The closest I can get to streaming video ....
I will at the Richmond Swap on Saturday taking pictures throughout the day & posting them on my social media accounts:
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It is time consuming to post each image here,
so check the links to see what is happening ....
Will be starting to post images early this morning if all goes well ....
appreciate the effort Jim. Ill try to figure out that "facebook" thingy that I never use .
Pictures were uploaded all day long ...
Long day but the most fun I have had in years
MTFCA local members & those traveling to Richmond from far away - thank you for supporting your museum !
Great job Jim. Tells the story very well.
I have a bunch of Richmond pics, but how do I resize them to the point that they will all fit on one post?
As far as I know the limit on the number of pictures that can be embedded in a single post is very high.
The file size of each pic needs to be below 250K.
If you have a Windows machine, you can use the program "Paint" to resize your pics, Paint should already be installed on your machine. See this thread:
RV, I just resize them all to be between 150 and 200 K I believe you can now go to 250K but not sure. I then copy all the pics I want to a new folder. Then sort them to the order you want (or just post them in any order) The last thing that helps is to rename all of them. I just select all and rename them "1" The computer will automatically make a number "2" and "3" and so forth. The simple number name makes it easier to know where you are when posting them. I have done 85 pictures in one post. Also remember to hit the "enter" key two times between each picture. It puts each picture above each other and a space between each pic. and makes them easier to view in the thread.
OK then -- Here are some now. Just got home this afternoon and unloaded T parts.
I suppose that everyone has seen pics of the cars in the Museum, but there are some that should be seen again. Here are a Model N and a 2-lever '09, both on loan from Milt Roorda.
Here are some shots of the swap meet, in the Museum's parking lot. That's a twenty-something Lincoln on the lawn.
I heard there were about 75 cars in attendance. Here are some of them. T's 100 years or more old got to park on the lawn.
Here's Gary Paulsen's '10 Touring from McPherson, KS.
Tom Strickling's '11 Torpedo. The blue is darker in person than in this pic.
A lovely Model SR.
A '10 Tourabout.
For the TT fans, here's an original '25 with a grain bed.
This is Mike Parker's '27. Mike is a past President and past Chief Judge of the MTFCI. I rode with him on Friday's tour.
Roy Stone's Pickup from W. Va.
Here's Joe Bell putting new babbit mains in my '15 block. MTFCA President Dan Conder is looking on.
Joe is putting the finishing touches (oil pockets) on the mains using a die grinder.
The finished product.
All in all, I think it was a very successful event. I expect those who plan it will make every effort to make it bigger and better each year. The great majority of the parts there were for Model T's, with some Model A and V-8 stuff thrown in for good measure. One vendor (Dick Davidson) had lots of very nice vintage Flattie speed parts -- Offy, Edelbrock, Edmunds, Fenton, etc.
I didn't take my truck or Model T, since the meet was so far away. But I came home with a carload of Model T parts, with just barely enough room for a driver.
Here are a few pics of the swap meet.
A few more.
Thank you again for buying me 5 TT Stakebed stakes at the Homecoming swap meet Mike. The two Ford Truck stake bed in your pictorial above reveals that the original grainbed used 3 stakes where 2X4s were intended and Parker's restored Stakebed used 2X4s where 8 metal stakes were intended. Both are beautiful and very sought-after trucks. Thanks for sharing with us common folk who couldn't be there.
R.V., Mike, and everyone else, great job resizing and posting your pics, thanks for sharing them!
Mark -- You're welcome. I didn't need to re-size my pics, since I always take them with my camera set to the second-smallest setting. They come out fine here on the Forum, and I don't need to do any extra work to use them.
Thanks for the pics everyone. Maybe Ill get to go someday. Looks like fun ...
The 20 something Lincoln is a 23. I have rode in it and it very nice.
Thanks to Mike, R.V. & Jim for the pictures.
It was a great event & I'll be sure to go again next year.
Just curious ....
For those who are not " logged in " to Facebook - Instagram - Twitter ....
Did you have any problems viewing the images I posted ?
Jim, your Instagram images worked fine for me without having an account, I haven't tried the other venues. Great pics, thanks for taking them.
Thanks Mark !
So many parts.
The gal in the red flapper dress is my better half dressed up for our quick assembly show. Boy did she get her picture taken a lot. That's ugly old me she is talking to.
We sure had fun on the tours and sold a bunch of stuff at the swap meet. I sold stuff I could not give away at Chickasaw. We were very busy between doing the quick assembly show and selling parts.
Steve - She sure had a nice outfit. I was tempted to ask her if she was working that night, but didn't.
The picture of the Fordson tractor with the plow on it is being driven by Jerry Kramer, one of our new this year MTFCA BOD members.
Ya, there were lots of nice parts for sale there.
So many people will surely be inspired after attending - I did not catch a frown on anyone's face.
I am so very glad I was able to make it.
Thank You to everyone who made this event possible !