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by Raoul von S.
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 122
Views: 7613

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

Is the Super Bee an original Hemi car ? Is it a 4-speed or Torqueflite car ? Rear gears ?

I hide this 66 Coronet in my shop:

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Magnum 440, 4-speed, 3.23 Posi. A very easy car to wreck with that combo.
by Raoul von S.
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wood stove
Replies: 18
Views: 2148

Re: Wood stove

How/where does one buy coal anymore ? The last place I knew of around here quit selling it.
by Raoul von S.
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pacemaker
Replies: 8
Views: 1097

Re: Pacemaker

Is this a cardiac pacemaker or some other type ? One implanted for those who cannot keep a beat in a toe-tapping contest might very well be within magnetic range to falter while dancing and driving, or just tapping that toe to the beat of a favorite song playing in one's head while driving. Dancing ...
by Raoul von S.
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How do you drill an un-drillable hole ????
Replies: 19
Views: 1981

Re: How do you drill an un-drillable hole ????

Drill an undrillable hole ? Use an anti-drill ! :lol:

Do you have access to anyone with a water jet cutter ? Precise to the micro-degree,
and the solution don't care what sort of material it is or inconsistencies within.
by Raoul von S.
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cramped TT cabs
Replies: 21
Views: 2165

Re: Cramped TT cabs

I bought my TT box cab truck with every intention of driving it long distances to no place in particular. It was to be the adventure truck. It is far from comfortable in every way, from ride to handling to ergonomics. But that is what it is, and that is what I wanted to own and drive, warts and all....
by Raoul von S.
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cramped TT cabs
Replies: 21
Views: 2165

Re: Cramped TT cabs

Sounds like you and I are about the same size, which leads me to ask, what kind of cab are you referring to ? Mine is a Ford closed cab. And, perhaps this is a matter of expections ? My 50's-60's convertibles have a spacious amount of open area between the seated driver and the steering wheel/dash. ...
by Raoul von S.
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

Ernie's place sure was a constant source of shortlived dramas, wasn't it ? πŸ’₯ Heinrich just came by on the afternoon train and dropped off a steamer trunk of historical values. I will post as I have time and research allows. This first photo shows one of the alien discs common to the era, laying eggs...
by Raoul von S.
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: FJ - Legendary Wood Body Builder Ray Wells
Replies: 11
Views: 1676

Re: FJ - Legendary Wood Body Builder Ray Wells

Ford isn't stocking these bodies/parts anymore ??? πŸ€”
by Raoul von S.
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: FJ - Legendary Kim Dobbins
Replies: 16
Views: 2804

Re: FJ - Legendary Kim Dobbins

We should all hope to carry the torch so well for the keeping of history and
the betterment of a hobby. Thanks Kim.
by Raoul von S.
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

Beulah Pinani, author of Who Eats Toast ? and founder of the International Eaters of Pancakes Bureau, when asked about the above subject, was heard to reply: "Rockne's pretty knute, you know" KDknute.jpg She went on to form the Volunteer Ambulance Corps that serves the Tri-burg area to this day.
by Raoul von S.
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fordson truck
Replies: 23
Views: 3632

Re: Fordson truck

Is this thing geared "tractor fast" ?
by Raoul von S.
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

Of course, Heinrich is royalty. The bejeweled crown isn't a dead giveaway ? Speaking of, Heinrich sent over another shot of the Fecklersburg Whatzit Authority project. He says a note attached reads: "Platform built for opera presentation at christening celebration" He is digging for more information...
by Raoul von S.
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

I think people today underestimate KD's drive to deliver. While I see nothing in period newspaper write ups saying there is a connection, KD is known to have dabbled in nasal spackles and synthetic mind clouding fogs. Both could have been used to counter his fears and allergies. Another possibility ...
by Raoul von S.
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Period trailer?
Replies: 11
Views: 1386

Re: Period trailer?

... and it would be half-impossible to recreate with all that patina for 100x the asking price. That thing is awesome ! πŸ‘ Stuff like this was everywhere when I was a kid. Not sure how it all evaporated, but it did. We lived on a farm, and one of my jobs, besides looking after everything related to t...
by Raoul von S.
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

There was (and remains) a lot of fascinating things going on in Calhoun County. In 1921, Chugwater's inventor extraordinaire was contracted to build an experimental array for the Fecklersburg Whatzit Authority. Work began down by the river, and by summer, electrical supply lines were nearing complet...
by Raoul von S.
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Little snow in Montana
Replies: 24
Views: 2311

Re: Little snow in Montana

[/quote] Sounds like you are a clear thinker and have a good handle on things. [/quote]

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I just marvel at people who create their own problems and can't connect the dots, that's all.
by Raoul von S.
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

Awesome photo of Phineas Pilaster's glowing dog ! Phineas left the dog in the store overnight
and returned to discover he had eaten a whole bag of radioactive dust. He glowed like a backlit
light fixture for the rest of his life.
by Raoul von S.
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Little snow in Montana
Replies: 24
Views: 2311

Re: Little snow in Montana

Most things like snow I see as a simple test of the mental capacity of others. One quickly discovers who the idiots are, be that by natural lack of intelligence or self-imposed limitations to think of anything but deadlines, image, etc. Most times the latter. When "stuff" happens, life slows down. B...
by Raoul von S.
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Luxor valet parking
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

Re: Luxor valet parking

My truck gets the same response everywhere I go. I have owned post-war oldies since getting
my license in the 70's, but none get the kind of positive response the old truck gets. It really
makes people happy to see it, ... my favorite part of ownership.
by Raoul von S.
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: TT Truck Craigs Paso Robles CA
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Re: TT Truck Craigs Paso Robles CA

They really went overboard with the photos !
by Raoul von S.
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

So true, Herb. Between photo diggers, researchers at the Institute, and our own array of BS miners, a sketchy narrative can be factualized as fast as KD's Diablo Perro could chomp down a slice of Ma Fromberg's raisin pie. Has anyone else ever noticed the way a dog can eat an entire hamburger in thre...
by Raoul von S.
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

Let's not forget the fuel leak issue, as seen in this photo. They were deep into the journey when Branaman discovered Scrimshaw was leaving the pigeon valve open when the hovercraft was not in flight and all the pigeons would leak out. This is where KD and the finer cut of Calhoun County people came...
by Raoul von S.
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

That's Bunch Hereford and Hiro Gliddy, longtime jailers in Chugwater. Note the jail bars and gallows in the background. Many perished at the hands of these two for offenses as minor as doing that one thing or possession of stuff. Although, to be fair, few got away with doing that one thing, even then.
by Raoul von S.
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT Greasy Spoons and Drive ins
Replies: 8
Views: 1142

Re: OT Greasy Spoons and Drive ins

Elmer Spelunker kept his herd on the north fork of the South Chugwater, which gives Chugwater Lake that delightful scent and tang of urine. Always a tourist's delight, and available in pint, quart, or half gallon fruit jars from Ma Frombacher's back porch. Might I suggest Scotty's, next time you're ...
by Raoul von S.
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Race Car Project
Replies: 65
Views: 4585

Re: Race Car Project

A documented descent into insanity ! Gents, see the signs before this happens to you !
by Raoul von S.
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Grandchildren and Model T's
Replies: 20
Views: 1798

Re: Grandchildren and Model T's

I wouldn't trust that face. Make all sorts of trouble and then cute
their way out of it every time. Seen it happen with my own eyes.
Be careful !
by Raoul von S.
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Little snow in Montana
Replies: 24
Views: 2311

Re: Little snow in Montana

Three and a half feet of the stuff in the yard. Drifts against the fence reach the top. It is an 8' fence. Mark nailed my sentiments. I enjoy winter in December - when we usually get most of our snow - but by the time February rolls around, the old brain says "Enough of this nonsense, let's get on w...
by Raoul von S.
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

Glen Glenn operated the Terminal Cafe as a tourist stop under the assumed name of Felix Fuzbottom for those riding the Union Pacific stage. See the "Overland Route" sign over the door ? The Terminal Cafe had actually been declared an official "depot" for the stage. As for the food, Cyrus Van Schloot...
by Raoul von S.
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - No longer surprising!
Replies: 13
Views: 1725

Re: OT - No longer surprising!

Who can ever forget ?
by Raoul von S.
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

Grunda wore a mighty big pair of pantaloons. She ordered them from a catalogue and
townfolk still say they looked like a schooner's sails when hung out on the line. Whatever
credits Grunda lacked in feminine mystique, people said she was a sweet talkin' mama,
with a face like a gent.
by Raoul von S.
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

The Calhoun County Quick Response Vomit Inspection Team were kept quite busy through those years on account of the undulating curves. Feck Feckler turned the first one up while plowing his north field. Within a year they were hauling them out on the railroad and monthly sales grossed almost double t...
by Raoul von S.
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

Irving Fletcher relates a story in his 1972 book: Numbers, and How We Count, that this whole counting system we take for granted, was in fact, conjured up and developed by Phineas Pilaster and a few others, when the State forced them to inventory the booze and elixirs sold at Ernie's. It was slow go...
by Raoul von S.
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: T Roadster pickup
Replies: 19
Views: 1726

Re: T Roadster pickup

This is a massive over-simplification of a many-faceted subject, but to make it short and simple, .... most people's drive in life is for two reasons: 1. Intoxication, and 2. Sex. All things like ethics, service beyond self, knowledge/history are considered either bothersome, or a waste of energy, a...
by Raoul von S.
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Garage Space
Replies: 34
Views: 2899

Re: Garage Space

D. styling study
by Raoul von S.
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

A quick call to the Sunday hotline revealed that the work on committee member background checks will either have to wait, or will require additional funding for more staff, as the current team is still finalizing data on the legal fallout over false claims that the City was built on rock and roll, a...
by Raoul von S.
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

There is a separate commission for the Fair. Whether or not they ARE or will be fair, is another matter. The investigative team is still looking into verification of the "good families" claim. After 40 years of hard work, they revealed with overwhelming documentation and evidence that everybody was ...
by Raoul von S.
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

The idea of tuna mints was hatched by none other than Felix Farquardt. He felt the spear and peppermint flavors of after-meal breath candies clashed with the lingering flavors of the meal. He developed an entire line of more conventionally flavored after-meal candies, tuna being just one of many. Wo...
by Raoul von S.
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

Grunda Fulpants took up with Phil in the same summer as the big volcano eruption. According Grunda's diary and expenditure log, Phil purchased a Dick Smart Kick Start in 1921. May 12, to be exact. We might assume he got things started shortly after reading the operating instructions and installing t...
by Raoul von S.
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

Research to perfect the G-valve led down the path of developing a better spark plug, however, in a typo slip, the researchers began working on a perfected spork plug, which in turn, led to the invention of the spork. Picked up by 1000's of restaurants and plastic cutlery supply chains, the team made...
by Raoul von S.
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: O.T. But interesting Shorpy Photo
Replies: 17
Views: 1878

Re: O.T. But interesting Shorpy Photo

Mr. Jelf,

I am the sole agent of my own fantasies, thank you ! I do not come poking around your
fantasies, and I would appreciate the same from others ! :lol:
by Raoul von S.
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

I believe this is the part of the story where Phineas Lumbarton Pilaster comes to play a
large role. His part in B-valve development was revolutionary across industry and dance
beyond the perimeter of the tri-burg area.
by Raoul von S.
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

There is a half-page ad in the March 12, 1915 edition of the Fecklersburg Fantestical that shows Kalamity Dick was marketing a kick starter for automobiles. He called it the "Dick Smart Kick Start". By the looks of it, he stole the idea from the gasoline powered Maytag washing machine that Ma Frombe...
by Raoul von S.
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: John F. Gross 1920-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Re: John F. Gross 1920-1919

Sounds like a life well lived. Fair winds, Mr. Gross.
by Raoul von S.
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Source for TT Stakes
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Re: Source for TT Stakes

Anybody here have a truck so equipped ? In my flatbed/metal stakes experience, the rattle
and noise was really annoying. Are the stock TT units any better ?
by Raoul von S.
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: O.T. But interesting Shorpy Photo
Replies: 17
Views: 1878

Re: O.T. But interesting Shorpy Photo

This idea is forever on my mind. Go back, stash stuff in places I know to survive, and save so much that just wasn't. Take a suitcase full of cash and buy all the right stuff. The C&S narrow gauge scrapped dozens of mothballed 1880's locomotives for lack of buyers. The possibilites are endless ! Rea...
by Raoul von S.
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Source for TT Stakes
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Re: Source for TT Stakes

No such critter, I am told, by guys who came to me thinking I might have some. They said they are pretty much unobtainium, as 99% of those trucks sold with them lost them to damage or scrapping. Were all "Ford Truck" marked flatbeds equipped with the stakes ? Or were they sold separately from the be...
by Raoul von S.
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What to do ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2393

Re: What to do ?

HaroldRJr wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:35 am
Raoul - Still kick'n yourself for letting that '58 DeSoto slip away tho', right?
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Huatchoo talkin' 'bout, Haroldo ? DeSoto is still in the shop.
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by Raoul von S.
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Snow in San Diego county
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Re: Snow in San Diego county

Let's not even touch the politics of California ! πŸ€”
by Raoul von S.
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

We can now all say that we damwell know the answer to that one.
by Raoul von S.
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What to do ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2393

Re: What to do ?

Lol yes the Looney name suits me well , my dad had it worse than me though , my grandmother's maiden last name was witt , my grandfather a Looney , so my dads half Looney half witt lol. I'm so glad everyone likes the TT ill post more pictures to the thread this weekend. I have several antique 50s a...
by Raoul von S.
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

I am slow to respond to this news of Heinrich being lost. I am worried, as that burger, sweet potato fries, and smooth-sipping JB Black are going to go to waste or get knocked on the floor if he stays away too long. I must say, I like his organizational style, and the ambiance of the place is first ...
by Raoul von S.
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What to do ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2393

Re: What to do ?

With a name like "Looney", you already have such an advantage over all of us. Tell
the wife you're going to attempt a land speed record. :D
by Raoul von S.
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT - Old Photo - Pre T - Ford Endures - Home of Superman
Replies: 5
Views: 813

Re: OT - Old Photo - Pre T - Ford Endures - Home of Superman

My gut tells me this was taken in the 40's, and the car is a novelty attention-gitter for the
local Ford dealer. The reverse facing horns and guy by the hood suggest there is a bit of
silliness at hand.
by Raoul von S.
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

All four traveled to China together to study Pandas, before forming the American Panda
Groomers Society. Business was slow, but they all enjoyed cupcakes equally. Pandas
respond well to Souzaphone music, studies have shown.
by Raoul von S.
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Chickasha dream list....
Replies: 16
Views: 1777

Re: Chickasha dream list....

I've got snow in the forecast for the next ten days ! Getting itchy to get back in the shop
and get some work done. Just too cold. πŸ˜‘
by Raoul von S.
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Chickasha dream list....
Replies: 16
Views: 1777

Re: Chickasha dream list....

Looking for a big fat bucket of summer weather. Anyone ?
by Raoul von S.
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

By the deafening sound of silence, I am guessing nobody knows a darn thing about KD's Diablo Perro. I'll send a telex to Heinrich at the Institute and see if he can come up with anything. Heinrich did send along this photo he found of Funkbunkler Street, just up the hill from the pier, in Fecklersbu...
by Raoul von S.
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Unintentionaly altered history
Replies: 28
Views: 2630

Re: OT: Unintentionaly altered history

Jimmy was the only President to fight for armies on both sides of the Civil War. Please
make a note of it.
by Raoul von S.
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

Not that dog, .... this one:

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by Raoul von S.
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What to do ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2393

Re: What to do ?

I'd say the first thing you need to do is start working up some idea in your head of how you'd like this thing to end up. Custom cab ? Box cab ? C-cab ? Open (no cab) ? What sort of bed do you want ? With some ideas in your head, start hunting up parts. Make it known what you are looking for .... pa...
by Raoul von S.
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

In Herb's airplane photo above, we see KD's special flying shelter for the Diablo Perro he kept as a pet. The perro liked the wind in his face so KD put him right up front. In spite of the long lives the Diablo Perros typically have, few photos of KD's pet are known. Here is one, captured by Cuthber...
by Raoul von S.
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Brass radiator... clear coat?
Replies: 27
Views: 2239

Re: Brass radiator... clear coat?

This subject comes up over and over again. I always ask myself, why do people like polished brass so much ? I prefer a patinead finish, and all that sparkle just looks like a PITA to fuss and worry about. But it clearly is a thing for a lot of people to subject themselves to all that bother. I look ...
by Raoul von S.
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

Duke and Zeek had more brothers than you could shake a stick at. Only Duke retained the family name of Fitzellwitz (for stage porpoises) after coming through Immigration at Elvis Island. The rest got a simpler name "reassignment" by customs officials of "Futz" and the rest is history. Buck Futz was ...
by Raoul von S.
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926 ford tt canopy express
Replies: 13
Views: 1455

Re: 1926 ford tt canopy express

Ed, can I use your photo to post a WTB ad for one of those spotlights ?
by Raoul von S.
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

The snow is piling up outside and the old woodstove is keeping the place pretty warm. As I sit here weedling my mautox, the question popped into my head, did KD hone the inside of the sonotube shipping containers for the parakeet feathers ? The sonohoner/reamer is still on display in the central foy...
by Raoul von S.
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

Which sledge do you seek, oh Eaglous One ? The weight and handle lengths are many. They are stashed between the wall studs near the welder and torch. The Lava Tree was/is quite plentiful in Wyoming and my own region. Eruptions are rare, but spectacular and dangerous. It was no place to have a treeho...
by Raoul von S.
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Unintentionaly altered history
Replies: 28
Views: 2630

Re: OT: Unintentionaly altered history

Now we're talkin' ! A subject/perversion near and dear to my heart ... that dark, incessant craving for old stuff and history. My earliest memories are of standing on boardwalk sidewalks in California Gold Ruch mining towns in the pre-cutesy years, marveling at the Victorian detail of the buildings,...
by Raoul von S.
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?
Replies: 73
Views: 6854

Re: What have you done on/with/to your T in febuary?

It just keeps snowing and snowing. High temps in the 20's, lows in single digits. Even
the stove can't push the cold out of the shop .... so everything sits.
by Raoul von S.
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1926 ford tt canopy express
Replies: 13
Views: 1455

Re: 1926 ford tt canopy express

That is a GREAT looking truck ! What kind of spotlight is on it ? Were the cowl lamps lowered ?
They look lower than on my truck.
by Raoul von S.
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

Not much has been mentioned about KD's accidental discovery, by reversing the postulatory ebb and flow restrictor (too much Happy Sally, he later confided), he produced the first advanced phaspiculator from a basic-frame kaphistulator. Something never thought possible by critics of the kaphistulatio...
by Raoul von S.
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

The square root of 87 is orange, if the stories are true. That reminds me of a report in the 05 Aug. 1905 edition of the Fecklersburg Fantastical that said Kalamity had taken contract to work with the Tri-State lumbering syndicate Boofaloni Bros. to develop a tree with square roots, limbs, and trunk...
by Raoul von S.
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

So many traditions spilled into the streets and history through the doors of Ernie's ... The back alley rock fights that began as playful fun behind Ernie's would have never become the professional sport they are today without Ernie and a liberal splashing of the Happy Sally. The St. Swithen's Day w...
by Raoul von S.
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: More new snow and smiles
Replies: 28
Views: 2562

Re: More new snow and smiles

When you grow up and learn to drive - I mean REALLY learn to drive - in snow, it really is no big deal. Other drivers who DID NOT learn to drive in the snow are the problem. We have several feet on the ground right now and it is coming down in giant balls. You'd think everyone had never seen this st...
by Raoul von S.
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Weather
Replies: 21
Views: 1521

Re: Weather

Aren't you guys reading the news ? The end is near !
by Raoul von S.
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?
Replies: 62
Views: 4206

Re: How Long Have You Owned Your Old Iron?

I have owned PARTS for mine for over 50 years ... the purple headlight lenses, other rusty tidbits,
but it took until 5 or so years ago to actually buy the vehicle to put them on, even though it was the
reason I saved the parts. I am a little slow that way ... 😜
by Raoul von S.
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Who do you use for general auto repair - post here
Replies: 15
Views: 1734

Re: FJ - Who do you use for general auto repair - post here

I quit dealing with Ford retail when they stopped carrying T parts in the 60's. Walk in there and
ask for something as simple as a new light or starter switch and their eyes glaze over the moment
I say "1925". Nevermind a Ruckstell gasket set or 2-lever hogshead !
by Raoul von S.
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

I am not convinced that KD sewed the shirt himself. If he did, he was heavily influenced by the
pages of Pimp My T magazine, as many copies were found within the propinquity of his domicile.

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by Raoul von S.
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: OT: WTB: 1916 Studebaker Engine
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Re: OT: WTB: 1916 Studebaker Engine

There have been earlier threads on repairing broken blocks. I recall photos of chunks missing and cut from other blocks to "stitch" together, to save a special/numbers matching block. Have you tried your local Studebaker dealership ? The early ones often carry a large selection of mechanical parts l...
by Raoul von S.
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is this? Ford/Resetter.
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: What is this? Ford/Resetter.

I turned it up while doing research on Normalee Moody, of Fecklersburg Wyoming.
by Raoul von S.
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

I think it's time we bring up the subject ot hair, and how Fecklersburg, and namely Watda Fulk Hogan, was the center of the men's hair fashion world for a stretch. As most of the Model T world today still wears these styles developed at the Hogan Institute of Hair, it is only fitting to give credit,...
by Raoul von S.
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1925 craigslist truck
Replies: 13
Views: 1660

Re: 1925 craigslist truck

I see the speed limit sign is appropriate. 😜
by Raoul von S.
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

If it weren't for Ernie's daring sense of fashion, brown plaid would not be the rage it is today.
by Raoul von S.
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What is this? Ford/Resetter.
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: What is this? Ford/Resetter.

It was for mood swings, brought on by a less-than-cooperative Model T.
by Raoul von S.
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

Alexander "Sandy" Moody was his name. He had a sister named Normalee Moody. She was notorious for being a grumpy, wet blanket sort of gal. Especially when Cuthbert, Uncle Lumby, or any of the Klammitboffers weren't buying rounds at Ernie's. Interesting photo of the guys bagging flatulence ore for sh...
by Raoul von S.
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

The bagpipes were Kalamity Dick's most successful and enduring invention. The idea was to mechanically
create the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard. Add haggis and whisky, and the acceptance of them as a
musical instrument AND the origins of the kilt becomes obvious.
by Raoul von S.
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Stromberg choke control
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Re: Stromberg choke control

Put me down for one.
by Raoul von S.
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

Sorry to drag this backwards a little, but Heinrich just sent these over. Kalamity worked up a functional rotary wing aircraft, he called "the whirligig", to get to the regional sales office in Drumright. Two primary concerns were addressed in this contraption .... speed, AND the ability to sling-ca...
by Raoul von S.
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

I have never heard or read any account of the Constable being out of town during those hullaballoos. The only information on the Constable I have came via Uncle Lumby. He was 3 sheets to the wind, after an evening at Ernie's. He told this story of KD building a prosthetic leg for the Constable, with...
by Raoul von S.
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Unintentionaly altered history
Replies: 28
Views: 2630

Re: OT: Unintentionaly altered history

Henry Ford is creditied with saving the Raven from extinction, when he developed a synthetic method of producing the color black from bad moods and toenail clippings. As a result, his cars were all painted black for the next 10 years, and they sold like hotcakes because of his saving of the species....
by Raoul von S.
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OT: Unintentionaly altered history
Replies: 28
Views: 2630

Re: OT: Unintentionaly altered history

Everyone knows the U.S. Civil war was won by the north because of their guided missile technology
and air superiority. Abe Linciln wrote about it on the I-blog "Salsa" after the war.
by Raoul von S.
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

Although it is unknown who the owner of the above TT was, Kalamity's presence is obviated by the mismatched pair of headlight rings, a trick Dick learned in 1917, to polarize the triculation during thymian inducement, while the vehicle was in motion. He found he could increase mocular efficiency by ...
by Raoul von S.
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?
Replies: 60
Views: 4483

Re: What are these holes in the cylinder wall of a Ford Special motor?

By the look of the raised casting areas and considerable machine work, whatever the
intention, they went to a lot of trouble to build it this way. This was not an afterthought
or done on a whim.
by Raoul von S.
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

They say "No photo, it never happened". Well, here you go ! TTgoat.jpg Note the Farkleberry bush in the foreground. It wasn't until 1924 that Kalamity Dick discovered this was the answer to his perfecting the Wood and Liver Swirl flavor ice cream flavor. KD had just been named Farkler Emeritus at th...
by Raoul von S.
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

The rise of the goat in cultural circles in the 19th and early 20th century is truly amazing to ponder. While the Baron was earning the Verdienstorden in the skies over Europe, Uncle Lumby and others were digging fossil remains from the tar beds of the Upper Chugwater that showed goats had recently ...
by Raoul von S.
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What Would You Like to See the Vendors Offer
Replies: 54
Views: 4338

Re: What Would You Like to See the Vendors Offer

A mid-to-low grade black spray paint in a can to get that OEM color on pretty much everything
like Henry did ....

What's gonna happen when you can no longer get black paint ?
by Raoul von S.
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

This is beginning to read like a livestock romance novel ....

Anyone remember Kalamity Dick ?
by Raoul von S.
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1263
Views: 54138

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

Funny, ... but I was just considering the alternative, when I got a call from Viceroy Duntov, collector of parking fines and erstwhile afficianado of mint flavored candies. He was complaining of incessant gas and his absentminded misplacement of the Gastrometer that Kalamity Dick had built for him, ...
by Raoul von S.
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The number of Model T's must still be going up
Replies: 20
Views: 1746

Re: The number of Model T's must still be going up

Raoul, I happily inherited my T last year... I was told that my father (who passed 15 years ago), wanted me to have the car. Absolutely sentimental to me and I think Pop knew I and only I of his 3 kids, would cherish it and keep it alive. The car was part of the family before I was !! And I have th...
by Raoul von S.
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The number of Model T's must still be going up
Replies: 20
Views: 1746

Re: The number of Model T's must still be going up

American culture bases everything on dollar value FIRST. All other considerations a distant second, third, etc .... You see it in most of the people posting here, even though they clearly "get it" about the value of fun and friendship and inner contentment. It is always about "investment" or getting...