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by Burger in Spokane
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Fun
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Model T Fun

It appears one of the guys really lost his head in all that fun !
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 621
Views: 76469

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Not to worry, Mack. That will be someone else's problem. Don't you
understand the new way of thinking ?
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want To Buy: Amethyst H Lenses
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: Want To Buy: Amethyst H Lenses

No one has some of these laying around ?
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:12 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?

I think I speak for all of us when I say that I am fascinated by Spiltsberg and her prantanctuary writings. Were I not more senticular myself, I would carry a half case in my side rack. Of the cave dwellers she wrote: "Were it not for the dimming of our inner cheese, those three on horseback would b...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:26 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?

Heinrich mentioned over crumpets that Pizzy's notes include multiple mentions
of his displeasure over the ratty way in which the Wafflesville greenhouse keepers
let the old plastic sheeting hang from the window jambs.
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:50 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?

Any relation to Pizzy Shanglup, the guy who raises lawn trout on the
Upper Terrace ?
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T TT truck 6 speed
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: Model T TT truck 6 speed

Run that front end out of oil !
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SEMAPHORE TURN SIGNAL
Replies: 12
Views: 613

Re: SEMAPHORE TURN SIGNAL

I have a period one with glass jewels, green facing forward and red facing back.
It is in need of MUCH work to return it to service, but some day !
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:22 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?

So, the current Worm Weekly magazine is unrelated to Richtenbrohaufmeister's
rag ? I never knew ! The things I learn here are truly amazing !
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 16
Views: 537

Re: Fire evacuation In Oroville

We have been in a cloud that most could visualize as a heavy fog, with visibility reduced to several hundred feet at times. And the fires are many hundreds of miles away ! My sinuses hurt and my eyes have a constant burn. And I wear a serious HEPA mask 90% of the time. It rolled in Friday night and ...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:24 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?

Funny that this photo would capture these two out front of the office of Worms Weekly. KD was repeatedly asked by publisher Hans Richtenbrofhaumeister to be a regular contributor, but KD declined, saying his work and interest really had nothing to do with worms. He did cite having a bad case as a ch...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 621
Views: 76469

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

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by Burger in Spokane
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wood Spoke Removal
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: Wood Spoke Removal

All of the above work. The use of the BFH has the added satisfaction of
well, ..... smacking something with a BFH !
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 377
Views: 33950

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

From above:

============================
Rich Eagle wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:37 pm
I may be wrong again but those don't look like pianos they are moving.
Great photo tho.
Rich
============================

Those are the piano movers. The truck is used to get them to the job.
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Want To Buy: Amethyst H Lenses
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Want To Buy: Amethyst H Lenses

Looking to make an extra pair (and spares ?) for my truck in a color like shown.
Happy to pay cash. Have clear and lighter pinks to trade, if you are trying to
make matching pairs. Thanks.

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by Burger in Spokane
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 16
Views: 537

Re: Fire evacuation In Oroville

Good to hear this. Fingers crossed ....
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 37
Views: 2060

Re: What have you done to your T in September?

Checked the tank to remind myself if I left a full tank in it when I mothballed the truck due to loose spokes. That was good, so I pulled the battery, cleaned all the conections, washed and neutralized the acid on top, made my little "paste" of baking soda around the base of the terminals to reduce ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:54 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?

Winter surely is coming, as seen in this photo from 1895. The festoons having already come and gone. The location should be obvious to most, as Moss Crossing, where selected imported mosses were received by rail for production of high end premium mushrooms, sold in the more swanky mushroom stands. "...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Scam warning
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: Scam warning

I just cannot get my head around this scam problem that never goes away. Am I just too cynical ? Are people really this stupid ? I don't know ..... So long ago I cannot remember, someone or somehow, it was impressed upon me "Don't call us, .... we'll call you". Applied to general common sense, if yo...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Sep 13, 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?

Combined in carefully measured amounts with wombat milk, yea, and verily
produce an eerie brew, popular with the glassblowers and mineworkers that
occupy the Upper Terrace. Heinrich has all the statistics.
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Painting new wood spoke wheels. Best method to use?
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Painting new wood spoke wheels. Best method to use?

Being that my T is a TT, and I have zero interest in car shows or other "showing off events", and that I want to present my truck as a well-used farm/work vehicle, AND the fact that I am a painter and do a lot of exterior wood/preservation work, I chose to oil stain my wheels with a heavily blackene...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 16
Views: 537

Re: Fire evacuation In Oroville

The heavy smoke from those very distant fires engulfed us overnight and took
the wind out of my sails to take the TT out for a long maiden run on the new
wheels. Hope you are doing alright Dewey. Thinking about you.
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:03 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?

Due to the evoncular nature of wombat milk, Kalamity Dick did all his R&D testing outdoors. Here we see an early test mock up with the milk glass set in place below the frustrum cones, ready for firing. Previous tests had scorched all the leaves from nearby trees and blackened the buildings. Plintsb...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is procedure for Stutzman?
Replies: 57
Views: 2221

Re: What is procedure for Stutzman?

I got the other side done tonight. Since it has sat for almost a year, I will
spend a little time fussing little details and get it fired up. Maybe go for a
good long run this weekend ?

I have lots of firewood to haul in, so yeah, ... we'll be back to work soon
enough !
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:02 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?

Didn't KD build a milk spiller ? I seem to remember Heinrich talking about an article about it in Swollen Gland Quarterly. This led to a discussion about poor sales/circulation of the magazine until the Beagles released "I Want to Hold Your Gland". It has been a newstand best seller ever since. Paul...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find TT
Replies: 31
Views: 1593

Re: Barn Find TT

I've told this story here before, but my interest in T-era cars goes back to my earliest years. In 1969, my parents bought a farm, east of Seattle and at the age of 8, the world of woods and creeks and barns and fields became my playground. Over the hill from our place was another farm, owned my Mrs...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MODEL T REPAIR BOOMING
Replies: 13
Views: 1140

Re: MODEL T REPAIR BOOMING

I do sales and project management for an insulation company in Minnesota. Same exact problem! ====================== That's interesting to know it is similar in other regions. I had a guy on FB go on a total meltdown rant about how full of ______ I was, saying he worked in a large company's HR Dept...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MODEL T REPAIR BOOMING
Replies: 13
Views: 1140

Re: MODEL T REPAIR BOOMING

I am a General Contractor. I am booked out through next June. When this COVID business hit, people stayed home more, saw work they wanted done, and set my phone on fire. It's been insane. On top of that, since I employ vets, I called my vet recruiters with various agencies. All have been pulled off ...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is procedure for Stutzman?
Replies: 57
Views: 2221

Re: What is procedure for Stutzman?

A photo of the stained and installed wheels. I will give them more color from time
to time to get them good and black. Hickory is slow to take color and will take many
applications. No peeling paint for me.
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find TT
Replies: 31
Views: 1593

Re: Barn Find TT

That is beyond cool ! This is an early truck, with the 23" rear wheels.

What a fantastic time capsule !!! :shock:
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is procedure for Stutzman?
Replies: 57
Views: 2221

Re: What is procedure for Stutzman?

My wheels showed up this week. Someone above had asked what Noah charges.
I double checked the invoice, .... For the front wheels, $175 each. The 20" TT
rears were $275 each.
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find TT
Replies: 31
Views: 1593

Re: Barn Find TT

My TT will keep up with the cars. Been clocked at 48, wound out, but will
cruise comfortably at 35. Stopping is more of concern than going.

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by Burger in Spokane
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 16
Views: 537

Re: Fire evacuation In Oroville

Isn't this some deja vu from a couple years ago ???

Terrible. I will be thinking of you and hoping for the best. Keep us posted.
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:12 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, trying to emulate Abigail, once profoundly uttered:

"To gain a parsec, is to know the Pythagorian ways, but without the
mumsies."

This remains the official opening statement for the Regatta, in spite
of the accidental origins, or the mumsies.
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A GREAT article for us "Car Guys"......
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: A GREAT article for us "Car Guys"......

The story "No Left Turns" has been around a long time. Profound stuff in there.
Another different but similarly wonderful one is He's at the Office.
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model A motor into a T?
Replies: 36
Views: 2785

Re: Model A motor into a T?

Some things come to mind for me regarding a T vs. an A. One is the wood wheels. To me, they are essential to the T look and feel. Another is the sound. Both T and A engines have a distinct and unique sound. If I were to give up the T sound, I'd consider the idea a lost cause and go a lot further tha...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 621
Views: 76469

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Well, all I see is "love" in her eyes, and a deep lust for a 30" pizza in his !
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I just got banned... from the watch repair forum!?!
Replies: 13
Views: 531

Re: I just got banned... from the watch repair forum!?!

Matt, .... face it, .... you're just a hooligan ! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 621
Views: 76469

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

I played that game once. I don't even wonder how she is doing now.

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by Burger in Spokane
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I just got banned... from the watch repair forum!?!
Replies: 13
Views: 531

Re: I just got banned... from the watch repair forum!?!

Most Facebook groups I follow strictly do not allow selling and doing so will immediately
draw the ire of the members, and likely get a admin to give a warning or boot you, straight
up. These guys are ruthless ! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Other old car photos
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Other old car photos

I'll check with my Hupp dealership, next time I pass by .... :lol:
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Other old car photos
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Other old car photos

I too like the overall looks of the Hupp, .... right up to the sky-high mounted headlights than look like frog eyes. Were one to drop in my lap, original or not, I'd find a way to lower them, purely for aesthetic reasons. Never understood the frog eye headlights that some mfr's. of the period insist...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:11 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 was said by many that Rubeanna had a "certain glow" about her.

It was also said that she was a sweet-talkin' mama, with a face like a gent.
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:23 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?

Heinrich tells me that a whole series of "moving pictures" were made of
these events and sold on late night. The series was called "Girls Gone Mild".
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heads up on the same old scam
Replies: 16
Views: 828

Re: Heads up on the same old scam

So, ... let me get this straight ....

There are people out there who will misrepresent themselves and/or offer
misrepresented items that may or may not exist, in some effort to gain financial
advantage for themselves ?

When did this start happening ? :shock:
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to hobby and am looking for swap meet in or near northeast TN!
Replies: 45
Views: 924

Re: New to hobby and am looking for swap meet in or near northeast TN!

Are you connected at all with other T oldsters ? In my experience, this is far
more valuable than doing swap meets. From the advice and guidance, to the
network of people with parts piles, I just have little use for swap meets.
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:08 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?

Great to see the Supertone label again. The artful way products were dressed up is sadly a lost art. Melvin Sears and Schlomo Roebuck met in the U.P. and were well known Yoopers, even before hooking up with Co. The three often vacationed in the Chugwater basin after attending the Regatta in 1899, ha...
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:04 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?

Neil Lyman had the hit song by that name. Can't remember the year, but the
Fulpants used to sing it a lot, both with and without the Uvula League Singers.
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 28 roadster pickup.
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: 28 roadster pickup.

Walk away. Model T's are the only Fords worth owning. :lol:
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:24 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?

Only slightly tying in to our discussion of Plintsberg's writings, these two shots show the road to Silver Plume, just beyond the Upper Terrace, in the place we now call The Flats. The 1910 shot shows the straight stretch where Abigail frolicked in the fields. The Helix Mill's retail outlet peeks ou...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo - Salmon Idaho 1913?
Replies: 8
Views: 596

Re: Old Photo - Salmon Idaho 1913?

Salmon, Idaho is exactly 11,000 miles from anywhere else in the United States.
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Underpowered?
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Underpowered?

Everything's a race to some people. ======================================= Ain't that the truth. I was driving to meet a client today and a late model Subaru was being driven like a spaz in the lane beside me, riding the forward car's bumper, lots of gas and brakes, just being an idiot. When a lig...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 621
Views: 76469

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

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by Burger in Spokane
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 621
Views: 76469

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

I would be that "Uncle Mike", taking the kids places in the model T, exploring mines,
teaching them to weld, .... you know, good kid stuff that makes solid adults of kids
and makes their snowflake parents fill their drawers ....
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is procedure for Stutzman?
Replies: 57
Views: 2221

Re: What is procedure for Stutzman?

This will be my first set of freshly rebuilt wheels. I am all too familiar with old wheels, particularly LOOSE wheels. The gang at the Antique Auto Ranch descended upon me pretty quickly to pour over my T when I first got it, looking for issues that might prove costly or fatal. They offered lots of ...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 24
Views: 657

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

JohnM wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:39 pm
Wouldn't unthaw actually mean to freeze it? ;)
==========================

Perzackly ....
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 24
Views: 657

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

My sister-in-law uses the non-word "unthaw" to decribe taking something
out of the freezer.
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is procedure for Stutzman?
Replies: 57
Views: 2221

Re: What is procedure for Stutzman?

I *believe* Noah just charged me $225 ? I can confirmed when the wheels arrive
any day now. I believe there will be an invoice with them (?). The total for a 4-
wheel set (this includes the 20" TT rear wheels), including shipping from Baltic, Ohio
to Spokane, Washington was $1200 and change.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 621
Views: 76469

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

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by Burger in Spokane
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:35 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?

The translation is not exact, but it revolves around the idea of the cephaleptic aftermath, which we know was in short supply, due to the bridge work on the railroad. Rabbi Schneltberg spent decades working on the translation to Yiddish, and found the lunch counter at Brenner Brothers' Bakery to be ...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:49 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?

Pilsner Wanknard held the local franchise for stewed brains and traveled the entire Chugwater Basin selling his wares. Wanknard was a close philosophical associate of Abigail Plintsberg and Kalamity Dick. Seen here at Nigglepicker Siding (just out of sight to the left), we see his vat of brains on t...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 377
Views: 33950

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Levi and May Hutton are BIG names in Spokane history, and the Coeur d'Alene mining scene. He was big in business and charity, She was a bold female figure in social issues and made quite a name for herself, outside of Levi. I live just a few blocks from the Hutton School, and there are other various...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 24
Views: 657

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

"Farther than I could throw .... " Collis Huntington and Leland Stanford were two of the "Big Four" that initiated the final political push that resulted in the building of the first transcontinental railroad and were 2 of the 4 partners that built the Central Pacific, which built the western part o...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Underpowered?
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Underpowered?

"What is this mad obsession with power?" I ask myself this question many times daily. I also ponder the hypocrisy that is showered upon us in the media about minimizing carbon footprints, i.e., global warming. All one has to do is stand on any street corner to witness the level of public concern the...
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 621
Views: 76469

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Anyone who ever worked in a gas station will get this.

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by Burger in Spokane
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 621
Views: 76469

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

As it should be today. Most of the world's problems would not exist
if Darwin was just allowed to work his magic.
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:40 pm
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?

Coils, when dialed in well, typically stay dialed in for quite a while. One might presume original owners had easy access to garages with the tools and used them as needed. I set up my coils 5 years ago and have not messed with them since. I bought a HCCT tester a couple years ago and have yet to us...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 24
Views: 657

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

We could have a whole thread on phrases our grandparents used.

One that comes to mind is "Madder than a boiled owl".

"The cat's pajamas" is another

"Goes like a scalded dog" is another.
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phenolic and the shopping challenged
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Phenolic and the shopping challenged

Your intro tells me that we went to the same shopping school. I am not a shopper. I am a buyer. Get in, get out, .... "commando shopping". Kick in the doors, take no prisoners, mission accomplished, beat feet back to camp. Nothing is more annoying than hours spent spinning my wheels, getting zero tr...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T prices down?
Replies: 9
Views: 1080

Re: Model T prices down?

Mine went down $3.21 in value last week, but went up $7.19 for last month,
so I am still on the plus side.
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:33 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?

Why, just this afternoon, we were working with cubic ohms, per the appendix. Never thought I'd use that information when Mister Hedtromma bored us all to death in Junior year Thanatology. Using the postulate process, we were able to lift the flanges and light all three tubes. The cover just swung in...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 621
Views: 76469

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

That's just straight-up voodoo and wizardry there !
by Burger in Spokane
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is procedure for Stutzman?
Replies: 57
Views: 2221

Re: What is procedure for Stutzman?

I am on virgin run of having wheels rebuilt. I called Noah several times over the two years I was on the verge of pulling the trigger, but something would come up and I'd backburner the teardown until the next time I got the urge. Noah was patient and accommodating each time. In the end, I rounded u...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:47 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?

Stu MaGoo shows off the main bearing set used in the final version of Van Plitsberg's Postulate Press. At 32 microns-per-sectare, the terminal velocity was considered beyond mathmatical calculation, according to the engineers, and Cuthbert himself even liked the feel, saying to those who happened by...
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 621
Views: 76469

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

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by Burger in Spokane
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 621
Views: 76469

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

This might be more common than one thinks. A friend had this same thing happen on his hunting rig.
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Replacing the wood floor in an enclosed trailer
Replies: 13
Views: 549

Re: FJ - Replacing the wood floor in an enclosed trailer

Are you saying the floors had "gone bad" ? How so ?
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:19 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?

The guys at the Institute find some amusement in historical notes that indicate various area residents mentioned Cuthbert's peculiar use of an entire bottle of Happy Sally to "clean" the privy. No one else ever acknowledged using it as a cleaner, never mind using a whole bottle ! In spite of everyon...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:01 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?

Such words were often heard in Cuthbert's tongue, when he took
time at the privy for morning constitutional.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:18 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?

She kept the postulate shavings curled up in her bonnet, as seen above,
to remind the casual observationist that time too, must be forever in the
turntable of other's wheels, lest they be interminably wont for sacrilege.
by Burger in Spokane
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 621
Views: 76469

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

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by Burger in Spokane
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:14 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?

Also shared, this scene of Abigail working with her postulate press. Safety was always a big concern for her, and she rarely worked without her safety bonnet. Note the postulate grips in the foreground. With the complex exterior profiles, working the postulates to finished form required multiple set...
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:04 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?

Heinrich often sends out coded messages on his pontagraph on Friday evenings as a matter of staying sharp with his Loris Code. I mentioned the conversation regarding Abigail's postulates and this morning an envelope arrived with the following: Bob and Wormy Wormwood, ready to embark from the Helix M...
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:11 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?

Visiting relatives were quite puzzled when they peeked inside.
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:19 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?

Cuthbert kept a large drum of her philosophical postulates by the back door.
by Burger in Spokane
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 621
Views: 76469

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

And for my encore:

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by Burger in Spokane
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 621
Views: 76469

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

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by Burger in Spokane
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Wool gathering on road rage
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Wool gathering on road rage

The End came in 1970, when U.S. automakers decided to stop making cars in the sense they had made them up to that point, and began making ugly mobility machines. Each year since, they try to make their offerings just a little bit uglier than the year before. Who here remembers being really excited t...
by Burger in Spokane
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:14 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?

That was a real edge-of-your-seat, nailbiter scene, with the sheep and the fence.
I still get goosebumps, just thinking about it ! Miss Maydwell provided grammar
corrections for most, if not all of those movies.
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumper Stickers on Model t's
Replies: 31
Views: 1434

Re: Bumper Stickers on Model t's

Black Trucks Matter
by Burger in Spokane
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:23 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?

Heinrich notes that a very young Mojay Symptoms made an off-the-cuff suggestion to Cuthbert Maddox, that was later relayed to KD, that ultimately led to the revolutionary practice of rolling up the trolley tracks for maintenance back at the yards. Cut the cost by over a dollar per foot ! Here we see...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:00 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?

Growing up on a farm, you might as well leave the house naked as without a knife. This is one of two I carry. Issued to me by the USMC, they were called "Last Ditch" and carried in our boot. On my second deployment, one of our guys got the chance to use his, coming up the better against five abducto...
by Burger in Spokane
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:54 am
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?

So, walking this out a bit, if a 16-year-old got one of Mae's knives, would the Boy Scouts of
America call that, Getting the Mae West Badge ? :D
by Burger in Spokane
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:01 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?

Funny you should bring this up. About a year ago, Heinrich came by in his surrey to farkle through the trunk of values. He was ecstatic to discover a long lost stone axe head with the likeness of J. Edgar Hoover in drag on it ! He left the shop like he was walking on air. Apparently the Institute re...