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by tmodeldriver
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1435
Views: 65253

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

Somebody asked Sheriff Thwapp once, "Shurf, how come you always tote two'a them ol' forty fives?"

He said, "Cause they don't make forty sixes."
by tmodeldriver
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter ride in Russia
Replies: 11
Views: 748

Re: Winter ride in Russia

Great pictures, Michael. Thanks for posting. Happy New Year, Bob
by tmodeldriver
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS

Amen, gentlemen.
by tmodeldriver
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1435
Views: 65253

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

I too have two left feet. Sadly, I've never been able to buy a pair of flip flips. :cry:
by tmodeldriver
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rustitus
Replies: 12
Views: 697

Re: Rustitus

Rust is a lot like gold, except there's more of it.

A lady once told me that those Itis brothers are a bad bunch and Arthur is the worst.
by tmodeldriver
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: *SCAM* Alert - Jayson in California
Replies: 24
Views: 2103

Re: *SCAM* Alert - Jayson in California

Boy howdy, those Nigerians get around. There is one in the UK gonna send me $7.6 million as soon as I send him $8000. I'm saving up.
by tmodeldriver
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Vegetable garden?
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: Vegetable garden?

Only two things that money can't buy and that's true love and home-growed termaters.
by tmodeldriver
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning up is a good thing
Replies: 31
Views: 1927

Re: Cleaning up is a good thing

Howdy, Scott. Thanks for the explanation and video. That's exactly how a steam powered water pump can push make-up water into the same boiler it's getting the steam from. I shoulda have knowed. :oops: Regards, Bob.
by tmodeldriver
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning up is a good thing
Replies: 31
Views: 1927

Re: Cleaning up is a good thing

When using one of these adapters be sure to short out the spark plug wire while it is disconnected. Running the engine with the wire just dangling could damage the coil.

Also, I don't think the T engine is going to pump the 55 psi needed for 30x3 or 30x3 1/2 tires.
by tmodeldriver
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 235
Views: 16722

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

There's a lot of that SFB Syndrome going around. Sometimes you can even smell it on 'em and don't have to wait for them to say something. Back in the day we used to call 'em turd heads.
by tmodeldriver
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Doctor's Coupe? New to all things "T".
Replies: 13
Views: 916

Re: Doctor's Coupe? New to all things "T".

I still miss Walt Kelly and Pogo. "We have met the enemy and he is us."

Welcome to the affliction. ;)
by tmodeldriver
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s this?
Replies: 5
Views: 632

Re: What’s this?

J. C. Whitney sold one they called a mini-supercharger. Somebody used to say that if you installed all of J. C. Whitney's gas saving devices you could start out with an empty tank and when your tank got full you could siphon it out and sell it to your neighbors. :lol:
by tmodeldriver
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1435
Views: 65253

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

Ah yes, giant midgets, I see 'em all the time. On that note, if a stadium full of midgets did the WAVE would that be called a ripple?
by tmodeldriver
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My stupid mistake of the week...
Replies: 16
Views: 1196

Re: My stupid mistake of the week...

I always tie a rag onto the steering wheel of whatever I'm about to change the oil in. This will remind me not to start the engine until the oil is back in.
by tmodeldriver
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WARFORD GEAR BOXES
Replies: 17
Views: 1208

Re: WARFORD GEAR BOXES

Feller probably shouldn't jump into the middle of one guy's ad and start selling his own stuff. Just saying...
by tmodeldriver
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fun / Interesting Bumper Stickers, Road Signs, Etc.
Replies: 23
Views: 1572

Re: Fun / Interesting Bumper Stickers, Road Signs, Etc.

Spotted this one on a hunter's truck a few years ago, YEAH I SHOT BAMBI. HE FRIED UP REAL NICE.
by tmodeldriver
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1435
Views: 65253

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

I like the girl in the back row center. She's so tall she could hunt ducks with a tater rake. Might even bring 'em down with that grin if it didn't tear 'em up too bad.
by tmodeldriver
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1435
Views: 65253

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

People tend to forget that the bagpipe is not a musical instrument but a weapon of war. It seems that back in the day an opposing army, at the sight of 300 or 400 men in skirts marching toward them with screaming pipes, would just have to go home, lie down and think about it for a long time.
by tmodeldriver
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starr overdrive or two speed ???
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: Starr overdrive or two speed ???

'Fraid not, Mike. My Starr is in my 27 touring but is obviously a later installation 'cause this would be well after they were being made by Jumbo. Uncle Stan and others are well versed on these things and hopefully will chime in here with some details and perhaps manufacturing dates.
by tmodeldriver
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When cranking to start, it “slips” out of neutral . .
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: When cranking to start, it “slips” out of neutral . .

Hi, James. What Scott said. For temporary you might slip a piece of 1" pvc pipe a few inches long down over the handbrake handle so it will hit the dash and prevent the lever from going forward into high gear. Please don't ask how I know this. :)
by tmodeldriver
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starr overdrive or two speed ???
Replies: 10
Views: 921

Re: Starr overdrive or two speed ???

Hi, Michael. What you have is a Starr Planator two speed auxiliary transmission. Starr is earlier, later built by Jumbo. It is not an overdrive, it is direct and 50% underdrive. Works the same as a Ruckstell axle. Nice accessory.
by tmodeldriver
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First Fords - continued from the beginning
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: First Fords - continued from the beginning

Hi, Rob. As always, I enjoy reading your posts. This clears up a question I've in my mine for along time as to whether Mr. Ford was involved with one or two companies before Ford Motor Co. Thank you. Bob
by tmodeldriver
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Battery vs. Magneto
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: Battery vs. Magneto

Hi, David. By chance have you switched to a 12 volt battery? I use a 12 volt in my 26 and can't tell any difference between battery or magneto. With a 6 volt most T Models will run better on magneto. Bob
by tmodeldriver
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1435
Views: 65253

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

Well, Rich, here's one that straddles the fence. Not quite clean and not quite filthy.

As the poets have mournfully sung,
death takes the innocent young,
the rolling in money,
the screamingly funny,
and even those who're well hung. :roll:
by tmodeldriver
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sometimes they bite back......... ouch!
Replies: 19
Views: 1622

Re: Sometimes they bite back......... ouch!

Dang, Rob. Looks like you've got a full set of charley horses. If I remember right you had your other K rigged with a self commencer. Might be time to think about another.

Get well soon. Bob
by tmodeldriver
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1435
Views: 65253

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

I love limericks. I don't know too many clean ones but the following two stanza is a good one. I know it's not really related to this saga of misinformation but here goes. When you read the first line don't start thinking of the country version. There was a man from Nantucket who kept all his cash i...
by tmodeldriver
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo-Damaged speedster
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: Old Photo-Damaged speedster

That'll buff right out.
by tmodeldriver
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT Sad End For The Expedition
Replies: 21
Views: 1056

Re: OT Sad End For The Expedition

It'd probably take a fire to create space in my shop.
by tmodeldriver
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT Sad End For The Expedition
Replies: 21
Views: 1056

Re: OT Sad End For The Expedition

She says it will hurt. :(
by tmodeldriver
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT Sad End For The Expedition
Replies: 21
Views: 1056

Re: OT Sad End For The Expedition

Burger, as always, I appreciate your point of view on things and I'm sure that with a little innovation we could come up with something. I don't think we'd even need the skid-steer feature. With a really good caster under that right front couldn't we just steer with the left front wheel and expect t...
by tmodeldriver
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT Sad End For The Expedition
Replies: 21
Views: 1056

Re: OT Sad End For The Expedition

Gentlemen, thank you for your replies. Yep, really, 345140 miles. By far, our best investment in an automobile. Adjuster hasn't seen it yet but it will be declared a total loss. It was going to be a total maybe six years ago when the tree fell on it but I knew a good body man who could fix it for li...
by tmodeldriver
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT Sad End For The Expedition
Replies: 21
Views: 1056

OT Sad End For The Expedition

We've owned a '98 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer Edition since it was almost new. I crashed it last night when a young man made a left turn in front of me and I was unable to avoid a collision. Fortunately, the other guy, my wife and I were not injured but Eddie did not fare so well. Damage is not exte...
by tmodeldriver
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foot throttle
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: Foot throttle

I learned to drive a T with the hand throttle and it's never been a problem. Along with free starts I think it's just part of the charm of a T Model. A guy in our club has a foot throttle and swears by it. Must be all in what you're used to.
by tmodeldriver
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - Enco 4 position tool holder (2 1/2) for South Bend Lathe
Replies: 12
Views: 1164

Re: For Sale - Enco 4 position tool holder (2 1/2) for South Bend Lathe

Hi, Scott, thanks for checking on that. Seems like it will take quite a bit of work to make it fit the Pow'r Kraft. Somebody with a South Bend could make better use of it. I guess I'll pass on it. Thanks again, Bob
by tmodeldriver
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale - Enco 4 position tool holder (2 1/2) for South Bend Lathe
Replies: 12
Views: 1164

Re: For Sale - Enco 4 position tool holder (2 1/2) for South Bend Lathe

Howdy, Scott. Do you think your Enco tool holder would work with my 10" Pow'r Kraft/Clausing lathe? The height from compound to center is 7/8". I have adapted some 9" South Bend tool post tool holders and actually had to mill them down a little. Don't remember how much. I hope y'all are well and enj...
by tmodeldriver
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fun down south
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: Fun down south

Them old Fords really get around, don't they?
by tmodeldriver
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Spark plug tire inflator
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Re: Spark plug tire inflator

Hi, David. The PM wouldn't work for me but I got yours. Your check will be in the mail tomorrow (Monday). Thank you. Bob
by tmodeldriver
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Spark plug tire inflator
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Re: Spark plug tire inflator

Hi, David. I will buy your tire inflator. PM sent. Bob
by tmodeldriver
Tue May 21, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FREE
Replies: 22
Views: 2906

Re: FREE

Thanks for the critique, Randy. While the guy was on his trip I had decided that I would not read his book based on the title alone.
by tmodeldriver
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Yahoo! It’s purring like a (very loud) cat
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: Yahoo! It’s purring like a (very loud) cat

Howdy, Bob. I'm glad that you and Tom were able to get your TT running. They are a special breed of beast. If you want to know the ratio of your rear axle here's how you do it. Remove the spark plugs. Set the Ford transmission in high. Set the auxillary transmission (if any) in direct. Set the Rucks...
by tmodeldriver
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Accessory I have never seen....
Replies: 16
Views: 1642

Re: Accessory I have never seen....

Thanks, Jeff. You brought back a good memory for me. My 1933 Plymouth coupe had one of those. I owned that great car from 1958 to 1961. :) :)
by tmodeldriver
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Way OT-77 Motorhome FS
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: Way OT-77 Motorhome FS

Hi, Dave. If your motorhome is still available my brother-in-law would like to hear more about it. His name is Larry Avirett, e-mail, lavirett@gmail.com, phone 813-677-2004.

I read your description to him and I think my wife will send him a picture or two.

Thank you, Bob Hester
by tmodeldriver
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 4:1 or 5:1 Steering mod?
Replies: 13
Views: 1599

Re: 4:1 or 5:1 Steering mod?

Yeah, right.
by tmodeldriver
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Be Careful What You Wish For...
Replies: 19
Views: 2253

Re: Be Careful What You Wish For...

I'm with Tim. I'll say right up front that I loved the old forum just the way it was, warts and all. I also realize the need for change because of lack of support for the old one, whatever that means. But I'm seeing this one getting broken down into more and more categories which is going to make it...
by tmodeldriver
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT Wyoming wind today
Replies: 20
Views: 2276

Re: OT Wyoming wind today

My daughter, who lived in Wyoming about ten years, says that a popular saying in Wyoming is that the snow never melts, the wind just wears it out.

Scott and Althea, hello from Florida.
by tmodeldriver
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Weather
Replies: 21
Views: 1682

Re: Weather

Once again, we didn't get no snow. I'm okay with that. :)
by tmodeldriver
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT period whatizit?
Replies: 11
Views: 1298

Re: OT period whatizit?

Legs? Howdy, Scott
by tmodeldriver
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT: Unintentionaly altered history
Replies: 28
Views: 2793

Re: OT: Unintentionaly altered history

About ten years ago, I visited a car museum in Canton, Ohio which had a pretty early Model T roadster which they were calling a Model S. I pointed out to the guy on duty several things that identified the car as a T, left-hand steering being a biggie. He wasn't interested and seemed to know very lit...
by tmodeldriver
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT period whatizit?
Replies: 11
Views: 1298

Re: OT period whatizit?

It's a Rolls self sharpening razor. Made by Rolls Royce I believe. I have a nos one still in the box, including a spare blade. Closed up, it looks like a sardine can. Remove one side of the can and you can hone the blade just by racking the handle back and forth pushing the blade along the hone. In ...
by tmodeldriver
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More info on the Model S Herb I. posted, and the "good Doctor Pagel"
Replies: 30
Views: 2229

Re: More info on the Model S Herb I. posted, and the "good Doctor Pagel"

What a great story, Rob. Seems the good doctor just couldn't force himself to be good. Bob
by tmodeldriver
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whats the Name of your T?
Replies: 69
Views: 4718

Re: Whats the Name of your T?

I'm not into naming vehicles but when I got my first T, a ton truck, I decided to give it a name. Well, Lizzie didn't seem too fitting for a truck. I mentally eliminated a few others, Henry T. Phord, Ton-a-Junk, The T-350, etc. Everything just seemed too quaint. Finally settled on Tuff TT. It'll gra...
by tmodeldriver
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Looking for a good time near Orlando on Wednesday...
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Re: Looking for a good time near Orlando on Wednesday...

Howdy, Chris. For car minded people I couldn't recommend anything better than the Museum of Drag Racing. Big Daddy has two museums, one dedicated to drag racing and the other is classic cars, hot rods and many other neat things to see. Picture a giant siren powered by a Chrysler industrial hemi-engi...
by tmodeldriver
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: battery cable connection
Replies: 15
Views: 1572

Re: battery cable connection

For a quick fix you can drive a nail or a screw between the terminal and the post. Wouldn't recommend it for the long haul.
by tmodeldriver
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Florida Flivvers contact info?
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Re: Florida Flivvers contact info?

Hi, George. I am not a current member but was for many years. Try this, go to floridaflywheelers.org. In there you should find some info on the Flivvers Antique Car Club. Maybe you can also find contact info for someone who can give you what you need to know. Good luck. Bob
by tmodeldriver
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OT, "All Alone,------"
Replies: 22
Views: 2385

Re: OT, "All Alone,------"

I'm an old f--t. The only time I sleep is when I'm trying to stay awake. :cry:
by tmodeldriver
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: “….reeking of popcorn and lollipops” W. C. Fields
Replies: 15
Views: 1573

Re: “….reeking of popcorn and lollipops” W. C. Fields

Absolutely, Rich. I've given many short rides to people, especially kids. Allowed many folks to sit in it for pictures, etc. That's the best thing we can do with these old junk Fords.
by tmodeldriver
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1435
Views: 65253

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

That baby looks a lot like Maude Frickert.
by tmodeldriver
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TEST
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: TEST

IT WORKED! IT WORKED! They ain't gone be no stopping me now. :D
by tmodeldriver
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TEST
Replies: 2
Views: 337

TEST

This is a test to see if I can post. I've been able to lurk but not post. We'll see what happens.
by tmodeldriver
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1435
Views: 65253

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

I am very relieved that the saga of Kalamity Dick was able to cross over the recent divide. ;) I was told this for the truth so it probably ain't, that Mad Dog, in addition to his reward of $1.68 from Piggly-Wiggly, was also allowed to check the store room and help hisself to any dented cans of Spam...
by tmodeldriver
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Profile Picture Posting problems
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: Profile Picture Posting problems

Well, there you go. No profile picture anymore. Don't know how to get it back. :(
by tmodeldriver
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Profile Picture Posting problems
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: Profile Picture Posting problems

Thought I'd jump in here and see what happens. Bob Hester