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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!
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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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