I notice that there is a new forum for UK owners of Model T Fords at www.modelt.co.uk
You've got that backwards...If there is any independence between the United Kingdom and the colonies we will separate from you not you from us!
Good luck with the new UK forum it looks grand.
I can assure you all we are not looking to separate from anyone (cough maybe the EU but that's a touchy subject).
I love this forum and use it a lot and will continue to use it. People I have spoken to on the GB forum have also said they love this forum, will always us it and everyone on it is full of knowledge and is not afraid to share and help.
It is more for specific English T specification questions which get lost in translations some times. There's no competition, its all about helping everyone.
Absolutely everyone is welcome so please do join in.
Not only that, why we have not had one for so long is amazing. There are many clubs and forums throughout the world for Model T's in specific Countries so we now have one for the English Model T. Not that there was a major, major difference but even so.
Might be an excellent place for right hand drive info. Good Luck.
"Specific English T specification questions which get lost in translations some times"
Are you inferring we do not know or understand English?
I had a co-worker from London that used to say we are
Two countries divided by a common language.
No not at all Michael I think you are taking it completely out of context!
There is differences between a US built model T and an English built model T.
Vans included. The English Delivery van is very different to a C cab for a small example.
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mtfgb, you have to understand that Michael is a Polish Texan, which gives him a quirky sense of humour. ;^)
Thank you Jem. Its hard to tell over the net if its serious or humour.
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I registered but apparently moderators have not given me approval to post anything yet
Hi Royce. You should be good to go now.
The first post needs to be checked to make sure its not a spam bot.
I think yours was checked and approved 10 mins ago so your be good to go now for the future.
Very nice format on your forum ...
Nice Form, I hope it is a success
well you know we speak amuricun over here. Ya'll need to learn to write good if we want them to stay.
I cannot help but think that a British Model T forum cries out for puns. "T." Tea." Well, you get the picture....
Dick, not really, at least not until 4 o'clock!
Hey Dick how about throw another shrimp on the barby oh wait that's Australian they're accents just sound the same
In 1961, my college roommate and I took a charter flight to England, bought Lambretta 125 cc scooters and set out to explore. We were up north at one point and stopped in a pub in the country for lunch. There were two men at the next table having a lively discussion and we hadn't a clue what they were talking about. This may explain why.
Remind me again how we speak the same language...
Looks like Americans already have the Brits outnumbered........ ....... LOL
Well when I put a part on my T I install it. The Brits offer it up. I had to reread my Triumph book 3 times to figure what they were saying. Scott
Dick even some of us struggle with that over here so your not alone. It is nice to see they still speak that way though.
Hey now. Nothing wrong with a good Cuppa T :-)
Becoming a nice little community already. Thanks all.
Give your hood the boot, drop the top onto the bonnet, and scuttle the wings!
I can make no sense in two languages, both of them English.
Seriously, don't take offense by the warped sense of humor some of us "Amuricuns" have. I drink tea almost every day. Love my Anglo-Saxon ancestry. Like British cars, especially their model T Fords, and British humor as well.
That new forum looks really nice, and should fill a gap needing expertise.
I will look at it more later.
(Sometimes I like puns with my Tea!)
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
I spent three weeks in June over there (Basildon/Dunton Tech Centre) on Mr. Ford's dime.
I'll second the whole "huh'? thing when trying to communicate. Luckily, the girls at the hotel bar were very understanding and learned to speak R E A L L Y S L O W L Y when they asked anything so I'd understand. ;)
Congrats on the new forum, and good luck!
I have about a dozen "favorite subjects" to study and learn about. Linguistics, and variations of cultural heritage are both among them.
(I had to think of a constructive comment to make in order to bump this back near the top) (My first post here was a bit snide. And I do want to help promote this thing.)
Doug, if you think the Brits and Aussies have the same accents, you need your ears tuned! On one of our trips to the States, I had great difficulty ordering a hamburger at a stand in Spokane. In the end, my wife made the order and the fellow behind the counter made the comment that I talked too fast for him. I countered that he didn't listen fast enough! We have great fun teasing one another with our friends over there.
Allan from down under.
Registered about this time yesterday and still waiting to be approved.
You need to activate your account. When you register, It sends you an email with a link and then you need to click that link ;-) Check the spam folder just in case.
Any problems if people can email that would be better. I do not want support on mtfca as it is a little unfair on the forum. You can email using the link at the bottom of the forum. It Should say contact us.
Jay any problems please do not hesitate to email and I will do my best to help and get you going on the forum.
The Brits and Ozzys are definitely not the same accents but I do love an Aussie accent and can certainly understand the accent.
English lesson: The speaker implies; the listener infers. It's the same on either side of the pond.
Thanks mtfgb! It was my error. Didn't realize user names were case sensitive. Managed to post a hello and just waiting for approval.
No problem Jay. All done and approved.
Steve I completely agree.
Used to have a neighbor in the Chicago suburb where I grew up whom I told, when I was 7 or 8 years old, that I was "half Swiss, half Swede and half English! He never let me forget it!
Actually, English on my Mother's side...."Wadsworth", and I have cousins in England (Yorkshire) and Australia (Sydney area) and we have lots of good-natured fun in our family in regard to "American English", "Australian English", and of course, what my cousins in Harrogate, Yorkshire England call,...."The King's English"! Yes,.....it's fun,.........harold
Shucks I live here in the US and I still have to get people to speak S L O W L Y so I can understand them.
Actually, to be more specific, if it's of any interest to anybody, my grandfather was from Bradford, Yorkshire, and my grandmother was from Salford, near Manchester, Lancashire. I come from a "railroad" family, and that started in England (where railroads started) and it is suspected that my great grandparents getting together had something to do with the fact that Bradford and Salford were connected by the LNRR railroad (Lancashire & Yorkshire).
An American in Sydney was struck by a tram and woke up in the hospital. In considerable pain, he moaned, "Oh, did I come here to die?" The nurse replied, "Oh, no suh. You kyme heah yestadye."
How's that for drift?
You should be on Ancestry with all that info Harold. Taking me ages to find any info on that site. I am now down to needing to go to a local church to find records :-/