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by Burger in Spokane
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

For what ever part I have played in bringing this telling to light, I must
say that learning so much and the occasional visits from Heinrich have been
such a joy. Ample payback. I feel honored to be part of the team.
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

KD may have maintained a humble existence to most eyes, but so much
remains to be made known. A second slice of raisin pie is called for, for
all those researchers who endeavor to bring this tale to light !
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

Heinrich wants to remind the viewers that Dimsdale Klamitboffer Jr. got the nickname "Horner" from his well known trusty steed. Jr. was drawn to the horned beast at a young age, after seeing how well it handled deep water crossings with a snorkel. He worked an entire summer sorting punctuation at th...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Model T parts
Replies: 26
Views: 1546

Re: For Sale: Model T parts

Thanks, Steve. 👍
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Model T parts
Replies: 26
Views: 1546

Re: For Sale: Model T parts

Strong amethyst headlight lenses ?
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID the year of this barn find ?
Replies: 13
Views: 935

Re: ID the year of this barn find ?

Thanks, super sleuths ! Good intel ! 👍
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

Dimsdale always looked old for his age. He was just 19 in the above photo. Some said it was on account of having two left feet. Others said it was the mushroom moss. KD suspected a misfiring kaphistulator, and redid the windings in odd/even increments. This helped with the paunch and wrinkles, but c...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID the year of this barn find ?
Replies: 13
Views: 935

ID the year of this barn find ?

A friend found this. Is enough showing to make a PID ?

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by Burger in Spokane
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT Screen Sides build
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: TT Screen Sides build

I sure enjoy seeing the dedication some here have to saving/rebuilding stuff.

Thanks for sharing. 👍
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS A LITTLE OF THIS AND THAT
Replies: 16
Views: 835

Re: FS A LITTLE OF THIS AND THAT

I'll take the coil box, if it is still available.
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greasy brakes- now what?
Replies: 31
Views: 824

Re: Greasy brakes- now what?

No one is looking at the positive side here. Greased brakes provide
far less squeaking, and wear far longer !

You guys need to quit being so negative ! :roll:
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil Dipstick?
Replies: 43
Views: 1846

Re: Oil Dipstick?

I bought one of these when they were being developed. What a brilliant
idea that looks like a period part, so as not to distract from the vintage
appearance of our T's. Why do some T people always try to "go around" a
good product and not support those who do good things for the hobby ? :roll:
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 860
Views: 114473

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Based on the color I see, I would say the whole thing is
pie I would not eat !
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 860
Views: 114473

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

So the difference boils down to simply, a comma.
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Here's your sign
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Here's your sign

Having old junk around the place creates a nice ambiance. Signs are always fun,
especially if they are relevant in some way. My Great-Great Grandfather was a
builder and worked with these guys in the late 19th Century to do interior finish
of the places he built.

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by Burger in Spokane
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Congestion Road Signs
Replies: 15
Views: 1127

Re: Congestion Road Signs

I can't imagine why anyone would live in a place like L.A. if Model T's were a big part of their life, but members here often relate fears of taking their T's out, for all the traffic and nutters. Eastern Washington and Oregon are wonderlands for the early car operator. 1000's of miles of backwater ...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

As a kid, Buff Pucker took a shine to the pickled ferrets and began raising them himself. Ma Pucker was quick to see the opportunity to serve pickled ferret, and designated the Tuesday dinner menu at the Pucker House to it as the main course. It was Fogg who suggested selling the product in the road...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

Pickled ferrets are still a favorite around the Tri-Burg area today.
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 72
Views: 2785

Re: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?

Funny, but my old man didn't like Model T's. He found them unadaptable for the "hotrods" he and his friends wanted to build, with junkyard V-8's and other go-fast ideas of his time. For him, the Model A was a far better choice. I never had the speed bug. In fact, while he envisioned wild rides and b...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

The thunder mug racers tore their organization apart over the debate of whether the mug be filled with waste matter during the race. Purists held that the mug MUST be full of fecals, while the more safety conscious of the group maintained that accidents were messy and posed a health hazard. The issu...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

A cursory search of the Institute records shows Carborundum swept
the Chugwater 500 in 1911, racing in the Nude Guy, Playing Piano, on
a Motorcycle Sidecar class. I think you all have seen the photo. The
piano sidecar is part of the Institute collection and is regularly run in
the Regatta parade.
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

Heinrich told the crowd at last Tuesday's meeting that Elvis
Pelvington came back from the war with Marvis in tow. It is
well known to many that towing a Marvis is no small matter.
The slide show was both entertaining and amazing.
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Watching a Flower Bloom or a Tree Bare Fruit....,
Replies: 25
Views: 1130

Re: Watching a Flower Bloom or a Tree Bare Fruit....,

"Poisoning the minds of youth". Probably not a one of us that wasn't
"poisoned" this way to end up here, reading this.

I do it every chance I get.
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Henry Ford's quadricycle
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Henry Ford's quadricycle

The confusion comes from Henry's dabbling in the frozen snack
market. His original Fudgesicle was eaten and never recovered. :roll:
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 508
Views: 53642

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Rapid really took their steering wheels seriously !
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1920s racer
Replies: 41
Views: 1481

Re: 1920s racer

I think running it without tires is going to prove exceeding dangerous
in the curves, and really hamper getting your built engine's power to
the pavement.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

Buff took his wife's name of Orpington when they married. He was the
8th eldest of the ten Pucker boys. He always felt the name was uncomfortably
close to that of Buff Smucker, inventor of the strawberry.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: stupid men
Replies: 32
Views: 2044

Re: stupid men

And that is the Law of Fortune ! ...... Figures ! :roll:
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: stupid men
Replies: 32
Views: 2044

Re: stupid men

And then there is that .... I paid 8K for my TT. It was pretty much what I wanted. Three weeks later, a friend offered me his near identical truck for half that. Was I stupid ? Bottom line is, I got what I wanted for a price I was willing to pay, and the pleasure I expected to derive from the spendi...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Valley floor
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: Valley floor

I have home movies of camping there in the summer of 1963. This is where life went "all wrong" for me. Traveling about in the Sierra foothills in the early 60's, ... it was a wonderland of old mining and logging and ghost town relics and things to poison the minds of youth. I caught it bad, and now ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: stupid men
Replies: 32
Views: 2044

Re: stupid men

We have a pat answer to MANY questions and situations in my world. For those who are reasonably quick on the uptake, it explains all and makes perfect sense. "Cuz boobs" Personally, I like it for its honesty. It cuts right through the crap and gets to the point. I hear endless smoke-and-mirrors defl...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

Cuthbert began making mean sandwiches after he discovered high grade mean ore in the tailings dump at the Alphabet mine. Mine management was so focused on language elements, they never thought to assay their raw ore for spirit and intent. KD liked the mean sandwiches, because he said it brought bala...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: An odd question about sound.
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: An odd question about sound.

When I rebuilt my wheels, I clanged on my drums to hear the bell sound.
I know exactly what you mean.
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Covid 19 Shot?
Replies: 50
Views: 1881

Re: Covid 19 Shot?

One of the Iranian leaders declared that the vaccine causes the receiver to
become homosexual. :shock:

Just thought I'd pass that along so you folks know what's coming. :roll:

:lol:
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

Most interesting indeed. Cuthbert was interviewed for the bit about Humphrey, Dalton, Pucker, and Futz' involvement in the rocket project, in the June, 1933 edition of Hair and Organs magazine. Naturally, this led to comments about the limericks, and Cuthbert confided that he hid the more risqué one...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID car ?
Replies: 15
Views: 739

Re: ID car ?

Well, that didn't take long ! Thanks, sleuths ! 👍
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

At one point, KD, in an uncustomary fit of frustration, loaded up all Cuthbert's stale old jokes into the rocket, and sent them over the mountain to Saddlestring. Heinrich says the ground is still littered with them, all around the landing silo. But it was Cuthbert who had the last laugh on KD.... a...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID car ?
Replies: 15
Views: 739

Re: ID car ?

The high hood and low hinge line, with that super crisp body line
is quite distinctive !
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

Kalamity Dick's rocket research predates all other work in the field by decades. Unlike others doing work on this subject later, Kalamity Dick was motivated by commerce, not war. Moving the mushroom moss outside the Chugwater waterway was a costly proposition, and one night at Ernie's, under a mild ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ID car ?
Replies: 15
Views: 739

ID car ?

Any of our super sleuths able to say what make of car this is ?

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by Burger in Spokane
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

Heinrich happened by on his surrey today and shared this photo, capturing the bucolic scene of the bridge over the barnacle beds at Puckersville. Interestingly enough, Kalamity Dick's seldom photogrpahed or talked about kaphistulator-based rocket is seen on the launch pad, somewhat hidden by the tre...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pricing
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Pricing

TT's have a weird market niche. I offered a friend's nice truck here and other places, ultimately bringing the price down to $3750.00, before it sold. This was 5 years ago. I had just paid $8K for mine, and regretted not finding my friend's truck first, as they were comparable. I paid $1000 for my r...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is a Model T worth today?
Replies: 16
Views: 1151

Re: What is a Model T worth today?

The "click bait" comment above nails it. Editor walks in and throws out an idea for the writer to produce 500 words on. The writer doesn't know jack squat about the subject, but does some scratching around and puts together the requested 500 words, just getting "kinda close" to the factual details t...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 508
Views: 53642

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

As a kid, in the 60's and 70's, a few of the Depression era hoarders that kept EVERYTHING, including ancient trucks and heavy equipment, still lingered around our area. These big, ugly, brutish trucks, built with ZERO thought for looks or aesthetic "balance" never really impressed me, and I regret t...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

Ma Pucker taught evening classes on which side to butter. Cuthbert graduated
with the 1926 class.
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

That butter under the bridge is precisely why the Pucker barnacle beds were
so fertile. Others tried to raise good barnacles, but lacked both the butter and
the bridge.
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

Fogg had always asked Ma to do her reading on the steps of Fergler's General Merchandise Store, but it was something of folly to even ask, as Ma wanted a front row, corner seat anyway. Fogg's reason was any appearance of conflict of interest and to avoid any suggestion of Russian collusion or electi...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone seen one of these?
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: Anyone seen one of these?

This book is no good. All the numbers are out of date and Ford doesn't
even offer a car like this anymore ! Sheesh ! :roll:
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Millers falls sharpening stone
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Millers falls sharpening stone

My brother's unit has a seat, much like a bicycle. Not a treadle.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Millers falls sharpening stone
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Millers falls sharpening stone

No saying when I would be able to photo my brother's unit. I am not out
at his place much these days. Moreso when the weather is better. I can
certainly take pix of mine, but being hand cranked and table-mounted, it
will have none of the foot-powered parts in common.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Show us your hit n miss engines
Replies: 29
Views: 3017

Re: Show us your hit n miss engines

I recently helped my brother rescue an upright boiler from a barn
and am utterly fascinated with it. It looks like it would take little
work to build it back to functional as shop power or something similar.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Millers falls sharpening stone
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Millers falls sharpening stone

I have a similar example (table top version) in my shop. My brother has
the larger pedal-powered type. Mine is not a MF. Can't remember the mfr.
of my brother's.
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

They sure were a chipper bunch, in spite of the mismatched seating. Historians have often commented that no mention or complaint was ever recorded of guests being given unbrewed coffee, straight out of the can. Ma Pucker found the whole brewing process offensively akin to the distilling of alcohol. ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

The Puckers were well established above the rapids when the Chugwater & Northern pushed their rails toward the headwaters of the mighty Chugwater drainage. The railroad bought the right-of-way of the Humphrey & Dalkins Toll Road and Stage Line and proceeded to upgrade the route to railroad standards...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

No one was unhappier than Fogg Pucker, when the City Council created the trotting tax that forced people like Dr. Muffbonne to seek other options. Soon, trotting was the thing of tax dodgers and outlaws, something that really steamed Fogg. And no one was happier than Fogg about the barnacle cauteriz...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

Of the ten Pucker boys, Horace was the eldest of the three. He married Eunice Wimplewonker (seen holding the secret recipe, at right) in 1904, at Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow, seen behind Eunice here. Horace was a professional cat juggler and played first chair triangle in the Saddlestring Symphony....
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: TT rear wheel woes
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: TT rear wheel woes

What kind of crazy person owns a TT anyway ? :lol:

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by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Who to Buy Disk Brakes From?
Replies: 22
Views: 954

Re: Who to Buy Disk Brakes From?

With the braking dynamics of more modern brake systems, what kind of stresses
are transferred to the wheels that were not designed for such stress ? I can see
torqueing spokes right off the hubs, that can now lock up with serious brakes. Am
I all washed up ? 🤔
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 508
Views: 53642

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Clearly, it was rocket fuel. Just look in the background, left ! Duh ! 🚀
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POSTAL ISSUES please read.
Replies: 45
Views: 2100

Re: POSTAL ISSUES please read.

Last time I checked, Maine and Vermont are next to each other, and upon investigation, the two sellers are only 45 minutes drive apart ! Go figure. I live in Maine and I can tell you that Vermont is not next to Maine. You have the entire State of New Hampshire in between us! :D Keith ==============...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POSTAL ISSUES please read.
Replies: 45
Views: 2100

Re: POSTAL ISSUES please read.

I purchased two antique like-items recently. One out of Maine, the other Vermont. I am about as far away from these two places as one can get without getting on a boat or crossing a border. I sent checks to each. Both were to send the item once the check cleared. The Maine item arrived here two week...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What is this fancy thing?
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: What is this fancy thing?

Fragrant mound condensor ?
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 508
Views: 53642

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Good Lord ! THAT is a BRUTE !
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1925 TT rear wheel spokes
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Re: 1925 TT rear wheel spokes

Ask Noah how he gets such good rates. When I sent my bare wheel parts to
him, it cost twice as much as it did for him to ship the completed wheels back ! :shock:
We both shipped via UPS, but I am quite sure complete wheels weight more than
just the metal parts. He must know a secret.
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

" ... Neither were dyed-in-the-smelt but studied and practiced extenuation." A longstanding bit of local wisdom across Calhoun County, often heard around places like Ernie's and the Terminal Café was "He, who smelt it, dealt it". The Puckers considered this low brow humor, but were seasoned in the a...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

The tophat guy looks strikingly like Kalamity Dick. The three in white shirts are undoubtedly Puckers, as listed in the 1910 Annual. As mentioned before, they were a clean lot, even when working. In the cabin photo, the subject in the chair holds that upper arm pose that Cuthbert was often known to ...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

The Pucker clan were stand up folks, and were a bulwark against the moves and machinations of the Spadaford Gang in any upriver operations, forcing them to either go around or abandon such ideas. Fogg Pucker kept Slug Spadaford's left ear, two big toes, and a piece of his tongue on display in the Ar...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: longest time for original owner for a Ford
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: longest time for original owner for a Ford

My grandparents' generation, and earlier, had a strong penchant to value their money and possessions for their practical use, not as a statement or fashion, like marketing and advertising have groomed the public to do since. I find it hard to imagine ANYONE today hanging on to their cars or tools or...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Carsenegenic??
Replies: 27
Views: 1764

Re: Carsenegenic??

Everything gives you cancer
There's no cure. There's no answer ...

Few acknowledge the cancer risk from carcinogenic music.
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressing the period part
Replies: 22
Views: 1195

Re: Dressing the period part

Gonna give that idea a big "NOPE !"

The 70's had so much more to offer ! :roll:

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by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 508
Views: 53642

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

I consciously left the area I grew up in, knew, and had built my life, so I could pursue a life amongst the roads where horse and early auto speed might be considered. My profession and pleasure activities were purposely chosen because they could be lived at a horse-drawn pace. I marvel at friends a...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

The coincidence of bringing up clever plots while on the subject of the Pucker clan is amazing. Picker Pucker began dredging the marshes above the rapids in 1904, after discovering a clever plot near the water's edge. The Pucker Plot Co. was incorporated the following year when assay tests proved th...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

I have nothing on Art Fogg. Fogg Pucker was KD's go-to source for curves and circles. KD was lazy that way. But the two enjoyed a decades long friendship and trade partnership, trading curves and circles for arrows and darts, which Pucker had a hard time with. All the Puckers, including Fogg's mothe...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 1059

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

The is currently an "H" headlight lens on eBay for $800.00

If I bought it and installed it on my truck, my truck would then be worth
at least $600 ! 🎉
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

Had it not been for the strict adherence to the 39% conformity rule, Garvelpatzer would have struggled to achieve interpunction, let alone a full hearkening. Yet in 1919, an outbreak of interpunctionary hearkening caused more than a few Upper Terrace residents to experience high rates of exfoliation...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 508
Views: 53642

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Rich mentioned above, the speeds these trucks worked at. Not a lot of us around these days that worked with, or even rode horses and other draft animals. When I got my TT, it had the farm gears and wanted to shake itself apart at any speed north of 15. Even so, as I drove around, wanting to go faste...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stutzman
Replies: 15
Views: 1150

Re: Stutzman

I have been in the General Contracting business, specializing in historic restoration stuff, now for 40 years. I do a LOT of repair and much consideration goes in to keeping wood nice, with minimal maintenance, .... which leads straight to paints and stains. I tell my clients to always use low body ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stutzman
Replies: 15
Views: 1150

Re: Stutzman

I was very pleased with my entire transaction with Noah. From phone
conversations to final product. It would be hard to have better customer
service and product. 👍

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by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 1059

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

This is hardly "American". Study the history of business and mercantilism,
currency, and banking.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

A recent poll showed that Tri-Burg area residents had a 39% conformity approval rate, when it came to horn issues. Wilbert Precast is current President of Local 21, United Conformists Union, E.I.E.I.O. Calhoun County Fashion Gazette's Advisory Board recommends a 3º forward tilt of the horns, to the ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey in the 1960's
Replies: 9
Views: 1020

Re: Hershey in the 1960's

1969. Got a Model K engine for $50 in the the back field. Had to roll it
in the mud all the way back to Ohio. :shock:
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 1059

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

Back this up a little ....

How many eggs are you getting out of those cats and dogs ? Got pix ? 🤔
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in January?
Replies: 56
Views: 3954

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

As requested, a couple photos of the installed OF on the Old Dog.

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by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done with your T in January?
Replies: 56
Views: 3954

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

Tonight is night three of installing an Anderson manifold and Stromberg OF to the Old Dog. Night One got the old manifolds off, areas of concern cleaned up, and the new carb and manifold installed. I discovered the source of the exhaust in the cab was about 1/3 of the head pipe flange was broken awa...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Old Fashioned Way
Replies: 29
Views: 1967

Re: The Old Fashioned Way

Oh, Boy ! The "I've become the old man, yelling at kids to get off my lawn" topic ! :lol: I never learned to type seriously until these comptrometers became an unavoidable nuisance to simply get through life. Like the original poster, I struggled. But like anything, if you work at it, you get better...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

Uncle Lumby was known to summer his sheep down at the lake.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Original Smith Is Good For Our Hobby
Replies: 20
Views: 1535

Re: Original Smith Is Good For Our Hobby

Does this Original Smith feller know much about keeping crows in
good working order ? 🤔
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Conversion to electric cars
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Conversion to electric cars

When this sort of discussion comes up, my brain turns to that old late might TV screen of "snow" and test patterns (remember the indian ?). I have always been an aesthetics-driven old car nut, and based on this foundation, IMO, the last cars rolled out of Detroit about 1970, and everything made sinc...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Pick your choice
Replies: 13
Views: 883

Re: Pick your choice

Were all 09's red ???
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old sign
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: Old sign

Kill me now. :roll:
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cars you once owned it would be nice to have now
Replies: 34
Views: 1410

Re: Cars you once owned it would be nice to have now

There were many - I had a wrecking yard - but a few stick out: 1960 DeSoto Fireflite coupe. Special built car for a dealer's kid. Bare bones stripper except for 383 X-ram, 3-onda-floor T-85 manual, 3.23 Sure Grip, and 12" drum brakes. 1957 Dodge CHP pursuit car. 325 4bbl Hemi and all the special CHP...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just got a call from Noah Stutzman
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Re: Just got a call from Noah Stutzman

Noah told me 10 weeks turnaround on my TT wheels. He called much sooner
and said they were done. I think I had then done and back in hand in under 10
weeks. It took me longer to box them up !

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by Burger in Spokane
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

Kalamity Dick was instrumental in the retrofitting of the Chugwater Naval fleet for mucus navigation when Mt. Stinkmore threatened to erupt again in 1922. His side-churn screw-drive propellers were an adaption of the transorbital twist units he built for the Helix Mill, and easily handled the heavy ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A different mode of transportation
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: A different mode of transportation

People have been using dogs like this for centuries.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

Amazing to think of all the things that transpired since Ferdinand Flackenpoth first landed on the shores of Lake Chugwater. Doubtful that he could have ever dreamed that rail mounted gilderflukes would be invented, let alone just a normal thing, as seen here at the Farkle crane, behind the Vestibul...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

One of KD's many organs.

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by Burger in Spokane
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Some members of my household are difficult to shop for.
Replies: 12
Views: 1098

Re: Some members of my household are difficult to shop for.

Am I the only one who finds it hard to believe that cats can maintain
any level of muscle tone ???
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2622
Views: 263390

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

Heinrich just sent a telegram to correct an earlier comment I made. In spite of the "Monthly" name, Hair and Organs magazine was a weekly publication, not a monthly. He states that both hair and organs were quite popular at the time and demand was high. The Chugwater & Northern dispatched unschedule...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My wife has been after me to...
Replies: 12
Views: 972

Re: My wife has been after me to...

What does your Overachiever's Award look like ?