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by Rich Bingham
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Water or 50-50 Antifreeze ?
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: Water or 50-50 Antifreeze ?

Stop ! Stop ! You're both right ! (Remember that one ?) Plain water does transfer heat slightly better than 50/50, but there is certainly not enough difference to make a compromised system "work" just fine with water and overheat with an antifreeze solution. Try as I will, I cannot get my cooling sy...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Fun
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Model T Fun

A lot of amateur photographers were notorious for decapitating folks ! Shocking !! :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Fun
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Model T Fun

Buhl, Idaho, probably '40s.
by Rich Bingham
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Blockley Tyres
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Blockley Tyres

Neil, their website shows only 30x3-1/2" tires far as i can see. I believe we were still waiting for 30x3" tires at last report, as well as firms to distribute them in the US.

Allan, do you have distributers in Oz now ? Have you heard any more about 30x3" tires ?
by Rich Bingham
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193290

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

Yes it did, Rich ! For a very short time, the all-vegan alphabets Snavely Wheelcracker harvested in his greenhouse at Wafflesville threatened to close the alphabet mines in the Basin. Two events saved the industry, so vital to the Tri-Burg economy: First, KD's perforated ionizer (referred to in prev...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Forums Dead
Replies: 27
Views: 809

Re: Model T Forums Dead

It seems a little slow I agree, but I mark several new threads just this morning. I suppose it depends on what interests you ? What excites you about Model Ts, Willie ? I'll bet if you start a thread about that, there will be plenty of participation !
by Rich Bingham
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193290

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

Perhaps distantly, and by now many generations back. The Wyoming Shanglups descend from Hebediah Shanglup who headed for California in 1849, but went bust and started for the States in 1866. Hebediah settled in The Basin at the headwaters of Stink Creek where he noticed a promising strain of moss, a...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193290

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

Burger, alas, the current magazine, like so many "revival" items the past few years, has no direct descent from the periodical Hans Richtenbrohaufmeister launched. The "Established 1923" on the masthead is another form of stolen valor, if you will. Izzy Shanglup of Piscataway, N. J. revived the bran...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193290

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

Richtenbrohaufmeister was a complicated individual. He repeatedly solicited KD for contributions to his periodical in the hope that Dick could be flattered by seeing his name in print. Hans knew that while KD had neither interest in, nor experience with worms of any kind, on the other hand, Cuthbert...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New place to take your T for ice cream, or is it
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: New place to take your T for ice cream, or is it

Technically, that's a "sherbet" isn't it ? :lol: no cream was harmed in the making of this adult treat.
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 377
Views: 33950

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

. . . You can almost read the "Packard" on the radiator. I'm guessing late teens . . . Spot on, Rich. Both Packard and Pierce-Arrow's response to WW I mobilization was to produce heavy trucks for the expeditionary forces. After the Armistice a glut of military surplus trucks flooded the market, and...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 377
Views: 33950

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

. . . You can almost read the "Packard" on the radiator. I'm guessing late teens . . . Spot on, Rich. Both Packard and Pierce-Arrow's response to WW I mobilization was to produce heavy trucks for the expeditionary forces. After the Armistice a glut of military surplus trucks flooded the market, and...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T with out Water
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Model T with out Water

Two years ago I pulled out of the hay field after changing the irrigation line and thought about taking a "victory lap" around the section just for fun. Lizzie's guardian angel reminded me it was getting late, and I'd best head for home and start chores, so we went left for a little over a quarter m...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What’s Your T Tip?
Replies: 25
Views: 1086

Re: What’s Your T Tip?

:lol: John M, you must be a truck driver ! 👍🏻
by Rich Bingham
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Repairing fan belts
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Repairing fan belts

Nice machine to look at but I use a heavy duty sewing machine . . . I don't know a thing about sewing machines, but that old Singer ain't your old Aunt Granny's treadle that she used to make frilly aprons. The cut-down table and small drive pulley speaks to a heavy duty application. Been Here, tell...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My square tank holds 9.6 gallons
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: My square tank holds 9.6 gallons

Worth considering, pump tally of the quantity delivered rounds the amount in tenths of a gallon, or 12.8 ounces. That's just 3.2 ounces shy of a pint, not an inconsequential amount - an extra tenth would have gotten Rich E. to the station without his coupe sputtering methinks. How much gasoline is i...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My square tank holds 9.6 gallons
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: My square tank holds 9.6 gallons

We trust the delivered gallons as read at the pump. After all, they have to be certified regularly by the state bureau of weights and measures. I noticed once that the interval between certifications can be fairly lengthy. I'd hope that we can feel assured we're not being short changed at the pump. ...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193290

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

Zebulon Ziltch was a cousin-in-law of Cuthbert Maddox who often accompanied KD on a run up to the mine. It's true that repairs and adjustments to the raceabout were the fertile ground from whence sprung most of KD's brilliant inventions. What historians have largely missed is how often Cuthbert's in...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 251
Views: 13694

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

Ah, the good old days ! Good times for driving antiques, anyway. FWIW, in 1970 the population of Idaho was about 700,000. By 1980 it had grown to a little over 900,000. I guess the 2020 census is complete ? I see a current posting states Idaho's population is now 1,800,000+ and still growing. Traffi...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Redster
Replies: 34
Views: 1643

Re: Redster

If only they still made red tires !! :lol: :lol:

Sweet !
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Free Start need Help
Replies: 12
Views: 438

Re: Free Start need Help

!!? How, exactly, is this a problem ?? Wish mine would do that. I only get about 10%. :lol: :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: how do you fix a gas leak?
Replies: 29
Views: 885

Re: how do you fix a gas leak?

Once again, non-original "improvements" present their own set of problems. The best way to eliminate leaks in any system is to limit the number of connections to a minimum. The aviation valve seal compound is effective if parts are well-fitted. Mostly it lubricates.
by Rich Bingham
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Other old car photos
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Other old car photos

I find the Hupp immensely interesting from an aesthetic and traditional point of view. The lines of the sleek and elongated hood and fenders seem to "replace" the visual of a sleek, well-groomed carriage horse, while the body work aft of the windshield replicates a stylish, horse-drawn "Victoria". M...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Previously Owned Cars From Collectors
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: Previously Owned Cars From Collectors

More than that, through fifty-plus years close to the hobby, i mourn the number of complete and interesting cars that were scattered in misguided restoration attempts, never to be made whole again.
by Rich Bingham
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Other old car photos
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Other old car photos

Wonderful photos. Thank you Herb !!

Rich, any idea of the year of Hupmobile ?
I love the high-wheelers. So easy to attach a tongue or shafts and hitch up a horse, totally disguising the embarrassment of a failed "motor carriage". :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193290

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

Recounting history, it becomes so very important to get the details correct as there are so many coincidental similarities which may confound future generations, leading to false accounts of past events. For example, about the time Neil Lyman was gaining in popularity, Ernie experimented with home-d...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What kind of a car is this?
Replies: 17
Views: 1193

Re: What kind of a car is this?

I think the Sun Light Six appears to be a very close match. I really enjoy these puzzles that get us into the realm of obscure makes, many of which have no surviving examples. Rich, many thanks for posting those pages. Fascinating !! Norm, the girl is cute ! The car ? Perhaps so ugly it's cute too !...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?
Replies: 12
Views: 589

Re: How Did the Model T Owners Do It?

. . . pop the lid off the coil box with the engine running and adjust them by sound . . . :lol: I expect this was probably more commonly practiced than paying a mechanic to use testing equipment. "Tuning by ear" was the method handed down to me by my granddad when I got my first T as a kid. Not say...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car Stinks!
Replies: 15
Views: 941

Re: Car Stinks!

Henry, Bill Oxham would probably first ask, "What does it stink of ?" :lol: John never said what it smelled like.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Car Stinks!
Replies: 15
Views: 941

Re: Car Stinks!

It would be hard to imagine a more nebulous complaint, yet the good guys are willing to offer solutions. A time or two I've been told my car stinks, but the remark had nothing to do with odor. :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seen in Yellowstone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1190

Re: Seen in Yellowstone?

:lol: Harold, not just the bands ! :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seen in Yellowstone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1190

Re: Seen in Yellowstone?

That's the one in the video sent to me last Friday !
Thanks for posting that, Richard.
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seen in Yellowstone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1190

Re: Seen in Yellowstone?

Bud, got to be the one. Their spare was white. I should note its wearing 1917-on front fenders. Wish I could post the video but I don't know how.
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seen in Yellowstone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1190

Re: Seen in Yellowstone?

Hap, I truly believe the wonders of both these national treasures are something that cannot be over-rated, and that everyone should see. I hope you can make a trip to see them, but plan to take plenty of time, and go off the beaten path as much as possible. I'm sure you'll love it ! Here's a picture...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seen in Yellowstone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1190

Re: Seen in Yellowstone?

Hap_Tucker wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:44 pm
A company called Model T Tours rents a 1915, 1922 & 1926 T for use in the park . . .
Uh, Hap, that "park" is Yosemite, not Yellowstone.
by Rich Bingham
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Journey's and Joyrides.
Replies: 64
Views: 8373

Re: Journey's and Joyrides.

Oh you hot-rod kids. This foolish yearning for speed gonna be the death of us all I declare !
by Rich Bingham
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seen in Yellowstone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1190

Re: Seen in Yellowstone?

Relatives traveling in the Park last Friday sent me a video of a 1916 touring with a driver-side spare tire strapped on. It sounded "strong" on the sound track; no mention of a wobbly wheel ! :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193290

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

Nay-sayers may have been suspicious, but the fact remains that Happy Sally is an excellent disinfectant at 180 proof, and Cuthbert was nigh on to obsessive about cleanliness and personal hygiene. Despite the fact he seldom washed his hands after eating, his dogs loved him for himself.
by Rich Bingham
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zipping around in a Runabout
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Zipping around in a Runabout

Thanks Mark. I haven't looked in the encyclopedia in a long while, shipping weights seem to vary a lot year to year, and no figures are given for some body types for many years. I wonder if the differences account for dunnage and different methods for loading ? Any road it's interesting to note the ...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: It's only fitting.
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: It's only fitting.

This whole adventure is most instructive, Rich !
I always enjoy seeing your fabrications, and I for one, would rather make something like this than try to find a special bit of hardware in some supply house or store. I no longer enjoy the outlets, and the items generally disappoint.
by Rich Bingham
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Zipping around in a Runabout
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Zipping around in a Runabout

:lol: The usual load for my runabout is myself (170#) grandkid (70#) and border collie (45#). Trip to the co-op adds 250# of feed, and 48# of diesel for the tractor. Doubling the load certainly makes a noticeable difference in response. I'd guess that 583# is close to a period "load" in a touring ca...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193290

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

Nice, Herb. Thanks for posting that. Schufeld, one of the first pollywogs Aldo and Cuthbert (the frog) hatched out, was especially talented, and became the model for that Warner Bros. cartoon. Side note: Milk and Happy Sally is an especially pleasant mix. This holiday season, treat yourselves to a H...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193290

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

What annoyed Cuthbert is that she named Aldo's dancing partner Cuthbert in spite of the fact she was a female frog. The pair spawned many of the dancing frogs featured in vaudeville routines for many years throughout the West. They excelled at dancing the polka.
by Rich Bingham
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Non-Ford identification ?
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Non-Ford identification ?

Thanks Rich!
by Rich Bingham
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Non-Ford identification ?
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Non-Ford identification ?

Can anyone tell what year and make ?
Photo is annotated with an identification of the driver and the year as "1897". I kinda think it's 1904 or later.

Thanks !
by Rich Bingham
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193290

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

Owing to that timely photo of young Abigail in the family sheepfold, Bartholomew was able to provide an important correction to the above narrative. The Van Piltsbergs raised a peculiar breed of sheep in upstate New York near Buffalo. Unfortunately, their flock only grew wool in a small patch on the...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speaking of cranking !
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Speaking of cranking !

Pretty nifty ! Apparently you could crank it "conventionally" from outside the car too. I wonder if the device entailed an anti-kick device ? Caption on the photo says "Carey, Idaho, 1917".
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193290

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

Cuthbert's cousin Maynard looked in the barrel once and came in the house stating, "I think, therefore I am . . . I think !" Cuthbert responded, "Here, have a piece of sweet 'tater pie." Cuthbert's hearing wasn't the greatest. They had whipped cream on it. Existentialism at its best, I'd guess.
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193290

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

Burger, that is true, but he never looked in the barrel. It was only there to keep the back door from blowing closed in hot weather. They were very heavy !
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193290

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

Abigail Van Plitsberg was one of the deepest thinkers on existentialist philosophy in the early 20th century, although her writings often seem opaque to those who have never sampled Happy Sally. She left her Manhattan penthouse for the Tri-Burg Basin early in 1912, attracted by reports of creative i...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speaking of cranking !
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Speaking of cranking !

Has anyone ever run onto a crank arrangement like this one ? Any thoughts ??
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator
Replies: 25
Views: 1279

Re: 13T - New Brassworks Radiator

. . . if we could see what goes into creating these things I think we would be surprised. Thanks from me too. Rich Anyone who has set out to make a part or two for their Model T understands the difficulties involved, and usually comes away appreciating how reasonably priced reproduction parts are, ...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2956

Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

Nice ! Dan, I hope you'll post some pix of your coupe when you get them mounted. Discs are seldom enough seen, I don't think I have ever seen them on a coupe.
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Wool gathering on road rage
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Wool gathering on road rage

Would you agree the Model T Ford has a pleasant expression on its face ? OK, I'm a little weird I'll admit, but ever since automobiles began to sport a pair of headlight "eyes", head-on views of all makes and models have provided the imaginative with images of physiognomies that present many various...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What kind of pocket knife do you carry?
Replies: 21
Views: 851

Re: What kind of pocket knife do you carry?

4" Case stockman's knife. I've packed a pocket knife since i was five. Cant imagine being without one.
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193290

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

Rich, thank you for bringing this film classic to our attention. It's definitely one of my favorites. As a "tease" to get folks interested in seeing Cuthbert's album, I'm posting one if the most gripping "stills" from that collection. The sheep sequence was a cinematic triumph at the time. Morley Le...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913-14 Gaslight hose
Replies: 26
Views: 1711

Re: 1913-14 Gaslight hose

I re-plumbed the acetylene lines on Lizzie after she adopted me, using the red rubber hose with a cloth outside pattern that Lang's offered at the time. After four summers spent mostly outside, it needs replacing. I wonder how well the original hose held up ? Any historical accounts of that ?
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in August ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2956

Re: What have you done with your T in August ?

Pep, i just about had my Lizzie trained to run without gas, then the same thing happened to me ! :lol: She takes a twice-daily run around the hayfield to make sure the irrigation is running. Sprinkling up new seeding is a muddy job. She's about due for a mid-season cleaning. The other day she was a ...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193290

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

Very much so, Rich. Merkley operated the steam roller used to recondition the track bed each time the tracks were rolled up.

(I tried the glass of water/dime trick but got thirsty and drank it before i could fully grasp the concept. I'll try again after five with a glass of Happy Sally. )
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193290

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

One reason Dick found respite in continuous work is that his varied endeavors provided endless variety for his agile brain. This interest in “flint napping” is a sterling example of how he found rest and relaxation in his many pursuits so easily. Footnote: President Hoover also had an arrowhead coll...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An old Ford
Replies: 6
Views: 815

Re: An old Ford

RustyFords wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:52 pm
The old girl's in good shape. Probably wearing original paint.
:D Keep in mind it was only about 24 years old in that 72 year old photo ! :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: help identifying ignition boxes (non-T)
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: help identifying ignition boxes (non-T)

Wonderful items. I sure don’t know, but wonder if they were on some “one lunger” ?
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: help identifying ignition boxes (non-T)
Replies: 6
Views: 539

Re: help identifying ignition boxes (non-T)

Wonderful items. I sure don’t know, but wonder if they were on some “one lunger” ?
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: correct radiator hose color
Replies: 10
Views: 677

Re: correct radiator hose color

Very good advice for using the “authentic” reproduction hose clamps: “set” hoses with modern traction clamps first, then swap them out. Unhappily, like so many reproduction parts, the current offerings are “close, but no cee-gar” being made of too light a gauge metal with round head screws. Steve is...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: White Tire Availability
Replies: 25
Views: 1074

Re: White Tire Availability

Meanwhile we wait for more Blockley news and 30x3 tires.
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: transmission bands
Replies: 11
Views: 494

Re: transmission bands

Over 15,000,000 Model Ts in universal use for over 25 years at least. I wonder how many millions of miles logged on cotton bands ?? Nowadays it’s Kevlar or nothing ?
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A brand new 26
Replies: 14
Views: 900

Re: A brand new 26

Osseo, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin and Texas ?

Since the photo is in the Minnesota historical collection, wouldn’t you think it’s most likely Minnesota?

The Texas car is surely a ringer, but neither driver is Will Rogers.
by Rich Bingham
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: Model T Brake Is Pretty Good

The stock Model T “service brake” can lock up the rear wheels on dry pavement when properly adjusted. All else is fail-safe (and reasonably considered). Skidding isn’t stopping.
by Rich Bingham
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193290

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

. . . no songs, ballads or poetry has ever been written about Egbert. Very true, and a sad comment on an otherwise stellar career. There were, however, several filthy limericks circulating at the time. Only one, scrawled in the outhouse behind Ernie’s has survived, but it would be inappropriate to ...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Actually Herb, the photo was taken by Miss Maydwell’s goat. It’s pretty obvious that’s a rather large African lion accompanying Miss Maydwell on the speedabout as they made their unfortunate lap into the surple mire. You might say it was surplus surple that was the problem. Bartholomew is currently ...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: New Garage Doors
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: New Garage Doors

Very nice !!
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oh No !
Replies: 20
Views: 1757

Re: Oh No !

Good one ! Love your truck, love your posts, Dallas !! 👍🏻
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley G fuel leak
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: Holley G fuel leak

It’s my favorite carb. I think you’ll like it ! 👍🏻
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Holley G fuel leak
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: Holley G fuel leak

Originally the bowl base nut seals with a lead washer.
by Rich Bingham
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

KD built four Konvert-o-boot machines. Arch-villain Slug Spaydaford stole one of them and re-vamped it to produce bootleg booze. Instep Sheriff Dumbrow to arrest the thief, but Slug had connections with enough “pull” to get him off. Shortly afterward, the Larkvonnet twins started a distillery. Coinc...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot No Start
Replies: 25
Views: 1688

Re: Hot No Start

Modern fuels are more volatile than before and thus more apt to “boil” and cause vapor lock. I’ve never experienced vapor lock in a T. Cars with diaphragm fuel pumps can be very susceptible because negative pressure exacerbates the problem. As Norman says, vapor lock occurs in the fuel line. Vapor l...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot No Start
Replies: 25
Views: 1688

Re: Hot No Start

Good thoughts Jim, re/ vapor lock and routing the fuel line. Eight blocks doesn’t seem like a long enough run to get things “super-heated” but it would depend on the weather. To clear a “flood”, turn the mixture adjusting needle all the way off when dry cranking. I have no experience with the Simmon...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roller Cushion Tires
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Roller Cushion Tires

As a dumb kid who scrounged through the sagebrush to build my first Model T nearly 60 years ago, my tires came from old Hoover wagons and mileage between flats was short and pitiful. Finally, one time 30 miles from home, I was forced to “come in on the rim”. Not so bad on the dirt road, but I dreade...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hot No Start
Replies: 25
Views: 1688

Re: Hot No Start

Scott, what’s your cold start procedure ? Do you “lean up” the mixture after she’s warmed up ? Do you choke at all when starting warm ? Which carb are you running ? I presume you’re on electric starter as opposed to hand cranking. Sounds to me as if she could be flooded after warm up, perhaps mixtur...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2290
Views: 193290

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

It seems relevant at this point to mention Internal Beverage Co. brought out a product intended to compete head-to-head with Happy Sally. They called it “Cheerful Charity”. They even mimicked the bottle shape and label design, but Happy Sally had loyal followers who would accept no substitutes.
by Rich Bingham
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: trouble in River City.
Replies: 13
Views: 1194

Re: trouble in River City.

bud delong wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:26 am
. . . [her hair is like a herd of goats] Bud. :D
I think I knew that ol’ gal !
by Rich Bingham
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

A beautiful eugogoly. It’s fitting that Bartholomew and the rest of the Institute’s night shift polished off that fifth of Jack Daniels in toadsts to Ernie’s memory. Interestingly, Parthena’s grandson Mordred Caltrop, who currently runs Ernie’s Saloon, has promised to revisit the Musteak recipe. Hop...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A question about brass
Replies: 12
Views: 927

Re: A question about brass

As usual, the cautious reply would begin, “ . . . It depends . . .” I’m a slob. All summer I use my Lizzie (‘13 runabout) as a farm vehicle, hauling feed, changing the irrigation, chasing water, etc., through deep mud (sometimes) in all weather. Come late fall, she’s in for an annual cleaning, R&R, ...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Trick to removing radiator mount bolts
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: Trick to removing radiator mount bolts

. . . The longer one will jam against the frame when turned, so when you follow the advice here and finally get your studs out, you may want to install the later, longer type nut . . . While that’s true, if you have the original “thick headed” fender brace bolts, the longer stud nut won’t allow the...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Thanks for that, Burger. I made the correction, apologies to Heinrich, my musteak*. Heinrich is indeed, all of that, especially the nails, all of which are ten penny ! *Thursday evenings are Musteak Night at Ernie’s. Two for one price on the house special, jackalope steak smothered in native mushroo...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it a T?
Replies: 14
Views: 1104

Re: Is it a T?

Kevin Pharis wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:36 pm
• High mounted, single headlight. Wasn’t it FIAT that did that ?
Briscoe ?
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Please forgive this interruption to the ongoing discussion on the Cladsnapper genealogy. Heinrich has presented a synopsis of his research into the Miscellaneous Horseless Miracle Co. initiated by a request in another topic on these boards: The Miscellaneous Horseless Miracle Co. was established as ...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Information on the "Assorted Car Company" wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Information on the "Assorted Car Company" wanted

As promised, Heinrich has reported to the main desk with his findings on the Miscellaneous Horseless Miracle Co. Please refer to the “Adventures of Kalamity Dick” topic for that report, so as not to detract from regularly scheduled automobile topics. The facts as presented may astound those who regu...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was camping.
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Re: This was camping.

This may or may not apply ? There are an awful lot of them in one place, still on trucks and on rails. FWIW, railroads did convert boxcars into handy living quarters to accommodate section gangs and often their families as well while “on the road” working projects in remote places. I recall seeing s...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Making Spokes
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Views: 643

Re: Making Spokes

Good comments Wayne ! Draw knife or spoke shave ? I imagine both were commonly used. FWIW, “out in the Wild West”, blacksmiths who were also wheel-wrights and wagon builders relied on a lot of help from wholesale suppliers who provided generic hardware, axles, hub boxing, bolts, clips etc., and roug...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is it a T?
Replies: 14
Views: 1104

Re: Is it a T?

Carefully ?

Interesting frame extension swells to the width of the body. Looks like parallel elliptical springs on the front end. Neat speedster with a lot of style !
by Rich Bingham
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Information on the "Assorted Car Company" wanted
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Views: 591

Re: Information on the "Assorted Car Company" wanted

Assorted Motor Carriage Co. was a late-comer to the automotive field in 1913, mostly owing to the necessity of having the leftover stocks of unused parts from any number of defunct concerns to provide them with enough parts to produce a line of automobiles. Assorted began producing vehicles in the a...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

It’s the uniform. Anyway, the Cladsnapper lad was christened Alfombro Alyoisius. His nickname Harry (Hairy, actually) arose from the fact that he sprouted a very impressive handlebar mustache shortly after he was weaned. Like many youngsters of the era, he also had shoulder-length golden curls which...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Now what?
Replies: 10
Views: 1269

Re: Now what?

And it’s still raining. Looks like he’s wearing a seafaring man’s wet weather gear. Good idea. The T can handle that much water, but if it gets high enough to touch the fan, the spray will likely short out the ignition. Any idea of where and when ? A remarkable body in the T. Is it custom ? What yea...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1911,12,13,14
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: 1911,12,13,14

On the ‘13, front fenders have a straight rim. Wonderful photos for reference and to enjoy !
by Rich Bingham
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

When that steep grade reached 10,000 feet elevation, KD resigned his commission as a no consulting engineer on the project due to recurring nose bleeds. Farkle berries may have helped, but as noted, no one was picking them. The over-ripe fruit fermented on the vine, swelling to enormous size before ...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

Absolutely right, Burger. She was always looking for a string to pull.
by Rich Bingham
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Airconditioning in Model T?
Replies: 41
Views: 3200

Re: Airconditioning in Model T?

Turned on the 1913 “AC” in Lizzie a month ago.
Folded the windshield, rolled up the rear curtain ! :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
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Re: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?

You can imagine the shock Carrie Nation had when she arrived in the Basin only to find out what “WCTU” really stood for in Chugwater. The Temptresses were a little miffed at the sign painter (a tee-totaler who also misunderstood the group’s purpose) for not punctuating their slogan correctly. It sho...