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by Rich Bingham
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Elbow bolts
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: Elbow bolts

TRDxB2 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:05 pm
You can also park (or jack up the rear) to cause the water inlet to be higher than the water level in the radiator.
Please show us a picture of a Model T in that position.
by Rich Bingham
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Post your favorite sign
Replies: 48
Views: 2887

Re: Post your favorite sign

R.V., you reminded me of this one we saw on a trip to South Pass City Wy. a few years ago. The pictures were of local office holders up through the governor, national congressmen and the presidensity. If you can't read the photo easily, it says: "Do these asses make my truck look big ?"
:lol:
by Rich Bingham
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil sight gauge issue
Replies: 27
Views: 1368

Re: Oil sight gauge issue

:lol: Scott, I got tired of biting my tongue. Sometimes it just hurts too much ! ;)
by Rich Bingham
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Oil sight gauge issue
Replies: 27
Views: 1368

Re: Oil sight gauge issue

:shock: amazing what one learns here. An oil sight glass will break on a gravel road, but a glass sediment bowl never will. :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Post your favorite sign
Replies: 48
Views: 2887

Re: Post your favorite sign

I love this thread !!

Bill R., I also have heard "Where the Sam Hill . . ." all my life too. Sam must have come out west early on.

Here's a sign I like :
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Graphics on a Model T
Replies: 19
Views: 1150

Re: Graphics on a Model T

FWIW, like most things there's a range of quality tied to cost in vinyl films. "High performance" films actually have performed better than paint. I base this on nearly 30 years of making "stickers" after a previous 30 doing hand lettering with paint and brush. The problem will be to find a geezer w...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T
Replies: 20
Views: 1069

Re: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T

Allan, I didn't mean the Cheby would be trouble-free. Just the "conversion" ! :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T
Replies: 20
Views: 1069

Re: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T

The simplest, cheapest and most trouble free conversion would be to swap your Model T for a '27 Cheby. :roll:
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48778

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

Cliff Toshover's experiences collecting bottles would make an interesting book. Up the valley from here, Malachi Ofberg recalls the day he saved Cliff from a bevy of angry hornets. The pair had been dredging for bottles on the Flu River bottoms where the old St. Swithin, Idaho dump had been located....
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 79
Views: 4701

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Eye candy ! Those V-8s had beautiful, elegant lines. New, sleek, fast ! They were a quontum leap in only six years, making the Model T hopelessly obsolete and "funny looking". Maybe I'm not paying attention, but I don't think any 2020 models about to come out will be noticeably different from "old" ...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48778

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

I went to the foyer at 11:00, but no one was there. The five and dime in Medicine Bow burned to the ground in 1928. Smedly Spelsch was accused of arson, but nothing was proved. The Saddle String Enquirer used ink made from coal dust and tobacco juice, byproduct of the paper's sideline businesses. Fo...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T tan
Replies: 11
Views: 863

Re: Model T tan

Like Dick, I keep the top up, but other activities (like farming :lol:) gets me a pretty deep "farmer tan" anyhow. Your wife's advice is good, take it ! You could improve the shade over your scnhozz with a broader-brimmed hat. As for preventing cancer, choose the right forebears, and don't worry. Wo...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48778

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

So very true, Burger. The Saddle String Enquirer was probably the worst offender when it came to promulgating "fake news" back in the day. Take this headline for example :

"Quint Essential, bee-keeper from San Jose, gets stung on bogus Silver Plume mining shares"
by Rich Bingham
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: New Rig
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: New Rig

BobShirleyAtlantaTx wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:33 am
. . . go to the bathroom before you take off.
Words to live by !! :lol: thanks for that Bob. I'll never look at a warning light again without thinking of that story !! :D
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T picnic supper
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Model T picnic supper

What a great evening !! :D
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My T broke my wrist DAMN
Replies: 36
Views: 1863

Re: My T broke my wrist DAMN

Is it effective ?
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 79
Views: 4701

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

"Perk" Perkins was a kind mentor who put up with me and was patiently helpful when I was twelve and obsessed with photography. I love this painting for the nostalgia of the "Alcohol Falls" where I grew up. Wonderful story about the Olds Limited. Do we know anything about its whereabouts nowadays ?
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl
Replies: 29
Views: 1352

Re: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl

Really? Really !! :shock: Be afraid, Hank ! Really afraid. :lol: Seriously, sure, it's a long shot, but if you roll down an improved gravel road at a good clip, you'll be surprised how many rocks will hit your floor-boards. Much less of a possibility cruising pavement and running over homeless guys.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My T broke my wrist DAMN
Replies: 36
Views: 1863

Re: My T broke my wrist DAMN

I cannot claim an uninterrupted 57 years of "un-reconstructed" right hand cranking. After my first model T there were many years of hand-cranking a Case Model "D" tractor in between it and the Lizzie I have now. I've had a gentle "nudge" a time or two reminding me I was careless enough to leave the ...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 271
Views: 17846

Re: Foto of the Day

Rabbit brush !! My favorite thing. A beautiful pairing Rich !
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Journey's and Joyrides.
Replies: 49
Views: 4005

Re: Journey's and Joyrides.

Last Sunday I had a standing appointment with a fellow "car guy", a neighbor who lives five miles away. Of course he was more interested in seeing Lizzie than me. The wind was blowing at 30mph with stronger gusts. I (stupidly) left the top up, which had me fearful that the wind might take it. We sur...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl
Replies: 29
Views: 1352

Re: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl

I agree with Scott. Don't take any gravel roads. My "purist" point of view is that a glass sediment bowl shouldn't be installed any place where "stuff" on the road surface can be flung into it. There are good reasons why the original item was a solid metal casting. As for re-working the original, I ...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery
Replies: 23
Views: 2093

Re: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery

Wassamatta youze guys ? Let's find a "formula" that puts a 90-year-old mellow patina on brass and leave that polished stuff to 70's disco decor ! No problem! Lizzie lives outside during her using season April through November. Patinating formula: Periodic sprays of irrigation water, the fine drople...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Day timer question
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: New Day timer question

A bronze starter brush might be a good choice to make one for the New Day. I believe they are of an alloy that contains graphite. I think New Day used something similar originally.
by Rich Bingham
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48778

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

Euclid Barnstormer led something of a double life. Guilt-ridden for leaving his aging widower father alone on the family farm as he pursued a glamorous white-collar career managing KD's many interests, he made amends by disguising himself and volunteering at Grange Halls all over the country as he t...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What oil do you use for your Model T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1109

Re: What oil do you use for your Model T?

Needing a red-faced "smilie"
I was responding to the post that said Tula, Mexico. Oops ! (Stats on Tula, Hdlg., Mex. still stand). Yup, I recall reading Constantine's adventures in past years. I resolve to read more carefully and post less frequently from now on ! ;)
by Rich Bingham
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What oil do you use for your Model T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1109

Re: What oil do you use for your Model T?

Nope ?!? Steve, are you lost ? Tula, in the state of Hidalgo, en Los Estados Unidos Mexicanos is a city of 100,000 approximately sixty miles north of Mexico City. Alt. 6000 ft. Average temp 62 F.
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Dates on Low Heads
Replies: 14
Views: 748

Re: Dates on Low Heads

Original Smith wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:48 am
. . . earlier low heads have a much more detailed, crisp Ford script than the later low heads.
That may mean pattern wear unless there are other detail differences between a "crisp" casting and later ones. Can anyone provide some pix for comparison ? Much obliged.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Metal Lathe turning wood?
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: Metal Lathe turning wood?

BHarper wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:46 pm
. . . Cleaning that sawdust out of lubricated areas is a PIA. I often use aluminum foil to catch debris as it is created. It forms well to almost any shape . . .


That's a great tip ! Nice job on the crank handle.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 184
Views: 11189

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

While we're still on the subject of skunks, I beg your kind indulgence to elaborate on my post about the skunk-spray rainbow. No, Dallas, no special "grasses" were involved. My life has been full enough of variety and amazing experiences without need for any drug-induced enhancement. Back-story: a f...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Metal Lathe turning wood?
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: Metal Lathe turning wood?

Same tool rest adapted easily on my crumby old flat-bed Atlas. More of a problem with a Vee-ways lathe. You must take pains to keep the sawdust out of gearing and to see that oil doesn't soil your project. Overall, it's not the best idea JMHO
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Why we should outlaw autonomous vehicles
Replies: 8
Views: 577

Re: Why we should outlaw autonomous vehicles

It's why I keep horses. ;)
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Timing roller 180 out
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: Timing roller 180 out

You may have a camshaft with the hole which receives the roller index pin bored clean through. If so, simply remove the pin, and position the roller correctly.
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 184
Views: 11189

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Has anyone here besides myself been blessed by the singular opportunity of seeing a "skunk spray" rainbow ?!? I could not believe the colors and their incredible intensity ! :o (that's not all that was intense)
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fun / Interesting Bumper Stickers, Road Signs, Etc.
Replies: 23
Views: 1200

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

:shock: she must have heard that somewhere :shock:
by Rich Bingham
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fun / Interesting Bumper Stickers, Road Signs, Etc.
Replies: 23
Views: 1200

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

DLodge wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:41 pm
Not a bumper sticker but a roadside billboard . . .
?!? Maybe butchers as a class are naïve innocents ? For a short time a local market proclaimed on their reader-board - "you can't beat our meat !"
That was changed hastily as well. :o
by Rich Bingham
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48778

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

Stook and gin and racehorse pitch, war and crazy eights, 21 and 31 and 747, if I don't play for money Wayne, will I still get to heaven ? Never heard of fizzbin though. :?:
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48778

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

This photo proves rumors that Logston's chief drain cleaner was a satyr (half man, half goat) were true. His name is lost to history (at least as far as the Institute's archives are concerned) but hearsay accounts claim he concealed his differences by wearing long trousers and hobnail boots when off...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 79
Views: 4701

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

That little painting is powerful !! A treasure re-discovered, something I bet all of us dream of finding. The beveled glass lights in the top are wonderful!
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I hope this brew works!
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: I hope this brew works!

My own experience with the 50-50 ATF/acetone mix, I could not see that it was any improvement over "Knock-R-loose" or "Liquid Wrench" if even as good. The acetone evaporates so rapidly it's problematic whether it has much effect. ATF doesn't seem to be very impressive as a penetrant. Perhaps a keros...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model t destination
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: Model t destination

It's a pretty rough haul, but certainly not out of bounds for a Model T. Steep. The kind of road that would have been considered pretty fair in the day. If you go, make sure of accommodations even if you're camping. Rock slides and forest fires can be a problem so check on local conditions. I'd go !...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48778

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

That's Logston Q. Barnstable in the photo. He assisted Kalamity with the installation of the improvements. An able engineer in his own right, Barnstable came up the hard way as an apprentice in the skunk works at Stebanite.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 271
Views: 17846

Re: Foto of the Day

:lol: "training wheel support" :lol:
How appropriate!! Get 'em started right! 👍🏻
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New
Replies: 26
Views: 2132

Re: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

Being lysdexic is fun !! :D every Time I scan the forum topics, I read this one as "Offensive Packards" ! :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48778

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

This brings up an interesting interlude in KD's career. Careful readers will recall a previous post regarding Cuthbert's confused meanderings in wilderness areas; (see photo) Kalamity's efforts to assist his old friend landed him a consultant position with the Forest Service. His expertise was utili...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Coughing in High Gear
Replies: 17
Views: 1090

Re: Model T Coughing in High Gear

Sounds like your mixture is too lean to take up the load at full throttle. Back the needle off a quarter turn and see if it will behave.
by Rich Bingham
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fun / Interesting Bumper Stickers, Road Signs, Etc.
Replies: 23
Views: 1200

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

I think Burmashave signs were already passé when I was too young to read, but I remember the folks commenting on the survivors. There are books out on them, the only one I have committed to memory: ROAD WAS CURVIN' CAR WAS WHIZZIN' FAULT WAS HER'N FUNERAL HIS'N BURMASHAVE Before Ladybird Johnson dec...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1919 Ames touring car
Replies: 25
Views: 1507

Re: 1919 Ames touring car

kinda makes you wonder if Edsel and the design team got their inspiration for the Model A radiator shell from the Ames. The Model A was styled by Edsel as a "baby Lincoln". Lincoln was his project from the time Ford bought the marque from Henry Leland. It would be interesting to know if Edsel borro...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ouch...her new name is TrailBlazer
Replies: 14
Views: 996

Re: Ouch...her new name is TrailBlazer

Um, . . . I don't think it is whole 😳
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Saving it for Good
Replies: 31
Views: 1856

Re: Saving it for Good

I'm not going to claim I know all about it without reservations, but this has been my experience: There are many brands of catalyzed fillers, and they may behave a bit differently brand by brand. The stuff is generically a polyester resin that sets up hard when mixed with methyl-ethyl-ketone peroxid...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: We Have All Been Here, Right?
Replies: 6
Views: 757

Re: We Have All Been Here, Right?

wayne sheldon wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:35 am
. . . a lot of truth to that "Can't be tight if its a liquid".
:lol: you can disassemble practically anything with a cutting torch ! :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleaning
Replies: 23
Views: 1419

Re: Cleaning

Lizzie got a spit-bath the other day. I can't get excited about an under-side cleaning, but the beer sounds good ! Here's to ya Larry !🍻
by Rich Bingham
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How to tell if lacquer was applied to a brass radiator
Replies: 24
Views: 1190

Re: How to tell if lacquer was applied to a brass radiator

0000 ! Yup. Same result, less scratches.
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 271
Views: 17846

Re: Foto of the Day

Wonderful photos Burger ! Thanks for posting them. Beautiful country.
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The 61½¢ accessory
Replies: 22
Views: 1425

Re: The 61½¢ accessory

Steve Jelf wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:56 pm
. . . I've lost one by forgetting to put it back in. I have trouble finding a tool that was in my hand ten seconds ago . . . :)


That's the reason I should prolly do this too. Thanks, Steve ! Good tip !

Bob, Wayne, I just fainted :o
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The 61½¢ accessory
Replies: 22
Views: 1425

Re: The 61½¢ accessory

Dang hot-rod kids. I don't understand this insane craving for speed. 25 per is good enough, and I ain't never lost no oil filler cap by burning up the road at no 42mph. Wayne, ya dang idjit, ya coulda kilt yerself !!
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48778

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

Burger in Spokane wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:34 pm
A lot of people interested when history is being made (up) !

:roll:
When you think about it, ALL history is "made up". Depends entirely on who's lying to you about what. Dunno who said that, "history is written by the victors" but that's certainly true.
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Adjusting Bands
Replies: 6
Views: 492

Re: Adjusting Bands

As usual, the correct answer is, "It depends."
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1916 Buick barn find
Replies: 31
Views: 1607

Re: 1916 Buick barn find

Thanks for letting us watch over your shoulder!
Great fun to see and watch your progress. What a wonderful find this car is !
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48778

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

Why Leo, I'm surprised :shock: A trap ? Here ? Surely not. Nothing but unverifiable facts and incredible anecdotes on this thread. The institute researchers thank you sincerely for the translation of the Gaelic word. Much appreciated. It seems, then, the favorite tipple in the tri-burg region back i...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rubber Fuel Line
Replies: 12
Views: 790

Re: Rubber Fuel Line

Beginning with Plymouth's "Floating Power" in 1929 (I think) automobile engines were no longer bolted rigid within the frame. Through the 1930s practically all makers followed suit. This made a flexible connection to the fuel supply a necessity, hence the ubiquity of the hose application you have ob...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48778

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

This may or may not have anything to do with the subject at hand, but when Ernie's Saloon in Medicine Bow was demolished in the early 1950s, a hundred year old bottle of imported single malt Scotch whiskey was discovered in the bottom drawer of his desk. The label was "Sally Toilichte". There was a ...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Why won't T start but runs.
Replies: 34
Views: 2033

Re: Why won't T start but runs.

Same battery laid by three years ?
Push-start on bat or mag ?
Does it run on mag ?
Do you crank (with starter) on bat or mag ?
You cannot start it with hand crank on either bat or mag ?

Diagnosticians may need this info. Good luck !
(at least you can get it running ! :D )
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Is this a Studebaker?
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Is this a Studebaker?

Dallas, you nailed it ! 🍻 Stude for certain.
by Rich Bingham
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Is this a Studebaker?
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Is this a Studebaker?

Maybe not Stude - '23 & '24 models had a cowl lamp in the windshield frame, but none of the tourings I looked at '17 to '24 had that belt-line rebate. ?!? I dunno.
by Rich Bingham
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gas Cap for 1924
Replies: 17
Views: 950

Re: Gas Cap for 1924

Just wool-gathering . . . would the bung on a 55gal drum happen to be the same size as the Model T gas tank cap ?
by Rich Bingham
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 122
Views: 6862

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

Beautiful !! Uh, what is it ?!? :shock:

After your edit - I kinda figured that's what I was looking at, funny how so few words make it perfectly clear. I still say it's beautiful !!
by Rich Bingham
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Video-Stagecoach body panels
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Video-Stagecoach body panels

That's tremendous. Thanks for posting it Herb !
by Rich Bingham
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Have you had a drum failure ? POLL
Replies: 47
Views: 1769

Have you had a drum failure ? POLL

Have you had a cracked or failed drum at any time in your Model T driving experience ??
If so, what kind of lining was in place when it failed ?
by Rich Bingham
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just an Old Car Painting
Replies: 110
Views: 10403

Re: Just an Old Car Painting

:lol: true enough ! :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Something's not right with my top installation
Replies: 26
Views: 1257

Re: Something's not right with my top installation

Irons seem to be upside down. Is that possible ?
by Rich Bingham
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Just an Old Car Painting
Replies: 110
Views: 10403

Re: Just an Old Car Painting

It's great to see the original sketch Rich. I don't know how you managed to "channel" my recollection of that old truck, the illustration is spot-on. It gives me great pleasure to be able to see your work on these boards. I think you may very well be the Peter Helck of our generation !
by Rich Bingham
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "The best laid schemes of mice an' men...
Replies: 37
Views: 2192

Re: "The best laid schemes of mice an' men...

Now it's out :o . Those who like Kevlar will adamantly deny a correlation, those who are leery of it will be even more suspicious. It would be great if there were a way to take a reliable poll on drum failures to see if a marked majority of them involved Kevlar linings - the result may or may not be...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Locomotion...
Replies: 14
Views: 757

Re: Locomotion...

Great pix Danny, thanks for showing us. :D Doesn't look like you'll need that desert water bag in all that snow !

Pix right themselves when I click on them on my machine.
by Rich Bingham
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: lost motion
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: lost motion

Any more we have to be our own final quality check on reproduction parts. A harder pin would certainly help, but a sloppy fit of the pedal on the shaft will always be troublesome. If you have "the touch", compare the hardness of a replacement pin with an original one. Tap with a prick punch or nick ...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: "The best laid schemes of mice an' men...
Replies: 37
Views: 2192

Re: "The best laid schemes of mice an' men...

One of the million and one ways Model T machinery can fail I guess ?!? So sorry for your trouble Steve. Shorty looked so happy to set out on the adventure too. I know we will all be very interested in the post mortem when you get to it. I suppose part of the fun of traveling via T-Ford is the "buzz"...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - Who remembers Krazy Kat?
Replies: 27
Views: 1700

Re: Old Photo - Who remembers Krazy Kat?

Thanks for a fun, informative read Wayne. I'm pretty sure Felix was the "out of the ink well" cat.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48778

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

Thanks for that fine example Bob. Truly, poetic verse elevates the soul. Burger, I have to admit I'm not well acquainted with Prof. Scheinola. Obviously I have leaped to an unfair conclusion based on the fact that although my visits to the Institute are infrequent, on each occasion I found the profe...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48778

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

Thanks for that insight, Burger. Prof. Scheinola doesn't have much to do at the institute, it seems Kalamity Dick's infrequent attempts at poetry were limited to blank verse, usually written in disappearing ink. Bob, the clean limerick was much appreciated. Frankly, I don't know any that aren't down...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 271
Views: 17846

Re: Foto of the Day

Well chosen backgrounds Rich ! Your photos would all make great magazine covers.
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: City driving
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: City driving

A while back there was a cartoon captioned "Amish Road Rage". I wonder what "Model T Road Rage" would look like ? :lol: Around here, it helps there are so many 4-wheelers and ATVs used by farm workers on the county roads. Drivers seem more aware of smaller, slower vehicles. I keep the top up on Lizz...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48778

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

Right you are Rich, and it's good to be reminded of Remus Reimer and his stellar poetry. The mention got Bartholomew very enthusiastic about reviewing the Reimer file. This gem was the second page he found this morning: "An agile young soldier from Boston, Didn't realize what training might cost him...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48778

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

It's well worth pondering the patriotic fervor that gripped the nation upon entering World War I. The residents of the tri-burg area were certainly no exception. The Ladies' Aid Societies of all three "burgs" in the Chugwater drainage cooperated in collecting many bushels of walnuts to send to Camp ...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: There's no such thing
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: There's no such thing

:lol: Does anyone TRULY understand how the Model T transmission really works ?!? It's essentially metaphysical. :shock:
by Rich Bingham
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT; Where were you 50 years ago?
Replies: 21
Views: 1050

Re: OT; Where were you 50 years ago?

Where was I ? Pretty much where I've always been the last half-century. Working on the ranch, summer "vacation" after my Junior year in college. No TV, I probably heard about the moon landing several days after it happened. Too dumb to grasp the importance of it all (?) I thought "that's nice" but I...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Radiator petcock issue
Replies: 13
Views: 922

Re: Radiator petcock issue

Whatever you do, when all is resolved, make damn sure the petcock is tightly seated in the outlet !! Usually they're a bugger to get out if you need to remove one. I never thought about mine, presumably it had been in place long before Lizzie adopted me, but one time last summer, I took Lizzie down ...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Waltham Orient
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Re: Waltham Orient

John, he was too stove up to throw a leg over. I can relate !! :cry: Not enough movies have dealt with that "changing times" ethos in my opinion. Another western that poked at it was the re-make of "Monte Walsh" with Tom Selleck in the lead part. Of course that one wasn't kind to the motorist nor a ...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48778

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

Now that Heinrich's nervous state has somewhat calmed, he admitted the discrepancies caused by forged documents always drive him to distraction. It's difficult to reconcile the false information, and even harder to distinguish what is indeed authentic. The stresses take their toll on Heinrich's meti...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The bad Shackle Revisited
Replies: 15
Views: 1073

Re: The bad Shackle Revisited

I have never understood why so many reproduction parts are not made to original specifications. ?!? We have to be our own quality control, and the sum of forum experiences is a huge assist in doing that. For many restorers, anything that fills the hole will do, for a car that's rarely driven. Those ...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48778

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

It appears Sebastian already has Heinrich restrained. It was easy enough to slip the Chinese cuffs on when Heinrich told him "Pull my finger !". It seems Heinrich's unhealthy obsession stems from a clutch of forged documents he purchased from Leonard Blutkarsky. No connection to St Swithin, turns ou...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48778

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

Thanks for posting that, Rich. Seems there's another metaphysical connection between St. Swithin and Kalamity Dick. Notice the rain clouds in the depiction of St. Swithin ? Local legend has it that if it rains on St. Swithin's Bridge (across the river Ichen) on his feast day, it will rain for 40 day...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48778

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

Here's wishing a very happy St. Swithin's Day to all our forum friends. We're celebrating Kalamity Dick's birthday as well. He would be over 150 if he were alive today. The institute will be closed all day today in his honor. If you need a document urgently, please text Bartholomew and he will telep...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT Sad End For The Expedition
Replies: 21
Views: 873

Re: OT Sad End For The Expedition

Jim is in tune with the fact that now, more than ever, autos are like paper plates. Use it, throw it away for another next meal. Considering how automotive changes moved at warp speed from 1900 to the present, I guess they always were disposable items. News clippings in the 30s would occasionally fe...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: When there is smoke there must be fire.
Replies: 11
Views: 977

Re: When there is smoke there must be fire.

Jem, you nailed it ! Thing is, the Jag item is compatible with all Lucas systems. :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What Was Old Is New Again.....
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: What Was Old Is New Again.....

Really digressing in OT - The comic strip "Li'l Abner" featured an obnoxious tycoon named "General Bullmoose" (guess who he represented ?) who had a whipping-boy/flunky named "Milton" whom he blamed for everything that displeased him, ranting - "Milton, blast your pointed head !" The '39 Nazi mobile...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: ??
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: ??

LSMFT . . . ?? :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Waltham Orient
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Re: Waltham Orient

Thanks Rich. If I could have found that image it would have answered my question. :roll:
It's been many years since I saw the film - somewhere along the way I thought I recalled reading something that associated an Orient with the movie. ?!? Obviously not ! :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Waltham Orient
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Re: Waltham Orient

Off topic within the off topic . . . silly trivia, perhaps. Does anyone know if the "gas buggy" Richard Boone's character drove in the 1976 John Wayne movie "The Shootist" was an Orient Buckboard ?
by Rich Bingham
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Pot Metal Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: Pot Metal Advice

Thanks for the look-see Scott ! It appears the carb is copper plated ? That may help its survivability. For all the rust in the bowl, this one looks pretty good inside.