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Old 12-05-2011, 10:57 PM   #1
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Is there one accessory that seems to have disappeared and what was it ? Do you have a rare accessory and want to sell it. Give me an email and lets talk wayne
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:15 AM   #2
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"What is the hardest Model A accessory to find"

The accessory I don't have.
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:18 AM   #3
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There are two very rare examples on ebay item 190610829514. It's an early '28 roadster with very cool after market headlight lens and the most elegant rear view mirrors I have ever seen. "Nymph" rear view mirrors, mounted on the dual spares... I, who have always thought too many excessories detracts from the car, will admit, I love these two items.

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Old 12-06-2011, 12:26 AM   #4
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My '29 coupe has a 1 1/2 inch drop block on the steering column mount. Lots of patina. I think I read somewhere that they were used on 400-A's, phaetons, and vickys?? One supplier is selling repros for $35.00. Longer bolts must be used with drop block.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:30 AM   #5
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id think that the model A snowmobile conversion is about the hardest to find.

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Old 12-06-2011, 01:48 AM   #6
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There are two very rare examples on ebay item 190610829514. It's an early '28 roadster with very cool after market headlight lens and the most elegant rear view mirrors I have ever seen. "Nymph" rear view mirrors, mounted on the dual spares... I, who have always thought too many excessories detracts from the car, will admit, I love these two items.

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They are beautiful, I've never seen mirror mounts like them before. Now, I want a set.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:05 AM   #7
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The genuine Ford fender mounted parking lights. Are the rarest Model-A
accessory that I can think of. "Supposedly" authentic ones have been offered for sale on eBay, but I had my doubts. Occassionally you will see
a pic of a car with them on it. However, never a good close up shot to
really see what they looked like.

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Old 12-06-2011, 10:19 AM   #8
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I think the hardest to find, unautherized accessory is the gas tank filler box. There was a post a year or so ago about them, soon after one showed up on ebay, brought big money. Sorry I don't have a picture...
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:20 AM   #9
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The Tux away rumble top is a rare one also.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:59 AM   #10
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Anyone have a picture of these fender mounted parking lights?? I have a set mounted on a set of 29 CCPU fenders obtained from a friend, and if they are rare, then I need to return the lights to him. Obviously, I am NOT an expert on the "A" - nor much of anything else!! If you have a picture or a reference - please send it to drugcourt@bellsouth.net.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:09 AM   #11
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I think the hardest accessory to find are the Lap Robes. I have only seen just one example.

They were:

52" x 64": A-18545-A (Gray); A-18545-B (Blue); A-18545-C (Brown);

52" x 58": A-18545-A1 (Gray).

Why? Deteriotion of the cloth over the past 80 years or so.

Introduced in early 1931.

I bet between all of us we could put together a great "site" showing all the Ford Accessories if there is not one already...is there?

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Old 12-06-2011, 11:15 AM   #12
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I'd like to find a rear end that looks completely stock, but has an overdrive in the differential. It's in that yellow accessories book.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:18 AM   #13
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Hi Steve,

There is a site for accessories-I will try and find it and post it.

Here it is: http://users.erols.com/b-dwheeler/indexacc.html

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Old 12-06-2011, 12:09 PM   #14
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The cast iron dual updraft manifold, like I have on my roadster is not easy to find. xxx
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:29 PM   #15
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purdy, nice set up, but for me, it looks like the carb almost touches the tail pipe. It would be my luck if I was running that, the rear carb needle and seat would get debris to stick it open and catch my car on fire...
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:37 PM   #16
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Hi Steve,

There is a site for accessories-I will try and find it and post it.

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Here you go

Click here: RARE MODEL A ACCESSORIES
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:52 PM   #17
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The only thing I know about this intake is that it was bought at a farm auction about 50 miles north of the Twin Cities about 15 years ago. I suspect that someone made a one off experimental intake back in the 20's or 30's.
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The only thing I know about this intake is that it was bought at a farm auction about 50 miles north of the Twin Cities about 15 years ago. I suspect that someone made a one off experimental intake back in the 20's or 30's.
Didn't his came up once before, was it a bat wing manifold?
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:23 PM   #19
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Tom, Thats one goofy looking intake, have you tried it out yet? Have you figured out what the jets or screws in it do?
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purdy, nice set up, but for me, it looks like the carb almost touches the tail pipe. It would be my luck if I was running that, the rear carb needle and seat would get debris to stick it open and catch my car on fire...
Thanks Steve, it is hard to tell by looking at the picture but the Trojan manifold has long runners and stands way out from the exhaust manifold. It was necessary to drill a new hole for the choke rod. Any debris that would enter the choke end of any carburetor would go up the manifold and out the exhaust. Debris would have to enter through the fuel line to clog the needle valve. Here is another dual updraft manifold that I run on my speedster. This intake hugs the exhaust manifold like the original but the rear carb angles outward to help clear the exhaust manifold and prevent breathing the hot air. This manifold was easier to set up because I didn't have to relocate the choke rod, it also outperforms the Trojan because of larger runners and swan design. xxx
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