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by DLodge
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This General Discussion Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: This General Discussion Forum

jiminbartow wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:09 pm
I’m not sure if Suzanne’s statement that the forum is to be shut down, was a joke or not...
Check your calendar, Jim.... :D
by DLodge
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This General Discussion Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: This General Discussion Forum

mtntee20 wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:22 pm
... I am sure that the total of all the members on this forum will have a combined number of at least 1500 rolls of toilet paper. ...
I can see the headline now. "MTFCA FORUM BECOMES TOILET PAPER POWERHOUSE!" :D
by DLodge
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This General Discussion Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 433

This General Discussion Forum

I have noticed, since so many of us are confined to home, that the number of users shown at the bottom of the screen has grown considerably. In the past, as I recall, I would see a handful of names. Just now, I counted 21 registered users plus 28 visitors. Obviously, Model T people need Model T expo...
by DLodge
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post the earliest picture of you and your T
Replies: 37
Views: 1154

Re: Post the earliest picture of you and your T

Not my T, but the earliest picture of me with a T. On Wayne Avenue in University City MO were three houses in a row: the Clarksons, the Lodges and the Murphys. The girl on the right is the Clarksons' granddaughter, I am the Lodges' grandson and the T belongs to the four Murphy boys, ranging from lat...
by DLodge
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: You need "Informed Delivery" from Post Office - particularly with virus making the rounds
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: You need "Informed Delivery" from Post Office - particularly with virus making the rounds

I have had Informed Delivery since I first read about it. Once I was expecting a check and it wasn't in my mail. Since the carrier (a substitute) was still at the mailboxes in my building, I mentioned that there appeared to be something missing that had been in that morning's email. She went back to...
by DLodge
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 89
Views: 2064

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

Leo, Anja's dad saved that one, she inherited it and so I now have it. I never knew the car it was on (a 1950-something Mercedes, I think), but the number looks like it was not long after the provincial letter designations were replaced with the two-letter, four-number plates. There is a story about...
by DLodge
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 89
Views: 2064

Re: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate

Kaiser wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:03 am
Sadly we can't register old plates in the Netherlands, but the plates allowed on your historic vehicle are dark blue and not that bad to the eye as the big reflective bright yellow ones mandatory on modern cars
Leo, you mean like this? :D

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by DLodge
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camping with a T
Replies: 42
Views: 1857

Re: Camping with a T

Kaiser wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:54 pm
Nothing quite equals the sheer joy of waking up in a damp tent, putting on your damp clothes and go out in the rain to have a morning pee Dick :lol:
Quite true, Leo, but it doesn't rain as much in Michigan as it does in NL (gelukkig!) :D
by DLodge
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Camping with a T
Replies: 42
Views: 1857

Re: Camping with a T

While it wasn't period correct, Anja and I decided to drive up to Oceana County Michigan in 2006. Our son was finishing up the summer as a staff member at Camp Miniwanca (which my dad attended in the 1920s and early 1930s, my sister and I attended in the 1950s, and all of my kids and her kids attend...
by DLodge
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Article in this morning's online St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Article in this morning's online St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Thanks for posting those, Mark. I have largely stopped taking pictures at car shows, but I am always glad to see them. :D
by DLodge
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 5588

Re: Anyone on here who was on the first Forum?

I visited the OT area for the first time the other day and was surprised at how much activity there is over there and how interesting the discussion is. If all those OT threads had been posted in the general discussion forum, all those posters might have lingered and posted something related to Mod...
by DLodge
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?
Replies: 28
Views: 1437

Re: Substituting for a part: Is there a metallurgist in the room?

Steve Jelf wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:37 am
It's very likely I have some originals somewhere, but it will probably be weeks or months before I find them.
It won't be weeks or months. You will find them the Monday morning after the weekend when you need them.
by DLodge
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Insurance company recommendations
Replies: 41
Views: 2354

Re: Insurance company recommendations

Scott_Conger wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:59 pm
... Imagine if insurance was provided by only one source, and the coverage was what they said it was and not necessarily what you wanted.
Gee, we could call it "Autocare for All" and people could run for president on the issue..... :D
by DLodge
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Insurance company recommendations
Replies: 41
Views: 2354

Re: Insurance company recommendations

Walter Higgins wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:06 am
So if I come along on a hauling recommendation thread and say, "Avoid FJ"....
I thought this was a hypothetical discussion.... :D
by DLodge
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Insurance company recommendations
Replies: 41
Views: 2354

Re: Insurance company recommendations

Walter Higgins wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:05 pm
That's called "forming an opinion based on the description provided by someone else" who also apparently was not present for what actually happened.
Isn't that pretty much what all of us here on the forum do every time we read a post? This is a discussion forum, not a court of law.
by DLodge
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Insurance company recommendations
Replies: 41
Views: 2354

Re: Insurance company recommendations

I have been with Hagerty for years. As I recall, one of the deciding factors for me was permitted use of the vehicle. Missouri has a generous policy on historical plates (thanks to the late Bud Barnes, State Representative and also old car hobbyist and Model T owner). He rewrote the historic vehicle...
by DLodge
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1937 Horch
Replies: 11
Views: 879

Re: 1937 Horch

by DLodge
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model Ts making the news
Replies: 5
Views: 987

Re: Model Ts making the news

RustyFords wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:21 pm
Some whacko is surely going to demand that this is abusing the pigs and demand that it stop.
Don, first thing I thought of as well. Probably convincing anyone that PETA stands for Pigs Enjoying T Activities would be a hard sell.....
by DLodge
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition key stolen!
Replies: 25
Views: 1505

Re: Ignition key stolen!

I never worried about anyone stealing the car, figured they couldn't drive it, even if they could start it. But I never thought anyone would steal the key. I have known quit a few T owners on tours who left the key in the ignition. That was always their argument, i.e. no one will know how to drive ...
by DLodge
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Contemporary warning
Replies: 7
Views: 970

Contemporary warning

From another website:

Beware! If you have an irresistible urge to buy another Model T, you could be suffering from... Car-owner virus!!
by DLodge
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Spring and little sportscars
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: Spring and little sportscars

Not a problem on my desktop, Leo. I just click on a photo and it appears right side up.
by DLodge
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 358
Views: 32503

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Three engineers were discussing what kind of engineer God might be. The first said, "God must be a mechanical engineer. Just look at all the things we can do with our bones and muscles, all designed to work together in a wonderful way." The second said, "No, I think that God must be an electrical en...
by DLodge
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Announces 2020 Walter Rosenthal Award Recipient: Sam Atkinson!
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: MTFCA Announces 2020 Walter Rosenthal Award Recipient: Sam Atkinson!

Very well deserved. Sam taught me to drive a Model T about 25 years ago and got me hooked. A few years later, I owned one!

Abe Atkinson Lodge.jpg
Sam's favorite parade is Veterans' Day. From left, Karl Abe, Sam Atkinson, Dick Lodge in 2016.
by DLodge
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 358
Views: 32503

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

"Calvin Klein Wants Me ....."

Actually, Jim, it appears that Calvin Klien wants you. Probably a cousin of Mr. Clean.... :D
by DLodge
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Need help to ID a Ford, non-Model T part.
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: Need help to ID a Ford, non-Model T part.

Remember that Google is often your friend. https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=250389&showall=1 https://www.ebay.com/itm/1955-lincoln-ford-nos-power-seat-window-relay-FDA-14677-A/283454078314?hash=item41ff2dfd6a:g:C9oAAOSwUuNctf8s https://www.ebay.ie/itm/1955-lincoln-ford-nos-power-seat-...
by DLodge
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Join or Renew
Replies: 46
Views: 3212

Re: Join or Renew

I will also give fair warning that when I assume my rightful position as Emperor of the World.... Age-appropriate joke. One day, Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin were talking. Roosevelt said, "Last night, I dreamed that I was president of the world." Churchill said, "That's odd. I also had a dream l...
by DLodge
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We had the only old car at the club meeting tonight...
Replies: 9
Views: 1306

Re: We had the only old car at the club meeting tonight...

CJB wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:09 pm
Interesting. Maybe it's more common/less rare out west. We used it some as adolescents.
My grandparents were adolescents in the 1890s. May also have played a role.... :D
by DLodge
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: We had the only old car at the club meeting tonight...
Replies: 9
Views: 1306

Re: We had the only old car at the club meeting tonight...

Buncha jamtarts! Chris, my dad was born in Kingston, my grandmother's family were all from eastern Ontario and my grandfather's from the Maritimes. I was the only kid growing up in my St. Louis neighborhood who regularly had roast beef and Yorkshire pudding for Sunday dinner. This is, however, the ...
by DLodge
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stolen Fords recovered
Replies: 16
Views: 1961

Re: Stolen Fords recovered

DHort wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:03 pm
FB won't let me copy the picture. ...
If you can't copy the picture itself, you can put it at the middle of your screen and take a screen shot, then open the screen shot in a graphics program and save it.
by DLodge
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help to identify make and year of car
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Re: Help to identify make and year of car

Thanks to everyone for your help.

He was born in 1904, so he was in his twenties in the picture. It was taken somewhere in or near St. Louis, MO.
by DLodge
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help to identify make and year of car
Replies: 8
Views: 861

Help to identify make and year of car

A good friend of mine just received a huge envelope of family photos that included this picture of her uncle as a young man. She asked me to identify the make and year of the car and I had no idea. I told her that I had access to an amazing source of automotive historical knowledge and that I would ...
by DLodge
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fedex finally lost one.
Replies: 8
Views: 897

Re: Fedex finally lost one.

... and knowing the drivers by name and face ... Scott, there was a time some years ago that I received 2-4 UPS Next Day or Second Day Air envelopes a week and had to sign for them. If I wasn't here, the driver would leave a notice of attempted delivery. Sometimes it was something that I really wan...
by DLodge
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Crank call-Sociall Security or Credit card calls
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: Crank call-Sociall Security or Credit card calls

Bill D wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:14 am
... The first one the white house is the one called the "Little House" the second one is the "Rock House....
Bill, I found the thread on the old forum of the 2007 Show-Me Tour that included Mansfield. I have posted a link to it on the "main forum" here (since it has plenty of Model T pictures).
by DLodge
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Show-Me Tour 2007 (Shades of the past!)
Replies: 0
Views: 273

Show-Me Tour 2007 (Shades of the past!)

A recent discussion in our "Off-Topic" forum evolved into an exchange between Bill Dugger and me about Mansfield MO and the Wilder homes and museum. That got me to thinking about the Show-Me Tour in that area. A little digging turned up the fact that the tour was in 2007. Just to see what I might fi...
by DLodge
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Crank call-Sociall Security or Credit card calls
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: Crank call-Sociall Security or Credit card calls

How are things in ST Louis? I was in the Ozarks this past May for my 67 year out of High school back there. I saw the new Wilder Museum in Mansfield and what a gem. If you have never been there and you are in the area do take the time and the tour. Bill, you're ahead of me. My high school class had...
by DLodge
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Crank call-Sociall Security or Credit card calls
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: Crank call-Sociall Security or Credit card calls

Bill, that can also work in unintended ways. When I was a kid, I remember that my dad would sometimes answer the phone with, "Kelly's Pool Room, Kelly speakin'." Then one day the call was from a vice-president of the company he worked for, calling from New York. The caller hung up and I think Dad ma...
by DLodge
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Views of St. Louis 1920s and 1930s
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Re: Views of St. Louis 1920s and 1930s

I am curious why they say the linked-to photograph is "September 1921"? Most of the other pictures in the line-up are dated between 1927 and 1931. Those dates all appear to be near correct. The "1921" picture clearly is not that early. Most of the cars are enclosed bodied cars, a scenario that woul...
by DLodge
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Views of St. Louis 1920s and 1930s
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Views of St. Louis 1920s and 1930s

The online edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch regularly runs features taken from the paper's archives. Not surprisingly, they often include pictures of cars and trucks of the day, as well as other interesting stuff. https://www.stltoday.com/news/archives/photos-work-in-the-s-and-s-widened-severa...
by DLodge
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 3600

Re: Memory

Rich Eagle wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:43 pm
BIG JON AND SPARKY, Saturdays at 8:00 AM. 1950 thru 1958
Yup. Later called "No School Today." Theme song Teddy Bears' Picnic.
by DLodge
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 3600

Re: Memory

I clearly remember the moonlanding in the summer of '69.... Leo, I was working in Amsterdam at that time for a Dutch subsidiary of an American company, and had had dinner that evening at the apartment of two American women who had been transferred there from New York. The TV was on and we were watc...
by DLodge
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ^&%#$@ Fires, other hobbies and "Go Fund Me"
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Re: ^&%#$@ Fires, other hobbies and "Go Fund Me"

Rob, I just posted a link on the Austin 10 Owners Group on Facebook. Good luck!
by DLodge
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 3600

Re: Memory

...A lot of time the person would scream " my barns on fire" and hang up. .... Reminds me of the farmer who called the fire department and shouted, "My barn's on fire! You gotta come as fast as you can." Fireman said, "Wait! Don't hang up. How do we get there?" Farmer says, "Well ya still got that ...
by DLodge
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 55
Views: 3600

Re: Memory

... When the band played a march, Don would invite listeners at home to get up and march around the breakfast table, so I did..... When I was eight, we moved from a 2-bedroom house to a 3-bedroom house. (I didn't know it at the time, but it was because my parents had found out that my sister was on...
by DLodge
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: new guy intro
Replies: 14
Views: 946

Re: new guy intro

Cory, in 2007 a group of people I was in the Air Force with the mid-sixties decided to have a reunion in Colorado Springs. The day our reunion ended, a couple of Colorado Model T clubs had organized a tour that started in Loveland. My late wife and I decided to trailer the T to the reunion and then ...
by DLodge
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: new guy intro
Replies: 14
Views: 946

Re: new guy intro

This sort of relates to a discussion in another thread. I don't know whether Cory lives a block and a half away from me or across the country. There really is something to say for knowing where we are when we're carrying on a discussion. :D
by DLodge
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Poster location is gone
Replies: 19
Views: 1450

Re: Poster location is gone

If you click on "PROFILE" the locations are there. Yes, if you look for it, you can find it. But up until fairly recently, it was shown on the right side of the message along with the other information. As Fred pointed out when he started this thread, one day it simply disappeared. The fact that it...
by DLodge
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Poster location is gone
Replies: 19
Views: 1450

Re: Poster location is gone

I hadn't noticed, but you're right. I have always thought that the location of the poster was useful information for being able to offer help. Wonder why it's gone.
by DLodge
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Passing the hat...
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: Passing the hat...

...To prevent this from happening to us, we set the home to the house across the road and down a couple hundred yards.... Fred, I did the same thing when I first got a GPS. Set "Home" to a place a little over a block away. All I needed was to get into the neighborhood. Three years ago, I downsized ...
by DLodge
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Questions from a newbie
Replies: 30
Views: 1280

Re: Questions from a newbie

There will no doubt be other answers, but you will surely be told to contact a local Model T club. In addition to the cameraderie, it will be a very useful source of information.

https://www.mtfca.com/clubpages/chapters.htm#ok
by DLodge
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 3571

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

fschrope wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:32 am
Since no one else seems to be replying, I will. Stan is a '42 Model. I"m a '43 and Dick, IIRC, you're just postwar. Right? No biggie, we're all "Ole Farts"..........and love it.
Nope, Fred. Six weeks to the day before Pearl Harbor. Definitely a '41 model.... :D
by DLodge
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 3571

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Stan, I can never remember if I'm a little older than you are or you're a little older than I am. Either way, I just stand back when my birthdays go by and give a brief nod. Then I go back to whatever I was doing. Hope you have a good day.
by DLodge
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 3571

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Dallas Landers wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:02 pm
" All his friends" both of them?
Yes, Dallas, but one of them is imaginary and he found the other one in the phone book.... :D
by DLodge
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo- Renault style hood car
Replies: 24
Views: 1376

Re: Old Photo- Renault style hood car

Dick, i'm in Spakenburg, near Amersfoort, so "boven de rivieren" but when i happen to be traveling South i'll look him up ! Fijne kerst ! According to Google Maps, 57 km or 41 minutes. De moeite waard als je in eenden geïnteresseerd bent. Heb kerstavond en 1e kerstdag bij m'n dochter en schoonzoon ...
by DLodge
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo- Renault style hood car
Replies: 24
Views: 1376

Re: Old Photo- Renault style hood car

In essence it is the same idea that made Henry design the model T but created around forty years later and by French engineers, well.... As I recall, what André Citroën told his engineers was that he wanted a car that a farmer could drive across a plowed field with a basket of eggs on the back seat...
by DLodge
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo- Renault style hood car
Replies: 24
Views: 1376

Re: Old Photo- Renault style hood car

Dick, ... were all your 2cv's that same blue color ? I think the first one in Paris was just a generic blue, the one in Holland was kind of an off-white as I recall. The one that was shipped here was called "bleu myositis" ("forget-me-not blue"). Am I the only one who sees the humor in Citroen chan...
by DLodge
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo- Renault style hood car
Replies: 24
Views: 1376

Re: Old Photo- Renault style hood car

Uh, yeah .... I'd say the 2cv is pretty wonky ! :lol: :lol: :lol: I have owned three of them: one when I lived in Paris, one when I lived in Holland (gas rationing had been introduced and my weekly allowance wasn't enough to get back and forth to work in the Audi) and one here in the US. A Dutch fr...
by DLodge
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has this site been hacked?
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Re: Has this site been hacked?

...to freeze my email if I didn't click on the link. It said something was "batten" but didn't mention hatches. Steve, I remember that one. As I recall, it wanted you to click on the "batten." Right consonants, wrong vowels. When I get one that purports to be from a bank, I generally forward it to ...
by DLodge
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has this site been hacked?
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Re: Has this site been hacked?

Nothing here, FWIW.
by DLodge
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gator Gould
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: Gator Gould

Nothing like occasional posting of a standalone name to make me think that we've lost another member followed by the realization that we haven't. Who knows? Perhaps an adrenaline rush every now and then is good for us... :D
by DLodge
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo- Renault style hood car
Replies: 24
Views: 1376

Re: Old Photo- Renault style hood car

The French design aesthetic has always been wonky, compared to elsewhere, from this sloped down hood to the 2cv and Citroen D series, nevermind the Panhards .... Burger, this is the car I bought and drove when I was living in Paris in 1968. You tellin' me I had a wonky car?? eend parijs 68.jpg
by DLodge
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Graffiti on model T cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1774

Re: Graffiti on model T cars

In 1929, my dad was a student at Washington University in St. Louis, and was also in the ROTC program. He and three of his buddies were assigned to attend summer camp at Camp Knox, Kentucky. They bought a 1920 Model T, made some modifications to carry themselves and their luggage and set off. (I hav...
by DLodge
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 3571

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Sorry, I forgot my good friend Google.

https://soundcloud.com/stanton-howe/sets/stan-howe
by DLodge
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 3571

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

As an aside to all this, a song I wrote 30++++ years ago when I was a famous Cowboy singer, "Take Me Back Along the Yellowstone" has been sung at a lot of funerals in the West, some times by me and quite often by others. I have had people contact me and ask for permission to have it sung at their f...
by DLodge
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 3002

Re: Merry Christmas

On Sunday:
Chag urim sameach!

On Wednesday:
Merry Christmas!
Joyeux Noël!
Prettige Kerstdagen!
by DLodge
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 3002

Re: Merry Christmas

It's nice to hear Merry Christmas again! I guess it wasn't politically correct for awhile. Anyone who wants to wish me something happy, merry or otherwise good, regardless of the religion, national origin, native language, philosophy or politics of either the wisher or the wishee is welcome to do s...
by DLodge
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Six Talks by the Jolly Fat Chauffeur
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: Six Talks by the Jolly Fat Chauffeur

Speaking of books and Christmas, this is apparently still available. I bought it several years ago.

https://www.google.com/books/edition/Th ... frontcover


Henry Ford Santa.JPG
by DLodge
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 358
Views: 32503

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

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by DLodge
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inflation !!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1934

Re: Inflation !!!

...I still pick up pennies, and I prefer coins over paper dollars. I'm not sure about all the countries in the world, but of the ones I am familiar with, the U.S. is the only country with a paper bill for such a small value. Smallest in Canada is five dollars, in the eurozone 5 euros, in the UK fiv...
by DLodge
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inflation !!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1934

Re: Inflation !!!

R.V.Anderson wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:40 am
I doubt those parts were genuine Ford. Ford, which cranked out reverse drums by the bazillion, had to get a whopping $3.00 for theirs....
Okay, $43.48 in 2019 dollars. Still inflation.... :D
by DLodge
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inflation !!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1934

Re: Inflation !!!

Using an inflation calculator on my phone, $1.95 in 1925 (middle of "the twenties") would be $28.25 in 2019 dollars. "Inflation!!!" indeed. :D
by DLodge
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 358
Views: 32503

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

This is old, so it may have appeared on one of the iterations of this forum before, but it's still funny.

nursing home.jpg
by DLodge
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: These people need a life!
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

Re: These people need a life!

Dat klopt. Regelmatig in het Turks, heel af en toe Vietnamees maar inderdaad nooit Koreaans. :D
by DLodge
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Please see the SAD NEWS thread in the off topic section
Replies: 4
Views: 876

Re: Please see the SAD NEWS thread in the off topic section

Kohnke Rebabbitting wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:18 pm
I give up, where is the Off Topic section?
At the top of the screen, click on "MTFCA Forums," then scroll down and click on "Off Topic."
by DLodge
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 15
Views: 1682

Re: Sad News

My condolences as well. I wish Mike strength in what I know is a difficult time.
by DLodge
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: These people need a life!
Replies: 5
Views: 1264

These people need a life!

While not opening the post itself, I ran the subject of the Vietnamese message through Google Translate. It came out as "Share two ways to play football betting faint always win!" Okay, I get the odd reasoning behind spamming: "If one person in a hundred responds, that's still one percent and if we ...
by DLodge
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Henry Ford featured in St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Replies: 3
Views: 458

The Henry Ford featured in St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Travel section of today's Sunday Post-Dispatch had a long feature article on the Henry Ford. Despite its distance from St. Louis, the article seems to suggest that an eight-hour drive or a one-hour flight is worth it. That's probably correct. (And yes, I put it here instead of Off-Topic because ...
by DLodge
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost pass word
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: Lost pass word

Mark, thanks for the Firefox tip. I didn't know that. Just tried it and it works. Will make things much easier in the future. Steve, I tend to choose addresses where relatives or friends lived 20 or 30 years ago. That eliminates their being obvious (like a birthday), and they include an upper-case l...
by DLodge
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Thank you Veterans
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: Thank you Veterans

The moment the guns fell silent. Eerie indeed...

https://metro.co.uk/2018/11/07/eerie-re ... 1-8114109/
by DLodge
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Without a Witness they just Disappear
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Re: Without a Witness they just Disappear

Thank you for that, Fred.
by DLodge
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Veterans Day parade in St. Louis
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Veterans Day parade in St. Louis

Here are the cars from the St. Louis club before the parade started. We knew immediately that it was a military parade because we had to hurry up and wait.

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by DLodge
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Veterans Day parade in St. Louis
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Veterans Day parade in St. Louis

Harry, all my ancestors on my father's side were born in Canada, including my father. My Canadian military credential was my great-uncle, my grandmother's younger brother, who died in April 1917 at Vimy Ridge and who is buried at a Commonwealth military cemetery in northern France. The family was fr...
by DLodge
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Veterans Day parade in St. Louis
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Veterans Day parade in St. Louis

November 11th (originally Armistice Day) commemorates the end of World War I, when the guns fell silent at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. In the U.S. it is now observed as Veterans Day, which honors all who served in the Armed Forces. In the Commonwealth countries, it is Re...
by DLodge
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any news about Larry Sigworth ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1709

Re: Any news about Larry Sigworth ?

"This page isn't available
The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed."
by DLodge
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year
Replies: 18
Views: 1411

Re: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year

Great Race, pulling into Peoria. (2000?)

peoria01.jpg

Late night maintenance.

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by DLodge
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year
Replies: 18
Views: 1411

I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year

This was the sign that Ralph put on his T one year when DST ended.

clock back.jpg

I miss his posts here on the forum....
by DLodge
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: where are all the t guys
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: where are all the t guys

Chuck, I am in Missouri so no help. On the other hand, you sent me to Google to find out what the heck the "twin tiers" refers to. Thanks. :D
by DLodge
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Article about Tom Carnegie
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

Re: Article about Tom Carnegie

P.S. Looked at the on-line American Car Collector November-December 2019 and they apparently only include select articles on line. No Carnegie article. Have to check the local supermarket or the library, I guess.
by DLodge
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Article about Tom Carnegie
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

Re: Article about Tom Carnegie

My friend Dick Lodge. Do you have a fear of a friend passing? No, I have simply noted through the years that an announcement on the forum of the demise of a regular participant is often indicated by just the name of the departed friend. I think I would be aware enough to know that my standalone nam...
by DLodge
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Article about Tom Carnegie
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

Re: Tom Carnegie

I've commented on this before and no doubt will again, but if the title of this thread were "Article about Tom Carnegie," I wouldn't have had an instant of worry seeing only his name as a thread title. Just sayin'....ne

Done - Chris

Thanks, Chris. Dick
by DLodge
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I Miss the Ol' Timers
Replies: 22
Views: 2052

Re: I Miss the Ol' Timers

Okay, you want "Ol' Timers," here are "Ol' Timers"!! :D

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80257/112549.html
by DLodge
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When is 2020 Hillbilly Tour?
Replies: 9
Views: 870

Re: When is 2020 Hillbilly Tour?

Dom Denio wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:57 pm
Thanks for the information. I missed Missouri in my list. Too funny. :lol:
Dom, when you live in St. Louis, the only two Springfields that matter are the one in Illinois and the one in Missouri... :D