Bhigdog

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About Bhigdog

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  • Birthday 01/06/1940

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    Eastern, PA
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    anything mechanical. I like moving parts

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  1. Old car show in France

    Nice assortment of cars from both sides of the Atlantic. Nice pix. Thanks. It's kind of funny over here we have restaurants pretending to be French and you guys have a restaurant pretending to Old Western......................Bob
  2. Not a daily driver but use it for local errands. Just got back from a run to the farm stand for peaches and a watermelon................Bob
  3. Oil drain plug

    The washer on my spare "original" pan appears to be some sort of fibre. I've seen them made from copper, fibre, and plastic of some sort. I've made a couple from nylon and that seemed to work fine. They're under no pressure so I'm guessing one cut from a cereal box would work in pinch..................Bob
  4. Oil drain plug

    I thought the same thing but the plug in my spare oil pan measures .708" which is 18MM. So, no answer as to why but they did.................... Bob
  5. Home Made Trailer

    Here's a very possible scenario: Trailer collapses while under tow. The "T" falls off and careens into an oncoming vehicle. Major injuries to oncoming vehicle and passengers. The carrier of the liability insurer sends an agent to inspect the carnage. Said agent takes a look at the trailer. About a week later an agent of the boat trailer, who's also being sued shows up to inspect the trailer. Followed by a structural engineer with cameras, a lap top and a lawyer. In due course letters arrive from the "T"s insurer stating non coverage for damages or liability. Another from the trailer manufacturer advising of their law suit to recover their legal damages. A third from the struck cars insurance company suing to recover damages. And of course the "T"s owner's insurance company informing him that his 2 million dollar umbrella liability policy will not cover "willful negligence" followed of course by another letter dropping him. "T"s lawyer advises he can counter sue but not on a contingency basis. Lawyer's rate is $250.00 an hour but will require a $25,000 retainer, no guarantees. Facing ruin the "T"s owner files for bankruptcy. Facing years of near poverty the "T" owner's wife decides to run off with the lawyer who has been handling the bankruptcy. Wife gets the remains of the T as part of the settlement. Husband gets the trailer.......................Bob
  6. Airplanes

    You're quite welcome. Again, depending on the hardware, A lot of this stuff has great value. Don't be in a hurry and don't be emotional about finding a "good home" unless money is irrelevant. A lot of "good homes" are looking to make a killing.................Bob
  7. Airplanes

    Golden Age Air Museum. Bethel, Pa, 717 933 9566. They restore and fly them.............. Don't know what's up for sale but they have value. Check around and don't be in a hurry to give them away...................................Bob
  8. Airplanes

    Trade-A-Plane.................. The Hemmings of aviation......Bob
  9. I bought a set of "American" Goodyear Marathon trailer tires after my new load range E Carlisle's Blew apart. After I got them on I noticed in almost invisible imprint the word "CHINA". I called Good Year and they assured me that although assembled in CHINA they were made in a Goodyear plant under Goodyear management. One blew the first year the second the next year. Goodyear now assures us that their NEW tires are the best thing since sliced bread. Goodyear might consider changing their name to Goodluck.................Bob
  10. Magic Potions

    Drizzle some on your bran flakes. ......................Bob
  11. Magic Potions

    Kinda partial to the P-51 myself . The F8F Bearcat was a beast too. Now does Flyer 15015 REALLY own a flying F4U?. Because if he does I'm going to burn all my toys. It's hopeless...................Bob
  12. Magic Potions

    If that is indeed your F4U you win the "Whoever dies with the most (best) toys contest"...............Bob
  13. Cars That Made America

    And most mass "entertainment" isn't?.......................Bob
  14. Cars That Made America

    Or news................. Steve, look at it another way. I'm guessing there were any number of people who, having detected an error or were just interested, did some personal fact checking and thus exposed themselves to auto history and maybe lit a spark of involvement in the hobby.................Maybe................ Your glass is half full.................Bob
  15. Get rich quick

    The operative word is "spent". And there's certainly nothing wrong with that...........................Bob