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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Patina makes this too good to restore?

Sorry, looks like plain ole rust to me!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,057
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Hershey chatter

I have no problem with scooters, carts, etc, or even dogs. I would prefer they hang their empty from a string for warning though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,057
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Hershey chatter

I was ever so slightly side swiped by a scooter from behind whilst avoiding one coming head on. Neither had anything 'dangling' and were silent. The one coming at me had no regard for where I was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,017
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Working in the garage

https://live.staticflickr.com/4558/37575758074_00901a44ca_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZfrzKQ)2017-11-09_10-01-34 (https://flic.kr/p/ZfrzKQ) by Kerry Grubb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156399515@N07/),...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,017
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Working in the garage

PSA, please be careful grinding and welding, especially in a home garage. Almost 2 years ago to this day I lost a large shop fulll of tools and a car, to a fire started with a grinder spark! One bit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,534
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Trailering tips for protection

Unless your car is concours quality, I dont think I would consider putting a cover on it, and if it was an enclosed trailer would be a must. Like was mentioned, a flapping tarp will damage the paint...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Hershey Weather forecast

I have been many, many times and have never bought a program. The one time I wish I had I was looking for 'Old Cars Magazine' to renew and after several wild goose chases never found them. I am the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,120
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Hershey Weather forecast

Seems a bit far out to predict, record temps in the area today, supposed to be low 90's, but then cooling off tomorrow. I always go on Fridays, doesn't seem to me that anyone is leaving then! Late...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,385
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Model A prices...going which way?

I have been looking at 'A' prices for the last several years. I think that they have been pretty steady for the last 5 or 6 (yrs) or so. I mostly follow hemmings so there really is no price diff....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,013
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: What does "All STeel" mean?

THIS. I think fenders are more prone to damage over the many years and easily replaced with fiberglass reproductions. As well as the multitude of fiberglass reproduction body's. When a car is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: front spring question for a 30 hot rod

Everything is bigger in Australia!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,982
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Restored Nebraska Model "A" Is junk

And my humblest apologies to the op for getting off of subject, but as strict as Maryland is with the DMV, amongst many other things, there is no inspection requirement for getting tags for an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,982
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Restored Nebraska Model "A" Is junk

I have a 'semi good' Maryland title. Title was transferred legally by the state (MD) to me, however there is a discrepancy in the vin. There is a letter where a number should be, and a number where a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,982
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Restored Nebraska Model "A" Is junk

I dont think its that easy in MD. Example: I buy a used car, I need to title it in my name. In order to do so, I need to present the current title (along with a bill of sale) with the back signed in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Model A Day this WEEKEND in Gilmore.....

Gilmore is probably my favorite museum. And I have been to quite a few. Sounds like a lot of fun, think I will put it on my calendar for next year.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Air conditioning in a open car

LOL. My wife has a mustang convertible and we drive it all the time in the summer with the top down and a/c on. It does help keep the temp down a bit. I guess on a big open car it would at least keep...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,031
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Hershey restaurants

Firstly, those are not crab cakes. They are more like filler cakes and not worth the money. There is Iron Hill Brewery in Hershey. I have not been to that location but have been to the original in DE...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Model a Coupe Roll up rear window

Interesting. I thought that was standard on all coupes. At least it seems all of the ones I have ever seen have had them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By 77Birdman
Rumble Seat Windshield

I recently read an article about aftermarket 'wind shields' that were available in the day for phaetons and rumble seat cars. It was interesting and made perfect sense. I have seen many 'high end'...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,113
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Best Model A flea markets in the country

I go to Carlisle and Hershey. Not really a comparison. I have late model cars so Carlisle is a good place to hunt things down for that era. You will find early stuff there, just not as much. Hershey...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,113
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Best Model A flea markets in the country

MARC always has a good presence at Hershey, and there seems to be a lot of A and T parts there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,010
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Totaly "Restored" 1st Sport Coupe sold in San Francisco

Boy, you guys are tough! Looks like a really nice car to me (guess that's why i should take a Model A guy with me when Im ready to buy). There are a few things that stand out for my untrained eyes,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,406
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: This Drives me Crazy!!

That's ok for a quick fix, but problems arise if one ever decides to sell the vehicle. Same for the states that dont require titles. It creates big problems for us slobs that live in states that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,141
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: A Matter of $$

If it is simply a matter of money, buy a car already restored.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Road trip - past two non model A trucks

First truck is an F100 unibody, 1963. I dont think they made them in 65/66 ( Ford had a few of them that were "lightweight" racers for the drag strip). Chevy looks like maybe 53 or 54. Hard for me to...
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