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by 46woodduck
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Age Memory Problems
Replies: 23
Views: 977

Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Why am I sitting at my computer this late at night. I should be in bed.
by 46woodduck
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Electrics and autonomouses
Replies: 32
Views: 1114

Re: Electrics and autonomouses

Electric cars and california go together.......until they shut off your power and you can't get to work in the morning.
by 46woodduck
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 1859

Re: The start of my TwinT project

Interesting project. Looking forward to following your progress.
by 46woodduck
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1266
Views: 54392

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.
by 46woodduck
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3309

Re: Vintage authenticity?

As in riding a motorcycle, drive defensively and always figure that they will do something you would never expect.
by 46woodduck
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 97
Views: 3309

Re: Vintage authenticity?

Just because they didn't have taillights, brake lights and turn signals from the factory doesn't mean it makes sense to go out into today's traffic without them. Some modifications make sense if you are going to use the vehicle.
by 46woodduck
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Electrics and autonomouses
Replies: 32
Views: 1114

Re: Electrics and autonomouses

No problem charging on the road, just put a Honda generator in the back and take it along. You won't even need a long cord.
by 46woodduck
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Mike Kosser's new tool
Replies: 11
Views: 1480

Re: Mike Kosser's new tool

Pictures and dimensions would help those of us who might desire to make one of our own.
by 46woodduck
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Home again.
Replies: 9
Views: 1026

Re: Home again.

Great looking truck.
by 46woodduck
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The next best thing?
Replies: 8
Views: 571

Re: The next best thing?

Notice that all of the "listening devices" are referred to in female names. They tried to give them male names but none of them would listen.
by 46woodduck
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The next best thing?
Replies: 8
Views: 571

Re: The next best thing?

Have a friend with an "Alexa" gismo and we were just sitting around talking and it replied to something we said. Creepy things, Ask it "what is the meaning of life".
by 46woodduck
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Cast iron surface repair
Replies: 12
Views: 650

Re: Cast iron surface repair

I have used JB Weld to repair corrosion pitting in an M37B1 military Dodge and it held up fine. The stuff is almost bullet proof.
by 46woodduck
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1266
Views: 54392

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

Was Poindexter a General?
by 46woodduck
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Revisiting some fabrication
Replies: 100
Views: 8897

Re: Revisiting some fabrication

It's fun to make your own parts. How it used to be done before there was a parts store in every town. Part of the fun is learning how to be an amateur black smith/fabricator and build things that you may be able to buy. Much nicer to be able to say "I built that".
by 46woodduck
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Toledo Torch
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: Toledo Torch

A picture of the "Bomb" would help. Is it like a round version of a "Tiki Torch". Might be a nice addition in the yard while having a late summer cookout.
by 46woodduck
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1103

Re: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes

California DMV is just like the FAA to general aviation. They aren't happy until you aren't happy. Their goal is to ban everything that isn't electric so they can discover that the power grid can't support charging all the batteries and force everyone to use their high speed trains that won't go whe...
by 46woodduck
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 122
Views: 7655

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

"Likes old and slow"? Hell. I'm living it.
by 46woodduck
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest Project: Manhole cover kingpins
Replies: 13
Views: 866

Re: Latest Project: Manhole cover kingpins

Always nice to see people build stuff to make life easier.
by 46woodduck
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Why we should outlaw autonomous vehicles
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: Why we should outlaw autonomous vehicles

I'm with tdump on this issue. It's amazing how people put so much faith into computers to save the world when one simple glitch (or hack by some computer nerd) can screw up things faster than a NASCAR race car.
by 46woodduck
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Odd hubcap, white brass??
Replies: 12
Views: 795

Re: Odd hubcap, white brass??

Perhaps it's zinc?
by 46woodduck
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New
Replies: 26
Views: 2236

Re: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

Saw one the other day that said "I break for no apparent reason". Really seemed appropriate for Southern California.
by 46woodduck
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Speaking about banjos. Does this look like a banjo?
Replies: 11
Views: 710

Re: Speaking about banjos. Does this look like a banjo?

Here's one I built several years back, now I'm using cigar boxes instead of tin cans.
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by 46woodduck
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1266
Views: 54392

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

Considering that you get down from a duck is it possible that if you boil down a duck you will get a soggy pillow?
by 46woodduck
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1266
Views: 54392

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

Hard to tell about that spittoon. I had always heard that the dent was on the left side.
by 46woodduck
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1266
Views: 54392

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

This is a shot, (pun intended) from the last expedition to the Chugwater Highlands. The mutant squirrels got into the Happy Sally and became overtly aggressive endangering the locals and Uncle Mortimer and his cousin Weldon brought their Buffalo guns and rectified the situation.
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by 46woodduck
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 80
Views: 5100

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Love that model in a box. Neat way to get the lighting to look natural.
by 46woodduck
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Grease cup: OK to shorten the post?
Replies: 31
Views: 2571

Re: Grease cup: OK to shorten the post?

I'n thinking that the only person who would know if the pin was gone is you. Nobody is goingto remove the cap to inspect it. Typical "field modification" for improved lubrication.
by 46woodduck
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How much time have you got ??
Replies: 23
Views: 2062

Re: How much time have you got ??

As the years add up we hopefully realize that it's not important how many things we do, but rather that we do the things we enjoy doing. Old cars (and our other joys) keep us focused on the things that matter.
by 46woodduck
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oils
Replies: 23
Views: 1703

Re: Oils

Scott_conger, thanks for the good wishes. No job, I've been retired since 2008. No money, I've been playing with old cars since the late 1950s. Been here in So Califunky since 1951 and unfortunately love the place, just not the politicians. Have a wonderful lady that I married in 1967 and we're stil...
by 46woodduck
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1266
Views: 54392

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

Actually, that looks like the Charter Members of Heck's Angels just before they took out on a ride to the Happy Sally distillery.
by 46woodduck
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oils
Replies: 23
Views: 1703

Re: Oils

Not in America, but in the Peoples Republic of California they have been doing stuff like this for years. There are many products (paints, glues etc.) that you can buy in the rest of our country that you cannot have shipped into our state, companies cannot even have in their warehouses and if you go...
by 46woodduck
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oils
Replies: 23
Views: 1703

Re: Oils

The vehicle regulators figure that if they can't outlaw the vehicles they will just outlaw the necessary fluids and get them of the road that way.
by 46woodduck
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo- Chain drive express truck
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: Old Photo- Chain drive express truck

Looks like it could haul a long load if it had enough torque to get it moving.
by 46woodduck
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: California without gasoline-burning cars?
Replies: 26
Views: 1811

Re: California without gasoline-burning cars?

The fun fact is that the electric grid is already overloaded in Califunny. When everybody goes electric think of whats going to happen when they all get home from work and plug in their cars.
by 46woodduck
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1266
Views: 54392

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

Something about the "Shamrock Incident" triggered memories of a morning when the dew was on the clover. I'm sure it will come to me, but right now the kettle is whistling and I need to brew some tea. Why is the hose turned on and laying on the driveway and has anybody seen my spectacles?
by 46woodduck
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 15% ethanol and T’s
Replies: 21
Views: 1820

Re: 15% ethanol and T’s

Race gas will work, but the price can be pretty high compared to regular pump gas. If you live near a small airport that has fuel, aviation gas works well and will remain good over long periods of storage.
by 46woodduck
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: TT Auxiliary Trans
Replies: 12
Views: 751

Re: TT Auxiliary Trans

A rear axle U-bolt would probably work or you could probably just use a piece of threaded rod and bend your own.
by 46woodduck
Thu May 23, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 1762

Re: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T

Rough definition..."Simple Beauty". That's what the T translates to.
by 46woodduck
Wed May 22, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 290
Views: 19850

Re: Foto of the Day

Had a friend (long passed) who was an award winning press photographer who used to say that if you took a couple of thousand pictures the odds were good a couple would be worth using.
by 46woodduck
Tue May 21, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T
Replies: 26
Views: 1762

Re: 1 year in: 1925/27 the Pee T

If you do something every day, sooner or later you will run out of things to do. Keep at it, it's looking good so far.
by 46woodduck
Mon May 20, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: California without gasoline-burning cars?
Replies: 26
Views: 1811

Re: California without gasoline-burning cars?

Soon everything will be controlled by computers and nothing can go wrong...go wrong...go wrong...go wrong...
by 46woodduck
Sat May 18, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: When cows fly
Replies: 15
Views: 1130

Re: When cows fly

The problem is that cows don't realize that they are aerodynamic and never take advantage of it.They should really put a pig in the wind tunnel.
by 46woodduck
Sun May 12, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1266
Views: 54392

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

Few realize that the Frugalhorn worked on the same principle as the Hookah and that part of Fatty Roundbottom's sweet sound was because he always filled it with Happy Sally'
by 46woodduck
Sun May 12, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 8in1 American Convertible Motor Truck Body " restoration"
Replies: 148
Views: 9303

Re: 8in1 American Convertible Motor Truck Body " restoration"

That's gonna be one fine looking truck when you get done with it.
by 46woodduck
Sat May 11, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The New Purist
Replies: 29
Views: 1997

Re: The New Purist

Precisely my point JP. As we used to say in the Military Vehicle group "it was a field modification". Our M37B1 has an 8 ball for the shift knob just like the one in our motor pool in Viet Nam and I replaced the olive green plastic knob on the glove box with a white ceramic one with blue flowers pai...
by 46woodduck
Fri May 10, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The New Purist
Replies: 29
Views: 1997

Re: The New Purist

Purist or not, I think that its pretty amazing that after 110 years there is still a following and passion to keep the Model T brand alive. You can have a 100 point restoration, or a Bitsa project you pieced together, in my mind they are all equally important to keep this very important piece of Am...
by 46woodduck
Wed May 08, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The New Purist
Replies: 29
Views: 1997

Re: The New Purist

Before my interest developed for the TT truck that I have yet to find, my wife and I restored a Viet Nam era Dodge M37B1 Military 3/4 ton truck. We spent over 5 years bringing it back to life from the pile of parts I was given that had gone through a garage fire. Like any other group of vehicle nuts...
by 46woodduck
Wed May 01, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - "Open All Night"
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

Re: Old Photo - "Open All Night"

Looks like it's ready for an adventure.
by 46woodduck
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The New Purist
Replies: 29
Views: 1997

Re: The New Purist

Then there is the tainted enthusiast. Doesn't care if the numbers match, just wants a T to drive and have fun. There are lots more than the purists imagine who are into having a chance to live in the past, go back to a slower style of life and thumb their noses at "progress".
by 46woodduck
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Dear Abby
Replies: 56
Views: 3262

Re: Dear Abby

Dear Abby, Since my hubby bought a Model T, there seems to be a direct correlation between his mood and how well the T is running. Does that make sense? Signed, Tired of Grumpy Dear Tired of Grumpy, You need to realize that once he bought a Model T, very little in his world will make sense. Yes, hi...
by 46woodduck
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ***1918-1927 Model TT Brake Assembly***
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Re: ***1918-1927 Model TT Brake Assembly***

Nothing like a good picture to help put an assembly together correctly.
by 46woodduck
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Engine Head decision, what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 1607

Re: Engine Head decision, what would you do?

I agree with Vern. Throw some oil in the cylinders and turn it for a while. Put some fresh oil in it and see if it runs. Run it a bit, check the compression and if it checks out, run it. Many of the old girls sat for many years and came back to life.
by 46woodduck
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need a Liquid epoxy liner for repair to damage fuel tank
Replies: 18
Views: 1865

Re: Need a Liquid epoxy liner for repair to damage fuel tank

I have used the "Pro-Seal" on aircraft fuel tanks, can't vouch for the other products. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/categori ... lants.html
by 46woodduck
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo-Machine shop
Replies: 8
Views: 821

Re: Old Photo-Machine shop

Rich Bingham wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:14 pm
I want to work there when I grow up !!! :lol:
Never grow up, Rich. It's overrated. Having worked in machine shops for the first 25+ years of my days as an "adult" I would love to have that shop out behind my garage. It would make for a lot less runs to the parts shops.
by 46woodduck
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT Seriously BIG Raw Vintage Horsepower
Replies: 18
Views: 2364

Re: OT Seriously BIG Raw Vintage Horsepower

Huge engines and massive torque. Something about that always brings a smile.
by 46woodduck
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 122
Views: 7655

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

Nice to see people that wil make the odd parts. Sometimes it's easier than most folks think and it's fun to be able to say you made them.
by 46woodduck
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1ST of 3 to come home, check it out
Replies: 35
Views: 3389

Re: 1ST of 3 to come home, check it out

Nice collection. Must say I'm jealous.
by 46woodduck
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Antique Model Engine
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: Antique Model Engine

It would be worth getting the parts made and building a test stand to mount it on, just so you could hear it run.
by 46woodduck
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Dear Abby
Replies: 56
Views: 3262

Re: Dear Abby

Dear Abby, A young man asked my daughter on a date and intends to drive her to an ice cream shop for the outing. Does that sound proper and wholesome? Signed, Worried Mother Dear Worried Mother, I wouldn't worry about the ice cream shop, but be sure that they don't order any extra nuts on the Banan...
by 46woodduck
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1266
Views: 54392

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

The skinny guy back by the train looks like Farmsnaggle Grumpworth, well known around the Chugwater area as one of the best badminton players in the northwest quadrant. Those were the days when badminton was played with live parakeets for the birds. He was later discredited for using goldfinches in ...
by 46woodduck
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What's legal in the USA?
Replies: 7
Views: 962

Re: What's legal in the USA?

As the "Police advisor" of our car club used to say back in the 1960s, "it's not illegal, it's unlawful, illegal is a sick bird".
by 46woodduck
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Driving a truck
Replies: 13
Views: 1843

Re: Driving a truck

Just think, with 300 gallons of fuel you could drive it across the country and probably only need one fuel stop. Pack a bag and fill a cooler with drinks, adventure is calling.
by 46woodduck
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Dear Abby
Replies: 56
Views: 3262

Re: Dear Abby

Dear Questionable Ancestry, Not to worry, back in the day many people were conceived in an aversion who turned out perfectly normal. Quite common and people are probably doing aversion therapy today. Signed, Abby Dear Abby, Thanks. Your answer makes sense, but my question was incorrectly asked. Wha...
by 46woodduck
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Dear Abby
Replies: 56
Views: 3262

Re: Dear Abby

Dear Questionable Ancestry,

Not to worry, back in the day many people were conceived in an aversion who turned out perfectly normal. Quite common and people are probably doing aversion therapy today.

Signed,

Abby
by 46woodduck
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Why Do You Do it ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1487

Re: Why Do You Do it ?

Why? Because I'm getting older and realize that the slower, simpler ways of the past are a lot nicer to deal with than a rush hour rat race lifestyle. I'm retired, don't have to be anywhere "right now" and if I need to be someplace on time I can leave earlier and take the back roads and have a smile...
by 46woodduck
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: New Faith
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

Re: New Faith

Well said Hank. I'll be turning 73 in a little over two weeks and have noticed that most of the younger folks aren't really interested in getting their hands dirty playing with old cars, but just when you are about to give up you will find some kid who is really interested in the "time travel" aspec...
by 46woodduck
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1266
Views: 54392

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

That picture was taken just after the Chugwater Valley Rent-A-Seance Pleasure Faire, Parakeet Races and Washtub Olympics. The crew was well lubricated on Happy Sally and well padded with the Budgerigar feathers. History shows that they got through the whole weekend without any serious injuries, but ...
by 46woodduck
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1911 Regal Underslung engine startup
Replies: 15
Views: 1237

Re: 1911 Regal Underslung engine startup

Quite an elegant automobile. Looking forward to following your build.
by 46woodduck
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1266
Views: 54392

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

That looks like Shirley's sister Esmeralda sitting at the far end of the bar. I remember that she could cause the best of men to get spiffed. Don't know about that leg in the foreground, but it may belong to her cousin Gigabella, (Giggy for short). From the little memory I have left these days I bel...
by 46woodduck
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Matin Parry Cab Bodies
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: Matin Parry Cab Bodies

Nice woodwork. Love the looks of those things.
by 46woodduck
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Accessory steel wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 1328

Re: Accessory steel wheel

Interesting wheels, perhaps aftermarket.
by 46woodduck
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1266
Views: 54392

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

Ahh, the beauty of the old filling station. Part of the fun to be had there was in the use of the lovely diving platform along side of the porch roof. Would have been more fun had they only added the pool that was on the original plans for the place. They tried backing the TT up to the porch and fil...
by 46woodduck
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: When The Tin Man Looses his Mind!!
Replies: 34
Views: 3330

Re: When The Tin Man Looses his Mind!!

Worked the first 25 years of my life in machine shops, started at the bottom and ended up in experimental shop and aircraft tool and die work. Loved the work and learned most of my skills on the job. Then everything started going CNC and we were told to just load the programs from engineering and ru...
by 46woodduck
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1266
Views: 54392

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

Why can't we have more of this type of advertising today? Moms need beer for their babies.
by 46woodduck
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: LED Bulbs.
Replies: 56
Views: 5902

Re: LED Bulbs.

Nice collection of information. Thanks for doing the research for the rest of us.
by 46woodduck
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Thomas Edison's greatest invention is dead!
Replies: 31
Views: 2219

Re: Thomas Edison's greatest invention is dead!

I vote for the Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich and a Guinness. Seems like everything that is done to "save us" ends up causing more problems than it fixes. Personally I like kerosene lamps to light the home, but they probably contribute to harming the ozone layer.
by 46woodduck
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Thomas Edison's greatest invention is dead!
Replies: 31
Views: 2219

Re: Thomas Edison's greatest invention is dead!

But all the millennials will be happy that they are saving us from ruin. It is rather depressing isn't it.
by 46woodduck
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Race Car Project
Replies: 65
Views: 4665

Re: Race Car Project

Great assembly of assorted bits and pieces. How it would have been done back in the day. It's always nice to see that people still do this kind of stuff today. Innovation lives!
by 46woodduck
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1266
Views: 54392

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

I believe that is Shirley Youjest, who was a member of the Happy Sally Underground. Famous throughout the northwest as a purveyor of pub accessories.
by 46woodduck
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

All that wagon really needed was a TT hooked to the front and KD would have been able to escape to wherever he wanted to go.
by 46woodduck
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Interesting how there is still a large market for lucrative podiums. I guess the market varies between the lucrative ones and the filthy lucrative ones depending on which side of the tracks they are going to. The black market for illicit vestibules is still there, but the vestibule police have bette...
by 46woodduck
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Who owns this?
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

Re: Who owns this?

It's not mine, but I wish it was.
by 46woodduck
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

We wake up to the mating calls of the two legged cat. Our neighbors out west from our place have a whole herd of the things. Wish he could train them to hunt the squirrels that roost in our trees and steal our avocados. The 45-70 govt buffalo gun works well, but the local constabulary complains abou...
by 46woodduck
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil Leak Help
Replies: 38
Views: 3225

Re: Oil Leak Help

As a friend who was into old British motorcycles used to say, "if it's not leaking oil, it doesn't have any in it".
by 46woodduck
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pulled Nuthin’ Special out
Replies: 27
Views: 2731

Re: Pulled Nuthin’ Special out

I drove up to the lodge on Mount Hood back in 1976 when I was up in McMinnville with the company I worked for at the time. If I remember right it was in June and there was still quite a bit of snow. Beautiful place. Seems like it would be much more fun in a Model T then in the car we had rented.
by 46woodduck
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is Florida ethanol different?
Replies: 34
Views: 2431

Re: Is Florida ethanol different?

Aviation gas can sit for long periods of time with no problems. If you live close to a small airport try running some.
by 46woodduck
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Stock Ford Part Puzzle
Replies: 8
Views: 1162

Re: Stock Ford Part Puzzle

Hasn't changed after all these years. The factories still look at two cent parts that can be done away with to save a eight cents per car. It adds up over the number of cars they build each year. It would almost make sense if not for the fact that they will replace a simple push pull cable to open a...
by 46woodduck
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1266
Views: 54392

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. If...
by 46woodduck
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil Leak Help
Replies: 38
Views: 3225

Re: Oil Leak Help

I have to agree with the wash the engine clean, let it dry and then run it method. If it's leaking that much the location should become obvious.
by 46woodduck
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model Ts Sure Run Funny When the Carb Drain Valve is Open!
Replies: 10
Views: 1108

Re: Model Ts Sure Run Funny When the Carb Drain Valve is Open!

Seems like these are the kind of things we all learn in our automotive adventures. Sort of like changing the oil and forgetting to replace the drain plug. Did that once in 1963...haven't done it since. :roll:
by 46woodduck
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Special build.
Replies: 139
Views: 10477

Re: Model T Special build.

One word pretty well sums it up Shane...WOW!! I'm really looking forward to following your progress on this build.
by 46woodduck
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just an Old Car Painting
Replies: 113
Views: 10976

Re: Just an Old Car Painting

Love the variety of what you paint Rich. Amazing detail.
by 46woodduck
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fuel Tank Building 101 for a Speedster
Replies: 14
Views: 1585

Re: Fuel Tank Building 101 for a Speedster

Always fun to watch people create parts the "old way". Beating on metal is a fun pastime.
by 46woodduck
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: The Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Wasn't that about the same time that Kalamity Dick invented the Collide-a-Scope that was used to measure skid marks in the dirt roads when investigating accidents?
by 46woodduck
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What the heck?
Replies: 16
Views: 2060

Re: What the heck?

Obviously invented by the man who built "Jiffy-Lube" into the successful business it is today.
by 46woodduck
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: The Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

It is truly amazing the information one can find when not looking for it. 47 wombats were mated before it was discovered before it was realized that without 600 weight gear oil the eggs would never hatch.
by 46woodduck
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cramped TT cabs
Replies: 21
Views: 2171

Re: Cramped TT cabs

If you really want comfort, buy a modern crew cab/extended cab truck. It will haul a bigger load and probably get better mileage and definitely cruise more comfortable and faster. Is that why we have interest in these old relics? The reason I want a TT isn't about air-conditioned comfort, it's about...
by 46woodduck
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: The Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Stirling Funkledecker, KD's cousin from Fossberg North Dakota also worked on the connecting crew for those power lines. He seemed to really do well until he was discovered to be connecting AC wires to the DC circuits. They finally gave him an early retirement because of his Bi-polar disorder.
by 46woodduck
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: The Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

The wrench is probably from Kalamity Dick's foray into the Outback of Australia, when he was trying to market Kangaroo meat as the answer to the invasion of tacos and hotdogs in the American diet and everyone knew that before you could grill the Kangaroos you had to remove the attaching hardware and...