Friday, October 18, 2019

Deutz air cooled diesel cutaway

Its been awhile since I posted anything Deutz, here is a sectioned engine sent to me by a reader.  
Previous Deutz aircooled diesel post here.

thanks, Rolf!

snowmobile patent

Patent application no. 367104
Registered June 29, 1937

"Some day, I will invent a little machine that will glide over the snow and will even allow me to go up hills."  J.Armand Bombardier

Thursday, October 17, 2019

One of my vices is vises, C. Parker No 5 1/2

 I dropped in to visit the Waterloo Central railway in St Jacobs today (more on that later) and was greeted by this big old Charles Parker Number 5 1/2 vise sitting out proudly by itself in the middle of the yard. It's obviously had a long hard life and it's good to see it still working!

Tyre choices 1928

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

American Motor AMX

 About 19,000 of these were made from 1968-70. There can't be many left.


Here's one for you, Glenn...

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

1983 Suzuki Katana

Lots of detail changes for 1983, black engines, smooth vinyl on the seat, cleaner front engine mounts and more obviously, red paint on the 750, blue on the 1100.

Monday Mystery

Here's another interesting old device whose use isn't immediately apparent. It took awhile to figure out, the clue being the "Red Devil" name. We'll do a different format and turn it into a multiple choice quiz.
The above device is:
a) an overly complicated 19th century carabiner, named after the Red Devil mountain.
b) a shoe stretcher (competition for the Coulter product).
c) stapler for installing window points

 Answer here.

Update, Red Devil alive and well in Pryor Ok. though not making staplers any more.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Norton International 40M

Riders Club May 1998
Another beauty.

Datsun 510 owners manual

 These things used to be everywhere! They were great cars. I see the occasional one showing up as a vintage racer.