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Thread: 27 JD Restoration

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    The bike is a true treasure Steve.

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    Steve, I dig your JD. You did a great job.

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    I went back to where i grew up and did a library search; was thrilled to find this article about my Dad's trip from Cincinnati to Hartington, Nebraska, in the local paper, The Cedar County News. Attached are a couple pics taken during that trip. The date of the article is August 18, 1927. Also attached is the expense log he kept during April, 1927, that must have been when he first purchased his '27. 980 miles in 36 hours = average speed of 27.2 mph. Doing the math on his $6.12 gas expense for 980 miles.... based on price per gallon of gas noted in Dad's gas was 25 cents/gallon, that means Dad purchased approximately 24.5 gallons during the trip. Dividing 980 miles by 24.5 gallons, his fuel consumption was approximately 1 gallon per 40 miles. 1 dollar in 1927 is worth $13.79 today; this means a gallon of gas cost Dad about $3.45 in today's dollars. Pulling that side car, I imagine he used at least 1-1/2 quarts of oil.

    1927-08-18 (Vernie Swan cycles) Page 1 of Cedar County News,published in Hartington, Nebraska on.jpgDad's JD log book.jpgDad on the road.jpgDad asleep on the road.jpg

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    Steve, well worth it to drill a little hole so you can carry a memory of your Dad with you! I think of my Dad every day.

    Dale

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    Nice Steve!
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    Thank you for your kind words, Dale. I am with you on Dad's. i wish i knew half what he did. Some men from that era had no lack for being inquisitive, having ingenuity, persistence, patience, used hardship as an opportunity for better things and not afraid of hard work.

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