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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By Capt Quahog
Re: 1930 German Gas Station Singing Attendants

What color shirts were those 1930 era singing German gas station guys wearing? Were the garments BROWN by any chance? Any colorful red, white and black arm bands seen? Hmmm . . . very Interesting!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,485
Posted By Capt Quahog
Re: Which Carb is best, and why?

Over the decades whenever an A Model Ford was acquired, at first opportunity, the Zenith would get pulled off and some other functioning carb get put on. Wasted too much time early on trying to get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2017, 04:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,018
Posted By Capt Quahog
Re: ~ Who owns the highest VIN number 1932 built Model A Ford?

So let me get this right. It is now a violation of some arbitrary vintage automobile info edicate to speculate and discuss tentative scenarios that may have taken place 86 years ago? A guess is not a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,018
Posted By Capt Quahog
Re: ~ Who owns the highest VIN number 1932 built Model A Ford?

Okay . . . we already know what we don't know. What is known is that Ford "STOPPED" production of Model A vehicles at the River Rouge sometime in late 1931. Information garnered from various...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,018
Posted By Capt Quahog
Re: ~ Who owns the highest VIN number 1932 built Model A Ford?

Thanks for the information Pluck!

There was some guy on eBay last year offering a "barn find" wreck of a Model A Ford pickup truck that he advertised as being built in 1932. No VIN number was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2017, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By Capt Quahog
Re: International Model A Day

What happens on that day?

Do all Model A Ford owners receive lavish gifts from anonymous but generous benefactors?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2017, 04:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,018
Posted By Capt Quahog
~ Who owns the highest VIN number 1932 built Model A Ford?

Since acquiring a late 1931 Ford sedan, have been seeking out specific information as to the highest VIN / engine serial numbered Model A Ford built and still in existence.

As it turns out,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,556
Posted By Capt Quahog
Re: Shocking Advice

Yes . . . when looking at the pictures awhile ago, I too noticed the rust around the ends on the front springs. Then, it was forgotten. Except for exercise runs around the residential circle, that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,556
Posted By Capt Quahog
Re: Shocking Advice

Just curious . . . Is there a way to "easily" tell if the shocks on the car are original or reproductions? The very late 31' Tudor acquired awhile ago was apparently overhauled mechanically. Mounted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,198
Posted By Capt Quahog
Re: New Stipe Shocks

Holy Moly!

I'm thinking in my ignorance that the things are some sort of tube type shocks costing a couple of hundred bucks. Eleven-Hundred smackers! Gee whiz . . . I can take the wife into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,955
Posted By Capt Quahog
Re: Tires

Presently on our 31' Tudor, there is a matched set of SEARS-ALLSTATE zigzag pattern tires. To information, ALLSTATE stop making 19" tires like that sometime in the 1980s. So the rubber on that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,198
Posted By Capt Quahog
Re: New Stipe Shocks

Holy Moly!

Will need to check this out.

Those original cat food can type shocks on that A Model Ford, though apparently rebuilt are ornamental and don't do much if anything to improve the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,920
Posted By Capt Quahog
Re: Accidental Ignition "ON"

Hey Boston Bruce . . . ya better hustle back down into the Tremont street subway and hop a streetcar headed to Jamaica Plain. That's where dear old mom and everybody else over there believed and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,920
Posted By Capt Quahog
Re: Accidental Ignition "ON"

Get rid of the nine and a half pound Ford script fob giving to me by dearly departed Aunt Hortense? Never! She even carried that fob as a lucky charm when with the Marines hitting the beaches at Iwo...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,920
Posted By Capt Quahog
Re: Accidental Ignition "ON"

The oddball thing with our 31 Tudor is that the ignition shuts itself "OFF". Driving along . . . happy as a clam . . . and suddenly the Model A stops running . . . Blonk!

As it turns out, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,019
Posted By Capt Quahog
Re: All Black 1928 Tudor?

Friend has some color Kodachrome movies shot in Boston during the 1938 period. His father was making films of Boston Elevated Railway streetcars. All sorts of traffic is seen whizzing through the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By Capt Quahog
Re: Windshield frame removal

Couldn't find screws of correct length down at the hardware store. Everything was too long. Ended up sawing down and filing clean the new hardware and rigged it to fit. It's pretty simple...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By Capt Quahog
Re: Anyone here go to N Hampshire A meet?

Still own property in the Monadnock Valley not too far from Keene. We haven't been up there in about two-years. Last time in New Hampshire in North Salem just over the Massholio state line, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By Capt Quahog
Re: starter button

Been thinking about that too. Was talking to the neighbor about this just a few days ago. Maybe strap a starter button around the steering column? This foot tip-toe direct switch to a factory...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,558
Posted By Capt Quahog
Re: Over-whelmed project...

From time to time in these parts, partially restored Model A Ford "project cars" show up for sale locally. It's usually a situation of the thing being acquired by a close relative as inherited. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,152
Posted By Capt Quahog
Re: 1931 interior

Found a spray bomb can down at the local hardware store entitled "Mocha Expresso". It's a pleasing dark brownish color with a distinct maroon aspect. Looks okay to my old eyeballs. Of course this is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,777
Posted By Capt Quahog
Re: Assembly Plant Photos...

re: SOMERVILLE - Model A Ford Assembly plant


At that Somerville, Massachusetts plant next to the Mystic River, there was a sidewalk running the length of the street front assembly building....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,438
Posted By Capt Quahog
Re: The Incredible "LEAK-LESS" Model A Ford automobile

Fluids? Fluids? I dunt gut to check no stinkin Fluids!

Actually, checking fluids with inspection of the material has been an almost religious thing with me since destroying the original 21 stud V8...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,438
Posted By Capt Quahog
The Incredible "LEAK-LESS" Model A Ford automobile

Remember an ancient issue of Mad Magazine where this cartoon section depicted exhibits at some fictional nutty Smithsonian type museum. One panel showed a big greasy looking object consisting of two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,701
Posted By Capt Quahog
Re: Mouse repellant

Clothes dryer sheets don't work! The mice took the stuff, shredded it and used for nesting material. Smelly sweet moth balls do work. They're like little time release gas attack bombs that also...
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