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Re: Varnished Machine--
« Reply #105 on: December 25, 2009, 03:27:14 pm »

   May I be one of the first to congratulate you on a well done restoration job!! It's just beautiful!!

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« Reply #106 on: December 25, 2009, 07:25:34 pm »
Awsome job on the finish, I would hate to take it through the willows.
Congrates on a job well done.

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« Reply #107 on: December 26, 2009, 07:04:37 am »
Thanks gror.  I really had allot of fun doing the project.  Got about 15 miles on it yesterday and took 9 people for a ride--even my mother @ 83 years old and she had a great time.  No problems,  no leaks  etc...  Today I will go over all the bolts and such and make sure that all is tight and secure.

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« Reply #108 on: December 26, 2009, 09:53:48 am »
Joseph Armand would be proud.
Love the pin stripes.

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« Reply #109 on: December 29, 2009, 05:54:49 am »
48 Bomber,

Sorry about the slow response.  You asked me for Allain Benoit's Phone number in Valcourt.   450-532-4994.  Going to his shop is like going  back into time.  He is quite a craftsman.  His specialty is replicating old horse drawn wagons from the 1800's and he builds everthing from scratch-including the forging.  He has done a few B7's for customers and he now has 2 B-12's to do in the near future.  He will have the wooden skis and metal runners for your machine.

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« Reply #110 on: January 04, 2010, 07:06:41 am »
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« Reply #111 on: January 04, 2010, 07:12:28 am »

   She even sounds like original!!! Did you send this to Charles?? I'm sure he will be pleased to see it.
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« Reply #112 on: January 08, 2010, 07:06:26 pm »
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« Reply #113 on: January 08, 2010, 07:14:26 pm »

   Oldsledz..... looking at that first pic gives me goose bumps !! The tall trees covered with snow..that little bomber poking her head out through.....it's too much for me to look at. Absolutely Beautiful !!!!  :'( :'(

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« Reply #114 on: January 21, 2010, 11:52:37 am »

   Can you tell what color the steering column is ?? Is it same as the doors ??  OT.
                                                                                                       
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« Reply #115 on: January 21, 2010, 12:02:53 pm »
Yes they should both be the same.  I had a real hard time finding the color.  It is a little light.  I did try the shade that you sent me awhile back but it was too orange.  The museum does not have the code for this.  I have discovered that the paint on the chip is not the color when dried.  I bought allot of sample cans!!!!

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« Reply #116 on: January 24, 2010, 06:02:48 am »
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Does any one have or know where I can get an axle for my narrow gauge?  When I rebuilt it,  one axle had been repaired and it broke again.  I should not repair it again so I am looking for a used one.  Any leads or help would be appreicated
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  Oldsledz did you have any luck looking for an axle ??
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« Reply #117 on: January 25, 2010, 06:03:11 am »
O.T.

  No luck yet. 

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« Reply #118 on: January 25, 2010, 06:47:44 pm »
Oldsledz, Thanks for the tips over the phone.  Said HI to Dave Guenther in Pequot,Mn.  He was telling some guys of when you visited here.  Thanks, BIGDAVE
















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« Reply #119 on: February 04, 2010, 08:18:37 pm »
Frank, I reviewed your pictures and comments.  I thought I was working my butt off on Jeff's!!!!  I have only scratched the surface. I should have paid more attention to the access panel over the fuel pump area.  The fuel pump with the sediment bowl already on it!!!!  Seeing all your woodwork made me get sedimental because back in high school I help a friend somewhat restore a '47 Ford Woody.  Which motor and trans? '56 Ford 312 with auto which turn out to have no 1st gear. I think that trany was air cooled. Went OK if we pushed it until the 2nd gear shifted in and we didn't stop.
  Will look at track, wheels and suspension next.   Thanks!  BIGDAVE