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by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Age Memory Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Old Age Memory Problems

Look at is as cheap entertainment. I often search for tools until I forgot what I needed them for. When I search the far corners of the premises I find all sorts of treasures and wonder when and where they came from. I have trouble seeing where I left my glasses. Not hearing what was said or remembe...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

That is a very true story and even Uncles were involved. Charges were filed with round, square and even triangular files but the case hardened thoraxes were too resistant to mention in the time we have here. While the Olympic conclave in Transylvanian attempted to anneal the situation The damage had...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: Making Cool Things From A Scrap Pile

Recycling at it's best. My scrap pile keeps getting smaller rather than larger. There are things you can't buy in it.
Fun to see this.
Thanks
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My techy son and my speedster
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: My techy son and my speedster

What fun? While some of us long for the good old days the modern advancements sure are wonderful.
Glad to see those.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 30
Views: 1101

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

This is such good reference to those with Fordors now and in the future. It's also great fun for many of us.
The details of things like placement of the curtain hardware and cords are priceless.
Great photos and Thanks.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

And as we learned earlier the River has a Jem'Hadar name that translates "Of large men who walk sideways bringing pickles to the picnic" or " Girders bending in the wind" depending on which side of the canyon your ancestors slept on. Soon after the corndogs were gone the crowd was disassembled and b...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Three wheeler
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Re: Three wheeler

That is a great photo. I would guess it was taken about 1927 or so from the cars in the background. It's definitely a Harley Davidson repurposed by a clever fellow. The wheels would likely be T but the hubs look a little different. It's a bit later than my '19.
Thanks
Rich
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by Rich Eagle
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps

Lighten up Tom. Many served in many ways and we owe them all a lot. If you want to pick on someone, pick on me I didn't serve at all but certainly appreciate all who did. This thread is a great way to remember those who fought for our country. Not for fighting on this otherwise wonderful forum. Than...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

Scoring of the events was interesting. Points were given for blankets, pillows, drapes, chairs, books, candles and umbrellas. Fresh-cut flowers and a portable Victrola sometimes were added in to the rules and sometimes not. Bringing anything barbecued disqualified the contestant as it put them in a ...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

Here is Walter Pinkwart with his first string team celebrating his 5th Olympic medal in the competition. Some in the valley saw him as a world class hero. Others said "That is just Walter under the bridge now".
Walter.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 34
Views: 1684

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

Thanks Harold. That is John in the sketch. What a character he was. I worked from a Steve Jelf photo and asked Steve if I could work from it. He said to ask John so I did. John didn't answer my request so I didn't use the sketch. We have lost too many great car folks like him and a few from our loca...
by Rich Eagle
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Difference between Atwood Castle 120 and 120A taillight?
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Difference between Atwood Castle 120 and 120A taillight?

Here are some adds for the two tail lights. Perhaps they will show the differences. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-ATWOOD-CASTLE-MASS-Lantern-Lamp-120A-Automobile-Carriage-Light-Red-Lens/264481079767 https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/11169067_atwood-castle-model-120-original-lantern https://w...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

Yes but the management overcharges and won't allow patrons to bring their own. Just another injustice in today's Modern World.
Snacking under the bridge has thus become more prevalent.
Thanks
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 34
Views: 1684

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

I'm impressed Philip. Con took me for a ride in the H at Sun Valley, ID. I couldn't keep track of all his cars. Building those wooden bodies would be the best fun.
Thanks
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

I will say the illustration may give a wrong impression. Drinking out of the barrel was usually confined to when it was down to the last gallon or two. Lifting a whole barrel like that to drink would be dangerous and we wouldn't want the younger, more impressionable KD followers here to try it at ho...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are these ??
Replies: 9
Views: 616

Re: What are these ??

by Rich Eagle
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Shorpy Photo- T with lots of grafitti
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: Old Shorpy Photo- T with lots of grafitti

The awnings on the store and the mail box bring back memories. Those things were still around in the 50's. It is a charming photo in many ways. Thanks again. Here are some more clever sayings on Ts: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/708324/792639.html http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/599638/6...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 34
Views: 1684

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

This sketch was done as a swap meet poster but never used. Some may recognize a character or two.
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by Rich Eagle
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Shorpy Photo- T with lots of grafitti
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: Old Shorpy Photo- T with lots of grafitti

I can only imagine the joy and mischief those kids in the 30's had with their Ts. A few old folks have shared those adventures with me and always with a twinkle in their eye.
Thanks for bringing that photo to us.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 96
Views: 2442

Re: Vintage authenticity?

The T bucket on Ebay is like many I thought were the ultimate car when I was a kid. Hot Rod magazine and others got me interested in cars. I had great plans to modify my Model A at age 15. It was the influences of local car owners who showed me the value of originality and restoration. What we do wi...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vintage authenticity?
Replies: 96
Views: 2442

Re: Vintage authenticity?

Like water pump and oil discussions this topic brings out the best in all of us. It's is good to have strong opinions and know we are doing things the best way possible. I can usually justify the way I have done things but have gotten used to being told how misguided my decisions are. This does brin...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 266
Views: 17002

Re: Foto of the Day

I like an extra blanket this time of year too. Studying the old parts we see the remains of a paint run on the coil-box at left. I have several parts where a run or wrinkle is the only remaining paint. To me the crack in the speedometer lens and rust around the rim are very charming. The face-plate ...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Billings Brewery in Montana around 1910.
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: Billings Brewery in Montana around 1910.

Great photo Tom. Acetylene lights and all.
Thanks
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 26 COUPE - SHOULD RUN - NEEDS VERY LITTLE TO DRIVE
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: 26 COUPE - SHOULD RUN - NEEDS VERY LITTLE TO DRIVE

It is very photogenic and fun to look at.
Thanks to all.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 34
Views: 1684

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

Several years ago we used this for our Christmas card.
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by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year
Replies: 18
Views: 719

Re: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year

I only knew him through this forum but what a delightful character he was. His knowledge and wit were a nice addition to it in those years he contributed.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body
Replies: 30
Views: 1101

Re: Just bought a 1926 unmolested Fordor Body

It is colorful. Wow, that upholstery is amazing! We let one like that slip though our fingers when a group I worked with liquidated. I got more than my share but enjoyed that one. It's always interested me how much the Fordors carried over from the earlier ones. Thanks for these and any future photo...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 266
Views: 17002

Re: Foto of the Day

Yep! It's coming our way.
MoreWinter.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 34
Views: 1684

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

That is a talent all in it's own. Nice work! It is amazing what can be done with the various programs today.
Thanks
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 78
Views: 4468

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Our friend Ray owned this '33 Dodge. It had been a trade-in at the local dealer years ago.
Chrome is always fun to try and capture.
RaysDodge.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Queensland Steam and Vintage Machinery Museum
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Queensland Steam and Vintage Machinery Museum

Delightful machinery.
Thanks lots.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

As for the "delectable taste when thinly sliced" the Tudour Sudan was a bit more pungent than the Fordour genre. Sauteed in 30W Marsala was how the Neumanns like them. It's true they helped with the snow and ice but went through Galoshes like beer through a straw. Pastor Pinksberg offered the closin...
by Rich Eagle
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

The rail mounted perambulator shown was powered by vacuum. Steam and petroleum vehicles were banned from the Alphabet mine owing to the vowel odor. By using several intake manifolds a tremendous amount of vacuum could be generated. However consonants were occasionally sucked into the aspentator and ...
by Rich Eagle
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What did you do with your Model T or TT on Halloween?
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: What did you do with your Model T or TT on Halloween?

The skeleton crews at work again.
Great photos.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Parade Night
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Parade Night

That's another way to enjoy a model T.
Nice work.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

It's often difficult to tell what a buffalo heard. They, like the Ferndip brothers, are good listeners but often miss some of the words.
"You can't take a shower in a parakeet cage. But you can be happy if you've a mind to."
Words to live by.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 34
Views: 1684

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

I thought you would remember that one Rich. There were several nice Packards that day. And what a day it was.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

I'm not sure if "Jimmy" was one of Cuthberts or not. Time Magazine 1952:
https://www.vintag.es/2014/01/jimmy-rol ... -1952.html
by Rich Eagle
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 34
Views: 1684

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

A good friend of mine admiring a Packard on the Arco desert. It was passing through Idaho with several other brass cars some years ago.
Rich-nPackard.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

Among their other virtuosities is that they were good listeners. Erasmus was instrumental in arranging the Duke Fitzellwitz concert at Larkvonett Hall. Extra seating was brought in from Kalispell. The twins accompanied Duke on the Hydraulophone and the Friction Harp respectively. Coincidentally, the...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 27
Views: 983

Re: The start of my TwinT project

I remember being impressed with this one:
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50 ... 1422564948
Fronty heads and consecutive engine serial numbers if I remember right.
I haven't heard anything lately.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Door handle repair
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Door handle repair

There are better products than Bondo but that is what I use.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/59 ... 1460753674
by Rich Eagle
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 266
Views: 17002

Re: Foto of the Day

Near the bird nest.
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by Rich Eagle
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Somehow I ended up at Model T Haven again ...:) :)
Replies: 22
Views: 1069

Re: Somehow I ended up at Model T Haven again ...:) :)

Great photos. It seems like a great place.
Thanks
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Weaver Universal Axle Stand
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Weaver Universal Axle Stand

I had never seen one before. This is an ad for one.
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by Rich Eagle
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 1867

Re: How cold do you drive?

I wrote "...6°by the time we got out this morning. The Coupe outside would not fire..." It is 24° right now. I went out to start the Coupe and it puffed on turning the key. Not quite a free start. It started fine so I let it run to warm up and charge the battery a little. I suspect cold oil and a li...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 1867

Re: How cold do you drive?

It got down to 1°F last night but was 6°by the time we got out this morning. The Coupe outside would not fire. Cleaning the timer and plugs will help when it gets warm enough. The Tudor started fine inside the garage. We have not acclimated to the cold yet so it is a push to get the Ts out so far. B...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

And how Muriel loved those moonlight rides in the traposcopede with Simeon running along side. The evening breeze, the scent of mushroom in the air and the soft song of the monkeyhawks all made for romance. How could anyone resist that? Herb's photo may be the night shift crew at the spritzle barn c...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 34
Views: 1684

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

Yes Perry, that is pen and ink.
Thanks
This is a pencil sketch of Con Fletcher's Stanley "H" 20 HP. Although he is in Colorado the car has a Penna. plate. I don't do much in pencil.
CFStanley.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: #1 cylinder not doing it's share
Replies: 30
Views: 1115

Re: #1 cylinder not doing it's share

Join the club. I drove 3 cylinder model Ts for hundreds of miles. I finally graduated to a 2 cylinder car which I also enjoy. I hope you get the appropriate advice to make the proper corrections. They do run sweet on all four.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 78
Views: 4468

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Watercolor can be fun too but I haven't done enough to use it skillfully. I believe this is a 1941 Ford.
41Forddd.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

Well, that explains a lot of things. The Lundergards claim the one they bought on an overseas Craig's List had an unusual amount of rust the the spridging plates. You may remember Karl was the only one in his graduating class at Cornell with over 300 PFM. On the other hand he always said "Better lat...
by Rich Eagle
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 34
Views: 1684

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

Thanks John.
This may be a 26 or earlier Lincoln touring car. I took a photo on tour but can't recall which one.
26Lincoln.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

It may depend how current the currency is. And the occurrence and recupulation. Speaking of boxcars, the rumor still circulates about a boxcar load of flackenpoth guilderflukes on a RR siding. Each time I hear it the number of said units increases. The Institute sent out feelers to infestigate but n...
by Rich Eagle
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 1867

Re: How cold do you drive?

Our Coupe was made for this time of year.
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by Rich Eagle
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

In the catalog they were $5.95 per carton.
by Rich Eagle
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 31 Victoria
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: 31 Victoria

One of the most beautiful cars of it's time. The wonderful curves of the body seem perfect. Edsel was a genius.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

Obviously one of the crew, and what a great job they did at the Bottoms.
by Rich Eagle
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 34
Views: 1684

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

Yeah, I guess with the tail gate down they can't see the license. :cry:
by Rich Eagle
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: KIDS AND CARS
Replies: 46
Views: 2040

Re: KIDS AND CARS

What great photos.
Thanks!

Here's our little helper:
Helper.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 34
Views: 1684

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

When I drew this for a local swap meet poster I was reminded that the wagon should sit much lower in back carrying that many Model T blocks.
Oh Well.
Rich
Blocksss.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)
Replies: 74
Views: 2072

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

What an ambitious project. I will look forward to some pictures along the way.
Those center-doors are very special.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 'Fordloc' padlock . . looking for history??
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: 'Fordloc' padlock . . looking for history??

I can't tell much about yours but perhaps this is the same company.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/41 ... 1412126755
by Rich Eagle
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - model T Bus
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Re: Old Photo - model T Bus

I can tell you from putting my 11 passenger Bus top up, it takes two tall people and a third in the seats to get it up and down.
by Rich Eagle
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

Skippy Spaydaford consulted Kalamity when fine tuning the Movie. When the reconfabulator was installed at the mill several violent arguments ensued concerning the use on aftersmultches in the groffing bin. At one point the assistant foreman was removed with a pitchfork and Skippy insisted on portray...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 266
Views: 17002

Re: Foto of the Day

It's always nice to see that TT at work Burger.
This trailer is retired but is still full of T parts.
trailer40.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 78
Views: 6112

Re: Hershey 2019 Photos

What a great collection of photos.
Thanks so much.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How cold do you drive?
Replies: 55
Views: 1867

Re: How cold do you drive?

Joy and I drove the T a few times each month when it was our only running model T some mornings were in the minus 20s. I have told the story of the day it was the only car that would start so we bundled up our baby and took him to the babysitter's and then drove to work. If the engine turns over it ...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Newest T fan!
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Newest T fan!

She is most wonderful and lucky to have a closed T to ride in.
Congratulations and take care.
Rich and Joy
by Rich Eagle
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - model T Bus
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Old Photo - model T Bus

These right-hand drive Buses caught my eye this morning. Apparently English.
T-Bus.jpg
T-Bus2.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Artwork
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Model T Artwork

That is a great photo Cameron.
neat idea.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Motometer thermo replacement part
Replies: 28
Views: 1081

Re: Motometer thermo replacement part

Restoration Supply still lists "Motometers: senior or junior sizes, faceplates, repair kits, emblems and more!" Check them out.
This may be good to read also.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80257/107937.html
by Rich Eagle
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

Don't forget Marilyn.
Marlyn.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Revisiting some fabrication
Replies: 100
Views: 8450

Re: Revisiting some fabrication

I made a mount to turn gas tanks too. Lacquer thinner and pebbles clean well. I worried some about a spark inside but it didn't happen. I used the same pulley setup to turn a gallon paint can with sand gravel and rusty bolts etc. Eventually the can sprung leaks so something more substantial would wo...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Motometer thermo replacement part
Replies: 28
Views: 1081

Re: Motometer thermo replacement part

Back in the 70s our local A&T dealer found this at a swap meet. I wish I knew where they came from or how to install them. At least they were available at some point in time.
FWIW
Rich
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by Rich Eagle
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Revisiting some fabrication
Replies: 100
Views: 8450

Re: Revisiting some fabrication

Sandblasting may be the best. My neighbors yard and my sensitive lungs have given way to my discovery of the joy of wet sanding. That and finding 80 grit for $10 a sleeve have provided me with hours of pleasure. By using some top material scraps between the grit and my figures I can sand and daydrea...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Revisiting some fabrication
Replies: 100
Views: 8450

Re: Revisiting some fabrication

This rotating wheel makes wet sanding wheel rims go quickly. A Model t front spindle and hub as well as some washing machine pulleys worked well for this.
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by Rich Eagle
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 34
Views: 1684

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

A 1906 Tourist Runabout.
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by Rich Eagle
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 34
Views: 1684

Re: Pen and ink and sketches.

That is Awesome Mark. I will post some non-Ford but T era stuff as time permits.
That sort of thing is good contrast to the Model T and certainly is relative.
Thanks
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

It was particularly vexing when the whoopsies hit the ventilator. Often it was prudent to wear two pairs of mittens.
by Rich Eagle
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 78
Views: 4468

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Perry, I'll be over to help with the kitchen as soon as I finish with this Rubik's Cube.
A few years ago our Art Galley challenged us with a self portrait showing.
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by Rich Eagle
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Pen and ink and sketches.
Replies: 34
Views: 1684

Pen and ink and sketches.

I know some of our members do great sketches of model T era bits and pieces. Feel free to post some.
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by Rich Eagle
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 266
Views: 17002

Re: Foto of the Day

Some of last years Glidden keeps popping into my head.
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by Rich Eagle
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

The depiction Parry posted shows the obvious enlarged critchenwhack for stabilizing the pontoons during the vulcanizing cycle. Four grognodes were originally re-purposed north of the cyrocliptor as an energy-absorption system. Giuseppe Verdi sure knew how to spin a tune didn't he? As for the cadence...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

That photo brings back a lot of fond memories. Yes, Dick handed off a lot of enterprises to a lot of twins named Pusboyle, Itchenbottom and Stinyfoot over the years. It was his way of giving back for all his good fortunes. A letter from Helen Keller praising him for his never-ending generosity still...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 266
Views: 17002

Re: Foto of the Day

Absolutely Beautiful John.
Thanks
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: the model A and church.
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: the model A and church.

Cranking my model A through a broken front casting and between frame horns and over the bumper always left me with scraped knuckles. I started it by pulling the fan blade all one winter when the generator quit working. Fewer mishaps. Low compression helped.
by Rich Eagle
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

Hi Wayne. The Kalamity Dick thread may be used as a barometer for gauging Cabin Fever. As the cold sets in and we can't get out to work on or drive our model Ts we turn our interests to other things. Much like my Uncle who operated a business in a tourist town, many tried to devise ways of measuring...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

"an itinerant chimney sweep". I'll be darned.
Who would have though?
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey
Replies: 18
Views: 1037

Re: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey

Hi John. In 50 years I have picked up these 3 Wizards but I don't remember any others. There are some on Ebay and some look much later.
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by Rich Eagle
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

Several times there were partitions circulated to run Kalamity for political orifice. The erectors certainly would have fenestrated him into pubic servex but he had no perspirations in that direction and declined each and every nomination. Governing the masses and holy deadlock were not his callings...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey
Replies: 18
Views: 1037

Re: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey

That is interesting Will. I ran a set of Wards plugs that ran quite well. I took them out to put in my plug display after a few trouble free years. I suppose all plugs give different service at different times.
It's always nice to see the old plugs. The variety never ends.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1171
Views: 46330

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

It may be Travis Monackey. He used to shoot from a wooden drum like that and it was great sport to shoot back at him. That gave birth to the phrase "More fun than a barrel of Monackeys". I believe Elrod Spaydaford was acting constable for the county at that time. Shaky Will Hickok had stepped down a...
by Rich Eagle
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Starett Socket Set
Replies: 3
Views: 539

Re: Starett Socket Set

Not the same set but similar from a 1919 catalog.
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Or maybe it is the same one?