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by DLodge
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Crank call-Sociall Security or Credit card calls
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: Crank call-Sociall Security or Credit card calls

Bill, that can also work in unintended ways. When I was a kid, I remember that my dad would sometimes answer the phone with, "Kelly's Pool Room, Kelly speakin'." Then one day the call was from a vice-president of the company he worked for, calling from New York. The caller hung up and I think Dad ma...
by DLodge
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Views of St. Louis 1920s and 1930s
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: Views of St. Louis 1920s and 1930s

I am curious why they say the linked-to photograph is "September 1921"? Most of the other pictures in the line-up are dated between 1927 and 1931. Those dates all appear to be near correct. The "1921" picture clearly is not that early. Most of the cars are enclosed bodied cars, a scenario that woul...
by DLodge
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Views of St. Louis 1920s and 1930s
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Views of St. Louis 1920s and 1930s

The online edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch regularly runs features taken from the paper's archives. Not surprisingly, they often include pictures of cars and trucks of the day, as well as other interesting stuff. https://www.stltoday.com/news/archives/photos-work-in-the-s-and-s-widened-severa...
by DLodge
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 45
Views: 808

Re: Memory

Rich Eagle wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:43 pm
BIG JON AND SPARKY, Saturdays at 8:00 AM. 1950 thru 1958
Yup. Later called "No School Today." Theme song Teddy Bears' Picnic.
by DLodge
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 45
Views: 808

Re: Memory

I clearly remember the moonlanding in the summer of '69.... Leo, I was working in Amsterdam at that time for a Dutch subsidiary of an American company, and had had dinner that evening at the apartment of two American women who had been transferred there from New York. The TV was on and we were watc...
by DLodge
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: ^&%#$@ Fires, other hobbies and "Go Fund Me"
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: ^&%#$@ Fires, other hobbies and "Go Fund Me"

Rob, I just posted a link on the Austin 10 Owners Group on Facebook. Good luck!
by DLodge
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 45
Views: 808

Re: Memory

...A lot of time the person would scream " my barns on fire" and hang up. .... Reminds me of the farmer who called the fire department and shouted, "My barn's on fire! You gotta come as fast as you can." Fireman said, "Wait! Don't hang up. How do we get there?" Farmer says, "Well ya still got that ...
by DLodge
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Memory
Replies: 45
Views: 808

Re: Memory

... When the band played a march, Don would invite listeners at home to get up and march around the breakfast table, so I did..... When I was eight, we moved from a 2-bedroom house to a 3-bedroom house. (I didn't know it at the time, but it was because my parents had found out that my sister was on...
by DLodge
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: new guy intro
Replies: 14
Views: 511

Re: new guy intro

Cory, in 2007 a group of people I was in the Air Force with the mid-sixties decided to have a reunion in Colorado Springs. The day our reunion ended, a couple of Colorado Model T clubs had organized a tour that started in Loveland. My late wife and I decided to trailer the T to the reunion and then ...
by DLodge
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: new guy intro
Replies: 14
Views: 511

Re: new guy intro

This sort of relates to a discussion in another thread. I don't know whether Cory lives a block and a half away from me or across the country. There really is something to say for knowing where we are when we're carrying on a discussion. :D
by DLodge
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Poster location is gone
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Re: Poster location is gone

If you click on "PROFILE" the locations are there. Yes, if you look for it, you can find it. But up until fairly recently, it was shown on the right side of the message along with the other information. As Fred pointed out when he started this thread, one day it simply disappeared. The fact that it...
by DLodge
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Poster location is gone
Replies: 19
Views: 843

Re: Poster location is gone

I hadn't noticed, but you're right. I have always thought that the location of the poster was useful information for being able to offer help. Wonder why it's gone.
by DLodge
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Passing the hat...
Replies: 11
Views: 275

Re: Passing the hat...

...To prevent this from happening to us, we set the home to the house across the road and down a couple hundred yards.... Fred, I did the same thing when I first got a GPS. Set "Home" to a place a little over a block away. All I needed was to get into the neighborhood. Three years ago, I downsized ...
by DLodge
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Questions from a newbie
Replies: 30
Views: 932

Re: Questions from a newbie

There will no doubt be other answers, but you will surely be told to contact a local Model T club. In addition to the cameraderie, it will be a very useful source of information.

https://www.mtfca.com/clubpages/chapters.htm#ok
by DLodge
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2221

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

fschrope wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:32 am
Since no one else seems to be replying, I will. Stan is a '42 Model. I"m a '43 and Dick, IIRC, you're just postwar. Right? No biggie, we're all "Ole Farts"..........and love it.
Nope, Fred. Six weeks to the day before Pearl Harbor. Definitely a '41 model.... :D
by DLodge
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2221

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Stan, I can never remember if I'm a little older than you are or you're a little older than I am. Either way, I just stand back when my birthdays go by and give a brief nod. Then I go back to whatever I was doing. Hope you have a good day.
by DLodge
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2221

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Dallas Landers wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:02 pm
" All his friends" both of them?
Yes, Dallas, but one of them is imaginary and he found the other one in the phone book.... :D
by DLodge
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo- Renault style hood car
Replies: 24
Views: 660

Re: Old Photo- Renault style hood car

Dick, i'm in Spakenburg, near Amersfoort, so "boven de rivieren" but when i happen to be traveling South i'll look him up ! Fijne kerst ! According to Google Maps, 57 km or 41 minutes. De moeite waard als je in eenden geïnteresseerd bent. Heb kerstavond en 1e kerstdag bij m'n dochter en schoonzoon ...
by DLodge
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo- Renault style hood car
Replies: 24
Views: 660

Re: Old Photo- Renault style hood car

In essence it is the same idea that made Henry design the model T but created around forty years later and by French engineers, well.... As I recall, what André Citroën told his engineers was that he wanted a car that a farmer could drive across a plowed field with a basket of eggs on the back seat...
by DLodge
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo- Renault style hood car
Replies: 24
Views: 660

Re: Old Photo- Renault style hood car

Dick, ... were all your 2cv's that same blue color ? I think the first one in Paris was just a generic blue, the one in Holland was kind of an off-white as I recall. The one that was shipped here was called "bleu myositis" ("forget-me-not blue"). Am I the only one who sees the humor in Citroen chan...
by DLodge
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo- Renault style hood car
Replies: 24
Views: 660

Re: Old Photo- Renault style hood car

Uh, yeah .... I'd say the 2cv is pretty wonky ! :lol: :lol: :lol: I have owned three of them: one when I lived in Paris, one when I lived in Holland (gas rationing had been introduced and my weekly allowance wasn't enough to get back and forth to work in the Audi) and one here in the US. A Dutch fr...
by DLodge
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has this site been hacked?
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Has this site been hacked?

...to freeze my email if I didn't click on the link. It said something was "batten" but didn't mention hatches. Steve, I remember that one. As I recall, it wanted you to click on the "batten." Right consonants, wrong vowels. When I get one that purports to be from a bank, I generally forward it to ...
by DLodge
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has this site been hacked?
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Has this site been hacked?

Nothing here, FWIW.
by DLodge
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Gator Gould
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: Gator Gould

Nothing like occasional posting of a standalone name to make me think that we've lost another member followed by the realization that we haven't. Who knows? Perhaps an adrenaline rush every now and then is good for us... :D
by DLodge
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: Old Photo- Renault style hood car
Replies: 24
Views: 660

Re: Old Photo- Renault style hood car

The French design aesthetic has always been wonky, compared to elsewhere, from this sloped down hood to the 2cv and Citroen D series, nevermind the Panhards .... Burger, this is the car I bought and drove when I was living in Paris in 1968. You tellin' me I had a wonky car?? eend parijs 68.jpg
by DLodge
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Graffiti on model T cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1270

Re: Graffiti on model T cars

In 1929, my dad was a student at Washington University in St. Louis, and was also in the ROTC program. He and three of his buddies were assigned to attend summer camp at Camp Knox, Kentucky. They bought a 1920 Model T, made some modifications to carry themselves and their luggage and set off. (I hav...
by DLodge
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2221

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

Sorry, I forgot my good friend Google.

https://soundcloud.com/stanton-howe/sets/stan-howe
by DLodge
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY
Replies: 51
Views: 2221

Re: A LITTLE FRIDAY LEVITY

As an aside to all this, a song I wrote 30++++ years ago when I was a famous Cowboy singer, "Take Me Back Along the Yellowstone" has been sung at a lot of funerals in the West, some times by me and quite often by others. I have had people contact me and ask for permission to have it sung at their f...
by DLodge
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 1846

Re: Merry Christmas

On Sunday:
Chag urim sameach!

On Wednesday:
Merry Christmas!
Joyeux Noël!
Prettige Kerstdagen!
by DLodge
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 57
Views: 1846

Re: Merry Christmas

It's nice to hear Merry Christmas again! I guess it wasn't politically correct for awhile. Anyone who wants to wish me something happy, merry or otherwise good, regardless of the religion, national origin, native language, philosophy or politics of either the wisher or the wishee is welcome to do s...
by DLodge
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Six Talks by the Jolly Fat Chauffeur
Replies: 2
Views: 421

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


Henry Ford Santa.JPG
by DLodge
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: OT - Off topic
Topic: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day
Replies: 235
Views: 16734

Re: FJ - Some Humor To Brighten Your Day

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by DLodge
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inflation !!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1401

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inflation !!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1401

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Inflation !!!
Replies: 26
Views: 1401

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: 235
Views: 16734

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.

nursing home.jpg
by DLodge
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: These people need a life!
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Please see the SAD NEWS thread in the off topic section
Replies: 4
Views: 687

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: 1122

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: These people need a life!
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The Henry Ford featured in St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Replies: 3
Views: 281

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Lost pass word
Replies: 5
Views: 301

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: 372

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: 293

Re: Without a Witness they just Disappear

Thank you for that, Fred.
by DLodge
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Veterans Day parade in St. Louis
Replies: 6
Views: 332

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.

2019 Veterans 1.JPG
by DLodge
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Veterans Day parade in St. Louis
Replies: 6
Views: 332

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 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Veterans Day parade in St. Louis
Replies: 6
Views: 332

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
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Any news about Larry Sigworth ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1378

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year
Replies: 18
Views: 1049

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

Great Race, pulling into Peoria. (2000?)

peoria01.jpg

Late night maintenance.

peoria07b.jpg
by DLodge
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I think of Ralph Ricks around this time of year
Replies: 18
Views: 1049

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.

clock back.jpg

I miss his posts here on the forum....
by DLodge
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: where are all the t guys
Replies: 5
Views: 651

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Article about Tom Carnegie
Replies: 8
Views: 955

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Article about Tom Carnegie
Replies: 8
Views: 955

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Article about Tom Carnegie
Replies: 8
Views: 955

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: I Miss the Ol' Timers
Replies: 22
Views: 1515

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When is 2020 Hillbilly Tour?
Replies: 9
Views: 560

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: When is 2020 Hillbilly Tour?
Replies: 9
Views: 560

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: buying model T in the Netherlands
Replies: 8
Views: 580

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: buying model T in the Netherlands
Replies: 8
Views: 580

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: New Tool
Replies: 29
Views: 2414

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”
Replies: 21
Views: 1175

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: 676

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: 676

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T camping equipment
Replies: 10
Views: 1331

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Duster, Car coat
Replies: 17
Views: 1273

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Duster, Car coat
Replies: 17
Views: 1273

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can anyone give me info about this badge?
Replies: 9
Views: 915

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Some OCF pics
Replies: 4
Views: 604

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Steve Jelf and the police
Replies: 15
Views: 1729

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 53121

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 53121

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Would like to see a new Forum section for discussing modern accessories for your Model T
Replies: 20
Views: 1070

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 53121

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Milwaukee to Detroit and back again in a Model T
Replies: 28
Views: 1792

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 53121

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: 3429

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: 3429

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Failure
Replies: 18
Views: 1689

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T tan
Replies: 11
Views: 998

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Doctor's Coupe? New to all things "T".
Replies: 13
Views: 916

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 53121

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 53121

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 53121

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 53121

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 53121

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Rebate on Firestone tires
Replies: 4
Views: 680

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: 456

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: 1576

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can someone scan an article for me? Please?
Replies: 10
Views: 681

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wearing straw hats
Replies: 24
Views: 2042

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Wearing straw hats
Replies: 24
Views: 2042

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID Vehicle Request
Replies: 13
Views: 1009

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Nothing other than took the coupe for a little drive at the ranch
Replies: 15
Views: 1014

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: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My journey of 1000 steps is over
Replies: 8
Views: 871

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