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01-12-2015, 07:29 PM - 1 Like   #13471
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Yep, it has lowered the whole tone of the thread hasn't it!
Fancy being informative on this thread; the cheek of it.
Indeed! Even more so than my Model T Ford colours info!

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Even more so than my Model T Ford colours info!
Yes, that was a bit over the top as far as being informative, too!
I had always been a believer in the H Ford (alleged) quote.
I do have a pic (av quality) of a Model A in burgundy: but I cannot verify if it was an original colour. The interior is decided unoriginal.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
I had always been a believer in the H Ford (alleged) quote.


Many years ago I read Henry's book, My Life and Work, which had some lovely points in it.


To stop the factory labourers from urinating in the factory he painted the inside walls white (or close) so they would feel too embarrassed to do it there.


The alleged quote, well let's keep using it because it sounds good - especially as the physicists tell us black is not a colour, just an absence of colour (and light). So why does black paint cost as much as the coloured paints?
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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
Yes, that was a bit over the top as far as being informative, too!
I had always been a believer in the H Ford (alleged) quote.
I do have a pic (av quality) of a Model A in burgundy: but I cannot verify if it was an original colour. The interior is decided unoriginal.
Do you mean the Model A that came somewhat before the 'T', or the Model A that came directly after?
The Model A that came after the Model T was available in the following colours: (Not counting striping and mouldings)
  • Bonnie Grey
  • Rose Beige
  • Balsam Green
  • Andasulite Blue
  • Vagabond Green
  • Bramble Brown
  • Madras Carbuncle (No idea what colour this is meant to be, but I'm guessing a red)
  • Brewster green (A Model T colour too)
  • Thorne Brown
  • Black
  • Duchess Blue
  • Rockmoss Green
  • Seal Brown
  • Cigarette Cream
  • Medium Cream
  • Lawn Green
  • Mulberry Maroon
  • Chickle Drab
  • Kewanee Green
  • Moleskin Brown
  • Copra Drab
  • Elk Point Green
  • Ford Maroon
  • Bronson Yellow
  • Lombard Blue
  • Blue Rock Green
  • Brewster Green medium
  • Stone Brown
  • Washington Blue medium

Lets hope I did not miss any!

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Many years ago I read Henry's book, My Life and Work, which had some lovely points in it.
To stop the factory labourers from urinating in the factory he painted the inside walls white (or close) so they would feel too embarrassed to do it there.
I did not know that! Thanks for sharing.

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So why does black paint cost as much as the coloured paints?
Black paint is actually very hard to manufacture because, while for light, black is the absence of colour, when it comes to paint black is actually often actually a very dark blue or dark purple. True black uses a huge amount of pigment and can therefore be quite expensive to manufacture.In Henry's day, black happened to be a very durable paint, which is the main reason he changed to black for some model year with the Model T. The fact that it dried faster than many of the other colours probably did not hurt either.

A little known fact about the Model T was that, for quite a number of years of production, Ford did not build their own gearboxes. They actually bought the gearboxes (or rather planetary transmissions) from Dodge Brothers. (Later Dodge - The Dodge Brothers were Horace and John) Supposedly, Henry Ford hit on the clever plan to specify that the crates the transmissions were shipped in be made to suit the length he needed to make the floor-boards of the Model T. This has been widely disputed by many experts. But, a friend of mine owns a completely original Model T Ford. So original that it has never been repainted or restored in any way. Minor repairs, yes, restoration never. So, we had a good look at the original floor boards and - yes - these had markings from the Dodge Brothers factory. Strange but true.

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What does hociR evil do to you? I'm not sure I went through this...
The hociR has made you delusional. The effects take longer to wear off for some.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
black is not a colour, just an absence of colour (and light). So why does black paint cost as much as the coloured paints?
Tim, I don't know how many excellent posts you have made, but this must be the best yet!!!

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Model A Ford - Note the more modern upholstery.

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QuoteOriginally posted by MarkJerling Quote
This was the most informative post in this thread in some time!
Huh, don't you read my posts?!
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The hociR has made you delusional. The effects take longer to wear off for some.
Probably a latitudinal thing, or maybe it's the lack of sunlight up north this time of year.

Or should that be down north?

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Huh, don't you read my posts?!
Ditto.
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Huh, don't you read my posts?!
He obviously did not read my recipe for igunaq, either. Je suis désolé.
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Some things are better left unread.
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Some things are better left unread.
You mean, like this??
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You mean, like this??
I like the second reply.
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I prefer the latter 13000 or so posts

But back on topic: has anyone here tried casu marzu?

Doesn't look so bad - from a distance..


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