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Dan Burkhart 04-17-19 05:35 PM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 20889349)
Should we even ask, where these waste fluids went?

For proper treatment at a facility near Kitchener. It was oily water. The oil was extracted and re refined, the water treated for disposal.

gster 04-17-19 05:49 PM


Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart (Post 20889351)
For proper treatment at a facility near Kitchener. It was oily water. The oil was extracted and re refined, the water treated for disposal.

Years ago we took the Corvair on a vintage diner tour through upper New York State.
We'd try to hit 3 to 5 a day.
Sometimes just to have a coffee and look around a bit.
I'm sure we saw one in Rome.
I remember a really nice one in Auburn..
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f36e472be5.jpg
Perhaps this one?
Blue plate special, please.

Ballenxj 04-17-19 06:04 PM


Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart (Post 20889334)
Yup. The company Paul Revere founded is still in operation today. Years ago, I used to haul waste fluids out of their Rome NY plant.

I was under the impression they closed their doors sometime in the 80's? There were two factories, one in Rome N.Y., and one in Riverside California. Here's a bit of history about the one in California.
https://www.pe.com/2018/10/18/for-15...ere-ware-pots/
For what it's worth, I still have a full set of Revere Ware, including this perk coffee pot. :)
http://www.fototime.com/4AB1B64665E7667/medium800.jpg

gster 04-17-19 06:25 PM

Q.
Are bikes right handed?
There's a lot of extra weight on the RH side.
The chain ring, the chain, the guard, the sprocket
and sometimes a dynamo.
Thoughts?

gster 04-17-19 06:26 PM


Originally Posted by Ballenxj (Post 20889379)
I was under the impression they closed their doors sometime in the 80's? There were two factories, one in Rome N.Y., and one in Riverside California. Here's a bit of history about the one in California.
https://www.pe.com/2018/10/18/for-15...ere-ware-pots/
For what it's worth, I still have a full set of Revere Ware, including this perk coffee pot. :)
http://www.fototime.com/4AB1B64665E7667/medium800.jpg

Damn you!

Ballenxj 04-17-19 06:41 PM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 20889413)
Damn you!

;)
And just to stay on topic, the stove "could" be considered a "three" position burner? Wouldn't be true, but could be? :p

gster 04-17-19 06:47 PM

Maybe people just come to this forum
because they like the number 3?
I do.

Ballenxj 04-17-19 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 20889438)
Maybe people just come to this forum
because they like the number 3?
I do.

Turbo 350, and 400 are 3 speeds too. OK, back to the previously scheduled program. :fred:

gster 04-17-19 07:56 PM


Originally Posted by Ballenxj (Post 20889447)
Turbo 350, and 400 are 3 speeds too. OK, back to the previously scheduled program. :fred:

Let us not forget the 2 speed Powerglide.
You could wind those up to 35-40 before they'd shift.

Ballenxj 04-17-19 08:04 PM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 20889526)
Let us not forget the 2 speed Powerglide.
You could wind those up to 35-40 before they'd shift.

We wound my buddies up to 60 before shifting into drive. :eek: 33 Chevy street rod. See there are two 3's in 33. ;)

gster 04-17-19 09:44 PM


Originally Posted by Ballenxj (Post 20889536)
We wound my buddies up to 60 before shifting into drive. :eek: 33 Chevy street rod. See there are two 3's in 33. ;)

Powerglide was far too reliable.
Discontinued.No maintenance required.
The dragster guys really liked 'em.

gster 04-18-19 06:19 AM

Here's a 1980 DL-1
For sale in the Toronto area.
Seller is asking $400.00...
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7a3a097ae8.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...979185da0a.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...97a99db839.jpg
The seller also has this "oddball" for sale.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2a8557e483.jpg
Originally a Raleigh Coaster, he's spent considerable time and cash, converting it to a 3 speed with roller brakes.
He's asking $350.00 for this one

BigChief 04-18-19 06:43 AM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 20889814)
Here's a 1980 DL-1
For sale in the Toronto area.
Seller is asking $400.00...
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7a3a097ae8.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...979185da0a.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...97a99db839.jpg
The seller also has this "oddball" for sale.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2a8557e483.jpg
Originally a Raleigh Coaster, he's spent considerable time and cash, converting it to a 3 speed with roller brakes.
He's asking $350.00 for this one

Nice DL-1. The last of the line. I do miss the white mudguard blaze though. Makes me think of the people building this while knowing they would soon be out of work. Not sure about the market in a big city like Toronto, but in New England, he would be lucky to get half that price.

gster 04-18-19 07:16 AM


Originally Posted by BigChief (Post 20889853)
Nice DL-1. The last of the line. I do miss the white mudguard blaze though. Makes me think of the people building this while knowing they would soon be out of work. Not sure about the market in a big city like Toronto, but in New England, he would be lucky to get half that price.

I agree. A very specific market for a bike like that.
I was working on a TV show that took place in the 1920's (Frankie Drake Mysteries)
a few years ago, and went around and bought 4/5 DL-1s to use as props.
I removed the triggers/cables etc and put 22T cogs on them so that
the extras could ride them around.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...948419d693.jpg
1930 Hercules
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5d13bddc36.jpg
1980 DL-1
Not much of a difference over 50 years.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fb95fa0d83.jpg
28" westwood rims and tires sent from member "Clubman".

paulb_in_bkln 04-18-19 07:46 AM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 20889526)
Let us not forget the 2 speed Powerglide.
You could wind those up to 35-40 before they'd shift.

How long would that take?

paulb_in_bkln 04-18-19 07:48 AM


Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart (Post 20889334)
Yup. The company Paul Revere founded is still in operation today. Years ago, I used to haul waste fluids out of their Rome NY plant.

That was my mom's pots 'n pans set, too.

Ballenxj 04-18-19 08:19 AM


Originally Posted by paulb_in_bkln (Post 20889946)
How long would that take?

That depended a lot on the engine in front of it. The base started out with an inline six. My buddy's 33 had a 327 in it, but serious Drag Racers had a lot more. :eek:
But those are two speeds, we need to get back to three speeds. ;)

BigChief 04-18-19 08:59 AM


Originally Posted by paulb_in_bkln (Post 20889951)
That was my mom's pots 'n pans set, too.

My mother had a few of those pots too. Must have dated back to the late 50s/ early 60s. In the 70s, when I got my own apartment, I bought a small pot like the one I was used to for my kitchen. I still have it, but it seemed thin and cheap compared to the one at my mom's. The bottom warped. It just wasn't as good. That seems to be the way companies go down the drain. Start with a good product, then cost cut and cost cut again until the product is a mere shadow of the original. And then, within a year or so, the new cheapened version is being imported from China.

Salubrious 04-18-19 10:29 AM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 20889526)
Let us not forget the 2 speed Powerglide.
You could wind those up to 35-40 before they'd shift.

I had one of those in my 1963 Buick Wildcat with the 429 'Rocket' motor. When I hit second gear, it was not uncommon to have the rear end break loose for a bit if I had it floored (but oddly, it got over 20mpg if I was easy on it). I was a stupid kid...

I just replaced my '72 AW (which has a failing 1st gear) with a '62. During the process I realized that the later hub had a dust cap behind the sprocket that is absent on earlier models. It can't be retro fitted without some machining, but seems like it would be a good idea. FWIW the '62 hub shifts much nicer...

Road Fan 04-18-19 10:38 AM

New topic - Need a Rim!
 
I just went through the contents of the Rim Room. I thought I had a pair of Super Champion 58 rims, but I only have one! My 1952 Rudge Aero Special will (when she's ready for new shoes) need a Wolber Super Champion 58 (blue label) 32 hole 27 x 1 1/4" aluminum rim, NOT hooked bead. I already have a 40 hole for the rear. My old girl doesn't have the best complexion, but she is ladylike enough to play matchy matchy with her shoes. So one good Wolber requires another.

Anybody?

wahoonc 04-18-19 01:26 PM


Originally Posted by gster (Post 20889411)
Q.
Are bikes right handed?
There's a lot of extra weight on the RH side.
The chain ring, the chain, the guard, the sprocket
and sometimes a dynamo.
Thoughts?

Nah, close enough to the centerline not to make a difference IMHO.

Aaron :)

Road Fan 04-18-19 03:16 PM


Originally Posted by Ballenxj (Post 20890003)
That depended a lot on the engine in front of it. The base started out with an inline six. My buddy's 33 had a 327 in it, but serious Drag Racers had a lot more. :eek:
But those are two speeds, we need to get back to three speeds. ;)


And you haven't talked about anything English!

Ballenxj 04-18-19 10:10 PM


Originally Posted by Road Fan (Post 20890635)
And you haven't talked about anything English!

Either in transmissions, or pots and pans, sorry. Just figured we were all taking the grand tour to off topic-ville for a little while. ;)

Road Fan 04-19-19 07:38 AM


Originally Posted by Ballenxj (Post 20891100)
Either in transmissions, or pots and pans, sorry. Just figured we were all taking the grand tour to off topic-ville for a little while. ;)

No blame, was pulling your chain -- sorry!

A friend of mine had a Triumph TR-4. The car was a rusted out wreck, but it moved and had a great transmission - 4 speed, so still in scope for Sturmey Archer devotees!

Ballenxj 04-19-19 07:48 AM


Originally Posted by Road Fan (Post 20891387)
No blame, was pulling your chain -- sorry!

A friend of mine had a Triumph TR-4. The car was a rusted out wreck, but it moved and had a great transmission - 4 speed, so still in scope for Sturmey Archer devotees!

It's all good. Sometimes the need to explore different topics is a refreshing shot in the arm. No experience with a TR-4, but I'll bet it was fun. :)


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