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  • Mike Love, Of interest to you might be that I used carbon tetra-chloride by another trade name to kill the fumes in used gas tanks when I welded them and to clean my M-16 after qualifying on the gun range before heading to Southeast Asia in the late 60's. It used to turn your hands white. They never told us it was cancer causing but a bullet would do did the same job anyway. Rich
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    • Originally posted by RichO View Post
      Mike Love, Of interest to you might be that I used carbon tetra-chloride by another trade name to kill the fumes in used gas tanks when I welded them and to clean my M-16 after qualifying on the gun range before heading to Southeast Asia in the late 60's. It used to turn your hands white. They never told us it was cancer causing but a bullet would do did the same job anyway. Rich
      No RichO they didn't tell you. Maybe they didn't know either. My brother was showered with Agent Orange every day for a year in the Viet Nam jungles and ended up with a certified cancer link tied to the defoliant which ultimately killed him. I do try to make sure I use gloves and a 3M respiratory when using solvents. If I don't I do get the reaction to the skin and always have a week of lingering cough if I don't protect the lungs. Hope everyone dons the PPE.

      Mike Love

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      • Vintage Pic of the Day - October 20, 2020

        So, even way back people chose to wear the name of their favorite cycle on a sweater.

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        Mike Love

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        • Originally posted by ihrescue View Post
          Vintage Pic of the Day - October 20, 2020

          So, even way back people chose to wear the name of their favorite cycle on a sweater.

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          Mike Love
          The year is 1914, that's Miss Della Crewe and her dog Trouble photographed on Chestnut St with the H-D factory in the background.

          https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/e...lla-crewe.html

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          • Way to go Badger 34 -thanks for those details.

            Mike Love

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            • Vintage Pic of the Day - October 21, 2020

              More work with antique motorcycles.

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              Mike Love

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              • I want to start a war. This will never live up to the old Vintage pics as long as its still called that. What if we change the name of it and start a new legacy. I am not the one to come up with a new name but maybe "Pics from the past" or "Antique and classic pics" or you come up with something.

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                • Can't get into the thumbnails personally.
                  Robbie Knight Amca #2736

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                  • I agree with you Robbie, I much prefer seeing a full photo when i open a post.

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                    • Yep, those small pics are hard on old eyes. Can you fix it, Mike?

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                      • I can ask for access and permissions in the future to be able to change settings - that is real limited now. I will do that when we get our software upgrade.

                        Are member expressing that they want to be able to just scroll through and see the image in full size? Yes currently you need to click on the thumbnail to brig it to the full capable size. Again we will need to wait and see what upgraded features the new software will offer. Member Jon N. does all the behind the scenes work on the automated systems and he is still working on an upgrade.

                        Mike Love

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                        • Originally posted by pisten-bully View Post
                          Very interesting photo! From the motorcycle, to the architectural details of the firehouse windows and the house next door, and to the truck with its two-triangle logo on the top of the radiator shell and what appear to be wooden spoke wheels. Nice clear picture but I don't see our man Kirby in the crowd!
                          So here are two more images of the Milwaukee FD with their motorcycles. I was appreciative of the responsiveness from the Milwaukee Fire Historic Society.

                          Jim from the MFHS said this first photo is from their Fire Station "Engine 24." He indicated he thought it was from the "teens." It may be a different motorcycle from the earlier photos I included. I only say that because it is missing the ooh-ga horn on the handlebars.

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                          This photo as Jim said is

                          a Harley at MFD station 32. This picture was likely taken in the winter of 1915.
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                          Mike Love

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                          • Vintage Pic of the Day - October 22, 2020

                            Another motorcycle at work.

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                            Mike Love

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                            • Are member expressing that they want to be able to just scroll through and see the image in full size? Yes currently you need to click on the thumbnail to brig it to the full capable size.
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                              Yes, like the old CAImag where those of us with old eyes could scroll through BIG photos.
                              I seem to recall that being the case with the AMCA Forum a few years back-faulty memory?
                              Rich Inmate #7084

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                              • Caimag had the same issue, if one were to post to the Caimag site directly, for the Caimag site to host the picture, then you got a thumbnail to click for a larger view. But the folks that regularly posted to the Caimag (..and thanks to those guys!) "Vintage Pictures of the Day" always utilized photo hosting sites....and then their pictures showed up full size in the post instead of as a thumbnail needing to be clicked. It's all about server capacity, the more giga-whats you store on your server the more it costs you to host a website.
                                Pisten Bulley is Harry Roberts in Vermont.

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