Of all the group forums I visit, this group has to be the most active. Granted, the toy train Yahoo groups post a lot each day, but nowhere near the amount of posting here--and the Dodge Bros. site can go days, if not a week without a posting!
This IS a swell place, isn't it?
Well, I guess that's what happens when you have a fairly large bunch of old farts with a common interest and more time on their hands than they know what to do with.
I can truthfully say that I have benefited immensely from the help offered on this forum. I hope at least one person has benefited from my comments at some point.
I'm sure there are other groups that also have active websites & forums, and for their topic they may be the best forum. But clearly for Model T Fords this is the best site. And the people using it, asking questions, providing advice, giving opinions etc. make it very informative. But information alon would not make it successful. I.e. I can (and have) purchased several Model T Books. And much of what I want to know about can be found there. But when the photo and explanation in the book don't answer my question (or I miss the answer etc.) it is the folks on this forum that I come to (ok maybe not for my lawn mower question). And I've had several off topic postings (OT) that I've made during a hard time in my life that it was just helpful to know some folks cared. Many of whom I have not had the pleasure to meet in person -- but who offered a word of encouragment when I really needed one.
Thanks guys and gals for making this such a great place. And keep those cards and body numbers coming.... (What's a body number? Please see the posting: “Home for the Holidays” at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/40322.html for information on where to look on 1906-1923 runabouts & tourings for where to find a body number and body maker's letter. Note some Fords have them and some don't.)
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The Harley Davidson Iron head forum is as active as this one and as much help and knowledge. They also have a base of old farts with a common base of interest with a lot of time on their hands also. But this is the place to be for anything Model T ...
Henry, I am not an old fart yet and certainly do not have more time than I know what to do with, but I make time each day to see what is going on in Model T land around the world. This is indeed a great place to visit.
Warwick, those of us who have known you for 40 years or so might consider that you are definitely "Old Fart" material. Doug
I used to belong to forum for BMW motorcycles. Now as motorcyclists go, the BMW guys are usually considered a classy lot.
And yet there were several guys on that forum that were definitely psycho. I once posted a picture trying to identify a fairing and the responses were closer to hate mail than anything else. (they thought the answer was too obvious - but I didn't have a clue)
We may not be perfect, but this is the friendliest forum I've experienced.
Bud -- Me too I am not perfect!
I made a mistake a few months ago....
I thought I was wrong about something but I was right so I was wrong.
The Beemer crew is much like the Corvette or 300 followers. Some might call them "classy". I call them arrogant. Feel as welcome as Louis Armstrong at a Klan music festival !
And over what ... a vehicle as common as a Model T Ford ? Time to get real.
# 1 we owe it all to herb & jay .charley