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by Rich Bingham
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wear and tear
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Wear and tear

. . . The front shackles and bushings are worn badly. How long of driving would it take to do that? To address the original question, it depends. It depends on the conditions of use and the quality of maintenance (or lack thereof). Just guessing, but most fully used Model Ts in rural areas probably...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sealing/Treating Model T Top
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Sealing/Treating Model T Top

Russ T Fender wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:35 pm
. . . My only objection was that it has a gloss finish . . .
Golly Russ, you need a steo ladder to even SEE the top :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Another White for Rich Eagle
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: Another White for Rich Eagle

Either one looks mighty elegant ! :D
by Rich Bingham
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 70
Views: 2382

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

I guess a lot of phrases we use come from ship terms and steam trains: Very true ! Many origins become obscure with time and other inferences. Two of my favorites: "Overhaul" used to mean beaching a ship, and "hauling it over" on its side so barnacles could be removed, rotten planks replaced and ne...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2433
Views: 230284

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

It's true the Algae-Sacha burger saved the Terminal Cafe, but as a loss-lead menu item. In Spite of its gargantuan size, it sold for a paltry two-bits like any other burger of the era. Brought home in a take-out bag, one Algae-Sacha burger could feed a family of four for a week, which made it very p...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I wish I had this problem- too much money in hand
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: I wish I had this problem- too much money in hand

Go ahead and laugh. Free shipping !! That's a good deal. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sealing/Treating Model T Top
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Sealing/Treating Model T Top

You can almost tell if an aged top on a closed car will leak across its span, as a failing top will appear dry, and small cracks will be visible on close examination. A top dressing like Mark suggested may solve that, it may require a couple of applications. Any road, it would be good for an older t...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Another White for Rich Eagle
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: Another White for Rich Eagle

. . .Michael's photos show the earlier more bulbous radiator shell . . . Glad you liked it Rich. I thought it's an especially nice photo ! When I first saw it I thought "Packard" ! I find it a little odd that the White radiator became more Packard-like with passing years rather than less. That "tom...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not a Ford - identify ?
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Not a Ford - identify ?

I’m counting eight. :lol: True, Robert. There are eight people in the car. Kinda like phone booth stuffing in the 1950's :lol: I posted "seven passenger" as that was the usual designation for a body of this type; two in the front, three in the back, two in jump-seats (optional). I suppose it could ...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Not a Ford - identify ?
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Not a Ford - identify ?

A seven passenger touring that was in the "stable" of the Boise Livery Co. Here in front if the Ellis Hotel, Placerville, Idaho. Date unknown.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VIN #
Replies: 17
Views: 472

Re: VIN #

FWIW, the OP hails from Texas, according to his profile. Perhaps Texans reading the forum can offer some tips in how the Texas DMV operates ?
by Rich Bingham
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?
Replies: 21
Views: 897

Re: Personal Challenge (Contest): How cheap can I purchase/make a Model T for?

This is a fun exercise. Perhaps the economics of the problem remain the same ? In 1962 I gave $75.00 for a complete chassis. "Parts" were essentially free, as one could scrounge nearly anything one required from junk piles in the sagebrush or on farmsteads where they were given. My dim remembrey cal...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2433
Views: 230284

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Back to the haunting of Halverstam's Drug Store, it's particularly eerie that one of the manifestations of paranormal activity is the voices of KD and Cuthbert discussing algebrake equations. It has only recently come to light (again through painstaking and meticulous research of materials dredged f...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2433
Views: 230284

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Good point, Burger. Sebastian just sent a photostat of Sprinkles' birth certificate up the vacuum port from the Institute's sub-basement. As previously stated, "Ether Sprinkles" was the stage name of the clown who was born Schufeld Schufeld. His parents were terribly unimaginative when it came to na...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Value of a Model T
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: Value of a Model T

Rusted hulk barn-find: $ 450.00 Repro parts, machine work, paint, materials, etc. : $ 19,000.00 2000 hours of fussing, fitting, scraping, cleaning and painting : $ 0.00 Milesge snd expenses to swap meets and parts purchased : $ 7,800.00 One 30 mile drive on a cloudless spring day : $ 27,350.00 :lol:...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Another White for Rich Eagle
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Another White for Rich Eagle

No dates or details were given, other than this is "CC" Boswell, and his trusty White, stage driver from Grangeville to New Meadows (Idaho) for a number of years. The beast regularly negotiated Whitebird Pass. What power !
by Rich Bingham
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 70
Views: 2382

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

Norman Kling wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:45 am
. . . We don't use the word oblige anymore . . .
When I was young, it was common to hear "much obliged" as an alternative to "thank you". Maybe because we're closer to Canada ? :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Always have adult supervision when working on your Model T
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: Always have adult supervision when working on your Model T

Like Shorty, Hannah is most interested in Model T activity, like helping pick apples (photo) she picked up the apples that fell while I was picking, and put them in a box. When I'm pulling wrenches she stays close but out of the way, waiting for a test-drive.
by Rich Bingham
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2433
Views: 230284

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Indeed, Sprinkles enjoyed a satisfying career with the wild west show. He fell hard in love with Tallene, but she figured he was just clowning around, and anyway, she was romantically involved with one of the troupe extras name of Biffalo Buff. Not so much for his personality as for the fact that he...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: First owner
Replies: 11
Views: 814

Re: First owner

About the only option would be to trace previous owners. Oftimes it ends with the guy you bought it from. My own search (of a whole car) ended two owners back in hearsay. It's fun to know these things, and we're almost always curious. Good luck with the search !
by Rich Bingham
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Value of a Model T
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: Source ?

FreighTer Jim wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:33 am
Where do they get Their market valuation from ?

FJ
Probably from auction results. Where did this come from ?

Jim, I'd guess happy fingers and no proof reading. It does diminish any authority the writer may own.
by Rich Bingham
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2433
Views: 230284

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

When the sludge pond froze over, the mud pies also made excellent hockey pucks. Many a spirited game was played on the ice behind the Terminal Cafe. Ferndip was a formidable goalie who could have easily gone professional, but the Terminal Cafe waa his whole world.
by Rich Bingham
Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2433
Views: 230284

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

The flood nearly ended the Terminal Cafe. Situated at the bottom of Water Street, it was over two months before the flood receded entirely, and another six weeks before the mud dried out. The continued damp caused all of the cafe's bread products to grow mold almost as soon as they were delivered. C...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2433
Views: 230284

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

It's possible Cuthbert was responsible for not shutting down the precipitaxinator before the gyro drizzle check valve was installed. Enthusiastic over the fact the precipitaxinator had ended a four-year drought on his ranch, the massive flooding down Chugwater's main street was the result. Ernie did...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will the original design of the Model T survive by the end of the 21st century?
Replies: 25
Views: 782

Re: Will the original design of the Model T survive by the end of the 21st century?

. . . I think there will always be some radicals who insist on things being exactly as they were . . . Pick me. :lol: I'm fortunate to live where all the multiple deficiencies of the Model T which have made it an obsolete impediment to "normal" traffic since 1928 do not demand that my Lizzie run wi...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Will the original design of the Model T survive by the end of the 21st century?
Replies: 25
Views: 782

Re: Will the original design of the Model T survive by the end of the 21st century?

There are some people who still have horses. True dat. According to the University of Minnesota Extension Service, the annual contribution of the horse industry to the U.S. economy is around $100 billion. It provides 1.7 million jobs, and just over 30% of U.S. households contain at least one "horse...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.
Replies: 22
Views: 745

Re: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.

I HAD A HORSE LIKE THAT ONCE, HE NEVER SOILED HIS STALL BUT WOULD IN THE SHADE ROOFING WHERE THE COWS LIKE TO HANG OUT. :lol: Richard, horses are like that. Another observation that underscores my affection for the Model T, which is rooted in my belief that the T is very much like a good horse in s...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Hood shelf question
Replies: 25
Views: 592

Re: 1924 Hood shelf question

I find it part of the fun that through the past century we have come from strictly utilitarian to arrive at the prosperity of being able to examine and analyze every part of the beastie just for the enjoyment of knowing how things were done and for maintaining the authenticity of restorations. Somet...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.
Replies: 22
Views: 745

Re: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.

Rich, shop and garage are different buildings, situated differently on your place? Both unheated ? Is it possible the shop gets more sun and less wind ? If so, the temperatures may vary more than one might think ? My "theory" is that the garage is just cold enough to "shrink" some element of the sys...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2433
Views: 230284

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Small detail compared to the marvelous complexity of KD's engineering triumph, but the photograph beautifully displays wallpaper designed by Florabelle McGeachen, world-renowned decorative artitiste and Tri-burg native. It's rumored she and KD had a "thing" for each other, but their interactions wer...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: THE HORSE IS DOOMED
Replies: 9
Views: 702

Re: THE HORSE IS DOOMED

The way things are going, perhaps the horse will have the last laugh ?
by Rich Bingham
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2433
Views: 230284

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

. . . For more on the tournaments and particularly the sacred mud stick, check out "Escalibur and the Magic Boulder" By C. J. Vaunitklark . . . Right you are, Rich. Interestingly, popular fiction offers more than a few accurate accounts of the rituals and tenets of the Escaldado brotherhood. Anothe...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 KW Coilbox
Replies: 10
Views: 673

Re: 1913 KW Coilbox

Original Smith wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:51 am
I bought the switch off E Bay.
Gonna start calling you "Lucky Larry" ! :lol:

Painted black ? I doubt it, as both sides of the dash were "natural" finish. When the metal boxes appeared on the 1914 models, and everything was painted black, I'm sure they were, too. Larry ? R. V. ?
by Rich Bingham
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2433
Views: 230284

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

The photo two frames above illustrates the perfection of the Escalado, as it embodies its two most prominent features: cats and scalding water, implied by the heavy, protective clothing. In practice, adherents were modestly attired, and reduced to such essentials as mud and sticks, as the subsequent...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: KW Instructions in lid.
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: KW Instructions in lid.

Dang ! Wrong lid, no instructions - I'm in a bad way !
by Rich Bingham
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 KW Coilbox
Replies: 10
Views: 673

Re: 1913 KW Coilbox

Beautiful !!

Mine is wearing the wrong lid, and was rather poorly refurbished at some point. I overhauled the switch, how were you so lucky as to get a new old stock one ?
I'm jealous !

Im getting by, the box was badly re-glued, glue filling the finger joints where the panels were a little warped. 😟
by Rich Bingham
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I Fear We're All Out of Date
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: I Fear We're All Out of Date

. . . perhaps he was just repaying the Ranger's long-standing insult. “Tonto,” after all, is a Spanish word meaning “stupid.” . . . Worse, rather than "soggy shrub", if one sticks to Spanish as the point of reference, "kemosabe" may well be a mis-pronunciation of "que mas sabe", or "he who knows be...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I Fear We're All Out of Date
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: I Fear We're All Out of Date

The old Westerns were morality plays. Simplistic, and uncomplicated, extolling virtue and basic morals. Definitely not the "culture" that has evolved in the present day. I love watching them for a different reason - the horsemanship that is a spectacle and of a quality that disappeared from Westerns...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Radiator drain petcock
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Radiator drain petcock

No problem here, but Im using water - other spots in the system seep.
I did have seepage and drips in the fuel line, lapping the valves and using fuel percock lubricant stopped that ! :D

Now it's time to ask, would that compound work with Prestone ?
by Rich Bingham
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2433
Views: 230284

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Astute history buffs following this thread will be certain to notice that's Waltham Larkvonnet front and center with his trusty Raliegh Fly-By-Night in both of the above photographs. Also of interest is the bulletin which was painted on the south wall of Alonzo Halverstam's drug store in Saddlestrin...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Traded in my T
Replies: 25
Views: 1193

Re: Traded in my T

Burger, I believe you're right. I see the "dealer" didn't even include hubcaps on that "new" car. :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carsenegenic??
Replies: 19
Views: 813

Re: Carsenegenic??

According to Wikipedia, finished items of beryllium copper present no known health hazard. Extensive contact with dust, shavings and fumes may result in lung ailments, and the Cancer Institute has classified the material as a carcinogen, but then again, if you read warning labels, nearly every subst...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What name have you given your T
Replies: 44
Views: 1214

Re: What name have you given your T

"Hummingbird". I love it !! Lizzie was so named by the previous owner, bad luck to change it ! Anyhow, it suits us, I'm famous for creative names: over the years I've had a mare named Nell, a dog named Shep, and a cat named Tom. :lol: My hat's off to folks who can come up with clever and appropriate...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Good buy on used cars, 1918
Replies: 4
Views: 611

Re: Good buy on used cars, 1918

BobShirleyAtlantaTx wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:45 pm
The 17 roadster for $425. You could have bough a new 18 for $500 . . .
Keep in mind $500.00 new was the price F. O. B. Detroit. I don't think Ive ever seen any figures for transport and dealer prep in the era, but it surely would have figured into used car values.
by Rich Bingham
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alchohol?
Replies: 29
Views: 1078

Re: Alchohol?

I'm in your situation too, Jonah. My Lizzie seeps enough that antifreeze (harder to contain than water, BTW) isnt a good option for me. Drain and re-fill is cumbersome but my best option. 3 gallons isn't that much to handle easily and there's a plus - if you can refill with hot water, your T will st...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What did you do to your T, January 1, 2100
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: What did you do to your T, January 1, 2100

Probably the greatest change wrought in the 20th century was the loss of innocence. In the main, people's' attitudes toward the future were positive before WW I. The future would be better than the past. That positivism extended even to the Great War itself; "make the world safe for democracy" and "...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Engine splash pans
Replies: 32
Views: 1321

Re: Engine splash pans

They help immensely in all weather to keep mud and water out of the carburetor intake when you're hub deep and chugging along ! :lol: YMMV
by Rich Bingham
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Limousine, Interesting
Replies: 16
Views: 1568

Re: Model T Limousine, Interesting

Just a comment. Perhaps antique car buffs would be interested in the body style designations that were in use "back in the day" ? A stretched multiple door touring car, however unique and interesting is not a limousine. Younger generations seem not to know that "limo" in common parlance derived from...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Crankshaft Belt Pulley
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Crankshaft Belt Pulley

Why ?? It wouldn't be sensible to paint it. There's no need. Just MHO.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2433
Views: 230284

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Even stranger were multiple reports from the Everglades in the late 1950's of a talking python.
by Rich Bingham
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2433
Views: 230284

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Elbowgard was a true innovator. He built the Narrow Strip Club from three boxcars cut in half and placed end-to-end along the Basin Highway just south of Chugwater. Closing off the open sides with plate glass windows, passing traffic could enjoy the floor show from the road. Entering the club, patro...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?
Replies: 31
Views: 1499

Re: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?

Rich Eagle wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:32 pm
It was about this time of year in '64 . . .
:shock: First I hear of it ! You guys OK ? :lol: :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?
Replies: 31
Views: 1499

Re: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?

. . . Or has it ever broken down on you in the middle of the road? . . . share your experience? . . . :lol: Which time ?? :lol: All of my roadside "downtime" experiences occurred over 50 years ago with my first T, and centered around unplugging the fuel line and patching 40 year old inner tubes. Lo...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph and Pics of the bands (new)
Replies: 35
Views: 1542

Re: 13T - Lack of Power Above 30 mph

Perhaps one of our coil/ignition/magneto specialists could hold forth ?
What I've noted "forever" is that starting on battery (12volt even !) when I switch to magneto, RPM increases substantially.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T vs Nevada Heat
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Model T vs Nevada Heat

Assuming (!) the cooling system is in good condition, jes' fine. There are variables, however - such as the extremes of temperature (big difference between 90f and 105f) and the load on Lizzie, such as payload weight, speed, level ground or steep grade. Lizzie's working parameters are modest. If fiv...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Knives
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: Knives

Um, off topic perhaps ??
by Rich Bingham
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2433
Views: 230284

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Hmmm. Good point. We may never know. Her incredible success as an actress made Mary Creamhower fabulously wealthy. She may well have objected to yet another of Skippy's blockbuster movies putting her into a higher tax bracket ? We'll never know, I guess. Meantime, the script for "Burlap Seatcovers" ...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2433
Views: 230284

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Smedley Knott was the engineer on that train. He went to work on the railroad after his homestead venture failed. Everyone in the Basin was aware of "Knott's Barely Farm". Rembrandt Larkvonnet wrote a script that Skippy enthused over, titled "Burlap Seatcovers" but Mary Creamhower refused the part s...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Advice Needed to Install Trans Cover
Replies: 27
Views: 996

Re: Advice Needed to Install Trans Cover

I skimmed the replies and may have missed a suggestion to secure the pedals firmly against the cams so they don't flop around while you're wrestling with the cover. Royce Peterson made a handy clamp for the purpose but those plastic zip ties or baling wire works OK too.
by Rich Bingham
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Halloween monster
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Halloween monster

Must be planning a camera on the grill to see where he is going. Plan are subject to change? :lol: How true, Dallas. The kids assured me refining the design calls for raising the cab a little on the frame, reconfiguring the diesel injection system and shortening the radiator. Maybe they'll be able ...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Halloween monster
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Halloween monster

I think it's what happens when these kids are over-exposed to an over abundance of amazing junk. The brothers who are building this particular abomination are the sons of the feller who established a metal recycling concern locally a few years back. I wouldn't have sought to participate, but I'm gla...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Halloween monster
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Halloween monster

C60E9C0D-D970-4936-BA89-965D6957520E.jpeg This beast showed up at our local "Trunk or Treat" yesterday. Of the cars shown (mostly late 50's to new) I have to say this was my favorite. Not currently driving, it's in "conceptual" stage. Frame and engine from a fire truck, axles from a Greyhound bus, ...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Halloween Fun
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Halloween Fun

An engaging young man who works at the neighborhood garage flagged me down last Thursday and asked if I would bring Lizzie to their "Trunk or Treat" affair Halloween afternoon. He had lined up about a dozen or so local "special interest" cars to participate. Other than Lizzie, the oldest was a '48 F...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To add lead or not to add lead?
Replies: 17
Views: 896

Re: To add lead or not to add lead?

By the mid-1920s compression ratios were becoming high enough (7:1 or so) which resulted in detonation in the fuels of the time. Enter tetraethyl lead, which raised octane to tolerable limits, eliminating "octane ping" in the higher performance engines of the era. Model T never needed it. The leaded...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Stuff
Replies: 19
Views: 1343

Re: 1914 Stuff

Gosh Larry, don't leave us with a cliff-hanger! Please fill us in on the body mount bolts !
by Rich Bingham
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Tree hugger
Replies: 34
Views: 1522

Re: Tree hugger

Kevin Pharis wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:13 pm

. . . they need to look into algae fuel! . . .

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algae_fuel
How kewl is that ?!? Will a Model T run on it ? :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can someone tell me about these wheels?
Replies: 16
Views: 1195

Re: Can someone tell me about these wheels?

The outside flange was part of the hub casting and the inside was the removable plate, exactly the reverse of the Ford. This meant that the chamfer on the spokes to clear the radius on the hubs wason the outside of the wheel rather than the inside as it is on a Ford wheel. Either all the spokes nee...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternate History Question: No Model T?
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: Alternate History Question: No Model T?

Thanks for posting that, Frank. There's an eerie resemblance between Fred Flintstone's car and the Model T :shock:
by Rich Bingham
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blockley 30 x 3 Update
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Blockley 30 x 3 Update

Whoopee !!! Something to look foreward to !!
Thanks for making the contact, Steve. Sure beats speculating and wondering.
by Rich Bingham
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A Procedure for Stopping a Model T Engine
Replies: 18
Views: 1139

Re: A Procedure for Stopping a Model T Engine

This is a great topic !! If you think about it, shutting down has almost as much to do with starting up again as anything one might do starting up. Aside from shutting down for long storage, the individual Lizzie may respond well upon reviving to the things one does when shutting down. I like Bud's ...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternate History Question: No Model T?
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: Alternate History Question: No Model T?

As a group devoted to the Model T we tend to look at the question after the fact. What actually started the "revolution" in which inexpensive, universal mechanical personal transportation would be the goal was the bicycle, beginning in the 1870s. Peruse articles in the earliest editions of "Horseles...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2433
Views: 230284

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Discussion of the great dirt famine takes us back to one of the first posts in this topic, October 5, 2018, which shows a photo of Cuthbert Maddox working at the site of his soil manufacturey. Maddox first began the enterprise as a used oats facility, but demand was low in spite of a continuing stea...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which tires are the best to use and the easier to install
Replies: 23
Views: 1147

Re: Which tires are the best to use and the easier to install

Dan Haynes wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:31 pm
In my next lifetime, I'm not going to have anything to do with old cars.
:lol: Dan, that's the best argument for recruiting young enthusiasts to help us geezers with the heavy lifting ! Our old cars and "forty years' gatherings" tend to own us. When it's no fun anymore, it's time to quit. :(
by Rich Bingham
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Fuel Line Leaking
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Fuel Line Leaking

No problem with felt here. Keep cinching 'em down til the dripping stops. If you run out of thread, use more felt. Many old timers got by with string. If you use pieces of hose, be sure it's fuel grade.
by Rich Bingham
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A little tire history
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: A little tire history

Imprint on a good old red rubber tube. Anyone know when they disappeared ?
by Rich Bingham
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1910 steering column question.
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: 1910 steering column question.

Wayne, a thought on your plaster technique; amendments to plaster for investment casting (talc, silica, etc.) may make it easier to remove. Of course investment flasks are calcined in a lost wax process, perhaps that makes it more fragile too ?
by Rich Bingham
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bargain?
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: Bargain?

Already gone. Must have been !
by Rich Bingham
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A Buick for Rich Eagle
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: A Buick for Rich Eagle

Great pic from the HCCA tour. Joe Marker was a classmate of my dad's (IFHS class of '38). He lived a couple of blocks west of us on 18th. Wish I'd spent more time with him. He was a fine historian and fascinating to listen to. I think Alma was his father, but I could be wrong.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Which tires are the best to use and the easier to install
Replies: 23
Views: 1147

Re: Which tires are the best to use and the easier to install

Those of us with 30x3" tyres are still waiting !! Hope I'm not down to cord before they offer them as well. When I bought my latest T four years ago I reckoned a new set of tires would set me back around $ 1,000, delivered at that time. That's when the reports of discoloring white tires and generall...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A Buick for Rich Eagle
Replies: 2
Views: 364

A Buick for Rich Eagle

And a little puzzle ? The photo was captioned "Idaho Falls". Perhaps the dealer name is a clue. If any of these buildungs survived into the 1950s I don't recognize them. What model is it ?
by Rich Bingham
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 70
Views: 2382

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

Gee whillikers ! I always thought folks said "you-all" all through the South, not just Texas, but shucks, I've never been. :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Indiana
Replies: 17
Views: 787

Re: Indiana

Mine too, Tim ! Another wonderful thing about that photo is the baling wire securing the toolbox and fenders to the top support iron. :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Indiana
Replies: 17
Views: 787

Re: Indiana

Like opening a treasure chest !! Thank you !
by Rich Bingham
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 11 LEATHER TOP STRAPS
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: 11 LEATHER TOP STRAPS

Allan, yup. Hole size should be a snug fit to the tongue of buckles the strap will engage. Of course the buckle should be a fit for the strap too.
by Rich Bingham
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 11 LEATHER TOP STRAPS
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: 11 LEATHER TOP STRAPS

You only need one, in the right place :lol: Seriously, if you begin at an optimal tension when the straps are new, you may find they stretch soon enough, and will need to be taken up again. Generally, the rule of thumb for punching regular holes in leather straps is to space the holes the width of t...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Why wooden spoked wheels and not steel?
Replies: 17
Views: 811

Re: Why wooden spoked wheels and not steel?

Good question, Greg. I guess it depends on what point in automotive history you wish to address ? The answer is that someone did, and by the 1920s pressed steel or "disc" wheels were OEM on a number of makes, and available as accessories for even more. I would suppose the longevity of the "artillery...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2433
Views: 230284

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

This recent discussion is fraught with complications. Many of the facts seem to be conradictory, but they are all true nonetheless. Lance Corporal Kohorchly's Christian name was not Lance, although he had a second cousin by that name. The Argostinians were indeed mounted on a special strain of goats...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 70
Views: 2382

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

This is a great thread !! We haven't had this much excitement around the place since Aunt Nellie got her tit caught in the wringer !!

FWIW, "skookum", according to stinkipedia, is a Chinook word that can mean monstrous, brave, strong, bold, etc., depending on the context.
by Rich Bingham
Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Registry ?
Replies: 13
Views: 875

Re: Model T Registry ?

To what end ?
by Rich Bingham
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2433
Views: 230284

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

The secret of Fernley Ford's exceptionally long tenure as dogcatcher was founded on two things: he would never turn down an animal control call regardless of species, and although he did his best to place animals with pet lovers, he ensured the continued demand for his services by simply turning the...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Changing of the guard
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Changing of the guard

. . . it's never the horse's fault . . .

Really.
by Rich Bingham
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 70
Views: 2382

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

That fellow is near with a dollar alright. He's so tight he squeaks when he walks.
by Rich Bingham
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2433
Views: 230284

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Thanks for that correction Rich. As a footnote, Cleston Hanswallop, R&D superintendent for Firesteam Tire Co. did continue with development of what he called the revolutionary "testicle tread" tire for some months after KD withdrew as a technical advisor to the company. Perhaps confusing, but Clesto...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2433
Views: 230284

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Whence go forth on tentacle tires, The ladies blushing shyly, With mold preventer firm in hand, KD would wave to them blithely In rare disport, Did Duke retort, 'Those suckers grip but mildly,' When into a skid, Dick's Marmot slid, And went careering wildly Abigail's deathless poetry is worth quotin...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2433
Views: 230284

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Fellows, this digression into tire brands has opened up an exciting facet of Kalamity Dick's varied endeavors. Scarcely anyone knew about his obsession with tire tread until Bartholomew recently located a thick file in the trunk of values simply labeled "rubbers" in KD's handwriting. The staff is go...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2433
Views: 230284

Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Thanks for that Rich. Actually that is Cliburn's mother, Zerelda in the photo. That's how much they resembled each other. Zerelda never went to a beauty parlor her whole life long. Folks could scarcely believe that. It was Cliburn who did her hair. Zerelda told fortunes as a sideline, by reading the...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternative fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 834

Re: Alternative fuel

Mark Osterman wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:00 am
Were there specific carburetors for kerosene?
Good question for our resident carb doctor !

There may be differences on rigs intended to run in fuel oils (the Rumley Oil Pull cimes to mind) but the carb on my old Case worked fine on gas or fuel oil.
by Rich Bingham
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alternative fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 834

Re: Alternative fuel

As with most things Model T, . . . It depends . . . The old boys spoke true. A T will run on kerosene if it's hot enough and you don't mind the smoke. It will not start on kerosene. For a number of years I worked a '40s Case Model D tractor. It had two fuel tanks, a small one for gasoline, and a lar...