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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,787
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Town Car Deliveries

I was involved with one a
Long time ago
Yes the doors and cowl are same as slants but there are differences. The header is different from cabby and a400
The rear section is aluminum and the sills...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Thank You Bob Bidonde

Bob has been a tremendous asset to the hobby
Particularly with Vickeys but not limited thereto!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Coupe Body Weight?

The body only with no fenders upholstery etc is not that heavy
Two people can move it from sawhorse to sawhorse
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Coupe Body Weight?

Guessing......from experience. With gas tank
200-300 pounds
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Steering arms

I don’t know of any new. Not knowing exactly where or who built “new” ones... I’d opt for correctly re-balled ones. The correct way is to fly cut the old ball and press and weld a new ball on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,787
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Town Car Deliveries

“The tribute Town Car Delivery......”
I get a charge out of this term especially on B-J auctions. Often used on converted GTO etc
To me it equates to fake, knock-off, etc.
However as long as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Correct rearview mirror

All “correct” mirrors are detailed in the JS
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Proper way to fold down top

All phaetons really take two people to up and down. IMHO
They are a bit flimsy and warp and bend fairly easily; particularly the deluxe phaeton
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,052
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Hershey?

TN has what is commonly referred to as “Girl Scout Cookie sale law”
If a person is only doing one sale and not a perpetual vendor they do not have to collect and remit sales tax
Yeah the tax man...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,052
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Hershey?

They took my money like there will be
I guess like everything it’s moving target...wait see
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Parts that don't fit

I wonder of Drake has them or “out of stock”
He has good stuff .....if he has it! Make sense??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Bolt and nut orientation

I have taken apart many originals but don't have one in the shop presently
All Ive seen is the head toward the fender and the nut inside the frame.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,454
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

I’ve had days where I ask my self that very question!
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,389
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: My FIRST Phone call to Burt's in Colorado

Yes! Berts is a true asset to the hobby in many ways!
Steve also focuses on quality in repo parts. He often contracts to have quality items made.
I talk to him often and seldom have trouble...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Mothballs

Anyone had luck with the high frequency “noise maker”
I’ve got a perfect solution for those not faint of heart!
I have a barn snake somewhere in the shop (it’s a big shop!)
Never see it but find...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Where was it made ?

Yeah I’ve found very few thru the years
Wooden sills seem to be the hardest to find
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Where was it made ?

Look at mafca website index
“Assembly plant”
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Dr window handle

There is a tool (and one can be easily crafted) that will slide behind the interior handle. That will give some ability to rocking and pulling at the same time.
John may be correct as to the final...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,653
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: help with Model A market values

77
Brent knows better than me as I haven't done a ground up in years. However, I do restore components and make alot of parts. I can tell you that a frame up used to take close to 1,000 hours if I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,653
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: help with Model A market values

700
10-20 MIGHT buy materials for paint, upholstery, bright work and glass!
A good restoration these days is $30k plus if done “close” to correct
Building a model a engine is going to approach...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,653
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: help with Model A market values

I’m with Wick but even that is top of the market
IMHO
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Deluxe Phaeton top snaps

Thanks, I’ve had contact with Jim thru the years and he is very knowledgeable
Lost track and contact since his business closed
Will give him another try however
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: Deluxe Phaeton top snaps

I did
Thank you!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Oldbluoval
Deluxe Phaeton top snaps

Anyone have a detailed diagram of what and where the top snaps and fittings go on the 180a? Did old LB instructions have such?
I restore the irons but my authoritative details are incomplete ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By Oldbluoval
Re: 1931 Victoria

If you are speaking of a visor, no
It was the introduction of the slant bodies which have no visor
As Ronn says ...you can call it what you wish!!
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