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by DLodge
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HEADS UP! Stolen Model T- Huntsville, Alabama
Replies: 19
Views: 1318

Re: HEADS UP! Stolen Model T- Huntsville, Alabama

... Many T owners leave keys in them at shows, tours, or other meets without any problems. ... Yes, I have known people who leave the key in the car. Their argument is, "They can't steal the car. They won't know how to drive it." My answer is, "They can't steal the car, but they can steal the key."...
by DLodge
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Great Tips from Dave Huson in Mile High Newsletter
Replies: 6
Views: 1562

Re: Great Tips from Dave Huson in Mile High Newsletter

Scott, I got a "Page Not Found" with the link you posted. I found this link on their main page. It seems to work.

https://milehighpedalpushers.com/mhpp-home/tech-tips/
by DLodge
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: HEADS UP! Stolen Model T- Huntsville, Alabama
Replies: 19
Views: 1318

Re: HEADS UP! Stolen Model T- Huntsville, Alabama

Steve Jelf wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:13 pm
What's a "side gear shift"?
I don't know, but when it's totally restored, it really increases the value of the car exponentially. You know as well as any Model T guy that a half-restored side gear shift is no better than a completely unrestored one, worse perhaps....
by DLodge
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: They hung up on me!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1171

Re: They hung up on me!!

bud delong wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:23 pm
I think next time i will use Susanne's reply.
No one has ever called me to offer me a car warranty, but I'm with Bud on this one. If anyone ever does call, Susanne's answer looks good to me! :D
by DLodge
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ignition Switch assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Ignition Switch assembly

...Ben is in Tucker Ga. near Atlanta. 646-884-8882, 2 other numbers from his business card, home 770-938-3376, cell 404-789-6350, I spoke with him last week on the first number. George, Toon is in the Netherlands. If Ben's business card has an email address, that would be a much cheaper way for Too...
by DLodge
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Real Men Use Three Pedals
Replies: 11
Views: 847

Re: Real Men Use Three Pedals

OilyBill wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:06 pm
I started out in a pedal car when I was 4.
And here I am back in one!
The car was mine, but I'm the one behind it in this picture. Love to have it now! :D
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by DLodge
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 492
Views: 50336

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

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by DLodge
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My quest to find model T owners in Hungary, Europe
Replies: 12
Views: 504

Re: My quest to find model T owners in Hungary, Europe

ChrisB wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:27 pm
Pal is on this forum, only 1 post though, signed up in 2019.
Pal is on Facebook. Found a fair amount about him. Frank, if you are also on Facebook, you might look for him there.
https://www.facebook.com/automuseums/ab ... 1592659373
by DLodge
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories
Replies: 25
Views: 1224

Re: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories

Emmo213 wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:42 pm
John, I don't think #3 was ever posted....
But it still can be.... Jeff?? Chris?? :D
by DLodge
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 492
Views: 50336

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Old car guys can appreciate this....

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by DLodge
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Posting Photos to Classified or Discussion Forum
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Posting Photos to Classified or Discussion Forum

I think it has something to do with downloading from a cell phone. I believe Norm is right. I never have a problem posting a picture from my desktop computer. I never post pictures from my cell phone, so I don't know what the pitfalls are there. I have a tendency to go with what works. (Perhaps it'...
by DLodge
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: A little something to read and remember.
Replies: 12
Views: 716

Re: A little something to read and remember.

... the freezing Dutch climate where they had a really hard time adapting to the ways of the Dutch and finding jobs etc. And after around 300 years of colonization (as the Dutch East Indies), there were a lot of people who were descended from mixed marriages. Calling themselves Indos, they had Dutc...
by DLodge
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Ir’en’ee du Pont, Jr. & The Car He Has Owned For (84) Years
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Thank You !

I made this post on my IPhone 📱 I wanted to make the accent marks correct but my skills are limited 😉 Jim, it's even easier on the iPhone. Hold your finger on the e , then slide your finger to the right and you get all the choices of e plus accents. Stop at the one you want and release your finger.
by DLodge
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Language Packs installed
Replies: 24
Views: 869

Re: Language Packs installed

Duey, it would be Spanish in Argentina and Portuguese in Brazil. Steve, I googled South American official languages. They are indeed principally Portuguese and Spanish, plus smaller numbers of English, French and Dutch. The last one caused a bit of consternation here six years ago. The World Pediat...
by DLodge
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - Ir’en’ee du Pont, Jr. & The Car He Has Owned For (84) Years
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: FJ - Ir’en’ee du Pont, Jr. & The Car He Has Owned For (84) Years

Jim, as a quick side note, you can make accents on a Windows-based computer by holding down the Alt key and typing 130. That way, you get - for example - Irénée du Pont. (I'm sure you can do it on a Mac as well, but I don't know how.)
by DLodge
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Harold Lloyd's Model T
Replies: 15
Views: 853

Re: Harold Lloyd's Model T

This is a completely uncritical, purely-out-of-curiosity question, but since the topic of this thread is a Model T, why is it in "Off Topic" instead of the main discussion forum?
by DLodge
Sun May 31, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alive During The Birth Of The Model T!
Replies: 13
Views: 1008

Re: Alive During The Birth Of The Model T!

Interesting thread. I was 20 when my great-grandmother died, so I knew her well. She was born in 1866 in North Augusta, Ontario, and died in 1962, so she saw a lot of things in her lifetime. She lived her last years with my grandparents here in St. Louis. My birthday was October 26th and my grandfat...
by DLodge
Mon May 25, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Language Packs installed
Replies: 24
Views: 869

Re: Language Packs installed

ChrisB wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 3:34 pm
Si, mi nonno e nato in Italia!
Brancaccio? Italiano? Difficile da credere! :D
by DLodge
Mon May 25, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Language Packs installed
Replies: 24
Views: 869

Re: Language Packs installed

Danish tested and it looks good. I installed the Dutch for a few days and thought that it also looked good. I eventually went back to American English so I wouldn't have to keep making the mental switch back and forth as I moved through the forum. I gather the translations were done in the relevant...
by DLodge
Sun May 24, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories
Replies: 25
Views: 1224

Re: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories

TonyB wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 11:48 am
Sorry I missed it, however I’m confused, easy these days, did it happen or was it postponed?
Tony, either it happened or I had a very convincing dream that lasted about an hour.... :D
by DLodge
Sun May 24, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories
Replies: 25
Views: 1224

Re: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories

Why couldn't people find the webinar? This was posted Saturday morning, just before 10:00 am CDT: Re: Model T Webinar #3 - TODAY Post by ChrisB » Sat May 23, 2020 9:59 am Sorry for the late notice, Jeff has some work commitments he is dealing with. He set this meeting up for us. Please click the lin...
by DLodge
Sat May 23, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories
Replies: 25
Views: 1224

Re: Model T Webinar #3 - TOMORROW

DLodge wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 8:33 am
The webinar time in Belgium will be nine hours later than the Pacific time that is posted (i.e. 10:00 am PDT is 9:00 pm CET).
Oops. My fault Andre. The webinar is at 7:00 pm Belgian time. Excuses. Mijn schuld!
by DLodge
Sat May 23, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories
Replies: 25
Views: 1224

Re: Model T Webinar #3 - TOMORROW

Andre, you first need to go to https://zoom.us/ and download the software. Then install it on your computer. When Jeff posts the details of today's webinar here, there will be a link to the webinar. The important things are the meeting number and the password (which will be in Jeff's post). The webi...
by DLodge
Fri May 22, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories
Replies: 25
Views: 1224

Re: Model T Webinar #3 - this TOMORROW

What is the meeting number?
by DLodge
Fri May 22, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories
Replies: 25
Views: 1224

Re: Model T Webinar #3 - this Saturday

Susanne wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 2:56 pm
Thank you, we're awaiting the details!
What Susanne said..... :D
by DLodge
Thu May 21, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bad hack on the OT section
Replies: 20
Views: 809

Re: Bad hack on the OT section

wayne sheldon wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 5:38 pm
So it has been replied to again fourteen times!
Yes, but by the original poster himself. People here on the forum know better than to reply to junk like this. It's a classic struggle... the Interloper Jerk vs. Brancaccio the Formidable. I know where my money is.... :D
by DLodge
Thu May 21, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bad hack on the OT section
Replies: 20
Views: 809

Re: Bad hack on the OT section

wayne sheldon wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 5:05 pm
Looks like it is still there!
Not still there, Wayne, back again. Our admin team bats them away, but then they come back. Kind of the definition of "pest," I guess....
by DLodge
Thu May 21, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #3 - new T owner stories
Replies: 25
Views: 1224

Re: Model T Webinar #3 - this Saturday

Sounds good. Gotta love trials and tribulations.... :D
by DLodge
Mon May 18, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Airconditioning in Model T?
Replies: 35
Views: 1394

Re: Airconditioning in Model T?

Dropacent wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 1:49 pm
...but they don’t like it. ...
Tim, that's exactly the phrase I use when people ask about my T and speed. It's not a question how how fast it can go, but of how fast it likes to go.
by DLodge
Mon May 18, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Airconditioning in Model T?
Replies: 35
Views: 1394

Re: Airconditioning in Model T?

I think I've seen a T pic posted on here some years back that had AC. Have no idea what the post was about or how to find it but it's been done. "Your wish is my command..." :D This is a picture I took of Hal Schedler's sedan at the Centennial in Richmond in 2008. It would, of course, be worth poin...
by DLodge
Sat May 16, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Non T--Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer
Replies: 25
Views: 2124

Re: Non T--Stolen '27 Chandler & Trailer

Oldav8tor wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 6:35 pm
...it might be worth your while to hire a plane for a couple of hours to scour the local area from the air. ...
Or perhaps put up notices at local airports used by private aviation. There might be a few pilots who wouldn't mind looking around while they're flying in the area.
by DLodge
Wed May 13, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The discussion of different hobbies.
Replies: 21
Views: 1555

Re: The discussion of different hobbies.

Whenever I go into an Antique Store and they ask me what I'm looking for, I just say, "I'll know it when I see it." If I am in a store (antique or otherwise) and just want to browse uninterrupted, my answer when I am asked what I am looking for is "Inspiration. I'll let you know if I find it." :D
by DLodge
Mon May 11, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Spokane National Tour Postponed to 2021
Replies: 23
Views: 2879

Re: Spokane National Tour Postponed to 2021

DHort wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 11:44 pm
As a health care professional I am offended by your remarks.
Being offended has replaced baseball as the American national sport.... :D
by DLodge
Sat May 09, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Anyone in Fl know jjlissa10@gmail with a '24 T
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Anyone in Fl know jjlissa10@gmail with a '24 T

Tried googling the email address. This was one of the first hits: "Update: Jammy Shelhart - AUTOMATED SERVICES LLC (jjlissa10@gmail.com is running the counterfeit check scam. This person is now also running the scam in which they ask you to pay $100 of a $200 inspection fee. Using fake inspector nam...
by DLodge
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1927 Model T Two Door Sedan Price
Replies: 21
Views: 1581

Re: 1927 Model T Two Door Sedan Price

Scott_Conger wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:31 pm
... if you hang out here long enough, you will encounter people who decide to send their engine/transmission out for overhaul "because it probably needed it", but not because it actually did.
Takes me back to something I learned early in the old car hobby, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
by DLodge
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Model T Webinar #1 - Garage Tour
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Re: Model T Webinar #1 Featuring our President, Larry Azevedo - THIS SATURDAY! 10:00AM PST, 1pm est

AdminJeff wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:27 pm
See you next week.
Uh, Jeff, isn't this "next week"?

Is there going to be a webinar? A statement that there won't be a webinar? Anything? :D
by DLodge
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: The discussion of different hobbies.
Replies: 21
Views: 1555

Re: The discussion of different hobbies.

In principle, I agree with Jim's original post in this thread. In the old forum, years ago, I was the one who introduced the use of "OT-" at the beginning of a subject line for an off-topic post. (I had sysopped on three different CompuServe forums and that was a convention we used for much the same...
by DLodge
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1918 Flu Ambulance - Model T ?
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Re: 1918 Flu Ambulance - Model T ?

That picture was taken in St. Louis. It shows up from time to time here in a feature called "From the Post-Dispatch Archives."
by DLodge
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Webinar
Replies: 14
Views: 1000

Re: Webinar

Apparently Zoom and Windows 7 can’t communicate and after it started asking for money I decided to stay on the iPhone. Tony, I am still using Windows 7 and I use the free version of Zoom. They seem to play well together. I haven't had a problem. (I have no idea why that is, of course. Computers oft...
by DLodge
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Webinar
Replies: 14
Views: 1000

Re: Webinar

Stan, I have been on both MTFCA webinars so far. I was already using Zoom, which helped. I started using it in one-on-one video calls, then expanded to small meetings. You should first go to: https://zoom.us and download the software. Once you have done that, you can join meetings, webinars etc. As ...
by DLodge
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: VF Book Review
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: VF Book Review

I read Roscoe Sheller's book years ago. Would have to search my bookcases to see if I still have it. Some phrase in the book convinced me that Roscoe Sheller was a Mason, but I can't remember what it was. Any book about people traveling in a Model T is bound to be a good book. Too bad about the titl...
by DLodge
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday
Replies: 35
Views: 1654

Re: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday

On Easter Sunday? Really? I admit I am a little puzzled at the indignant "how-dare-you-?" reactions to having a car club-related event on Easter Sunday. Really ?? The traditional start to the "car season" in St. Louis has been - since 1954 - the Horseless Carriage Club of Missouri's Easter Car Show...
by DLodge
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday
Replies: 35
Views: 1654

Re: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday

For those looking for a good webcam so you can participate next time, check out the logitech series. I have the 920 but any HD version will have both the camera and mic built into it.Or just join from your smart phone. That little device works great! the only drawback is the screen size. I have had...
by DLodge
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Live Video Webinars
Topic: Someone needs to take the plunge!
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Someone needs to take the plunge!

I thought the MTFCA Webinar today went very well. I would have thought that if it had been the tenth or twentieth, but it was the first and managed to go well without any glitches. As always, compliments to the Poobah Team! I look forward to the next one (as well as to the official opening of the ne...
by DLodge
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday
Replies: 35
Views: 1654

Re: LIVE Video Webinar for MTFCA Easter Sunday

The free version of Zoom is pretty adequate for most people. One on one conversations have unlimited duration. Meetings of three or more are limited to 40 minutes.

This was a great experiment. Thank you, hosts!
by DLodge
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An interesting video of a European Model T journey
Replies: 19
Views: 1028

Re: An interesting video of a European Model T journey

Rolf, in 2013 the Around the World Tour was in the United States and stopped in St. Louis. This is a picture of Dirk, Trudy and their Model T with some members of the St. Louis Model T Club. I'm in the red shirt and my twin grandchildren are on the fenders. It was extra interesting for me because I ...
by DLodge
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Petit Jean Swap Meet Cancelled
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: Petit Jean Swap Meet Cancelled

MWalker wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:37 am
It should come as no surprise to anyone these days that the swap meet which was to be held at Petit Jean State Park (AR) in June has been cancelled.
Gee, Mike, has anyone told Governor Rockefeller? :D
by DLodge
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 58
Views: 2391

Re: New guy here

Dave, you're on the wrong side of the state for me to recommend our club here, but looking at the chapter listing, I found the website of the KC chapter:

http://www.kcchuggers.com/

Have fun!
by DLodge
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An interesting video of a European Model T journey
Replies: 19
Views: 1028

Re: An interesting video of a European Model T journey

I lived in Basel for about 8 months and learned German (High German) but surrounded in Basel Deutsch. Nevertheless I was able to pick up on some of the dialect. Nelson, grüezi wie gohts? I lived in Paris from March 1968 until January 1969. The non-Parisians in the hotel where I lived tended to hang...
by DLodge
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: An interesting video of a European Model T journey
Replies: 19
Views: 1028

Re: An interesting video of a European Model T journey

Fascinating. Thanks. Now I have to warm up... :D

By the way, the language is Swiss German (Schwyzerdütsch), not Finnish.
by DLodge
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This General Discussion Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 772

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: 772

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: 772

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: 61
Views: 3113

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: 4
Views: 566

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: 141
Views: 6549

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: 141
Views: 6549

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
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Post a photo of your antique Model T License Plate
Replies: 141
Views: 6549

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

This is the plate on my 1924 Touring.

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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: 2593

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: 2593

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: 516

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: 6663

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: 2067

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: 3361

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: 3361

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: 3361

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: 3361

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: 1360

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: 1220

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: 2014

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: 1276

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: 1114

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: 492
Views: 50336

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: 776

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: 492
Views: 50336

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: 1000

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: 4303

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: 1642

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: 1642

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: 2417

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: 1110

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: 1110

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: 1244

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: 1246

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: 346

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: 1246

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: 1246

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: 980

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: 980

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: 4956

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: 4956

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: 855

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: 4956

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 ...