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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,067
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Manifold Cooking

I heard a story years ago from a roofer buddy. They would do 'mop roofs', which consists of a 'tar pot' on the ground run by a furnace to get the tar hot enough to pump up on the roof. He said they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,067
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Manifold Cooking

I saw a very nice early model T at a show last summer. The guy had a great setup with lots of period correct stuff. One thing he had was a cook book for such a thing.
I have seen a couple of pics...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,624
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Nice Town car photo

Edit: Car was supposed to MAN! DUH.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,624
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Nice Town car photo

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Could be even frugal 'rich people' of the time. I personally knew a car that was rather wealthy he could have afforded a Rolls Royce but instead drove a Crown Victoria (was too frugal to even...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,624
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Nice Town car photo

Not being an A expert, what is that on the side of the car in the first pic? It looks like a modified carriage light to me. I also noticed how bare the front tires were. I guess they rode them until...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,240
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Virus time off from school

That's where ours started 3 weeks ago. Got the news last Friday that they will be closed for another month at least. First 2 they let slide. Now they are distributing chrome books to kids in need and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,163
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Solo Motor Installation

I did about 99.9% of the work on my resto (70's car) solo, oddly enough the one thing I needed help with was installing the hood. I thought about for about an hour or so how to rig something up then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Anecdotes About Stalling on Train Tracks in the Model "A" Era

I have seen it many, many times in the movies, heck I have even seen a person or two tied upon them......spoiler alert, they always get off at the last moment!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Ford Logo

May a paint pen. You should be able to get one with a fairly fine tip. Hold a finger on the outside edge of the oval to use a 'scribe guide'. That looks very nice what you have done so far. I say let...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: 1929 AA / Craigslist

Im in the construction business and would love to have one of those trucks. I also love a challenge and woodworking. About a month ago that would have been in my price range!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,163
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Solo Motor Installation

Glad you were able to accomplish this by yourself successfully.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Car Cover

Not sure how long you should wait, but I have a cover I bought from California Car Covers. It is very good quality. I got an upper mid level design. My car stays in the garage, never parked outside...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: License Plates

True, but the thread was a question about license plates. My ins. company (Grundy) has never asked what kind of plates I run. They also allow me to drive my car whenever I want. I cannot use it for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: What kind of glue for running board mat?

I am a third gen master carpenter, been swinging a hammer for over 40 yrs now. I have used more than my share as well as quite a few others worth of contact cement. This type of glue should be more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 871
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Tow Companies

I hate to be 'that guy' but it sounds like youre abusing the service. If you break down on the road I would fully expect for AAA to tow the car to the place of your choice. If the shop was closed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: License Plates

Same policy as MD. It restricts driving but does not prohibit. HOWEVER, there was a case in the local paper a few months back that an officer stopped a mid 80's something at midnight with a car load...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: License Plates

Threads before on plates so I dont want to beat a dead horse but, I think most states are the same more or less. In Maryland there are several options. 1. you can put on a regular set of tags with no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,724
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: 130B Deluxe Delivery For Sale On Ebay

Sharp looking vehicle, I still kick myself whenever I see one of these. I saw one go at auction five or six years ago for $8500! No reserve, car was completely restored, inside finished, drivetrain...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Restoration painter needed

I had a buddy in hs that had Maaco paint his mustang. It was red, they didn't too bad of a job but for some reason they decided to paint the interior panels 'as a bonus'. They got the rear side trim...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Close spray paint color.

My local NAPA will scan and mix paint as well. They will even put it in a spray bomb if you want.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Restoration painter needed

Not a model a but I talked to maaco about doing a car for myself. The shop manager was into cars and they did 'special' projects as well as the $199. jobs. They quoted me a pretty good price but in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Positioning of outside scroll handles on Fordors and other body types

Sorry for the hijack, but I love that hubley model. I have several model a's myself, a Vicky, a woody, and a roadster I believe. I dont think I have a fordor. I really should dig them out of the hole...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,235
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Bonny and Clyde

I admit that from the time I first saw the movie as a child I idolized them. Just about everything about that movie is cool to a kid. However like Joe pointed out, they were simply thugs, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,332
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Auto Restorer magazine is belly up

Very few car magazines left. I had just renewed my sub. to a Pontiac magazine that went down and my money was put towards hot rod. I stopped reading that years ago, I guess I should've broadened my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,104
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...
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