While checking my E-Mail at 9:00AM We lost power.
As a good tinkerer I pulled out the Gen. went and got more gas and fired it up. This gives power two half the house and heat. :15 minuets POWER BACK ON. You never know. OH to keep it car related I had almost finished a long E-Mail to Min. helping a person with his Snow Bird Assembly (30 Model A three axle unit)
Marry Christmas two all.
like this one
Love the snowbird...good luck with the power, Bob. We had some flickering down here last night but so far so, good.
This unit is in the farm museum in Odessa Wa. The car and the Snow bird kit were purchased and assembled there. I have a copy of the factory shipping invoice and this unit was in mail service until the 70's when he retired. It is owned by a person in western Washington and on loan to them.
Very cool, Bob. Used until the 1970s to deliver mail? Amazing.
Bob, How do you get into the car? Looks like the doors wont open very far. Scott
The doors are cut off above the tracks and the bottom part is bolted in place.I have a copy of the factory instructions for doing it.
Ah no kidding, ok. I was wondering that myself.
Mail delivery in the lap of luxury!! Curious if it has some type of heat system...
To keep it on the OT... no shore power here from 3:15 AM 12-21-12 until yesterday afternoon - made it tough, as our generators are 110, and the well, hot water, baseboard heaters and shop are 220. At least we have wood stoves and plenty of snow to melt!
Has that got 3 axles???
Yes, the three axle style was started on the Snow Bird (F-S.MFG.CO)in 1930 and followed by Snow Flyer Co. in 1931. The Snow Flyer Co. also changed the name of there units to Snowmobile in 1931 also.
Do you know if the museum is open during the winter months? It's a short drive from my place. Also grew up about 25 miles from Odessa. Some of my t part collection I found in the area.
I don't know,I was there a couple years ago. I had called ,I think , the local PO and got the name of the person in charge and he met us there and gave us a personal tour. Its a very small farm community as you know. You would enjoy the visit.
Thanks for the info. I'll have to get in touch with some Odessa people. I think I'll wait until spring when its easier for someone to come and open the museum. Most small town museums are "staffed" by a few volunteers on call. I've been watching your "snowmobile" project with a great deal of interest. Super job you have been doing.