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by Atomic Amish
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 15
Views: 876

Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

Drove up to Bay City on Friday and picked up some pieces to repair the 'improved' frame I got from a friend for free.

It'll be a chance to brush up on my welding skills. ;)
by Atomic Amish
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2020 MTFCA Scholarships Awarded
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: 2020 MTFCA Scholarships Awarded

Huzzah to all!

And congratulations!

jk
by Atomic Amish
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Part 2, Ford v. Ferrari, MTT, July/August issue
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Part 2, Ford v. Ferrari, MTT, July/August issue

Thanks for a good lunchtime read, Rob!

I hope you don't mind, I shared the link via our Barnstormers VSC Facebook page.

jk
by Atomic Amish
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 404
Views: 51160

Re: Foto of the Day

It sure is!

I think he was laughing at one of my buddies making fun of me at that point. ;)
by Atomic Amish
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Racing.
Replies: 55
Views: 1902

Re: TT Racing.

To paraphrase a quote by two famous brothers from Chicago...

"We've thrown a shoe!"
"Is that bad?"
"Yep."

LOL
by Atomic Amish
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 404
Views: 51160

Re: Foto of the Day

[image] 67288538_10212156527781895_1132795584210534400_o.jpg [/image] This came up today in my 'memories' on Facebook. A year ago this weekend we started the build of my son's rail for TROG with my fellow Barnstormers. We started it in Massachusetts, and pulled it back to Detroit to finish in 67 day...
by Atomic Amish
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This one is for Dallas Landers- it's your day!
Replies: 9
Views: 690

This one is for Dallas Landers- it's your day!

https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/116092944_1651768454990058_8311065630300075219_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=f94Oq64BJdQAX8xxlAM&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=e49770a8a1a82223a0d6aaec8bb24ce8&oe=5F45E33D From the MotorCities National Heritage Area FB page today: "On July 27,...
by Atomic Amish
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Racing.
Replies: 55
Views: 1902

Re: TT Racing.

A fellow Barnstormer was just here picking up a car he purchased and is driving it back to Massachusetts. He was super pumped because they got to cruise "Woodward" last night with it. I guess being from Detroit, I'm jaded, because your story sounds like a lot more fun. ;) Thanks for the smile. Can't...
by Atomic Amish
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wicker Model T
Replies: 7
Views: 791

Re: Wicker Model T

Thanks, WayneJ, for the pictures.

I thought I had some from Old Car Festival a couple years ago but can't find them.
by Atomic Amish
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer
Replies: 23
Views: 1445

Re: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer

Thanks, Kaiser! Great link.

And to you as well, Rob. The visual makes it pretty obvious the differences.
by Atomic Amish
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer
Replies: 23
Views: 1445

Re: Need help reading part drawing on a Ford racer

I'm still going through all the drawings, but do have a question for Rob or anyone else that has built a speedster T. Going by this drawing, how does it relate to the 'stock' T cam specs? This is for the intake lobes on M=III, it appears. I'm just curious if it's more 'radical' than a stocker? MIII ...
by Atomic Amish
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dec 3, 1905 - the day it hit the fan at FMC
Replies: 10
Views: 1366

Re: Dec 3, 1905 - the day it hit the fan at FMC

Good stuff, Rob! To note- Scotten-Dillon I believe was a tobacco company (cigars), which was a huge industry in Detroit at the time. And Great Lakes Engineering Works built ships, notably the SeeandBee, which was converted to an aircraft carrier to train Naval pilots on Lake Michigan during WWII. Fa...
by Atomic Amish
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: N/R/S race cars?
Replies: 7
Views: 894

Re: N/R/S race cars?

Wow! That is pretty awesome, Rob! Thank you for that!

They look pretty cool as speedsters!
by Atomic Amish
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: N/R/S race cars?
Replies: 7
Views: 894

Re: N/R/S race cars?

Here are the imaged Andrew Brand provided. Giant thanks to him for getting the ball rolling!
Model S Roadster race text.jpg
Model S Roadster race.jpg
NRS Ford race - July 4th 1908 at Tamar Colorado.jpg
by Atomic Amish
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dec 3, 1905 - the day it hit the fan at FMC
Replies: 10
Views: 1366

Re: Dec 3, 1905 - the day it hit the fan at FMC

Dun dun dunnnnnn

The plot thickens!
by Atomic Amish
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: N/R/S race cars?
Replies: 7
Views: 894

N/R/S race cars?

Rob's awesome history of Ford posts got me to thinking- we see a lot of history from the beginning of Ford Racing (Sweepstakes, 999, the Arrows) and later (The Ford Specials, coast to coast car, etc.) but very little about N/R/S vehicles used for racing. On the EFR forum, I posed the same question, ...
by Atomic Amish
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dec 3, 1905 - the day it hit the fan at FMC
Replies: 10
Views: 1366

Re: Dec 3, 1905 - the day it hit the fan at FMC

Definitely will second what Wayne said.

Eagerly tuned in waiting for the next installment- popcorn is ready!
by Atomic Amish
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Race Car Project
Replies: 69
Views: 7578

Re: Race Car Project

The inspiration appears to be from "Ford:The Dust and the Glory". But you must have a different version than I do, I can't find that illustration anywhere but the cover. ;)
Cool project! I hope to start on one soon myself.
Ford.jpg
by Atomic Amish
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Model B - fact and fiction
Replies: 13
Views: 1258

Re: Ford Model B - fact and fiction

Tim, that's the one that's currently on display at Piquette, no?

What a great documentation of a monumental find!

Thanks for sharing!
by Atomic Amish
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.
Replies: 75
Views: 7192

Re: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.

Wow! Thank you for the backstory, Rob!

I'd read a few accounts of it, but not the 'real deal' as you posted.

Huzzah!
by Atomic Amish
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.
Replies: 75
Views: 7192

Re: August 1910. Ford re-enters track racing.

Rob,

I've often seen this picture captioned as "1910". It's purported to be Kulick on the ice of Lake St. Clair.

Could it be one of the "Specials" as well? Does anyone know any history on the car?
Kulick on Lake St. Clair
Kulick on Lake St. Clair
by Atomic Amish
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A nice surprise
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Re: A nice surprise

That looks purdy.

May need to order one. ;)
by Atomic Amish
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: THF and Piquette are both closed...
Replies: 3
Views: 855

THF and Piquette are both closed...

Been a rough 15 minutes. Just found out both are closed. THF (The Henry Ford) until at least the 18th and Piquette indefinitely.

If you had plans to visit either, a phone call ahead may save you some grief.
by Atomic Amish
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Six loses to a Thomas Flyer, 1907
Replies: 9
Views: 1567

Re: Ford Six loses to a Thomas Flyer, 1907

Great stuff, as always, Rob!

And OF COURSE there is interest in that event. At least I am interested, anyway! ;)

Thanks for all you do!

jk
by Atomic Amish
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Things that make me less homesick
Replies: 10
Views: 1548

Re: Things that make me less homesick

Thanks for the tips, John! Might try that this weekend if we don't work.
by Atomic Amish
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo- question the date though?
Replies: 13
Views: 1393

Re: Old photo- question the date though?

Looking closer, the electric car behind the Ford appears to have a woman and a young man in it... maybe Clara and Edsel? I know she liked her electric cars...
by Atomic Amish
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo- question the date though?
Replies: 13
Views: 1393

Re: Old photo- question the date though?

Eric,

I had many of the same thoughts. If so, that's an awesome shot of a really early car!
by Atomic Amish
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Things that make me less homesick
Replies: 10
Views: 1548

Re: Things that make me less homesick

Thank you, everyone, for the well wishes! Rob, we were thinking of going to Osaka this weekend, but with the government closing the schools we aren't sure how far we want to travel. I mean, we've done this much already, but there is a fine line there... ;) Either way, if I find more early Fords, I'l...
by Atomic Amish
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old photo- question the date though?
Replies: 13
Views: 1393

Old photo- question the date though?

D Tour 313 posted this on their Facebook page this morning. (Well, it's your evening, but we'll say an hour ago. ;) ) The caption is "An afternoon stroll on Belle Isle." and is credited as being from the Burton Library dated 1908. If I'm not mistaken, the auto in the middle is a Model T? Perhaps it'...
by Atomic Amish
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T 100 Years of Innovation at the Toyota Museum
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Model T 100 Years of Innovation at the Toyota Museum

In a previous post I noted our visit to the Toyota Museum in Nagoya, Japan and how there was a display on "100 Years of Innovation" and it featured the Model T. Here are some pictures from the display. I really dig the cutaway chassis display! 87781544_1080367865681527_5620894077609312256_n.jpg 8753...
by Atomic Amish
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Homework Assignment for You
Replies: 17
Views: 2167

Re: A Homework Assignment for You

A friend of mine sent me a Craigslist ad two autumns ago, knowing I am looking for a T. I forwarded it to my 18 year old son and said, "Here. Buy this." He fell in love with speedsters at OCF a couple years ago, and has half heartedly been looking for a project. I got home from work that night, forg...
by Atomic Amish
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Things that make me less homesick
Replies: 10
Views: 1548

Things that make me less homesick

Been in Japan since 1 February on a work trip. Initially, we were supposed to come home on 7 March, but it looks like that may be delayed 3 weeks. That's a long time to be away from things T related. Luckily, Japan does not disappoint us T'ers! Our first weekend here, we went to the Toyota Museum in...
by Atomic Amish
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 404
Views: 51160

Re: Foto of the Day

This is from a steam show at Five Points (Perrysburg) Ohio about 8 years ago. The truck and thresher belonged to one friend and the Case L belonged to another. We threshed a whole wagon load in about 10-12 minutes. It was a lot of fun. But I'm glad we were just doing it for fun.
by Atomic Amish
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milwaukee to Detroit and back again in a Model T
Replies: 28
Views: 3193

Re: Milwaukee to Detroit and back again in a Model T

Great read, and sorry your stay was less than stellar. It's usually not so bad around here. Usually. ;) It was also nice to meet you in person. We've done the Badger, as my brother lives in Sheboygan and it ports in Manitowoc. The first ride, well, it was a Duesy. Fourteen foot plus waves... but smo...
by Atomic Amish
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 2219

Re: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes

I read that too. Reminds me of an argument I had with my mom over my 64 Impala SS when I was in my late teens. She was of the opinion that I was breaking the mandatory seat belt law in Michigan because my car didn't have any. I added a lap belt, but she thought (and now that I'm a parent I understan...
by Atomic Amish
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re: OCF Meet and Greet URGENT
Replies: 27
Views: 3459

Re: OCF Meet and Greet URGENT

Same, Dallas. Your truck is a beauty. I was very fortunate to spend so much time in it... it definitely didn't help curb my urge to own a TT someday!
by Atomic Amish
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 391648

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

I can tell you, without a doubt, you made 3 boy's days this weekend.

And a dad's too. ;)

Thanks for coming, and sharing your adventure with us all.
by Atomic Amish
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Re: OCF Meet and Greet URGENT
Replies: 27
Views: 3459

Re: OCF Meet and Greet URGENT

It was great to meet all of you that were there. For those that weren't, I'm the guy in the "If you want to race, Jalopy Showdown is the place" shirt. And it was a hoot hearing/meeting Mr. Bufalini. After a year of giving tours at Piquette, and a lifetime of hearing him on the radio, I was most glad...
by Atomic Amish
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where’d that Jelf fellar go ???
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: Where’d that Jelf fellar go ???

He's alive and well at my kitchen table forming a post as we speak.

He even survived my 18 year old son driving his car today. :)
by Atomic Amish
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: OCF Meet and Greet
Replies: 43
Views: 4748

Re: OCF Meet and Greet

I'll be there, with my son... but his T will be at home in pieces still.

He hoped to have it up and going for this year, but something came along... ;)

See you all there!

Jason
by Atomic Amish
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ocean to Ocean Tour
Replies: 29
Views: 4971

Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

I got a notification they will be at Piquette on Saturday. :)