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by modeltspaz
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Re: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite

Here's my copy.
Copyright date.
This is the name of my friend who gave it to me, and best of all, where he got it.
by modeltspaz
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Places we used to eat on the road.
Replies: 22
Views: 1217

Re: Places we used to eat on the road.

There was a Currie's Ice Cream on Firestone Blvd. and La Reina in Downey. Not as picturesque as the one in the above photo, but a Currie's none the less. It's a Mexican food restaurant now. I know, hard to believe, right? The Tamale Diner still stands. It's in Montebello and I've heard that it's a r...
by modeltspaz
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Late Veteran’s Day video
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: Late Veteran’s Day video

Just wanted to add one more thing. Some of you may, or may not know that Henry J. Kaiser purchased that facility in 1945 to produce Kaiser and Frazer automobiles there.
by modeltspaz
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Thanks to Tom Leroux
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Thanks to Tom Leroux

I have to agree with you Gene, Tom truly is a straight up guy. Always has the time to help. Back in the days when I was overseeing the Swap Meet, the real star of the show was Tom. I was pretty much like the King of England, just a figurehead. Tom and the other folks were the ones that made it happe...
by modeltspaz
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Late Veteran’s Day video
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: Late Veteran’s Day video

Suzanne, I meant no disrespect towards the bond drives that helped pay for a much needed war effort to defeat the axis powers during the war. My father fought with the 69th Cavalry Reconnaissance Division, Mechanized in Europe during WW II. His troop was the group of GIs that met the Russian Army at...
by modeltspaz
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Late Veteran’s Day video
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: Late Veteran’s Day video

Here's where one of the B 24s saw the end of it's life. After a remarkable 81 missions, some Rah-Rah boy in Washington D.C. decided to have the crew fly the plane out to Southern California for a bond drive. Unfortunately, when the plane set down at Vultee Field in Downey, California, brake system f...
by modeltspaz
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford H Bulb
Replies: 13
Views: 605

Re: Ford H Bulb

Well, whaddya know. I guess it worked after all. I'm on a roll!
by modeltspaz
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford H Bulb
Replies: 13
Views: 605

Re: Ford H Bulb

20201104_183516.jpg 20201104_183655.jpg I pulled this bulb out of a complete headlight I obtained with a bunch of T parts about 10 years ago. I didn't want the lens or the bulb to get broken. The logo is on the bulb shank, not the glass. I planned on eventually using it, but I've yet to find a matc...
by modeltspaz
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Mini rant, T related
Replies: 29
Views: 1393

Re: Mini rant, T related

Since the panic started, we have had regular mail delivered to our home as late as 9:55pm on a week night. Sometimes we get no mail pick up or delivery at all for several days. This interruption has cost me close to $100 in late fees. Mind you, the mail was put out in plenty of time to get there wit...
by modeltspaz
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WWI tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Re: WWI tanks

When I was about 10 or 11 years old, there was a military surplus store here in Downey California called The Supply Sergeant. It was on Firestone Boulevard across from Simpson Buick. In their fenced in yard there were a few vintage military vehicles on display just inside the chain link fence in pla...
by modeltspaz
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Were after-market radios ever an option on the Model T?
Replies: 15
Views: 986

Re: Were after-market radios ever an option on the Model T?

If you'd like to read about Bill Lear (of Lear Jet fame) and his ill-fated first attempt at building, marketing, and installing his first auto radio in a brand new Packard, Wikipedia has a good write up on him. Bill Lear was quite a guy. Well, apparently Wikipedia doesn't mention the fact that the f...
by modeltspaz
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is a Rip Van Winkle car?
Replies: 14
Views: 923

Re: What is a Rip Van Winkle car?

Prior to Kim Dobbins ownership, the car was owned by a gentleman from the Bakersfield area and could be seen once in awhile at the H.C.C.A. Bakersfield Swap Meet. I won't post the man's name here due to the fact that I haven't been given permission by him to do so but, I can say that the car can be ...
by modeltspaz
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Reproduced my 1915 California license plates. What do you think? ...Picture.
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: Reproduced my 1915 California license plates. What do you think? ...Picture.

Suzanne, The original porcelain-on-steel California license plates for 1914 and 1915 were made by a manufacturer in Pennsylvania called Ing-Rich. I do not know who made the 1916-1919 porcelainized plates. The process was similar to that of producing porcelain on cast iron bathtubs, sinks, and cookin...
by modeltspaz
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS WATER / OIL PUMP COMBINATION
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Re: FS WATER / OIL PUMP COMBINATION

I know the family that founded Eskimo Radiator in L.A. Almost went to work there. They sold the company to Modine in the early 90s. The entire family worked there. When the company was sold, all the family members were told that their jobs were safe. As soon as the Modine management learned how the ...
by modeltspaz
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: You Can't Make This Stuff Up.
Replies: 10
Views: 1741

Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up.

A few times, on different occasions, I've stopped at the gas station to fill up the '26 Touring. Once I was asked "Is that one of those kit cars?" That person adsolutely could not believe that my car was built in 1926, not 1976 and wasn't made from fiberglass. And on another occasion, in a panicked ...
by modeltspaz
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?
Replies: 30
Views: 2370

Re: Who uses 30 x 3 clinchers?

A friend of mine used to own a 1907 Model R Ser. #888 and I seem to recall it had 30x3 Samsons (made in Los Angeles) all around. Can't recall if they were beaded or not.
by modeltspaz
Wed May 27, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Soybean Car
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Re: Ford Soybean Car

That's right John. Howard Hughes used the Duramold process to build the H-4 Hercules transport plane. The only difference was that Hughes used thin sheets of birch wood instead of the hemp/soy fiber mat. I have seen test samples 40 years ago of the Duramold laminated wood formed in coupons with a 90...
by modeltspaz
Tue May 26, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Soybean Car
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Re: Ford Soybean Car

I used to teach a Introduction to Plastics class at the local community college. I used the information on this car and the processes that were used to produce it as part of my course content. There is much more information available about this car. One piece of information that was not mentioned in...
by modeltspaz
Mon May 25, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Banging noise from under the car...
Replies: 29
Views: 2812

Re: Banging noise from under the car...

Martynn, Several years ago, I developed a "Banging noise" coming from under my '26 Touring. Actually it was more of a clanging noise. Like banging on a pipe with a wrench. The noise would emanate from under the car when I would drive the car and would round corners, go over dips, etc. It would even ...
by modeltspaz
Wed May 20, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Breaks on my caw
Replies: 11
Views: 1401

Re: Breaks on my caw

Looks like Suzanne went to the same school that one-time forum poster, "Hurk" went to, to learn spellin.
by modeltspaz
Thu May 14, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hello is there any Livingood conversions for sale ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1650

Re: Hello is there any Livingood conversions for sale ?

If you would like to see footage of a Model T with a Livingood 4 Wheel Drive conversion, it can be seen on YouTube. The video is also 11 years old, but still very much worth watching. In the search bar on the YouTube site simply enter 1917X and prepare to be amazed. On a side note, my 12th grade Pol...
by modeltspaz
Mon May 04, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Please God, just one more mile........
Replies: 19
Views: 2199

Re: Please God, just one more mile........

Coker Tire has 4.00x12 scooter tires to fit your Harley Topper. They are the same tread as the tire shown in your photo. Do not try to repair that tire and drive on it. I have seen guys use N.O.S. Cushman tires on their scooters (before repos were available) resulting in a blowouts which caused one ...
by modeltspaz
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Rear Tag holder Tailight FS
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: Rear Tag holder Tailight FS

Hello Dan. Please check your inbox. Thanks.
by modeltspaz
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked
Replies: 23
Views: 3954

Re: ATTN Larry Smith, I think you got hacked

I got it too. Told him to call me after I get home from work. Replied that he was traveling and couldn't communicate by cell. Got the need an iTunes card for my niece's birthday for $300. I said to email me back with a complete description of "my vintage car, which you are very familiar with". I dou...
by modeltspaz
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?
Replies: 16
Views: 2085

Re: 26-27 accessory bumpers nickel or chrome?

The one fact that I have not seen mentioned here is the fact that there are several different TYPES of nickle plating. Each one gives a different look and durability. The chrome shops use a nickel plating anode made with a nickel alloy that lends itself to being top coated with chrome. It's called "...
by modeltspaz
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T in Los Angeles
Replies: 16
Views: 2599

Re: Model T in Los Angeles

The star tab on the license plate shows that the registration is valid for the year 1919 in California. I think you're right. That car is probably less than a year old. I read an article about Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle. He hated being called "Fatty". Whenever someone would address him by that name, he...
by modeltspaz
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Very dark day. Howard is gone.
Replies: 46
Views: 5575

Re: Very dark day. Howard is gone.

My wife and I were having dinner last night aboard the Queen Mary in, where else, Long Beach with some former coworkers and their wives when I received a text from Jeff Hood stating that Howard Genrich had passed away. I was shocked. I looked across the table at my wife, Danielle, and gave her the n...
by modeltspaz
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: License Plates
Replies: 8
Views: 1736

Re: License Plates

I hate to burst your bubble Martin, but California license plates weren't produced by "California Correctional Industries" until 1948. Prior to 1948, license plates in California were produced primarily by independent steel stamping plants mostly in Los Angeles. The early porcelain plates were made ...