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by Rich Bingham
Sun May 26, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 271
Views: 17850

Re: Foto of the Day

Thanks for that last one Rich ! Interesting to see the "innards" of a '13-'14 housing. The early ones have a special charm. Up to the last couple of weeks of rain, our Lizzie went back to work helping me with the irrigation.
by Rich Bingham
Sun May 26, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Hail and an old top
Replies: 10
Views: 916

Re: Hail and an old top

Golf-ball size hail would have left the Poesche looking like it had been worked all over with a ball-pein hammer. You're a good friend ! Your friend should realize your kindness saved him thousands in body work, and gladly buy you a new top. Barring that, if it were mine, I'd patch it. It still look...
by Rich Bingham
Sat May 25, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

Most listeners who were lucky enough to hear the pair of them harmonize on their kazoos were brought to tears. Interestingly, as we look deeper into the tire cord/popular song phenomenon, veiled references in the memoirs of other drivers of the period infer that hearing music from one's tires was mo...
by Rich Bingham
Sat May 25, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

Many people do not know that Barney Oldfield was a kazoo virtuoso, another endeavor he had in common with KD. Oddly, neither Oldfield nor KD wore corduroy trousers. They both hated that "zip-zip" sound as they walked. Nonetheless, they were very popular for many years during that period. As one migh...
by Rich Bingham
Sat May 25, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 271
Views: 17850

Re: Foto of the Day

Great pix guys ! Duey, those are unique ! I learn something new every day on these boards. Who doesn't like box turtles ? A worthy "state reptile" for Kansans !! - I see Idaho claims a state bird, tree, flower, fish, vegetable, fruit, raptor, insect . . . we even have a state horse, but I suppose we...
by Rich Bingham
Fri May 24, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

A short interlude here - yes, thank you, Wayne, for your interest in the history of Kalamity Dick, and all the interesting characters and fascinating episodes they were involved in. I'm quite sure you are not the only forum member who has gained historical perspectives and additional insight into th...
by Rich Bingham
Thu May 23, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 271
Views: 17850

Re: Foto of the Day

Steve, I don't think you've ever posted a photo that wasn't "lyrical" ! They always make me want to go for a drive ! (re/"grey death" - nope. Just thrust washers, fortunately caught before things got really bad!)
by Rich Bingham
Thu May 23, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Manifold Gaskets
Replies: 15
Views: 1244

Re: Manifold Gaskets

Others may have a different opinion, but I find these copper "gland" gaskets can be re-used, probably several times if that were necessary, which makes them cheaper in the long run. Years ago, glands of this type made of aluminum (I think with an asbestos core) were available, and were much softer. ...
by Rich Bingham
Thu May 23, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 271
Views: 17850

Re: Foto of the Day

Some of the worst is when babbit thrust washers fail . . . here's a shot of "the grey death".
by Rich Bingham
Tue May 21, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: How far we have gone!
Replies: 10
Views: 826

Re: How far we have gone!

"Reckless driving" was an infraction in crowded city traffic years before the automobile. Then as now, horsemen are well aware of their rate of travel, and how much ground can be covered in a given length of time. Setting an 8mph limit for travel would represent the upper limit for horses at a fast ...
by Rich Bingham
Tue May 21, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 271
Views: 17850

Re: Foto of the Day

Warm and friendly in every way ! I like the foto of the day idea too ! I guess it's OK to post two on the same day ?

Off to the co-op for feed and fuel. First I grabbed a bungee cord, then thought it would be better to be "period correct" securing the gas can to the runningboard carrier.
by Rich Bingham
Mon May 20, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inner tube discrepancy
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Re: Inner tube discrepancy

In the store of things I know that are regularly proved wrong, I've been operating on the "commonly held belief" that tubes can be used successfully in either 30x3-1/2 or 30x3 tires. That said, I have both sizes in my road kit. Others better informed will set us straight, I'm sure ! :D
by Rich Bingham
Sun May 19, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What are you doing with your "T" in May
Replies: 107
Views: 7640

Re: What are you doing with your "T" in May

Bi-weekly trip to the co-op for feed and fuel. I almost grabbed a bungee cord to secure the gas can to the runningboard carrier, then thought it would be better to be "period correct". A length of sash cord not only worked better, but looks better !
by Rich Bingham
Sun May 19, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

I believe these are before and after pictures of Leland Bumfroth, who was indeed a waiter in the Terminal Cafe for a short while. His duties included serving up the fancy "flambé" dishes such as flaming shish-kebab, plum pudding and the like. Something of a wag, Leland laughed himself silly at the p...
by Rich Bingham
Sat May 18, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Runabout trunk floor board wood type
Replies: 14
Views: 1062

Re: Runabout trunk floor board wood type

Fortunately, poplars are trees, so that agrees with Allan's suggestion. :lol: FWIW, poplar was used extensively in the carriage and wagon trade long before the automobile. When the gas buggy contraption reared its ugly head, processes didn't change much. Ford bodies often used poplar for framing mem...
by Rich Bingham
Fri May 17, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

Rich, thanks for posting that detail of the famous KD "mug shot" from Worland. Much has been made of it over the years, and it's quite a puzzle, given the inconsistencies it presents. One of the problems I have with it (aside from the date of birth, and the fact that we know for certain that KD was ...
by Rich Bingham
Fri May 17, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: What timer do you use
Replies: 43
Views: 2598

Re: What timer do you use

Over 50 years ago, a New Day timer ended all of the troublesome issues I had with the stock Ford timer. As Larry points out, there's a record of bad repro New Days, but good reports on the latest ones being made. Currently I'm running the TW that came on my T when I bought it, I re-faced the contact...
by Rich Bingham
Fri May 17, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: When cows fly
Replies: 15
Views: 1080

Re: When cows fly

Where does a Model T fall in the scale ? In the grand scheme of things, I've been given to understand that (arguably) aerodynamics doesn't weigh very heavily where road vehicles are concerned even at today's speeds. Influenced by rapid advances in airplane designs (where it does make a difference) ...
by Rich Bingham
Fri May 17, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

A small thing to niggle over, but I find it interesting that Dick's full name has been previously posted as "Richard J. Klamithofer". Doubtless this lapse was owing to someone's difficult-to-read handwriting, where often "J" and "I" are confounded. Sebastian has been poring over birth certificates a...
by Rich Bingham
Fri May 17, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

That's true, Herb. Being invariably fond of animals of all species, Kalamity Dick overlooked the disadvantages of employing live alligators for footwear. Although ingenious in concept, most folks found dealing with cranky 'gators (and having to feed them) outweighed the advantages of self-propelled ...
by Rich Bingham
Thu May 16, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Seeking opinions on Universal ribbed tires
Replies: 9
Views: 991

Re: Seeking opinions on Universal ribbed tires

No wisdom here, Scott, other than to agree that the "oversize" T-Driver tires are mighty big ! Close as the tire is to the fender I kinda dread having to change one ! Ill be interested in the replies !
by Rich Bingham
Thu May 16, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: When cows fly
Replies: 15
Views: 1080

Re: When cows fly

Too funny !! Thanks for the laugh, Tom. :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Wed May 15, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Brake band noob question
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Brake band noob question

If you're braking adequately and the pedal doesn't bottom out on the floor-boards, no worries. It would be better, I think, not to be engaging the low band when you apply the brake.
by Rich Bingham
Wed May 15, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rear roll up flap question
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: Rear roll up flap question

I think the blanks used to protect blast cabinet glass are rigid vinyl. If you plan to sew through it (?? I'm not sure what you're making for the MP cab) It may shatter. For durability of a "light" in a top material curtain, I'd think it best to use the flexible clear vinyl used in convertible tops,...
by Rich Bingham
Wed May 15, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo-What happened?
Replies: 11
Views: 1358

Re: Old Photo-What happened?

Fire !! But what were the details ?? I think we've seen a picture or two of this disaster before ?? Thanks for posting, Herb.
by Rich Bingham
Wed May 15, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Wash day
Replies: 15
Views: 1036

Re: Wash day

FWIW, Fred Maytag was the Henry Ford of washing machines. He dabbled in several mechanical ventures (including an automobile about 1906) before settling on washing machines. At a time when home-makers were using a washboard and tub, the improved efficiency and labor-saving which a Maytag provided wa...
by Rich Bingham
Wed May 15, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Wash day
Replies: 15
Views: 1036

Re: Wash day

I didn't think of scale, Steve. I'm sure that works great for your bachelor establishment. My remembry was geared to the laundry process for a big family ! I have a grey square tub circa 1922, you could inspire me to get it running ! (Interesting machinery - exposed rack and pinion drives the agitat...
by Rich Bingham
Wed May 15, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Wash day
Replies: 15
Views: 1036

Re: Wash day

Steve, your J-2L-P is one at the tail end of production. "Conventional" (as opposed to "automatic") Maytags washed a lot of clothing for millions in the 40-plus years before that stupid "safety device" was added near the end. I suppose there may have been some accidents with wringers . . . I recall ...
by Rich Bingham
Wed May 15, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

It must have been about that time a reporter for the Medicine Bow Post-Intelligencer approached Cuthbert Maddox for an interview of his reminiscences of Kalamity Dick. Cuthbert was incensed, and told him rumors of Dick's death were highly exaggerated. Maddox jumped in his trusty '28 DeSoto pickup an...
by Rich Bingham
Tue May 14, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Ford's future - “reconceptualize” the company’s vehicle lineup
Replies: 43
Views: 2107

Re: Ford's future - “reconceptualize” the company’s vehicle lineup

. . . And Mr. Burger is allowed . . . and I am not allowed . . . Tom, at its best, this forum is like dinner with friends; respectful discussions, and interesting viewpoints that may or may not agree. When exchanges become insulting and/or rancorous, everyone loses, and most readers likely tend to ...
by Rich Bingham
Tue May 14, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Ford's future - “reconceptualize” the company’s vehicle lineup
Replies: 43
Views: 2107

Re: Ford's future - “reconceptualize” the company’s vehicle lineup

Tom Hicks wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 11:41 am
I don't claim to own a thread.
What happened to the line where you referred to "my thread " ?

I'm glad you agree.
by Rich Bingham
Tue May 14, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Ford's future - “reconceptualize” the company’s vehicle lineup
Replies: 43
Views: 2107

Re: Ford's future - “reconceptualize” the company’s vehicle lineup

Tom, you don't "own" a thread in this forum. All are open to discussion here whether or not subsequent posts are pleasant or agree with one another. If you want a platform of your own, I suggest you start a "blog".
by Rich Bingham
Mon May 13, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Circa 1930s police cars
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: Circa 1930s police cars

Good call Burger, looks like the "Mayflower" hood ornament on the first five cars from the left, so Plymouth. Is the coupe at the end of the row a Hudson ?
by Rich Bingham
Sun May 12, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

Apologies for the aborted post. I meant to thank Wayne for sending Heinrich the bottle of Happy Sally via carrier pigeon. The friendly libation along with Wayne's cheery note lightened his spirits and put him in a receptive mood, which Burger noted the enthusiasm he displayed for the Wanknard Brothe...
by Rich Bingham
Sun May 12, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

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by Rich Bingham
Sun May 12, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: T quiz
Replies: 17
Views: 1324

Re: T quiz

DanTreace wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 1:09 pm
Dean's quiz part is too small to be a side curtain hook!

Try again....



Curtain hook.jpg

Curtain hook for the stanchion.
Dean' example is lying on a 50 cent piece, not a quarter . . .
by Rich Bingham
Fri May 10, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I love spring!
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: I love spring!

Scott_conger wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 4:08 pm
So, where is it spring? We had snow yesterday, and the East Gate to Yellowstone was closed!
Scott, that IS spring !! (We got more snow in the hills too).
by Rich Bingham
Fri May 10, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 79
Views: 4702

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Nicely done Rich ! The newer cars present wonderful forms of compound curves and reflective surfaces. Very appealing !!!
by Rich Bingham
Fri May 10, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The New Purist
Replies: 29
Views: 1904

Re: The New Purist

I never meant to foster controversy or "choose sides". My observations on the extent and types of modifications and "upgrades" commonly discussed here were meant to point out that today's enthusiasts increasingly yearn for something beyond what the Model T is in its essence. We're a sub-culture of "...
by Rich Bingham
Fri May 10, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Victor Oxygen pressure regulator - repair or replace.?
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: Victor Oxygen pressure regulator - repair or replace.?

I was forced to replace a beautiful old Smith's set (beveled glass gauges) 20 years ago for (so they told me) lack of parts to rebuild. I got top of the line Victor, they weren't near as nice, but they've been fine for my occasional use. I've no idea what's being offered nowadays.
by Rich Bingham
Fri May 10, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Muffler pack nut loose
Replies: 21
Views: 1411

Re: Muffler pack nut loose

There are a number of past threads on this topic with remedies for keeping the pack nut from coming loose. I believe most of the trouble comes from pipes that are not quite formed correctly. If the flange is perfectly mated to the manifold with the pipe aligned to the muffler without tension, the pa...
by Rich Bingham
Fri May 10, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

Wayne, thank you for that concise reprise of the differences between hobos, tramps and bums, but I regret to report that your post has put Heinrich in an emotional state. He feels you have taken the substance of his monograph, and he will have nothing worthwhile to present at the St. Swithin's Day s...
by Rich Bingham
Fri May 10, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T
Replies: 59
Views: 5845

Re: Resurrection of a 1909 Model T

Wayne is correct. Finish methods on automobiles followed established practices for painting carriages and wagons right up to the advent of nitrocellulose lacquer in the early 20s. Manufacturers of "coachwork" often supplied bodies painted and trimmed. Does anyone know if Ford received them finished ...
by Rich Bingham
Thu May 09, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - Slightly Overloaded Model T
Replies: 8
Views: 1027

Re: Old Photo - Slightly Overloaded Model T

I wonder if the car was new, or a few years old ?? Any way you figure, that Model T was packing upwards of three tons with that load !! I wonder how all those passengers kept their balance ?? It would have been quite a sight to see !! I have seen a few photos from that era demonstrating in some way ...
by Rich Bingham
Thu May 09, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

Of interest here, Heinrich just sent a teletype noting that he has been working for months on his monograph on the specific differences between "hobos" "tramps" and "bums". It should be completed and ready for publication by St. Swithin's Day. Uncle Lumby was quite a cook. I recall enjoying a dish h...
by Rich Bingham
Thu May 09, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Victor Oxygen pressure regulator - repair or replace.?
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: Victor Oxygen pressure regulator - repair or replace.?

Take it to a professional welding supply and have them fix it, or get a good regulator. Maybe a cheap knock-off will get you by.
by Rich Bingham
Wed May 08, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - Lots of Space
Replies: 9
Views: 1260

Re: Old Photo - Lots of Space

Looks like south-eastern Washington to me. Would a New Zealand Ford have been right hand drive ? Rich, you have a good command of identifying license plates, that's mighty helpful and a lot of fun when doing "detective work" on these old photos. Thank you !
by Rich Bingham
Wed May 08, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I love spring!
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: I love spring!

Morels !! My favorite thing !! Dallas, you lucky duck! Sometimes we can find them here on the river bottom, but the water is running high. Should be able to find them soon. Yum !!
by Rich Bingham
Wed May 08, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - Lots of Space
Replies: 9
Views: 1260

Re: Old Photo - Lots of Space

Perfect !! Thanks, Rich. Any idea as to the locale ? (I want to live there !)
by Rich Bingham
Wed May 08, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

No one knows, Herb. It was a secret.
by Rich Bingham
Tue May 07, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

Back to Kalamity Dick and Kermit Russell, the coincidences do indeed mount up. It seems that the kernel sander figured heavily in the production of feed grains intended for the mass raising of domestic fowl, specifically geese. Young goslings fed on sanded kernels of wheat and corn reached market w...
by Rich Bingham
Tue May 07, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Cars and Coffee
Replies: 35
Views: 1349

Re: Cars and Coffee

Why be difficult, when with just a little effort, you can be impossible ? :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Tue May 07, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T, The First Autonomous Vehicle. Article
Replies: 1
Views: 452

Re: Model T, The First Autonomous Vehicle. Article

Good article !! Thanks for the link Dave ! :D
by Rich Bingham
Mon May 06, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Cars and Coffee
Replies: 35
Views: 1349

Re: Cars and Coffee

Yes indeedy !! My kind of fun is, I like to roll down open gravel roads with no one around, then pull into heavy urban traffic in my Model T and go up to a car show in a parking lot where it's 110 in the shade (but there ain't no shade) and swap lies with fat old white guys showing stuff that's ten ...
by Rich Bingham
Mon May 06, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

Back to the "Herbs of Youth" photo, there are a number of hints of mysterious details on the Herbal movement in the tri-burg area. For one, note that the wall bulletin states that it's "McGraw's" Herbs of Youth . . . was McGraw a cell leader ? Did he instigate the Herbal movement ?? More, the sign a...
by Rich Bingham
Mon May 06, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What do we have here?
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: What do we have here?

My pleasure Ross. Those cups made in Japan were popular up to the early 60s, and are nicely made. Similar items are a rarity these days. Someone may greatly appreciate it !
by Rich Bingham
Mon May 06, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

We have these pioneers to thank for all this progress we enjoy today !!
"A pioneer is a man who turned all the grass upside down, strung bob-wire over the dust that was left, poisoned the water, cut down the trees, killed the Indian who owned the land, and called it progress." - C.M. Russell
by Rich Bingham
Sun May 05, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What do we have here?
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: What do we have here?

It's a palette cup for oil painting. Clips on the artist's palette and holds a painting "medium" - oil, turpentine, or a resin varnish.
by Rich Bingham
Sun May 05, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Painting Options
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Re: Painting Options

One of the pluses for owning a Model T is the opportunity to acquire new skills. If one is willing to invest in adequate equipment and the time and instruction necessary to master a new skill, there's no reason an owner can't paint his own Model T and turn out a fine result. If you want something do...
by Rich Bingham
Sun May 05, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Have we got an odd ball felloe
Replies: 20
Views: 1425

Re: Have we got an odd ball felloe

At least once in the past 56 years I encountered this type of wheel on a Model T. Then as now, I'm not conversant with all the earmarks of OEM wheels and rims, but they sure seemed to be factory issued as opposed to an accessory item. That type of artillery wheel was made by Motor Wheel Corp. , whic...
by Rich Bingham
Sat May 04, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

I'm certainly glad Gert chose to document the rollerskate incident. It explains a lot. The Pecker brothers never found their pigs. Seven Poland-China sows and a Hampshire cross gilt escaped their piggery that eventful day, no one was sure where they had gone. Within a year, over at Medicine Bow, Cut...
by Rich Bingham
Sat May 04, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Cars and Coffee
Replies: 35
Views: 1349

Re: Cars and Coffee

Good on you Tom, for being the kind of ambassador the hobby appreciates ! A good attitude makes life pleasant ! (I tend to agree with Burger though - fun for some, not for all ! :lol: )
by Rich Bingham
Fri May 03, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 50 worst cars of all time?
Replies: 26
Views: 2110

Re: 50 worst cars of all time?

Dale, I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that your wife's granddad was young enough to have just missed the demographic of folks who owned Model Ts at the height of their popularity. Most histories agree that by 1925 the car-buying public was yearning for something less "utilitarian" than the M...
by Rich Bingham
Fri May 03, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

Peter, Pooter, Gooter, Stubby and Zeppo were born and raised in Wisconsin. The five brothers were close and worked well together. When they headed west to Wyoming, their combined homestead claims amounted to over a section, and they established a township which they named "West Consin" to honor thei...
by Rich Bingham
Fri May 03, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 50 worst cars of all time?
Replies: 26
Views: 2110

Re: 50 worst cars of all time?

Lists like this are just designed to get folks all ruffled up when something they are invested in is skewered by an off-the-cuff criticism. I'm not going to bother to re-read the Time "50 worst" article, but I seem to recall that one of the reasons the author found to denigrate the Model T was that ...
by Rich Bingham
Fri May 03, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I missing something on 1915 horn?
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: Am I missing something on 1915 horn?

Perhaps it doesn't matter; no doubt there are bulb horns aplenty that function well with the reed either at the bulb or at the horn, but it seems to me more logical to have the reed at the bulb where it will react without having to compress a column of air in the length of tubing. Does anyone know f...
by Rich Bingham
Thu May 02, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - "Open All Night"
Replies: 7
Views: 1186

Re: Old Photo - "Open All Night"

Struggle ?!? 300 miles in a model T, open country, mostly dirt and gravel roads, no traffic no crowds, camping out ? Sounds like heaven to me ! :lol: fun for some, not for all. :). Those days are long gone. :cry:

Larry, that is a White bus I believe.
by Rich Bingham
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 50 worst cars of all time?
Replies: 26
Views: 2110

Re: 50 worst cars of all time?

Dick, I'd have to say so. My wife got a subscription package as some kind of promotional "deal" that included Time. Paul, it's not even good for lining the bird cage. Pages are too thin and small. :lol: Reminder for all of us geezers who remember when newspapers and magazines were worthwhile: the in...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 50 worst cars of all time?
Replies: 26
Views: 2110

Re: 50 worst cars of all time?

jiminbartow wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:00 pm
To judge a turn of the century car by today’s standards is one big mistake most authors . . . make . . .
Very true, Jim. Judging by the number of modifications, accessories and anachronistic "upgrades", many Model T owners make the same error of judgment.
by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Neat Photo
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: Neat Photo

Thanks Derek, that seems to be a more reasonable number of runabouts. Where did those numbers come from ? Barring any existing examples of a 1913 town car, are there any visible earmarks in this photo that would identify it as a 1913 ?
by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Neat Photo
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: Neat Photo

Larry, my loss, I haven't seen any catalogs. Some production numbers I've seen don't account for any town cars, and only 1,300 or so runabouts, which seems way low to me. ?!?

What are the facts on 1913 production ? Do we know ?
by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 79
Views: 4702

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Wonderful rendering of shiny textures and a tight composition for all that "bling". I'll bet that A had a few more accessories too !! Love seeing your work Rich !
by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1912-1913 Hubcaps
Replies: 20
Views: 1646

Re: 1912-1913 Hubcaps

They look good in the pix, Keith. What do you find lacking ?
by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: cartridge pinion bearing
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: cartridge pinion bearing

Dennis Prince wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:06 pm
Mel, I don't know if a 15 pinion bearing is different than a 26 . . .
There are great differences between 1915 and 1926 at that point. Will they make any difference to the FP conversion ?
by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada
Replies: 25
Views: 1659

Re: Need Advice on Taking My Car into Canada

Thanks to all for the great information posted here on "international travel". Sad how the world has changed. I haven't crossed the medicine line in 50 years - back then my advice would have been simply, "point 'em north" ! :D
by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Neat Photo
Replies: 11
Views: 1663

Re: Neat Photo

FWIW, the factory offerings for 1913 did not include a town car, according to references I've seen. That doesn't mean a custom body couldn't have been put on a 1913 chassis. Neat car, neat photo !! That era was wonderful. Imagine a 34 year old "antique" and the huge difference between that T and 194...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: My First Car
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: My First Car

I can't post in this off-topic thread. :lol: My first car was a Model T Ford, a 42 year old antique in 1962. What Rich said - it was a wonderful education !! (and how I came to meet Rich E. ) Anyhow, a 1987 model neither seems antique, nor has any of the appeal Rich's Model A had for me back then. W...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

So that's how he always got to the table first at mealtimes !! It explains a lot.
by Rich Bingham
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Whoopsie-Daisy Carb Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 801

Re: Whoopsie-Daisy Carb Issues

How will a fuel filter keep the carb bowl drain plug from coming loose ?!? I don't get it. :shock:
by Rich Bingham
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

What a treat to see the movie poster. I believe Aldo VanPinksburg did the illustrations for the poster too. I also got to "see" Man Without Burlap on the radio. The film was never released in Idaho, none of the theaters were set up for 24mm. I was about five, sitting on Uncle Lumby's lap. It wasn't ...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: How do I clean out a gastank?
Replies: 14
Views: 1165

Re: How do I clean out a gastank?

Susanne wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:49 pm
. . . (IMO) there's something special about running original over repop, and if at all possible I avoid it . . .
Susanne, you have the makings of a purist ! :D
by Rich Bingham
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

I believe that's Pops Springerle's place, midway between Chugwater and Saddle String on Twelvemile Road. That looks like Pop himself with his foot on the tire of that car, beside him, his youngest daughter, Aspidistra. Pop took to brewing beer after he failed at farming, finding it was much cheaper ...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

That promotional still provides interesting insight into the filming of "Man Without Burlap". Obviously this was taken during the filming of the drawing room scene, showing Mary Creamhower and the leading man Skippy chose to star in the picture, an unknown actor named Douglas Behrflancks whom he cho...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

Sebastian claims the surviving copy of "Man Without Burlap" is part of the Institute's archives, but neither he nor Alfred have been able to locate it yet. It's tragic that Edgar Woozlenuts turned to a life of shameful metriculation. He was such a promising lad. Skippy Spadaford certainly had a chec...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Boiled linseed oil for pickup box
Replies: 22
Views: 1592

Re: Boiled linseed oil for pickup box

Cutting the linseed oil with a solvent is a good way to control application and aid in penetration. Turpentine or mineral spirits may not penetrate quite as deep as kerosene, but either will dry faster. No need to have it "puddle". Apply 50/50 to saturation, wipe off the excess. Heavy applications w...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Getting more legroom
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: Getting more legroom

Bob, you should be free to build whatever seat configuration you find comfortable. The gas tank could be moved back, but you'll lose payload area, and drilling more holes in the frame isn't the best solution. Experiment with seat design, perhaps you can gain adequate leg room by raising the seat hig...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Boiled linseed oil for pickup box
Replies: 22
Views: 1592

Re: Boiled linseed oil for pickup box

Close, Kim, but no cee-gar. Linseed oil (or any drying oil) absorbs oxygen from ambient air and oxidizes in "drying" to form an irreversable polymer. Some violatiles do evaporate during drying. The only coating I'm aware of that dries strictly by evaporation is nitrocellulose lacquer. The dried film...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Fuel pump
Replies: 16
Views: 1284

Re: Fuel pump

I'm puzzled. It seems lately, the majority of topics on the forum deal (like this one) with concepts for re-working the basic design of the Model T Ford in nearly all of its aspects. Do the majority of T owners want a T-model to be something much different than how it was actually made, or do we jus...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 79
Views: 4702

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

No need to be jealous, Tom. Sure, some folks are "drawn" to it (pun intended) but anyone with reasonable hand-to-eye coordination can learn to draw and paint. It's a skill that can be developed and honed through discipline and diligent practice. Rich has paid his dues in that dept. for over five dec...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo - Early Michelin Man 1926
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Old Photo - Early Michelin Man 1926

Rush to judgment. After poking the winternet and google maps I'm thinking the location is Puerto Rico. "Tires" are called "llantas" in most of Latin America, but are "gomas" in Spain and Puerto Rico. I know you're all dying to know this.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo - Early Michelin Man 1926
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Old Photo - Early Michelin Man 1926

Spain. "la Estrella" was an Iberian "Available Jones" - chocolates, cookies, confections, and . . . "Famous Michelin Tires". The Michelin Man is pointing to that on the side of the van. Great picture !! :D
by Rich Bingham
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

That is a wonderful photograph. Burger, many thanks for the vignette on the Casual family. I had no idea three generations of expert lamp-lighters and wick trimmers was their family heritage. Looking deeper, the Fecklersburg Times (Jan. 10, 1900) carried an article on Carl. Many did not know he was ...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - SUCCESS
Replies: 17
Views: 1088

Re: OT - SUCCESS

Tom, I agree with you. The new forum setup seems to me to be the best of all possible worlds ! As for gripes about the OT section, it appears our good friends who have done so much to update the forum and keep it running are open to the old saying, "No good deed goes unpunished." There will always b...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: help Identifying car
Replies: 6
Views: 739

Re: help Identifying car

Good call, Rich ! The scenery painter did a decent rendition of the Model M Caddy, even if the cowl lamps are "out of drawing" :lol:
Thanks for posting this, Brian !
by Rich Bingham
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ON Topic - Other Model T Era Things
Replies: 19
Views: 1118

Re: ON Topic - Other Model T Era Things

It's perennially interesting to me to learn "modern folk's" perceptions of life "back when". I don't mean to argue the points, Henry, they are what you deem impossibly onerous as you see life in that distant past. Those who lived that life are mainly responsible for the "romantic" notions some of us...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Which N-series Tractor
Replies: 15
Views: 1061

Re: Which N-series Tractor

I agree with Fred. Get a "Jubilee" or similar, post 1953.
by Rich Bingham
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: help Identifying car
Replies: 6
Views: 739

Re: help Identifying car

Not a real car. Looks like a studio photographer's setup, note the wrinkles in the sheet in the background, as well as in the "car" body, which is likely a canvas prop. Photo likely dates from 1905 or before (?) It was popular to have photos taken with an automobile as a prop when they were very exp...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48816

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

Many who laughed at the "square wheels" Phineas Barrow employed on his "finious barrows" never realized how ingenious the transport method actually was. When cream was separated from the pure milk-ore, the "finious barrows" were loaded with cans containing cream. Hauled down the hillside, jolting al...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo _ Auto Shop
Replies: 14
Views: 1464

Re: Old Photo _ Auto Shop

What a wonderful photo !! Sure looks like an '09 ! Pretty sure those are one-piece spindles, I think I can see "wings" on the radiator script, and the radiator cap has thin, high fins. Funny to see the steering wheel inverted. Apparently even that early on, a lot of folks felt the way Ford built it ...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ON Topic - Other Model T Era Things
Replies: 19
Views: 1118

Re: ON Topic - Other Model T Era Things

When items like those stone bridges Steve showed us are torn out (usually for "improvements" like more asphalt for butt-ugly vehicles to infest) it cuts me to the quick, and I grieve.