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A Trip to Crosby North Dakota


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Old 04-22-2011, 10:59:35 AM
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Crosby ND

Well since the Sawyer Massey is done and the Geiser has its own thread etc. I have decided to make a general "Crosby thread" to update everyone on some of the interesting items that are there. Rather than make individual threads.

I have included some of the pictures from Yesterdays visit. Sorry the cars don't have lugs or cleats and the Stanely is Steam! I am still going to post the pictures.

But first the Tilsoils are getting their turn in the shop.

Sorry I must have been a little shaky on this one!
http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file.../tilsoil_1.jpg

http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file.../tilsoil_2.jpg

Then the cars:

1911 IHC J-30 4cylinder.
http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file.../7/ihc_j30.jpg

And finally the Stanely Steamer ( I know I am in the wrong forum! )
I should have closed the door I guess before I took the picture sorry!
http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file...ly_steamer.jpg

There is always something new to see at the Crosby show!

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Close enough for me with the automobiles. One is Steam and the other is IHC. Projects are looking good.
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I am sure someone will ask when the Crosby show is. So here is a link the the Divide County Historical Society Website for official dates.

http://www.dcthreshingbee.com/

See you there!

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Time for an update!

Crosby is a busy place not only with all the things at Johns shop going on but also with the Oil Industry! There is new hotel in operation and another building being built. Even with that if you are in need to rooms for the show you should call early! Hotel numbers are Golden Hub (701) 965-6368 and the Guardian INN 701-965-6400. There will be another coming soon.

Here's some pictures of the activity in Crosby. I will start with some lugs and Cleats so Craig doesn't fire me!

Here is a photo of the two Tilsoils and in front to them are the cylinders heads and other engine parts for the square tank Altman Taylor.

http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file...7/img_8850.jpg

http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file...7/img_8851.jpg

Next the Waterloo boy. The engine is ready and the tractor will soon be ready to put the engine back in.

http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file...7/img_8849.jpg

http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file...7/img_8848.jpg

http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file...7/img_8847.jpg

The Bates is waiting on other parts and engine to be ready so it has been moved to the cold storage. But a Rumely has taken its place for some valve work. The mag for it came back from repair on Friday so it should be out of the shop in a week or so.

Now away from the Lugs and Cleats! Sorry Craig!

The IHC J30 car has gotten new upholstery and top!

http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file...7/img_8825.jpg

But here is the reason Denis Kuntz and I were in Crosby for yesterday. John had bought a REO car and and Brush car.

The REO hadn't been running in awhile. After cleaning the gas tank and blowing out the carb, tracing a few wires and a general checking over. We got it going......Ran like a clock! We took it for a cruise around the block in Crosby it was a little cool without a windshield at 6 degrees F.

http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file...7/img_8841.jpg

Here is video of Denis taking the REO around the yard. As you can see not much snow!

http://youtu.be/x0AYHP7OS4U

The Brush was not as cooperative! We did get it running but it needed some more Carburetor work and we ran out of time.

http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file...7/img_8846.jpg

The Stanely steam car parts are ready thanks to Jerry Abplanalp but that will have to be another time!

As you can see from the photos lots is happening in Crosby!

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Kelly looks there is a lot going on....


Greatings to John,
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I have plowed my thank you button under again...
Really fun to see your pictures here! Thanks for all your effort to entertain thousands of old iron hounds here on the Stak. You have access to some amazing people that do great work...
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Drove up to Crosby last year.Stayed for most of 2 days and didn't see everything. We also met some awesome people and collections on the way up and back. The total trip was overwhelming. I hope to make it back up there again. It was well worth the trip. Roby Whitehead
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Heres an update on happenings in Crosby. John has been working on a Square radiator Altman Taylor. It is coming along nicely!
http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file.../img_8876.jpeg
http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file.../img_8877.jpeg
http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file.../img_8878.jpeg
http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file.../img_8879.jpeg

Also got the Brush car out for a short drive. I don't think the car had ever ran since its restoration. No carbon in the cylinder at all. Silicone for carb gaskets! So after a little TLC we managed a short drive around the yard.

We also got the engine for the Stanely back together after Jerry A from Witchita repaired the cylinders. Here are some before and after pictures of the cylinder.

http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file.../img_8567.jpeg
http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file.../img_8571.jpeg

And After
http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file.../img_8885.jpeg
http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file.../img_8886.jpeg

I believe I posted pictures of the repair being done earlier.

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It won't be long till show time. Dates for Crosby for 2012 are July 20, 21,22.

I hope to see many of you stakers at the show! Be sure to stop and say hello I am usually driving the IHC high wheeler or if you see a little pink IHC scout that will be me too!

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Today was the Second Annual Tractor day at Johns. We got the Stanley running and took it for a drive down main street to the Court House and back. Here is a link to a short video. http://youtu.be/TV3-D652m5Q and a Photo of me and my brother.
http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file...7/img_9184.jpg

Among other tractors that got started today we put the mag on a 40 HP Case and started it up after John and his guys had worked the engine over. After not running for 40-50 years she fired right up. It is a little smokey because we had plenty of oil in it for the first run.
http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file...7/img_0558.jpg
http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file...7/img_0560.jpg

Lots of people came for the day to work on tractors and cars. We all had a good day!

Thank You John!

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Looking great Kelly,

Nice work and also on the Case.

About we All had a good day !.

Henric and Luut also had an very good day more then a week ago to vizit John.

You always have a good day when you viziting John....
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Hi Guys

It was time to winterize the Stanley and put the burners back in after some repair. It worked great after the burner repairs and after a test run John and I took it for a tour around town.
http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file.../img_1060.jpeg

John also just bought a 1905 Model F Ford. Here is a photo of it.

http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file.../img_1075.jpeg

I had better get back to tractors here before I get fired! This tractor was built by a local fellow using an All American truck frame and radiator, Model T Ford Engine and trans as well as another car trans for more gear selection and a truck rearend. It had different rear wheels when they used it. Seems to me John said front axle was from a car too but I can't remember what kind.

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Kelly, do you know if the four(?) big IHC tractors that went to Rollag from Crosby for the IHC special are coming back to Crosby in time for next year's show?

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Kelly, do you know if the four(?) big IHC tractors that went to Rollag from Crosby for the IHC special are coming back to Crosby in time for next year's show?

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Yes I seen them sitting at the loading dock in Crosby already.

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I spent the day in Crosby yesterday. Lots of projects on the go in the shop! There is talk of Stationary engines possibly being the feature for next years show. It looked like a strong possibility as John had three engines in the shop. A Gould Shapely and Muir 12 hp. which will stay in its working cloths and a Mogul receiving a new paint job. The other was in the back room my picture is poor and my knowledge of gas engines the same so you guys can identify it! I will attach some pictures.

http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file...7/img_1302.jpg

http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file...7/img_1310.jpg

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The All American is finished too! This is a tractor that was made by a couple of local brothers that farmed in the Crosby area. I will let John Tysse tell the story of the tractor as he knows it best. But this is a fine example of ingenuity and a piece of local history from the Crosby area.

http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file...7/img_1290.jpg

Many years ago (at least 25) this little guy was haning around Johns shop and interested in Gas Engines. He was maybe 10-12 years old at the time! He had a keen interest in how things worked and began to collect engines. Then his interests changed a little ...horses.....then Girls I suppose (not sure of the order there!). He became a law enforcement officer in another part of ND then returned to Crosby to be Deputy Sheriff for Divide County. He has taken on a restoration project of this 1929 JD D. It is good to see him involved in a tractor project and around Johns shop again!

So if you get a speeding ticket when you come to Crosby! This might be the guy giving it to you! (Bribe him with JD parts you might get off)

http://www.smokstak.com/gallery/file...7/img_1311.jpg

We did a little work to the wheels for the Samson Truck so it can get back on all fours again. That is just one of the projects John has on the go. When you look around the shop you will see....two Tilsoils , Waterloo Boy tractor, Case Car, 30-60 Rumely, Avery tractor.....just to name a few! Crosby is always a busy place with lots to see and do!

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I actually talked to John a couple of weeks ago about the "D" John Deere. It sounded like he had an abundance of projects. Anything from a Case car, to a John Deere and beyond.
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If only I were closer, my wife would wonder where I was all the time..... Thanks for the pics!
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I've actually been through Crosby twice and had no clue as to all the goodies up there. Next time I'll have to "stay a while"!
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^ Next time you're there stop ANYONE and say the word "Tysse"........that's all you'll need to say....... .......
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The girls are prettier in Bowbells.
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