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by Rich Eagle
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.
Replies: 18
Views: 477

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

Let me reiterate that my sole purpose in mentioning this was to note the oddity of the car responding differently in different locations. I have become proficient in stopping leaks for 56 years. However driving the cars always changes the dynamics. I did clean and reseat two drain petcocks this fall...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2407
Views: 226010

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

In this case KD's genius was inspired by a miscalculation stemming for the osmatic precipitation from the tinker sprang purchased from an outside source. WallPr.jpg Rather than being appalled by the destruction to the wall and it's covering he could see the potential for Florabelle's new vision. Aft...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Odds and ends
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: Odds and ends

Again, Amazing! Each one is incredible in it's own way.
I hadn't Heard of PoDoLax before.
PoDo.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Yes, Best wishes to everyone for the Holiday.
Stay safe and healthy.
Rich and Family.
by Rich Eagle
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.
Replies: 18
Views: 477

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

I went out to take a picture only to find the camera battery dead. It may be in cahoots with the Tudor. It is charging now. I didn't look during the two weeks so I don't know how long the leak takes. It could be coolant that is in the overflow tube after a drive that takes a while to run down and ou...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Our 2 wheel friends
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Our 2 wheel friends

Great photos and thanks for the color John.
There is a look of pride and sense of adventure on the faces of the riders of these motorized grasshoppers. It must have been pretty wonderful then too.
by Rich Eagle
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2407
Views: 226010

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

We were talking about "Jimmy" the other night at the lodge meeting. He always wore that floppy ushanka. One of the members was surprised to learn that it was Kalamity Dick who created the first cellular telephone. CellFone.jpg Dick was able to communicate with the Mount Stinkmore Station without the...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite

It is fun to read all over again.
Thanks
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.
Replies: 18
Views: 477

Tudor, leaks in one garage but not the other.

A couple of weeks after adding antifreeze I notice new additions to the puddle of fluids under the car. I moved the car to the shop and wiped down all the hoses and places coolant can drip form. I tightened the clamps a bit and left it overnight. Returning the next day there were no signs on the flo...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: K N T
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: K N T

Thanks for that info Frank.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: K N T
Replies: 8
Views: 739

Re: K N T

The Coupe in the last photo has a 1920 Utah plate on it.
20Utah.jpg
I can't find much on early Utah Ford dealers but it could be in Salt Lake City.
by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2407
Views: 226010

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

I got R. J. K.'s autograph on my copy when he was on his book tour.

Heinrich mentioned another one that might be interesting. "Game Rules" edition VII.
GameRules.jpg
Mulster Backgrove gathered much of the procedure garnishments.
by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stations and stores
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Re: Stations and stores

Just too Wonderful!
Thanks again.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Chrome plated brass windshield hinges FS
Replies: 0
Views: 101

Chrome plated brass windshield hinges FS

For Sale a pair of functioning chrome plated brass windshield hinges. $60.00 includes shipping in USA or Canada.
ChrmHng1.jpg
ChrmHng2.jpg
EmlJoy.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2407
Views: 226010

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

Dudley worked for over 15 minutes trying to enhance the action. Cleverly, the Escaladians performed their stratagem using the power cables as concealment or behind enemy lines if you will. Escal.jpg That being said, the wagons carrying the scalding water are quite clear. Even the deceptive slogan "N...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Cut-down Touring Pick-up Body completed
Replies: 33
Views: 708

Re: 1915 Cut-down Touring Body completed

What a delightful rig. I could see it in a movie with some curmudgeon driving it. The mute brass, body color and aged wood all go together nicely. The seat looks extra comfy.
Pretty as a picture.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2407
Views: 226010

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

Looking closer at the lower left of the photo I believe I see the Farkuss brothers tilling some mulch. Fenway, just right of Jeb, took up mossraking to evade service in the Carp Legion. Farkuss.jpg Growing up on the north side of Plattsville the boys got involved with a hamster kidnapping ring. Many...
by Rich Eagle
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Should I Discard These T Coils
Replies: 13
Views: 692

Re: Should I Discard These T Coils

Almost any coil can be rebuilt. I would certainly save any with good wood.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I Fear We're All Out of Date
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: I Fear We're All Out of Date

It is a changing world and folks get funny ideas. I worked with a guy in the 70s who swore "Lassie" was a communist conspiracy with vile undertones to warp youngsters minds.
I always like Hoppy.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2407
Views: 226010

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

Halverstam's drug store was one of Mary Creamhower's favorite spots. She loved an Egg Cream Phosphate while going over the pulser reports.
Halverst.jpg
Yes, that is Joelean Fungerspoon having the Canary Island Special with Havoline sauce. The two often met for treats before their Escalado lessons.
by Rich Eagle
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is your best memory with your T?
Replies: 16
Views: 594

Re: What is your best memory with your T?

It's hard to pick a best memory after 56 years of Model 'T'ing. One of my favorite was the 2010 trip to Glacier with my wife and 2 1/2 year old Granddaughter. We made a half seat for the back so the car seat could sit lower. She had Joy all to herself back there for 11 days. 3 days each way and the ...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2407
Views: 226010

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

Balladeering on the trolley was said to be three times as loud coming from Ernie's as going. This may have led to some of the restricted breathing. Also some of the hard of hearing, I say HARD OF HEARING that occurred on return trips. Trolleyy.jpg The bicycle being a 1910 Raleigh Fly-by-Knight with ...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting T on Epay
Replies: 10
Views: 1267

Re: Interesting T on Epay

Hydraulic no less. Many improvements to that one.
Interesting!
Thanks
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What name have you given your T
Replies: 41
Views: 1000

Re: What name have you given your T

I haven't given my cars official names either but my first car was a Model A which the previous owner called "Flattery".
As in "Will get you nowhere".
by Rich Eagle
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2407
Views: 226010

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

Cubed for the Pythagorean trade no doubt. Waltham Larquvonnet wore a coreset under his 3-piece habiliment. He felt it not only made him handsome and healthy but contained any outward condensation of ingested Happy Sally giving a longer period of enjoyment. Restricting his breathing, he often passed ...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage Ford July august 1997 Article in a 1/4 scale Model of a 1913 Ford
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Vintage Ford July august 1997 Article in a 1/4 scale Model of a 1913 Ford

The fellow who built it was Harry Schoepf. A small photo of parts is at thr bottom of this thread.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus//messages/29/20603.html
If I may:
Schoepf.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 23
Views: 696

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Burger, Maxwell and REO used fans like that for a time. I'm sure there were others. This one is Maxwell.
MaxFan.jpg
MaxFan.jpg (27.54 KiB) Viewed 396 times
This one is REO
REOFan.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T this November
Replies: 26
Views: 1615

Re: What have you done to your T this November

I did a little rivet making today. These are kind of small.
LilRvtz.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Strictly Model T Humor
Replies: 114
Views: 17253

Re: Strictly Model T Humor

I'm always pleased if I can brighten the day for anyone. I experienced the incident show just a few months after drawing it. It wasn't nearly as funny to me then.
Glad you liked it.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: EARLY WISHBONES
Replies: 23
Views: 808

Re: EARLY WISHBONES

This shows some of the various versions. I'm sure there are many others.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/82 ... 1541109101
Rich
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/17 ... 1320655814
by Rich Eagle
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2407
Views: 226010

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

Kalamity Dick often found himself singing along with the romantic reptilian ballads. At one point his large bow tie got snarled in the cog belt and he was nearly strangled and sucked into the works of the dispersers. The machinery pummeled python guano into his whiskers and coiffure and his wonderfu...
by Rich Eagle
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switch work
Replies: 22
Views: 1035

Re: Switch work

In making the square insulator that links the switch handle to the contacts plate I needed to determine how wide to make the slots for the tabs. The remaining cardboard insulators I have are too distorted to measure. When I started measuring the tabs on both handles and contact plates I found differ...
by Rich Eagle
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A real barn find
Replies: 13
Views: 1087

Re: A real barn find

Absolutely Wonderful. It's easy for me to say it should be left as is and never touched but that may not be practical for most folks. Anything done to make it usable could detract from the charm it has. At least we can enjoy these photos and any others that may come our way. Thanks for posting this....
by Rich Eagle
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)
Replies: 23
Views: 696

Re: Lost My Mind - Bought a Flanders 20 (Model T Competitor)

Wow, that's is fantastic. I hope you enjoy it and tell us more when fun things happen.
Rich :D :D :D
by Rich Eagle
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switch work
Replies: 22
Views: 1035

Re: Switch work

While searching for answers I found this post by Mark Osterman 3 years ago. It may help.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/70 ... 1511749949
I did try to straighten one overnight in the press with poor results. I have thought of what you say but not sure what glue to use.
by Rich Eagle
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2407
Views: 226010

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

That's right Herb. There was a ventriloquist who preformed at the Narrow Strip Club between dancers. He also taunted the customers. He was shorter than the dummy so the audience was often confused. Later he stayed on to help raise the Burmese Pythons. Strangely he disappeared in 1957.
by Rich Eagle
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 999- what does this say?
Replies: 10
Views: 852

Re: 999- what does this say?

The racer was named after the Empire State Express No. 999 steam locomotive that had run 112.5 mph in 1893.
by Rich Eagle
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Warford Transmissions
Replies: 16
Views: 446

Re: Warford Transmissions

Keep in mind, if you ever install an original Warford you MUST have auxiliary brakes on the rear wheels. The Warford neutral disables the band brake and sometimes can't be shifted into a gear while the car is in motion.
Ask us how we know.
Rich
(Typing at the same time as Stephen)
by Rich Eagle
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switch work
Replies: 22
Views: 1035

Re: Switch work

This switch back plate has an extra contact. Circled in red it appears it would connect with the coil contact when the ignition switch is in the off position. I am baffled as to what that would accomplish. Also, (highlighted) above the mag contact reads SIDE. This was a 3-pin plate with the early "b...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2407
Views: 226010

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

This brings up the story of when Filagree and O'Dell got the contract to pin-stripe the entire aggregation of wagons and circus vans for the Ringling Brothers. They knew it was exceedingly more than the two of them could manage. An advert placed in the Laramie Daily Sentinel mis-spelt "Exotic Stripp...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Revisiting some fabrication
Replies: 118
Views: 17349

Re: Revisiting some fabrication

Thanks Dallas. My switch plate was bent at the corners as many are. I made forms from maple to straighten them. I used 2 C-clamps to put pressure on them. Straten1.jpg Although the lighting makes them look different this is the same plate before during and after the pressing. Straten2.jpg I used 2 s...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2407
Views: 226010

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

Yeah, according to Uncle Lumby the car was a '23. It had a low cowl, hood and radiator yet the slanted windshield. No flare on the front fenders and no splash apron, just the narrow strip.
I'm Thinking it may have been a Ford too.
by Rich Eagle
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?
Replies: 31
Views: 1454

Re: Has anybody here ever crashed their T?

It was about this time of year in '64. I had installed new kingpin bushings in one spindle and had a dickens of a time getting the king pin in. I threaded it in as far as I could from the top and threaded another one in from the bottom. Joe and his brother came over so I took them for a ride. After ...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A new day has arrived
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Re: A new day has arrived

I am sure whoever is in charge will do their best as they always have. You know they invariably have our best interests at heart.
by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switch work
Replies: 22
Views: 1035

Re: Switch work

After some digging I thought I would post what I have found on the die cast (handle) switches. The one I have been working on (at left) is a Briggs & Stratton as I mentioned thanks to George John Drobnock's post. The other two I have are Clum switches. Dan Trace identified them as 1919 & 1920. Both ...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Watching Norte Dame/send a few pics
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Watching Norte Dame/send a few pics

Great photos as always. The radiator on the last one is certainly different. I don't recall seeing one like that.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: AACA Meet in PA
Replies: 16
Views: 221

Re: AACA Meet in PA

Awesome photos!
Thanks
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switch work
Replies: 22
Views: 1035

Re: Switch work

For what it's worth I found this post by George John Drobnock. His odd, single switch looks very much like this one I am working on. That would make it a Briggs & Stratton. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/558656.html?1438226631 The funny tabs and two screws were discussed there. Some oth...
by Rich Eagle
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: nice weather
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: nice weather

That is great.
I bet you enjoyed every minute.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switch work
Replies: 22
Views: 1035

Re: Switch work

That's wonderful that they were impressed by your bracket. This 2 screw system was quickly replaced by the 3 pin or 4 tab system. Perhaps the 3 or more different die cast type switches were just different vendors. I just don't see how 2 screws could hold that cover tight without being 180° from each...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Scammers Everywhere
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: Scammers Everywhere

They are persistent. My wife who is our local club secretary has gotten several Emails from club officers asking to send money. The first one was from our President who had passed away 8 months earlier. We check now with requesters and don't ever send money except hand delivered checks. All these ca...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switch work
Replies: 22
Views: 1035

Re: Switch work

This housing has 2 screws a little to one side to hold the back cover on. That leaves a gap on one side. The tab that lines up with the notch is for positioning. There are 3 of them placed around the housing. I soldered an L-shaped piece on with a screw to put pressure down on the side where the gap...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff
Replies: 18
Views: 481

Re: Low radiator- high radiator production cutoff

If it has a low cowl it was from an early Fordor. Part 17019ARX is listed for 1923 for the Fordor only. Later Fordors have 17019BRX (23-24) and 17019CX (24-25) listed. The Coupes have 17019BX (24) and 17019CX (24-25) listed. I'm not sure we can make any assumptions from that or if it is just the way...
by Rich Eagle
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Starting Small
Replies: 14
Views: 1041

Re: Starting Small

It is wise to start with smaller projects and work up to larger ones. Some of us get overwhelmed when projects become more than we bargained for.
Nice work Arthur
by Rich Eagle
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2407
Views: 226010

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

An interesting side note, Kalamity Dick tried to fine tune the helmets at the Mount Stinkmore location where his Katifrazzle extrictor was. Flux rays from the antenna bounced off the helmets and into the septifier. Noxious fumes and loud screeching occurred. At first it was though to be Mary Screamh...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: History video
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: History video

I can't believe I watched the whole thing. It was very well put together and interesting to me on many different levels.
Thanks for linking it.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2407
Views: 226010

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

It's possible "Screamhowler" was a knick-name given to her after filming the pelvic scene. It certainly woke up the cat.
by Rich Eagle
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 60 year collection image's
Replies: 9
Views: 870

Re: 60 year collection image's

It's fascinating to look at other peoples stuff. Those are great photos.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switch work
Replies: 22
Views: 1035

Re: Switch work

I have two other types of early die cast switches. The one with internals and back plate has a poor handle. I couldn't find any information about any of these. There may have been some posts on the forum. If I could find pictures of what the one on the left looks like I might try to make them work. ...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switch work
Replies: 22
Views: 1035

Re: Switch work

P.S. I just went back to see if I could make the second switch work. It is a #57 and the new #57 key won't go in. However an old #54 and #66 work just fine in it.
Go figure.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switch work
Replies: 22
Views: 1035

Re: Switch work

While waiting for keys I decided to look into making parts for my favorite switch, an early die cast handled one. Switch4.jpg The contact assembly unscrews from the handle on these. I drilled the rivets and disassembled the tumblers and cylinder and soaked the parts in solvent. Cleaning the handle r...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switch work
Replies: 22
Views: 1035

Switch work

It all started when my Coupe ignition switch would not turn. It was an old switch that worked with the wrong key but was what I could find when I built the Coupe. My first move was to take the back off and clean everything. I find that a chisel works well for prying the tangs back. Things were clean...
by Rich Eagle
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horst and Wilkinson Auto Supplies
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Horst and Wilkinson Auto Supplies

Nice detective work Scott.
Thanks
by Rich Eagle
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 428
Views: 63225

Re: Foto of the Day

"Switch Repair"
SwRpr.jpg
Where there's a will there's a way.
by Rich Eagle
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Heli coil for spark plug holes
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Heli coil for spark plug holes

They do exist. Here is what Stanley makes.
https://www.stanleyengineeredfastening. ... ad-inserts
Here's a kit from Thread Tool Supply.
https://www.threadtoolsupply.com/12-14- ... r-kit.html
Kind of pricey.
by Rich Eagle
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Horst and Wilkinson Auto Supplies
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Horst and Wilkinson Auto Supplies

I'm sure these guys sold model T parts. This is one of my favorite photos and mounted on a canvas backing.
HandW.jpg
The Harley must be 1925 or later.
I have no idea where they were located and can't find them on the web. Has anybody heard of them?
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2407
Views: 226010

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

Did we hear her right?
There is quite a difference between "Making her itch" and "Making her rich".
ich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Help! Looking for some 14-24 machine screws
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Help! Looking for some 14-24 machine screws

Just a few left according to that list. That is who I got my #8-36's from. They have a minimum order but are good to deal with. I dealt with Jay. Give him a try. He might know who has them if he doesn't.
by Rich Eagle
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2407
Views: 226010

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

Sadly Knot. Like trains passing in the night, by the time he got to St. Louis she had flown to Blattsville. However the romance that could have been was portrayed in love scene in "Man Still without Burlap". Mary Creamhower's performance got an Emmy nomination but no statuette. The Barlow sister's s...
by Rich Eagle
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1920 Cleveland six model 40
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: 1920 Cleveland six model 40

Fantastic. That's real Music!
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2407
Views: 226010

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

It was Aunt Lindy. She had flown in from St. Louis and folks said "That's the Spirit". She always was Lucky. :lol:
by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Limousine, Interesting
Replies: 15
Views: 1336

Re: Model T Limousine, Interesting

A bit longer than the one Ed Archer built.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/23331.html
It is the last photo in this thread and was on page 36 of the Sep - Oct 1976 Vintage Ford.
Those reminded me of it.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 409
Views: 42238

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

I found this US mail truck on Pinterest but it doesn't say what it is.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/or ... eb95d4.jpg
Some Autocars are similar but I haven't seen an exact match.
by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2407
Views: 226010

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

That's an interesting question Dallas. They certainly are well done. In fact it was Weldon Fishtackler who delivered them. It's hard to tell if they are from Ernie's or not. Oddly enough, a spare Happy Sally storage room at Ernie's was expropriated to make the cakes and was laughingly called the Mus...
by Rich Eagle
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2407
Views: 226010

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

The Dirt Famine took it's toll on the station on Mount Stinkmore. This later photo shows some erosion below the building itself. StationLater.jpg A wire was sent to Toronto for the Loam Ranger. He was the foremost authority on earth. Many knew him for his sod off shotgun and silver bullets. Busy as ...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Halloween monster
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Halloween monster

That sort of thing is getting entirely out of hand. I thought this one was a bit radical until I met the kid who was building it. His Grampa had a junkyard and was letting the kid run wild in it. The youngster had great enthusiasm and was all over my Bus so he had some instincts that I thought were ...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Christmas movies with Model T’s
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Christmas movies with Model T’s

I remember when we talked about it a few years ago:
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/33 ... 1383351402
Wasn't it Doug Jenkin' Tudor in the movie?
by Rich Eagle
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 faced Amp
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Re: 2 faced Amp

Leave it to Perry!
Fortunately I have several bad ammeters with good faces.
Thanks
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 409
Views: 42238

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

That looks like a radiator in front so I don't think it's an electric. I don't recognize it but those louvers would be a clue.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 2 faced Amp
Replies: 5
Views: 611

2 faced Amp

This ammeter face amused me. The back side had miss-registered paint. There must have been daily glitches at the plant. I can only guess what caused this.
2faced.jpg
The +'s in the circles were drill locations not polarity. :lol:
by Rich Eagle
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Halloween
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: Happy Halloween

Halloween1910s.jpg
You may be right Charlie.
by Rich Eagle
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Halloween
Replies: 14
Views: 907

Re: Happy Halloween

A pretty smile on the cute young lady is charming. The 1924 or 25 coupe has fascinating diamond treads. I wish I had a set. As for the when and where I believe it is a 1925 California plate. It took some convincing as the center state and year was difficult to make out. Also, I couldn't find an exam...
by Rich Eagle
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: This was trucking-Old Photos
Replies: 409
Views: 42238

Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

It certainly is an International Herb. The sidelights look like black and brass so I would guess a '13 or '14. Some wonderful additions have been added to the standard express wagon body and bed.
It's a nice slice of early marketing.
by Rich Eagle
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dutch traffic in 1927
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: Dutch traffic in 1927

That is phenomenal Leo! Black and white photos have a charm of going back in time. The movement and bouncing cars adds a lot to it. And being in that delightful country just adds more enjoyment.
This certainly is a great one.
Thanks!
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Journey's and Joyrides.
Replies: 69
Views: 9667

Re: Journey's and Joyrides.

Thanks John. My Daughter Sally took that one. She takes much better photos than I do and has a smarter camera. There was a bit more traffic there when you were here.
Rich
by Rich Eagle
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Journey's and Joyrides.
Replies: 69
Views: 9667

Re: Journey's and Joyrides.

We enjoyed the heater again today taking the Tudor to the voting box.
VtngJoy.jpg
It also gave us an excuse to drive some of the alleys downtown. There are still some great buildings but it's hard to find a shot without modern improvements showing.
Vtng2.jpg
by Rich Eagle
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2407
Views: 226010

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

One drawback to the lawn circles was when they tilted. Folks could lose change, Chicklets or even a bottle of their favorite beverage it them. Things in the Tri-burgs weren't always on the level. Alawn.jpg That was a fine photo of Cuthbert Maddox. My, has it been two years? I suppose that's all mush...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What “heater” options did T’s have for the cold months?
Replies: 19
Views: 920

Re: What “heater” options did T’s have for the cold months?

Here are some previous heater stories: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/506218/526773.html?1426809741 http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/386580.html http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/380499.html?1376327904 https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1127&p=8422&hilit=Heat...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What “heater” options did T’s have for the cold months?
Replies: 19
Views: 920

Re: What “heater” options did T’s have for the cold months?

We were glad to have the heater this morning. It got down to below zero last night.
by Rich Eagle
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help Identify Door
Replies: 14
Views: 473

Re: Help Identify Door

Still on my mind this morning I looked in the Body Parts book and found the '24-'25 Fordor front door assembly has the same part number as the '26. My book was published May 1926. The Coupe door assembly has a different number. The '24-'25 Fordor also has ‡Steel door while the Tudor and Coupe have n...
by Rich Eagle
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 2407
Views: 226010

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

Many of those cubic yards were augmented with as much as 12% hypotenuse droppings. The Pythagorians were known to use everything but the squawk and KD's Sister made leg warmers out of those. Thrift ran rampant in the Valley and sold for 88¢ a bundle. 68¢ if you showed your scaffolding card. Malcom H...
by Rich Eagle
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help Identify Door
Replies: 14
Views: 473

Re: Help Identify Door

Here is some more food for thought. The front door glass for a '24-25 Tudor is 24 1/2" wide. You could measure your door for that width allowing for the channel. A Fordor front window glass is 19 3/4" wide. That window is #18833 in the Ford Glass Book and is listed as being for 1924-27. So the Fordo...
by Rich Eagle
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help Identify Door
Replies: 14
Views: 473

Re: Help Identify Door

If someone asked me I would say it's a '25 Tudor sedan door. I just measured mine and it is 28 3/4 wide and 47 1/2 tall measured on the outside. Measured inside is 46 3/8. That's what your last photo in your link shows. My Tudor has wood framed doors but the late '25 steel doors should be the same. ...