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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,113
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

I know of a fellow that bought what looked like a very nicely restored car at a BJ auction. It was pretty much a half decent paint job and little to no mechanical work. He paid a premium because it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,113
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

Edit to above post: In my never ending quest for a Model A, I am def. looking to get one already restored for all of the reasons described, however I would also love to find one that needs restored,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,113
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

That article and all of the above comments are spot on. Def. cheaper in the long run to purchase a car already finished than to restore one, IF youre paying someone to do so. Some people (like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Fraud Alert

Yea, unfortunately that kind of stuff is out there. A couple of years ago I was looking for a used pickup. One came up locally with an unbelievable price with a story of a widow selling her late...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: The great American race

Yea, I know there are some 'independents' that run, but for the most part it has come down to how deep are ones pockets. The year they started in Atlantic City had a day one lunch stop about 10 miles...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Sandblasting sheet metal parts

I guess air pressure may have something to do with warping but heat created in the blasting process is what causes damage. As long as you do it gingerly you should not have a problem. If the surface...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,045
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Quick Jack Car Lift

I have seen a couple of guys make homemade stands out of blocks of 2 x 4's. Every other layer is placed perpendicular to the previous layer. Much the same as cribbing whilst raising a building. You...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,192
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: What do I need to do to get a reliable engine?

Looks to me like you need to hire a couple of mechanics that have a few more years experience! LOL
Cute Kids!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,045
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Quick Jack Car Lift

This, if you have room for one. The good thing about the quick jacks is their portability. Unfortunately I am still in the market for some kind of a lift but I have found that a decent 4 post (which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,885
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: No comment

Well put. I love it!! I am neutral to 'ole miss' (dont follow any college) but I love the team spirit with this car. Looks great!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: The great American race

Brent, that must have been a blast!! I believe one of the main reasons that there are repeat winners is for the exact reasons you spelled out. There are many classes and winners are chosen for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: The great American race

Not in Maryland!!!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: The great American race

'The Great Race' has been run for a number of years now, Hagerty, and Coker are big sponsors. Its open to any car prior to 1972. It is a timed, road rally race. Goes from point a to point b, not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,042
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: 3,328
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: 3,328
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: 1,117
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: 1,117
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: 1,773
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: 1,217
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: 1,217
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: 2,624
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: 1,147
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: 531
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: 2,084
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...
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