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by Rich Bingham
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VIX Scientific Gas Saver
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: VIX Scientific Gas Saver

True enough Mark, but kerosene was much cheaper than gasoline nonetheless. (and no road tax !). It was common well into the 1950s for gasoline tractors to be fitted with two tanks, winterfronts and adaptations to enable them to run on "low-cost fuel" kerosene, fuel oils, etc. saving "expensive" gaso...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1913 body striping
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: 1913 body striping

It's well worth the discussion anyhow. My pet peeves re/ striping are stripes too heavy (wide), too much, and wrong color. On '13s, one often sees the belt line stripe coped around the windshield back-brace bolt head (mine was done that way). Period photos show it low enough to clear the bolt head. ...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is the Model T considered a compact/sub car?
Replies: 12
Views: 961

Re: Is the Model T considered a compact/sub car?

Just to be nit-picky, 171.2" (14'-3") is the overall length of the Yaris. Correct on Model T wheelbase, wheel base is the distance between axels. Wheel/tire diameter plus fender overhang gives you overall length. Probably should add the overhang of the touring top when it's down as well for a Model ...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1577
Views: 78908

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

Interesting note on the comic strips, "Waxford & Mabel" and "Over at Our House". Both appeared in the Saddle String Herald and the Chugwater Times, but neither were syndicated. Cartoonist Bud Sagendorf seems to have plagiarized KD's appearances in Waxford & Mabel, as he introduced a "crazy inventor"...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1577
Views: 78908

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

There are many references in the record to KD's animal allergies, and none indicating that he ever owned pets, or any animals at all. If Kalamity Dick had owned a cat, it's most probable the creature would have drunk Happy Sally, and not champagne. It's not that KD didn't like animals. He was fond o...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '12 firewall wood??
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: '12 firewall wood??

Regarding reproduction dashes for the brass cars, many seem to be made from plywoods faced with cherry (?) cabinet veneers. Not a problem in the short-haul, but as furniture grade sheet stock is not required to do much more than look good, soft-wood interior plies, often with multiple voids, are not...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1914 Wiring Question
Replies: 21
Views: 1332

Re: 1914 Wiring Question

Just a few thoughts on the battery as not OEM: The coil box and switch were provided in 1914 by K-W, their system was used on other makes and in other iterations which would make the battery option a necessary feature on other applications. When a driver inevitably experiences the need for correctin...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Not for sale just an OF to look at
Replies: 12
Views: 1518

Re: Not for sale just an OF to look at

Extreme restoration began even while Model Ts were being manufactured. Maybe you have run across this "period correct" story: A farmer was replacing a tin roof on an old shed and wondered what to do with the metal he'd taken off the shed. A neighbor suggested he should crate it up and send it to the...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: tire pressure
Replies: 11
Views: 1264

Re: tire pressure

Would you recommend over 70psi for "oversize" 30x3-1/2 tires ?
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1577
Views: 78908

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

It sounds a bit silly to many folks that the MacWarfords named three of their sons "Bill", but it was very efficient. When Mrs. MacWarford wanted the kids to come to supper, take a bath or go to bed, there was no need of repeating her orders name by name. William was deaf, so the difference mattered...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Difference in Grease Cups?
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Re: Difference in Grease Cups?

While we're in the subject, are grease cups with a brass cap older than those with a steel cap ? My '13 has an assortment, no "cauliflower" caps (good name !) but that doesn't mean much. She was restored when I got her and I know nothing of the "provenance".
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2209

Re: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?

Great idea !! Thanks Rich !!
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Duster, Car coat
Replies: 17
Views: 1402

Re: Duster, Car coat

Driza-bone is in the class of outer wear with cowboy slickers. Stateside you can probably find knock-offs less spendy than the Aussie original. Check your local saddle shop or western wear stores. Since "The Man From Snowy River" oilskins became real popular. I'm hopelessly out of fashion. I have a ...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning nickel safely.
Replies: 12
Views: 1405

Re: Cleaning nickel safely.

It's my understanding that nickel is impermeable, and a proof against corrosion; unlike chrome, which is porous and can allow under layers to tarnish or corrode. Nickel is given to oxidize and become dull, requiring minimal polishing to remain bright. You could try most any good metal polish safely ...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Duster, Car coat
Replies: 17
Views: 1402

Re: Duster, Car coat

There is a difference between a duster (floor length) and a shop coat (knee length). They were universally buff or light tan (dust colored) for obvious reasons, and were in general use thirty years or more before the advent of the infernal gas buggy. I think efforts at period dress really complement...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2209

Re: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?

Thanks to all who responded, especially to Hank for making the effort to go through his "stuff" and to Gus - (email sent)

I really think a feller could solve most any problem with the help of this Model T community ! :D
by Rich Bingham
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Aluminum foil= Snipe hunt?
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Re: Aluminum foil= Snipe hunt?

All that said, aluminum foil actually is very useful when hunting snipes. :!:
by Rich Bingham
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sealing my 12 rivet rear end
Replies: 17
Views: 1344

Re: Sealing my 12 rivet rear end

You made a beautiful job of it Rich !
by Rich Bingham
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just an Old Car Painting
Replies: 118
Views: 12801

Re: Just an Old Car Painting

There's something very appealing about that '09 under six inches of new snow that makes me want to experience getting her started, and plowing through drifted roads, something I've never done. A couple of years ago when we had heavy snows in the valley, my Lizzie was laid up, undergoing an operation...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inspection cover. Which side is out?
Replies: 15
Views: 1521

Re: Inspection cover. Which side is out?

:shock: I dunno Dave ! Now I'm worried about that dog. Did the yoghurt kill him ? :shock:

Good one ! :lol: (I really don't worry much - seems a waste of time. When things go wrong, it seems like it's pretty rare that they are the things you've been stewing over ! ;) )
by Rich Bingham
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 runabout: wrong door?
Replies: 27
Views: 1633

Re: 1915 runabout: wrong door?

Thanks for that, Allan ! I haven't had the pleasure of seeing any D&F bodies in person, only the photos you and our friends down under gave posted here. I get the impression they were designed and finished with more refinement than the "stock" Model T bodies from the factory. The "twist bar" concept...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inspection cover. Which side is out?
Replies: 15
Views: 1521

Re: Inspection cover. Which side is out?

Mine is a flat plate. Should I worry ? :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 runabout: wrong door?
Replies: 27
Views: 1633

Re: 1915 runabout: wrong door?

Please pardon the following lengthy ramble: While wood-working has remained a popular pastime, the pinnacle of achievement in "wooden technology" passed over a century ago. Certain aspects have been nearly lost from disuse, and are generally overlooked by many of today's craftsmen. Chief among these...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2209

Re: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?

Yup. Steve's right about the variety. Trying limited options I'm amazed at the variation in metal caps for metal cans, all of which seem to have gone the route of the passenger pigeon. I'd love to go to Hershey, but then, I'd also like to go to Paris some day. Both are practicably inaccessible from ...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1577
Views: 78908

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

Dang. Three times over the route, never found it. I'll be reviewing the nutmeg incident with Sebastian when he returns from Connecticut next week. Meanwhile, I believe I'll grate a little on this Thomas & Jeremiah. (Best when made with a jigger of Happy Sally !)
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding on a body
Replies: 16
Views: 1191

Re: Welding on a body

Scott, EXACTLY like that !! :P Good on ya for truly "restoring" that body.
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Welding on a body
Replies: 16
Views: 1191

Re: Welding on a body

I'm surprised no one has mentioned "hammer welding" as a technique for patching or fabricating sheet metal forms. A good hand with oxy-acetylene can weld accurately butted pieces without using hardly any filler rod, and the result requires only minimal finishing. Parts are tacked in place then "stit...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2209

Re: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?

:oops: I realized too late I headed this post a little too dramatically, especially when there are posts of real importance with bad news for our community here. I apologize. :oops: Thank you all for the helpful posts, Hank, I sent you a PM. Gene, thank you for a good solution, I'll be in touch if I...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steve Jelf and the police
Replies: 15
Views: 1886

Re: Steve Jelf and the police

"Steve Jelf and the Police". Hmmm. Sounds like a rock band. :?
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Tragedy struck. Help, please ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2209

Tragedy struck. Help, please ?

My official Model T auxiliary gas can lost its filler cap on the way to the Co-op last trip. Obviously I failed to cinch it down tight before we left home. Roads are pretty rough, it rattled loose. The neck measures 2" OD, stands 1/2" proud, three coarse threads showing. Any ideas where I can find a...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Revisiting some fabrication
Replies: 102
Views: 9915

Re: Revisiting some fabrication

"Key stock" - perfect ! What's so funny about that ? :roll: I stopped counting when there were 50 new houses between here and town (just those I could see from the road). That was twenty years ago. Within the past two years, I'll bet there are 50 new homes within a radius of two miles of us. So far,...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 runabout: wrong door?
Replies: 27
Views: 1633

Re: 1915 runabout: wrong door?

Just for purposes of speculation, is the plane of the body "turn under" at the "B" pillar the same for tourings and runabouts ? Or does the runabout body have a tighter curve at that point ? I can see a turn-buckle arrangement bringing a sagging door back into shape if the frame is old, but with new...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: making thread protecter knockers
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: making thread protecter knockers

They're called "coupling nuts". A quick search shows that Lowes, Home Despot and Fastenall carry them.
by Rich Bingham
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whoops .. foot got stuck
Replies: 20
Views: 1688

Re: Whoops .. foot got stuck

Ruxstel24 wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:05 pm
2 words....cowboy boots !! . . .
Not these ! (Don't forget to take your Spurs off) :roll:
by Rich Bingham
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Elbow bolts
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Re: Elbow bolts

Much steeper ! :lol: great photo !! Thanks for posting it !
by Rich Bingham
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Elbow bolts
Replies: 12
Views: 983

Re: Elbow bolts

TRDxB2 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:05 pm
You can also park (or jack up the rear) to cause the water inlet to be higher than the water level in the radiator.
Please show us a picture of a Model T in that position.
by Rich Bingham
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Post your favorite sign
Replies: 48
Views: 3875

Re: Post your favorite sign

R.V., you reminded me of this one we saw on a trip to South Pass City Wy. a few years ago. The pictures were of local office holders up through the governor, national congressmen and the presidensity. If you can't read the photo easily, it says: "Do these asses make my truck look big ?"
:lol:
by Rich Bingham
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil sight gauge issue
Replies: 27
Views: 1811

Re: Oil sight gauge issue

:lol: Scott, I got tired of biting my tongue. Sometimes it just hurts too much ! ;)
by Rich Bingham
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Oil sight gauge issue
Replies: 27
Views: 1811

Re: Oil sight gauge issue

:shock: amazing what one learns here. An oil sight glass will break on a gravel road, but a glass sediment bowl never will. :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Post your favorite sign
Replies: 48
Views: 3875

Re: Post your favorite sign

I love this thread !!

Bill R., I also have heard "Where the Sam Hill . . ." all my life too. Sam must have come out west early on.

Here's a sign I like :
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Graphics on a Model T
Replies: 19
Views: 1554

Re: Graphics on a Model T

FWIW, like most things there's a range of quality tied to cost in vinyl films. "High performance" films actually have performed better than paint. I base this on nearly 30 years of making "stickers" after a previous 30 doing hand lettering with paint and brush. The problem will be to find a geezer w...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T
Replies: 20
Views: 1419

Re: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T

Allan, I didn't mean the Cheby would be trouble-free. Just the "conversion" ! :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T
Replies: 20
Views: 1419

Re: Best, Easiest standard transmission conversion for 27 T

The simplest, cheapest and most trouble free conversion would be to swap your Model T for a '27 Cheby. :roll:
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1577
Views: 78908

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

Cliff Toshover's experiences collecting bottles would make an interesting book. Up the valley from here, Malachi Ofberg recalls the day he saved Cliff from a bevy of angry hornets. The pair had been dredging for bottles on the Flu River bottoms where the old St. Swithin, Idaho dump had been located....
by Rich Bingham
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 89
Views: 6837

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

Eye candy ! Those V-8s had beautiful, elegant lines. New, sleek, fast ! They were a quontum leap in only six years, making the Model T hopelessly obsolete and "funny looking". Maybe I'm not paying attention, but I don't think any 2020 models about to come out will be noticeably different from "old" ...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1577
Views: 78908

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

I went to the foyer at 11:00, but no one was there. The five and dime in Medicine Bow burned to the ground in 1928. Smedly Spelsch was accused of arson, but nothing was proved. The Saddle String Enquirer used ink made from coal dust and tobacco juice, byproduct of the paper's sideline businesses. Fo...
by Rich Bingham
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T tan
Replies: 11
Views: 1136

Re: Model T tan

Like Dick, I keep the top up, but other activities (like farming :lol:) gets me a pretty deep "farmer tan" anyhow. Your wife's advice is good, take it ! You could improve the shade over your scnhozz with a broader-brimmed hat. As for preventing cancer, choose the right forebears, and don't worry. Wo...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1577
Views: 78908

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

So very true, Burger. The Saddle String Enquirer was probably the worst offender when it came to promulgating "fake news" back in the day. Take this headline for example :

"Quint Essential, bee-keeper from San Jose, gets stung on bogus Silver Plume mining shares"
by Rich Bingham
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: New Rig
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: New Rig

BobShirleyAtlantaTx wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:33 am
. . . go to the bathroom before you take off.
Words to live by !! :lol: thanks for that Bob. I'll never look at a warning light again without thinking of that story !! :D
by Rich Bingham
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T picnic supper
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: Model T picnic supper

What a great evening !! :D
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My T broke my wrist DAMN
Replies: 36
Views: 2396

Re: My T broke my wrist DAMN

Is it effective ?
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 89
Views: 6837

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

"Perk" Perkins was a kind mentor who put up with me and was patiently helpful when I was twelve and obsessed with photography. I love this painting for the nostalgia of the "Alcohol Falls" where I grew up. Wonderful story about the Olds Limited. Do we know anything about its whereabouts nowadays ?
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl
Replies: 29
Views: 1926

Re: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl

Really? Really !! :shock: Be afraid, Hank ! Really afraid. :lol: Seriously, sure, it's a long shot, but if you roll down an improved gravel road at a good clip, you'll be surprised how many rocks will hit your floor-boards. Much less of a possibility cruising pavement and running over homeless guys.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My T broke my wrist DAMN
Replies: 36
Views: 2396

Re: My T broke my wrist DAMN

I cannot claim an uninterrupted 57 years of "un-reconstructed" right hand cranking. After my first model T there were many years of hand-cranking a Case Model "D" tractor in between it and the Lizzie I have now. I've had a gentle "nudge" a time or two reminding me I was careless enough to leave the ...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 324
Views: 25717

Re: Foto of the Day

Rabbit brush !! My favorite thing. A beautiful pairing Rich !
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Journey's and Joyrides.
Replies: 49
Views: 4794

Re: Journey's and Joyrides.

Last Sunday I had a standing appointment with a fellow "car guy", a neighbor who lives five miles away. Of course he was more interested in seeing Lizzie than me. The wind was blowing at 30mph with stronger gusts. I (stupidly) left the top up, which had me fearful that the wind might take it. We sur...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl
Replies: 29
Views: 1926

Re: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl

I agree with Scott. Don't take any gravel roads. My "purist" point of view is that a glass sediment bowl shouldn't be installed any place where "stuff" on the road surface can be flung into it. There are good reasons why the original item was a solid metal casting. As for re-working the original, I ...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery
Replies: 23
Views: 2547

Re: Cleaning Brass: An accidental discovery

Wassamatta youze guys ? Let's find a "formula" that puts a 90-year-old mellow patina on brass and leave that polished stuff to 70's disco decor ! No problem! Lizzie lives outside during her using season April through November. Patinating formula: Periodic sprays of irrigation water, the fine drople...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Day timer question
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: New Day timer question

A bronze starter brush might be a good choice to make one for the New Day. I believe they are of an alloy that contains graphite. I think New Day used something similar originally.
by Rich Bingham
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1577
Views: 78908

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

Euclid Barnstormer led something of a double life. Guilt-ridden for leaving his aging widower father alone on the family farm as he pursued a glamorous white-collar career managing KD's many interests, he made amends by disguising himself and volunteering at Grange Halls all over the country as he t...
by Rich Bingham
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What oil do you use for your Model T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1463

Re: What oil do you use for your Model T?

Needing a red-faced "smilie"
I was responding to the post that said Tula, Mexico. Oops ! (Stats on Tula, Hdlg., Mex. still stand). Yup, I recall reading Constantine's adventures in past years. I resolve to read more carefully and post less frequently from now on ! ;)
by Rich Bingham
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What oil do you use for your Model T?
Replies: 23
Views: 1463

Re: What oil do you use for your Model T?

Nope ?!? Steve, are you lost ? Tula, in the state of Hidalgo, en Los Estados Unidos Mexicanos is a city of 100,000 approximately sixty miles north of Mexico City. Alt. 6000 ft. Average temp 62 F.
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dates on Low Heads
Replies: 14
Views: 1027

Re: Dates on Low Heads

Original Smith wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:48 am
. . . earlier low heads have a much more detailed, crisp Ford script than the later low heads.
That may mean pattern wear unless there are other detail differences between a "crisp" casting and later ones. Can anyone provide some pix for comparison ? Much obliged.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Metal Lathe turning wood?
Replies: 10
Views: 1058

Re: Metal Lathe turning wood?

BHarper wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:46 pm
. . . Cleaning that sawdust out of lubricated areas is a PIA. I often use aluminum foil to catch debris as it is created. It forms well to almost any shape . . .


That's a great tip ! Nice job on the crank handle.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 302
Views: 22240

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

While we're still on the subject of skunks, I beg your kind indulgence to elaborate on my post about the skunk-spray rainbow. No, Dallas, no special "grasses" were involved. My life has been full enough of variety and amazing experiences without need for any drug-induced enhancement. Back-story: a f...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Metal Lathe turning wood?
Replies: 10
Views: 1058

Re: Metal Lathe turning wood?

Same tool rest adapted easily on my crumby old flat-bed Atlas. More of a problem with a Vee-ways lathe. You must take pains to keep the sawdust out of gearing and to see that oil doesn't soil your project. Overall, it's not the best idea JMHO
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Why we should outlaw autonomous vehicles
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Re: Why we should outlaw autonomous vehicles

It's why I keep horses. ;)
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Timing roller 180 out
Replies: 7
Views: 769

Re: Timing roller 180 out

You may have a camshaft with the hole which receives the roller index pin bored clean through. If so, simply remove the pin, and position the roller correctly.
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 302
Views: 22240

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Has anyone here besides myself been blessed by the singular opportunity of seeing a "skunk spray" rainbow ?!? I could not believe the colors and their incredible intensity ! :o (that's not all that was intense)
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fun / Interesting Bumper Stickers, Road Signs, Etc.
Replies: 23
Views: 1769

Re: Fun / Interesting Bumper Stickers, Road Signs, Etc.

:shock: she must have heard that somewhere :shock:
by Rich Bingham
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fun / Interesting Bumper Stickers, Road Signs, Etc.
Replies: 23
Views: 1769

Re: Fun / Interesting Bumper Stickers, Road Signs, Etc.

DLodge wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:41 pm
Not a bumper sticker but a roadside billboard . . .
?!? Maybe butchers as a class are naïve innocents ? For a short time a local market proclaimed on their reader-board - "you can't beat our meat !"
That was changed hastily as well. :o
by Rich Bingham
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1577
Views: 78908

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

Stook and gin and racehorse pitch, war and crazy eights, 21 and 31 and 747, if I don't play for money Wayne, will I still get to heaven ? Never heard of fizzbin though. :?:
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1577
Views: 78908

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

This photo proves rumors that Logston's chief drain cleaner was a satyr (half man, half goat) were true. His name is lost to history (at least as far as the Institute's archives are concerned) but hearsay accounts claim he concealed his differences by wearing long trousers and hobnail boots when off...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Paintings that aren't Model Ts
Replies: 89
Views: 6837

Re: Paintings that aren't Model Ts

That little painting is powerful !! A treasure re-discovered, something I bet all of us dream of finding. The beveled glass lights in the top are wonderful!
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I hope this brew works!
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: I hope this brew works!

My own experience with the 50-50 ATF/acetone mix, I could not see that it was any improvement over "Knock-R-loose" or "Liquid Wrench" if even as good. The acetone evaporates so rapidly it's problematic whether it has much effect. ATF doesn't seem to be very impressive as a penetrant. Perhaps a keros...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model t destination
Replies: 5
Views: 600

Re: Model t destination

It's a pretty rough haul, but certainly not out of bounds for a Model T. Steep. The kind of road that would have been considered pretty fair in the day. If you go, make sure of accommodations even if you're camping. Rock slides and forest fires can be a problem so check on local conditions. I'd go !...
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1577
Views: 78908

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

That's Logston Q. Barnstable in the photo. He assisted Kalamity with the installation of the improvements. An able engineer in his own right, Barnstable came up the hard way as an apprentice in the skunk works at Stebanite.
by Rich Bingham
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 324
Views: 25717

Re: Foto of the Day

:lol: "training wheel support" :lol:
How appropriate!! Get 'em started right! 👍🏻
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New
Replies: 26
Views: 2636

Re: Offensive Placard’s – Nothing New

Being lysdexic is fun !! :D every Time I scan the forum topics, I read this one as "Offensive Packards" ! :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1577
Views: 78908

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

This brings up an interesting interlude in KD's career. Careful readers will recall a previous post regarding Cuthbert's confused meanderings in wilderness areas; (see photo) Kalamity's efforts to assist his old friend landed him a consultant position with the Forest Service. His expertise was utili...
by Rich Bingham
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Coughing in High Gear
Replies: 17
Views: 1364

Re: Model T Coughing in High Gear

Sounds like your mixture is too lean to take up the load at full throttle. Back the needle off a quarter turn and see if it will behave.
by Rich Bingham
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fun / Interesting Bumper Stickers, Road Signs, Etc.
Replies: 23
Views: 1769

Re: Fun / Interesting Bumper Stickers, Road Signs, Etc.

I think Burmashave signs were already passé when I was too young to read, but I remember the folks commenting on the survivors. There are books out on them, the only one I have committed to memory: ROAD WAS CURVIN' CAR WAS WHIZZIN' FAULT WAS HER'N FUNERAL HIS'N BURMASHAVE Before Ladybird Johnson dec...
by Rich Bingham
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1919 Ames touring car
Replies: 25
Views: 1906

Re: 1919 Ames touring car

kinda makes you wonder if Edsel and the design team got their inspiration for the Model A radiator shell from the Ames. The Model A was styled by Edsel as a "baby Lincoln". Lincoln was his project from the time Ford bought the marque from Henry Leland. It would be interesting to know if Edsel borro...
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ouch...her new name is TrailBlazer
Replies: 14
Views: 1240

Re: Ouch...her new name is TrailBlazer

Um, . . . I don't think it is whole 😳
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Saving it for Good
Replies: 31
Views: 2269

Re: Saving it for Good

I'm not going to claim I know all about it without reservations, but this has been my experience: There are many brands of catalyzed fillers, and they may behave a bit differently brand by brand. The stuff is generically a polyester resin that sets up hard when mixed with methyl-ethyl-ketone peroxid...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We Have All Been Here, Right?
Replies: 6
Views: 906

Re: We Have All Been Here, Right?

wayne sheldon wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:35 am
. . . a lot of truth to that "Can't be tight if its a liquid".
:lol: you can disassemble practically anything with a cutting torch ! :lol:
by Rich Bingham
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Cleaning
Replies: 23
Views: 1775

Re: Cleaning

Lizzie got a spit-bath the other day. I can't get excited about an under-side cleaning, but the beer sounds good ! Here's to ya Larry !🍻
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Foto of the Day
Replies: 324
Views: 25717

Re: Foto of the Day

Wonderful photos Burger ! Thanks for posting them. Beautiful country.
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The 61½¢ accessory
Replies: 22
Views: 1873

Re: The 61½¢ accessory

Steve Jelf wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:56 pm
. . . I've lost one by forgetting to put it back in. I have trouble finding a tool that was in my hand ten seconds ago . . . :)


That's the reason I should prolly do this too. Thanks, Steve ! Good tip !

Bob, Wayne, I just fainted :o
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The 61½¢ accessory
Replies: 22
Views: 1873

Re: The 61½¢ accessory

Dang hot-rod kids. I don't understand this insane craving for speed. 25 per is good enough, and I ain't never lost no oil filler cap by burning up the road at no 42mph. Wayne, ya dang idjit, ya coulda kilt yerself !!
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1577
Views: 78908

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

Burger in Spokane wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:34 pm
A lot of people interested when history is being made (up) !

:roll:
When you think about it, ALL history is "made up". Depends entirely on who's lying to you about what. Dunno who said that, "history is written by the victors" but that's certainly true.
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Adjusting Bands
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Adjusting Bands

As usual, the correct answer is, "It depends."
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1916 Buick barn find
Replies: 34
Views: 2376

Re: 1916 Buick barn find

Thanks for letting us watch over your shoulder!
Great fun to see and watch your progress. What a wonderful find this car is !
by Rich Bingham
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1577
Views: 78908

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

Why Leo, I'm surprised :shock: A trap ? Here ? Surely not. Nothing but unverifiable facts and incredible anecdotes on this thread. The institute researchers thank you sincerely for the translation of the Gaelic word. Much appreciated. It seems, then, the favorite tipple in the tri-burg region back i...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rubber Fuel Line
Replies: 12
Views: 1026

Re: Rubber Fuel Line

Beginning with Plymouth's "Floating Power" in 1929 (I think) automobile engines were no longer bolted rigid within the frame. Through the 1930s practically all makers followed suit. This made a flexible connection to the fuel supply a necessity, hence the ubiquity of the hose application you have ob...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT - Adventures of Kalamity Dick - Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 1577
Views: 78908

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

This may or may not have anything to do with the subject at hand, but when Ernie's Saloon in Medicine Bow was demolished in the early 1950s, a hundred year old bottle of imported single malt Scotch whiskey was discovered in the bottom drawer of his desk. The label was "Sally Toilichte". There was a ...
by Rich Bingham
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Why won't T start but runs.
Replies: 34
Views: 2420

Re: Why won't T start but runs.

Same battery laid by three years ?
Push-start on bat or mag ?
Does it run on mag ?
Do you crank (with starter) on bat or mag ?
You cannot start it with hand crank on either bat or mag ?

Diagnosticians may need this info. Good luck !
(at least you can get it running ! :D )