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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,743
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Tools

I bought a large tool set prob around 1981-1982. It was craftsman box wrenches, sockets, through in a couple of screw drivers. 200+ pc. set. Being a carpenter by trade, wrenches are low priority so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,048
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Harbor Freight tape measures come up short

I am a 4th generation master carpenter and wouldn't think of using a hf tape. I have used Stanley for 40 yrs now, through in the occasional craftsman. But this reminds of a couple of stories....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Body Off Attempt

This, I had to glance away a bit :eek:
Much better ways for cribbing. I will qualify myself first by saying I have never lifted a model a body, but I have done many structural repairs to buildings...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Scissor Type Lift

I just got an email, Home Depot now sells car lifts!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 920
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Paint situation

Post #9 makes sense as well. I peruse the model a classifieds on almost a daily basis. For less than 20k one can buy a decent, restored car. 12k would go a long way towards that end. If a paint job...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 920
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Paint situation

First-What is your end goal?
1. If you want a show car with a shiny paint job then it should be stripped to bare. $12k sounds reasonable, if not maybe a bit low.
2. Driver that you will take out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,717
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Straight Slotted instead of Cross-Point

This. I have been a contractor with a minor in furniture building for 40+ years. I will use a flat screw in applications where they are period correct for the furniture, other than that you can have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,009
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Garage heat

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49466085937_2560d067aa_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2in9BYD)2020-01-30_04-51-05 (https://flic.kr/p/2in9BYD) by Kerry Grubb...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: AAA inspection # 2

That's funny!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: AAA Inspection

Is the 3 window coupe to the left of the pic an 'A'?, Interesting to see three different versions of the same car lined up.
I wonder if this inspection was mandatory or not, also wonder when states...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: 1930s Cars & Trucks In New York City

That is a cool video. Love seeing the Queen Mary under sail, having been on her at long beach.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,650
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: No way to treat a Model A

Im sure she didn't hurt a thing!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,538
Posted By 77Birdman
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,538
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Barrett Jackson Scottsdale

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This. I built a garage if you can call it that (100'x 200'), for a car collector. His annual trip was to Vegas to buy cars at BJ for this exact reason.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,538
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Barrett Jackson Scottsdale

I know nothing about 'A's, but I too thought it was odd that they kept calling it a country sedan. Looked like fordor to me, and it looked very nice and brought a good price. The AA semi with tanker...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,151
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Ok, I've got a question for the Northerners....long.

There was a story that my brother told me of his friend in high school. The friends father (a model T owner) went blind, had his car disassembled and put back together in the basement. He would sit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,151
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Ok, I've got a question for the Northerners....long.

I am in the middle of a car restoration project and I have a small shop attached to my house that does have heat. Another thing I did last winter was to restore/refurbish small parts and the interior...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,151
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Ok, I've got a question for the Northerners....long.

While we dont have MI weather it still gets pretty nasty here in the mid atlantic (last week in the upper 60's not counting, lol). I dont have an A, but I do have a classic in the garage. I have a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,367
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Painting Accent Stripes

I wonder what their pay grade was compared to a line worker?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 873
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Steam cleaning engine/trans?

If pulling the motor is not an option (would be the best way to do the job), and power washing proves too messy.... I would try an engine degreaser that comes in a spray bomb. You can get that stuff...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,826
Posted By 77Birdman
Bonnie and Clyde

Saw an interesting documentary about the duo last night. One of the things that caught my eye was an interesting trunk on one of their cars from a period picture. Then I saw the same trunk on a car...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-13-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 957
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Fire !!

Sounds like you were lucky. I burned down my barn(and lost a car and a ton of parts) a few years ago whilst doing some angle grinding. Knew someone whom lost an XKE Jag and an early Hupmobile when a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,367
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Painting Accent Stripes

I too thought the same about the newspaper from what I have read and observed is to not use it. I use painter paper from Sherwin Williams, a large roll is cheap and will last a very long time with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Whitewall tires

I have always thought it would be cool to have a replica of this car!

As far as im concerned once they started to put colour in movies they went downhill. My favorite movies are from the 30's, one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,367
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Painting Accent Stripes

I would've thought by modern standards that the accent colour would have been done first but post no. 5 contradicts that notion. In regards to the pinstriping, with the amount of cars being striped I...
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