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About Howard_P

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  1. Jack up the radiator cap, put all new parts underneath, and it's salvageable. No, I don't think it's worth the cost to restore. There are much better original Scouts for sale.
  2. The Scout is a 1961-64 Scout Model 80, the first built, over 100,000 of them. All of these had the fold-down windshield. It is rare only in that it hasn't completely rusted away in nearly 60 years with no protection. But there are many of this model that have survived, many restored.
  3. I'm not sure you read that correctly. From wikipedia:The Big Boy locomotives had large grates to burn the low-quality bituminous coal supplied by Union Pacific-owned mines in Wyoming.....As an experiment, No. 4005 was converted to burn oil.[19] Unlike a similar effort with the Challengers, the conversion failed due to uneven heating in the Big Boy's large, single-burner firebox.[19] The locomotive was converted back to coal firing in 1948.[16][19] By contrast, No. 4014 was successfully converted to oil during its restoration. Howard
  4. Right, although Brown-Lipe auxiliary was commonly called a Brownie even after B-L became a part of Spicer. Howard
  5. No they don't. Just ask any RR engineer.
  6. It's the same car that they raced last year as a Fusion. All they did was put a Mustang grille on the NASCAR spec chassis.
  7. I've heard one use for rollers like that H was on sod farms.
  8. No class 7-8 cabovers built in the US any longer. Freightliner Argosy was the last, ending in 2005. Navistar ended the 9800 series in 2000. Both still build them in Mexico and Brazil for use around the world. COs with tandem front axles seem to be popular in New Zealand. There's a FB page "International 9800" with lots of photos. I'm not sure when KW and Peterbilt ended theirs. Having worked around them from the 60s on, they still feel like a "real truck" when I get in one despite their disadvantages.
  9. In this case, Navistar's poor emissions strategy killed the engine.
  10. There is also an Red Skelton Museum in Vincennes that is worth visiting.
  11. Nothing is built there now. But half the building is engineering labs and test facilities and I think there are some offices too. Part of it is slated to be a museum if it ever happens.
  12. You've got it. The first number is the number of leading or pilot wheels, next number or numbers are the driving wheels, and the last number is the trailing wheels under the firebox. Google Whyte locomotive classification if you want more details.
  13. Howard_P

    $214k a day

    According to a 2009 Sports Illustrated article, 78% of National Football League (NFL) players are either bankrupt or are under financial stress within two years of retirement and an estimated 60% of National Basketball Association (NBA) players go bankrupt within five years after leaving their sport. A search on the subject turned up a few big names that have done even better once they retired with their investments--Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan are two I remembered--but a long list of big names who haven't.
  14. Don't believe everything you read on the net. Ford had a 10% stake in Cummins in the 1990s, but in 1997 Cummins purchased all this stock from Ford and there has been no connection except as vendor-customer since them. http://www.dieselhub.com/news/ford-owns-cummins.html and many other links that say the same. As for souring any relationship with Navistar, that ended 10 years ago with law suits from both sides over various problems and the end of any joint projects. Navistar is more closely tied with GM with the production of the medium duty trucks for Chevrolet at Springfield.
  15. Very nice. Looks like somebody has spent some money keeping it nice or restoring it.
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