Well maybe old Henry actually said that, and then again maybe he didn't. It doesn't really matter though because that quote has been attributed to him so many times it may as well be true. (If you ask me though it's more likely that Ford salesmen coined that phrase.) No one ever quoted Ford ever actually saying it on the record. For twelve of the Model T's many model years (1914-1925) it was true, and it was all about production speed. It seems black was the only pigment that dried so quickly with the japanning process back then (think baked enamel in it's infancy). Faster drying time simply meant they could move more painted bodies to final assembly faster. There were other colors available, including black, before and after that black only era.
In my ever growing library of all things Ford is a book titled "Wheels for the World", Copyright 2003 by noted author and historian Douglas Brinkley. It runs over 800 pages and is a truly fascinating read, warts and all (his trusted thug Harry Bennett and favoring communism as just two examples). On a personal note I went to a party at Bennett's former house on the outskirts of Ann Arbor when I was in High School. It's still there as far as I know, a stone fortress featuring underground tunnels from the garage to the house and another to the shore of the Huron river behind (escape route to boat). There's a turret high up with frickin' gun slits to aim from at all points of the compass. Amazing.
@patrickstapler and @silverblueBP and I share text cooking up a little something something from time to time. We pass along information and tips especially grilling.
Now this isn't a grill recipe, it's a Shepherd's Pie. Let's see some of the lockdown/quarantine food that's being cooked...
Its taken me 2 years to find a flagpole that I think is sturdy enough for this areas winds that didnt cost $500+.
I didnt receive the hardware so it was today before I could get it up.
Ive got a 4x6 American flag and a 4x6 POW/MIA flag to fly on Sundays.
I recently found out that my 2004 chevy 2500 6.0l automatic. When engaged in hi/lo/auto 4x4 the four wheel drive doesn't work in reverse. Trying to get it fixed before the next snow storm. Any Help would be greatly appreciated.