Donnerstag, 20. Januar 2011

$ 800.000 Ford Truck

I got this from a very good friend of mine. anyway I wonder how can be this truck so valuable. just bc its one of 35 ? pffft. coolest thing on it is the watercooled supercharger. looks awesome. but always a Q of taste.
These pictures show a 1947 ford 1/2 ton pickup truck from Whitby Ontario Canada that was just sold to FORD MOTOR COMPANY of Detroit Michigan USA for the sum of $800,000.00 plus a Ford F 350 dually truck.
This truck, according to Ford records, is one of only 35 that was ordered and built in 1947 with factory installed........McCulloch water cooled supercharger, special carburetor, special very low profile air cleaner for the McCulloch due to hood height problem when installed intake has lower carb mounting height 'special supercharger intake', (see above air cleaner )Edmunds finned aluminum heads, Fenton cast iron headers, factory dual exhaust.
OTHER OPTIONS ORIGINALLY INSTALLED ON THE TRUCK sliding rear window, installed outside sun visor, vacuum powered dash fan, factory compass, ashtray, smokers kit, locking steering column, dome light, inside sun visors, fog lights bumper mounted, some form of factory cruise control with knob & wire in dash.
This truck was started being restored by Dave Hill, Dave and his father Len purchased this truck from the farmer who was the ORIGINAL OWNER, who ordered it equipped as it is, new in 1947.
Dave has added his own custom touches like the early luggage rack metal box in pickup bed rear, blue dot twin taillights and other details. Metal covered spare tire cover.
What makes this truck so rare and valuable???
As one of ONLY 35 documented originally built, it may be the only remaining original numbers matching example that can be authenticated and was by a team of Ford museum employees before the offer and the purchase was made. Apparently there 'might be' two other survivors that are in pieces and cannot or have not been authenticated.


Donnerstag, 13. Januar 2011

another kind of culture

couple of days ago we spent some hours on the Museum Island in Berlin
Im not a very big fan of something like this but I would lie if I would say that it wasnt interested.

one of my highlights was a guy at the Pergamon Museum

this guy are sitting there and draws the whole relief of the Mshatta fasade
I mean every piece of this huge wall - I cant believed it. he uses ink and parchment to copy that 1:5 - every single plate.

if you ever have the chance - visit these museums


Montag, 10. Januar 2011

nths happend - just boring winter jobs

saturday I took the chance to remove that ugly salt. the temps got up to 6°C (44 F). some spots on the grill shows lil rust wtf !!!

by the way - Im looking for a new steering wheel for her, if you know somebody - tell me

also I removed the "pack ice" from the drive and the street in front of the house - what a waste of time


Sonntag, 2. Januar 2011

get a light

you cant buy this at OBI

note: OBI is like HOME DEPOT

fish again and a happy new year

same kind of fish other preparation
all we need is:

fresh salmon trout - salty water - shelves - hammer ´n nails - a campfire

take the fish and the shelves and hammer it together

next step: preparing a camp fire

disperse the shelves around the fire - keep the right distance

watch out for the filets all the time and keep them wet with the salty water

just after aproxx 30-40 min you can wait on table it fresh out of the fire
side orders could be potatoes with fresh fennel and horseradish

I wish y´all a happy new year !!!