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Old 10-25-2011, 04:54 PM   #1
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Red face My girlfriend drove the model a today >.<

My girlfriend came over today to check out my chassis. she had helped out alot on the restoration (can be seen on my website). She asked if she could drive it and i said sure. She can kind of drive a manual but not 100% yet. She has practiced on my 1991 Jeep Wrangler 5 Speed.

Anyways, heres the link to her driving the Chassis for the first time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU8CSph_w-o

HERES THE LINK TO ME DRIVING AND HER FILMING: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHO0jcTvKf0


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Old 10-25-2011, 04:56 PM   #2
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My Girlfriend (Lisa) and me (Mike) on the Chassis.



Engine running in the chassis
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:00 PM   #3
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:15 PM   #4
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Very nice. You're very fortunate, my wife won't go anywhere near mine. Enjoy.
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:18 PM   #5
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:19 PM   #6
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I just knew that canoe was a goner! Better start looking for another Model A for her to drive or you may never get your's back.
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:35 PM   #7
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Well, so much for your chassis. How did she like the Model A?
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:40 PM   #8
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Lookin good Mike! Congratulations.
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:49 PM   #9
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You're a lucky man, Mike. Be careful, it could cost you a lot of money!
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:58 PM   #10
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Both the car and the girlfriends are keepers... and they both can cost you money. You are a fortunate young man.

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Old 10-25-2011, 06:33 PM   #11
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Looks like fun, my wife hasn't even driven mine yet after owning it for three years. I keep asking her...
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:21 PM   #12
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What chassis?
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:06 PM   #13
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- Also, her grandfather who lives in new hampshere has a 1926 model t doctors coupe that he restored years ago and a 1929 model AA Fire truck that he has almost finished restoring!
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She looks pretty happy with both of you.
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:14 AM   #15
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My wife says she'll ride in my car "when it's finished". So, when is anyone ever "finished" restoring their car? But next year my daughter is sixteen, and maybe I'll teach her to drive a stick shift in my A...

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Doug, My daughter is turning 16 next year also and we have the same plans. I just hope I can get my coupe done in time.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:57 PM   #17
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It's good that everybody learns to drive a stick trans early in their driving life as you never know when you need to in an emergency. Same goes with the Model A and double clutching. You never know when you're out driving and something befalls your ability to drive it back. My wife just drove 113 miles with fifteen other A's Sunday on our progressive dinner/garage tour. It was a nice relief after I drove 120 miles Saturday with a different club on a color tour.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:04 PM   #18
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It's good that everybody learns to drive a stick trans early in their driving life as you never know when you need to in an emergency. Same goes with the Model A and double clutching. You never know when you're out driving and something befalls your ability to drive it back. My wife just drove 113 miles with fifteen other A's Sunday on our progressive dinner/garage tour. It was a nice relief after I drove 120 miles Saturday with a different club on a color tour.
Jeez,

I drive 100 miles every day for my normal commute.


That said, my old man taught me the standard 3 speed shift pattern when I was 4. I've never forgotten it.

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Keep up the good work!
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:42 PM   #20
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Default Re: My girlfriend drove the model a today >.<

Thank you Everyone for all the kind comments! She kept having me go on fordbarn today to check replies haha. usally its the other way around. "you dont need to go on fordbarn michael, you were just on it an hour ago." LOL

I also just uploaded the video she took of me right after its only a minute long but still ok. still trying to figure out how to upload them in the original HD format to youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHO0jcTvKf0
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