Dyke's Insruction #37: Packng for a trip

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Dyke's Insruction #37: Packng for a trip

Post by Steve Jelf » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:37 pm

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Re: Dyke's Insruction #37: Packng for a trip

Post by Roverdriver » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:44 am

Fortunately, these days there is a reasonable proliferation of emporiums from whence some of the items in the list may be procured en-route, which could all ow for 'purchase as required' and therefore reduce the automobile's load. I am thinking of such things as just one gallon of oil, less manilla rope, and leave out the piece of hardwood, as just some examples.


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Re: Dyke's Insruction #37: Packng for a trip

Post by Tiger Tim » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:57 am

So two spare rims, four extra tires and tubes, and also a patch kit? Must have been awful roads at the time.

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Post by Pep C Strebeck » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:04 am

Don't forget some of the more "important" items to some folks, found just 2 pages away:

Food List:

2 slabs best bacon - lean.
5 lbs. whole wheat flour.
5 lbs. sugar
1 lb. salt.
2 lbs. best baking powder.
2 cans maple syrup, small cans
1 can pepper, small.
8 lbs. ground coffee.
12 cans evaporated milk, unsweetened.
1 roll surgeon's plaster 1" wide - for sealing cans, etc.
5 lbs. dried fruit - apricots, peaches, prunes, in equal portions.
1 lb. tea
1 can cocoa.
1 lb. self-rising buckwheat flour.
3 lbs. rice.
2 cans tomatoes.
2 cans corn.
2 boxes graham crackers.
4 quarts potatoes.
12 packages Erbswurst.
2 doz. eggs in patent carriers.
2 boxes bullion cubes.

My 2 questions would be this: Why no onions and how much is a quart of potatoes? Between the afore mentioned list of supplies (by Steve), the groceries, the "Car Kitchen" (cooking utensils, pots, pans, etc.) and whatever else you would bring, how much room was left for the driver, or even a passenger?
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Re: Dyke's Insruction #37: Packng for a trip

Post by babychadwick » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:07 am

Thinking about the post regarding grease cups and now looking at this It makes me wonder about "placing somewhere so as to not upset when melted"

Maybe the lubrication of a ford is based on an entirely different grease that would melt out and need constant replacement?


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Post by touringtom » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:21 am

Pep, Look on Ebay search "lufkin micrometer 1942" and there are several at decent prices.


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Post by Tiger Tim » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:42 am

I'm all packed, when are we leaving?
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Post by MichaelPawelek » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:49 am

Tim, I see from the picture that you forgot to wear your gauntlets!

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Post by DanTreace » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:14 pm

whatever else you would bring, how much room was left for the driver, or even a passenger?
Just add a running board box and shelves :lol:
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Post by Mark Nunn » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:51 pm

These guys know what to bring on a camping trip.
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Post by Steve Jelf » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:02 pm

I'd like to watch the driver getting into that rig in Dan's photo. :D
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Re: Dyke's Insruction #37: Packng for a trip

Post by Pep C Strebeck » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:16 pm

touringtom wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:21 am
Pep, Look on Ebay search "lufkin micrometer 1942" and there are several at decent prices.
Not to hijack or change the thread:
The Lufkin model 1942 and the model 1942-1/2 are two different micrometers, very similar, but different. There are plenty of model 1942 micrometers but the 1942-1/2 is a bit harder to find.
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Re: Dyke's Insruction #37: Packng for a trip

Post by Dom Denio » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:46 pm

Tim,

Checking under the hood may not be where your problem is located. Check out the inside of the driver side front tire!!! :-)

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Re: Dyke's Insruction #37: Packng for a trip

Post by George Andreasen » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:10 pm

My 1919 Dykes has the same instructions and suggests that you have the butcher cut the bacon into strips at LEAST 1/4" thick. The writer states that it keeps longer that way...................???

Probably handy for the inevitable burned out rod bearing I guess.


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Re: Dyke's Insruction #37: Packng for a trip

Post by Dean Kiefer » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:35 pm

Dom, those are old tires put over the new ones. Both fronts have them on, supposidly to get more wear out of the new ones.

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Re: Dyke's Insruction #37: Packng for a trip

Post by Mark Gregush » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:02 pm

One of the books in my collection is an "Motor Boys", When you read it the stuff on the list sounds about like what they were packing in a 04-06 car for cross country trips. Add in to the mix, there were 4 people in the car! :lol:
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Re: Dyke's Insruction #37: Packng for a trip

Post by Dom Denio » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:53 pm

Dean,

Thanks for the education. Boots over sneakers!!! Who would have thought.

Have a great day,
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Re: Dyke's Insruction #37: Packng for a trip

Post by Will_Vanderburg » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:05 pm

I don't think a family of four could carry themselves and ALL that stuff on a trip. Not in a Model T. The wooden board alone is 4.5 feet.
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