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Old 01-06-2010, 12:00:15 PM
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Default Seeking machine enthusiasts for Discovery show

Hello!

We want to pitch a new show to the Discovery Channel about fixing up old machines. I'm looking for machine enthusiasts who might want to be involved.

If you think this would be fun and you'd like to see such a show on TV send me a message so we can have a quick chat. That way I can find out more about you and you can find out more about what we're trying to do.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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I think that woud be great. I aways like the shows on RFD tv But could also spark more inerest. Also better than some of the other garbage on tv.
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:21:18 PM
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Interesting concept..... makes me wish I could afford cable or satelite TV.

PBS is about the only thing I can pickup on broadcast TV that might go for something like that.
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Default Re: seeking machine enthusiasts for discovery show

Awhile back this sort of subject was discussed (http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36994) with some interest. Would definitely be interested in this sort of thing. Some of the stories about what has been done and what is currently being done would be great! Machines rebuilt on site and driven out, brought home piece by piece or just brought home and overhauled. All would be great stories.

Probably best would be to have a host who travels to different locations and showcases other people's rebuild projects instead showcasing just one shop which is rebuilding it's own projects. With the amount of time it takes to rebuild some of these projects, this would allow shows about different projects to be in production at one time and not be waiting on a project to be finished before the next one can be started.
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Default Re: Seeking machine enthusiasts for Discovery show

I was one of several who were contacted about this concept, however, the details seemed to get in the way. Hopefully, those details (who is paying for what and who gets it when it is done) have been resolved.

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Although I know how to machine parts, I do not have the room for the machinery here at the house. Most of my restorations are made using original, yet used parts from sources, most of which are advertisers or are sponsors here on the Stak. I have restored many engines, and have written over 12 articles and many items for various columns in GEM, as well as posted a few adventures here on Harry's forums (Thanks Harry!). If such a show could be implemented, it would be a boon to the hobby. I hope it gets off the ground.
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Default Re: Seeking machine enthusiasts for Discovery show

Harry- I think this might be worthy of a bulletin in the main antique engine and tractor forums to help spread the word? Hopefully we could find some people over in the UK that could help. I know that I very rarely (almost never) look in this one. Just a thought.

Helen- one place you might want to look into is the Internal Fire Museum of Power. It's on your side of the pond. http://www.internalfire.com/
Another good place to find info/people is in Portland, Indiana, USA. That's probably the biggest club/show of its kind in the US.
http://tristategasengineandt.intuitw...com/index.html

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