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by DLodge
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Six Talks by the Jolly Fat Chauffeur
Replies: 2
Views: 319

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


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by DLodge
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 212
Views: 13302

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

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by DLodge
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inflation !!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1277

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inflation !!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1277

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Inflation !!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1277

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: 212
Views: 13302

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.

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by DLodge
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: These people need a life!
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Please see the SAD NEWS thread in the off topic section
Replies: 4
Views: 648

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: 1008

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: These people need a life!
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: The Henry Ford featured in St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Replies: 3
Views: 244

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Lost pass word
Replies: 5
Views: 262

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: 289

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: 223

Re: Without a Witness they just Disappear

Thank you for that, Fred.
by DLodge
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Veterans Day parade in St. Louis
Replies: 6
Views: 285

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Veterans Day parade in St. Louis
Replies: 6
Views: 285

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 5:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Please Don't Add Comments to Spam Threads!
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: Please Don't Add Comments to Spam Threads!

Yes, what Mark said.....
by DLodge
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Veterans Day parade in St. Louis
Replies: 6
Views: 285

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
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any news about Larry Sigworth ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1270

Re: Any news about Larry Sigworth ?

Here is the obituary on the funeral home page:

https://www.stumpff.org/obituaries/Larr ... !/Obituary
by DLodge
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Any news about Larry Sigworth ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1270

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year
Replies: 18
Views: 886

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

Great Race, pulling into Peoria. (2000?)

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Late night maintenance.

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by DLodge
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year
Replies: 18
Views: 886

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.

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I miss his posts here on the forum....
by DLodge
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: where are all the t guys
Replies: 5
Views: 589

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Article about Tom Carnegie
Replies: 8
Views: 878

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Article about Tom Carnegie
Replies: 8
Views: 878

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Article about Tom Carnegie
Replies: 8
Views: 878

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I Miss the Ol' Timers
Replies: 22
Views: 1366

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: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: When is 2020 Hillbilly Tour?
Replies: 9
Views: 485

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
by DLodge
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: When is 2020 Hillbilly Tour?
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: When is 2020 Hillbilly Tour?

The annual Hillbilly Tour is put on by the Heart of the Ozarks Chapter of MTFCA. They are based in Springfield, Missouri.
by DLodge
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: buying model T in the Netherlands
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: buying model T in the Netherlands

Leo, mijn excuses. Ik heb vergeten jouw naam te noemen in mijn bericht.

Leo, my apologies. I forgot to mention your name in my post.

Good to see the Dutch Model T community potentially expanding... :D
by DLodge
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: buying model T in the Netherlands
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: buying model T in the Netherlands

Tonny, have you been in contact with any of the Dutch Model T people? Toon Boer in Klaaswaal or Bert van Amstel in Naarden? They should be able to help.

Als je mij een mail wilt sturen, is mijn adres dlodge-apestaartje-nedcons-puntje-com.

Good luck!
by DLodge
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 2245

Re: New Tool

StanHowe wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:52 am
I've seen a lot of people flounce off in a snit. Most are not missed.
Thanks, Stan.

I went off in a Huff once, but the Huffs are notorious for water pump and carburetor problems. I decided to trade it in and considered a Snit, but ended up getting a Ford instead. :D
by DLodge
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”
Replies: 21
Views: 1033

Re: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”

I'm always a bit skeptical about a quote attributed to someone in the past. This one, of course, is "part of history" according to many, but then, so is Caesar's quote: "All Gaul is divided into three parts." The correct quote would be "Gaul as a whole is divided into three parts." Not a lot differ...
by DLodge
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Please don't post on spam threads!
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: Please don't post on spam threads!

Steve Jelf wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:45 pm
Everybody should know that by now. We were doing so well, too. It had 0 responses for a long time.
I know. That's why I decided to post the reminder. :D
by DLodge
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Please don't post on spam threads!
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Please don't post on spam threads!

Whenever anyone posts anything on a spam thread (even something like "Why is this here?"), it moves the post to the top of the thread. Please, please... IGNORE THEM!

Thank you.
by DLodge
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T camping equipment
Replies: 10
Views: 1223

Re: Model T camping equipment

Space for carrying stuff can be a problem with a Model T, especially a runabout. Steve, this thread sent me back in time. In 1972, Anja and I married in Holland, and in 1974 we bought our 1936 Austin Ten Sherborne. In 1976 our daughter was born and in 1977 we decided to move to the U.S. We had alre...
by DLodge
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Duster, Car coat
Replies: 17
Views: 1141

Re: Duster, Car coat

... when the weather changes, as it often does in the Netherlands. Yes, it does. It changes from light rain to heavy rain to moderate rain to light rain and then back to heavy rain. When I lived in NL, there were days that I would wake up and think, "If I look out the window and it's raining again ...
by DLodge
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Duster, Car coat
Replies: 17
Views: 1141

Re: Duster, Car coat

When we go out in our antique autos we wear not only dusters, but a lot of original, and period-correct repro, clothing as well. In addition to correct hats, gauntlets, and goggles, our collection includes dresses, blouses, pants, shirts, shoes, etc. For certain shows we also carry an antique porta...
by DLodge
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can anyone give me info about this badge?
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Re: Can anyone give me info about this badge?

1 Why is there air? 2. How do I get $100,000,000 for my hobbies? (after some thought I added another 0 to the amount and probably should add yet another one or two) 3. Where do I find the stuff that will allow me to live a long and happy life? 1. According to an old Bill Cosby LP I have, it is so w...
by DLodge
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Some OCF pics
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Some OCF pics

Hmmmm.... Bufalini, Giulia, Angelina, Martino, Dante.... I may be going out on a limb here, but I am thinking "Italian family" - è vero? :D
by DLodge
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Steve Jelf and the police
Replies: 15
Views: 1583

Re: Minimum speed is 45 mph

You should not be on the Interstate under normal driving conditions unless you can maintain that speed. It's kind of a case of, "Yes, but..." I suspect that state and county roads that cross the Mississippi on bridges are pretty much few and far between. Steve's solution seems like a good one. The ...
by DLodge
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 42586

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

I would guess that he was born before 1800. October 1788 in Kentucky. Very common in going through my ancestors in the 19th century to find them born in Virginia, Kentucky or Pennsylvania and dying in Illinois, Missouri or Arkansas. No one in the opposite direction (and no one made it to Kansas). T...
by DLodge
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 42586

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Brings back memories, Steve. When I was in the 8th grade, my class was put on a bus and taken to Springfield and New Salem. I doubt we appreciated it as much as we would have later. This is the grave of my 3xgreat-grandfather, James Walker, in a cemetery in Scott County that you passed on your way t...
by DLodge
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Would like to see a new Forum section for discussing modern accessories for your Model T
Replies: 20
Views: 933

Re: Would like to see a new Forum section for discussing modern accessories for your Model T

And when we arrive at 58 separate sections, most posts won't be read. The reason each post has a subject is so that potential readers can be informed of what the post concerns and choose to read it or not. Basically, you seem to be saying that, instead of a General Discussion Forum about Model Ts, w...
by DLodge
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 42586

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Steve, in 1972, I brought Anja to the US to meet my parents. One of the side trips we made while we were here was to Springfield to see the Lincoln home. One thing that struck me at the time was that the guide who conducted the tour consistently spoke of Lincoln in the present tense. I remember, for...
by DLodge
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Milwaukee to Detroit and back again in a Model T
Replies: 28
Views: 1595

Re: Milwaukee to Detroit and back again in a Model T

Superb story, with the sole exception of "An elderly gentleman stopped to talk. We talked about the car, his kids, and his business. He was 70 years old..." Excuse me? "Elderly gentleman"? "70 years old"? Just you wait, Dave! :D
by DLodge
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 42586

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Mark Osterman wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:14 am
Are there new messages to read? I don’t see them even though this thread keeps coming to the top.
Yes, look in the lower right and click on the blue "2."

(Hmmm... Guess Mark won't see this. Vicious circle. Will copy it once it appears and send it to him in a PM.)
by DLodge
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Post your favorite sign
Replies: 48
Views: 3054

Re: Post your favorite sign

Many years ago, I had a friend whose family lived in Concord MA. There was a street there whose name I thought was brilliant. I could just imagine a meeting of the town fathers to name streets and roads. "What are we going to call that old road to nine acre corner?" "Hey, I have an idea!" old road.j...
by DLodge
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Post your favorite sign
Replies: 48
Views: 3054

Re: Post your favorite sign

Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of it, but in 1970, I lived in Amsterdam and was driving to Paris. This was before the European equivalent of our Interstate highways, and the roads in Belgium were not always very well marked. At one point, I was on a two-lane highway through the countryside an...
by DLodge
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Failure
Replies: 18
Views: 1551

Re: Failure

I have entered shows through the years, but never in order to win a trophy. I just like to let people look at the car and answer their questions. It's especially fun to encounter an old-timer who owned one as a teen. That said, I did end up with a handful of trophies through the years. They fell int...
by DLodge
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T tan
Replies: 11
Views: 892

Re: Model T tan

Mark, my solution probably won't work for you. Being a fair-skinned blond (well, gray now), I have always preferred shade over sun. My solution in the T is to keep the top up 98% of the time. I rarely get sunburned and so far have never had skin cancer.
by DLodge
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Doctor's Coupe? New to all things "T".
Replies: 13
Views: 800

Re: Doctor's Coupe? New to all things "T".

There is indeed a lot of disagreement about "Doctor's Coupe." I don't see the problem. I have a "Translator's Touring." :D
by DLodge
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 42586

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

dlmyers wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:32 am
Wasn't Herb Shriner the guy that said he spent the war in a "rear echelon mess kit repair battalion "?
My favorite line on that subject has probably always been Steve Allen's, "During the war, my father served in a British Thermal Unit." :D
by DLodge
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 42586

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

As a side note, Winchester is the county seat of Scott County and its population is given as 1,650. When we were at the Burgoo one year, Anja bought a T-shirt that read, "Where the hell is Winchester? Between Riggston and Alsey." Alsey's population is 246 and I can't find a listing for Riggston. Sev...
by DLodge
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 42586

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Dick Lodge... Please... what is a Burgoo According to Wikipedia: "Burgoo is a spicy stew, similar to Irish or Mulligan stew, often served with cornbread or corn muffins. It is often prepared communally as a social gathering. It is popular as the basis for civic fund-raisers in the American Midwest ...
by DLodge
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 42586

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

Steve, exploring in Google Maps, I figure that you went through Winchester (in Scott County) shortly after you crossed the Illinois River. You could have stopped at the Winchester Cemetery to pay your respects to my grandparents and great-grandparents and swung by the Baker Cemetery at the edge of a...
by DLodge
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 42586

Re: Here I go again

Not often, but I have used my Garmin GPS in my T and it has worked. Dean Yoder, of course, is the resident authority on such matters....
by DLodge
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Rebate on Firestone tires
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: Rebate on Firestone tires

I seem to recall that, some years ago, there was a problem with Firestone tires on some Ford SUVs. I also seem to recall a replacement deal of some sort. (I don't remember things as well as I once did.) I remember at the time that I had Firestone tires on my '24 Touring and toyed with the idea of dr...
by DLodge
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: Idea for posting on this forum
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Re: Idea for posting on this forum

The ones I like the least are posted by someone trying to contact someone else on the forum that list only the name. When I see it, I assume it's going to be bad news instead of a contact request. How about adding "Trying to reach..." before the name?
by DLodge
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Fun / Interesting Bumper Stickers, Road Signs, Etc.
Replies: 23
Views: 1361

Re: Fun / Interesting Bumper Stickers, Road Signs, Etc.

Not a bumper sticker but a roadside billboard. Some years ago, a cousin in Canada sent me this. It had been put up by the Saskatchewan Pork Council to encourage people to buy more pork. Someone apparently explained to them the problem with the message, and the billboard came down soon after. :D pork...
by DLodge
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Can someone scan an article for me? Please?
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: Can someone scan an article for me? Please?

keqwow wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:27 pm
...which the index labels as 33-3-36 (Volume 33, Issue 3, page 36).
And the publication is..... ?? :D
by DLodge
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wearing straw hats
Replies: 24
Views: 1866

Re: Wearing strawv hats

I have a straw boater and it's probably the most uncomfortable hat I own. I agree it fits with the Model T, but so does a newsboy cap and the latter is wa-a-a-ay more comfortable to wear.

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by DLodge
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Wearing straw hats
Replies: 24
Views: 1866

Re: Wearing strawv hats

In the same category as ladies not wearing white shoes after Labor Day.... :D
by DLodge
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Help ID Vehicle Request
Replies: 13
Views: 925

Re: Help ID Vehicle Request

Burger in Spokane wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:20 am
...he turned to me, as he knows I consort with sketchy figures of the old car underworld.
I understand that there's even a "forum" where those sketchy figures hang out and talk about oil and stuff. :D
by DLodge
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Nothing other than took the coupe for a little drive at the ranch
Replies: 15
Views: 934

Re: Nothing other than took the coupe for a little drive at the ranch

Musta parked in a bad neighborhood. Someone stole your trunk lid.... :D
by DLodge
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: My journey of 1000 steps is over
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: My journey of 1000 steps is over

Kaiser wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:00 am
You did good, there should be a 1000 miles club !
It would be faster to have a 1000 km club.... :D
by DLodge
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T presentation
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: Model T presentation

... As I have never spoken in front of an audience before I was more than a little hesitant. ... Michael, I read somewhere once that the most common phobia people have is speaking in front of a group of people. I don't know why, but that has never been a problem for me. I enjoy sharing information ...
by DLodge
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I'm Back! (...sorta')
Replies: 10
Views: 873

Re: I'm Back! (...sorta')

Jem wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:38 pm
... My doc said, get yourself a glass of wine and sit under a shady tree and reelaaaax.
Jem, my grandfather once remarked in 1958, "My doctor said that I should drink one shot of whisky every day. Right now I am on March 27, 1966." :D
by DLodge
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: I'm Back! (...sorta')
Replies: 10
Views: 873

Re: I'm Back! (...sorta')

... I truly thank God for modern medicine and the good care I've been getting, and I say a prayer of thanks to God every time I think of it that I've got some more good years ahead of me! ... I suspect that, if it weren't for modern medicine, many of us who are here wouldn't be. I never cease to be...
by DLodge
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: New page: Did I get anything wrong?
Replies: 8
Views: 847

Re: New page: Did I get anything wrong?

"...when demountable rims were intoduced." Typo. Missing an "r"....
by DLodge
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Turn signal wiring diagram - am I going crazy?
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: Turn signal wiring diagram - am I going crazy?

Here's the link to the recent wiring thread. Thank you, Terry. That's the one. There may be a lesson here on stating the subject of a post. "HELP" is clear enough, but wiring isn't mentioned anywhere, so in my search of subjects, I was looking for "wiring," "turn signal" and the like and missed the...
by DLodge
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Turn signal wiring diagram - am I going crazy?
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Turn signal wiring diagram - am I going crazy?

I could swear that I saw a discussion recently about the details of a turn signal wiring diagram. I can't image that it would have been anywhere but here. Today, I was talking to a Model T friend with wiring problems and I told him I'd send him a link to that discussion. I can't find it. Did I dream...
by DLodge
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT; Where were you 50 years ago?
Replies: 21
Views: 1151

Re: OT; Where were you 50 years ago?

... The evening of the landing, we were watching it on Dutch TV. ... We went out on their balcony and simply looked in awe at the moon, knowing that they were there. I still get chills thinking about it. I had an email exchange the other day with one of the two women in whose apartment we were. She...
by DLodge
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Old Photo - Who remembers Krazy Kat?
Replies: 27
Views: 1817

Re: Old Photo - Who remembers Krazy Kat?

Greg Griffin wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:26 pm
"All hope abandon Ye who enter here" is a line from Dante's Divine Comedy. Some joker changed "hope" to "soap".
When I was in high school, there was a storeroom in the drama department that had that line painted over the door. It was pretty much accurate in that case. :D
by DLodge
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T Enthusiasts Outside The USA!
Replies: 11
Views: 865

Re: Model T Enthusiasts Outside The USA!

And in the Netherlands : A-Ford Club Nederland [ T-Ford , A-Ford , and V-8 ] . Toon, ik vroeg me ook af waarom zijn voorbeelden zo beperkt waren. De websites van zowel MTFCA als MTFCI hebben lijsten met namen en contactadressen van legio internationale T-Ford clubs. Hoop dat alles goed gaat met jul...
by DLodge
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Forums and Websites Status update
Replies: 33
Views: 1791

Re: Forums and Websites Status update

By the way, I'll see your woman in a sari and raise you my son's wedding last month.... (I'm on the left.)

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You can spare me any further Indian snark.... :D
by DLodge
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Forums and Websites Status update
Replies: 33
Views: 1791

Re: Forums and Websites Status update

Good, got your attention...thank you. Well, yeah, kinda. You appear to be arguing that "inclusiveness" requires hiring tech support call center staffers who don't speak intelligible English, so we don't discriminate against people who speak unintelligible English. That certainly fits into the curre...
by DLodge
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Forums and Websites Status update
Replies: 33
Views: 1791

Re: Forums and Websites Status update

Boy, I sure do hope there are no Model T clubs in India. If there are any Indian or Indian Americans on the forum and/or club members please accept my apologies on behalf of the hobby. I guess only "real English speaking" folks allowed? Got to be all inclusive if our hobby is going to survive... "v...
by DLodge
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: OT; Where were you 50 years ago?
Replies: 21
Views: 1151

Re: OT; Where were you 50 years ago?

I was 28 years old and living in Holland, working for an American company. There were two American women working there also and we had begun the habit that I would go to their shared apartment in the evening for dinner. The evening of the landing, we were watching it on Dutch TV. Because I had been ...
by DLodge
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Strange weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Re: Strange weekend

Doug Keppler wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:49 pm
... good things happen to good people.
Good things happen to T people. Oh, but I repeat myself. :D
by DLodge
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: OLD PHOTO - Lady Posing With A Four Door
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: OLD PHOTO - Lady Posing With A Four Door

Is that a lady or a girl? The clothing can be misleading. Doing some rough calculation based on the height of the car, she appears to be about 4' 6" - that's pretty short for an adult.
by DLodge
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Ocean to Ocean Tour
Replies: 29
Views: 3422

Re: Ocean to Ocean Tour

Norman Kling wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:09 pm
... They drop south to St. Louis....
That's what the map appears to show, but the itinerary shows them entering Missouri at Hannibal and going west from there. That's 117 miles north of St. Louis, so I'm not likely to see them coming through. :D
by DLodge
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Looking for Some Midwest Museums/Displays
Replies: 12
Views: 1008

Re: Looking for Some Midwest Museums/Displays

The Executive Director of the Forney Museum, Christof Kheim, grew up in the suburbs of St. Louis (and also in the old car hobby here). In his heart, he's a Studebaker guy, but hey! old cars are old cars. If you see him there, tell him hello from those of us still here.
by DLodge
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Happy Father's Day
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Happy Father's Day

If my father's first car had been a Model T, I could have posted this on the main forum. Since his first car was a 1929 Plymouth Roadster, I have to put it here. Still, here is the car (he named it "Bonnie Jean") with my dad standing proudly next to it. Happy Father's Day!

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by DLodge
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Battery Lifting / Removal Methods
Replies: 36
Views: 2511

Re: Battery Lifting / Removal Methods

I think there may have been a time when I could just lean over, grip the battery and lift it out. Those days are long gone. A few years ago, I bought a tool similar to this at a parts store and found I had to do some bending to get it to work in my Touring.

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by DLodge
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: So tell me why I should buy a model T?
Replies: 61
Views: 4031

Re: So tell me why I should buy a model T?

Rich Bingham wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:42 pm
:shock: just think how much fun you could have driving your Model T nekkid !!
Would depend on who was riding shotgun, I suspect.... :D
by DLodge
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: So tell me why I should buy a model T?
Replies: 61
Views: 4031

Re: So tell me why I should buy a model T?

Of all the reasons I have seen posted here, I have not seen the one I was told very early on in my Model T experience:
"Driving a Model T is the most fun you can have with clothes on." :D
by DLodge
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Petit Jean?
Replies: 12
Views: 1323

Re: Petit Jean?

I spent four years (July 1963 to July 1967) at Little Rock AFB in Jacksonville. Whenever I hear "Petit Jean," I think of Winthrop Rockefeller. Orval Faubus was governor when I arrived in Arkansas, and Rockefeller became governor a half year before I left. Seems like a long time ago. Oh, wait! It was...
by DLodge
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Economy of scale
Replies: 10
Views: 1167

Re: Economy of scale

Burger in Spokane wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:11 am
Not a lot of things I can think of that prices go DOWN by 2/3 over the course of
10-15 years !
What Tim said. :D
by DLodge
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Richmond Homecoming- Who's going and what are you bringing?
Replies: 14
Views: 1507

Re: Richmond Homecoming- Who's going and what are you bringing?

Steve Jelf wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 12:42 am
I'm bringing a projector....
I seem to recall that the definition of an expert is someone with a projector who is more than 50 miles from home. Guess that makes you an expert, Steve.... :D
by DLodge
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Looking for local T wisdom
Replies: 8
Views: 967

Re: Looking for local T wisdom

When I first read your post, I was going to suggest contacting Norm Kling, who posts here frequently. Then I saw that he has answered you. Anyway, what Norm said.... :D
by DLodge
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Am I ready for the Parade?
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

Re: Am I ready for the Parade?

TspokeMan wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:34 pm
... If I have the parking brake clutch in neutral is it ok to use low speed off and on during the parade route? Other suggestions?
That's how I do it, for what it's worth.
by DLodge
Fri May 31, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: KampKar for sale One of two originals
Replies: 30
Views: 2721

Re: KampKar for sale One of two originals

When the Kables came through on their way to Richmond, they stopped in St. Louis and I met them. Delightful people (but they're Australian, of course).
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by DLodge
Mon May 27, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Event forum for T Events
Replies: 18
Views: 1294

Re: Event forum for T Events

I'm going to be the contrarian here. I read the General Discussion Forum, but only occasionally go to the ever-expanding list of other forums. If a post on the GDF is marked "OT" (which worked fine for years on the old forum and for a while on this one), I will decide from the subject whether to rea...
by DLodge
Tue May 21, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: Model T accessory??
Replies: 7
Views: 823

Re: Model T accessory??

C'mon, Dave, be sirius! :D
by DLodge
Mon May 13, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: FJ - Help needed in the St. Louis, Missouri area for Mary Ann’s Model T
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

Re: FJ - Help needed in the St. Louis, Missouri area for Mary Ann’s Model T

Okay. I forwarded the link to the forum message to our club president. I assume he will make contact. Can you give me a rough idea where in the St. Louis area she is?
by DLodge
Mon May 13, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: 2019 General Discussion Forum
Topic: FJ - Help needed in the St. Louis, Missouri area for Mary Ann’s Model T
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

Re: FJ - Help needed in the St. Louis, Missouri area for Mary Ann’s Model T

Jim, that is an Indiana area code. Are you sure that's the right number?