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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2022, 10:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,371
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Some people should not own a Model A

I think two words come to my mind…
Expectations——what does a owner want out of the car and how do they think it will perform
. Many want a vintage car for many reasons. But, most don’t have a clue...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2022, 05:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Make and year

Options??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 800
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Sedan or tudor

I didn’t look it up so likely shouldn’t even post
I think the Vic was a Victoria Coupe….can stand corrected
Then there’s aA400 … convertible sedan

Did look it up and found tech info where Vic...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 800
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Sedan or tudor

Tudor has two doors
Fordor has four doors

Both are sedans
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Mike's Affordable New Intake Manifold

Isn’t “affordable” by me!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: 1931 slantwindow

Can you not post pics of what you have?
Your description of “shaped like a channel to fit….” doesn’t ring with me. But I maybe slow!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Post Reply

Yea posts not allowed directly on the swap meet section.
Been that way for several years I think
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Model A Ford shocks "Made in Chicago" question.

All the “Chicago” shocks I’ve seen over 50 years were made by Pete the Vender not Houdallie. Not a Ford supplier at all….aftermarket…reproduction..knock off what ever you wish to call them.
They...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,217
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Model A tech advisors team from Paul Shinn

Good on using the search tool
You’re likely one of about 2%
Sometimes the redundancy of questions here amazes me!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 840
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Where were Marvel-Schebler carbs made?

Computers are not my friend….but stuck with them. Everything I do has to go thru a portal or some crap like that!
I hope I don’t get stuck with electric cars!
I’m probably old enough I can keep...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2022, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Interior trim panels

It’s called upholstery board and available in regular and “waterproof “…much different than cardboard
Or was available
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2022, 04:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Checking Fluid in Rear Shocks on 31 Victoria

Yes the cover may should have been positioned differently.
Not an easy fix at this point due to creating possible leakage
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,217
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Model A tech advisors team from Paul Shinn

Sorry folks, YouTube posts are much better than words posted anywhere whether Model A or whatever. “Picture worth a thousand words “!?
Visuals are rather absolute and can be revisited.
Folks often...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,512
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Kudos to Snyder's- Good vendor alert

Put Berts on that list too!
The Big 3 to me.
Also Joe at Tam’s does a great job.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Frame - difference 28-29/30-31

Agree with Brent
The only ones that I consider unrestorable are those very very deeply(in the southern USA we have high humidity and acidic trees!) pitted with rust or been in a hot fire.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,695
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Storing restored model A without a garage or carport

but I could only have access when it fits their schedule.

I think I’d just be inconvenienced for a few months…
Can’t have your cake and eat it too!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,374
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: USPS problems?

Their problems all started with promises to employees…
Called post-retirement benefits

Then came operational problems
Then came revenue decline

If a commercial entity ….they’d have filed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,374
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: USPS problems?

Unofficial USPS slogan here in the States

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds

Regretfully I’m calling BS...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,521
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Extinct Model A

Yeah a wire brush was our sand blaster too!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,521
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Extinct Model A

it is always easier to go through life doing nothing...

That would be nice! I have 30 years of backlog if I get it all done!! It’s been that way for 20 years. I used to do full resto but have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,521
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Extinct Model A

When I was daydreaming of cloning a 3 window….
It was noted the rear clip is far different than Model A. More like a 32 which could be since it’s a slant and late in A production
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,521
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Extinct Model A

easier to buy a 32 3 window old blue............


Easier on the back and billfold to do without either……that dream was when I was 50!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,521
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Extinct Model A

Yep seen it …prototype not production
I’d considered building one but life is getting by! Won’t happen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,521
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Extinct Model A

Yeah there ain’t one out there that I know of……not sure where Roy’s went but think it stayed in the south…..
Money will flush out a lot of stuff! Every thing has a price except my dog……my wife...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2022, 02:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,521
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Extinct Model A

I said maybe 10-12 originals, hip shoot! I’ve actually heard 8; I know of 5 personally.
I yield but I thought there were more than one 30 town car deliveries?. Tim Kelly had one(?) I saw one in...
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