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Old 07-30-2010, 08:49 AM   #1
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Today is Henry Ford's birthday--let's see some old Fords being driven today to mark the occasion!
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:08 AM   #2
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Thank's I will do that today!
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:35 AM   #3
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As soon as I get off work, I will too.
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Me too, plan on going and getting some ice cream some where.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:52 AM   #5
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I'm very surprised I was not aware that Henry was born July 30. It's also my birthday, and the only day I ever read the celebrity birthdays in the paper. Don't think I ever saw Henry's name listed.

Happy Birthday to Us!!!

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PS I was born about three months after Henry died, if anyone wants to do the math.
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Today is Henry Ford's birthday--let's see some old Fords being driven today to mark the occasion!
Out of town so does a 2003 Expedition count??
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Old 07-30-2010, 02:25 PM   #8
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY jOE

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Yup . Going to cruise in in ELYRIA OHIO
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:34 PM   #10
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me and the boys cruised in my 53 ford today and went to see about some model a parts.
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:48 PM   #11
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me and the boys cruised in my 53 ford today and went to see about some model a parts.
And bought/traded what?

Any pictures of the '53? Sweet ride. MyAunt had one in a light green and it had a lever that opened a "flow through air vent" (like my push out windshield). Though I was in high cotton with all that cool air and no draft!
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:41 PM   #12
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Yup, went out in the AA and enjoyed the nice cool temps this evening - a welcome break from the heat we've had and a welcome break from work!
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:00 PM   #13
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I would get my "A" out and go for a ride, but it isn't running right. I'll ask for advice in a separate thread. Happy Birthday Henry wherever you are.
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:24 PM   #14
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Happy Birthday Joe!
I am eight days older than you.
Today is also Rex Reheis birthday. He is 94. Rex is a well known Model A guy around GA., known for his rebuilding carburetors and waterpumps.

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Old 07-30-2010, 09:37 PM   #15
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I took a long ride yeaterday, here is the story;

A LITTLE OFF THE TOP
Retired, and always looking for new adventure, I thought it would be a neat idea to get the Model A out and try a different barber shop in a different small town every haircut day.

My first go at this idea was indeed an adventure! I left home at 10:30 A.M. and drove some 30 miles to Delavan IL. Not a problem. I found Jim’s Barber Shop just off Main Street in a small, old building leaned up against the side of the post office. Just the shop, no Jim. As soon as I parked the Model A it attracted a couple local fellows asking about the car. They told me Jim usually didn’t open Thursday and did not always open the other days either. I could go to the Promenade Salon on Main Street if I wanted a haircut.

Not a problem, I will just drive to the next small town, after all, every town has a barber.

As it turned out I had trouble finding the next town, let alone a barber! I never admit to being lost, I just got “turned around”. In any case I drove up and down miles and miles of blacktop, country roads without finding a town. Once I did get to a State highway I recognized I was way, way southeast of where I thought I was, almost out of gas and still miles from anyplace big enough to have a gas station. By the time I found myself at the pump in Mc Lean IL the “evil eye” was rolling in its socket. (The Model A gas gauge) Mc Lean is a small town on the super slab that replaced old 66. Besides the two truck stop/gas stations and a Mc Donald I found a grain elevator and of all things, a Beauty Salon!

I had no interest in having my hair cut in a salon or in driving the A on the super slab so I headed north on a black top that ended just west of Bloomington without passing through a single small town.

Carlock does not have a barbershop. By the time I got to Congerville I had almost given up on the idea when my cell phone rang. Since I had pulled over to take the call I decided to ask if there was a barber in town. “Yes, but she don’t open till 3 on Thursdays.” It was only 2:00 but I went by the shop anyway and “she” was there.

An older lady named Janet runs a neat shop called the Yankee Clipper and does ladies perms and mens haircuts.

A stranger in an even stranger old car in a small town prompts all kinds of questions. Janet thought it mighty strange when I told her I drove 131 miles to get a haircut!

I made it home in time for supper after 163 miles and 6 hours of back roads.

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Old 07-31-2010, 12:59 PM   #16
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Ron, you forgot to tell us if Janet gave you a good quality haircut.

sounds like a great way to spend a day!
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:10 PM   #17
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Well I took my 31 out for a short ride stoped at a friends garage and he said blow the horn for Henry. I did and the next thing happen was smoke came off the horn. I disconnected the horn and went back to my garage to work on the horn. It seems to be the horn button.
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Happy birthday Henry!!!!

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