I don't know, but I wish she hadn't!
One of my E&J "no-name" headlamps got pretty mangled!
Who can I contact for brass headlamp restoration?
: ^ (
We have a wizard lamp restorer in Oz if you can't find someone nearer.
Allan from down under.
Bummer...... but at least she didn't get the radiator ....
Were you travelling at a high rate of fuel consumption when you met the chicken?
Was it a lead chicken ? Hard to imagine a chicken doing that kind of damage.
It was easy,some farm chicken's get very large and heavy! kroger store birds not so much.Sorry to see your dammage.Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
Was the chicken following an Armadillo?
Keith, it is better to end a chicken and a brass lamp than to evade one into an obstruction or opposing traffic. Glad you're o.k.!
Consider yourself Blessed.
Passed a dead body covered by a sheet earlier today.
Westbound on Hwy 58 just outside Tehachapi on my way to Barstow in California.
That stayed with me all day long.
Fatal traffic accidents wear heavy on me.
Ouch. Was it a domestic bird? Here in Calif the owner of the livestock is responsible for any damage cause by the animal (or fowl). Of course your ins company should help you in getting the light repaired correctly.
I had a MGB years ago that interrupted a deer in mid-stride. Went up the hood and slid off the passenger side of the windshield. The only evidence of the event was a scuff mark on the hood and a desire on my part to change some of my underclothing.
The chicken crossed the road to prove to the possum it could be done. Scott
Well in this case the possum is thinking,
"I told that dumb--- chicken you kaint cross the road with them big automobiles rolling around! I guess he learned the hard way "
To correct the previously reported engine miss?
He didn't make it
I wonder which is worse on a brass car. Getting the radiator smashed or a brass headlight smashed.
I dont think the chicken would know the difference!
Keith, sorry to see your and your car tried to solve the on-going puzzle! Glad to hear no one got hurt other than you know what, and like Donnie said, good thing it didn't hit the radiator, or you'd be putting in an order to Brassworks! Here's a link to a company in Ohio that might be of some help. Good luck! Timhttp://www.cincinnatiplating.com/
Keith, The chicken thought you needed some soup,but fortunately missed the radiator!
The chicken crossed the road because it had a fowl reason
For the brass headlight repair/restoration, I've heard good things about this fellow;
Wayne Simoni- Classic Autoparts Restoration
Located in California.
Back in my 20's while riding my motorcycle I had a turkey hit me in my chest. Took me right off the back of the bike. It felt like I had got hit with a baseball bat. The bike that was behind me thought I had killed until I woke up on the ground wondering what happened. All I remember is seeing a flash of something big and then I was on the ground. He told me he saw was a big black bird come out of the bushes fly right into me and then I came off the back of the bike like I had been pushed off and the bike just kept going straight.
I bet you can fix it yourself. You will have to figure out the steps to completely disassemble the lamp, then anneal the brass parts.
The metal work could be done by a musical instrument shop if you do the disassembly and reassembly.
The riveting is the most technical challenge but easy to learn. Just practice on some scrap metal first.
A good brass musical instrument repair facility should be able to handle it.
Most Model T people I know are thrifty. That being said, should we assume the Townsend family will be having Chicken for dinner tonight?
I used to feel pretty snazzy when I found a dead bug in the radiator. It meant that I was really zipping. You win.
Now that's funny!! Bud.
I thought the chicken was running from Santa. Santa probably wanted to make some chicken soup