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  1. On the strange spacer..... I agree with Gordon. This piece is likely a sacrificial item. Just a thought, maybe as it is cracked anyway, consider making a new one out of plate brass and never wonder or worry. Galvanic corrosion will be stopped.
  2. Nice work on the quadrant. You will certainly be happy when you run the truck while the throttle and spark adjustments will stay in place!!!!! Al
  3. I don't suppose that anyone has dug a Riker frame out of the hedgerow this spring? 🙂 Al
  4. Any new wiggles on the Riker/Locomobile truck front? Al
  5. oh man........to bad that our fore-site is not as good as our hind-site! Nice pictures, none the less! Al
  6. Hello Andy, Thanks for your reference. Yup, Dave was just trolling for a sale of a radiator shell that has ZERO to doing with this WW1 Thornycroft rig. Thanks for helping us to sort out the EBAY listing. Now if that piece was from an original 1917 Riker........... Al
  7. Hello Dave, I tired several ways to see what you are selling on US EBAY and also UK EBAY. Please purify your EBAY listing as it does not work as is. It may be good to suggest what it is that you are selling, you may have more interest. I am curious but lost! Al
  8. Here is another current EBAY Locomobile/Riker piece of sales propaganda for sale. Al
  9. I would certainly like to be your shop helper for a few days and learn a bit more about mold making! I am envious but happy for your success and skill set! Al
  10. Neil, I second that thanks. Now I know most likely what my mailbox ornament came off from originally. Maybe, someone will need the wheel sometime, if not I am happy just the way it is! Al
  11. Thanks....that is a term not used much here in my area. I have never heard it before! Al
  12. I didn't realize that the picture was going to show as a thumbnail, so I will post another nice Riker Picture for you. Al
  13. Good Morning to my east side of the pond friends. I located another picture of an early Riker Electric truck, which I will post. What a beast it is! My second thought is a bit off subject. Last evening I watched the first in the BBC Masterpiece movie series "All Creatures Large and small". I am an avid Masterpiece enthusiast, Downton Abbey, Poldark, Doc Martin, Sherlock Holmes, all others and now the above mentioned. I read religiously all the short stories by James Herriot earlier when we used to read the "Readers Digest". Being a country boy myself, where we had an active dairy, farmed and ran beef cattle, (as well as pigs, chickens, horses, and kept ornery looking bulls also). I could laugh along with the heart warming real life stories he shared. Now, with the bologna out of the way, would one of you Brits please describe the type and name of vehicles shown in the first of the movie series. There was a nice looking early pug nosed bus, a "C" cab lorry in one shot, what I think is a green Singer 9 or 4AD, and lastly what is the old blue sedan that didn't have very good brakes? Yes, I am thoroughly enjoying this Masterpiece production! Al
  14. Nice, You can see the trigger arm for sure... Al
  15. 3 (note the "S" cast into a spoke) Al
  16. I am snowed in and thought I would share a picture of a five spoke, cast, hard rubber tire truck wheel that has adorned my mailbox for about 40 years. Can anyone here venture a good suggestion as to what it is? I will post three pictures 1-
  17. Picture 3 (note the "S" cast into one of the spokes) Al
  18. Here is a set of three pictures of a solid rubber truck wheel that has adorned my mailbox for 40 years. I do not know what it is off. Can anyone share an idea? Picture 1
  19. jp... I agree, given the time frame we are discussing here and the subject "Champagne", society was probably more indifferent to small spelling "bobbles" like we have seen. The same goes for small nuances on our early trucks, stampings, castings, fit and finish, identification and etc.. I really guess that we just looked at things with a different set of eyes than we do now. Even the "Good Book" has indifferent spellings, punctuation and grammar! But guess what, we still consider it the "Good Book". It surprises me, that as I sift through my small Riker and Locomobile literature collection, I note issues that would not be permitted in a "modern" similar document. Today someone would loose his job for not turning our a "perfect" document. My our hobby is fun......(you don't have to look very far on my postings to note errors that I don't pick up....:-) Al
  20. Good Morning Fellow enthusiasts. It is Christmas Morning in the western US. It is my desire that everyone who takes a moment to check out this thread regarding a potential Riker Truck project, Do Enjoy Your Christmas. Come back and share your thoughts... And a Happy healthy and safe New Year.... Al PS: Nice vintage photo above, thanks for posting! I think this type of mechanical transportation was much more common in the 1900 time frame than the electric Riker delivery truck of 1900, even in America. Here in the western US, very few motorized vehicles were here until around 1910. My grand dad even farmed with teams until after WW-2. When my Dad returned home from serving, during the war in Europe, he convinced Grand dad to modernize and they bought there first John-Deere tractor. (There is a whole story about that first tractor). That modernization scenario was typical of our area on most farms until after WW-2.
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