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Our Buckeye treasure

Post by Dropacent » Mon May 18, 2020 11:35 am

Yesterday was a good day. I’ve performed this ritual at least a half dozen times over the last 15 years. Actually , I’ve lost count. May be closer to eight engines now. A nice ride in the country to the shop of Engine Joe Bell in rural Tiffin. As always, she fired right up, ran wonderfully and operated smoothly. The T community in Ohio is very lucky to have Joe, but the drive from anywhere is well worth it. I’ll let you guess what Joe’s new hobby is.
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Re: Our Buckeye treasure

Post by Divcoone » Mon May 18, 2020 12:10 pm

I wish we could get Joe to move to PA.


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Re: Our Buckeye treasure

Post by mtntee20 » Mon May 18, 2020 1:05 pm

Looks like Joe is perfecting the first model T powered cat. Good Luck Joe!!! :lol:


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Re: Our Buckeye treasure

Post by Dallas Landers » Mon May 18, 2020 2:54 pm

I second that Tim. My pickup is a joy to drive with one of Joe's engines in it. I loaded the one in my TT from that very test stand. I love going to his shop.


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Re: Our Buckeye treasure

Post by Brent Mize » Mon May 18, 2020 4:00 pm

Joe’s one of the best! And he’s down to earth and willing to help anyone.
A treasure to our hobby!

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Re: Our Buckeye treasure

Post by TWrenn » Mon May 18, 2020 4:03 pm

Ditto to everyone. I tried twice to get him nominated for the Rosenthal award with no success. Don't know why. :(

And yeh Tim, the "other hobby evidence" is right there, aint it!! Maybe others just missed it? That cat is a hoot BTW.
His shop is too cool, for all the stuff he has, he can find everything, even by customer name! Amazing. I can hardly find
my way out of my own barn!

The "other Tim"


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Re: Our Buckeye treasure

Post by Larry » Mon May 18, 2020 5:13 pm

Thank You Joe for going out of your way this past week and the time you took to help me out. The parts arrived this morning and are a perfect fit.
Really appreciate all you do!
Thanks again!
Larry


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Re: Our Buckeye treasure

Post by Dropacent » Mon May 18, 2020 5:35 pm

Air cooled Franklins, right Tim?


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Re: Our Buckeye treasure

Post by Allan » Mon May 18, 2020 7:43 pm

Tim, re your nominations for Joe and the Rosenthal Award, you need to co-ordinate as many others to support the nomination as you can find. It should not be too hard to get a whole bunch of testimonials, given the positive support for Joe on the forum.

Allan from down under.

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Re: Our Buckeye treasure

Post by TWrenn » Mon May 18, 2020 7:57 pm

Allan, I did that. I did a letter writing campaing, etc. Of course, I have no idea of how many people followed through on their
promise to send letters. I guess it is what it is.

BTW Tim & Joe...with all due respect, and humor of course!...that picture sort of blinded me by "the shine"!! :lol: Actually I thought it was a picture of ME!!! Ha ha ha.


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Re: Our Buckeye treasure

Post by Dropacent » Mon May 18, 2020 10:13 pm

Hair is overrated by some, Timmy.


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Re: Our Buckeye treasure

Post by DHort » Tue May 19, 2020 12:59 am

I am told that Italian women pluck out a hair every time.........

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Re: Our Buckeye treasure

Post by TFan » Tue May 19, 2020 10:56 am

Well it looks like Joe could make himself a really cool speedster that would really fly.Or maybe he is going to build a Pietenpol. Tim W. At first I thought it was you also. Tim M. I know what you mean about hair being overrated, I'm kinda streamlined myself. Jim
Back road kinda guy stuck on the freeway of life.


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Our Buckeye treasure

Post by Dropacent » Sun May 24, 2020 10:35 pm

New paint on the the new spare. That’s a couple HP more, fer sure. Thanks again , Engine Joe!
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Re: Our Buckeye treasure

Post by Dropacent » Sun May 24, 2020 10:40 pm

Tomorrow, the manifolds with a dandy OF Stromberg and one of Henry Lee’s beautiful starter motors. Then, find a nice spot to store it.


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Re: Our Buckeye treasure

Post by Dallas Landers » Mon May 25, 2020 12:03 am

I got a spot at my place Tim. :D


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Re: Our Buckeye treasure

Post by Burger in Spokane » Mon May 25, 2020 1:35 am

New hobby ? Collecting vintage combs ?
More people are doing it today than ever before !

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Re: Our Buckeye treasure

Post by John Warren » Mon May 25, 2020 8:34 am

Sounds like Joe Bell is a stand up guy, super to have guys like him. Tim what head are you running and I already know the RED one, :lol: Thanks
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Re: Our Buckeye treasure

Post by Dropacent » Mon May 25, 2020 12:45 pm

It’s a loaner, Dallas. It’s here if you need it!


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Re: Our Buckeye treasure

Post by Dallas Landers » Mon May 25, 2020 1:31 pm

I have to get the loaner stuff back to you before I get that one Tim. :D


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Re: Our Buckeye treasure

Post by Dropacent » Mon May 25, 2020 4:37 pm

John, it’s a Waukesha Ricardo head.


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Our Buckeye treasure

Post by Dropacent » Mon May 25, 2020 4:40 pm

Waukesha Ricardo head.
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Re: Our Buckeye treasure

Post by paul schaefer » Tue May 26, 2020 9:11 pm

Joe is great, has done several engines for me, all have been great. He sure is. a treasure to the hobby! Cheers Paul

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