If you’ve studied animation, you’ve probably read Williams’ book. If you haven’t, you’ve probably seen some of his work.
Patrick Bedard writes about a survey of college professors who own cars (in the late 1970s).
Saved another antique alarm clock. Actually, I think this Waterbury is not quite antique yet, it’s probably about 10 years younger than the Westclox I worked on a week ago. If my vague skimming of internet articles taught me something right, it is that Waterbury ended up becoming Timex, a company that is still around…
No lock washers, no locknuts, and pretty sure those bolts are not strong enough to hold the wheel and knuckle to the suspension.
Some photos I shot through my 1950's Kinoflex (an inexpensive box camera made in Hong Kong, styled to look like an expensive TLR). Used Acros 100, and a yellow filter to try and keep the sky from washing out (yellow blocks blue light, so blue colors look darker in the photograph, useful on bright days for keeping the…
I picked up this little Westclox America for $12 in filthy condition. After some cleaning and polishing it’s mostly shiny again. Pulled the guts out and wiped up some old dirt and oil with lighter fluid and Q-tips, then proceeded to put some tiny drops of oil wherever I could access bearings. The clock face was so…
Almost killed somebody today, when they stepped into the street without looking only 20 or 30 feet in front of my car. Luckily the person behind them pulled them back and I was paying attention. The car stopped about five feet past where they stood.
Some snippets from the January 1969 issue of Rod & Custom’s coverage of the 1968 Baja 1000.
The MS trim was the standard car with a single barrel carb and “mixer” motor (ie. without oil injection, you had to mix oil with the gasoline when filling up).
This guy has several videos of these old trucks doing various jobs, invariably they are all missing their hoods for some reason. Look pretty steampunk though with the exposed engine
Seriously, this guy is 25, he looks like he should be 35.
Glad this crappy spring with weld blobs and dremel tool cuts all over it is out of the the car, never to go back in. I didn’t end up compressing it fully, just enough to get it off its seat and then slide the seat off the A-arm together with the spring. It still “popped” slightly when getting pulled out, but I didn’t…
No pics, but saw a Ford F250 with low profile mud tires - and two bent rims. Guess they tried to curb hop.
This peculiar locomotive hasn’t been run in decades, and (good) footage of it in action is really hard to find. The “single” in its name comes from the single driving axle, which is fitted with 8 foot driving wheels. That means that at 60mph, the engine is turning just over 200rpm.
1910 International Harvester - air-cooled, chain driven overhead cam with roller rockers and hemispherical combustion chambers. In 1910! IH only made cars for two years, 1910 and 1911.
Promotional silent movie for the Ford tractor. But not that Ford. Just a Ford who worked for this otherwise unremarkable start-up, and whose name they used in marketing to confuse potential buyers.