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by Rich Eagle
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 415
Views: 55630

Re: Foto of the Day

That is beautiful Pat. I could see a VF cover photo of that nature.
Meantime, these guys are waiting for a place to be.
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by Rich Eagle
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193314

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

Of coarse we have to give Abigail credit to the last line in the song: "Tell me what you think of me". Animal, vegetable and mineral alphabets, but the animal O's and sometimes Y's often wondered off making them unsuitable for long sentences. The droppings into the extensive peat bog up to 6 feet de...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193314

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

Then again, the Greenhouse at Wafflesville changed many things.
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by Rich Eagle
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193314

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

Perhaps Cuthbert's idea of using worms with tiny hacksaws strapped to their backs for machining the insides of the postulate castings was one Richtenbrohaufmeister hoped to cover. KD and Cuthbert did spend several days on it but the tiny straps did not hold. They had better luck with grasshoppers bu...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 377
Views: 33952

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

A White truck probably in the early 40's. It would have made an impression on me.
by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193314

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

Carleast Footmothal shared this photo of Kalamity Dick and Cuthbert Maddox at Moss Crossing waiting for the trolley to Ernie's. It was most likely on the occasion of Ed Hickey's Birthday. He had several each year. Always an occasion to get spiffed. KDnCuth.jpg It may have been at 28B, the pruning em...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual front axle
Replies: 7
Views: 710

Re: Unusual front axle

That appears to be like the "Henderson front spring" shown here;
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/17 ... 1318474855
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Shown in the first photo and the last 2 by Bruce Csorba.
by Rich Eagle
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 377
Views: 33952

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

I would say the Harley is about a 1912 or 1913. The twins were belt drive previous to that. The enclosed chain drive truck looks familiar but I can think what is is yet. I'll do some looking.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parts cabinet
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Parts cabinet

You may enjoy seeing this one. I had to click on the "Picture"s. It claims 1930's
https://forums.aaca.org/topic/332063-ca ... -cabinets/
by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 roadsters....
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: 26-27 roadsters....

Thanks Norman. This is from the MTFCA Encyclopedia "1926-1927 Completely new design (except for trucks which continued the 1925 style). Painted black regardless of body color."
by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 377
Views: 33952

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Yuengling brewery launched its ice cream subsidiary in 1920 to help the business survive Prohibition. They resurrected the ice cream production in 2014.
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by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 377
Views: 33952

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Yes, I'd love some Ice Cream. You can almost read the "Packard" on the radiator. I'm guessing late teens. That headlight location was quite common for them.
Great photo.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193314

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

Esmeralda Wanknard put wombat milk out on the porch for the moggies when she had it. At dusk you could catch them preening and kissing the grass. moggies.jpg She didn't carefully measure the amounts which accounts for the afore mentioned scorching. On a clear night you could hear Saxophone and kazoo...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 415
Views: 55630

Re: Foto of the Day

Just Stuff sometimes is fun to look at.
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by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Underpowered?
Replies: 11
Views: 490

Re: Underpowered?

We drove our '09 to a tour that had a very steep and long climb to the headquarters. We were in low much of the way. I didn't hear about any Ts loosing it on the hills but two vehicles pulling Ts on trailers broke down on the hill. I have 3 distinct power levels between my worn out Coupe, my Speedst...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Were after-market radios ever an option on the Model T?
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: Were after-market radios ever an option on the Model T?

"The Galvin Corporation of Chicago, USA is credited with introducing the first commercial car radio, in 1930". http://www.driving.co.uk/news/test-your-knowledge-when-was-first-car-radio-introduced/ "The first car radio was introduced in 1922 by Chevrolet". http://www.exaget.com/evolution-car-radio/ ...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is a Rip Van Winkle car?
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Re: What is a Rip Van Winkle car?

That is a nice original car. The Rip Van Winkle car I remember was the one Wayne mentioned. A 1917 in the Vintage Ford Magazine. Here is a discussion of it. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/550619.html?1434989640 And these: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/537757.html?143145321...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Good News - Racer rescued
Replies: 1
Views: 436

Good News - Racer rescued

A phone call the other day delighted me. The old orange racer I've stored for 40 years is going home. Norm's Grandson has taken interest and is going to make it an auto shop project. I will try to get some photos of the progress. His Granddaughter is also taking auto shop and will continue on any ad...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My square tank holds 9.6 gallons
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: My square tank holds 9.6 gallons

As my mind fails me I shall probably be running out of gas more in the future. I'll have to remember to take notes each time and then take an average. :lol: :lol:
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found an old photo in a museum - could be a 26/27 Ford ?
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Found an old photo in a museum - could be a 26/27 Ford ?

There is no doubt in my mind. It is a '26 or '27 Ford.
Nice photo too.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193314

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

That may have been the machine Abigail was refering to in "Spiller Skelter". At any rate, Ernie always spilt a glass on those Thusdays in memory of it. ErnieMay12.jpg As Ernie didn't keep milk on hand he had it brought in from the dairy in Dumont just for spilling. For those who haven't heard by now...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My square tank holds 9.6 gallons
Replies: 6
Views: 342

My square tank holds 9.6 gallons

On my way back from the NAPA today my Coupe started sputtering. Fortunately I was only a block and a half fron my ethonal free station. Wiggling the body side to side just barely got me there. The stick showed it bone dry. I filled it clear to the top of the hole with 9.6 gal. As the tank is a few d...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It starts early.
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: It starts early.

Fantastic!

if I may:
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by Rich Eagle
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193314

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

And in these troubled times I can't help but be grateful for those immigrants from Pathagaria during the pandemic in the Valley for bringing us the Pythagoriangorean Serum.
"To find a way through the darkest days one only has to spill milk".
by Rich Eagle
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 377
Views: 33952

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

That's quite a truck and at work. I think it is a 1922 Autocar based on the wheel hubs.
If charlie were still with us he would either correct me or confirm it. I'm pretty sure though.
Thanks for finding these. They sure are great.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193314

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

Abigail Van Plitsberg had said "Delusion is the mumsy of invention". This rang true for the duo of Dick and Cuthbert. As Rich alluded, Cuthbert's rambling interruptions often redirected Dick's assessments to even more brilliant deductions. Perhaps somewhere between the Sherlock and Watson and Martin...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A GREAT article for us "Car Guys"......
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: A GREAT article for us "Car Guys"......

Thank you for posting that. It's quite nice.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rookie mistake: driven gear upside down...
Replies: 9
Views: 784

Re: Rookie mistake: driven gear upside down...

It is such an easy thing to do. I have heard of that many times from those willing to admit it.
Thanks for the report.
Maybe we should start a thread of things gone wrong. Sometimes these discussions make things look easy.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Finders Keepers ?
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Finders Keepers ?

A few years ago these four escaped. We followed them slowly to their neighbors place.
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Lots of adventure on those quiet roads isn't there?
by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying the year of this T
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: Help identifying the year of this T

After another look I believe I see the wishbone above the axle. A shadow under the spring and then white as it goes behind the license plate. That would make it '17 or '18.
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by Rich Eagle
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Redster
Replies: 34
Views: 1643

Re: Redster

You certainly know how to enjoy a Model T. I admired 'Henry" when you posted it earlier.
What fun?
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Finders Keepers ?
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Finders Keepers ?

So it wasn't a keeper after all. If it was it would have been a Fall keeper. I had some Spring keepers.
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Sounds like it was fun while it lasted.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying the year of this T
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: Help identifying the year of this T

I would only guess 1917 to 1922. But likely before 1919 when demountables and a starter were optional and would not likely have cowl lights. The smart ones may be able to do better than that.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 415
Views: 55630

Re: Foto of the Day

Crank vs. Arm - Rich 1 Crank 0
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OK, Ford's design was better than mine. In 56 years of cranking I have broken one crank and no arms. There is always tommorrow.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Central Kansas T Ride Today
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Central Kansas T Ride Today

That's the way to do it Chris.Thanks for sharing the great pictures.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Redster
Replies: 34
Views: 1643

Re: Redster

One thing about a Red antique car, if you do it right you only need one. I found that is sometimes true with Yellow.
by Rich Eagle
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 377
Views: 33952

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

I may be wrong again but those don't look like pianos they are moving.
Great photo tho.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193314

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

Kalamity Dick always liked the drive through Cadootanary Canyon and up Slibber’s hogback to the Ziltchbilster mine. He spotted some chipmunks frolicking that reminded him of Chippley before he was lost in the transmission those few years ago. The rain wet his face just enough to cool him from the su...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1941 Model T motor
Replies: 10
Views: 892

Re: 1941 Model T motor

Thanks Joe. I guess I should show more of the block. I'm not sure what the J and X indicate.
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by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1941 Model T motor
Replies: 10
Views: 892

Re: 1941 Model T motor

I moved stuff around and pulled the block into the light to take a picture. After 18 tries this is the best I could do. You can make out the 1125. There is no indication of any other digits. I also doesn't look as if any metal has been ground off of it. It looks like my 1925 and earlier blocks with ...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Redster
Replies: 34
Views: 1643

Re: Redster

Did somebody say "Red Tires" ?
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by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 251
Views: 13694

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

In 1982 we traveled to Emmett, ID. The McCall Labor Day tours started there and we drove up the SH-55 canyon along the Payette River, named the Payette River National Scenic Byway. It is a beautiful drive and in those days the dozens of old cars could make the climb with minimal traffic. The little ...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 178
Views: 25046

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

I wanted to clean up a spare generator for the '35. It was reluctant to come apart. After soaking it with penetrating oil and then soaking it in water it was still stuck. I thought maybe a gentle nudge in the press might push the armature through the case. I used some steel and a socket for spacers ...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Redster
Replies: 34
Views: 1643

Re: Redster

That illustrates the freedom of choice with these cars.
Have fun with it.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1941 Model T motor
Replies: 10
Views: 892

Re: 1941 Model T motor

I have one that is simply stamped 1125. It is a single valve cover engine. I have always wondered about it. I couldn't get a photo.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I just got banned... from the watch repair forum!?!
Replies: 13
Views: 531

Re: I just got banned... from the watch repair forum!?!

I agree that there are many wonderful things on this Forum. Many I probably take for granted. I do visit and participate in some other forums that don't have the things this one has.
Interesting experience Matt.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Happy Birthday, Dad!
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Happy Birthday, Dad!

It says something about him, giving the car a name like Bonnie Jean. Did he name the new Pontiac or was his mind elsewhere?
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Happy Birthday, Dad!
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Happy Birthday, Dad!

It has that wonderful "old Photo" look doesn't it? It's nice to know who it is.
My Father had a '31 Plymouth Coupe. One night a fuse blew and all the lights went out.
Fun to see this.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 377
Views: 33952

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

I thought the hood looked unusual too. It turns out a pennant is what I was seeing. It looked like a Buick to me. Perhaps 1914?
Interesting none the less.
Thanks Herb.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Other old car photos
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Other old car photos

Thanks Wayne. After looking at some photos I believe you are right on. The 1910 Model K 14HP that Bonhams sold in 2011 has all the same features. The dips in the axles at each end are exactly the same.
by Rich Eagle
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo- New 1914 Fords
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: Old Photo- New 1914 Fords

It's a photo of a happy occasion. As Kenneth says the first two roadsters have Prest-O-Lite tanks and the rest have acetylene generators. It took a while to read "FORDS DELIVERED MAY 5 1914 BY SMITH HARDWARE CO. DANIELS STUDIO PINE CITY MINN" Does this mean the hardware store is the Ford dealer?
by Rich Eagle
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: glue or screw?
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: glue or screw?

Yes, screws are the good choice.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 37
Views: 2063

Re: What have you done to your T in September?

Looking good Jeff. I like the looks of honeycombs too but never found a really good one.
Thanks for the update.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Other old car photos
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Other old car photos

I see a 1909 model 20 that looks like it. It could be later.
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Other old car photos
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Other old car photos

The first one is a Hupmobile I believe.
The second looks like an International high wheeler or maybe a Sears.
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heads up on the same old scam
Replies: 16
Views: 828

Re: Heads up on the same old scam

That's right Steve. Anything we post is out there for good. I found a picture of my Speedster I could but for the right price. :o
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193314

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

Often the girls would stay out late with Duke after an afternoon concert, sometimes until after nine o'clock. Often they quibbled over who would get to sit next to him. He certainly enjoyed the attention and often brought daisies to give out. Marleven, sitting left of Joeleapper, kept records at the...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming. High of 60 next week.
Replies: 14
Views: 459

Re: Winter is coming. High of 60 next week.

We have enjoyed the variety of temperatures here. 55° last Monday, 96° tomorrow and then 60°next Tuesday. Something for everyone. Lows are 52° to 30°. It's a dry heat and cools off at night.
by Rich Eagle
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193314

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

Isn't it interesting how the best-laid plans often get wet and frazzle? Ernie's plan might have been a great success. I was reminded of this photo of Duke recording "My, How the Anchovies Sting". The acoustics in the abandoned machine chamber delighted him. Fannie found it chilly and complained so o...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193314

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

Being the shorter of the three he often took a back seat to the other two. There he could stretch out and relax while the tissue novels were being dispensed. The excursions in Chugwater were filled with pickup sticks, crockett and hunting wild bores. Still, they missed their rondavel under the Macki...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What kind of a car is this?
Replies: 17
Views: 1193

Re: What kind of a car is this?

The name "Chummy" roadster comes to mind also when I look at the car in question. Several companies used that name but I don't see a match.
by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: How does this work?- Tapping machine
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: How does this work?- Tapping machine

Thanks Leo. Nice threads.
by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What kind of a car is this?
Replies: 17
Views: 1193

Re: What kind of a car is this?

I would think the 3 louver hood could be a good clue. This 1917 Hackett is close with wire wheels but not the same trunk.
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by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193314

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

Yeh Burger, I don't see a date on it.
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by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: How does this work?- Tapping machine
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: How does this work?- Tapping machine

This tells a little bit. RickSaf.jpg Advertisement from the 1919-11-06 issue of "Canadian Machinery" Looks like you kissed out on this one; https://www.bidspotter.com/en-us/auction-catalogues/compass/catalogue-id-bsccom10055/lot-887a01a1-a4f4-4745-97ae-ab2d00051847 This shows the chuck clearly. Rick...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193314

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

Well Herb, there was the herb, that is often used as an oregano substitute. Also a Marjoram Witherspoon who ran Oldenburger Squirrels between St. Louis and Duggburg in the late teens. She was an angular woman often wearing Snippers Boots. Not to be confused with Sweet Marmoram, the vanadium solvent....
by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193314

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

The old Jones place was just North of the second pole. It had been used as a melon station during the Civil War. Stragglers from both sides would meet there for Tiddlywink tournaments on days off. Sabrina Jones would sketch caricatures of them. Two of her sketchbooks survive in the Museum of Squidge...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Correct 1915 magneto horn mounting?
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: Correct 1915 magneto horn mounting?

If we assumed :twisted: that it was in the same location in 1917 the holes are more clearly noted in this discussion. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/31511.html I had to laugh at myself. I went out to look at my '15 to see where I had mounted it in 1985. I was sure I knew what was correct ba...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: prestolite gas
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: prestolite gas

FWIW "Prest-O-Lite was the breakthrough product that propelled the fortunes of Indianapolis Motor Speedway founders Carl Fisher and James Allison to elite levels."
https://www.firstsuperspeedway.com/arti ... est-o-lite
by Rich Eagle
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What kind of a car is this?
Replies: 17
Views: 1193

Re: What kind of a car is this?

Familiar as it seems I must have blocked out that image. It is a cloverleaf Roadster but not one I can find on the net so far. It does resemble this 1916 Pullman Coupe but their Roadster doesn't have the homely trunk. Pullman.jpg the Paige Fleetwood, Laurel 35 and Sun Light Six come close but not a ...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Triple contact plugs, what application ?
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Triple contact plugs, what application ?

Could it be for one of these with the park light socket added?
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by Rich Eagle
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolt threads
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Bolt threads

Just for fun, here is a portion of the special taps available from one company. (2009 prices)
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by Rich Eagle
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bolt threads
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: Bolt threads

1/2-12 is British Standard Whitworth thread, the first standarization of threads in 1841. "Until then, the only standardization was what little had been done by individual people and companies". There is also a 12 tpi standard (12-UN and 12-UNR Series constant pitch threads) in several sizes startin...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 24
Views: 658

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

Good old George Carlin. I worked with a guy who could quote all his bits from memory.
"Takes the Cake", "Reading the riot act" and "Fine and Dandy" were a couple more.
When my Sister and I were getting too "rambunctious" Gamma would say "Don't crack your noodle".
by Rich Eagle
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193314

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

Yes, Heinrich found the photo in the Aug. 1947 "Places to Stay Away From" quarterly. Stippley Haddfroggen took the photo using a 12 X 12 double binflex Stratoglareless 352. A leather case with gold piping and a snakeskin shoulder strap made it ideal for photographing RR sidings. An Uncle had given i...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27-27 roadster doors question
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: 27-27 roadster doors question

I see both kinds of doors on Ebay. It's about half and half out of a dozen. Your first door photo shows 3 recessed indentations at the top. I haven't seen any like that. Perhaps it is a very late change.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Salmon Idaho 1913?
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: Old Photo - Salmon Idaho 1913?

PM sent John.
We have toured through Salmon and love it.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bikers
Replies: 11
Views: 1063

Re: Bikers

Now yer talkin'. A little bit of overkill on the headlight on the Excelsior. (third photo)
by Rich Eagle
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193314

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

Needless to say Nigglepicker Siding has always been known for the unfortunate events that Abigail Plintsberg chronicled in "After the Stew Hit the Fan". igglepick.jpg Banned in Europe and Pathagoria it was hard to find a copy on the planet. Starcoughsky and Spadaford fought ferociously over the righ...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Salmon Idaho 1913?
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Old Photo - Salmon Idaho 1913?

I don't know what the story is but I like the photo. Obviously a 1916 T so the date is not correct.
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by Rich Eagle
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 377
Views: 33952

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

The Morrow-Hutton Company traveling grocery was in Wallace, ID. This photo was take about 1920. The Model T headlight and windshield would support that time frame. Wallace.jpg In 2004, the Mayor proclaimed the city of Wallace, Idaho to be the center of the universe (because it can’t be proven otherw...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 27-27 roadster doors question
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: 27-27 roadster doors question

You may have seen this before: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/180629.html?1294078775 The body parts list issued in March 1927 shows 5680BX for '26-27 cars. The new repros have that number and look like the smaller one and also look like the '22-25 "locks" which are 5680ARX. My guess is ...
by Rich Eagle
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 415
Views: 55630

Re: Foto of the Day

This was the Dudley Garage in Virginia, MT about 30 years ago. The dirt floor and wooded workbench were so charming. The cars have been removed and it is storage now. I wish I had taken more photos. It was such a extraordinary place.
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by Rich Eagle
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 251
Views: 13694

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

It was about this time of year 30 or so years ago that we tour through Jackson Hole and Cody Wyo. over the Beartooth Pass then through Virginia City, MT, Yellowstone and back home. Our friend Lynn's '17 Studebaker died in Jackson so he rode with us in our Speedster and in Norm's '26 Buick. This is O...
by Rich Eagle
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193314

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

Safety was a concern in the pruning annex also. Here we see Alfred Pittswagger testing the lifter with an employee before lifting the valuable flanges themselves. Pittswagger.jpg He was also portrayed in "The Saint Swithin's day Massacre" by Parley Stable. After the accident Fingers Jahndenhouth, sh...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontier Auto Museum
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: Frontier Auto Museum

We were treated to this on the Glacier tour several years ago. I had known Gil from swap meets but never dreamed of what he had put together. If you are ever near Poulson ,MT check it out. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g45310-d545315-Reviews-Miracle_of_America_Museum-Polson_Montana.h...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1920's Bumper catalog help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: 1920's Bumper catalog help needed

I wish I could have found what you are looking for.
"Oh, there's no place like home for the Halladays."
Perhaps someone else can help.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Frontier Auto Museum
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: Frontier Auto Museum

It amazes me how many museums there are scattered around that we never hear of. That looks like a fun one. Often on tours we are treated to great places we would miss otherwise.
Thanks for mentioning this one.
I'm not that far away.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1920's Bumper catalog help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: 1920's Bumper catalog help needed

And these are even less likely but they are cute.
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by Rich Eagle
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1920's Bumper catalog help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: 1920's Bumper catalog help needed

As often happens I don't have what you asked for but here are these:
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Perhaps they will help.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seen in Yellowstone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1190

Re: Seen in Yellowstone?

The car is a cute looking touring, probably a '17-'20 with the brass radiator and hood added. Thanks for sharing the photo.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.
Replies: 84
Views: 6430

Re: Hay wagon to Speedster Project.

Thanks for taking time to share the progress and pictures. I recall the fun Norm and I had building this from a Hay-wagon that had been shortened. Normzzz.jpg It had hauled something pretty heavy as the rear axles bearings were destroyed. With a Warford the drive shaft is less than two feet long. Ev...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Ford at the lake.
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: Model T Ford at the lake.

Well it looks like the fishing was pretty good.
Rich