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by Burger in Spokane
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

Yes, the two overlooked the other's proclivities and built a long friendship on Parcheesi. The two of them formed the Horrible Little Man Club, as a fun poke at newspaper headlines that surrounded Al. It was at the hideout where they conjured up this club, and the partnership with the Uvula League, ...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

While the reduction of drive wheels may have resulted in the success of the rainmaker, an unforeseen side effect was the 3 unused wheels attracted the attention of unsavory characters like Al Cologne out of the Big Windy. Soon drugs were being openly sold on street corners in all the towns of popula...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 751
Views: 94964

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Made with REAL asbestos !
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

Heinrich states that KD did the mechanical engineering for Florabelle's steam
powered wallpaper. With two drive pistons and six drive wheels, tractive effort
was quadrupled. Samples used in the K Adit of the Alphabet Mine are on display
in the Special Collections wing.
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

The KD celfone is a story of amazing engineering and the treachery that can be business. Beyond performing flawlessly as a telephone, the device also acted as a reversible heating/cooling radiator, AND place to tuck one's pencils. Spada- -fora Industries, Inc. lobbied the Calhoun County Council to b...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

R.J.K. Bowling's half-wit brother Raoul "Jimmy" Kimperschmidtenheimer penned a half- -price knock-off book series, the Volume 1 being titled "Hairy Popper and the Festering Boil". The series was hugely popular with both the Pythagorians and the Escaladians, as both groups were notoriously price cons...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

Can you zoom in on the Escaladians ? A most fascinating story.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

While Escalado is a secret art, and the community tight, most know that it found its modern roots in the mushroom moss beds of the upper Chugwater. In an article in Pahrump by Daylight, Oct. 1927 issue, Aneuse Ledbetter said that the Masters of Escalado carried forth the traditions of secrecy and do...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traded in my T
Replies: 25
Views: 1157

Re: Traded in my T

"Improvements" ??? There is nothing IMPROVED on a Model A over a T ! :roll:
This is like calling a demotion "moving up" ! :lol:
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

Learning the ways of the Escalado was a rare privilege for the few that had
the natural talent and made "the cut" with the few Masters that remained.

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by Burger in Spokane
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I Fear We're All Out of Date
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: I Fear We're All Out of Date

As a kid in the 60's, I was struck by the stereotypical grumpy old farts that lived around the neighborhood. They'd yell at the kids for getting on their lawn, riding bikes on the sidewalk in front of their house, etc. To this kid, they were an amazing display of miserable, and (some) of the kids we...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 33
Views: 1388

Re: Tree hugger

The way US activists scream about how horrible we are, after (me) having seen so much worse while traveling the world, reminds me of the Clint Eastwood quote about gun laws: "Giving up your guns because bad people create gun violence is like having yourself castrated because your neighbors have too ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Scammers Everywhere
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Scammers Everywhere

I get 3-4 calls a day, the screen saying from various tiny towns around the region, asking me to verify my business with Google. The sneaky use of those town names just tells me Google is up to no good. With the economy being what it is around here, I get nearly as many calls and texts, asking if I ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

Reading various local periodicals from the Tri-Burg area, it is not unusual to find mention that the Fungerspoon clan had run out of laudenum. And they weren't the only ones. Just the one's of greatest notariety. Fungerspoon's ran the old country store, where Pedee Creek crossed the road to Silver P...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How big of a job to change a TT high speed gear?
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: How big of a job to change a TT high speed gear?

A trip to Harbor Freight produced some roll-around floor skates. I added some custom "saddles" to hold the rear end off the floor enough to move it around. This saved a lot of grunt work. I have ceiling and engine cranes. Can't remember which I used, but getting it onto a work bench was the second g...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 33
Views: 1388

Re: Tree hugger

For those that have never left the States, you really gotta see how people outside the US deal with the environment. Burning giant piles of tires, mountains of trash, smog like a thick fog, chopping down every tree in sight .... While the idea is good in principle, the problem is 10,000x outside our...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 23
Views: 714

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Tempering the entire fan assembly in a vanadium vapor chamber will
remove all concern for breakage, and subsequent damage to the radiator.
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traded in my T
Replies: 25
Views: 1157

Re: Traded in my T

I am zealously biased. I would never have a Model A, let alone get rid of my
T to get one. I think you got ripped off ! :lol:
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your best memory with your T?
Replies: 16
Views: 598

Re: What is your best memory with your T?

My biggest thrill around old things is seeing them still doing what they were meant to do, in a genuine, not staged or contrived way. I use my TT that way, and my best memories are those where others have that same reaction to seeing it just doing what it was made to do, whether that is just going d...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

"Larquvonnet" is Piscynthean for "cubing", or "cubist" in noun form. Both cubing and the cubists proved to be very popular around the Upper Terrace and along the Lunch Trolley line. The restriction of breathing, combined with the readily available Happy Sally, was also very popular, as documented in...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What name have you given your T
Replies: 42
Views: 1104

Re: What name have you given your T

"The Old Dog", "The Beast" .... depending on the mood.

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by Burger in Spokane
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Many Ts used in the decades since production ended
Replies: 14
Views: 622

Re: How Many Ts used in the decades since production ended

Let's just say one *could* actually derive an answer here. To what ends ? Seems like
an impossible conundrum to verify, and even if one had an answer, so what ? :roll:
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 23
Views: 714

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

I found one of those fans on one of my rust hunting forays. Were these
used on other cars of the day ?
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

Heinrich happened by in his surrey today, while on his Sunday tourabout. He related his amusement and interest in the close call had by KD and the guano cart. He said this led to some reading, where he found several items related to the KD/Meunsterhausen working partnership. AAA.jpg KDcube.jpg
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Those roads we used to travel
Replies: 18
Views: 803

Re: Those roads we used to travel

The design of the first Crooked River bridge has proven enduring, as there are now three of them in a row there. The original, completed as part of the Oregon Trunk Line in 1911, was designed by Ralph Modjeski. B1.jpg The US97 copy was completed in 1926, with design credit going to Conde McCullough....
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Those roads we used to travel
Replies: 18
Views: 803

Re: Those roads we used to travel

Photos 1, 3, and 4 are semi-local to me. Crooked River bridge on US97, and two shots along US30 in the Columbia gorge. Why do people always take a comparitive position on photos like this ? Sure, medicine andother technologies have made great gains. At the price of culture, community, and more. It i...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Good buy on used cars, 1918
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Re: Good buy on used cars, 1918

I called, but kept getting a message about "invalid" number.

I would like to draw attention to the "solid comfort" the sedan and
coupelet offer. Much the same as the solid comfort afforded to me
in my closed cab TT. Gotta remind myself of that, next time I go on
a drive.
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

Erlich von Meunsterhausen was, in fact, Pythagorian by birth, and used his God-given talents to advantage around the Hooverglades in the python business. From singing romantic reptilian ballads to aid in the breeding process, to perfecting the python guano distro cart with Kalamity Dick, Meunsterhau...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

During the Depression, areas known as Hooverglades were a prime source
of pythons. The Tri-Burg area had no less than seven.
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

Not a lot of people talk about the narrow strippers these days. Chugwater area civic and
church folks got quite up in arms when Rasmus Elbowgärd opened the Narrow Strip Club
out along the highway. In spite of the protests, it remained a popular venue for years.
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NEW Closed Cab TT Body Blocks.
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: NEW Closed Cab TT Body Blocks.

I'll give you a call. I was going to make a new set for mine this winter. Save
me the trouble.
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: I need rims for model tt truck wheels of 20 inches
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: I need rims for model tt truck wheels of 20 inches

Helping is what this is all about. I decided to get off my dead ass and fulfill a childhood dream of owning/driving a TT flatbed after a close call in AFG got me thinking this could all end at any moment. I came home and bought a rough one, them bought a decent original to spare the wifeperson anoth...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: NEW Closed Cab TT Body Blocks.
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: NEW Closed Cab TT Body Blocks.

White oak ?
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

The typically mild mannered Kalamity Dick was steamed pretty good over that screeching sound and the noxious fumes. According to Dunsworth Dinwiddy, yard tender and locomotive hostler at the Mill, Kalamity took both the extricator and septifier back to the Buckwalter place, placed them along the fen...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: I need rims for model tt truck wheels of 20 inches
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: I need rims for model tt truck wheels of 20 inches

You are aware that TT rear wheels were 23" through 1923 ? The 20" wheels
were not offered until 1924. 23" rims are easier to find.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A new day has arrived
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: A new day has arrived

Darel, You remember Stalin, right ? Old "Uncle Joe" ? Yeah ..... this is going
to be a real party. 🎉

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T and others in color
Replies: 12
Views: 1191

Re: Model T and others in color

You people have too many vowels laying around ! Such waste !
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Scammers Everywhere
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Scammers Everywhere

I think most of us here are old enough to have, and use common sense. If you get these sort of cold contacts, and they are not OBVIOUSLY bogus, ... but still enough to concern you, reverse the process and contact the named source of concern, and initiate the questioning at the REAL point of contact ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T and others in color
Replies: 12
Views: 1191

Re: Model T and others in color

Everybody knows that color didn't exist before 1933 !
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

Furd Fergler also had a silent partnership with Helmet Brand in a Luncheon Beef operation on the headwaters of Scab Creek. The original plan was to raise Luncheon Pork, but when the demand and price for hog's blood pudding went through the roof, they spun that business off to the New York Larkvonnet...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old photos of a cusomized 1934 Airflow
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Old photos of a cusomized 1934 Airflow

These poor things struggled to not be fugly, as it was. This extra work definitiely
tilts the argument away from winning any beauty pageant awards.
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horst and Wilkinson Auto Supplies
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Horst and Wilkinson Auto Supplies

Scott must have the internet "Gold Plan" !
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do you have a TT made December 10, 1925, or later?
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Do you have a TT made December 10, 1925, or later?

.... I know ! I lose sleep over it every night ! :shock:
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Another TT Question.
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Another TT Question.

One of the things I like about TT ownership is my own attitude toward trucks, which is that I value their post-factory history as work beasts more than I do their as-delivered/gotta be perfect aspect. Your early rear end is telling of a long-ago failure that resulted in a junk pile example being swa...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

Deputy Doolittle was in the drugstore the other day, and was talking about an actress named Mary Screamhowler. I am pretty sure this was just someone getting the name wrong, but maybe not ? It was the first time I ever heard it. Nextdoor at Fergler's Hardware, Ernie Fergler was offering left-handed ...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do you have a TT made December 10, 1925, or later?
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Do you have a TT made December 10, 1925, or later?

I have not been able to nail down the exact day of the build, but mine was
tossed together in January, 1926. It has the serial number on the frame where
Marv describes. Interestingly, the frame number is one off from the engine
number.
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Voting regrets
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: Voting regrets

I forgot to vote for Kanye .... 🚀
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

Did Uncle Lumby ever fly with Aunt Lindy ?
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Motorcycle Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 920

Re: Motorcycle Oil

Driving one's Model T with two wheels removed REQUIRES the use of
motorcycle oil. Check the manual ! Failure to do so voids the warranty !
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Halloween monster
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: Halloween monster

After decades of nauseating billet, this rust and grease is a welcome
change. Not my cup of meat, but I'll take it any day over the perfection
and polish look.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

During the Dirt Famine, Kalamity Dick was doing independent contract work with the Tri-Burg War Authority on perfecting his idea of a transwongulator. By the late 20's, he had a functional system working on Mount Stinkmore, where he built the original station in 1912. The tower and antenna was parti...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

I was speaking with Enid Böekmueller the other day. I am sure everyone knows that Enid's Greatgrandfather Värtspeukel founded the Southern Comfort Burlap Undergarment Works, that still occupies the Böekmueller Block, at the foot of Pispacattiquattimawken Avenue. Heinrich concurs with Enid's assertio...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Snow in October in Montana
Replies: 17
Views: 768

Re: Snow in October in Montana

Friday was forecast for snow on the late morning. Got the TT out and raked up 10 trash cans of pine needles and put them up for fire starter, then headed back out for 2 loads of maple we cut last winter. Backed the truck into the shop with the 2nd load when the white stuff began to fall. By quitting...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

A lot of exciting talk here. Leg warmers, thrift, scaffold cards, and of course, the Industrial yodeling. Kalamity Dick was far too modest to be involved with the latter, but he did engineer the stone gutters on Knob Hill to stop the erosion and save dirt wherever possible. KDgutter.jpg Seen from th...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Color Tour
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Color Tour

We are at 15º, and am just not that hardy ! It's game over for me.
Thanks for sharing though. Looks beautiful !
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the best way to start a T?
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: What is the best way to start a T?

More .... Pick off the various components of the operating systems to ensure each is correct and reliable: > Rebuild your coils. > CK or install a new timer > CK or reset your timer linkage > Blow out the fuel system > Rebuild the carb. Possibly replace with better performer if your present one is a...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is the best way to start a T?
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: What is the best way to start a T?

As a relative noobie to the T scene, I struggled at multiple points to make my T run. At first, it was a lack of "feel" for the "sweet spots" that my truck likes, in order to be cooperative. Each engine is different, as I learned when I did a little swapping around during a rebuild. Some like more t...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What “heater” options did T’s have for the cold months?
Replies: 19
Views: 927

Re: What “heater” options did T’s have for the cold months?

I use shop skates. Put the truck up on them, push it sideways into the back corner of the shop, and there is sits from November to whenever I feel like getting it out again when the weather gets nice again. I use the Swedish approach to the car hobby: do all the heavy repairs and upgrades while the ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

Unlike today's synthetic soils, back during the Great Dirt Famine, the desperately needed soil had limited sourcing. The Nutmeg Incident had closed off all imports, leaving few options but to produce it locally using the castings off the Uvula process. On the upside, it was discovered that the Pytha...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 70
Views: 3971

Re: What have you done to your T in October?

The weatherdude called for snow on Friday, starting around 1100hrs, so a run up to the stretch of road by the golf course was in order, to rake fallen pine needles while they were still nice and dry. Got 10 trash cans put up for fire starter for the winter. Then headed off to load up some maple roun...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

The crew seen here came to be known as "the Fling Team", able to distro the desperately needed soil a full "whoop" or "holler" from the track. The members were fit as fiddles, and performed interpretive native dance for the public as part of the Uvula League's fundraising events. They also did free ...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

1898 was the beginning of a bad era for some residents in the upper Chugwater, when the 30-year dirt shortage began. Cyrus Bunx led the initial push to rescue those in trouble with badly needed dirt. Grunda Fulpants and the Uvula League did a lot of fundraising and public awareness work all across t...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nothing but a picture of my 27 coupe in the snow.
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Re: Nothing but a picture of my 27 coupe in the snow.

I am guessing youze guys aren't trophy chasers ! You'll never impress the
judges with that kind of attitude ! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is There A Right Way, Or Just a Cosmetic Way?
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Is There A Right Way, Or Just a Cosmetic Way?

This is WAY more thinking than I would put into a blackwall tire on an old car.

Is there some sort of law requiring that intel be faced out ? If not, who is it
that would say it is right or wrong ? And if there is such a person/body, on what
authority are they declaring such an edict ?
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Why wooden spoked wheels and not steel?
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: Why wooden spoked wheels and not steel?

Although I have never pulled this from an authoritative source, understanding Henry as much as we can, I think part of the idea behind the whole Model T concept was to make it so simple and as easy to own, maintain, and repair for nearly anyone, wherever trouble might happen to occur, as a matter of...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1581

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

It is nothing unusual to see a 1960's and newer car on the road around here. By "unusual", I mean, one might see 5-10 any given day. Even more old trucks. A 1960's vehicle is no less than 50 years old today. Extrapolating that to the T years, a 1925 T of comparable age would still be a daily beater ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1581

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

According to the history that I have been able to put together, my TT was a one family farm truck that never really retired, and was kept in decent shape and used as needed, probably more for show and novelty in later years, but right up into the 21st century. It was only sold into the "old car" sce...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?
Replies: 50
Views: 1581

Re: Model t as a daily in the early 40s?

I remember seeing T's and T-era cars on the road in the early 60's in the East Bay area. My Grandfather seemed to enjoy seeing them, and pointed them out. He called them all "jalopies", and for many years I believed that there was an actual "Jalopy Car Co.", just like Ford or Oldsmobile. I really to...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sighting: Paso Robles CA
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: Sighting: Paso Robles CA

Nope. Nothing fun about driving a Model T. Everyone knows that ! :lol:

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by Burger in Spokane
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

Those enormous tusked dogs are amazing. They still come around the Upper Terrace to eat fruit off the pickle trees when the season is right. The guys still tease Heinrich for bringing home a small one as a child, ... hiding it under his bed so his Mother would not find it. Well, things kind of came ...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What other Dumb thing did you do today?
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: What other Dumb thing did you do today?

That will hurt worse tomorrow and the next day than it does now.
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What other Dumb thing did you do today?
Replies: 21
Views: 985

Re: What other Dumb thing did you do today?

Just an observer on this, but I found it outstanding in the "Don't do that!" category: My SIL took her car to a shop for a tuneup and oil change, etc. She dropped the car off in the AM and went to work. After work she returned, picked up the car, and drove away. It ran badly and smoked something ter...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Could this fit a Model T?
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Could this fit a Model T?

Just a typical fabrication request for us in the welding shop.

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by Burger in Spokane
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

Whenever she was feeling small, Annie liked to retreat to the back porch and
watch the world go by.

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by Burger in Spokane
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Fords
Replies: 15
Views: 874

Re: 1909 Fords

Only six of the early 09's remain. As for differences, there are exactly 16,
... all listed and detailed in the official SOP matrix. ;)
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Direct LED replacement headlight
Replies: 35
Views: 1730

Re: Direct LED replacement headlight

For me, the question is, ... is there an LED produced that doesn't alter the look
of the headlight when not lit ? All the LED's I have see so far look like a miniature
beer can stuck behind the lens .... unacceptable.
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Why wooden spoked wheels and not steel?
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: Why wooden spoked wheels and not steel?

Possibly just a personal aesthetic preference ? .... but I find the durable, yet delicate looking wood spoke wheels to be a major part of my attraction to early cars. I also find shallow dish disc wheels to be abhorrantly ugly. Perhaps this sentiment was contemporarily popular ? Packard had a good l...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 751
Views: 94964

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Anti-corrosion caps !
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

Like the Pythagorians, the Argostinians fespered in the husbandry of unusual animals. Allergies aside, the creative inspiration they drew from the odd critters was likened to the thrill of a warm beer or an in-bound rocket, depending on the way the wind blew at any given moment. Annie Feckler later ...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Quality Body panel suppliers
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Re: Quality Body panel suppliers

When you say "quality", does that mean HIGH quality, poor quality, other ? The word
"quality" has no meaning without a qualifier.
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I use white tires, or black?
Replies: 28
Views: 1480

Re: Should I use white tires, or black?

Colin Mavins wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:00 am
Its like brass, .... if you don't want to polish brass, don't buy a brass T .
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Or you could just let the brass patina. Why does everything have to be shiny ?
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 55
Views: 2024

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

Did you get out of there lickety-split ?
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The Beach Boys yellow pickup.
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: The Beach Boys yellow pickup.

Ford never offered a grass door, so I am thinking it has been modified.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I use white tires, or black?
Replies: 28
Views: 1480

Re: Should I use white tires, or black?

I have never understood the old car paradigm of keeping them "perfect". Maybe it is because I never saw them new, but to me, the charm is in the "old" .... the as-found, well worn and used look. I have strong doubts that more than a few people ever cleaned their white tires. They just drove the cars...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

Complications have always been a major produce and export commodity of the Tri-Burg area, and honestly, it is why Kalamity Dick found his niche work and was always in demand. Without complications, there would be nothing to write about in this thread ! Heinrich documents both organic and manufacture...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 70
Views: 3971

Re: What have you done to your T in October?

42 was just half of the total. Footings and stem wall for foundation repair/update, and 18x8 slab. We'll pour the slab mid-week, so feel free to drop by any time after that. :lol: IMG_1418.JPG Last Sunday I took a 10 hour looping jaunt into the Big Bend and Scablands. This is WHY I own a truck like ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 70
Views: 3971

Re: What have you done to your T in October?

Picked up a pallet (42 sacks) of 80lb. concrete and some rebar and forming lumber. The old dog had no issues, but I misjudged the need for Ruckstell low to make the hills, and stalled out. Once downshifted, we pulled the rest with no trouble at all. I figure the load scaled out at about 3500lbs. The...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to make more leg room in a coupe?
Replies: 15
Views: 729

Re: How to make more leg room in a coupe?

Another option is calf removal. With your feet stuck directly to your knees,
you can anticipate a gain of some 12-16 inches.
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 55
Views: 2024

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

If memory serves, there is actual footage of the Skookum backing downgrade with the last train, when it derailed and tipped off the track. The scrappers came soon after and removed the rails. Rayonier was not interested in wasting any time or money retrieving an old and obsolete locomotive from the ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

I believe your photo has been "doctored", Rich. The Argostinians were allergic to
horses, and thusly bred and rode oversized goats, the likes of which have not been
seen before or since. The unit mechanized in 1931 and the entire goat program was
abandoned in place.
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 55
Views: 2024

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

The Skookum has been known by that name since the 20's. I think the name comes from the river ? Been too many years now since I read the origins. If memory serves, this is the locomotive that derailed and was left in the woods. It was removed in pieces and reassembled in Snoqualmie, where is sat for...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

The "winter of our discontent" brought hundreds, possibly thousands of those nasty-tempered dogs into town. Fernley Ford had his hands full keeping the worst offenders rounded up. It was ultimately Kalamity Dick and Ernie, who came to Ford's aid with a syrum tranquilizer made from Happy Sally concen...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Road trip in a 14
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: Road trip in a 14

Beautiful country up there where the Incense Cedar grows. Miles and miles
of nothing, but stunning views and vistas ! One of my favorite places on earth !
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model TT Rear Leaf Springs ... How many Leaves?
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: Model TT Rear Leaf Springs ... How many Leaves?

I tested my springs this week with a pallet of concrete, rebar, and some forming
lumber. Forty-two 80lb. sacks pencils out at 3360lbs. I discovered why Ruckstell
low was an option, when I hit a few of the hills ! :lol:
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

For many years, Uncle Lumby took to the stage at the Calhoun County Fair to give sermon to all listeners about melancholy, fear, and most compellingly, about dread. Heinrich says notes from hundreds of residents who left such things to the Institute are compiled in the archives, detailing the soft-s...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

Spiltsberg raised eternal questions: ================================== "And doth goeth the catcher of dogs Driven in spirit of the finite awakening Lifted by the claw and tooth Like so many that came before Torn on the waterpump question At what point of load and hill shall best judgment come To en...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

Fernley Ford was the Tri-Burg area dog catcher for over 50 years. He caught a lot of these weird dogs. They seemed to come from nowhere and no one ever claimed them as their own. Zebulon "Zeb" Wormgear is seen here trying to feed one, hoping to adopt the little guy, but repeated issues with potty tr...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2411
Views: 226798

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

Yes, a real classic. Whence go forth on tentacle tires The ladies blushing shyly With Mold Preventer firm in hand And nowhere to turn but up. Let's not forget that Duke Fitzellwitz had quite the hit, when he put the entire work to music. Heinrich said that both Spiltsberg and Fitzellwitz enjoyed eat...