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Clodfobble 08-14-2017 12:56 PM

Here they can only fly in the winter because it's too hot the rest of the year, the balloons won't go up.

xoxoxoBruce 08-17-2017 03:52 PM

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Farmers gotta have fun...

xoxoxoBruce 08-22-2017 04:57 PM

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And little tractors...

Gravdigr 08-22-2017 06:06 PM

Wheel Horse.

Hadn't heard that name in a while.

Gravdigr 08-26-2017 04:57 PM

Wait for it...

Griff 08-26-2017 05:34 PM


xoxoxoBruce 08-31-2017 01:48 AM

Home built by a welder...

glatt 08-31-2017 08:38 AM

Nice, now he needs to have some sort of winch system that will hang it up in that super tall ceiling space out of the way.

xoxoxoBruce 09-05-2017 11:46 PM

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Tea pickin' rednecks... an abomination to tea aficionados.

xoxoxoBruce 09-06-2017 02:49 PM

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The lawn won...

xoxoxoBruce 09-10-2017 11:38 PM

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Big pump...

BigV 09-11-2017 11:55 AM

That IS a big pump. At first, before I saw the caption, I thought it might have been a turbine in a hydroelectric plant. Twil and I toured a hydro plant (she arranged the tour as a birthday gift for me--I love that woman) . The shaft was gargantuan. There are pics, I'll find them.

xoxoxoBruce 09-11-2017 12:13 PM

I've climbed down into the swirl cage of a water-turbine generator being repaired at Grand Coulee Dam, when I worked for Westinghouse. Big and scary inside.

Gravdigr 09-11-2017 02:53 PM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 995535)
Big and scary inside.

I knew a girl like that.:cool:

BigV 09-13-2017 01:53 AM

Down in the... ahem... swirl cage?

xoxoxoBruce 09-13-2017 02:58 AM

Yes, the swirl cage is a shaped concrete cage with curved walls, having small steel sliding windows around the periphery. These windows, many many feet below the surface, hold back the whole damn lake. When they open the water enters at an angle with great force, driving the vertical water turbine and the generator above it. If those widows opened when you were in there, even without a turbine in place, you wouldn't stand a snowball's chance it hell.

xoxoxoBruce 09-13-2017 03:45 PM

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I have no idea but suspect homemade...

xoxoxoBruce 09-13-2017 11:54 PM

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I found it, not homemade, it's a 1901 Slinger. Was 5 hp, one gear, 35mph. Copper radiator around the cylinder.

Griff 09-15-2017 07:29 AM

That is pretty cool.

There are loads of interesting designs out there for toys and tools that simply lacked lightweight motors... Maybe I should just build an aircraft.

xoxoxoBruce 09-23-2017 12:51 AM

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Pratt & Whitney WW II engine and a cutaway.

Gravdigr 09-23-2017 03:50 PM


Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 996099)
WW II engine

An engine of war?

xoxoxoBruce 09-26-2017 12:18 AM

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Back in the day they had to train mechanics to service a tremendous variety of cars, when many of the students had never driven a car.

xoxoxoBruce 10-01-2017 10:41 PM

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Even Sears had stuff for the Model T...

xoxoxoBruce 10-03-2017 02:03 PM

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Early snow machine, the handle bars are fixed, just to hang on to.

Gravdigr 10-03-2017 03:34 PM

Somebody done flipped dey treadmill.

xoxoxoBruce 10-08-2017 08:48 PM

Ruben Vinylos of Argentina built this incredible 1924 Model T Roadster Pickup in 1:5 scale.
He made all the parts from raw stock... and it runs.

Griff 10-09-2017 07:17 AM

It even sounds scale. That is cool.

xoxoxoBruce 10-09-2017 10:59 AM

Ha ha, a sliderule, period perfect.

xoxoxoBruce 10-24-2017 06:17 PM

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Cheap and easy way to increase compression, screw a plate to the piston. :rolleyes:

xoxoxoBruce 10-26-2017 10:58 PM

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Not surprising this didn't take off...

glatt 10-27-2017 08:44 AM

Hey guys, I have an idea. Let's build a car that is the same size on the outside as a regular car, but doesn't handle as well, and has huge oddly shaped bumps that stick into the passenger cabin and limit you to only two passengers. Who needs room to stretch your feet out anyway?

xoxoxoBruce 10-27-2017 10:34 AM

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This is a damn clever idea if you're careful not to twist it.

glatt 10-27-2017 11:57 AM

Just like a japanese style pull saw.

Speaking of which, should you set up your hacksaw teeth to cut on the pull stroke or push stroke when using a regular hack saw?

Gravdigr 10-27-2017 01:12 PM

I've always seen them set for the pull.

xoxoxoBruce 10-28-2017 12:51 AM

Really, I've only seen hacksaws set for the push.

BigV 10-28-2017 02:02 PM


xoxoxoBruce 11-03-2017 12:57 AM

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Let's see those whippersnappers with their sticks stop this one...

xoxoxoBruce 11-08-2017 12:55 AM

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Don't need no stinkin' blade, the wind will blow the grass away.

xoxoxoBruce 11-09-2017 12:31 AM

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Bubble nose Indian sidecar...

xoxoxoBruce 11-09-2017 09:22 AM

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Twin Diesels...

Gravdigr 11-09-2017 02:59 PM

What's that between the dipstick and the shifter? (And don't say the steering wheel!)

Fuel pressure gauge? Boost?

Griff 11-09-2017 08:50 PM

not really any info...


BigV 11-10-2017 12:01 AM

Looks like a air brakes parking brake that's not a gague on the top, it's a reflection

xoxoxoBruce 11-11-2017 12:57 AM

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Ducati V-4 don't need no timing belts, gears and gears and gears. We're talking a 7500 RPM motor.

Gravdigr 11-11-2017 04:42 PM

See, now, that looks reliable as a hammer, but, Ducati.:right:

xoxoxoBruce 11-22-2017 11:20 AM

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Pretty impressive speed for 1948, I see it has a belly pan.

Gravdigr 11-24-2017 01:31 AM

That's a pretty clean ride.

Happy Monkey 11-24-2017 09:07 AM

Looks like Mr. Bliss's car.

Griff 11-24-2017 09:30 AM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 999090)
That's a pretty clean ride.


Gravdigr 11-27-2017 02:55 PM

Clean ride.

That's what "CR" stands for on the plaque.;)

Idk what the "CR" stands for.:p:

Chopped roadster, maybe?

BigV 11-27-2017 09:44 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 999205)
Clean ride.

That's what "CR" stands for on the plaque.;)

Idk what the "CR" stands for.:p:

Chopped roadster, maybe?

Good guesses. I guessed "Custom Roadster". Now I think it means Club Racing.

xoxoxoBruce 12-03-2017 09:15 PM

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C class roadster, by weight and displacement.

Why waste that old Hit&Miss engine grinding grain, washing clothes, or making ice cream, when you can have fun...

xoxoxoBruce 12-05-2017 11:31 PM

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With a 600cc 2-stroke driving the front wheel on unpaved roads, I can't imagine the noxious cloud coming out from under that front fender. :greenface

Happy Monkey 12-06-2017 11:40 AM

Apparently, that one may be the only one that exists.

Gravdigr 12-06-2017 12:34 PM

Interesting Wiki article, here.

600cc. Two-stroke. 297 lbs. Bet it ran like a striped-ass ape.

Good find, Bruce.

Gravdigr 12-06-2017 12:36 PM

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Wiki says it's based kinda sorta on this:

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Gravdigr 12-06-2017 12:40 PM

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From a recent safari...

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xoxoxoBruce 12-10-2017 08:50 AM

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Crazy hippie...

BigV 12-10-2017 12:03 PM


Slicks all around


License plate spells glatt 7 in l33tsp34k.

xoxoxoBruce 12-11-2017 04:33 PM

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Expensive, crazy, and stupid....

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