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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,131
Posted By Rene R
Re: New member

Welcome from yet another René (from California). ;)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,074
Posted By Rene R
Re: Not Model A, but I think that you guys will appreciate this...

^^^^
Actually, that's not a real split window VW body they used. The windows are not even the right shape. However there are several people who sell new split window sections that can be grafted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,869
Posted By Rene R
Re: Amusing

The fact that the Barn and CL are free makes it easy and inviting to just keep reposting over and over. Nothing to lose. I see that phenomenon on several collector sites. But the most amusing...
Forum: Model-A 06-29-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 391
Posted By Rene R
Model A Service Bulletins - MARC reprint

SOLD -Here is a near-new set of Model A Service Bulletins reprinted by MARC in 1997 in original size and color, in a 3-ring binder replicating the original cover. The paper and print quality is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,932
Posted By Rene R
Re: Blank vin plates

How about "Vehicle VIN Number". :) (I've seen that....)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,791
Posted By Rene R
Re: Fun with scammers

Not with Gmail, Outlook, and several others. They strip the IP, all that shows in the header is the location of their own servers (Mountain View, CA for Gmail).

But there's nothing a scammer can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,791
Posted By Rene R
Re: Fun with scammers

While it can be fun to mess around with these scammers and collect fake checks, there are risks. These are criminals, and they have your address. While the odds of them retaliating against you are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,162
Posted By Rene R
Re: Model T video

Thanks for that thoughtful insight.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,446
Posted By Rene R
Re: The only color paint you will ever need for your Model A is... Clear!!

That clear coated Tudor looks ridiculous. Ugh.

But Dave's truck is a whole different story. Wow, that looks great. And I'm glad that a young woman would want to have it in her graduation pictures....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By Rene R
Re: Nickel Tire valve stem Dust Covers

I got a set a few years ago. Obviously they don't look authentic but they really do dress up the wheel. In the Model A world they stand out as 'wrong' but most people I'd run into wouldn't have a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,046
Posted By Rene R
Re: Are You Looking for an Antique Clock for Your Car

That was my clock. :) I'm glad you like it. I actually bought it in Dearborn, which sure seemed appropriate. I'm a watchmaker (now retired) and overhauled that when I first got it and again a few...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,624
Posted By Rene R
Re: Not much demand for Model As at any price or is it antique cars in general?

This brings up something else I've noted over the years. Aside from today's cars having much more acceleration and speed than those of the 70s, when I was driving my A on the freeway, we are also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,624
Posted By Rene R
Re: Not much demand for Model As at any price or is it antique cars in general?

This is a big issue in my opinion.

I was a member of MAFCA 3 years before I was old enough to drive. I bought my first Model A in 1974 and drove it for years. I never thought twice about driving...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,725
Posted By Rene R
Re: How do you avoid people swarming your car when you stop?

I've always enjoyed answering questions, except for one. For whatever reason 3 out of 5 people that stop me as I'm getting in or out of the car ask "how much is it worth." That is tiresome. I finally...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,701
Posted By Rene R
Re: Mitchel's "Real Deal" Transmision Seal

Since I'm a klutz I let my mechanic do it. He's fantastically talented and has decades of experience. But that particular installation almost drove him to drink...

Next time I see him I'll ask if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,531
Posted By Rene R
Re: VIN number help

I guess (as with many governmental things) it depends upon the employee you come up against. When I registered my A in California, after having it hauled in from Oklahoma, I went to the DMV with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,804
Posted By Rene R
Re: So disapointed in Macs

Bert's and Bratton's cover all the bases for me. Great service, especially from Bert's. And as others have said, when I pass through Denver it's a pilgrimage to stop at the shop.

I did try to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,424
Posted By Rene R
Re: Model A Marriage

In the last picture you see the car parked in front of the dining hall where we had the reception and dancing. There were no other vehicles around so it was prominently positioned. I enjoyed watching...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,424
Posted By Rene R
Re: Model A Marriage

Thanks, all. This was very fitting because when I was married in 1976 I had a Model A ('31 coupe). But we got married in Delaware, all the way across the country, at my wife's parents' house. My...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,424
Posted By Rene R
Model A Marriage

I've seen lots of great photos posted and published showing Model As used in wedding ceremonies. I finally get to join that club. My daughter got married a couple of weeks ago and to my great...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,859
Posted By Rene R
Re: Odd battery issue

The conclusion to the story:

Several of you nailed it. The generator was putting out power but not enough to support both ignition and lighting. My mechanic adjusted the brushes to increase the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,859
Posted By Rene R
Re: Odd battery issue

Thanks for all the input. I will check out the recommended details tomorrow when I can get the car towed back.

The ammeter was showing a charge at least as recently as a couple of weeks ago when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,859
Posted By Rene R
Odd battery issue

I'm mystified.

Backstory: I ran an Optima battery for 6-1/2 years with no issues. I finally replaced it 18 months ago so it's right in the middle of its warranty. When parked in my garage I keep...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,940
Posted By Rene R
Re: Great auto video

It was made by the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. They have a large auto collection: http://www.academyautomuseum.org/

I assume the video was made with the help of students, who study...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,940
Posted By Rene R
Great auto video

Partly Model A related, with a '30 wagon.

http://vimeo.com/82842252
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