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T120 last won the day on December 26 2021

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    Sunny Southern Alberta
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    Vintage cars,motorcycles,fly fishing..
  • My Project Cars
    1936 DeSoto S1 Airstream Custom RS Cpe, 1937 Chrysler C16 Trg Sdn, 1946 Plymouth P15 Club Cpe , 1948 Dodge D25 Club Cpe, 1951 Fargo FO-1 (1/2 T)...
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    "I Was Born Free"...
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  1. Some of you may have guessed, I'm a sucker for picking up period items for servicing old vehicles ,also some accessory items that were meant to improve performance - not so much the bling type accessory items, (not my preference). As mentioned ,the "Motor Zipper" photos I posted are an item I bought that was marketed locally in southern Alberta during WWII to conserve gasoline which was being rationed to aid in the war effort. When the price of gasoline was in the order of 20 cents a gallon, this device was selling at $9.85 - Not cheap. According to the CPI (consumer price index) calculator, In today's dollars, that would be around $3.25 per gallon for gas,while the "Motor Zipper" would cost around $160. I don't plan to use it, I bought it at a sale for a little more than the original price in 1942 dollars. It doesn't take up much space in my garage and as Plymouthy suggested, it is more of a conversation item. Ulu had, I thought, good points regarding the idea behind the design.
  2. The #3 part in the diagram referred to as the "air whirler", it would appear doesn't actually physically spin. The triangular shape of the fins projecting towards the intake are bent such that I gather are supposed to creates a whirling effect, (turbulence?) on the fuel air mixture as it rushes by. The air intake above is adjustable. I'm not confident that it would work as a gas saver. πŸ™‚
  3. I can see what the idea was behind the design. The one I have doesn't appear to have been installed. I'm skeptical of any advantage more than a properly tuned would provide ... It will remain a conversation piece. πŸ™‚
  4. During WWII with gasoline rationing in effect, a company in Calgary,Alberta was selling this device they claimed would increase gas mileage.The top info sheet supplied explains the theory of operation and the bottom sheet has testimonials. It wasn't cheap,$9.85, in 1942.....πŸ™‚
  5. Corb Lund has some good songs I enjoy listening to... Here is another from Colter Wall...
  6. There's still some good current country music out there for those who like it...
  7. I hope Paul is keeping well...Unlike a lot of my friends and relatives,I don't have"smartphone" and still have a landline. I do own a flip phone for which I pay a small monthly fee to maintain the number, I don't normally give out the number because it is always turned "off" and only "on" if I'm on the road and wish to contact someone. πŸ™‚
  8. I am also sad to hear Frank is no longer with us ...My condolences to his family and friends.
  9. I kinda agree with the oft quoted phrase, "live life without regrets" ☺️
  10. Back in the day,this product might have been recommended..😊
  11. Hi Veemoney, The Raleigh I have is fitted with the "Dynohub" as Cheesy identified. I was not aware of what it was called.The lights seem to work okay . Hi Cheesy, Thank you for information regarding the Raleigh "Superbe", as well as your suggestions on upgrading the the performance of the bicycle...Much appreciated. πŸ™‚ The woman who sold the Raleigh at the yard sale said the bike had belonged to her dad... The bike is in stock condition and while showing it's age, not much use. The treads on the tires are hardly worn,although the sidewalls on the tires are somewhat deteriorated. The bike does have the fork lock,(no key). Decal says,"Cycle must not be ridden with key in lock" The wheels and hubs are in fine shape , with no pitting on the chrome....As per your information,I checked the front hub and it has "England 75" engraved on the hub.The rear hub has Sturmey Archer engraved, I didn't see a date. The frame has a decal "Made In England". also a 20-30 Tubing decal . The serial number engraved on the frame is, NA5255503. I will be turning 80 yrs before this year ends,so this bicycle suits me just fine,and I'm happy to have it...😊
  12. Old British 3 Speed, Raleigh Superbe, I bought the bike at a yard sale in town. It was in my price range,($15.), needs new tires and a little TLC. It will provide me with some enjoyable light exercise and save on fuel costs on short trips. 😊
  13. Good work, Keith. I enjoyed watching your video. πŸ‘
  14. I will agree with Plymouthy. 😊
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