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Old 10-21-2015, 02:06 PM
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It is pretty amazing that so many survived.
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"WOW" thats a lot of neat info on the old cats!!! I did get the torpedo running today ,on 3 cylinders ! so in the near future ,"OF WITH ITS HEAD "!!!!!
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oh, you asked, how many left, i believe there are 7 of the torpedos out there and 4 of the 5 torpedo with canopy, and 1 of 1 of the 321 exist, also, there were 7 pre '49 torpedos built, of which, 5 of the 7 exist. with no torpedos built in either '47 or '48
there were 9 torpedos built between '49-'53, with 7 surviving torpedos
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Good thing they are aluminum shelled! If they were made of sheet steel i know the two machines i have that basically were stored outside, would be nothing but rusty hulks.
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Old 10-23-2015, 06:11 PM
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I took the head off today and had 3 stuck exhaust valves, i worked on getting them free for a couple hours and had no luck. I then took the exhaust and intake manifolds off,and the tappet sidecovers. I will take off the valve springs and get them out tomorrow. We just got a O,Brians auto parts locally in the last month, they didnt have a complete gasket set for the 218 c.i. engine,but it will be there at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning !!!!!
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I been working on the torpedo and my 422 a bit pretty much done,except the skis.Made a rear deck and new slats in the rear seat,also made up a new gas tank,the deck covers a toolbox and gs tank so people wont have to walk on them to set down.Heres a few pictures of two consecutive tuckers,s/n 149058 model 420 owned by Cannon mtn, and s/n149059 model 422 bought by Waterville inn and used in Waterville valley. The s/n info was thanks to Jinn"glacierparkbus".





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What was the track condition on your new one?
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Very nice. Looking forward to snow and our first Tucker rally up your way.

We need to get after the ohrv to give us some space to expand this historic interest hobby/preservation in the state of nh.

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Dave,The tracks are real good !!!! bearings and rails nice and square, tracks are real tight on the pontoons, i spent a few hours the other day and greased all the rollers !! Im waiting on a carb rebuild kit at the moment supposed to be here monday,the accelerator pump cup is shot.Trailbuilder is working on getting use permits.
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You will have to be on the look out for this machine to add to your collection.
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Well i guess i could keep my eyes open for it !!! Those are some pretty nice pictures, the one under power is great! The other day i finished building my "temporary" skis for the tucker and trailer. The Tucker purists might not think much of them tho! I used 1/4" x9" steel plate with an Oak stiffener in the middle. I bent the ends up identical to the wooden ones i had as a pattern, i bent them cold with a come along and then stress relieved them with a torch so they stayed in position,and then welded on the steel brace. I tried to bend them back and they didn't want to move so there good to go . When i heated them i got a lot of color,like case hardening,now if i could only do that to a bunch of my old Winchesters i would be rolling in cash !!!!! Heres a few pics of the finished "temporary" skis !



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After really looking at those picture,im thinking that Franconia tucker is being used in Belmont , at Gunstock in the Lakes region,and it sure looks like old Fritzie running it. Im thinking Gunstock bought that Franconia machine and hadnt repainted it yet !!! The background just doesn't look at all like Franconia Notch.
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Thought it was a little flat in the background also .

Nice skis best of both worlds. Think we can allow some modern wear improvements. Was just thinking today after your fiberglass ski comment I wonder why you don't use steel?
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I went back and looked thru the "Tuckers in Nashua N.H." thread! check out number 55 frame ,it shows Fritzie in the Franconia Notch snowcat in Belmont ,Guess it aint in my area anymore .
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good on the skis, look like they will last forever, and keep you on the sno
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Jinn,There a bit heavier then the factory wooden ones. but they should slide better on packed snow.
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mr loggah think they will work just fine, as, pretty sure you are not traveling long distances and or to far into the back woods and untracked power sno, enjoy the adventure
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Looked like a nice day for a re creation at Cannon this morning .6 degrees hope the heaters work well.
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Pretty sure the Torpedo would be a little chilly up there today !
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Don,

Friend my reached out to the Gregg family and I received this back today about your torpedo.


photo #4 looks exactly like the Original 1949 Cannon Mt. Tucker that my father sold to me back in 1970 or thereabouts...as it has that exactly wooden, slanted roof...and was given and delivered from me to Gary Cripps in Holderness in June of 1989.
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