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by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Revisiting some fabrication
Replies: 110
Views: 15142

Re: Revisiting some fabrication

Thanks Nathan. I ran some errands in it today. You know what fun that is. Almost time to put it at the back of the shop in favor of warmer cars.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What car is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: What car is this?

It has an American Bosch magneto switch too if that helps.
by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

Burger, I don't recall the year of the Pierce but after looking at several photos I would guess a 1908 or 09.
Philip, so you got to ride in that monster. How astounding is that? Here are a couple more photos of it.
8Stutz.jpg
Is this your 1913 Indian?
Indiannn.jpg
Small World.
by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The T and friends.
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: The T and friends.

What a great time. The non-Fords look intriguing. You really have to drive where you "feel the body flex" to understand much of the Model T's design. I don't get off the road much any more but put the Racer through it's paces in years gone by. It's amazing where they will go and how much twist and t...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Roadside Convenience
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Roadside Convenience

That highway sounds like a great place to drive an old car.
These guys still do it:
https://lmtribune.com/northwest/spiral- ... 5736b.html
I think the Green Cadillac is Dennis Hood's
by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ?1917? Depot Hack up for auction..
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: ?1917? Depot Hack up for auction..

Much of it could be 1917. The items I noticed were earlier front fenders and the steel firewall. It could be a fun vehicle.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T garage saling
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: Model T garage saling

Will they run on 6v or mag?
Seriously a wonderful find for one who can enjoy them.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Drool stuff on two wheels !
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Drool stuff on two wheels !

Thanks Leo. Those are a real treat to see.
Preservation at it's BEST!
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 380
Views: 34198

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Fortunately the Garford name appears on the body so we know the manufacturer. I see the photo identified as WA and called a 1912 one place and a 1926 the other. My guess would be more like '18 or '20.
by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194672

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

Here we see Zebulon Butchellfister patiently waiting in line at the Helix mill for tickets to the radio show. He brought his kit and caboodle as identification. Tickettz.jpg Sitting backward to the ticket window may indicate he planned to listen to the show backwards also. By doing so you start out ...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SEMAPHORE TURN SIGNAL
Replies: 24
Views: 896

Re: SEMAPHORE TURN SIGNAL

It was kind of wacky stuff wasn't it? These aren't the best photos but show how they looked.
Vturn2l.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SEMAPHORE TURN SIGNAL
Replies: 24
Views: 896

Re: SEMAPHORE TURN SIGNAL

Here are some close ups of the vacuum signals Peter Kabel showed above. I borrowed them from this Ebay ad. I recall two fellows returning from a Harrah's Swap Meet in the mid 60's, each with a set of them. Apparently there were quite a few sets for sale there. A 1929 REO Flying Cloud got one set and...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

WOW! I'm glad you still have fun with T's. I've enjoyed seeing some of your '32's and the T racer.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194672

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

Yes, 47 years on KDKD and 3 other broadcast frequencies. Through the magic of stereosimplisizing and the Zimbroscky Method we were able to symthesize this from 16mm of that particular show. Property of the Institute so DO NOT REPRODUCE or COPY. Philco.jpg Sadly the 16mm camera was not equipped with ...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

Thanks for that Pete. That sounds like what I was trying to remember about the car. How wonderful it must have been to grow up around those cars. I was fortunate to attend a few tours with your Father and his brother as well as visiting your home after one of the Holiday excursions. What great influ...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

While I have the book out, it would have been Monstrous at that age.
Pierce.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Early Red T in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles

In 1982 we visited the Museum in Los Angeles and saw this Red Model T. I heard more about it later but don't recall it's connection with the MTFCA. Perhaps it has been talked about in previous threads. Their cars were displayed with terrific backdrops at that time. Now the cars are in a warehouse in...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Revisiting some fabrication
Replies: 110
Views: 15142

Re: Revisiting some fabrication

In the early 80's our Speedster was our Tour car. Our new son enjoyed tours on Joy's lap or cozy in a front pack. When our daughter arrived it was apparent we needed more seating. I fabricated a gas tank for the rear and made seats with folding back rests. I had seen a Pierce Arrow with that arrange...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 417
Views: 56005

Re: Foto of the Day

Going the other way.
Tudor2rr.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What to you, gives a Model T its charm?
Replies: 32
Views: 667

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

Initially it was the way they bounced across the movie screen with Laurel and Hardy and the other comics in them. Later it was the putt putt sound and quaint angular features. Now that I have been around them all these years they seem like family and just won't go away.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194672

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

Apparently there are a great many things we haven't heard about Ernie's cat, Elmo. Simbad is sifting through the box even as we speak.
Catt.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194672

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

Sabastian had this in the cloakroom.
ErnieAtWork.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 417
Views: 56005

Re: Foto of the Day

A day out.
Tudorrr.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Forums Dead
Replies: 33
Views: 1186

Re: Model T Forums Dead

I will have to agree with Perry. This forum is alive and healthy. We come to periods especially this time of year when things seem to slow down. Perhaps it is our metabolisms or the weather or the alignment of the stars. In past years some of the membership took to calling names and picking fights. ...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194672

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

I believe that was the year Happy Sally's octane rating was 88. Many were temporarily blinded as they would be from the flash powder of a camera. Mrs. Kippenhuaffer was exposed feeding the goat without clothing two blocks away. KD's solution was to wrap the toasted wrigglers around a sword and call ...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gonna do it !
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: Gonna do it !

I can wait to see the pickup box. I'm sure it will be a Dandy. I had a similar problem when I built the luggage rack for my Touring. I made a bracket out of plate that moved the light and held the license plate. Maybe this will give you an idea or two that would work with a box. TLBx01.jpg TLBx02.jp...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Making an axe-Video
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Making an axe-Video

Was he the one with a partially singed mustache?
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Fun
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: Model T Fun

It's been a while since anyone told me about the Model T they bought for $5. If you lived in Buhl in the 40's and wanted to drive bad enough you could put something like that together. We're lucky they took the photo of it for us to enjoy today. I'd say a '24 or'25 chassis with those late 30's steel...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old (1920) photo - Parts salad T's started early
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Old (1920) photo - Parts salad T's started early

Thanks for posting it. It is delightful in many ways. The horse in the background, the bulky roll-ups and a Prestolite tank tell us a nice story. The buildings behind even more.
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Making an axe-Video
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Making an axe-Video

What a treat that is. It's a slice of life right out of that special era. I can remember fellows just like that as well as the shop and tools.
Nowadays, not so much.
Thanks for the wandering.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194672

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

I did not know that Perry. I had to scrounge around the undercroft a bit to find a copy. Sure enough. Penelope.jpg As if the final dish weren't enough of a treat the wording of the recipe was priceless. "Bubble, bubble toilet trouble; Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wombat milk and tongue of dog, Cool ...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 417
Views: 56005

Re: Foto of the Day

That is beautiful Pat. I could see a VF cover photo of that nature.
Meantime, these guys are waiting for a place to be.
Fittingzz.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194672

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

Of coarse we have to give Abigail credit to the last line in the song: "Tell me what you think of me". Animal, vegetable and mineral alphabets, but the animal O's and sometimes Y's often wondered off making them unsuitable for long sentences. The droppings into the extensive peat bog up to 6 feet de...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194672

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

Then again, the Greenhouse at Wafflesville changed many things.
GrnHoss.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194672

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

Perhaps Cuthbert's idea of using worms with tiny hacksaws strapped to their backs for machining the insides of the postulate castings was one Richtenbrohaufmeister hoped to cover. KD and Cuthbert did spend several days on it but the tiny straps did not hold. They had better luck with grasshoppers bu...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 380
Views: 34198

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

A White truck probably in the early 40's. It would have made an impression on me.
by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194672

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

Carleast Footmothal shared this photo of Kalamity Dick and Cuthbert Maddox at Moss Crossing waiting for the trolley to Ernie's. It was most likely on the occasion of Ed Hickey's Birthday. He had several each year. Always an occasion to get spiffed. KDnCuth.jpg It may have been at 28B, the pruning em...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Unusual front axle
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: Unusual front axle

That appears to be like the "Henderson front spring" shown here;
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/17 ... 1318474855
WideSprng.jpg
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Shown in the first photo and the last 2 by Bruce Csorba.
by Rich Eagle
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 380
Views: 34198

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

I would say the Harley is about a 1912 or 1913. The twins were belt drive previous to that. The enclosed chain drive truck looks familiar but I can think what is is yet. I'll do some looking.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Parts cabinet
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: Parts cabinet

You may enjoy seeing this one. I had to click on the "Picture"s. It claims 1930's
https://forums.aaca.org/topic/332063-ca ... -cabinets/
by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 roadsters....
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: 26-27 roadsters....

Thanks Norman. This is from the MTFCA Encyclopedia "1926-1927 Completely new design (except for trucks which continued the 1925 style). Painted black regardless of body color."
by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 380
Views: 34198

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Yuengling brewery launched its ice cream subsidiary in 1920 to help the business survive Prohibition. They resurrected the ice cream production in 2014.
yuenglings.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 380
Views: 34198

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Yes, I'd love some Ice Cream. You can almost read the "Packard" on the radiator. I'm guessing late teens. That headlight location was quite common for them.
Great photo.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194672

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

Esmeralda Wanknard put wombat milk out on the porch for the moggies when she had it. At dusk you could catch them preening and kissing the grass. moggies.jpg She didn't carefully measure the amounts which accounts for the afore mentioned scorching. On a clear night you could hear Saxophone and kazoo...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 417
Views: 56005

Re: Foto of the Day

Just Stuff sometimes is fun to look at.
Stufff.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Underpowered?
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: Underpowered?

We drove our '09 to a tour that had a very steep and long climb to the headquarters. We were in low much of the way. I didn't hear about any Ts loosing it on the hills but two vehicles pulling Ts on trailers broke down on the hill. I have 3 distinct power levels between my worn out Coupe, my Speedst...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Were after-market radios ever an option on the Model T?
Replies: 15
Views: 726

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

"The Galvin Corporation of Chicago, USA is credited with introducing the first commercial car radio, in 1930". http://www.driving.co.uk/news/test-your-knowledge-when-was-first-car-radio-introduced/ "The first car radio was introduced in 1922 by Chevrolet". http://www.exaget.com/evolution-car-radio/ ...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is a Rip Van Winkle car?
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: What is a Rip Van Winkle car?

That is a nice original car. The Rip Van Winkle car I remember was the one Wayne mentioned. A 1917 in the Vintage Ford Magazine. Here is a discussion of it. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/550619.html?1434989640 And these: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/537757.html?143145321...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Good News - Racer rescued
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Good News - Racer rescued

A phone call the other day delighted me. The old orange racer I've stored for 40 years is going home. Norm's Grandson has taken interest and is going to make it an auto shop project. I will try to get some photos of the progress. His Granddaughter is also taking auto shop and will continue on any ad...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My square tank holds 9.6 gallons
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: My square tank holds 9.6 gallons

As my mind fails me I shall probably be running out of gas more in the future. I'll have to remember to take notes each time and then take an average. :lol: :lol:
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Found an old photo in a museum - could be a 26/27 Ford ?
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Found an old photo in a museum - could be a 26/27 Ford ?

There is no doubt in my mind. It is a '26 or '27 Ford.
Nice photo too.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194672

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

That may have been the machine Abigail was refering to in "Spiller Skelter". At any rate, Ernie always spilt a glass on those Thusdays in memory of it. ErnieMay12.jpg As Ernie didn't keep milk on hand he had it brought in from the dairy in Dumont just for spilling. For those who haven't heard by now...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My square tank holds 9.6 gallons
Replies: 6
Views: 345

My square tank holds 9.6 gallons

On my way back from the NAPA today my Coupe started sputtering. Fortunately I was only a block and a half fron my ethonal free station. Wiggling the body side to side just barely got me there. The stick showed it bone dry. I filled it clear to the top of the hole with 9.6 gal. As the tank is a few d...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: It starts early.
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Re: It starts early.

Fantastic!

if I may:
pedal1.jpg
pedal2.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194672

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

And in these troubled times I can't help but be grateful for those immigrants from Pathagaria during the pandemic in the Valley for bringing us the Pythagoriangorean Serum.
"To find a way through the darkest days one only has to spill milk".
by Rich Eagle
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 380
Views: 34198

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

That's quite a truck and at work. I think it is a 1922 Autocar based on the wheel hubs.
If charlie were still with us he would either correct me or confirm it. I'm pretty sure though.
Thanks for finding these. They sure are great.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194672

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

Abigail Van Plitsberg had said "Delusion is the mumsy of invention". This rang true for the duo of Dick and Cuthbert. As Rich alluded, Cuthbert's rambling interruptions often redirected Dick's assessments to even more brilliant deductions. Perhaps somewhere between the Sherlock and Watson and Martin...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A GREAT article for us "Car Guys"......
Replies: 3
Views: 205

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

Thank you for posting that. It's quite nice.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rookie mistake: driven gear upside down...
Replies: 9
Views: 785

Re: Rookie mistake: driven gear upside down...

It is such an easy thing to do. I have heard of that many times from those willing to admit it.
Thanks for the report.
Maybe we should start a thread of things gone wrong. Sometimes these discussions make things look easy.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Finders Keepers ?
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Finders Keepers ?

A few years ago these four escaped. We followed them slowly to their neighbors place.
EscapeII.jpg
Lots of adventure on those quiet roads isn't there?
by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying the year of this T
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: Help identifying the year of this T

After another look I believe I see the wishbone above the axle. A shadow under the spring and then white as it goes behind the license plate. That would make it '17 or '18.
Wshbn.jpg
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by Rich Eagle
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Redster
Replies: 34
Views: 1659

Re: Redster

You certainly know how to enjoy a Model T. I admired 'Henry" when you posted it earlier.
What fun?
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Finders Keepers ?
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Finders Keepers ?

So it wasn't a keeper after all. If it was it would have been a Fall keeper. I had some Spring keepers.
keepers.jpg
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Sounds like it was fun while it lasted.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help identifying the year of this T
Replies: 8
Views: 502

Re: Help identifying the year of this T

I would only guess 1917 to 1922. But likely before 1919 when demountables and a starter were optional and would not likely have cowl lights. The smart ones may be able to do better than that.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 417
Views: 56005

Re: Foto of the Day

Crank vs. Arm - Rich 1 Crank 0
Krankk.jpg
OK, Ford's design was better than mine. In 56 years of cranking I have broken one crank and no arms. There is always tommorrow.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Central Kansas T Ride Today
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Central Kansas T Ride Today

That's the way to do it Chris.Thanks for sharing the great pictures.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Redster
Replies: 34
Views: 1659

Re: Redster

One thing about a Red antique car, if you do it right you only need one. I found that is sometimes true with Yellow.
by Rich Eagle
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 380
Views: 34198

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

I may be wrong again but those don't look like pianos they are moving.
Great photo tho.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194672

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

Kalamity Dick always liked the drive through Cadootanary Canyon and up Slibber’s hogback to the Ziltchbilster mine. He spotted some chipmunks frolicking that reminded him of Chippley before he was lost in the transmission those few years ago. The rain wet his face just enough to cool him from the su...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1941 Model T motor
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: 1941 Model T motor

Thanks Joe. I guess I should show more of the block. I'm not sure what the J and X indicate.
1125b.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1941 Model T motor
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: 1941 Model T motor

I moved stuff around and pulled the block into the light to take a picture. After 18 tries this is the best I could do. You can make out the 1125. There is no indication of any other digits. I also doesn't look as if any metal has been ground off of it. It looks like my 1925 and earlier blocks with ...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Redster
Replies: 34
Views: 1659

Re: Redster

Did somebody say "Red Tires" ?
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by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Virtual Model T Tour
Replies: 251
Views: 13761

Re: Virtual Model T Tour

In 1982 we traveled to Emmett, ID. The McCall Labor Day tours started there and we drove up the SH-55 canyon along the Payette River, named the Payette River National Scenic Byway. It is a beautiful drive and in those days the dozens of old cars could make the climb with minimal traffic. The little ...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.
Replies: 178
Views: 25154

Re: What have you done on an old non-Model T vehicle.

I wanted to clean up a spare generator for the '35. It was reluctant to come apart. After soaking it with penetrating oil and then soaking it in water it was still stuck. I thought maybe a gentle nudge in the press might push the armature through the case. I used some steel and a socket for spacers ...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Redster
Replies: 34
Views: 1659

Re: Redster

That illustrates the freedom of choice with these cars.
Have fun with it.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1941 Model T motor
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: 1941 Model T motor

I have one that is simply stamped 1125. It is a single valve cover engine. I have always wondered about it. I couldn't get a photo.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I just got banned... from the watch repair forum!?!
Replies: 13
Views: 560

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

I agree that there are many wonderful things on this Forum. Many I probably take for granted. I do visit and participate in some other forums that don't have the things this one has.
Interesting experience Matt.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Happy Birthday, Dad!
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Happy Birthday, Dad!

It says something about him, giving the car a name like Bonnie Jean. Did he name the new Pontiac or was his mind elsewhere?
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Happy Birthday, Dad!
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Happy Birthday, Dad!

It has that wonderful "old Photo" look doesn't it? It's nice to know who it is.
My Father had a '31 Plymouth Coupe. One night a fuse blew and all the lights went out.
Fun to see this.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 380
Views: 34198

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

I thought the hood looked unusual too. It turns out a pennant is what I was seeing. It looked like a Buick to me. Perhaps 1914?
Interesting none the less.
Thanks Herb.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Other old car photos
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Other old car photos

Thanks Wayne. After looking at some photos I believe you are right on. The 1910 Model K 14HP that Bonhams sold in 2011 has all the same features. The dips in the axles at each end are exactly the same.
by Rich Eagle
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Old Photo- New 1914 Fords
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Old Photo- New 1914 Fords

It's a photo of a happy occasion. As Kenneth says the first two roadsters have Prest-O-Lite tanks and the rest have acetylene generators. It took a while to read "FORDS DELIVERED MAY 5 1914 BY SMITH HARDWARE CO. DANIELS STUDIO PINE CITY MINN" Does this mean the hardware store is the Ford dealer?
by Rich Eagle
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: glue or screw?
Replies: 10
Views: 521

Re: glue or screw?

Yes, screws are the good choice.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in September?
Replies: 45
Views: 2476

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

Looking good Jeff. I like the looks of honeycombs too but never found a really good one.
Thanks for the update.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Other old car photos
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Other old car photos

I see a 1909 model 20 that looks like it. It could be later.
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Other old car photos
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Other old car photos

The first one is a Hupmobile I believe.
The second looks like an International high wheeler or maybe a Sears.
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heads up on the same old scam
Replies: 16
Views: 831

Re: Heads up on the same old scam

That's right Steve. Anything we post is out there for good. I found a picture of my Speedster I could but for the right price. :o
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194672

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

Often the girls would stay out late with Duke after an afternoon concert, sometimes until after nine o'clock. Often they quibbled over who would get to sit next to him. He certainly enjoyed the attention and often brought daisies to give out. Marleven, sitting left of Joeleapper, kept records at the...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Winter is coming. High of 60 next week.
Replies: 14
Views: 461

Re: Winter is coming. High of 60 next week.

We have enjoyed the variety of temperatures here. 55° last Monday, 96° tomorrow and then 60°next Tuesday. Something for everyone. Lows are 52° to 30°. It's a dry heat and cools off at night.
by Rich Eagle
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194672

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

Isn't it interesting how the best-laid plans often get wet and frazzle? Ernie's plan might have been a great success. I was reminded of this photo of Duke recording "My, How the Anchovies Sting". The acoustics in the abandoned machine chamber delighted him. Fannie found it chilly and complained so o...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194672

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

Being the shorter of the three he often took a back seat to the other two. There he could stretch out and relax while the tissue novels were being dispensed. The excursions in Chugwater were filled with pickup sticks, crockett and hunting wild bores. Still, they missed their rondavel under the Macki...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What kind of a car is this?
Replies: 17
Views: 1194

Re: What kind of a car is this?

The name "Chummy" roadster comes to mind also when I look at the car in question. Several companies used that name but I don't see a match.
by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: How does this work?- Tapping machine
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: How does this work?- Tapping machine

Thanks Leo. Nice threads.
by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What kind of a car is this?
Replies: 17
Views: 1194

Re: What kind of a car is this?

I would think the 3 louver hood could be a good clue. This 1917 Hackett is close with wire wheels but not the same trunk.
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by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194672

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

Yeh Burger, I don't see a date on it.
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by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: How does this work?- Tapping machine
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: How does this work?- Tapping machine

This tells a little bit. RickSaf.jpg Advertisement from the 1919-11-06 issue of "Canadian Machinery" Looks like you kissed out on this one; https://www.bidspotter.com/en-us/auction-catalogues/compass/catalogue-id-bsccom10055/lot-887a01a1-a4f4-4745-97ae-ab2d00051847 This shows the chuck clearly. Rick...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2302
Views: 194672

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

Well Herb, there was the herb, that is often used as an oregano substitute. Also a Marjoram Witherspoon who ran Oldenburger Squirrels between St. Louis and Duggburg in the late teens. She was an angular woman often wearing Snippers Boots. Not to be confused with Sweet Marmoram, the vanadium solvent....