with stronger gusts. I (stupidly) left the top up, which had me fearful that the wind might take it. We sur...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl
Replies: 29
Views: 1172

Re: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl

I agree with Scott. Don't take any gravel roads. My "purist" point of view is that a glass sediment bowl shouldn't be installed any place where "stuff" on the road surface can be flung into it. There are good reasons why the original item was a solid metal casting. As for re-working the original, I ...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery
Replies: 23
Views: 1990

Re: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery

Wassamatta youze guys ? Let's find a "formula" that puts a 90-year-old mellow patina on brass and leave that polished stuff to 70's disco decor ! No problem! Lizzie lives outside during her using season April through November. Patinating formula: Periodic sprays of irrigation water, the fine drople...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Day timer question
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: New Day timer question

A bronze starter brush might be a good choice to make one for the New Day. I believe they are of an alloy that contains graphite. I think New Day used something similar originally.
by Rich Bingham
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1107
Views: 42209

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Euclid Barnstormer led something of a double life. Guilt-ridden for leaving his aging widower father alone on the family farm as he pursued a glamorous white-collar career managing KD's many interests, he made amends by disguising himself and volunteering at Grange Halls all over the country as he t...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What oil do you use for your Model T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1008

Re: What oil do you use for your Model T?

Needing a red-faced "smilie"
I was responding to the post that said Tula, Mexico. Oops ! (Stats on Tula, Hdlg., Mex. still stand). Yup, I recall reading Constantine's adventures in past years. I resolve to read more carefully and post less frequently from now on ! ;)
by Rich Bingham
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What oil do you use for your Model T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1008

Re: What oil do you use for your Model T?

Nope ?!? Steve, are you lost ? Tula, in the state of Hidalgo, en Los Estados Unidos Mexicanos is a city of 100,000 approximately sixty miles north of Mexico City. Alt. 6000 ft. Average temp 62 F.
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Dates on Low Heads
Replies: 14
Views: 689

Re: Dates on Low Heads

Original Smith wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:48 am
. . . earlier low heads have a much more detailed, crisp Ford script than the later low heads.
That may mean pattern wear unless there are other detail differences between a "crisp" casting and later ones. Can anyone provide some pix for comparison ? Much obliged.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Metal Lathe turning wood?
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Metal Lathe turning wood?

BHarper wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:46 pm
. . . Cleaning that sawdust out of lubricated areas is a PIA. I often use aluminum foil to catch debris as it is created. It forms well to almost any shape . . .


That's a great tip ! Nice job on the crank handle.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 149
Views: 8823

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

While we're still on the subject of skunks, I beg your kind indulgence to elaborate on my post about the skunk-spray rainbow. No, Dallas, no special "grasses" were involved. My life has been full enough of variety and amazing experiences without need for any drug-induced enhancement. Back-story: a f...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Metal Lathe turning wood?
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Metal Lathe turning wood?

Same tool rest adapted easily on my crumby old flat-bed Atlas. More of a problem with a Vee-ways lathe. You must take pains to keep the sawdust out of gearing and to see that oil doesn't soil your project. Overall, it's not the best idea JMHO
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Why we should outlaw autonomous vehicles
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: Why we should outlaw autonomous vehicles

It's why I keep horses. ;)
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Timing roller 180 out
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Timing roller 180 out

You may have a camshaft with the hole which receives the roller index pin bored clean through. If so, simply remove the pin, and position the roller correctly.
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 149
Views: 8823

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Has anyone here besides myself been blessed by the singular opportunity of seeing a "skunk spray" rainbow ?!? I could not believe the colors and their incredible intensity ! :o (that's not all that was intense)
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fun / Interesting Bumper Stickers, Road Signs, Etc.
Replies: 23
Views: 1066

Re: Fun / Interesting Bumper Stickers, Road Signs, Etc.

:shock: she must have heard that somewhere :shock: