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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,506
Posted By dan
Re: Finally done

I had sheet metal and advanced sheet metal with Ed. I certainly learned a lot, though I don't own the tools to continue working in sheet metal on my own (yet).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,506
Posted By dan
Re: Finally done

I should have mentioned that anyone driving through the dead-center of the country should let me know. If you're here when the school is open, I could definitely take you on a tour of the school's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,506
Posted By dan
Re: Finally done

Thanks to all...

I currently don't have plans to move back to California. I'm still working for my employer there (a large software company) from my home office and the cost of living and pace of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,506
Posted By dan
Finally done

Hello again Fordbarn Folks. Possibly almost none of you remember me from six years ago, but I've been lurking on-and-off here on Fordbarn since I sold my 1931 coupe and moved from California to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 695
Views: 60,559
Posted By dan
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,715
Posted By dan
Re: Navel gazing & the future of the car hobby

Chiming in a little late... I'm a less-regular visitor these days because of school and life...

Anecdotally, there are plenty of kids who are interested in cars. In a class this Spring I saw a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By dan
Re: Yet another another school update

So, it's been like a year (+) since my last update. I'm taking advanced engine rebuilding this semester. There's not a Model A engine to work on (though I've been following along as they rebuild and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,834
Posted By dan
Re: Important blog on Ford Collection

Just to chime in from my current lurking in McPherson Ks...

There are young folks interested in old cars. I'm in classes every day with 20-year-olds who are going to school to learn restoration....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,960
Posted By dan
Re: Tunes for my A

I think music is a great thing in the Model A. My favorite for driving was 30's music (of course!) and I have a pretty big collection of old music. I also have a bunch of vintage ads (for things like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By dan
Re: Yet another another school update

You never know... the buildings are mostly made by Pola, and they're designed to stand up to German winters, so they're pretty sturdy. I think the tricky part would be frost heaves.

But part of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By dan
Re: Yet another another school update

I think the Holsman engine is a scotch yoke. We haven't had it apart yet as we're working to rebuild the carb and cast new drive pulleys.

Joe is still teaching electrical. They've added some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By dan
Re: Yet another another school update

I saw that, too. Pretty cool--but you could buy a passel of Model A's for that :D

My stuff is all G gauge (45mm) locomotives. I have a ~200' loop of track in my yard I can steam them on...
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,746
Posted By dan
Yet another another school update

Just checking in again...

It's now 2016 and lots going on. Have now been in Kansas three years and am just more than halfway done with the McPherson College Auto Restoration degree. It's taking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,092
Posted By dan
Re: Life is too short, use and enjoy your cars

For several years, I drove my Model A to work three or four days a week, back when I lived in the California Bay Area. It's doable--but you're right that you have to be on your toes all the time....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,040
Posted By dan
Re: It seems to always come when the regular postman has a day off.

Be thankful if your regular postman sometimes does the right thing. Ours is too lazy to get out of her vehicle--she'll find a way to fold most anything to get it into the mailbox so she doesn't have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,288
Posted By dan
Re: Car/Truck/Cycle tunes...Have some fun...

Let's see... from my playlist:

Fun, Fun, Fun ('til Daddy Takes the T-Bird Away)
Deadman's Curve
Drag City
409
GTO
Spring Little Cobra
The Anaheim, Azusa And Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Book...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,750
Posted By dan
Re: July 23, 1903-The Original Model A Introduced.

Yeah, I think carbon black was first added to rubber tires in 1912 or thereabouts. There's a 1908 Holsman at McPherson college that has black tires and we've been giving the faculty a hard time about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,137
Posted By dan
Another school update

As usual, the school year flew by. I've been following FB fairly regularly, but don't often have much to say. I guess school has put me into lurker mode :) A couple people mentioned that they might...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,786
Posted By dan
Re: Security???

I think criminals are, to a certain extent, rational. And I don't expect there are many who "specialize" in antique cars. So if your A is sitting next to a 2011 Honda, they're going to think:

1) I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,709
Posted By dan
Re: Tudor vs coupe-$$$

Others with more experience can perhaps give a more precise answer, but if you're rebuilding the engine and doing a frame-off restoration of the car, don't expect to get the money you put into it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Posted By dan
Re: Another School update

Here are some pictures from Friday's class

Cylinder boring
http://danzbb.com/images/fordbarn/cylinder-boring.jpg

This small blck Chevy motor has spent a good deal of time outdoors. Actually, a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Posted By dan
Another School update

Just checking in again, from McPherson, KS and McPherson College :p

Things are going well. This semester I'm taking engine rebuilding and restoration research/documentation.

So far, rebuilding...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,269
Posted By dan
A quick update on school

Hi all,

Thought I'd post an update from Kansas. I'm extremely busy--full time work 45 hours a week, 10 hours a week of school, three kids (7,4,1), new (to us) house--but really enjoying school....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,732
Posted By dan
Moving to Kansas

Hi all,

Just wanted to share a bit of good news: I'm moving to Kansas.

Some of you might think it's odd that moving from California to Kansas is "good news" (and others might reflexively agree...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,306
Posted By dan
Re: The Mushroom Factor

I like to think of it as The Iceberg Factor. You only see 10% of the actual work involved any project :D
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