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by Rich Eagle
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 160
Views: 17798

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

There is something about working on a different project for a change. Like Mark's Dodge, the flathead Ford's quirks present some new challenges. I can return to the T's after a rest and a broader appreciation of them. A local guy bought a '23 Dodge after 50 years of Model 'A's. He went completely th...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

That is a surprise considering how pour the Mystery Oil tasted on the pancakes. Vladimar Tranzberg solved the problem by using ear plugs for the nearby dogs, stotes, and suckweasels and later did some bending of the gear teeth themselves working in the backroom of his barber shop. With a file and a ...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

It is a very similar gear Perry. If you look closely at the edge about halfway up you can see that this gear has a pressure angle of 17.5° rather than the 22.5°use on the syrup pump. This of coarse is due to the difference in viscosity. While the syrup was big hit at the Regatta it was discovered to...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

The fax arrived. Here we see the two developers calculating the skim adjustment on the pitch vector.
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Sadly, the denominator didn't arrive on time and lunch had to be postponed until Thursday.
Darlene's song can be viewed at: >//wx903.zilch.
by Rich Eagle
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

And what a fine Exposition that was. Gear design experts Lowell and Hartley praised the cone teeth fit in Modern Cog and Sprocket Review with "Another Fine Mesh". The interesting thing about the foundry was the sod roof. The old adage "People who live in grass house shouldn't cast cones" was ignored...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

Forgive me if I hearken back to Mickey Trickle at the Regatta breakfast 1924. KD shared his recipe for pancakes with Mickey which had been passed down for generations from a sea vessel saucier before pans or cakes became popular. Rumor had it that some piracy was involved. At any rate some of the ra...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Model T Museum Reopens! Rich Eagle Paintings Centerpiece of New Show Room!
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: MTFCA Model T Museum Reopens! Rich Eagle Paintings Centerpiece of New Show Room!

I was honored and delighted to add a small part to all the phenomenal work of volunteers and staff on the new additions. The generosity and diligence is so much like the values of the Model T era. It must have been magical to be around the flurry of activity. Trying to find what might be appropriate...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Deleted posts.
Replies: 7
Views: 734

Re: Deleted posts.

We all to often post images that belong to other people here. I am as guilty as anyone else. I worried about this in the beginning and asked some questions about copywrites with mixed answers. I asked the manager of a very different forum if I could use a photo from his site and he said "heck yes, I...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1908 Buick
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: 1908 Buick

Well I am certainly interested. I bought a 1907 model G a dozen years ago. It is a great little car and makes me love Model Ts all the more. My car is #6262 and one of the very last 1907s. Like Model Ts it has a few of the next years features on it. 7G1.jpg I had to build a new body for it. A fellow...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ECCO Carburetor
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: ECCO Carburetor

Perhaps you have already seen this from November 07, 2007
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http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29 ... 1195501136
by Rich Eagle
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: SHOW US YOUR LATHE
Replies: 19
Views: 637

Re: SHOW US YOUR LATHE

Yes Dallas. How often we do have another one. :D
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by Rich Eagle
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

Shown here with a prototype for the Golf of Panama exposition of which he was the "chair" man. He and Funkbunkler spoke at length about divots and double bogey's before they were terms. Chastleford Mulligan gave a presentation on "eye on the ball". Several had to leave the room when he demonstrated ...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 100
Views: 11743

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

I'm pleased you like them.
Rich
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by Rich Eagle
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

I remember that spot. You had to get a good run at it to get up it in high. Weldon lived down the next mile and on the left in a geodesic linhay. It was red originally but they painted it smaragdine over the Winter.
Disregarding the UFO in previous photo on my barrister's advice.
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 160
Views: 17798

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

Just to keep the balance right in the universe I work on this Flathead a week or so every 4 or 5 years. I was given this '36 engine for my '35 Panel delivery a dozen or so years ago. The previous owner suggested I remove the heads to see if things were good inside. They were but the fiber gaskets ne...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

Ironic too that the sketch drawn on a napkin was found on this date (July 5th) in Mrs. Maydwell's 5th grade satchel by Johnny Klipenstrudel when she was out supervising recess. It shows how the finselwizlrer draw-bar was a drawback from the beginning. Drawn.jpg ".375º magnetic left" North of the equ...
by Rich Eagle
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

It turns out the easiest way to tell the decimal from the period is the rotation. One is apparently counterclockwise. In the photo KD was making a clean sweep of the sky-hook situation and business was bristling. With both belt and suspenders he assumed he would not get caught with his pants down. T...
by Rich Eagle
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post Your 4th T Pictures
Replies: 34
Views: 1249

Re: Post Your 4th T Pictures

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Joy and I got married before the 4th of July parade in 1978. We're still enjoying the fireworks. :D
by Rich Eagle
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The New Arrival: 1926 Roadster
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: The New Arrival: 1926 Roadster

Enjoy it. Model Ts are great fun.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: SHOW US YOUR LATHE
Replies: 19
Views: 637

Re: SHOW US YOUR LATHE

It seems there are a lot of these Craftsmens around. It's made a lot of T and other stuff.
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Sorry it isn't as clean as it should be.
by Rich Eagle
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 394
Views: 41989

Re: Foto of the Day

Sally likes to go for a ride and a picnic on her Birthday. Today we found some fun roads.
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by Rich Eagle
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Nothing To See Here - Move Along Now
Replies: 32
Views: 2143

Re: FJ - Nothing To See Here - Move Along Now

Thanks for saying that Susanne. It's true but sometimes I hate to admit how much I enjoy that.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 25 years now...
Replies: 15
Views: 781

Re: 25 years now...

Congratulations! What a lucky guy.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

Looks like the 768 right on time. The Society's Quartermaster and Senior Quizitor was a man named Nathicklwood Hoskinz. Seated here with the curl in seat #23 and his usual smile. He and KD became fast friend's and was particularly endeared to the Valley by his Decimal Point collection. Hoskins.jpg M...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My transmission soaker
Replies: 17
Views: 974

Re: My transmission soaker

I thought about adding a c-clamp but it stayed pretty stable even with the pounding.
Thanks for the thought. :geek:
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My transmission soaker
Replies: 17
Views: 974

Re: My transmission soaker

Thanks for the chuckle Nathan. Those things really amuse me. And thanks for all the comments. The transmission I am currently soaking had the ball cap stuck on the drive plate shaft. I suspended the cap from 2x4s hoping the weight of the transmission assembly would pull it loose. I applied penetrati...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

The way I heard it KD got bored giving the speech and went off on a tangent about trimming festabule leaves. I was reminded by Harriet that Needles Vostrackkert, standing in puddle, worked for the Brooks Bros. about that time. A whiz at stitching up sack suits brought him there from Klappersburg. Do...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 141
Views: 6482

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

What a lot of great plates?
Am I the only one that gets Iowa ans Idaho mixed up?
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by Rich Eagle
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

Arlie Mixvinue's Grandson sent me this photo and a page Arlie wrote that day. Stationxz.jpg "What a crowd gathered at the depot for the Carbonators suit train today. Most of Chugwater and a good share of the bridge dwellers from Blattsville turned out. The Convolution Band slid in from Deblow and pl...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My transmission soaker
Replies: 17
Views: 974

Re: My transmission soaker

Full disclosure: On checking the soaker today I noticed and additional item was needed to keep the lid fitting tight to the pan. By not using two complete wooden disks the lid did not stay flat/straight/whatever. This addition makes a better fit. I am not ready to try acetone but the lacquer has ama...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - T lunch vendor
Replies: 14
Views: 763

Old Photo - T lunch vendor

Another Shorpy photo. Good use for a Model T.
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http://i.imgur.com/gzUFwtS.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

Well I'm glad they pulled back. Often on car tours the youngsters come up to me and ask why we haven't talked more about Kalamity Dick's E-carburetor. KDEcarb.jpg Most of them weren't followers when the Institute gave the presentation in the '60s. Long story short, just after the Octane shortage KD ...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Cowl lamp issue. How to fix this?
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: 1914 Cowl lamp issue. How to fix this?

Thanks David. I think Mark has a good fix. I've never had to but sounds like it would work fine. A soldering iron would be better than an open flame if there are kerosene fumes inside.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

Amos might have done well with snakeskin footwear if not for the reptile dysfunction.
by Rich Eagle
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

Loops was 2 blocks off the town square and he never noticed. Thanks for mentioning Amos, Rich. While not related the Family friendship goes back eons. Amphibian skins were a specialty particularly any square lissamphibia. He was famous for the square toad boots and slippers. Kibbs and Blither awarde...
by Rich Eagle
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My transmission soaker
Replies: 17
Views: 974

My transmission soaker

I wanted to save a couple rusty transmissions from the dump. There may be some good parts there if I can get them apart. This week I spent building a pan that fits the profile so not as much penetrant will be needed. In this case I'm using ATF and lacquer thinner. Soker1.jpg Soker2.jpg Some leftover...
by Rich Eagle
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Side Curtains - Roadster
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: 26-27 Side Curtains - Roadster

This has some info. Maybe not what you need. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/433209.html?1396461073 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/329830.html?1356801354 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/208497.html?1305234662 A photo here of a 1925 which is similar. https://c2.st...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 measurement
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: 1909 measurement

Mine measures 66" to the top of the WS hinge. It looks like the top would be less than that but I didn't fold it down. Tires and different WS might give a different dimension. I hope others will report their measurements.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What are these?
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: What are these?

The TTP is a centering tool for aligning the front cover on the camshaft end for the commutator. The rods might be push-rods for an overhead valve set-up if they are about that size. Hard to tell size from photos.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

There is an obvious connection Burger. Most of the locals went to Zelda May Shinderwickle for their Readings in Blattsville. She was Melvis's older Sister and took care of him in his later years. With a degree in Gazing from Cornhill she was more reliable than the transient Fair prognosticators. Sub...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-14 Fords
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: 1913-14 Fords

Good Stuff!
Thanks
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can anyone identify these windshield stations?
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: Can anyone identify these windshield stations?

My dyslexia read stanchions with no problem. Thanks for mentioning it though.
Those look like '26-'27 Chevrolet to me. They appear often at swap meets and are too often bought as model T and disappoint folks.
by Rich Eagle
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

Of course Chastworth O. Larkvonnet led the campaign for the corn. He claimed that square corn and knurled tomatoes were what made life worth living. He also had the funds to do it with owing to the family fortune from the dribbling mill. Chatsworth.jpg "The pungent kernels on the corners were out of...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

As a safety item I will remind everyone not to stand on a barrel of Happy Sally. Likely the barrel in the photo is some inferior brand as the Loop did not have a following of serious Happy Sally fans. Blattsville was more of a MacHickerly crowd. So no harm done. In 1924 Melvis Shinderwickle was tryi...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring
Replies: 22
Views: 1338

Re: First time out for my 1909 Model T touring

Fantastic! Thanks for taking us along.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Real Men Use Three Pedals
Replies: 11
Views: 827

Re: Real Men Use Three Pedals

Nice work Mike. I enjoy my pedal car too. :lol:
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 31
Views: 743

Re: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?

While Ford used a pan on each side of the engine many other manufacturers use a complete belly pan to accomplish the same thing. As far back as the 1900s they were being used. My Maxwell had it's in place when I got it. It was filled with grease, oil, dirt, leaves and bugs. Cleaning it out I found b...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 31
Views: 743

Re: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?

Well, I like the fact that they are original and have some to put on. The fact that they are often left off after work is done leaves me to believe they are a hassle. Some say they help cooling and keep things cleaner.
Some day I will find out.
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 31
Views: 743

Re: Engine Splash/Dust Pans: Yea or Nay?

I have planned to put them on my cars for 55 years. :oops:
They can't hurt.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 100
Views: 11743

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

Thanks Dallas and Duane. These thing pop into my head and I have to let them come out onto paper.
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I believe I have been there.
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator stop leak
Replies: 16
Views: 648

Re: Radiator stop leak

I have always been told not to use stop leak and radiator guys say it will ruin my radiators. Having said that I have used it many times. I prefer Barr's Leak but have used many kinds. I prefer to solder the leak if it is accessible but that takes careful cleaning and often opens up new leaks. I jus...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My 88th birthday June 21
Replies: 25
Views: 753

Re: My 88th birthday June 21

How great that is. Best Wishes always.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

In Montana where the sky was too big for sky hooks this derrick was constructed along Hebgen Lake to dangle participles as bait at the Pragmatics pits. As radio developed they were replaced by electronic columns. again part of the Eustis Gumdrop plan. derrick.jpg As for the tomatoes, knurlers were b...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Journey's and Joyrides.
Replies: 58
Views: 6406

Re: Journey's and Joyrides.

The girls took me for a Father's Day ride and even let me drive.
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by Rich Eagle
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

Ernie's Uncle Frattsworth was born in Blattsville under the Squamish court that April the 14th. The future of the mine was questionable even then. Stories of youngsters playing around the old fraction shed tell of them returning with quarts of quotation marks. However prospectors have not been able ...
by Rich Eagle
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I need some help
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: I need some help

It should go all the way to the bottom. This shows my '22 but is about the same.
Rich
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by Rich Eagle
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: running board maybe "support" rods??? Got my answer!
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: running board maybe "support" rods???

I have never seen rods like that. They could have been an accessory or someone's attempt to stiffen the rod. They do flex a little. The rods are easily made from round bar but welding cutoff bolts into a tube or pipe may have been a solution for someone. These show what the originals look like. (Fro...
by Rich Eagle
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

Similar to Saint Swithin's Day. As the banner reveals it's the Drantoolk Quattalo parade. Fellows in sparrow costumes pull the Grand Exalted King and Queen to a feast near the tower while surrounded by followers with pointed hats holding long ribbons attached to the walding pole behind the thrown. O...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

It's one of my favorites too. Eustis Gumdrop had used smoke signals earlier as you mentioned. His Sister Youvanka showed KD how he generated them by burning old tires soaked in vodka. KD often watched her kids while she worked at the helix mill.. KDcare.jpg And Yes, teaching was quite a feet for Eus...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 394
Views: 41989

Re: Foto of the Day

I'm not sure why I save these things but it does take gas to get to the dump. Junk1.jpg The other day I dragged out my windshield junk bucket to answer a clamp screw question. Then I spent the day heating and soaking screws trying to retrieve them from the filler blocks. None of this has any value b...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

When I got back to the office the Commodore had sent this over from the Marina. A good example of a sky-hook it is straightening the power pole prior to the Regatta.
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by Rich Eagle
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

That's an interesting question Herb. Heinrich looked it up and found that though KD did use and modify them from time to time they were actually invented and brought to use by the Pythagoreans in the 16th century. Kajiabunk Lauwic had attached push string to arrows to retrieve birds from flight. Usi...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

27 I believe not to mention the aerial photography. Thanks for the tip. Brewer’s also offered a Lime Lavender, a Lemon Orange and an Aqua Velvet all with Black Fenders. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Perhaps the tanks were fueled at a filing station rather than a filling station by mista...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

The push ropes were also vital in getting the big air ships up where they could fly. While the spaghetti pasta was much stronger it did tend to give the "Ropers" heartburn. The hemp soon won out. The larger problem was getting the rope to flex for the pirates, cowboys and some of the bad guys. Appar...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fitting new glass
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Fitting new glass

I see you have 2 threads going. Some of us responded to this one:
https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13682
by Rich Eagle
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fitting new glass
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Fitting new glass

This is what is going on there. I don't know what years used which screws but this one is a #12-24 x 1/2 lg steel screw. I have seen longer. That cap matches the '15-'22 in the catalog. Hopefully you can check your size with a tap in the filler block.
Rich
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by Rich Eagle
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 584
Views: 41599

Re: '16 Centerdoor restore...

Following the progress is such a delight. If you have never installed upholstery over springs before this certainly shows what is involved.
Fabulous!
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: square gas tank brackets question???
Replies: 20
Views: 495

Re: square gas tank brackets question???

Here are a couple more photos Mr. West sent. I referred to him as Dee but his name is really Galen West. My apologies for that. GW2.jpg GW3.jpg Though mine is not as original I am very pleased to know what is correct and may change it at some point. Thanks again for all who participated. Perhaps the...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 394
Views: 41989

Re: Foto of the Day

Those are great shots Bernd. And a wonderful car.
Thanks
Susanne, I'll ask around about the Speedster. That was many years ago. With the nice bead work it probably was professionally built but who knows.
Thanks
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

The photos really do show off that maroon color. (See photo) The raceabout took quite a beating scurrying from the Mine to the Mill to the cannery and back to the shop. KD stayed busy tuning and revamping all the modifications to equipment in the valley. Here we see him pushing Archiabld's wagon thr...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gotta learn to park!
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: Gotta learn to park!

Good news, it still had oil.
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2118
Views: 139110

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

Good questions. Ask her not to bake the yellow pantaloons. The dedication will be at 5:30 followed by Happy Hour (3 HRS.) At Ernie's. Problems at the alphabet mine were noted in the minutes and this photo was offered. Complaints about the F and G's or at least that's what it sounded like. The comple...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Model A's in the desert
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Model A's in the desert

What an adventure. I can only imagine.
I couldn't see any air cleaners.
Thanks for sharing that.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Star Engines
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Star Engines

Thanks for trying to save them. This forum is a great place to show them. So much of this stuff goes begging. A friend rescued an old belt drive drill press thinking I could use it but I have 2 and no more space. I tried to get him to take some pictures but no luck. If nothing else it is wonderful t...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: free starts
Replies: 52
Views: 2089

Re: free starts

I will have to agree with both of you. My theory is that like a new baby, they were all the same at birth and from the factory. But as 100 years rolled by their encounters with humans, bad roads and everything they experienced has given them a unique personality and sometimes a will to seek revenge....
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anybody know what this is?
Replies: 10
Views: 781

Re: Anybody know what this is?

Having cut one down like that for my speedster 50 years ago I would agree it looks better than one cut from a regular panel. However, I can't recall ever seeing one like that with the Ford script anywhere.
I hope someone else knows more.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: what is an original 1920 frame worth?
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: what is an original 1920 frame worth?

Wayne covered the subject pretty well. Getting pictures of it out there in ads or on forums like this is the best way of finding someone interested in it. Putting $100 or best offer or more or less depending on how bad you want to get rid of it. Or maybe just make offer. There will be someone who wo...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wishbone reconect problem.
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Wishbone reconect problem.

I just encountered that on my Coupe. The axle is cocked. My solution was to put a jack under the wishbone near the ball and blocks in front of one tire and behind the other and rock the car. It jumped right in. The car runs and steers fine.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: square gas tank brackets question???
Replies: 20
Views: 495

Re: square gas tank brackets question???

Thanks Bob. That is what we are looking for. Dee West took this photo of his 1922 Coupe bracket. It shows great detail of what we have been looking at. The wrinkle that looked like a hinge is simply a bend. Both show 3 4 pronged split rivets holding the bracket to the board. To me that makes it like...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: JUST THINK WHAT YOUR DOING,
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: JUST THINK WHAT YOUR DOING,

You had better go buy a lottery ticket if your luck is that good. Those seats can be pretty stubborn with just a screwdriver.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Things Went KLUNK!!! - Rusty Coupe
Replies: 33
Views: 2274

Re: Things Went KLUNK!!! - Rusty Coupe

I took the Coupe for a short run this morning and all was working well. CoupeRunz.jpg Hopefully this concludes this thread. The carb which hasn't leaked in 7 years left a puddle on the floor yesterday. A bump on the bowl stopped that. An oil leak from the "left side of the front wishbone" was stoppe...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 312
Views: 19505

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

I'm glad others are getting good responses from those companies. It's great when they take an interest and good PR.
Here are a couple more Baker Electrics.
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Baker51.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Calimer's Wheel Shop
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: Calimer's Wheel Shop

I had 2 sets done in 1985 and one set in 2002. They are still like new after lots of miles. I tighten the hub nuts occasionally.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Recommendations for a friendly model train forum
Replies: 19
Views: 487

Re: Recommendations for a friendly model train forum

Did someone say Transformer? I've used this for science projects and fun for 60 years. Most recently to power lights for my miniature shop display. It's wired to a rectifier for DC. It frightened the Cable Guy when he was here. Trnzfrmx1.jpg Trnzfrmx2.jpg I don't have any wisdom to offer but can tak...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: square gas tank brackets question???
Replies: 20
Views: 495

Re: square gas tank brackets question???

Just one more.
Anotherr.jpg
Not sure that it helps.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: square gas tank brackets question???
Replies: 20
Views: 495

Re: square gas tank brackets question???

This photo shows the whole thing a bit better. I believe it is correct.
TTankk.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: square gas tank brackets question???
Replies: 20
Views: 495

Re: square gas tank brackets question???

In searching I found these two photos in this rather lengthy thread. I believe the piece propping the trunk open is the hold down board. It looks to have 3 holes where that bracket attaches. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/355778.html?1367330540 Trunk02.jpg Trunk01.jpg Perhaps this is th...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: square gas tank brackets question???
Replies: 20
Views: 495

Re: square gas tank brackets question???

They do look different. What I think I see looks like this, one more elaborate than the other.
Sketch.jpg
It would make sense to hinge there.
We will see.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done in June 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 3048

Re: What have you done in June 2020

The repairs to the rain-rails reported Friday seemed to work. I installed some long screws to help hold them tight against the roof structure. Some thin paint followed by rusty waster hides the shine. RleCoop1.jpg As it turns out some of the new aluminum moldings are working away from the body. My s...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Revisiting some fabrication
Replies: 107
Views: 12560

Re: Revisiting some fabrication

This turtle deck lid I made for a deck that was torn and flattened. It was for my first "Rusty" build and didn't have to be perfect. I bent the edge around a piece of particleboard. It took the outside some time to match the rest of the car but the inside has only rusted as shown in 20 some years an...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: square gas tank brackets question???
Replies: 20
Views: 495

Re: square gas tank brackets question???

While we are waiting for better info here are blowups of the brackets from my earlier photos.
CpTnk3.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: square gas tank brackets question???
Replies: 20
Views: 495

Re: square gas tank brackets question???

You are right about a bracket. I don't know what it looks like. Here is what I did on mine. CpTnk1.jpg CpTnk2.jpg The stud at right is not correct but the one at left is close I believe. I made my board wider and cut it out for the filler. I purposly tried to make this car look old so don't anyone b...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tube valve stem cut off
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: Tube valve stem cut off

I lost several like that in a particular run of Firestones in the 80s. All were at high speeds downhill. I did not use flaps then but do now and haven't had that problem with different tires since.