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Ford Model T April 24, 2011

Posted by Michael in History.
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Back when Detroit and the assembly line changed the world.

Happy Easter!

And never forget what America is capable of.

Did you know that the Model T was the original SUV?  Watch to the end and you will see what I mean.

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1. Cathy - April 25, 2011

Love it. Hadn’t realized so much thought was put into this vehicle being able to negotiate adverse road conditions. Cool SUV!

What’s happened to American Ingenuity?

2. Blackiswhite, Imperial Consigliere - April 25, 2011

What’s happened to American Ingenuity?

The unions wouldn’t stand for it.

3. daveintexas - April 25, 2011

Car horns.. F# or A#?

4. skinbad - April 25, 2011

Any color you want–so long as it’s black.

5. harrison - April 25, 2011

Car horns.. F# or A#?

See sharp or be flat.

6. Lipstick - April 25, 2011

Very interesting video. What freedom that must have represented at the time.

And here I was this morning bitching that Burger King had screwed up my croissammich order.

7. daveintexas - April 25, 2011

GODDAMMIT I ordered a snausage croissant yesterday and got ham and bacon instead.

ok I ate it, but GODDAMMIT

8. Lipstick - April 25, 2011

Dave, I ordered a ham and bacon one and got the damn snausage instead.

GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!

And yeah, I ate it, muttering the whole time.

9. Mitchell - April 25, 2011

When my Dad was a kid there was an old model A that he & some cousins would joyride in. The engine was fine but there was some sort of failure between the gas tank and the engine, so one guy would hang on outside of the car on the side runner and dribble gas into the carburetor from a coke bottle.

10. Dave in Texas - April 25, 2011

They messed up our orders!

GODDAMMIT.

11. Retired Geezer - April 26, 2011

Car horns.. F# or A#?

I used to know the chord for Union Pacific locomotives.

I think it’s 3 notes, probably Minor.

Any guesses?

12. Retired Geezer - April 26, 2011

so one guy would hang on outside of the car on the side runner and dribble gas into the carburetor from a coke bottle.

Yeah, the original gas tank on a Model A was where the dashboard is on a modern car.

I’ve spent some time riding around on the running board.

13. kevlarchick - April 26, 2011

Trains sound much better with a minor chord whistle.
Would you believe there is website that identifies train whistles? Most sound like a major key. Usually a C# and A in the mix.

http://www.dieselairhorns.com/sounds.html

14. Cathy - April 26, 2011

I have always loved hearing train whistles and the trains rumbling on their tracks in the distance, especially at night.

15. Retired Geezer - April 26, 2011

I live close enough to hear the whistles but not close enough to hear the rumbling clackety-clack of the wheels.

It’s pretty much perfect.

*practices making ‘train whistle sounds’ on the harmonica in preparation for the IB jam at the next Gathering*


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