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by Rich Eagle
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

Well Perry, having not attended myself I can only speculate. There was a “Ginger Crunch” the last week in May after the Regatta for four weeks and a Salmonella Ginger the following year. You may be thinking of Betty Lou Raspberry or Philanthropy. They both had the amber bangs. Taffy followed one of ...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 65
Views: 4053

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

Thanks for posting that Bob. We have several that have found the pleasure of pen and paper here on the forum. Some have shared their's with me.
Keep 'em coming.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is this part?
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: What is this part?

Definitely "A worthless accessory if your crankshaft and fan pulleys have the correct crown". However I have them on 5 of my T's. 3 are homemade. Most ones are this variety that Jay shared with us years ago. I plan to improve my pulleys as time permits. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/18...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

She would certainly be embarrassed if she knew I still had this yearbook photo of her but I don't believe she has read the Forum since the naked piano player sidecar photo. MrsFlorsh.jpg She always brought ginger snaps for Birthdays and had us sing "Bye Bye, Blackbird". At 136 years old she transfer...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

"Marbles', another game of skill and precision. They held an underwater tournament at the Regatta if I remember correctly. You can almost see the hyphen in this one.
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Do you remember that green dress Mrs. Florsheim always wore on Tuesdays?
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 65
Views: 4053

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

Thanks Dallas. I will keep at it until it's warm enough to get out in the garage. :D
by Rich Eagle
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 65
Views: 4053

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

Thanks for mentioning it Henry and Keith. Most of these I have done for my own enjoyment and would sit in a drawer otherwise. It is nice to put them on the Forum where others can enjoy them. Now I do a piece or two with the Forum in mind. I was asked to do the logo for two Gliddens in a row. The fir...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: What is it?

One of these. https://www.bing.com/aclick?ld=e3pKGFmXTr_5n7TPChXr42KDVUCUwfIIOtlRVtTRCSiIuUBdHxUkN8uE5XdzR7ykKqfDp27ZJ-piCLnSnaamREBRDGt1lrY4lmvQ3e6--KKicyGuEdD24Qv2DiAwP2I09Vn5U3fPhWXEMHCvY1oHlxKJyxCduIrXZxIu6_GQrPFYOpu8xl&u=aHR0cCUzYSUyZiUyZnd3dy53YWxtYXJ0LmNvbSUyZmlwJTJmODI1NTU1ODE2JTNmd21sc3Bhcn...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 65
Views: 4053

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

This was created to try to capture the 2018 Glidden Tour directors vision. I seldom get work for others done as it's hard to morph their ideas into my head. He wanted an old car steaming up a hill with the Shoshone falls appearing in the vapor. By using Photoshop for the steam and covering it with t...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

Heinrich and I can't be sure of the who or where on the photo. Neither the ozon0meter or the osmosis counter yielded anything definitive. Of course Skippy wouldn't tell on pain of being hog-tied. It is clear that the Goat is Vincent Van.... what time period did Skippy carry the blue leather handbag....
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 25
Views: 3376

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

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I have been close to that a couple of times.
by Rich Eagle
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

As Burger said.....
The photos were confiscated but Skippy carried this one around in his handbag;
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by Rich Eagle
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 85
Views: 6053

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

This is a fresh one. It is another study of textures and color. It is on black canvas which is my first try at that. It seemed well suited for the dark corners of the cockpit of this Packard. I assume it has a Twin Six engine.
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by Rich Eagle
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 306
Views: 22618

Re: Foto of the Day

Some cool cars. What a great occasion to use them.
Our four foot drift has shrunk a little with the warmer days but still is more than I want to shovel. The Tudor would be nice for the Grand-kid visits.
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What a luxury to have an outdoor car. I can park the Coupe in the low spots.
by Rich Eagle
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 1419

Re: Memory

I remember it was the mid-fifties and Elvis was sweeping the radio. We went far North and visited Mom's cousin Ralph. Ralph had large facial features among a plethora of wrinkles. I remember they had knocked on our door one Halloween night and I simply gave him some candy thinking it was a mask. Bef...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Model K in 1998 at Sandwich, IL Show
Replies: 14
Views: 831

Re: Ford Model K in 1998 at Sandwich, IL Show

Here is a photo of a McCord. The old brass can resemble wood can't it?
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by Rich Eagle
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Model K in 1998 at Sandwich, IL Show
Replies: 14
Views: 831

Re: Ford Model K in 1998 at Sandwich, IL Show

I assume he means the brass mechanical oiler.
by Rich Eagle
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 26
Views: 1190

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

I had not thought about the kerosene tail light problem. Oil lights on trucks were the norm well into the twenties.
Here are some more Whites. Note the White logo on the boxcar.
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by Rich Eagle
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Our 1907 Ford on the cover of the AACA magazine, plus story
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: Our 1907 Ford on the cover of the AACA magazine, plus story

My copy arrived yesterday. As good as the photos here are I was so pleased to see the magazine. Those photos are perfection and show how wonderful the car itself is. Following it here was a treat but these are a wonderful addition to the story. If you can get you hands on a copy you won't be disappo...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 306
Views: 22618

Re: Foto of the Day

We are looking forward to better touring weather like this. Maybe it's too soon to think about.
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by Rich Eagle
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 25
Views: 3376

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

Well, maybe not so humorous to everyone.
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by Rich Eagle
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-This one has it all.
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Old Photo-This one has it all.

Your probably right Charley. S-D has a lot of similar features including the wide filler.
Thanks
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Roadster upholstery
Replies: 16
Views: 839

Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

I'm not sure if this shows enough to help:
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80 ... 1253415641
Then again a Touring but.....
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by Rich Eagle
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-This one has it all.
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Old Photo-This one has it all.

That's a wonderful composition. The vehicle looks very much like a Stoddard-Dayton to me. The license plate hides the double curve at the corners of the radiator. The filler neck is wide like an Overland.
It is always a special treat to see these.
Thanks
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: More aero engined brass cars
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: More aero engined brass cars

I took a break from some tedious work this morning and watched these. It certainly has re-energized me.
I do have my favorites.
I'm afraid I want one but will get over it.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 25
Views: 3376

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

Delightful!
Thanks for the call. 8-)
by Rich Eagle
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 Roadster upholstery
Replies: 16
Views: 839

Re: 1909 Roadster upholstery

FWIW this is Dan Logan's '09 Touring. I believe it is the original upholstery.
I hope you find what you need.
Rich
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by Rich Eagle
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

Thank you for that and also for your patients. As it turns out Mary really was cross-eyed. This just in was found folded and used as a shim under the North East corner of the Podium when they moved it into the Hallway. We believe it is either part of a Gilderflute spare parts list or a recipe for le...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Camper
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: 1924 Camper

by Rich Eagle
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 1419

Re: Memory

There was a "Radio Mystery Theater" on in the 70s that I listened to a couple hours each night that I worked on my Speedster out in my folks garage. My folks got new carpet when I was a year or two old. I played on that carpet from that day on. Lincoln Logs. wooden blocks, little army men and later ...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-Wrecked T
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Old Photo-Wrecked T

I'm trying to imagine what he hit or what hit him. It seems like a boxcar might be the right height to give damage to the upper parts like that.
I'm guessing that is a 1911. It does show some details we don't see in an undamaged car.
Food for thought.
Thanks
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Early racing in France, great footage !
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Early racing in France, great footage !

Where has that been all my life. It is truly Magnifique.
The piano accompaniment doubles the pleasure.
Outstanding body styling and riding attire.
I know that back wheel lifting posture and the film bubbling very well.
Thanks so much.
It made my day.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

The other thing that comes to mind from Herb's story is the difficult time KD had explaining what the Moon Gear does in the planetary transmission. We often struggle trying to understand the simplest concepts and overcome our common sense.
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Much thanks from me and Lunar.
by Rich Eagle
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

What a touching story Herb. And on this great day when we celebrate our diversity. The Tri-Berg area was so welcoming to folks from other backgrounds. Many Pythagoreans immigrated from persecution and hateful treatment. As it turned out their natural periodicity was an incredible asset at the curlin...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parts or chips...???
Replies: 11
Views: 857

Re: Parts or chips...???

Beautiful work. What satisfaction that must be.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting racecar
Replies: 9
Views: 947

Re: Interesting racecar

Here is some more on cyclecars for anyone interested. Walter's is the third photo down.
https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/thr ... 1/page-238
Thanks for bringing this up John. They look like great fun.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

"Flaming Aardvark" and "Crouching Switchman" were two other favorites. I won't vouch for Ernie's but Durward's Tavern in Lavern had fan dancers for three seasons. Both 2 blade and 4 blade as rumor has it. Things got real dirty when they were forced underground. We don't like to talk about it. Heinri...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

When the librarian asked the fellow if he liked Kipling he answered " I don't know, how do you Kipple?" I suppose it was the same for Mortimer.
Several of the wax tubes are stored at the institute and some still are filled with the sweet, colorful syrup.
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which is correct?
Replies: 19
Views: 1107

Re: Which is correct?

This is how the Model T Ford Service manual shows them. A photo of the rear axle shows the nuts toward the rear also. That makes the nuts more accessible to the mechanic that does the front version. ChaptXX.jpg I would bet than more than one car came out of the factory the other way. Even more from ...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Our 1907 Ford on the cover of the AACA magazine, plus story
Replies: 14
Views: 796

Re: Our 1907 Ford on the cover of the AACA magazine, plus story

West Peterson takes some of the best photos going. I can't wait for my copy to get here.
Congratulations Rob.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone tried these tires?
Replies: 45
Views: 1961

Re: Has anyone tried these tires?

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I would love to have a set. My YPC Bus had them originally in white rubber and I have remains of later black ones. 36X6 or 24"
They would look good on a T.
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual Livingston Radiator Cap maybe off a T?
Replies: 13
Views: 706

Re: Unusual Livingston Radiator Cap maybe off a T?

These photos show the brass insert on a similar cap. The bakelite does get brittle and crack. I had new inserts cast and threaded them. Then I made a wood pattern and cast them in bondo. That is a tight spot to machine threads. Many caps were made using that method and bakelite served well for many ...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 85
Views: 6053

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

This one was painted from an old photograph from a family album. Dad probably took it in Bozeman or Helena Montana. An "old car" in the late 20s or 30s is a novel idea. I'm guessing the car was a Mitchell.
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by Rich Eagle
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Coupe Project
Replies: 28
Views: 1151

Re: 1924 Coupe Project

What a great story. Thanks for sharing it with us. It is wonderful when nice things come to us from driving the old cars.
Those Coupes are delightful. A closed T has it's rewards.
It is perfect just the way it is. The broken plate glass shows how dangerous it is.
Best of Luck with it.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

Possibly Mortimer Kipling in the chauffeur driven Packard. Mortimer had a numeral claim in the next valley over. He sold the prang tangents from the 6s, 8s and 9s to the Helix mill folks. Kd fabricated numbers rackets for him and the two often spent time tossing horseshoes behind the Emerald Bank ju...
by Rich Eagle
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

My gosh, I remember when I went through Perpetuity. Can't imagine those well endowed Klamitbofers. ( speaking of "crockumentery") :o
by Rich Eagle
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

Yes, and some of the Uvula League Ladies claimed "Billy the Kid" could have become a Nuclear Physicist had the bandages been drawn a little tighter.
Psychopaths, we will see.
by Rich Eagle
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More new snow and smiles
Replies: 42
Views: 3608

Re: More new snow and smiles

EnRiched it is. The Coupe wouldn't start yesterday after a 2°night and 11°. About 10° warmer this morning the accumulated gases in the combustion chamber from yesterday fired right off and we got off to breakfast and back before they advised no travel in Idaho Falls unless absolutely necessary. Toda...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

We mustn't forget the proximity of the ant hills to the vanadium veins deep in the Valley. While it gave the ants more incentive it also let the lemon juice permeate the alloy. Even Henry Ford saw this as a problem. How much the headlines I read today remind me of similar problems in the TripleBergs...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

On the next page we see the Helix mill workers out on their lunch break just to see them at work. Astro, in the single breasted, fly front overcoat with extra heavy double warp Italian cloth lining and navy blue chinchilla collar, often was heard to say "Look at those sons-of a B...h's pull!". Being...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

Say what you will about Cuthbert Maddox being a half-witted, comically incompetent stumblebum. The truth is he was a masterful horseman and even recognized by “Horseguys of North Amireca Quarterly”. Shown here getting a jump on Spring sowing vertices at the Helix Mill. It was a fill in job during th...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: model B Ford update
Replies: 34
Views: 1583

Re: model B Ford update

What a treat!
Best of luck.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

Capybara, "one who eats slender leaves" often the Gasinsoda quadriradiata used to strain the waste from making Happy Sally. One of the few critters KD was not allergic to. The multitudinal injector/ejector semantators were inspired by watching mocking-jays court each other. The male walks sideways d...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

Ya, watch your step and tread lightly. The climbit is damp there so keep it in stride. Don't stoop to a poor landing.
Everett Banister wrote a song about it.
by Rich Eagle
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

We have however been successful in clearing the alternate stairway to the mezzanine.
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That is where Sebastian stores the molasses.
by Rich Eagle
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More new snow and smiles
Replies: 42
Views: 3608

Re: More new snow and smiles

That's a good looking Touring. It's ironic that the messy oil and the congealed dirt which forms clods around the gaskets and moving parts is a great protectant of the chassis. We work so hard to keep it from detracting from the car only to expose parts to the elements. I just use that for an excuse...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More new snow and smiles
Replies: 42
Views: 3608

Re: More new snow and smiles

I think they use Magnesium chloride here. It is tough on underside finishes. My Tudor shows some signs of surface corrosion underneath after a dozen Winters. It is mostly around moving parts like shackles, brakes and steering joints.I didn't treat the rusty coupe with anything and can't see any noti...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What shackle is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: What shackle is this?

The V8s used these with a nut at each end. Would those be a transition to that?
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by Rich Eagle
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 1419

Re: Memory

Some more relics. relics.jpg Dad bought some 16mm equipment in the 30s after college. He built the wooden box for the projector and the leather carrying case for the camera. Being 3’ tall I could easily watch him thread the film into the cogs on the projector feed and then watch wonderful moving ima...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

Much of all this was recorded by Merl Frothingcap in his ever-present notebook. Through a myriad of literary contortions it became the basis for the "Gumsmoke" series. Marsha Dillon, Mitch Kittie, and Sylvester the limping deputy not to mention grumpy old Doc all came to life on the little green scr...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 1419

Re: Memory

My Dad printed his own Christmas cards on photographic paper. A negative of the family exposed by a light in a contraption mounted on a 5 gallon can and a key switch and a predetermined count did the trick. Then dipping the paper in 3 baths of chemicals, with their mysterious smell, brought out the ...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Towing a 1904 Oldsmobile Model N
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Towing a 1904 Oldsmobile Model N

I don't have experience with an Olds. It might be easiest to unlink the chain if you have any doubts. Then again I don't know how easy that is.
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More new snow and smiles
Replies: 42
Views: 3608

Re: More new snow and smiles

Winter is a little tough for me. Getting the T out a few times each week makes it more tolerable. I wasn't sure the Coupe would buck the drifts this morning. The snow got warm enough to be slippery yesterday but with a little rocking and some shoveling it was persuaded into the front driveway. Drivi...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just an Old Car Painting
Replies: 118
Views: 12080

Re: Just an Old Car Painting

I see now that that is not a current version of the painting. Poor memory and disc failures make keeping track of a hundred or more painting files a bit much for this old soul.
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I'm not sure when I added the rabbit.
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just an Old Car Painting
Replies: 118
Views: 12080

Re: Just an Old Car Painting

Thanks Rich. Those were great days tromping through the sage brush and junkyards. "Memories!" 5 years ago I did this painting. TTbyRaill.jpg It brought some nice comments including a suggestion that the "trucks" (wheel carriages) were not correct for that era from David Dewey. David and I became gre...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 1419

Re: Memory

BIG JON AND SPARKY, Saturdays at 8:00 AM. 1950 thru 1958
by Rich Eagle
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

And very well put. As for Sherriff Thwapp, he was one of the scariest Lawmen of that century. Known to sneak up behind a fellon and let out the most bloodcurdling scream imaginal caught the accused off guard and visibly shaken. He had nearly rund-off the Spadaford Gang but tripped over spittoon and ...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 1419

Re: Memory

My gosh! No wonder some of us think alike. We're surrounded by the same stuff.
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by Rich Eagle
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to disassemble and reassemble a top socket?
Replies: 9
Views: 825

Re: How to disassemble and reassemble a top socket?

I believe my '15 has the repro top sockets and they work fine. They do have bronze ends. The original irons had the seamed sleeve with an additional inner sleeve that was open and slid inside the seamed sleeve. The pictures in this post show some of that. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 65
Views: 4053

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

I think it is whatever we say it is. I looked at a lot of photos trying to find what yours would look like. I'm not sure they were all AA's.
I may add some red color to it. Are your fenders red or black?
Thanks
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 65
Views: 4053

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

The old Chevy was a swap meet poster girl too.
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by Rich Eagle
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How to disassemble and reassemble a top socket?
Replies: 9
Views: 825

Re: How to disassemble and reassemble a top socket?

Looking good Steve. When I brazed mine I sprinkled some flux around the surfaces and built a cave of fire brick around the standing assembly. This allowed me to heat the parts to an even temperature. I had dropped a brass rod down the tube and eventually the brass flowed into the seam and began show...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: plating
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: plating

We have a small shop a few miles away that does great nickel for me. If I take it there already polished it saves some money. Nickel has gotten more expensive than it was when I did most of my small parts. I would think there are several plating shops in your area that could do what you want. A smal...
by Rich Eagle
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can you help identify these dash to windshield brackets?
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: Can you help identify these dash to windshield brackets?

I don't have the answer but here is a discussion of ones that look like those:
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/41 ... 1418655546
If nobody here has the answer I'll bet Royce on the Ford Fix site could tell you.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T labor charges
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: Model T labor charges

Those are interesting. It's amazing they survived.
by Rich Eagle
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 26
Views: 1190

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

I'm not sure what that one is. The spotlight and bare front forks is an interesting option.
It's an splendid pose isn't it?
by Rich Eagle
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

It's simply a reflection from across the street. Tyrone was obviously left handed. The Mushroom/Meatless Store also sold Velocipedes. 1, 2 and 3 wheeled conveyances as show. The one in question was of course a 3 wheeler with jump seat. Jumping could increase the speed by nearly 10%. Rumor has it som...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pictures needed of 24 coupe inside bottom trim pieces
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Pictures needed of 24 coupe inside bottom trim pieces

The bodies did some evolving through '24 and '25. It may be that the number of screws to hold that piece was a mid year change or a difference with suppliers. The 3rd photo I posted shows 4 holes as does your car. FWIW Ford called that piece a Strip (Quarter Garnish Finish) and listed a R. H. and a ...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pictures needed of 24 coupe inside bottom trim pieces
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Pictures needed of 24 coupe inside bottom trim pieces

CpMldg4.jpg
I don't have better photos. I went out to the garage but apparently don't have any of those.
These are earlier ones '20 or so. There may be similarities.
by Rich Eagle
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pictures needed of 24 coupe inside bottom trim pieces
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Pictures needed of 24 coupe inside bottom trim pieces

This shows them a bit better.
CpMldg3.jpg
From:
http://www.vintagecartruckpartsshop.com ... -1923.html
I don't see that add there but that is where the picture came from.
by Rich Eagle
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pictures needed of 24 coupe inside bottom trim pieces
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Pictures needed of 24 coupe inside bottom trim pieces

I will look for better photos but here are these for now.
Rich
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Apologies to those I stole them from.
by Rich Eagle
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

Tyrone had worked as a teller at the "River Bank" before becoming a mushroom magnate. He left after going through withdrawals and the mushroom business was downstream. Some may recall his basketball fame. Artichoke steaks and barbecued cantaloupe were best sellers into the following year. At one tim...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 26
Views: 1190

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

These surprised me. I had seen pictures of the large electric trucks and the cars but not these little guys.
Baker14.jpg
What would one be worth today?
by Rich Eagle
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steering column and control rods
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: Steering column and control rods

If you anneal the ears they will bend easier with less chance of breaking.
by Rich Eagle
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ethanol gas
Replies: 34
Views: 1351

Re: Ethanol gas

Gasoline will thin the oil if not changed regularly. Normally changes should keep the gasoline in small enough proportions to keep from doing much damage.
I stay away from Ethanol for other reasons.
by Rich Eagle
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T labor charges
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: Model T labor charges

Thanks for sending the engine. I think I can use it in the next project.
In the mean time here are pages 2 and 3. I surprised at the interest.
Rich
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by Rich Eagle
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

Previously called a "Beefless pattie, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed croissant".
by Rich Eagle
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

Ya,"what goes around comes around" or is it "what comes around goes around?" Anyroad, revolution isn't always a bad thing. Like when....
Oh never mind.
That being said, the research on the vomit was inevitable and could have made him wealthy if not for the Almond butter idea.
by Rich Eagle
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 1419

Re: Memory

J. C Whitney!!! Don't get me started.
by Rich Eagle
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

This is probably a later attempt. Or possibly an insomnia remedy.
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by Rich Eagle
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 1419

Re: Memory

It's enchanting how those memories stay with us while we don't always remember events yesterday as vividly. The creaky floor and tuna-fish sandwiches at the Riviera Cafe that clung to the East bank of the Snake River on Broadway in Idaho Falls have stayed with me. Grampa's basement with library and ...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1479
Views: 68948

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

Thanks for posting that Dallas. If we zoom in we see Douglas Behrflanks visiting the set. He went there to reminisce those Golden years. He would often bumble and side-kick in the rubble. Zoooom.jpg We know that Kalamity himself had much stomach trouble as a youngster. It very well may have been tha...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Duesenberg donation
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: Duesenberg donation

Fantastic!
Thanks
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Duesenberg donation
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: Duesenberg donation

Wow! Was that the Castle coupe, car No. 601 that was at Pebble Beach not long ago?
Looking forward to more.
Rich