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Ryan 05-05-2010 10:07 PM

Welcome To The New Ford Barn!

Wow… It’s been a crazy couple of weeks here at the brand spanking new Ford Barn World Headquarters. Acquiring the Ford Barn was not in the cards for this year, but we just couldn’t sit idly buy and let the doors close. We’d simply gotten too much out of the joint in the past to let that happen. A quick phone call to every man’s hero, Shelly, and the deed was done. Now you fellas have to put up with me as I try like hell to fill her huge shoes.

The first order of business was to get the Ford Barn into a more modern environment. You are looking at the new threads right now… Ain’t she grand? This was done for two primary reasons:

1. The old Ford Barn data is priceless and we wanted it preserved and searchable. The new format will allow us to search all of the great posts of old and learn from our past… and that’s what we are all about, right? While the old data has not been imported yet, it will be very soon. Hold your horses.

2. The old Ford Barn was also hard to use, full of spam, and just downright impossible to maintain. The new format fixes all of this and gives all of you many more options as far as functionality.

Now, I’m sure there is a contingent of you that is resistant to change. I get it. And I’m going to try as hard as I can to ease you into this new format. Take your time, be patient, and you just might be surprised with what we have put together here. A good place to start is with the basic tutorial I put together for you. Click here to check it out.

The rest of you are probably pretty familiar with our format. Jump in and have fun… This all for you.

To close, I just want to thank Shelly once again for giving me this opportunity. She has served this community so well over the years and I am honored to pick up the torch and give it my all as well.

See you fellas on the flip side.

Ryan Cochran

P.S. There are bound to be some bugs and broken links floating around the new site. If you see any, just post them on the Q&S forum. I’ll get em fixed!

glenn33 05-10-2010 09:53 AM

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Great job on the new site.

redmodelt 05-10-2010 10:32 AM

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Thank you!

Freddie (Memphis) 05-10-2010 10:35 AM

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I'm likin' what I'm seein'....

Just hope all the old gang makes the swap. It's a lot for them to learn here....but, I'll help where and when I can.

Nice job, Ryan...hang in there...! :)

BUBBAS IGNITION 05-11-2010 09:58 PM

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Love the new look !!! And the sectional layouts. Ts are another one of my vises as well..........


Ratatat 05-11-2010 10:12 PM

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Nice set up. A lot easier to maneuver than the old layout.

ABBoston 05-23-2010 01:49 AM

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Very Nice New Format!!

Proud to be Here!


***Area-51*** 05-23-2010 05:37 AM

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26Tguy 05-29-2010 08:28 AM

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Much better than the old format!! Thank you!

Tommy Gun 05-29-2010 10:38 AM

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Ryan, you rock! The site is looking awesome! I love the new graphics of old Fordige. I'm lookig forward to the future. I know you mentioned this was not an easy task, but if anyone can do it it's you. Thanks a million dude!!

BILL DUGGER 08-08-2010 11:44 AM

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At first I had trouble get a pass word set up but now it works great and a lot of good reading and info.

19vicky31 11-07-2011 02:59 PM

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19vicky31 here. I just joined and I know I'll enjoy it and will have fun. Good day to every one.

yachtsmanbill 12-17-2011 10:48 AM

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Hey Ryan... I want to congradulate you on the Model T forum... After being across the hall at the "Lame" place, this is a treat! If theres any problems with my pic posting or submissions, please let me know. Thanks again and Happy Holidays!! Bill in Two Rivers, Wi.

da 01-10-2012 07:42 AM

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Thanks for the welcome. Purchased my first t a month ago. Its a fenderless speedster with Hayes wire wheels, Winnfield model M carb, Eisemann magneto, and what I believe to be a Frontenac head. Last tagged in '65, I will be restoring it. The head has me curious. On the top of the head in the center are the letters MF raised in the casting. The serial number begins and ends with the letter S. Can anyone verify that I have a Frontenac model S head? Also need to find good info on the model m carb. Any feedback on the car would be appreciated. Thanks, Danny

shaun 03-11-2012 08:33 PM

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This is a great site, its very easy to use Thanks.

Susanne 09-24-2012 08:36 PM

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Very nice site. OK, after realizing I've been posting off the wall here...

Name is Susanne. Was raised arond Model T's - when I was about 11, I got chased to the garage to "help dad" and been hooked ever since (for the past 40 years or so - dont you DARE do the math!!!) - occasionally taking on restorations projects, helping fellow T owners get their babys purring like they did a century or so ago, and generally helping other T Fordaholics keep their babys running for *their* grandkids!! I love the new site, and it works amazing. THANK YOU for making another resource for us T owners, mechanics, and affectianados - my hope is that our babys will continue to thrive for at least another 105 years +, and continue to be the reliable, unkillable vehicle that HF had in mind back in the mid-00's (that's 1900's) when he set his mind to a cheap, durable, reliable, economical (an of course repairable) car!

Sweeneys 1917 09-27-2012 05:55 AM

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Thanks for all the hardwork Ryan....

Truely a great's nice to be able to discuss the finer things about our hobby and to see the passion we all have to help each other....even over here in OZ.

cheers lins

charlesperret 11-23-2012 05:56 PM

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just making sure my account works..

kalinka21 03-11-2013 04:35 AM

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They are just absolutely wonderful :)

yorkcoll 03-19-2013 07:59 PM

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First time at this site - do I get to ask questions?
I need to know how to get into Lokwel fat man steering wheel. My mechanic doesn't know & I may need to change gears in it. Thanks for any help.

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