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by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ON Topic - Other Model T Era Things
Replies: 19
Views: 1116

Re: ON Topic - Other Model T Era Things

Burger, you have written pure poetry. Well put, and I think more than a few of us are much in tune with your views. "Art glass" is a facet of that wonderful era. Here are a couple of little pieces in our humble shack:
by Rich Bingham
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Accessory I have never seen....
Replies: 16
Views: 1483

Re: Accessory I have never seen....

Ruxstel24 wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:51 am
Thanks Rich, that would look rather nerdish on a NRA ball cap though :oops: :lol:
:shock: A Model T driver worried about looking "nerdish" ?!? :shock: I don't get it. :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Accessory I have never seen....
Replies: 16
Views: 1483

Re: Accessory I have never seen....

Here us go. Cinch it up under your chin, hat stats on.
by Rich Bingham
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48581

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

Bagliacci was not only behind Frontini's awning enterprise but on top of it. "The Weasel" took rooms above the awning business, where many of the clandestine "High-Steaks"poker games took place. That impressive bow window was useful for lookouts in case the cops showed to bust up the action. "High S...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48581

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

Ah, the short-lived halcyon days before electronic communications. I suppose that's been the nature of "social media" since the beginning ? Interestingly, Bickford Chump sued Spuzzum for slander. The August 4, 1915 issue of the "Chugwater Register" reported the proceedings. A jury unanimously denied...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My old 30 X 3 1/2 tires
Replies: 22
Views: 1862

Re: My old 30 X 3 1/2 tires

"Oversize" tires were available back in the day, the Universal T drivers offered now are oversize, and say so. They have a period correct tread pattern and the ones in my T are giving good service. I'm thinking they're just a little too close to the fender, and when it comes time to replace them I w...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48581

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

No question that is Kalamity, and from perusing other photos, most likely Joachim Finklestein standing with him at the base of the big bull gear. That gear drove the "steel elephant" recupulator that was installed on site at the vanadium mine to recycle raw ore. Recall that Dick partnered with Aldo ...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Questions regarding Holley H-1 and S carburetors
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Re: Questions regarding Holley H-1 and S carburetors

Nice looking carb !! I'm for anything that works well. My question, why did the Holley "G" come after the "S" ?!? :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Please dont put this in the OT..Need help on a stuck Model A head and distributor
Replies: 16
Views: 1494

Re: Please dont put this in the OT..Need help on a stuck Model A head and distributor

Tim, I hope "OT" doesn't get out of hand. At the moment I think it's reasonable, 74 topics there as opposed to near 1500 on the regular boards. I don't think asking about this Model A problem is off topic any more than posts about non-stock model T accessories and modifications would be. A solution ...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Behind the Scenes" - Jay Leno's Garage
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: "Behind the Scenes" - Jay Leno's Garage

Thanks for posting that, Marv. The extent of the resources at Leno's disposal boggles the mind. He's the "Bill Harrah" of this generation. I kinda don't get his scattergun approach to collecting, but it's sure fun to see.
by Rich Bingham
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Financing a Model T
Replies: 23
Views: 2064

Re: Financing a Model T

Interesting topic. People go (deeply) in debt for "conventional" recreation all the time. Motor homes, camp trailers, cruise ship excursions, guided hunting trips, fishing boats, etc. etc. Maybe a lasting stigma for violating fiscal responsibility and thrift was inherently breathed into each flivver...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Another E-10 experience
Replies: 21
Views: 1903

Re: Another E-10 experience

:D "A man convinced against his will,
Is of the same opinion still. "

When arguments become contentious, they are less about fact and more about defending one's ego, i.e. unwillingness to concede another's point because doing so is thought to be personally diminishing.
by Rich Bingham
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Wow! All alone!
Replies: 18
Views: 1151

Re: Wow! All alone!

So peaceful here. No "sez you" arguments about that ol or fiber gears. :D
Dick, thanks for moving the Chesterfield back where it was. Much appreciated. Think I'll do a little dusting before I go.
by Rich Bingham
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Wow! All alone!
Replies: 18
Views: 1151

Re: Wow! All alone!

It's probably this thread. Come here when you want to be alone, far from the madding crowd. I see right now me 'n' Burger are all alone. Wait . . .
by Rich Bingham
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Non-skids vs standard tread
Replies: 14
Views: 1281

Re: Non-skids vs standard tread

Thanks for that, Val. Good to know. It seems the tires made are not holding up as well as those made in years past. That's too bad. Just speculating, but I can't help wondering if the "non-skid" design didn't prove to give less mileage on pavement than other tread patterns back in the day. They seem...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Wow! All alone!
Replies: 18
Views: 1151

Re: Wow! All alone!

You may be alone, but you're being watched, Dick !! Please put that Chesterfield back by the south window. Ambrose doesn't see well in the dark and he could trip if you change things. Thank you.
by Rich Bingham
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Vibration at higher RPMs
Replies: 20
Views: 1441

Re: Vibration at higher RPMs

Ts weren't made with rod dippers. They're not a bad idea but it depends on the dipper. I've seen some pressed-metal dippers fail.
by Rich Bingham
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48581

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

Yes, that's the Jefferson Street viaduck all right. Interestingly, this photo shows the right-hand drive Ford old man Colvin picked up on the border in a sheriff's sale when a bootlegger from Milk River was arrested in Sweet Grass. I was told he just parked the car and left it when he wore out the r...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Dear Abby
Replies: 56
Views: 3114

Re: Dear Abby

Dear Abby, I run a demolition and earth-moving business. Recently we got the job of clearing a 40-acre wooded property of a 160 year old three-storey house, and all the trees for a new strip-mall. It will be great! With all the trees cut down, the locals will be able to see the scenery, and a "Panad...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Odd USA carby on a NZ engine. Identity?
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Odd USA carby on a NZ engine. Identity?

I'm so dumb (naive) I thought everyone who had a T also played with old tractors, machines and gas engines like myself. Change all those parameters around too. ?!? They don't ? :o most of the "old car nuts" of my acquaintance over years have also been into old tractors and/or stationary engines. If...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: We're not used to this car
Replies: 20
Views: 2459

Re: We're not used to this car

Steve, please keep us updated on Shorty's acceptance of the touring car. I know you had said before he wasn't "sold" on a ride in your '15 at first either. Nothing better than a drive in a T with your best friend !
by Rich Bingham
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48581

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

Yes, that's right. While the monkey in the picture bears some resemblance to Kalamity's nephew Hennessy, it's plain to see the monkey is not wearing trunks, something Uncle Dick and the nephews' folks would never have permitted the boys to do. As photos in previoius posts attest, Hennessy out-grew t...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48581

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

Another wonderful photo that fills in many details of the Kalamity Dick Saga. Clearly visible to the left of the picture is Dick's raceabout. The animal is a Sicilian Donkey, and the gentleman assisting the little girl is none other than Aldo Vanucci, once known in his native Italy as "Il Furbaccion...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gas tank cleaner?
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: Gas tank cleaner?

Koke, alcohol probably wouldn't deal with what you found in that Model A tank. Good to know there's stuff out there that works. On the other hand, you probably can't make a bloody mary with POR-15 ;)
by Rich Bingham
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48581

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

If Heinrich says those are the Hubbel twins and Hugh G. Rexion after work on that Tuesday, that's good enough for me. You can clearly see the resemblance between each twin, that's ample corroboration in itself. Another detail revealed by this fine photograph is the little-known fact that the Hubbel ...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wish Me Luck
Replies: 22
Views: 1730

Re: Wish Me Luck

So glad all went well and you all had a good time !
by Rich Bingham
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gas tank cleaner?
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: Gas tank cleaner?

Jim, I wouldn't say it's fool-proof, but I've always had good results cleaning gummed up fuel components with alcohol. It seems to dissolve "gum" very well. Rubbing alcohol has a lot of free water, it doesn't seem to matter whether it's ethyl alcohol (the drinkable kind) or methyl (wood alcohol that...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gas tank cleaner?
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: Gas tank cleaner?

Alcohol
by Rich Bingham
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The New Purist
Replies: 29
Views: 1898

Re: The New Purist

Rich, thank you much for your thoughts. They have me pondering again, maybe that's not a good thing ? For me, the "perfect Model T" is the one I have now. Maybe the reason I think about the "quests" the purists of both camps are on is because of all the twists and turns my own "Model T Journey" has ...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wish Me Luck
Replies: 22
Views: 1730

Re: Wish Me Luck

Good luck, Dave !! It's a funny thing. Like a saddle horse, your Model T responds to your own confidence. If the boss ain't worried, Lizzie don't worry neither !! Have fun, and good on your missus ! (I wonder if anyone has ever tried to estimate the number of trouble-free miles over fifteen million ...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Let's talk gasoline
Replies: 36
Views: 2510

Re: Let's talk gasoline

. . . lead increases octane and helps lube and cool the valve seats . . . Interesting to learn that tetraethyl lead was added to aviation gasoline to prevent gelling so early on. I never knew that. Like most terrestrials, my interest in it was automotive. By the late 20's, the petroleum industry be...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Let's talk gasoline
Replies: 36
Views: 2510

Re: Let's talk gasoline

So, why don'tmy lawn mower filters restrict the flow to my T carbs? Tom, I'd hazard the reason is because you (fortunately) don't have a problem with "crap" in your fuel tank, and you indicated that you change out the filters in regular maintenance. When an in-line filter collects enough "stuff" in...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Let's talk gasoline
Replies: 36
Views: 2510

Re: Let's talk gasoline

Probably 'twas ever thus, you never know for sure just what, exactly is in gasoline, and it's probably just as well, as it would take a PhD in chemistry to understand the wherefore of all the things that's been done to fuel the past 40 years owing to efforts to reduce air pollution. Gasoline/ethanol...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48581

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

Wearing trunks has always been a sartorial challenge. Some larger, heavy-set types have been known to look "sporty" wearing a steamer trunk with the drawers removed, but most who adopt the style prefer small foot-lockers that fit closer to the body. Besides, removing one's drawers is still pretty m...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: mystery transmission
Replies: 6
Views: 1242

Re: mystery transmission

Circa 1963, when we were kids in our mid-teens fiddling with Model Ts, on one outing, a grizzled old-timer in bib overalls sidled up to us and announced, "We had a Model T like that when we were kids. We put a "Shove-or-lay" transmission in it backwards. Fool thing would go ninety mile an hour !" Go...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 30 x 3 1/2 Clinchers 'new' on '26 T??
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: 30 x 3 1/2 Clinchers 'new' on '26 T??

The galleries are much like real-life galleries or libraries. Fine things to see, practically no one around, quiet as a tomb. Shhhhhh ! I apologize for not spending more time there, and also for not commenting. The format doesn't much encourage conversation and that's too bad. I hope more folks will...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Higher resolution photo of 1912 French two door sedan
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Higher resolution photo of 1912 French two door sedan

Weren't ALL Model Ts originally red ?? :shock:

I love to see pictures of custom coach-work, especially when fitted to a Model T. Love that side-mount spare with a fender well, yet !! Thanks for posting this.
by Rich Bingham
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Electric problem
Replies: 29
Views: 1879

Re: Electric problem

Bert, what year is your Model T ? Does it have a starter ? Tracing electrical problems is more involved on later models than the pre-starter ones. Dave and James offered a good place to start. First make sure you have battery power to the coil box. Good Luck !!
by Rich Bingham
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 65 MPH stock Model T!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

Re: 65 MPH stock Model T!!!

Only if the car is equipped with a starter and generator. Smoke is what makes electrical items like that work.
If you really want to "go fast", try castor oil !! :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: 1915 horn bulb bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 989

Re: 1915 horn bulb bracket

Same story here. I made one for my '13 out of brass. I understand it's not necessarily the correct bracket for the '13. The repros look close enough to the early type but are not made the same, and are prone to fail. I hope someone with the 'puter savvy to do so will post more information on this su...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48581

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

Art accompanied Kalamity Dick on many of his excursions. A careful, fore-sighted personality, he always made sure he was inflated to 55-60 psi in the event of Kalamity's raceabout getting a flat tire. This was fortunate on more than one occasion, as it saved much time and effort with a hand-pump. In...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: April fools
Replies: 18
Views: 1608

Re: April fools

Too funny, eh Dave ? Ten years later on TV. Wouldn't it be fun to know who pulled this first, and when ? Did the gag get passed around, or was it an "original invention" a few times ? I'll bet it got a lot of play after Gomer showed 'em ! :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: April fools
Replies: 18
Views: 1608

Re: April fools

Not an April Fool's prank, but car related, and doubtless as good a harmless practical joke as I ever heard about: Several years back, a "survivor" of Packard Motor Car Co.'s styling section wrote about a prank he and the fellows he worked with played on a colleague. This took place in the early 195...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Who invented the engine?
Replies: 7
Views: 1094

Re: Who invented the engine?

. . . Samuel Morey . . . discovered that turpentine, when mixed with air, was explosive . . . Upon reading this, the devil in me conjures an image something like a Rich Eagle cartoon . . . Mr. Morey (1762-1843) was quite a guy. "Inventor" is his career description in the wiki-pedia sketch. Through ...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo- What is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 872

Re: Old Photo- What is it?

Re/ Weber Wagons, they were a Chicago firm established in 1845 that grew to dominate farm wagon and bobsled production. The company was purchased by International Harvester Corp. in 1904. IHC continued to market wagons under the Weber name.
by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: April fools
Replies: 18
Views: 1608

Re: April fools

That reminds me - my aunt was born on April 1. :o
by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 79
Views: 4691

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Burger, most of us who paint or have painted have stacks and racks of pictures by the score - most haven't been on a wall for years. Speaking for myself, they ain't all worth looking at, and a bonfire is long overdue. Your display situation is fine as is, just don't kick a hole in the painting !! :l...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo- What is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 872

Re: Old Photo- What is it?

What do we know about "Weber Wagons" ? I'm guessing that branding was a well-known maker of farm wagons and possibly carriages ? Is it possible the motor carriage in the picture is a Weber product ? Is the building in the background the wagon works ? I hope someone will find some answers. I'm fascin...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48581

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

Burger, is it possible that is the Hinkley Butler who was born Hinkley Buttars in Star Valley, who ran away from home at the age of fifteen, and changed his name to "Butler" because he was so ashamed his parents had named his younger brother "Golden" ? The Buttars ran a dairy farm . . .
by Rich Bingham
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48581

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

Burger, thanks for your indulgence. Your reminder is well taken, in that the narrative is subject to revision each time new facts are fabricated. Remember, our mission here is to learn more and more about less and less until we can safely say we know everything about nothing. Rich E. reminded me a w...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48581

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

Burger, given the consistent accuracy of your contributions to this history, and the impeccable details you have provided in analyzing the photographs you have posted here, it grieves me to have to point out your minor errors in this case. I hope you don't take offence. That Heinrich entrusted you w...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48581

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

That is a remarkable picture I never expected to see ! Doubtless, that's Cuthbert's nephew twice removed, Ethelbert Maddox. He was first removed from the Flying Diamond Ranch for ducking work. On roundups, he'd circle back to town, and hole up in Ernie's Saloon until the herd was trailed down Main S...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The New Purist
Replies: 29
Views: 1898

The New Purist

We all know the "old" purist everyone either makes fun of or despises - restores to an impossibly fine polish, everything totally clean, likes to polish brass, gets pontifical over "factory correct" details like the direction cotter-pins should be bent, can tell you the exact year, day and hour that...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Racing T 1911
Replies: 10
Views: 1092

Re: Racing T 1911

Joel, that photo of the Lord Mayor of Leeds was posted a while back with a lot of interesting detail. I'm sorry I can't find it. Rowland Winn was quite a guy ! Yes his racer ran straight pipes and was stripped for the track on delivery. Winn dealt Ford motor cars.
by Rich Bingham
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Maintenance item ?
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Maintenance item ?

When I got my '13 runabout a couple of years ago, I replaced the "anti-squeak" leathers in the hood. They were hard and brittle as over-cooked bacon. All the heat and fumes under the hood is tough on leather. Probably a good idea to occasionally clean them with warm soapy water then apply as much sa...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Beaudette alloy body no
Replies: 7
Views: 929

Re: Beaudette alloy body no

Jen, you got me curious ! What do you mean by "alloy body" ? Aluminum panels perhaps ?
by Rich Bingham
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 4244

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

Speaking of boring 19th Century video games . . . Got me thinking - how many of these boring games and pastimes did you play as a kid ?? When did kids stop doing this ?? Why ?? Mudpies - Hide 'n' Seek - Marbles - Tag - Cowboys and Indians (or cops 'n' robbers - made little difference) - Snap the Whi...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best Black Paint For Painting a T?
Replies: 25
Views: 2374

Re: Best Black Paint For Painting a T?

Back to what Rich E. recommended, Van Sickle paint is an excellent choice. Of anything you can use today, it probably comes closest to the original factory finish. Consider using a brush. I'm bemused by the popular conception that "spraying" paint is the "only" way to apply it, and that it is what g...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48581

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

Right, that's Archie, Artie is the one who's left on the right. Here's a picture of Mordred, Cuthbert's favorite steer. He always steered to the right and was the first one out of the gate when the herd moved to summer range. Several Porterhouse steaks were broiled in his honor in the fall of 1907.
by Rich Bingham
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Is Anyone Still Using the Riveted ‘Ears’ 1 Piece Tranny Bands?
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Is Anyone Still Using the Riveted ‘Ears’ 1 Piece Tranny Bands?

I'll raise my hand, George. My '13 runabout came with "quick change" bands that had been lined with wood. The linings were pretty much worn out, but by all accounts, they had given the previous owner very good service. The bands were mis-matched and did not seem to "nick" well with the pedal shafts ...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48581

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

What you say is correct, Rich. Archie and Artie were the original "twin brothers of different mothers". Aunt Clara was Artie's mother's sister, so she definitely could tell. Her ability to tell was her downfall at the Friday evening poker games in Ernie's Saloon, though. Artie and Archie confused th...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Gas Line Details For Headlights
Replies: 16
Views: 1563

Re: Gas Line Details For Headlights

Well that certainly clears up a lot of questions about the plumbing and its routing ~! Thanks much, Larry ! :D
by Rich Bingham
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...
Replies: 53
Views: 3662

Re: MTFCA Magazine Article on 50 mph...

If you really want to be safe, don't get out of bed in the morning. Even then, you're taking your chances . . . :o
by Rich Bingham
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: preserving brass
Replies: 9
Views: 1039

Re: preserving brass

Art, perhaps where this is heading is to ask whether polished brass can be coated to preserve the shine without the need to polish. The consensus is that while a number of coatings may serve that function, the inevitability of having to remove them makes them not worth the trouble. I concur.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo-Machine shop
Replies: 8
Views: 767

Re: Old Photo-Machine shop

I want to work there when I grow up !!! :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48581

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

As the Fishstick Mill above Rocky Reach continues in production to this very day, misconceptions about its founding linger. The true story, so far as Kalamity Dick was concerned, is that indeed, KD foresaw the need to dispose of wastes that were a health hazard, toxic, or otherwise dangerous, withou...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: preserving brass
Replies: 9
Views: 1039

Re: preserving brass

FYI - the "magic" cloth for lamp covers is called "Pacific Cloth". Maybe Art is asking how to deal with small, "un-polish-able" details like coil box latches and the like ? I like "Blue Magic". Perhaps my experience has less to do with the product than our high 'n' dry southeast Idaho climate, but o...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo- 1910 Ford touring
Replies: 5
Views: 962

Re: Old Photo- 1910 Ford touring

Again, many thanks Herb !! These windows on the past make my day.
by Rich Bingham
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: leaky sediment bowl petcock
Replies: 15
Views: 1665

Re: leaky sediment bowl petcock

Seems the sediment bulb can often be "weepy" without leaking enough to drip. From the fitting soldered and riveted to the tank, to the sediment bulb threads, the shut-off valve and finally the drain petcock, all in turn need to be fitted to avoid leakage. I may be wrong, but I believe modern gasolin...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48581

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

An interesting side-bar to this wonderful information on the world's largest kaphistulator is that Euclid Erastus Block (1835-1920) was a pioneer settler who helped to lay out and survey the original Chugwater townsite in the early days. Of course, the Euclid Block was named for him. That impressive...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Door handle repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1185

Re: Door handle repair

What Rich E. said.
George, I have not seen any latches with "fold-over" tabs. If a latch is made that way your suggestion is a good one.
by Rich Bingham
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Door handle repair
Replies: 12
Views: 1185

Re: Door handle repair

What to do depends on the details of the original piece. Repairing my door latch, I was able to file off the upset which left tabs proud of the back plate and enough material left to upset and hold on re-assembly. If you have to grind the tabs flush with the back plate to disassemble it will require...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Original model t battery?
Replies: 16
Views: 2123

Re: Original model t battery?

It can't be that hard to make one ! The photo of the Ford battery with the Ford script stamped on the cell straps clearly shows the joinery that was used. Making reproductions as a paying venture may well prove $200. is pretty reasonable at that ? :D
by Rich Bingham
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tour Dogs !!
Replies: 19
Views: 2028

Re: Tour Dogs !!

Two good thoughts there. I've never worried about claws, the sheep dogs seem to keep them at a "safe" length by running around the place. A good trim on a house dog would be a good idea to save seats, or you can throw an old blanket over. Any dog riding in an open Model T must be "absolutely" in han...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Long distance driving: 1888
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: Long distance driving: 1888

As the "kraut" from "Laugh-In" would say, "Verrrry interesting". Fun to see !
by Rich Bingham
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Tour Dogs !!
Replies: 19
Views: 2028

Re: Tour Dogs !!

Great thread ! Model Ts and dogs just naturally go together it seems. My guys are always ready to ride !!
by Rich Bingham
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Sand Blasting a Model T
Replies: 18
Views: 1930

Re: Sand Blasting a Model T

Ah ! Sand-blasting ! I wouldn't trade for the world the countless hours of joy it has brought me . . . ;) Re/ "warpage" - it's not entirely a function of heat. The coarseness of the sand can be a factor, but mostly the pressure and the way it's handled. Think of a gazillion tiny hammers beating on y...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Draining Block
Replies: 6
Views: 741

Re: Draining Block

While it's true the plugs were a production feature, it's also true that they will get pushed out if water freezes in the block - whether it saves the block from being cracked is a wild card. Sometimes they escape damage, other times not.
by Rich Bingham
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can't decide. Sight glass, dip stick or leave it alone.
Replies: 35
Views: 2875

Re: Can't decide. Sight glass, dip stick or leave it alone.

Norm, I'd love to have one of those. I've been too lazy to make one, you can also reach in almost as easily with a big pair of pliers. The tool is the best !
by Rich Bingham
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: For Those With Large Feet and Small Pedals
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Re: For Those With Large Feet and Small Pedals

Nice job Hank ! Now if he wears pointy-toed shoes, reverse won't be a problem either ! :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Dear Abby
Replies: 56
Views: 3114

Re: Dear Abby

Dear Too Many,

See the above advice on "removing castellated nuts". A Model T gelding cannot reproduce. Similarly, Model Ts with Model A or Scat cranks, HC heads, Ruxtells, Warfords, distributer ignition, etc., etc., are "hybrids" and like mules, are sterile and cannot reproduce. Hope his helps.
by Rich Bingham
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Draining Block
Replies: 6
Views: 741

Re: Draining Block

Tim, glad to hear you're mended !! :D far as I've ever reckoned, the Model T block will be safely drained when the system is completely drained. No need to remove the inlet casting even. Could be problematic if the engine was laid on its right hand side before everything drained out, but I'd be will...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can't decide. Sight glass, dip stick or leave it alone.
Replies: 35
Views: 2875

Re: Can't decide. Sight glass, dip stick or leave it alone.

Steve, I have to concede that's helpful. I had a sight glass on mine, what with leakage and dirt, usually I couldn't see a thing. When your Model T finally gets thoroughly used to you, it's not hard to gauge the amount of oil above the lower cock by the stream that issues forth. If it runs kinda pun...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can't decide. Sight glass, dip stick or leave it alone.
Replies: 35
Views: 2875

Re: Can't decide. Sight glass, dip stick or leave it alone.

The only advantage to Steve's arrangement over leaving things stock, a few (more?) drops of oil won't hit the ground.
by Rich Bingham
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Dear Abby
Replies: 56
Views: 3114

Re: Dear Abby

Tom Hicks wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:53 pm
. . . she doesn't know crap from applebutter about them, but she always speaks authoritatively!
So what makes her any different from most of us who post here ?? :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48581

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

The lads went too far short-coupling another doodle delivery they built. The front and rear tires were set close enough to touch, so when in gear, the front wheels turned backward, and vice versa when in reverse: this development turned melon deliveries inside-out, so Ma and Pa branched out into gro...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Dear Abby
Replies: 56
Views: 3114

Re: Dear Abby

Speak harshly to your Model T,
And curse it when it hitches,
It only does that to annoy,
So steer between the ditches.
by Rich Bingham
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Best Liked products for Top care
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: Best Liked products for Top care

I had read many years ago that silicone products that leave rubber and vinyl with a shiny wet look somehow accelerate UV decay. Dunno if that's scienterrifically provable, but I've never used the stuff or liked it. "Bleche-white" does a good job cleaning "rubberized" top material.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Why Do You Do it ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1423

Re: Why Do You Do it ?

It tickles me when I read how Burger and Rich have fun responses, making friends and giving smiles when they're out and about in a Model T. I have no doubt that's an option anytime you take one out anywhere people congregate. My own experience is a little different. Lizzie only goes down the country...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 79
Views: 4691

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

What's fun is seeing more of Rich's work. The play of light in the painting of Dick Hemple is masterful. Which is not to say the "bearing dragon" is not fun as well, and well worth the look. Thanks for sharing it, John ! I have a feeling more than a few forum members do artwork in one or another for...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This younger generation... literally lost...
Replies: 71
Views: 4244

Re: This younger generation... literally lost...

I never fully realized the depth of the scars left by "scorched earth policy" and Sherman's "March to the Sea" until I met my friend Hank some thirty years ago. He was in his early 60s at the time, and when I learned he hailed from Dalton, Georgia, I remarked, "That's where Sherman entered Georgia."...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48581

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

I'm ever indebted to Burger, Herb, and all the contributors who find these old photos. You can rest assured Sebastian has been diligent using micro-Fitch to convert these images to the Institute's files. His dandruff is almost cured now too. Some may complain that a photo of Buck levelling the roadw...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Early 1920’s car in silent movie?
Replies: 8
Views: 809

Re: Early 1920’s car in silent movie?

By the time Arbuckle was acquitted after three trials in March of 1922 he owed his defense attorneys over $700,000 and was forced to sell his cars and his house to pay them. From that, one may assume he owned the Renault sometime prior, and possibly had purchased it new. Doubtless the Pierce was als...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Pornographic Spammer grabbing our e-mails
Replies: 24
Views: 1721

Re: Pornographic Spammer grabbing our e-mails

Heinrich has nothing to be sensitive about. Some of my best friends are Lithuanians. That Lithuanian Grease was the cornerstone of Marflak Lubrication the Texacoco Service stations made famous for so many years !! I know Heinrich's meticulous nature would never allow him to post off-topic topics any...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Pornographic Spammer grabbing our e-mails
Replies: 24
Views: 1721

Re: Pornographic Spammer grabbing our e-mails

Burger, isn't he the guy who said if you tell the truth often enough, it will become a lie ? Or am I confused ? Certainly not to be confused with "our" Heinrich, Institute Researcher Emeritus. (OK, OK, so I am generally confused.) Rich, I'm glad to hear you still have that Edison cylinder pornograph...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Early 1920’s car in silent movie?
Replies: 8
Views: 809

Re: Early 1920’s car in silent movie?

I love it when these "puzzles" are posted to the forum, as it's always an opportunity to learn more about "old cars". In this case, as this 1914 Renault was presented as a "Harley Earl creation", I got to wondering about what little I know about him. The short story is fascinating in its background....
by Rich Bingham
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Why Do You Do it ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1423

Re: Why Do You Do it ?

Why ?!? Why ? You ask ?!? I don't really know. I was born this way, and just don't know any better, I guess. It ain't easy being a misfit. A native aversion toward most things post-1925 (and many, many post 1885) has caused me to be called a "purist" (there's no insult more vile on this forum) and a...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1195
Views: 48581

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

Rich, to solve that difficulty, I'm sure our moderators could put this thread in a special place called "off and on topics". The whole thread could automatically switch to the main area when model Ts are mentioned or pictured, and back again into the closet when important news like the following is ...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Model T owner-just got it yesterday
Replies: 23
Views: 2024

Re: New Model T owner-just got it yesterday

As we like to say here, "Welcome to the affliction, Bill ! " If I weren't so 'puter challenged, I'd post a link to Steve Jelf's "Dauntless Geezer" website, which is excellent information for every Model T owner. I bet he posts with a big welcome and the links soon. Great to have another T owner to c...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Headlight Gas Line Routing
Replies: 37
Views: 2864

Re: Headlight Gas Line Routing

When I installed this line it was on the best information available at the time. I see from period photos above (and others of original cars) I've likely got it all wrong. :oops: so the line is supposed to run inside the frame rail, under the pan arm blocks, and under the steering column bracket but...