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(JSOnline)   Model T found submerged in Mississippi River remains a mystery. McCain for President bumper sticker seen as possible clue   (jsonline.com) divider line 60
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2013-11-30 08:29:49 AM
It's those Duke boys at it again....
 
2013-11-30 08:31:05 AM
The secrets in the sauce .
 
2013-11-30 08:32:21 AM
Wanted for questioning.

suckitmartha.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-11-30 08:40:04 AM
They don't build 'em like they used to.
 
GBB
2013-11-30 08:41:09 AM
The ditching of stolen cars in bodies of water dates back to the Model T.
 
2013-11-30 08:42:14 AM
Probably put there from the first idiot to ever try to drive his car across moving water, after a road flooded out.
 
2013-11-30 08:43:31 AM
R.I.P.
cdn2.hubspot.net
 
2013-11-30 08:43:50 AM

GBB: The ditching of stolen cars in bodies of water dates back to the Model T.


Considering the car is almost 200 feet out in the river embedded upside down is the mystery...
 
2013-11-30 08:46:10 AM
McCain?  The oldsters voted Democrat to keep Paul Ryan from pushing them and their wheelchairs into the river.
 
2013-11-30 08:46:20 AM
Was this Model T driven out there 7 years ago or 70 years ago?
I don't need the precise date, but good lord that report was useless.
 
2013-11-30 08:47:54 AM
So it's from 2008?
 
2013-11-30 08:53:34 AM
It was on a ferry or barge crossing the river or being transported on the river and rolled into the water. Flipping as it sank.

It may have made the local paper if it were reported. Given that it is half buried says it was a long time ago.
 
2013-11-30 08:54:46 AM
HA HA HA , Humans polluting everything is funny. Drop dead ugly bags of mostly water.
 
2013-11-30 08:55:26 AM
Mr. Magoo, you've done it again.
 
2013-11-30 08:56:01 AM

Evil Mackerel: HA HA HA , Humans polluting everything is funny. Drop dead ugly bags of mostly water.


Or you know, someone drove in and died ages ago. But, no - please tell us more about the hurt imaginary fish. Douchebag.
 
2013-11-30 08:57:52 AM

Bio-nic: GBB: The ditching of stolen cars in bodies of water dates back to the Model T.

Considering the car is almost 200 feet out in the river embedded upside down is the mystery...


river banks change
 
2013-11-30 08:58:10 AM

RectalFury: Evil Mackerel: HA HA HA , Humans polluting everything is funny. Drop dead ugly bags of mostly water.

Or you know, someone drove in and died ages ago. But, no - please tell us more about the hurt imaginary fish. Douchebag.


Douchebag? I'll have you know  thatI give your mother a wide birth.
 
2013-11-30 08:58:58 AM

vudukungfu: Bio-nic: GBB: The ditching of stolen cars in bodies of water dates back to the Model T.

Considering the car is almost 200 feet out in the river embedded upside down is the mystery...

river banks change


And currents move things.

Hell, there could have been a car ferry there once.
 
2013-11-30 09:02:26 AM
So four old guys stop being haunted now?

vicsmovieden.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-11-30 09:03:32 AM
Gee, it's almost as if, maybe a long time ago, it rolled into the river somewhere upstream, and maybe, just maybe it got caught up and tossed around by years of floods.
 
2013-11-30 09:03:34 AM
Nineteen posts in and I still don't get the McCain joke.
 
2013-11-30 09:04:18 AM

Evil Mackerel: RectalFury: Evil Mackerel: HA HA HA , Humans polluting everything is funny. Drop dead ugly bags of mostly water.

Or you know, someone drove in and died ages ago. But, no - please tell us more about the hurt imaginary fish. Douchebag.

Douchebag? I'll have you know  thatI give your mother a wide birth.


You can probably fit an entire Douche Model T in there. I'm a big man.
 
2013-11-30 09:04:19 AM

RectalFury: Was this Model T driven out there 7 years ago or 70 years ago?
I don't need the precise date, but good lord that report was useless.


Also lacking link to the video mentioned, or even a still from the video or sonar scan.  They didn't even include a picture of what a model T may look like.

So anyway, here are some pics of what a submerged model T might look like:  http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/288571.html
 
2013-11-30 09:05:15 AM

angryjd: Nineteen posts in and I still don't get the McCain joke.


images3.wikia.nocookie.net

HE OLD!
 
2013-11-30 09:05:39 AM
"Cormican told the Star Tribune he couldn't tell whether there's anyone in the car, since that part of the Model T is buried in sand."

Newsflash: There is no one in the car.
 
2013-11-30 09:07:00 AM

whatsupchuck: "Cormican told the Star Tribune he couldn't tell whether there's anyone in the car, since that part of the Model T is buried in sand."

Newsflash: There is no one in the car.


autochunk.com
 
2013-11-30 09:08:09 AM
Haha when you're old, broke, toothless and waiting months to see your GP you may wish you voted for McCain instead of OHopeyChangey.
 
2013-11-30 09:11:39 AM

Animatronik: Haha when you're old, broke, toothless and waiting months to see your GP you may wish you voted for McCain instead of OHopeyChangey.


I'm broke and toothless but I've got a PPO. I wish we voted for McCain just so I'd have something to jerk off to during SNL.
 
2013-11-30 09:12:47 AM

RectalFury: angryjd: Nineteen posts in and I still don't get the McCain joke.

HE OLD!


McCain is old, but McCain for president was 5 years ago. So is the joke that old people voted for McCain so an old person was driving the car when it went in the river in the past 5 years?  And how is that a clue?  I'm still not getting it.
 
2013-11-30 09:13:42 AM

hubcity: So four old guys stop being haunted now?

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Came for the "Ghost Story" reference (my first thought" and leaving almost as satisfied as my new man left me this morning.
 
2013-11-30 09:16:56 AM

WanPhat: RectalFury: angryjd: Nineteen posts in and I still don't get the McCain joke.

HE OLD!

McCain is old, but McCain for president was 5 years ago. So is the joke that old people voted for McCain so an old person was driving the car when it went in the river in the past 5 years?  And how is that a clue?  I'm still not getting it.


In this other world that that the subby has masterfully created - McCain ran for president, the first time in the early 1900's. Or has been perpetually running for office, since the Model T was in vogue. In either way, there's a big suspension of reality required to get this. No matter how you look at it.

In other news, have your autism checked out. You seem a little tardy for the pardy.
 
2013-11-30 09:21:22 AM

BizarreMan: It was on a ferry or barge crossing the river or being transported on the river and rolled into the water. Flipping as it sank.

It may have made the local paper if it were reported. Given that it is half buried says it was a long time ago.


Exactly.
 
2013-11-30 09:25:43 AM

RectalFury: Evil Mackerel: RectalFury: Evil Mackerel: HA HA HA , Humans polluting everything is funny. Drop dead ugly bags of mostly water.

Or you know, someone drove in and died ages ago. But, no - please tell us more about the hurt imaginary fish. Douchebag.

Douchebag? I'll have you know  thatI give your mother a wide birth.

You can probably fit an entire Douche Model T in there. I'm a big man.


Like baby arm big?....Wait.. what are we talking about...
 
2013-11-30 09:41:00 AM
I often wonder what effect the long under sea journey has on the Fiat 500 electrical system.
 
2013-11-30 10:03:42 AM
The vehicle didn't even necessarily go into the river at that spot... it could very well have gone in far upstream, and been washed down over the years, being buried, uncovered, and reburied in the river bottom. Some dumbass took his pickup mud riding down here near a river, got it stuck, and the river rose, carryying the truck away. it's been making its way downstream ever since, and caused some excitment when it became visible from the Interstate.

My bet is that this is from a LONG time ago.
 
2013-11-30 10:04:45 AM

RectalFury: Was this Model T driven out there 7 years ago or 70 years ago?
I don't need the precise date, but good lord that report was useless.


Count me in... I'm not sure what the big mystery is... it's possible the thing has been in the river for 100 years. Let's go nuts trying to solve this. Someone's probably been waiting for their wife to come home now since 1913.
 
2013-11-30 10:05:16 AM

Nick Nostril: They don't build 'em like they used to.

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Ts were made of very high quality steel.   BTW it was 100 years ago this past October that the Model T went into production (October 1913).  More than 15 million were built over its production run.   The last year they were produced you could buy a new T for $265, about $3,500 in today's money.  The car had no oil pump, fuel pump, water pump, or air filter.   The early Ts came from the factory as crank start only, although an electric starter could be added at the dealer.  Later cars came with electric start from the factory, but all the cars retained a hand crank starter...very handy if the battery was dead.  The early Ts were also "dual fuel" from the factory.  With a few adjustments, they would run on gasoline or alcohol.  The Model T factories produced almost no waste, with just about every scrap piece being recycled.  The wood crates that suppliers used to ship parts to Ford were turned into charcoal briquets and sold under the Kingsford brand.
 
2013-11-30 10:12:12 AM

indarwinsshadow: It's those Duke boys at it again....


More like, this could answer why their dads were dead and they had to live with Uncle Jesse.
 
2013-11-30 10:12:30 AM

WanPhat: So it's from 2008?


Yeah, subby sucks at jokes.
 
2013-11-30 10:18:55 AM

tuna fingers: WanPhat: So it's from 2008?

Yeah, subby sucks at jokes.


us.123rf.com
 
2013-11-30 10:30:45 AM

hubcity: So four old guys stop being haunted now?

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Came for this; ha ha!
 
2013-11-30 10:33:51 AM
That article sucked bawls. Anyone have a better article they can post a link to?
 
2013-11-30 10:37:50 AM
Two hundred feet from shore sounds like a "Hold my moonshine and watch this" moment.
 
2013-11-30 10:44:36 AM
That damm Ted Kennedy.
 
2013-11-30 10:51:07 AM

BlackMtnMan: That damm Ted Kennedy.


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Wasn't Ted, it was one the Boston Kennedys' poor relations, Jethro Kennedy.
 
2013-11-30 11:08:21 AM

Fissile: Nick Nostril: They don't build 'em like they used to.

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Ts were made of very high quality steel.   BTW it was 100 years ago this past October that the Model T went into production (October 1913).  More than 15 million were built over its production run.   The last year they were produced you could buy a new T for $265, about $3,500 in today's money.  The car had no oil pump, fuel pump, water pump, or air filter.   The early Ts came from the factory as crank start only, although an electric starter could be added at the dealer.  Later cars came with electric start from the factory, but all the cars retained a hand crank starter...very handy if the battery was dead.  The early Ts were also "dual fuel" from the factory.  With a few adjustments, they would run on gasoline or alcohol.  The Model T factories produced almost no waste, with just about every scrap piece being recycled.  The wood crates that suppliers used to ship parts to Ford were turned into charcoal briquets and sold under the Kingsford brand.


I have to say that was the most interesting thing that I read today. Thanks for posting it!
 
2013-11-30 12:29:13 PM

Goodluckfox: The vehicle didn't even necessarily go into the river at that spot... it could very well have gone in far upstream, and been washed down over the years, being buried, uncovered, and reburied in the river bottom. Some dumbass took his pickup mud riding down here near a river, got it stuck, and the river rose, carryying the truck away. it's been making its way downstream ever since, and caused some excitment when it became visible from the Interstate.

My bet is that this is from a LONG time ago.


I could be wrong about this*, but I suspect a Model T weighs more (at least surface area to weight) than a modern pick-up truck. Also, I think the pick-up trucks' shape is more conducive to rolling if it started out end on to the current. Somehow I think the Model T stayed pretty close to where it fell in. I imagine it'd take a very strong current to push an upside down Model T any distance.

* I'm sure a Fark expert or Google-master will set me straight if I'm wrong.
 
2013-11-30 12:32:29 PM

Fissile: Nick Nostril: They don't build 'em like they used to.

=============================

Ts were made of very high quality steel.   BTW it was 100 years ago this past October that the Model T went into production (October 1913).  More than 15 million were built over its production run.   The last year they were produced you could buy a new T for $265, about $3,500 in today's money.  The car had no oil pump, fuel pump, water pump, or air filter.   The early Ts came from the factory as crank start only, although an electric starter could be added at the dealer.  Later cars came with electric start from the factory, but all the cars retained a hand crank starter...very handy if the battery was dead.  The early Ts were also "dual fuel" from the factory.  With a few adjustments, they would run on gasoline or alcohol.  The Model T factories produced almost no waste, with just about every scrap piece being recycled.  The wood crates that suppliers used to ship parts to Ford were turned into charcoal briquets and sold under the Kingsford brand.


Friend of mine recently picked up a '73 Land Rover. It has a hand crank too. He needed to use it the other day, said the car started in 2 cranks! Handy indeed!
 
2013-11-30 01:01:27 PM
FTA:Three weeks after the discovery, the owner of the sonar scanner and members of the county dive team returned and recorded video images of the car sitting 150 to 200 feet offshore.

But we're not going to show them, because who would be interested in that?
 
2013-11-30 01:05:32 PM
Maybe it was driving over a frozen river in the winter, but the ice
wasn't thick enough?
 
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