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by yukonjack
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The Mortgage Lifter; was: "The Ford Cheaper than a Horse"
Replies: 7
Views: 219

The Mortgage Lifter; was: "The Ford Cheaper than a Horse"

The Ford advertisement shown on the original thread was interesting...interesting also were several ads, reprinted in the Draft Horse Journal when I was a subscriber in the '80s and '90s, from livestock magazines of the same time period. The draft horse registries were promoting horses as the farmer...
by yukonjack
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: sstrang little 4 cyl. engine
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: sstrang little 4 cyl. engine

The water cooled exhaust manifold indicates that it' s boat motor. Possibly a sailboat motor? Universal Motor made a good many marine engines and engine powered light plants in the hundred years between the 1890s and 1990s; maybe one of theirs? I know they were still building a 30 hp flathead 4 the...
by yukonjack
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Off topic: driving from Alaska to lower 48 in a few weeks
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: Off topic: driving from Alaska to lower 48 in a few weeks

Looking for recommendations on how to safely travel thru Canada with winter approaching. Stay along the coast or travel inland heading towards Edmonton? I have researched some and asked a few people for advice. Thought maybe some of the members on here might have some experience with this. You can ...
by yukonjack
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: flat towing a T
Replies: 40
Views: 2092

Re: flat towing a T

rickg wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:30 pm
How did they tow the cars back in the day ?, there are still some wreckers around.

Rick
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/70 ... 1493742969
I have to laugh every time I see this photo!
by yukonjack
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Found Key!
Replies: 23
Views: 1296

Re: Found Key!

Just for the record, a friend gave me a repop key and the straight groove is not centered and it no worky. Won’t even go in. :( It’s a diamond shaped key like pictured above. I may try a dremel and widen the groove. Ruxstel, sorry to hear that. Perhaps someone on the forum has one who would offer o...
by yukonjack
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is a water pump necessary?
Replies: 39
Views: 1577

Re: Is a water pump necessary?

Steve Jelf wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:35 am
A better look:


alamo.jpg
water pump flag.png
by yukonjack
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: More TT brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 560

Re: More TT brakes

I find the 'as found' pictures interesting; I appreciate seeing how these machines were adapted to do the job at hand with no budget...I imagine that tee handle brake actuator was actually adjusted so it could be operated by the driver's right foot using the heel of the boot...and the ingenuity: usi...
by yukonjack
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Possible next project, any railroad guys out there ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1413

Re: Possible next project, any railroad guys out there ???

There was an authentic one located in the western US advertised here for sale a year or so ago; I don't recall if the photos were uploaded here or craigslist. Photos would be gone from both sites by now, but maybe someone downloaded them and can repost some? I remember an interesting feature that a ...
by yukonjack
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not Even Automobile Related...
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Not Even Automobile Related...

The Yukon News this week had a history article about the Dawson City gold rush era saloon owners trying to get around the local blue laws by chartering two steamships, and taking the whole party down river. This article included the attached photo which I thought might be appreciated here: Steamer-T...
by yukonjack
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada
Replies: 25
Views: 1755

Re: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada

Hi Jack, Thank you for your information. It will be very helpful. What do you do with Canadian money,if you don't use it? I don't think that I will be crossing the border with 10K, HA-HA. Do you mean that I will have to pay duty on the case of beer that will be in my truck? Registration and insuran...
by yukonjack
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 11910

Re: What have you done with your Model T in April?

Dallas Landers wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:15 pm
Thank you Ed. 1st time I have seen it out of the shop all in one piece also.
Another nice workhorse brought out of retirement...beautiful job, Dallas!
by yukonjack
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your Model T in April?
Replies: 121
Views: 11910

Re: What have you done with your Model T in April?

Took the ole boy to the 2019 Florida Tow Show in Orlando. Was parked next to a 2018 Peterbilt/ Jerr-Dan 85 ton Rotator. (2 drive axles, 1 bogie, and 2 steer axles). We’ve come a long way in 100 years ! Very nice, Paul...I have a soft spot for old stuff that was built to work for a living! What bran...
by yukonjack
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada
Replies: 25
Views: 1755

Re: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada

Gentlemen, My wife Mary and I plan to attend the MTFCI tour in July up in Prince Edward Island. We have updated our passports. I will check with our insurance Company's for my truck and Model T to see what there policy is. I am a little confused on the money difference up there. I have heard that o...
by yukonjack
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada
Replies: 25
Views: 1755

Re: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada

Passport to get you back in to US ? Yes, that's what they want you to believe...although I had a conversation with US CBP about that before I submitted my passport for renewal last year. He told me that, in reality, they cannot deny a US citizen re-entry into the country; but without "proper" ID th...
by yukonjack
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Which N-series Tractor
Replies: 15
Views: 1119

Re: Which N-series Tractor

If I were going to buy an N series tractor to work a small acreage, I would go with the NAA...its quite different from the earlier N series tractors, but based on what my neighbor used to say about playing with his 9N vs. me using an NAA as the main tractor on my own small farm, the NAA's difference...
by yukonjack
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Dear Abby
Replies: 56
Views: 3260

Re: Dear Abby

"Dear Joanie, Dear Joanie, you have no complaint,
you are what you are, and you ain't what you ain't,
Signed, Dear Abby"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2ccC4aULow
by yukonjack
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is Florida ethanol different?
Replies: 34
Views: 2429

Re: Is Florida ethanol different?

I suspect that the ethanol from up north are Corn Squeezin's . Where by Florida is probably using 'gator/Python squeezin's :lol: I don't know about "up north", but the folks in Kentucky and Tennessee certainly know what to do with corn squeezin's, and its not to put them in gasoline! Back in the ea...
by yukonjack
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is Florida ethanol different?
Replies: 34
Views: 2429

Re: Is Florida ethanol different?

I knew that the US EPA had seasonal gasoline blends to control volatility, but this article says the US is also carved up into zones based on state and local clean air standards. The article is short on specifics but does have a map produced by Exxon/Mobil showing that, indeed, Florida and New Jerse...
by yukonjack
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?
Replies: 62
Views: 4221

Re: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?

Jack, your profile says you're in New Brunswick. My grandfather was born in North Darby NB in October 1880. His family moved to Charlottetown PEI soon after and that's where he grew up. He did attend Mount Allison, though. He was at Queens in Kingston when he met and married a Kingston girl whose r...
by yukonjack
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?
Replies: 62
Views: 4221

Re: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?

This thread reminds me of how long the generations are in my family...here's what my grandfather, born in 1884, grew up driving. My great grandfather (1836 - 1906) is driving in this photo, taken sometime after 1890 when my great grandfather built the house in the background as a wedding gift for hi...
by yukonjack
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: free starts
Replies: 20
Views: 1653

Re: free starts

I get free starts regularly with mine, always when the engine is cold, not warm...3 priming pulls and we're off! My dad always told me to approach a free start backwards: timing fully advanced, ignition on, and slowly retard the spark until it fires. Dad was born in '26, but my grandfather could nev...
by yukonjack
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Too cold to drive?
Replies: 29
Views: 2306

Re: Too cold to drive?

This south Texas kid saw temps while in the Air Force at Grand Forks, ND in the -50's (with wind chill...actual temps in the -20's). That made me swear off the state and those kind of temps forever. And I never complained about the Texas heat after that again. A lot of construction jobs in the Yuko...
by yukonjack
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Henry Ford's Contributions to Aviation History
Replies: 0
Views: 335

Henry Ford's Contributions to Aviation History

This video came up on my YouTube recommended list this morning...I'd never seen this before; its about 40 mins long but quite interesting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLgTlTCxitg
by yukonjack
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Buzz Saw Govenor Design
Replies: 10
Views: 1264

Re: Buzz Saw Govenor Design

I've seen photos and plans posted on here before on building homemade governors from old generators; check here for starters:
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/17 ... 1300190691
by yukonjack
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Here it comes...
Replies: 22
Views: 1796

Re: OT Here it comes...

It was sunny here (just across the border from Houlton, Maine) today, but never got above -2F and with a 25 mph "breeze"...the snow is supposed to start here before sunrise tomorrow leaving 16 - 24" before the storm moves out Monday afternoon. The forecast says traveling will be "difficult to imposs...
by yukonjack
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: There is no Hiding!
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: There is no Hiding!

Try this:
Click on your user name on the upper right of the screen, and go down this rabbit hole: User Control Panel/Board Preferences/Edit Global Settings; on the Global Settings page there should be a category called Hide My Online Status, click yes and follow the instruction