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by Burger in Spokane
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 41
Views: 1542

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

Sounds like a life well lived. Well played, Mr. Genrich, well played. 👍
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Talk about speedsters please
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: Talk about speedsters please

How good is he at fabbing/welding and sheetmetal work ?
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Front crossmember spred
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: Front crossmember spred

The hydraulic jack will allow much more precise control of the work than a binder/
boomer, and can easily be backed off to check movement, and restarted, over and
over again, until the desired results are attained.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

The German infiltrators were none too subtle in their movements. Again, the keen eyes and quick minds of Chugwater area residents took no time in putting a stop to Ernst Schickelgrüber, as he was swimming an ordnance stash ashore from a U-boat, positioned near the estuary of the Stinkwater River. Ha...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 38
Views: 2493

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

Wayne,

It is known in the medical field as SFB Syndrome.

Please give generously when volunteers call ....

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by Burger in Spokane
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: How did they do it?
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: How did they do it?

It's an understanding you get with 20hp.
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

Wonderful shot of people riding the lunch trolley to Ernie's !
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

For those who do not subscribe to the Calhoun Church Supply & Urinary Health Gazette, this month's historical feature is the wartime efforts of local citizens to do their part in all things patriotic. Like many areas in the country, Nazi spies were sent to infiltrate the populace and report back for...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Age Memory Problems
Replies: 23
Views: 903

Re: Old Age Memory Problems

A dear friend and mentor to me as a kid, said to me when I turned 40, "Don't let 'them' blow smoke up your axx, ... it's all downhill after 40!". Old Bill was 30 years my senior, and full of all sorts of news about the pitfalls of growing old. If I said something about getting old, he'd counter "Oh,...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 288
Views: 19338

Re: Foto of the Day

Staying cozy in the shop.

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by Burger in Spokane
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: How did they do it?
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: How did they do it?

Rich is spot on. Fat "mudder" tires are actually counterproductive to real-life mud mucking. But they are impressive on special event mud set ups, throwing all sorts of terra firma toward the heavens. It is the same with snow. A narrower, taller tire with good tread will get you through the deep stu...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: akuret oil gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: akuret oil gauge

I have one that I doubt I'll use.
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gasket board save
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: Gasket board save

Drag old, cool stuff home and fix it up to hang on the wall or use ? What kind
of nonsense is that ? :roll:

Brought this one home last weekend for restoration:

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This one finally got installed a few weeks ago

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by Burger in Spokane
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 1751

Re: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?

I moved about a cord of wood into the shop and neatly stacked it on the bed of the TT tonight. Supposed to get a freezing rain tomorrow and doing that chore in that weather would not be near so fun ..... :roll: This will ensure it is nice and dry. Been having a fire a lot lately, doing a front end t...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday
Replies: 38
Views: 2493

Re: Model T accident in Kerrville TX yesterday

Since the subject has already been raised, has anyone designed a flasher type set up that has a sensor to detect vehicles approaching ? Having the sparkly/flashing lights in one's eyes isn't very nice, and I would prefer to not do that to drivers behind me. It would seem an improvement to the idea, ...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

At the going rate, a rather unhappy Ollie said to Sven, "We're losing $100 on every
load we haul in to town" !

Always the solution seeker, Sven said to Ollie, "That's OK, ... we can just make two
trips !"
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

A lot of coverage was given to moon jumping during the period when the mushroom
stands were so popular. American Glass Plate & Pipe Journal seemed to follow the
fad closer than most.
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: sstrang little 4 cyl. engine
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: sstrang little 4 cyl. engine

Sailboat motor ? Isn't that cheating, or a contradiction in terms ??? :lol:
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T road trip in 1924
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Model T road trip in 1924

I love the way folks like this just pointed the car into parts unknown and dealt with any problems as they happened, if they happened. My Great Grandfather and a friend rode their 1919 Indians from Seattle to Alaska and back in 1919 or 1920. That's some mighty remote travel today. Back then, I can o...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 1751

Re: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?

Look, Jeff .... it's either you, or a lot of your neighbors that keep electing those morons ! :roll:
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: System update successful
Replies: 13
Views: 465

Re: System update successful

Is there going to be a dating app ?
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 207
Views: 12876

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Some people possess a natural genius for business sense.
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

Keeping the facts straight is certainly a priority here. Even the solid fabrications can be distorted by rampant hearsay, if we do not remain firm in our diligence. And while I have little to add to the notes on Shoto-Phop or otherwise, it is of similar historical record that the Insitute's own tric...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

While I have no hard evidence to prove this, KD was said to be tinkering around
with a futuristic concept, he called "Shoto-phop" that could insert items into, and
modify photographic images. Would the dates of his work have coincided with this
photo ?
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 207
Views: 12876

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

It is hard to get good asbestos anymore !
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: very old junk yard
Replies: 14
Views: 1285

Re: very old junk yard

You can't let milk sit out like that. Surely, it has gone bad.
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?
Replies: 44
Views: 1751

Re: What do you use to heat your (freezing) shop for your T?

The shop is 30 x 70, but cut in halves of 30 x 35. The rear half has a 2nd floor over one half, with the roof rafters being the ceiling in the other half. The roof rakes from 16' to 26' in that area (everywhere else, they are 10'). At present, I do not heat the rear half, ground level, or any of the...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

To be honest, I gave up the Red Vines and all that sweet stuff years ago. It just wasn't delivering the taste pleasure it did before. While visiting Aunt Pat this holiday, even the pies were too sweet, and I tossed out the request that if they were being made FOR me, to take them off the menu. I'd r...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

I make it clear from the start, we are a Red Vines family. No Twizzlers in
this house !

Hard to believe how the public could be so apathetic about Black Crows.
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

Company literature states the Raven Bran was extracted from carefully heated
nests in the nesting cavern, and that no Ravens were hurt or killed. Is this not
true ? Seems heavy handed to send the Uvula League to bed without supper. Those
were harsh times.
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ford trimotor sign
Replies: 27
Views: 1119

Re: Ford trimotor sign

There are currently a number of sources making porcelain signs, some so well done that even experts cannot discern them from originals, so yes, buyer beware ! In the case of this sign, one has to ask "Why ?". Why on earth would a sign like this be made ? Who would it be designed to appeal to ? What ...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

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I was always fascinated by how they made Raven Bran:

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by Burger in Spokane
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

It was said amongst oldtimers that Ersatz Grumwalder never took his hat off, leaving
all to speculate as to whether it was because of tumors or tubers. However, the McAdamy
only had an award category for tumors at that time, so that was the award they gave him.
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

The flightline mechanics often sent the new Lances off to find a few gallons of Prop Wash. Hard to get good prop wash these days. Supporting Herb's point in his last post, Heinrich sent over this photo of Ersatz Grumwalder, .... yes, the same Ersatz Grumwalder that raised hootenannies on the bluff, ...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

All of that is true, except the bit about Campbells. It was actually Crampwell's Cream
of Mushroom Soup. Locally grown and locally made. Dinner in the diner, nothing could
be finer.

The Chugwater Co-Ed Pointing Team held the National title for sixteen years.
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Age Memory Problems
Replies: 23
Views: 903

Re: Old Age Memory Problems

I got up this morning with a list of things to do in my head that had been simmering there all week. First up was washing the car. I got up and put on some clothes, then went downstairs to get a bite to eat before starting the day. It was then that I remembered I had left the groceries I bought yest...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

It was Whooptard Kellogg that stole the Raven Bran idea from Fentmore Google. Not that Google minded. In fact, it was his suggestion that others might like it, and that Kellogg should make it and sell it. As for Harvey Fierstein, he was quite the minstrel singer and was often called to play/referee ...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

KDcrows.jpg Fentmore Google was quite famous around the Chugwater for his trained and tamed Mockingjays. A close friend of KD, and his father before him, but strictly on a social basis. Google preferred nature and natural beauties to advancing the progress of modern techology and science, so the tw...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains
Replies: 17
Views: 729

Re: "Rid-O-Skid" Tire Chains

Remember the kids in algebra class saying "When am I ever going to use this crap ?" :roll:

Yeah, ... me too ! :lol:
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Later year replacement parts
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Later year replacement parts

I got my fill of humorous buffoons, watching the Corvette guys itch and twitch about the most micro-minute details, nitpicking the most absurd stuff with all the self-appointed authority of the Spanish Inquisition. It was quite amusing. Sort of a cross between some high school popularity contest and...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I'm Thankful
Replies: 14
Views: 583

Re: I'm Thankful

Gratitude, and the self-awareness to always be focused on things to be grateful for, is the key to being happy. I learned this lesson in a very backwards way from my old man, who was a very unhappy person. Although I do not think he ever intended for me to have such a takeaway, I open the door in th...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My "New" Lathe!
Replies: 36
Views: 1131

Re: My "New" Lathe!

Jeff, have you ever taken on a job, doing it just "half-axxed" ? :lol:
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 31 Victoria
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: 31 Victoria

Well said, Don. It's a Ford, not a Duesenburg ! :lol:
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: How to move a clock ?
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: How to move a clock ?

If at all possible, ship upright. Remove pendulum and weights, if this does not cause tangling issues. Taping, zip ties, and stuffing can be useful to safely controlling the swinging parts from damaging themselves or nearby parts. The kicker is, you want to freeze everything as it would normally han...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Later year replacement parts
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Later year replacement parts

The method of purist thinking that has dominated the old car hobby has many benefits, as far as keeping a record of how things were originally. But it is often exclusive to keeping a different history of the vehicle itself. I mean, the car's story BEGAN at a place of original equipment, but as anyth...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 24-27 C-cab Roof
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: 24-27 C-cab Roof

My box cab has a very unmolested looking top overlay that has burlap as the material laid directly over the wood slats. Whenever rolling a fabric covering, such as the top fabric, always do the install in hot conditions, to make the fabric as expanded and relaxed/pliable as possible. When the vehicl...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My "New" Lathe!
Replies: 36
Views: 1131

Re: My "New" Lathe!

A kid in my woodshop class in Junior High took a 6" patch of scalp off his skull
with a drill press. A lathe will do the same thing. Those spinning parts will win
every time.

One can never be TOO careful with machinery. Some kinds more than others.
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Auto Wash Bowl
Replies: 16
Views: 967

Re: Auto Wash Bowl

Playswithbrass wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:44 am
So Burger, I am not sure if your little catch phrase is supposed to be read as part of your last posting or not?
========================

Hehehehe ! It does key in pretty well. ;)
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Auto Wash Bowl
Replies: 16
Views: 967

Re: Auto Wash Bowl

Ruxstel24 wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:40 pm
Burger in Spokane wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:33 pm
Why should it be that only the kids get to have fun going to the pool ?
Burger, did you pee in the pool again !! :lol:
======================================

Everyone knows that there is no better undercarriage degreaser than Tri-Urinol !
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Auto Wash Bowl
Replies: 16
Views: 967

Re: Auto Wash Bowl

Why should it be that only the kids get to have fun going to the pool ?
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old photos - stripping a wrecked 1914 T
Replies: 18
Views: 1121

Re: Old photos - stripping a wrecked 1914 T

Always thinking the exact opposite way, I have been puzzled my whole life by the contempt that people have for old stuff, and the fascination that they have for new. It is almost a universal human trait. Those young guys beating on the old Tudor probably thought a new 46 Ford was the cat's pajamas, ...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pick up HCCT in Roseville Ca I live in Nampa Id
Replies: 11
Views: 763

Re: Pick up HCCT in Roseville Ca I live in Nampa Id

They break down to more manageable parts pretty easily, and with much
less risk for damage when handling/shipping.
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: RIP, Brenda Bender
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: RIP, Brenda Bender

What a great obit. I never met Brenda, but I can feel the fun and humor from the
words there. Sounds like she was a great lady.
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

Heinrich, in an odd twist of research fate, discovered the reason for Kipper's troubled Hudson in a binder labeled "SECRETS", found in the attic of the railroad depot when Grandpa Abe came to visit. It seems his mis-hearing of someone saying Hudson's were lemons as "Hudsons run on lemons" had Kipper...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

Sure is. Kipper was a Hudson man.
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 207
Views: 12876

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Herb Iffrig wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:16 pm
drumstick.JPG
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Years ago, an old wrist watch placed on a large bone in a pile of what had once been a
deer, resulted in getting a lot of police interest and talk on the local news. Ah, the good
old days of innocent fun !
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

Kipper-and-Co.-Garage-on-Mashell-later-Van-Cleve-Ford-1024x891.jpg Across the alley and two doors up, was Kipper's Garage. When the stove got too hot, or someone misplaced the checkerboard, patrons from Ernie's were known to come pass the time at Kipper's. If you look closely, you can see the photo...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 122
Views: 7517

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

The level of historical dalliance borne out of the Kalamity Dick thread is
proof enough of the success of the off-topic section.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My "New" Lathe!
Replies: 36
Views: 1131

Re: My "New" Lathe!

Tools like this open up whole worlds of fabrication to the fancier of old junk !
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model TT Rear Brake Question
Replies: 14
Views: 526

Re: Model TT Rear Brake Question

You had me for a minute Burger. Hahahaha. Reminds me of the story about the snail and the tortoise who decided to have a race. They agreed to meet at the race track at 8:00 A.M. on Monday. So, on Monday morning the flag went down and they were off! Suddenly, Wednesday morning around 10:00, as they ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model TT Rear Brake Question
Replies: 14
Views: 526

Re: Model TT Rear Brake Question

Ford's special TT Racing Division offers a whole catalogue of performance parts and
accessories for the serious truck racer. :roll:

OK, ... maybe not. :lol:
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: New spammer!
Replies: 4
Views: 483

Re: New spammer!

I get so bored with the old spammers. Nice to see some fresh spam action !
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Out west power outages, some advice
Replies: 55
Views: 1659

Re: Out west power outages, some advice

There are CAN'TS and there are WON'TS. You cannot boil it down to a more basic level. Those who CANNOT carry their own weight are deserving of charity support, if you subscribe to Judeo-Christian thinking. The WON'TS are another matter. Separating the two bucks the agenda of one end of our politics ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

Sketchy Science Quarterly carried a story about how it took the entire Uvula League, standing on each other's shoulders, to get the errant hand back up and mounted on the clock. Before they did, an attempt was made using the mid-size fling attachment to the derelict kaphistulator KD stored behind th...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

If you mean the meeting this past Thursday, I was totally unable to make it, as the wax ring replacement work order at 7410 turned out to actually be both bolts snapped off at the floor. I ran for a bolt kit, only to discover the flange height was so low when I set the toilet, it required TWO wax ri...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

I believe that the short lad at the front of the car was Tom Foolery's younger brother Freddy. ============================================= There has always seemed to be a cloud of confusion surrounding the Foolery clan, ever since they moved from the Upper Terrace to the alley behind the Vestibul...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Nebraska Leather license plate Value
Replies: 40
Views: 1712

Re: Nebraska Leather license plate Value

A bit off-topic for actual subject matter, but I have seen a fair lot of 19th century military leather goods that are remarkalbly preserved. Just for argument's sake, if this plate were issued in 1914, how long would it have remained valid, .... or more directly asked, could it have been on a car a ...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1138

Re: trade my '28 A coupe for another T?

There is only ONE Ford to own ... a Model T. And don't be fooled, the Improved cars
are just Model A's too. I'd dump that "modern iron" and get a 25-earlier T ! There is
just something about early cars that the A lost. :lol:
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

What a surpise they got, when they realized that they had lifted the wrong manhole cover !

:shock: DOH ! :shock:
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done with your T in November ?
Replies: 42
Views: 2280

Re: What have you done with your T in November ?

Moved the TT into "winter position" for some work on it later, when the weather forces me indoors. It's been a rapid-fire succession of big projects since July, and the old dog hardly got out at all this year. Roofed the east wing of the house and sided/trimmed the north gable, then jumped on the sh...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Obese, hell I didn't even think I was overweight
Replies: 81
Views: 4324

Re: Obese, hell I didn't even think I was overweight

We all wake up every morning and make choices. It's as simple as that.

Getting fat ? Move more, eat less. Pretty amazing how the human brain
can make this complicated, to avoid just doing the work to fix the problem.
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Age Memory Problems
Replies: 23
Views: 903

Re: Old Age Memory Problems

The key to aging and memory loss is to never forget to tell the grandkids to pull
your finger. The rest is just details. :shock:
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

Stay where you are, Rich. Doc Thorax is on his way to administer a biome. Several have reported that you may be hitting the silly beans again. In the meantime, on this date in 1922, the Lipid Sisters announced to a gathering of the Uvula League that they were, in fact, paranormal, and henceforth wer...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps

https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/05/29/the-new-unknown-soldiers-of-afghanistan-and-iraq/ Thanks for that, Scott. Pretty good read that lays it out as I saw it. Mr. Hicks understanding of US military contractors clearly follows what is laid out in this article. What baffles me is his perptetual targeti...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps

I find your trolling all over this site to be disgusting, Mister Hicks. There is nothing in my posts that is "bragging". I am proud to have went and done something. Something YOU never did at all, yet you feel compelled that every time I post ANYTHING about what I did, to somehow crap all over it. Y...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps

Ooh-rah, Lt. Col., SIR ! Semper Fi ! DOD contactor, originally assigned to 1/3 in Helmand 2010-2013. Best thing I ever did in my life. Post deployment: Mentor/trainer involved with Vets on the Farm 2015-present. Currently working with post-active USMC personnel to develop a broader post- transition ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

KDbridges2.jpg

The Pispacattiquattimauken River provided plenty of bridge opportunities for snackers,
both in practice/rehearsal and competition. At Bridge No.8, a crowd has assembled to
see the 1924 Uvula League team break out the corndogs.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

It is funny now Denmark had a different location that way. Seems they always did. A sign on the Chugwater Chicken Church read "Non-believing hens lay deviled eggs" over the summer. The new Pastor really pushes the congregation to tow the line. However, scratching about, even under the bridges, is al...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Caution - Rutting season has started
Replies: 27
Views: 1145

Re: Caution - Rutting season has started

One of the best entries in the Lewis & Clark Journals:

"The men have stopped shooting the bears, as it only seems to make them angry".
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

Overcharging is annoying, but is easily fixed with a regulator adjustment. The fact that mgmt. prohibits patrons from bringing their own is the basis of all modern injustice, in a microcosm. Underbridge snacking is currently being considered as a competitive Olympic sport, just like it was originall...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rustitus
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Re: Rustitus

Am I correct in thinking that inflammation also involves/means "swelling" ?
Because my junk heap seems to show no signs of size reduction. Just more
swelling.
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

Scrambling overflow protection devices are available at the snack bar.
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT truck top speed
Replies: 14
Views: 705

Re: TT truck top speed

Farm gears, 15-25, with the poor thing shaking itself apart over 20. With Express gears, .... and this is with a serious effort to balance everything in the powertrain/ driveline, I max out at 48 on flat ground. The truck runs out of power, rather than get the shakes, like before. It cruises smoothl...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb 24 tt
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Wtb 24 tt

That's neat ! Tow trucks and dump trucks seem to be very popular amongst the few that go for the TT trucks, so there are a lot of survivors. Chances are that there are a few to be found. Now, just to align the "24" with the right body ! 24-27's could be nearly identical from outward appearance, with...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Wtb 24 tt
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Wtb 24 tt

I do not have such a critter .... just a few suggestions to perhaps help your search. TT's were largely the same from start to finish, in terms of model year changes. The big differences were in the bodies fitted to the chassis. Does your customer want a wood body ? C-cab ? Closed cab ? Why does you...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach
Replies: 41
Views: 1757

Re: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach

Not my cup of meat, but there is at least one regular poster here that likes
this kind of "Beverly Hillbillies" "thing.
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3062

Re: Vintage authenticity?

I spent the first three decades of my old car hobby drinking the standard hobby "Kool-Aid" that everything has to be made pretty and perfect. But a 1st Class body and paint job on a 50's car will easily exceed $15K, and can go north of $30K. Add in $10K+ worth of chrome ... .... this isn't fun anymo...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "OK, boomer"
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Re: "OK, boomer"

While the pedants divert by arguing over word meaning, “While Social Security’s long-term financing imbalance has been well-known for more than a quarter-century, policymakers have generally managed to dodge the issue. . . . What we have been doing is running up a bill that our children, their chil...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 288
Views: 19338

Re: Foto of the Day

Nothing is worse in life than vinyl siding, fencing, and other ultra-sterile environment shapers. It is the antithesis of organic. The wifeperson works with a number of oldsters, some of which are selling the farm or family home and moving into these "senior centers", complete with all that sterile ...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3062

Re: Vintage authenticity?

After a few semi-close calls with stunt drivers doing stupid #@! around my TT in traffic, I began to think about better lighting. Trouble is, the easy route is abhorrently ugly and wrong on a car like a T, and period appropriate fixtures are hard to find, and plenty of work to build into a working s...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "OK, boomer"
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Re: "OK, boomer"

All valid points Tom, but it is tough to be so generalized. While I would not say the black kids I grew up with did not feel out-of-sorts, if not outright "kept down" because of the color of their skin, there were few, as compared to other areas, and they pretty much were "part of the gang", as far ...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can we stop? I’m thirsty.
Replies: 14
Views: 1097

Re: Can we stop? I’m thirsty.

otrcman wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:26 pm
I bet Burger liked the North Pole Ice Cream photo the best.

Look at all those overhead wires. Think of all the insulators !
======================================================

Oh, for the good old days !

crazydistroring.jpg
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Vegetable garden?
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Vegetable garden?

Termaters, lettuce, onions, radishes, peas, beans, carrots, chard, beets, cucumbers, broccoli, peppers .... I think that's it. I keep chickens too. Just pulled the last of the carrots and beets two days ago for a dinner meal. The chickens get free run of the place, now that the gardens are bare. I w...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3062

Re: Vintage authenticity?

Most people think "correct", "authentic", etc. means, as the day it was made. I was decades late to that show. What I saw, and what attracted me to old cars in general, was "as used". It was out of the ordinary and interesting to see an old car or truck out doing it's thing, as if it was unaware tha...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "OK, boomer"
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Re: "OK, boomer"

Uh, yeah ...... I was informed from abour the age of 10 that at 18, I was on my own. That is pretty much how it worked out too. Did college. Took no loans. Paid for it by working any odd job I could find. Bought my own car/s, paid my own rent. Concepts like "if you don't have money, you can't afford...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Out west power outages, some advice
Replies: 55
Views: 1659

Re: Out west power outages, some advice

Good post, Michael. Thanks. As a guy in the thick of it, what is your take on the number of people that have filled the hills with development over the past 75 years, the associated "values" of real estate and building improvements, and the way our media/govt. deals with it ? My family came to the a...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I swear...
Replies: 14
Views: 975

Re: I swear...

I was thinking Rich's Dad, but as long as we're asking, why not "all of the above" ? :lol:

I'll go first .... I know that after I eat something from Taco Bell, I don't feel so good.

Who's next ?
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1249
Views: 52632

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

You are half-right, Rich. The Sudan Grass attracted Sudan Gophers, which the Neumann clan favored, owing to their soft fur, delectible taste when thinly sliced, and the math skills ... the most math skilled of the entire rodent family. They also helped shovel snow and keep the railroad switches clea...