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  1. I started working at National Cash Register, NCR as a draftsman 1979. Pen and ink on Mylar, When I left we were using solid works, 3D modeling. We still had cash registers using core memory. Tiny little doughnuts with little wires running through the center. Ladies on the line stringing them up.
  2. Forgot to add my buddy had one of the last Ossa trials bike made. Intrigued me that it was electronic fuel injection, no battery. How that thing fired the fuel pump, and injector, all with magneto within the stroke of the kick start was amazing.
  3. Rode Sherco, and Honda Reflex. The folks I rode with were semi-pro riders and were very much above my level. Best place we rode was Trials Training Center in Tennessee. That was about eight years ago. They had classes for all levels and at the time would rent bikes. We did our own thing. Miles of trails, for all levels. If you have an Enduro, or any other type of off road bike it is worth a trip. Beautiful country in Western Tennessee.
  4. There was a long discussion over on the MTFCA board a few years ago about how to crank a Model T. After reading it all I started cranking with my left hand, felt odd at first, but now feels very normal. I was out at breakfast in my T once and as usual a crowd gathered when I was ready to leave. People always want to see it hand started. My mind was distracted and I forgot to retard the spark, when it kicked back the crank spun at least 6 times backward , lesson learned the left hand no thumb wrap technique saved me I am sure.
  5. Lots of good advice on shipping but how do you get it picked up at the seller and transported to Fastenal. Maybe a long shot but around here several of the towing companies are car guys. Maybe if you checked some in the area and explained your situation they would be happy to pick up, place on a pallet, and drop off for a price. I had a company move a large lathe for me a few years ago for a good price. greg
  6. Kids really love our old T. I always encourage them to set in it, and blow the horn. It is a 27 with the electric horn that sounds like a ruptured cow, not very loud and not too annoying. if I had a quarter for every kid that had their photo taken in it, it would be restored by now.
  7. My 27 model T roadster pickup is pretty ratty. I usually get Beverly Hillbillies, Then I usually point to my wife and say, she is Granny. good she has a sense of humor
  8. That’s fun to watch. Our daughter and son in-live in Rochester. Works at the hospital, there.
  9. Some GPS have the option for walking or bicycling routes. Sometimes non paved roads if that’s what your looking for. The gravel roads are best for our old model T.
  10. Biggest glass batteries I ever saw were in our central offices at the phone company. Had racks of 24, 2 volt glass cells. Each glass cell was about, 24 inches tall, about a foot square. They were rebuilt every few years, changed plates, and cleaned debris from the bottom. Always loved just looking at them, really neat looking.
  11. A friend worked at a construction site that was a huge garage, about 100 stalls, all plumbed with lifts. I think it was Carvana, near Columbus, Newark Ohio area. I see Carvana looking for auto techs, all the time. I guess they inspect and repair the cars they take in on trade.
  12. The barber in the small town I grew up in was born in 1909. I asked him once if the first car he drove was a Model T, it wasn’t. But he told me in 1914 the hardware store was a Ford agent, in 1914 his father ordered a new T. When the car came in by rail the agent called and they assembled the car and drove it home. Clyde was also drafted for the war, pretty old at the time, interesting fellow.
  13. Or how about the classic line, “I saw one just like it for sale in Hemings for that much”. Yea, just like it.
  14. According to the owners manual, my old 2009 F150 could run without coolant long enough to get you to safety. Never tried it but it was supposed to alternate active cylinders with the idea the air could cool the inactive cylinders. If too hot it would then shut down. I guess it had both a coolant temperature sensor, and a cylinder head temperature sensor. The head sensor was not in the coolant, but into the metal of the head.
  15. Cats face between the door opening and wheel well. Last photo
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