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    Model T Ford, fascinating historic footage.

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    This really is great stuff, and really not all that long ago.
    <http://www.youtube.com/swf/l.swf?video_id=S4KrIMZpwCY

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    Re: Model T Ford, fascinating historic footage.

    Quote Originally Posted by 625E574F5A3B0 link=1283160211/0#0 date=1283160211
    This really is great stuff, and really not all that long ago.
    <http://www.youtube.com/swf/l.swf?video_id=S4KrIMZpwCY
    Got sent that one last week. They should use it as a training video for todays "workers"!

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    Re: Model T Ford, fascinating historic footage.

    The Highland Park plant referred to, and where much (All?) of the plant footage in that film was shot, is just a couple of miles from my house. It is the oldest Ford plant still in operation. Unfortunately the plant is slotted to be shut down next year.

    For many decades Ford mined sandstone from the cliffs which the plant sits atop of to make their glass on-site. The mining stopped years ago but the tunnels still remain. They are a favorite target of urban explorers to try to get into and explore, as well as the plant itself via several access/elevator shafts. The entrances are pretty well sealed and well guarded by Ford but if youre good and have a bit of luck you can still sometimes manage to sneak into them for a bit of exploration. Not that I would know anything about that of course! ::) ;D


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    Re: Model T Ford, fascinating historic footage.

    It reminded me that I once drove a car that had a crank handle.
    So much more convenient if you get a flat battery than trying to push or look for someone with jumper cables.

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    Re: Model T Ford, fascinating historic footage.

    I have ridden in and driven a restored Model T
    It was quite a few years ago

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    Re: Model T Ford, fascinating historic footage.

    Henry Ford was actually a watchmaker before he got into manufacturing cars!!!!!

    I got this on very good authority..

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    Re: Model T Ford, fascinating historic footage.

    Quote Originally Posted by 764A574C464750454D46220 link=1283160211/3#3 date=1283390752
    It reminded me that I once drove a car that had a crank handle.
    So the car had a crank driver as well? :P

    One of my earliest memories was my father having to start the Commer van with a crank handle (when the starter motor wouldnt turn over). In the pic you can see the hole under the radiator where the crank handle fitted.
    I reckon I might have learned a few swear words around that time too.

    Quote Originally Posted by 564D52514A4D56220 link=1283160211/5#5 date=1283396945
    Henry Ford was actually a watchmaker before he got into manufacturing cars!!!!!
    Apparently Hitler used to keep a picture of Henry Ford on his desk and gave him Nazi Germanys highest award a foreigner can be presented with.

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    Re: Model T Ford, fascinating historic footage.

    I can remember my father parking his car on a hill when the starter or battery was faulty. It saved using the strong arm starter.

    When Henry Ford had complaints about the brakes on his cars, he said that his cars were made to go, not stop.

    Barry



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