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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,081
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Garage lights

Nice looking service bay!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,081
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Garage lights

A 4ft LED fixture is pretty cheap. I bought a 10 pack and they ended up costing $14. per light. Much easier taking an old light down and putting up a new one. Nothing needed re-wired. I saw some 4ft...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: classic auto mall

Yep, sorry. I go up rt 10 to get there got my intersecting roads confused!

I agree that the prices seem high. I see their adds a lot but havent been there in person. Another thing to keep in mind,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 645
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Looking to contact Fordbarn member

If you know his location, maybe try and contact a local A club.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: classic auto mall

If you are going on a pleasure trip a bit further north of Allentown is Pottsville, there is an antique car museum there as well as the Yuengling Brewery. I dont drink but if you partake I understand...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: classic auto mall

Morgantown is south of Allentown but considering the size of PA it is very close. You will most likely pass it on your way there or back. I would say maybe 45 minutes away. It is located right off of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: classic auto mall

Classic Auto Mall is in Morgantown PA, between Lancaster and Philly, right off of the turnpike. The building was a large shopping mall in the 80's, turned into a very large classic car sales...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: MHS Students Model A

I like the way your school thinks (restoring an old car). This may turn into a multi year project though, it may take a while to find a car to restore. If youre set on a model A I would put feelers...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 563
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Centering 1930 Model A Deluxe Coupe on towing trailer

Never hauled an "A", but have many a mile pulling heavy equipment with big trucks down to a pickup and skid loader. When pulling a skid loader with my pickup truck I drive the machine onto the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Warranty

Ive got a lifetime on my Mustang motor, I keep cars forever too!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Ownership History

James, PM sent
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,907
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: convert to LED headlights

As a source for parts, try 'superbrightled's' a web search should bring them up. I do not know whether or not they have stuff to fit an 'A', but I have gotten some stuff for my modern old car....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Model A Taxi

I thought it was odd that Ford made a 'Taxi' specific auto. After reading an article on Checker, I found that in the early days the taxi business was cut throat. The larger cities had laws that said...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Paint prep

They make wax free tac rags. Last car I painted I just cleaned it good with final prep, did not use a tac rag and the paint came out perfect. I think it has more to do with the environment than the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,504
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: U-haul open trailer

Have your wife take the uhaul and then you can drive the model A across the country!

Seriously though, it sounds like you have a sound plan. Good luck on your travel. Keep us informed with your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,893
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: 1930 Roadster on ebay. Thoughts please.

As for you wanting to get into the hobby, I can offer this, take your time and be patient. The right car will come along at some point. I am a couple of years away from taking the plunge myself but I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,893
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: 1930 Roadster on ebay. Thoughts please.

As of right now there are 236 Model A's for sale in Hemmings alone. Not to mention the classifieds for the major clubs. I will preface by saying I dont own an A, I too aspire to one day. I look at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 884
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Paint prep

Do they even make prepsol anymore? I use a product called 'final clean'. It was made by Dupont, but the last gallon I bought had a different manufacturers name. Everything else was the same,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Cross country transport

I know there are some guys - a couple that frequent here- that are reputable and busy. Perhaps one of them you called first. But there are other large company's that do the same. I have used Reliable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,286
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: What is driving an A on snow/ice like? Can you add studs to A tyres?

30ccpu, Sorry if I came off as confrontational, just an observation that a younger guy (56,lol) does know what they are. Having said all of that, it has been at least 30 years since I have seen them,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,286
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: What is driving an A on snow/ice like? Can you add studs to A tyres?

Im 56 and remember pop putting them on the cars in the winter. I believe they were ok in the winter but maybe outlawed after a certain date? Had to be taken off by April maybe? In 1980 I would put...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,286
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: What is driving an A on snow/ice like? Can you add studs to A tyres?

I read an account of someone with an early car that said it actually handled very well in the snow due to the narrow tires. I would imagine the lack of HP would help a bit as well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Earthquake

There was a quake in VA a few years ago that we felt pretty good in Northern MD. It was strong enough to cause minor damage. I was working on scaffolding at the time and it was shaking in itself, so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,373
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: When is a "Model A" no longer a "Model A"

I like how they put the Ford emblem right above the VW motor! I have to admit, one of the more unique Model A's I have seen.

I saw one at the Rennigers show a few years ago that had the motor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: How is it.........

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Even up to recently. I started driving in 1980, and even then once a new car got to 50k it was traded. I think the life of a car then was about 100k, now 100k and theyre just getting broken in!
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