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    USA, Northwest Ohio Farm Country
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    Farming and old 4x4s
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  1. The Old Soldier lives again! Beyond awesome! Your dedication to this project is inspirational!
  2. Bob, I agree. That is a fantastic compromise. YOu are doing that truck right!
  3. You are making some serious progress. Awesome work on that fine, old FWD!
  4. What year catalog is that from? I see a couple of different power ratings, one as high as 58 hp @ 1700 (brake) in a Mercer (per Langworth's Mercer history) and one resources lists 60 hp for the Stutz. The Stromberg on the FWD unit had a 1.5-in. bore. I was looking for the materials on the Stutz or Mercer carbs, but I have evidently filed them too well. I hate to quote from my feeble memory but 1.75 inches keeps coming into my head.
  5. I have read that a lot of war suprplus FWD Model Bs lost their engines to those "hotrodders" driving Stutz Bearcats. From what I remember, the only real difference in the engines was that the Stutz had a larger bore carburetor and spun up a little faster. Maybe some difference in the mags, though I recall less about that. Too busy this morning to dig out those files.
  6. You are living the dream, my friend! I've rebuild hundreds of engines but a Wisconsin T-Head is not on that list... nor any truly classic engine. It looks amazingly good considering.
  7. Was that from Don Chew's estate? Looks like you can also get a matching wheel replace the off one, right?
  8. Made me want to stand and salute! Two FWDs as well!
  9. Fantastic work! The crew should be proud of their work and the museum proud to display it. You need to get the Chieftain back to do an in-depth feature on it!
  10. Yeah, Bruce's truck, right? Have driven that one in the distant past. IIRC, it's a '21...?. Can't remember if it's a rare 2-wheel steer. Anyway, I saw that truck stripped down to bare bones and know it was done very well.
  11. So awesome that you have images of this ancient truck when "living" and have some idea of it's early history. THe images are great but they must induce at least a little intimidation at seen just how far you have to go. If you aren't intimidated, you are a better man than me, Gunga Din!
  12. That makes sense. I did not fully adapt my brain to the inadequate braking technology of 100 years past. Was that a vintage carrier for the Holt? It looked it... but I don't know much about British transport from that era as it relates to a steamer.
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