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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: 1930 Model A roadster on Ebay,original?

its just reflections of the manifold and sediment bowl in the paint......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Model A transport

Passport Transport - I had both good and bad results with them.
first car was brought from MA to FL by a wonderful husband & wife driver team.
unloaded it on the street right in front of our...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 109,217
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Model A Huckster Group

paolo_arg, What you have is a cowl and doors from a closed car. Most hucksters have wooden doors, but I have seen a wooden delivery built from remains of a Coupe and it kept the steel doors and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Where to mount flower vases on a 1930 TUDOR

I put mine behind the rear windows so people climbing into the back seat would not run into them.......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Preference, simple question, I think

Have always preferred Standard cars to Deluxe and rear mounted spares to side mounts.
I'll be the first to admit I'm frequently in a minority position.
For a 50s or 60s car I would prefer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,779
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Which Car-Like Vehicles Can Tow a Model A?

as I mentioned above, the Honda employee who wrote those optimistic specs will not be around when you are in the ditch in the rain.

err on the side of caution for the safety of all.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: First A

keep the blackwall tires.
EVERY Model A looks its best in blackwalls......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,779
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Which Car-Like Vehicles Can Tow a Model A?

friend of mine who trailers Buicks and Caddys cross-country a lot, wisely told me "use the biggest vehicle possible to tow".
I'd never consider anything smaller than a 1/2 ton truck. We had a 3/4...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,686
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Why Only One Color for the Station Wagon?

wasn't Brewster Green standard for all A and AA trucks?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 903
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Changing engine oil...

1000 miles.
oil pans were clean and I ran detergent oil.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,846
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: 2 post car lift

Backyard Buddy.
safest lift available.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,615
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: So is this pick up a 29 or a 30 ?

looks like an early '30.
'29 style cab, hood & radiator; 1930 wheels, bumpers and headlights.
gas & radiator cap are 29 style.
get ahold of a copy of the judging standards for more guidance....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Hi all. New guy. Model A engine rebuilder questions.

I have sent you a private message with northeast FL contact information......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Hi all. New guy. Model A engine rebuilder questions.

James Rogers in Asheville NC is the closest rebuilder I would recommend.
contact the nearest Model A club and find a mentor.
where are you in FL? if near Jacksonville I can recommend one.....
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 918
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Need a Project

if your only concern is resale value, you are an investor, not an enthusiast.
over the past 35 years, I have sold 3 antique vehicles at break-even or better prices (my biggest gain was about $1000...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,209
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: The source of the problems?

over 30 years and 50-60,000 miles of Model A driving I learned (the hard way in several cases) what works and doesn't work for me.
Seat belts- DON'T leave home without them. When I buy a car, it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 918
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Need a Project

I do not need a project, but this looks like an excellent starting point for someone who does. My very patient wife has encouraged me not to take on another project unless I sell the '35. Price of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,158
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: What does “OP” mean?

back before 1978 when I was smoking cigarettes, "OPs" were my favorite brand......
Forum: Model-A 05-20-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 227
Posted By Chris in WNC
FREE embroidered patches FREE

cleaning house but hate to throw them away-
2009 & 2010 Model A Day
2010 MARC meet- French Lick
North Island Model A Club- New Zealand
yours for cost of postage. (cannot post ad without a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,366
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Title

Run the number on the title past the DMV in your state, tell them you are considering purchase and want to make sure there are no red flags on the number.
If that checks out OK, have the seller...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,787
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: 1929 Fordor Briggs Running Again

Gin- you need to get in touch with Richard Wilson and James Rogers, both in the Asheville area. If you cannot reach them on the board, PM me for their contact info.
If I were still over there,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Cleaning Underside of Car ?

I cleaned the undersides of two unrestored cars the hard way, on my back with a dull putty knife and wire brush.
31 Coupe was then sprayed with ospho and then with satin Rustoleum.
37 Plymouth was ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: We've lost another one

anyone find a link to a more complete obituary?
the ones I can find are frustratingly brief.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,666
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Garage Hoist

Wick has the best and in my opinion only answer here.
I had a Backyard Buddy for several years and loved it.
hands down the safest lift available.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 33,429
Posted By Chris in WNC
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