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Old 02-25-2021, 06:58 PM   #1
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or should I say 4 wheel storage unit Yup it's looking like I need an early spring cleaning, curious how you other Fordbarners handle the long winter months in the garage.

Trying to fit the "New 2 Me" grill shell/trim and hood on the 39, change the bands and restore the "Hogshead" on the T can be challenging with all the stuff.

Hey the drum kit was free and couldn't say no, had to keep the fat bikes warm to make room for the snowblower now in the shed

Thankfully the day's are getting longer and warmer.
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Old 02-25-2021, 09:41 PM   #2
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or should I say 4 wheel storage unit Yup it's looking like I need an early spring cleaning, curious how you other Fordbarners handle the long winter months in the garage.

Trying to fit the "New 2 Me" grill shell/trim and hood on the 39, change the bands and restore the "Hogshead" on the T can be challenging with all the stuff.

Hey the drum kit was free and couldn't say no, had to keep the fat bikes warm to make room for the snowblower now in the shed

Thankfully the day's are getting longer and warmer.

Not very well, I'm afraid, However down south here we get enough sunny dry days to warrant keeping a path to the driveway clear..
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Old 02-25-2021, 09:41 PM   #3
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Love the drums! I had a film crew want to rent my '38 truck for a music video shoot. I asked them what they had planned and it turned out they wanted to set up a drum kit in the back and have the band playing as the truck drove along. My next question was "Have you ever seen a '38 pickup?".

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Old 02-26-2021, 09:53 AM   #4
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Garage gets full and disorganized then with the next warm day I clean things up and start on the next project, always plenty to do as long as it is not too cold. On warm days I can pull something out to create room to work.

Funny, the idea was with "down-sizing" to this new house and building a smaller garage so that I would not collect more stuff than I had with more property and much larger garage. As you can see that idea did not work so well.....
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Old 02-26-2021, 06:24 PM   #5
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Thats a huge hit&miss what the horsepower on that?
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Old 02-26-2021, 06:47 PM   #6
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Garage gets full and disorganized then with the next warm day I clean things up and start on the next project, always plenty to do as long as it is not too cold. On warm days I can pull something out to create room to work.

Funny, the idea was with "down-sizing" to this new house and building a smaller garage so that I would not collect more stuff than I had with more property and much larger garage. As you can see that idea did not work so well.....
I've got about a half dozen Wittes from 2 hp to 6 hp and 1 diesel, about 66 flywheel engines total. Another bad habit.

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Old 02-26-2021, 07:20 PM   #7
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Guys that is a 25 hp, weighs about 4500 on the cart. Restored and runs like a charm. I have it tuned so that I can start it by hand myself. Fun toy. Bad habit or as some say, multiple diseases.

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Mark that is a "whopper" the hit/miss engines are another nice "affliction"

What year is your T, mine is a 26 Fordor.

I am looking for a 2hp Fairbanks to run my "little" Meyers water pump. Something else that is currently taking up garage floor space.
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Nice Meyers. I had one like it hooked to a 1.5 hp. John Deere, I rebuilt the pump and boy that thing could pump water.

My T is an 18.

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Mark that is a "whopper" the hit/miss engines are another nice "affliction"

What year is your T, mine is a 26 Fordor.

I am looking for a 2hp Faibanks to run my "little" Meyers water pump. Something else that is currently taking up garage floor space.
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Old 02-28-2021, 12:07 AM   #10
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or should I say 4 wheel storage unit Yup it's looking like I need an early spring cleaning, curious how you other Fordbarners handle the long winter months in the garage.

Trying to fit the "New 2 Me" grill shell/trim and hood on the 39, change the bands and restore the "Hogshead" on the T can be challenging with all the stuff.

Hey the drum kit was free and couldn't say no, had to keep the fat bikes warm to make room for the snowblower now in the shed

Thankfully the day's are getting longer and warmer.
I just keep building more sheds. I was doing a brake job in one of these unheated sheds this morning 34 degrees. That's a bad temperature, much colder and you stay indoors and watch old movies. Came in twice to warm my hands in a bowl of hot water in the kitchen sink. Hey, you asked how we handle this.
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If I find a Hit&Miss engine I’m buying it. Always wanted one of those. Very relaxing just listening to them popping off as they idle.......Mark
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Old 02-28-2021, 10:14 AM   #12
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2 good ones here.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/hit-and-mis...kAAOSwATZgKBMV

https://www.ebay.com/itm/WITTE-GAS-E...QAAOSwGzpfxD0z

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Old 02-28-2021, 11:56 AM   #13
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I've got about a half dozen Wittes from 2 hp to 6 hp and 1 diesel, about 66 flywheel engines total. Another bad habit.

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Old 02-28-2021, 11:59 AM   #14
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If I find a Hit&Miss engine Iím buying it. Always wanted one of those. Very relaxing just listening to them popping off as they idle.......Mark
they can be a pain in the butt, and get your blood pressure up, when they don't start! i have found , if you cuss at it then sometimes they will start
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Brendan, when it is cold I can really work up a sweat trying to get the old girl fired up.

Here is link to a recent video of me trying to start it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnlbT3jU2nw

I have other videos on the channel as well.
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Brendan, when it is cold I can really work up a sweat trying to get the old girl fired up.

Here is link to a recent video of me trying to start it.

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Mark, that was Kool thanks for posting!
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Mark, was there some cussing? Start you son of a bugger!
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I've got about a half dozen Wittes from 2 hp to 6 hp and 1 diesel, about 66 flywheel engines total. Another bad habit.

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Love to listen to the rhythm of those old engines! That and JD two cylinder under load.
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Grandpa Frank had a litany of swear words when the B was bucky about starting.
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No cussing but some heavy breathing and a load of patience. Keeping it "tuned" helps but remembering all of the steps is even better....wait what did I do there??
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