What do they know.
It's just like the young lady who told me they don't sell fine thread hex nuts. "WE just have these coarse ones. We call them 18's". I wanted fine ones. I call them 24's. I buy nuts by the 100's and it has been a while since I bought any fine threads. I drove all over town trying to find them and finally found a place that had 98. What's up with that. Where was I when they quit selling fine threads. I know I can order them, but I wanted to support the local stores.
It reminded me of the young man in the photo store several years ago who looked in the catalog and told me "Sir, they don't make 16mm movie film, Never have". I wish I had had that much confidence when I was that age.
OK, I know you can buy the trunk keys for a few dollars but you really need 2 in case you break or lose one and I like to make things. My Doctor tried to get me to run 3 miles a day and told me about this runners high you can get. I never got it from running but a couple of times I got a euphoric feeling while hand hack sawing 1/2 inch plate. I have a Sawsall now and don't get that.
Well, enough ranting for now and back to finishing the second key.
So nails would be made of “Flat” stock <@^@>
You could have made the key out of 1/4" rod and maybe saved some metal cutting. However, you would have had to weld the tab on.
It is good to have a spare key, I made a spare then lost the original, so made a second spare.
Jim, That's a great idea. My welding might be trouble though.
I like your Roadster.
huh, I just sent off 100' of 16mm to be processed. They're selling more 16m film now then they ever have. Film schools, some TV shows still use it, so do commercials.
Chris, that is so good to know. I used my father's old wind up camera he bought back in the 30's for several years and then could not get processing or film. Back in business now.
This is who I use: http://www.yalefilmandvideo.com/
I got a teacher's discount at Kodak $18 for 100' feet of tri-X reversal. Yale charges $50 for 100' INCLUDING processing.
I have a project in 2015 that I want to crowd source, so I'm practicing now.
Last year I was in Tulsa, a big town, and phoned the camera store advertised as the biggest, best, and oldest. I asked what kind of slide film they had, and had to explain what that is. The guy who answered the phone had never heard of it.
Maybe we should start a homemade trunk key thread. This is mine.
I didn't want a big old thing so I made this.
It used to be shorter, but it wouldn't reach
on one of my cars, so at some point in time I lengthened it.
A while back I got a stack of 16 mm movie films. Old stuff like Abbott and Costello, Woody Woodpecker and things I can't remember. And I got the projector too. I need to have a movie night sometime out against the barn.
you know i borrowed a wood spliter with a crane on it to get my firewood ready.Had a pipe fitting crack.I just bought that fitting at a Napa about 3 months for the fellow.I went back to the napa,
"oh we dont have anymore of those".
Well dang dude,ye ever heered of restocking?????
I'm glad I was born into the right generation. A lot of these young kids working in stores don't know what they are talking about. And when I was that age there were a lot of funny old men that didn't know what they were talking about.
Many years ago, about 58 to be more exact, I went to the local Auto Parts store and asked for points and condensor for a 1930 Franklin. He said "we don't carry them". I went home and brought the points and condensor in and showed them to him. They were the same as for a Chevy or Pontiac. Some stores don't understand anything that's not in the catelog or the computor. If you show them what you want, quite often they can find them.
Just about a year ago, i was looking for a washer for the nut on the front wheel bearing. That is the washer with the tab on it. He didn't have one for a Model T, but he did have one for a Model A. Although the diameter was a bit larger, the center was the same. I bought one and thought I might have to grind it down to fit, but It worked just as it was.
Anyway, keep trying, you are bound to find what you want.