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by DLodge
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Covid 19 Shot?
Replies: 49
Views: 1702

Re: Covid 19 Shot?

I got my second Pfizer shot on Wednesday - also no side effects. The young woman administering the shot had a name tag that identified her as a student nurse. She asked if she could roll up my sleeve and I said, "What would you do if I said no?" She answered, "I have no idea. That's never happened."...
by DLodge
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Vintage Ford
Replies: 20
Views: 1279

Re: Vintage Ford

Seeing the posts about people receiving the January-February VF, I was about to email MTFCA about my November-December issue, but it arrived today!
by DLodge
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Sheep with the Wolves
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: Sheep with the Wolves

...Comparing the T's 2,900 cc of 20 ripping great horsepower with poor Aunty at 1,550 cc and 11.9 HP led to comments about how ‘narrow’ she looked next to the ‘big’ Fords... Not quite the same vintage, but I agree about the size difference. This is the 1936 Austin Ten that we owned in Holland and b...
by DLodge
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Covid 19 Shot?
Replies: 49
Views: 1702

Re: Covid 19 Shot?

Just as a side note, although the abbreviation used throughout this particular thread is customarily pronounced "hippa," it is in fact HIPAA. It stands for "Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act" (hence HIPAA). Minor correction, I know, but once a proofreader, always a proofreader. The...
by DLodge
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Covid 19 Shot?
Replies: 49
Views: 1702

Re: Covid 19 Shot?

Tim, I had the first Pfizer dose on February 3rd and am scheduled for the second one on the 24th. No side effects. Someone asked me about soreness, and I compared it to having bumped my arm against a bookcase (i.e. negligible). I've been getting shots and taking medications all my life. (What's the ...
by DLodge
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POSTAL ISSUES please read.
Replies: 45
Views: 2008

Re: POSTAL ISSUES please read.

Billdizer. My dad was a WW II vet and had no middle name. It was just the other day I was explaining to a coworker that my dad would sign documents with "Anthony NMN Spaziano". Mike, when I was in the Air Force, a friend of mine also had no middle name. In his case, the abbreviation in use at the t...
by DLodge
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: POSTAL ISSUES please read.
Replies: 45
Views: 2008

Re: POSTAL ISSUES please read.

... Hopefully the new administration will appoint a new Postmaster General who knows the postal system and its problems, instead of just appointing a "Good Ol Boy" appointment as the last administration did. ... I realize that one of the most popular sports these days is finding new things to blame...
by DLodge
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dressing the period part
Replies: 22
Views: 1166

Re: Dressing the period part

.. Some T folks like to wear period clothes to match their cars. If you're looking for appropriate men's attire for the twenties, this will give you some good examples of what to look for. I had the same thought after I got my T. I went to the microfilm room of the St. Louis County Library and chos...
by DLodge
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 56th MTFCA Annual Meeting Update
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: 56th MTFCA Annual Meeting Update

DHort wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:54 am
Gives members a chance to go south where it is warm in the winter...
Only someone from Wisconsin (or the like) would refer to a February trip to St. Louis as going "south where it is warm in the winter." :D
by DLodge
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: RANT: AMERICAN GREED
Replies: 25
Views: 1044

Re: RANT: AMERICAN GREED

Like others in the thread, I am puzzled by the modifier "American." Okay, the seller is American. He may also be blond ("blond greed"?), he may be tall ("tall greed"?), he may not hear well ("hard-of-hearing greed"?), etc. I could see "seller greed," perhaps, but I don't understand the gratuitous sl...
by DLodge
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Special Photos of Jay Klehfoth Wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 961

Re: Special Photos of Jay Klehfoth Wanted

Aleesa, when I saw your original request I looked. If I had had a digital camera in 1997 when the National was held in St. Louis, I'd have had plenty of photos, but I didn't. The few I took in Richmond are blurry. Sorry. Will keep my eyes open.
by DLodge
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 857
Views: 113619

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

Mergatroyd! Do you remember that word? Would you believe the spell-checker did not recognize the word Mergatroyd? Could be because it was misspelled. According to Google, it's Murgatroyd. :D "I tried to dial his number but got a busy signal." (I'm not even sure what we say now. Touch a number?)
by DLodge
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: "T" Parts Terminology
Replies: 11
Views: 790

Re: "T" Parts Terminology

George House wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:51 pm
... (and more recently on this Forum: “Commuter”) ...
I have also heard it called a "commentator."
by DLodge
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stan Howe's Birthday
Replies: 36
Views: 1503

Re: Stan Howe's Birthday

Stan, I only know you through the forum. I wish I could meet you and a lot of the other guys face to face. I'll be 78 in about 3 weeks, so we'd probably relate well. Rich, I felt the same way for a long time. In 2017, my girlfriend and I were on a road trip out west that coincided with the Montana ...
by DLodge
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Home page not working?
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Home page not working?

Duey_C wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:10 pm
I'm using a Mozilla based browser and it doesn't work. I should try another. :)
I use Mozilla Firefox and it works fine. Problem must be something else.
by DLodge
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Off Topic Christmas Poem
Replies: 9
Views: 706

Re: Off Topic Christmas Poem

Stan, for some reason your post caused me to flash back to Herman and Frieda. Isn't about time for them to reappear? (Spot the hidden commercial?) :D
by DLodge
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Let Us Remember....,
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Let Us Remember....,

Before masks, I looked at the mouth to see a smile. I have discovered recently that I can recognize a smile from the eyes in many cases. A nod also reinforces the invisible smile. My biggest complaint about everyone wearing a mask is that I am hard of hearing, and wear hearing aids. Even before mask...
by DLodge
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1969 Renault 16 parts
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: 1969 Renault 16 parts

A number of the hits I got were people who deal in vintage Renault parts. Also got some hits for Renault clubs, who may also have some tips.
by DLodge
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: 1969 Renault 16 parts
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: 1969 Renault 16 parts

Afrazer wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:52 pm
... we have an old one that might be usable but I’d rather find him a new better quality replacement if possible.
An old one what?

I just googled [vintage renault parts] and got enough hits to spend hours on. Try it.
by DLodge
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Some members of my household are difficult to shop for.
Replies: 12
Views: 1090

Re: Some members of my household are difficult to shop for.

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by DLodge
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: For the Record - An Objection
Replies: 18
Views: 1294

Re: For the Record - An Objection

Kaiser wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:39 am
... it is important to remember two simple rules;
One: Agree to disagree
Two: Not everything that can be said necessarily has to be said.
Such great wisdom from such a small country!! :D :D
by DLodge
Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: For the Record - An Objection
Replies: 18
Views: 1294

Re: For the Record - An Objection

... When we were having meetings, religion and politics are left at the door and what we talk about after the meeting is between personal friends not a public viewable forum. Personal views on politics, religion should be kept to ones self or their friends that have the same view. This forum can be...
by DLodge
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: For the Record - An Objection
Replies: 18
Views: 1294

Re: For the Record - An Objection

I agree that the rules do not specifically prohibit the expression of political views. The rules also do not prohibit proselytizing for a specific religion, yet I would be as unhappy with that on this forum as I was when I saw the political posts. (And no, if someone objected, it wasn't me.) Many de...
by DLodge
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 3563

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

Herb Iffrig wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:52 am
... since Hector was a pup!
Which also brings to mind a couple of military (or Air Force, anyway) expressions referring to long ago: "Back in the brown-shoe days" and "Since Christ was a corporal." :D
by DLodge
Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: This and that, not all ford, but you’ll relate.
Replies: 12
Views: 782

Re: This and that, not all ford, but you’ll relate.

Apparently, Baldwin & Cargill was in Houston, and the photo of their building is credited to Litterst Commercial Photo (vehicles seen in photos 12 and 16).
by DLodge
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite
Replies: 17
Views: 1201

Re: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite

...I don't know if the other teachers read to their classes or not. When I was in the fifth grade, Mrs. Bellows used to read to us from The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew . I remember her doing different voices for the different characters. For some reason, the phrase, "So there, Polly Peppe...
by DLodge
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite
Replies: 17
Views: 1201

Re: E.B. White: Revisiting an old favorite

I agree with everyone who says it's a great read no matter how many times you've read it before....
by DLodge
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I Fear We're All Out of Date
Replies: 13
Views: 869

Re: I Fear We're All Out of Date

However, I don't think it is appropriate to hire people strictly according to "diversity" standards. I agree with what Norm said. From a purely mathematical standpoint, Joe Biden's statement before he had chosen his running mate was, essentially, that it would be a black woman. In other words, he w...
by DLodge
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Places we used to eat on the road.
Replies: 22
Views: 1614

Re: Places we used to eat on the road.

Steak 'n Shake was always big in the St. Louis area. When I was in high school, I don't think there was anyone in my class who didn't have a Steak 'n Shake salt shaker in his glove compartment. :D

steaknshake.jpg
by DLodge
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Capabilities on Hills?
Replies: 39
Views: 2152

Re: Model T Capabilities on Hills?

kfazenbaker wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:12 pm
... Our first date he made me crank start his Farmall M. I manage to do it, so I got to stay.
There are many different criteria for making life choices. That seems as good as any...... :D
by DLodge
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Remembrance Day
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Remembrance Day

November 11th, Veterans' Day in the United States, is also Remembrance Day in the countries of the Commonwealth. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the guns of World War I fell silent. "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years co...
by DLodge
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Watching Norte Dame/send a few pics
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: Watching Norte Dame/send a few pics

Found this for photo number 3: Title E.G. Heartick Furnaces truck, Louisville, Kentucky, 1919. Contributors Caufield & Shook (photographer) Description An open-cab truck is parked in front of the Louisville Free Public Library building on York Street near Third Street. Painted signs on the truck inc...
by DLodge
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: nice weather
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: nice weather

bud delong wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:54 pm
... The T ran like a fine watch!!
Bud, you mean it chimed the hour and half hour? :D
by DLodge
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 13T - Christmas Parade Question
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Re: 13T - Christmas Parade Question

... However, if you are careful in your driving, it is possible to minimize the extra wear on the low band. While parades are usually a lot of "stop-and-go" slow speed driving, you can wait until there quite a gap ahead of you when you depress the low pedal to advance, and by waiting for a fairly l...
by DLodge
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Halloween
Replies: 14
Views: 1055

Re: Happy Halloween

Norman Kling wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:12 pm
Who is that? She looks too pretty to be a witch! 8-)
Norm, possibly Glenda the Good Witch in Oz.... Don't remember her having a T, but it's been a long time and I may have forgotten. :D
by DLodge
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Happy Halloween
Replies: 14
Views: 1055

Re: Happy Halloween

Beats that drafty broom! :D
by DLodge
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dutch traffic in 1927
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: Dutch traffic in 1927

Leo, I also enjoyed the chicken walking on the road near the drawbridge at (De) Zweth. (According to Wikipedia, the municipality's official name on one side of the bridge is "Zweth" and on the other side is "De Zweth.") Tim, I lived there for over eight years. I think it would look odd to me not to ...
by DLodge
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dutch traffic in 1927
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: Dutch traffic in 1927

That's fascinating. Weet je nog wel, oudje? What strikes me in this film is the same thing I see in films from that period in the U.S. Pedestrians seem constantly to be wandering into the street and crossing the street, picking their way among the moving motorized vehicles. Also children who today w...
by DLodge
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Andy Loso - need contact info
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Re: Andy Loso

Glad nothing happened to him. Messages with just names often look like sad news....
by DLodge
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Kentucky in a Model T - 1929
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: To Kentucky in a Model T - 1929

..,. So what is your Dad's name? You should post the photo of you and your dad side by side. Thanks for sharing.jw John, my dad was Richard Lloyd Lodge and I am Richard William Lodge. (His dad was William Lloyd Lodge. We tend to recycle names.) It would be interesting to see if I could find a photo...
by DLodge
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Kentucky in a Model T - 1929
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: To Kentucky in a Model T - 1929

More.... knox6.jpg knox7.jpg knox8.jpg knox9.jpg In the above pictures, "Jake" was Bob Jacobsmeyer. Eight years later, he was best man at my parents' wedding. When I went into the Air Force as a second lieutenant in 1963, I looked like I was about 15 years old. Looking at my dad in the last picture,...
by DLodge
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: To Kentucky in a Model T - 1929
Replies: 7
Views: 640

To Kentucky in a Model T - 1929

I knew I had posted these photos here before, but couldn't remember when. Thanks to Google, I found that I posted them in 2011 and again in April 2016. Since there are new people who have joined the forum in the last 4-1/2 years, I thought I'd post them again. In 1929, my dad was a student at Washin...
by DLodge
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Could this fit a Model T?
Replies: 10
Views: 936

Could this fit a Model T?

This was posted to a British Austin group. It originally appeared in a New Zealand Austin magazine. How much work would it take to adapt it to a T? :D

nz austin magazine.jpg
by DLodge
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Phone Apps: Interesting test tools - tachometer, strobe light, rpm, speedometer, elevation, etc
Replies: 15
Views: 3409

Re: Interesting test tool - tachometer, strobe light, rpm measurement

... If needed, we can take this off topic, but it's really not. Aha! "Admin Jeff meets Frustrating Forum Features ." Not a problem for me, since I have learned to check the Off-Topic Section at least once a day, but I did prefer the "OT" designation used in the subject line on the main forum. That ...
by DLodge
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Greetings from NC
Replies: 17
Views: 1222

Re: Greetings from NC

Where in NC are you? I live in Wilkesboro and my club, the Tar Heal T's is centered in the Greensboro area. Neil, that was my first thought as well. The poster's location is in the summary to the right of the screen. He is in Hope Mills NC. It's good to see these helpful responses from people in th...
by DLodge
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 3563

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

Then there's always, "That don't make me no never mind." Is that regional, I wonder?
by DLodge
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Registry ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1037

Re: Model T Registry ?

I doubt that there will be one. Getting the information would take the cooperation of many governments, organizations, companies, etc., and would be a huge task. Probably an impossible task, considering the number of curmudgeons of an, ahem, advanced age (or even younger ones) who don't want their ...
by DLodge
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: What cars other than Ford do you own?
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: What cars other than Ford do you own?

1936 Austin 10 Sherborne, bought in the Netherlands in 1974. Between 1974 and 1977, drove in five European countries (usually tent camping). In 1977 brought it with us to the US. My wife and I, plus a 17-month-old daughter (visible here in the back seat), drove it 6,500 miles through 15 states and f...
by DLodge
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find TT
Replies: 35
Views: 2950

Re: Barn Find TT

Do we know who bought it? Is it anyone here on the forum?
by DLodge
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: SCAM
Replies: 14
Views: 1192

Re: SCAM

The language in the reply tells you all you need to know. (Or should I say, "The laungage in the replie tels you all you ned to no" ?) Even though I don't know what the next stage of the scam is, I know that is has "BOGUS!!" written all over it. If it was an email, you can switch "view headers" to "...
by DLodge
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Dan Treace
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Re: Dan Treace

Well, at least Dan is all right. Whew!

<sigh>
by DLodge
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Where is your T?
Replies: 25
Views: 1678

Re: Where is your T?

I guess I wasn't paying attention. I thought the photos from the old forum would be transferred to the new one. I will hunt up a photo to post.
by DLodge
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 3563

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

I just thought of another expression my grandfather used, but I'm not sure whether it's an age thing or his Canadian origin (since the usage is both archaic and British). It's the use of "want" for "lack." If something was squeaking, for example, he might say, "It wants oil." If he tasted something ...
by DLodge
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The T and friends.
Replies: 18
Views: 1067

Re: The T and friends.

Dallas, this thread is taking me back. Anja and I had planned to visit our son in 2006, and were going to tent camp in the same campground on Stony Lake Road (off US31 at New Era) that we had been staying at for over 20 years (Holiday Campground, family-run and very pleasant). Because we had partici...
by DLodge
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The T and friends.
Replies: 18
Views: 1067

Re: The T and friends.

Silver Lake... that's in Oceana County. In 2006, my son was on staff at Camp Miniwanca in Stony Lake, and Anja and I drove up to spend a week there. We decided to trailer the T with us, and used that as our transportation while we were there. Loved wandering around the back roads. michigan02.jpg mic...
by DLodge
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: David Dewey...Good News!
Replies: 10
Views: 838

Re: David Dewey

Mark Gregush wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:33 pm
You do know that you can edit the title.
I assume that applies to my own posts. I doubt I can wander through the forum, changing the titles of everyone else's threads willy-nilly.... :D
by DLodge
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: David Dewey...Good News!
Replies: 10
Views: 838

Re: David Dewey

Walter Higgins wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:54 pm
He has been checking in here with the thread that he started ten days ago:
True, but his last post there was six days ago, hence my concern about a post that was about him, but not by him.
by DLodge
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: David Dewey...Good News!
Replies: 10
Views: 838

Re: David Dewey

Terry, this falls into the category of "gentle chiding." The subject has been discussed on the forum before, but here goes again. If your subject line had been "Good news from David Dewey" or "David Dewey Okay," I would not have had the moments of worry that a name standing alone as a subject on the...
by DLodge
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I got a phone call
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Re: I got a phone call

Loftfield wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:49 am
... but by then I have had the satisfaction of bugging them as much or more than they bug me, turnabout always being fair game.
And the longer you keep them on the phone, the less time they have to bother others. On behalf of the Mercifully Unbothered Multitude, thank you.... :D
by DLodge
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Forums Dead
Replies: 33
Views: 1814

Re: Model T Forums Dead

StevenS wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:30 pm
If you want to get some excitement, just ask, ....... "What oil is the best to use in my Model T ?"
or how about this question, ....... "Should I use a water pump and which one ?"
Or how about, "What kind of oil should I use in my water pump?" :lol:
by DLodge
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fire evacuation In Oroville
Replies: 18
Views: 1336

Re: Fire evacuation In Oroville

Kaiser wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:17 pm
We even had a big item about the Oregon fires here on the news....
Leo, BVN has a website with a section called "Uitzending gemist." I often watch Nieuwsuur to keep up with the news from a Dutch perspective. Friday or yesterday I saw coverage from Oregon. Scary stuff.
by DLodge
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find TT
Replies: 35
Views: 2950

Re: Barn Find TT

Dick, I really like rough looking old trucks like that. Then I saw the painted door on that.... hey I lived in Webster Groves in 1976-1977! Terrie and I had just married and I was still in Dental school down the road. I didn’t see any old cars there then. I didn’t even see anywhere one could be hid...
by DLodge
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find TT
Replies: 35
Views: 2950

Re: Barn Find TT

A couple of better pictures of the "turn signal."

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by DLodge
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn Find TT
Replies: 35
Views: 2950

Re: Barn Find TT

People have been asking Sam for pictures of his barn-find TT and he asked if I would post these for him. IMG_6328.JPEG IMG_6333.JPEG IMG_6338.JPEG IMG_6339.JPEG Mr. Wagner also decided at some point that he needed a way to let people know if he was going to make a left turn. If you look carefully, y...
by DLodge
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: I just got banned... from the watch repair forum!?!
Replies: 13
Views: 1102

Re: I just got banned... from the watch repair forum!?!

...I decided to join and went to there introduction page and introduced myself and shared I recently acquired the following contents and wanted advice:... Matt, your original post here indicates that you asked for advice. That seems at least worth an answer, even if your post there was going to be ...
by DLodge
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Happy Birthday, Dad!
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Happy Birthday, Dad!

Did he name the new Pontiac...? I don't think he ever named another car. He had a Mercury Grand Marquis around the early 70s that he occasionally referred to as "the green dragon," but it wasn't really a name. Just that it was big and green. I remember reading that it is in the area of cars is wher...
by DLodge
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Happy Birthday, Dad!
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: Happy Birthday, Dad!

It has that wonderful "old Photo" look doesn't it? Thanks, Rich. Somewhere I have a few more pictures of the car. A few years after this, he started dating my mother, who was very much not a convertible person (too windy). Dad told me that when they would go on dates, he would have to borrow his pa...
by DLodge
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Happy Birthday, Dad!
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Today would be my dad's 111th birthday. He was never a Ford guy, but his first car was an early 1930 Plymouth Roadster, which he named Bonnie Jean.

Bonnie Jean 2b.jpg
by DLodge
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 3563

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

One of Carlin's lines that has stuck with me is, "Hot water heater? Why would you need one?" Since hearing that, I have tried to make a point of saying "water heater," but I will admit that old habits die hard.... :D
by DLodge
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 3563

Re: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

My great-grandmother was born in 1866 and died in 1962. She lived with my grandparents and I saw her frequently. I don't think she ever referred to the car as anything but "the machine."
by DLodge
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: "Pretty far-fetched" and stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 3563

"Pretty far-fetched" and stuff

In the Stutzman thread on the General Discussion forum, Steve Jelf made the comment that something was "pretty far-fetched." My grandfather often used the expression (generally in response to something I had told him). I still use it occasionally, but probably not as often as it was used in days pas...
by DLodge
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: For All Eternity
Replies: 21
Views: 1280

Re: For All Eternity

My understanding is that automotive engineers who are sent to the "other place" are condemned to spend eternity working on the cars that they designed in life.....
by DLodge
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What is procedure for Stutzman?
Replies: 57
Views: 3147

Re: What is procedure for Stutzman?

... AND he has a funny accent ! Gotta love a little character ! Don't know first-hand, but I have understood that most Amish know three languages... the German dialect they speak at home and among themselves (often referred to as "Pennsylvania Dutch"), proper high German which they use in church se...
by DLodge
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Kenosha
Replies: 11
Views: 1383

Re: Kenosha

....but all of the facts are not yet known. The protestors don't care. Many of the protestors came by the carload from outside the area. Chicago is fairly close, isn't it? Maybe they ran out of things to break and set on fire there, so they headed farther afield. This too shall pass, we can hope.....
by DLodge
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Badges? We ain’t got no badges!
Replies: 35
Views: 2522

Re: Badges? We ain’t got no badges!

I have been following this thread and completely forgot about the badge on my desk in the living room! (It's fun getting old, isn't it?) In the 1950s, Anja's parents owned a 1929 Chrysler Touring and a 1931 Morris (Minor, probably). Around that time, a group of car enthusiasts in Holland started a c...
by DLodge
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Badges? We ain’t got no badges!
Replies: 35
Views: 2522

Re: I.A.F.F. Badges? We ain’t got no badges!

Dropacent wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:01 pm
I got this from a good friend. It’s in a little rough shape , as am I.
There's a lot of that going around, Tim.... :D
by DLodge
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 857
Views: 113619

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

boat.jpg
by DLodge
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Badges? We ain’t got no badges!
Replies: 35
Views: 2522

Re: Badges? We ain’t got no badges!

Dick, zip code didn’t start nationwide until 1963. Tim, more postal trivia for you. My mother's maiden name was Frances Day, and her second cousin was Ed Day. He was JFK's first Postmaster General and it was during his time as PG that zip codes were introduced. I got to know him somewhat because he...
by DLodge
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Badges? We ain’t got no badges!
Replies: 35
Views: 2522

Re: Badges? We ain’t got no badges!

The license plate is my legal Missouri YOM plate. (Bit of trivia: 63081 could be a ZIP code in this area. (Mine is 63011.) A Model T friend who retired from the Post Office told me that there is no 63081 ZIP, but that 63080 is Sullivan MO and 63084 is Union MO, so that if there were a 63081, it woul...
by DLodge
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bumper Stickers on Model t's
Replies: 31
Views: 2198

Re: Bumper Stickers on Model t's

This is all bringing back some memories. Twenty years ago, Anja and I participated in the Greentree Parade here in Kirkwood. Since it was an election year, we decided to decorate the car appropriately. Since the car is a 1924 Touring, we opted for a Coolidge campaign car. (The sign on the side is a ...
by DLodge
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to Forum and Model Ts
Replies: 58
Views: 3233

Re: New to Forum and Model Ts

Funny what the combination of a little persistence and a Sunday morning can do. I found the forum message in 2010 that included a link to the NPR program in 2003 about our trip: https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1298953 George Clipner Sr. and Les Flautt are both gone now, and Ken...
by DLodge
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to Forum and Model Ts
Replies: 58
Views: 3233

Re: New to Forum and Model Ts

Dick, Hap and George, You seem to all know each other for many years!? That is great!!!! Lisa, I have never met Hap in person, but after a while people with whom we interact frequently on the forum begin to seem like people we know. George I know because his dad (who lived in Missouri) joined us fo...
by DLodge
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to Forum and Model Ts
Replies: 58
Views: 3233

Re: New to Forum and Model Ts

...Two of those pics had my dad in them. The one stopped along the road and the one arriving in Dearborn. As I recall, your dad and Les Flautt were the two oldest participants in the trip. I think they were both 78, but not sure which was older. We thought it was pretty impressive that they were so...
by DLodge
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to Forum and Model Ts
Replies: 58
Views: 3233

Re: New to Forum and Model Ts

...in her Citroen 2CV. For those of you who don't know about it, it looks like a VW made with flat sides and is powered by a small engine (two cylinder I think?). We were "zooming" down the freeway going flat out when we were pulled over by a CHP who informed us that we were going too slow to be on...
by DLodge
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New to Forum and Model Ts
Replies: 58
Views: 3233

Re: New to Forum and Model Ts

I don't anticipate the car being driven anywhere significantly lengthy..... Lisa, never say never. I bought my '24 Touring in 1996 and spent at least a week just driving around the block (right turns only the first few days). After a couple of weeks, I ventured to the County Library and back (about...
by DLodge
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Title help wanted from overseas
Replies: 15
Views: 1537

Re: Title help wanted from overseas

Dick , no the cars need the vehicles standards WHEN they were built !! Toon, that's an improvement. A friend of mine in the Dutch Austin club imported a 1932 Austin Heavy 12 into NL from the UK in the 1970s, and (as I recall) had to replace the original headlamps with modern sealed beam lamps, add ...
by DLodge
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Title help wanted from overseas
Replies: 15
Views: 1537

Re: Title help wanted from overseas

...All this legislation was brought on since they discovered a lot of very expensive cars that were "imported" were in fact built up from a mix-n-match of stolen parts, think Ferraris, Maseratis, Porsches, Mercedes , Range Rovers etc. In other words, yet another case where laws preventing crooks fr...
by DLodge
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Title help wanted from overseas
Replies: 15
Views: 1537

Re: Title help wanted from overseas

Mel, I can't really help you much. Requirements change through the years. I do remember a friend who imported a pre-war Austin from England to NL in the 1970s. Unlike the US, where a vehicle has to meet all legal requirements in effect during the year of manufacture, NL required a car to meet all th...
by DLodge
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: FJ - The Friendship Ford Is On The Road
Replies: 18
Views: 2252

Re: Good Turnout In St. Louis

There was a good turnout of enthusiastic folks in Kirkwood outside of St. Louis this morning. Yes, it was a good turnout and people stayed around for quite a while. Will be watching Channel 4 News this evening. Model B STL-01.JPG Steven Williams, St. Louis Club President Model B STL-03.JPG Stephen ...
by DLodge
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice
Replies: 122
Views: 6655

Re: Just Got My First T, Need Some Advice

... I see you don't have a water pump which in the opinion of many is a good thing. Tim, with respect, that sentence is ambiguous. It could be read to mean that not having a water pump is a good thing, or that a water pump is a good thing. Having hung around this forum for years, I am going to assu...
by DLodge
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA and MTFCI Representation in Georgia
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: MTFCA and MTFCI Representation in Georgia

...But at this point in the twenty-first century who doesn't have email? Uh..... a lotta people our age, Steve. I share the frustration, though. Next in line are the people who say they have email. When asked how often they check it, they say, "About once a week." Then I ask them if they have a box...
by DLodge
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Youtube series "Shifting History"
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Re: New Youtube series "Shifting History"

There were three episodes when I went to the link. I will likely watch all of them, but I find myself kinda wishing that they were a little less "cutesy." Oh, well.....
by DLodge
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belts, What of it?
Replies: 35
Views: 3677

Re: Seat Belts, What of it?

Ken Meeks car rolled. She survived, he did not. I've been thinking about that during this thread. I'm afraid that the hard and fast rule is that there is no hard and fast rule. Their open car rolled twice. Marge was ejected as it started to roll the first time. Ken was not belted in, but was fairly...
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: 3056

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: 2324

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: 3056

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: 2680

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