Many of you may recall back in the early part of this century I created a 1925 Ford Runabout Pickup. One of my requirements for this project was to use all original nuts and bolts, and I believe I succeeded. At the moment, I'm re-restoring a 1913 runabout, which was poorly done back in the '40s, but ok for that period of time. That owner thought acorn nuts were the neatest thing around, and had them everywhere. Well, they have all been discarded, and replaced with the correct screws, nuts and bolts, well almost. Today as I was removing a headlight fork I discovered a late 1/2-20 castle nut with a rounded slot. Unable to find one with a square bottom slot, I got a fine double cut file, and filed the round area square.
For those of you who are into this kind of thing, the Ford prints show the late style nuts for the early cars, and this is documented by research by the renowned research historian, R.V. Anderson. There are going to be those who disagree with this statement, but it proves the prints aren't always right!
When I saw the title of this thread I thought you were referring to General Anthony C. McAuliffe's reply to the German's during WWII