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  • MAFCA's PIC OF THE WEEK

    Look at MAFCAs' PIC OF THE WEEK.
    How many times we've seen this? A Business Man makes a BIG LOAN, rents an Old Warehouse, paints it, hangs up FANCY Lights & pics & certificates, cordons off an IMPRESSIVE "Office" area & "I'm a Car Dealer, now"!!
    Off to the Right is a door to the Salesmens' Meeting Room, where they are Indoctrinated with TODAYS' sales schemes, like, HOW?? to ship out the OLDEST CAR in stock!
    IF an Irate customer FINALLY gets through to the Owner, he sez, "Have you discussed this with our Service Mangler"?--"CLICK"!!
    Dad Beenthere

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    Courtesy of
    © The Henry Ford.org
    The Old Motor.com


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    The one salesman is saying to the other 'I don't care about the 2017 Model Clearance sale with 0% Interest, we have to move these 1931's they've been here long enough.'

    Neat picture I love it. Notice the drip pans under the brand new Model A's! If one of the VFF Model A guys here wins the PowerBall Sat. nite, at $250 million, build you a replica Model A Ford dealership and re-create this scene!! How neat would that be!!

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    • Mitch
      Mitch commented
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      Jeff thanks for posting the pic,,, cool

    • BILL WILLIAMSON
      BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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      There was a sign in our Salesmens' Meeting Room, "SELLING IS LIKE SHAVING, IF YOU DON'T DO A LITTLE EACH DAY, YOU BECOME A BUM!
      Dad Shavin' (But NOT with Grandpas' STRAIGHT RAZOR--EEK!)

    • Jeff/Illinois
      Jeff/Illinois commented
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      No problem!!

      The Nethercutt Museum--- never heard of that went to the Google site and 'wow'!! next time I'm in SoCal I'll look it up looks pretty neat!!

    • Dennis
      Dennis commented
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      Nethercutt Museum! Thanks for the idea. I'll have to let the tour chairman know we need to go there.

    • Fixitphil
      Fixitphil commented
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      The Fresno, Visalia and Porterville, CA Clubs are going to the Nethercutt Museum in Feb. My first time!
      Phil

    • Jeff/Illinois
      Jeff/Illinois commented
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      Looks like the picture I originally posted has gone away!! Oh well these are good...........

  • #3
    Ditto...notice the license plate clips, facing down?? Perhaps just temporary position. Non colored wheels and no whitewalls ??
    As a side note; go on line and check out the Nethercutt museum grand salon recreated in period style.

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    • BILL WILLIAMSON
      BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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      Our Model A Club & the Early Ford Club are soon going to the Nethercutt Museum, soon!
      Dad Can'tgo

    • Greynomad
      Greynomad commented
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      Is there a right and wrong way for the registration plate clips to go? Facing down would be my first thought, not that it really matters because we don'y have front plates on Club permitted vintage cars in this state.

    • Dennis
      Dennis commented
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      I thought they were down by 31.

    • Mitch
      Mitch commented
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      Arnold we have a thread on the License plate brackets in the fine point area ..

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    Check out the plumbing in the picture. In the old days they wanted easy repairs.
    When my dad and I visited Germany in 1987, I was surprised to see they had welded joints on the plumbing pipes to the cast iron heaters.

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    • CM2
      CM2 commented
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      the steam heat was added well after the building was built..not uncommon,those cast iron radiators really put out the heat,it was a popular upgrade ( uncle and grandfather steamfitters)

    • Jeff/Illinois
      Jeff/Illinois commented
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      Father-in-Law and two brothers-in law are steam fitters. They always said as did my Dad, that hot water heat is the best. We had that in my old grade school built in 1924, and still being heated with coal in the 60's, it would get so hot in the classrooms even with it around 0 to 5 degrees outside, the teacher would crack a window to cool off the room! Hot water coal fired boilers hot water radiators! Pop put hot water heat in the garage floor in 1957 and it still works fine today for the people who live there now, no problems.

  • #5
    Doug Shell kept his MILK in the Shop Fridge. He suspected a certain Car Salesman wuz drinkin' it He shook up Soluable Oil & water in his jug & labeled it, "DOUG SHELL-DON'T DRINK MY DAMNED MILK"!!!
    LATER, a commotion, an Ambulance & they hauled away the SUSPECTED Dairy Addict "Sombody SAW him CHUGGING the "MILK"!!!
    LOOONG Story Short, they FIRED DOUG & a BIG Lawsuit ensued. He got his JOB back, with Back Pay & bookoodles of $$$$$$$s for damages, came back to collect his back pay & said, "I QUIT" And made a 25 Year Career, with the Local Fire department!!! STRANGE THINGS happen to GOOD People!!!
    Dad Dougsfriend

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    • #6
      wonder if those cars would pass judging standards..

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      • #7
        Notice the drip pans under the cars!
        They are/ where marking movable spots :-)

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        • #8
          Amazing they dripped new but shouldn't today????

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          • #9
            They did not leak oil new. The pans were put there just in case a coolant hose was to seep, and for insurance regulations
            3 ~ Tudor's
            Henry Ford said
            "It's all nuts and bolts"


            Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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              Once, we had a BIG Chrysler Imperial that "fell" into the Alignment Pit, took 3 Tow Trucks to git it out! One was pulled halfway into the DOUBLE Doors, into the Showroom!!! It even made it into our NEWSPAPER!!!---The Body Shop wuz HAPPY--BUT, the car owner wanted a NEW CAR!--NO
              Dad Entertained:rolling
              Last edited by BILL WILLIAMSON; 12-17-2017, 07:33 PM.

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              • #11
                I had a '72 Ford Gran Torino Sport at a front end shop getting aligned in the mid-70's. Medium Blue, 351CJ a pretty car. A new guy working in the shop backed the car up with the door open, hit a beam, and dented the edge pretty bad. Really boogered it up. Door needed to be re-painted for a correct fix.

                The shop owner took me into see the car when I came to pick it up and told me what happened. He said ''We'll give you the alignment free for our foul-up". I said ' How about I'll pay for the alignment ($30) and you take the car over to your body shop and fix it....." He meakly said 'O-K'. The laser stripe kit cost more than that as they had to buy the whole kit to get the piece for the door! We parted friends, they did a real nice job fixing the damage, and I've gone back for 40+ years to the same shop. Hey, stuff happens it was an accident! And they made it right!

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                • BILL WILLIAMSON
                  BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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                  Think about a car with an open door & gets let down on top of the fender of the next car???? I DID THAT!!!
                  Dad Blind

              • #12
                This week's MAFCA's Photo


                mafcaphotoofthe week.jpg
                3 ~ Tudor's
                Henry Ford said
                "It's all nuts and bolts"


                Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                • BILL WILLIAMSON
                  BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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                  Wonder WHAT City??? Probably snapped in about 1938????
                  KDad????

                • Ray Horton
                  Ray Horton commented
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                  People used to dress nicely. Now we dress like a nation of indigents who have little self-respect. And I'm just as guilty! I miss those days and I wasn't even born yet. Like many Americans, I am nostalgic for a time that never was.
                  Last edited by Ray Horton; 12-26-2017, 10:59 PM.

                • Jeff/Illinois
                  Jeff/Illinois commented
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                  ABSOLUTELY Ray you are 110% on the money. You don't see a bunch of slobs with croc shoes, tattoos, body piercings, and obscenities on their clothes like the f word we see today. People today have no respect for themselves or others or their property. People in this picture are that exact opposite. Even as late as the early 70's people traveling by plane dressed up for it. Today, airport people look like those pictures you see of 'The People of WalMart' absolute slobs.

                  Yeah, we've come a long way what will it be like in even 10 years or so. To gain respect you have to look, respectable.

                • Tom F
                  Tom F commented
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                  I remember when I was little all the men wore top hats and the ladies wore some kind of a fancy hat.

              • #13
                Could be Flint MI based on the store under expansion.

                Smith-Bridgman’s was an eight-story department store on Saginaw Street between Kearsley and First streets.

                Smith-Bridgman’s was in business from 1862 until 1980. The building was demolished in 1984.

                i also see a Rt. 23 marker and that highway runs from Jacksonville Florida to Mackinaw City MI, passing through Flint.


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                • George Miller
                  George Miller commented
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                  I remember Smith-Bridgman. Flint was my home town. I also lived in Alpena Mi, which is on route 23

              • #14
                Like Ray said, we have become a nation of ignorant slobs in the way we dress, the movies we watch, the music, it all reflects on a seriously failed society. I'm not very ensured about the future.

                Nice Picture though thanks for posting! I loved looking at it!

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                • #15
                  To not interfere with MAFCA’s weekly pic, i wait till they change on their site before posting it here..


                  042C58F3-7692-4D09-88E0-7CB690FE1AC6.jpeg
                  3 ~ Tudor's
                  Henry Ford said
                  "It's all nuts and bolts"


                  Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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