Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-27-2020, 04:46 PM   #1
Ed in Maine
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 776
Default Model A Victoria

Can anyone comment (give a book report) on the new book published for the Victoria body style? Is it a worth while read for the Victoria owner? Ed
Ed in Maine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2020, 05:23 PM   #2
Vern
Senior Member
 
Vern's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 530
Default Re: Model A Victoria

Ed, while I haven’t actually seen the book yet, I know that it’s full of Victoria related articles from The Bustle and many photos of both original unrestored Victorias and top prize winning restored Victorias, interior & exterior details.
The book was on my Christmas list, but I apparently wasn’t a good boy this year!
Vern is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 12-27-2020, 10:28 PM   #3
Brian SATX
Senior Member
 
Brian SATX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 695
Default Re: Model A Victoria

Vern- is it any better than the 2 books the Victoria Associaiton sells/sold?
__________________
Brian SATX
Brian SATX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2020, 10:16 AM   #4
1931 flamingo
Senior Member
 
1931 flamingo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: new britain,ct 06052
Posts: 8,869
Default Re: Model A Victoria

I don't know about the Vicky book but the TuDor book went into great detail, pictures and all.
Paul in CT
1931 flamingo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2020, 12:15 PM   #5
vangogh
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: whidbey Island WA
Posts: 13
Default Re: Model A Victoria

I have a Vicky and the book is outstanding for pertinent information. Get it!
vangogh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2020, 11:08 PM   #6
paboot
Junior Member
 
paboot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Aldergrove B.C. Canada
Posts: 12
Default Re: Model A Victoria

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Ed, i also have the book now. Got it about a month ago. Like vangogh said it’s outstanding. Being in Canada it costs more, plus shipping, but I think well worth it.
Regards, Happy New year. PaulB
paboot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2020, 12:04 PM   #7
Bob Bidonde
Senior Member
 
Bob Bidonde's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 2,102
Default Re: Model A Victoria

I am one of a few contributors to the new "The Victoria Book," and in my biased opinion, it is the best compilation ever of info about the 190A's. The book has no equal, and it corrects several inaccuracies in prior materials published about the 190A.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Victoria Book cover 001 (002).jpg (40.1 KB, 27 views)
__________________
Bob Bidonde
Bob Bidonde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2020, 12:37 AM   #8
paboot
Junior Member
 
paboot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Aldergrove B.C. Canada
Posts: 12
Default Re: Model A Victoria

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Bidonde View Post
I am one of a few contributors to the new "The Victoria Book," and in my biased opinion, it is the best compilation ever of info about the 190A's. The book has no equal, and it corrects several inaccuracies in prior materials published about the 190A.
Thank you Bob, for your contributions to that book. I have a lot of the articles you put out in a special folder to go with the Victoria Book as well as photos you use on the site. You have a vast knowage of this car and has helped me with a few problems.
And you are right. "The book has no equal"

Regards PaulB
paboot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2020, 02:02 PM   #9
ronn
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 4,275
Default Re: Model A Victoria

and how does one obtain a copy?

thank you
ronn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2020, 04:58 PM   #10
shew01
Senior Member
 
shew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Roanoke, VA USA
Posts: 1,094
Default Re: Model A Victoria

https://www.mafca.com/cart/index.php?productID=264


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
shew01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2020, 10:08 AM   #11
Bob Bidonde
Senior Member
 
Bob Bidonde's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 2,102
Default Re: Model A Victoria

For 400A & 180A owners, the new Victoria book has some good info regarding the commonality of parts with the 190A.
__________________
Bob Bidonde
Bob Bidonde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2020, 12:28 PM   #12
norcalal
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 60
Default Re: Model A Victoria

If anyone is looking for a great late 1931 Victoria to restore, please see my ad on MAFCA website. Hate to see it rodded . Thank you
norcalal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2021, 08:30 AM   #13
ronn
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 4,275
Default Re: Model A Victoria

thank you Shew. I went to order the book and was completely turned off by the shipping cost.

14.50 really?

to the contrary, Just ordered Harold Shannons Repairing your brass car and media mail was 2.00.

shouldnt be griping- but I am.......lol
ronn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2021, 09:57 PM   #14
Oldbluoval
Senior Member
 
Oldbluoval's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Signal Mtn, TN (SE TN)
Posts: 965
Default Re: Model A Victoria

The USPS used to give a lesser rate if it was a magazine or book; don’t know if that’s still exists. I wouldn’t pay $14.50 either; that should mail for $6+-
Oldbluoval is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2021, 05:59 AM   #15
ronn
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 4,275
Default Re: Model A Victoria

totally agree Old...........

will just buy a copy at a meet, down the road.
ronn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2021, 09:14 AM   #16
shew01
Senior Member
 
shew01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Roanoke, VA USA
Posts: 1,094
Default Re: Model A Victoria

Quote:
Originally Posted by ronn View Post
thank you Shew. I went to order the book and was completely turned off by the shipping cost.

14.50 really?

to the contrary, Just ordered Harold Shannons Repairing your brass car and media mail was 2.00.

shouldnt be griping- but I am.......lol

It’s a non-profit, and it’s struggling under reduced revenue caused by COVID. I suppose you could think of the 50% shipping “up” charge as a donation to the organization.

Agreed, the shipping is steep, so much so that it will likely hinder book sales, even it if turns out to be a great book. I would think that the USPS “book rate” would be substantially less than that.

I own a Victoria; so, I’m interested in the book’s content, but I haven’t purchased it yet. I’ve clicked on it a number of times though.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
shew01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2021, 09:34 AM   #17
ronn
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 4,275
Default Re: Model A Victoria

well it was going to be my Christmas present to myself, but I guess I am now the Grinch.......................

dont know about others, but I have limits on everything. Nothing in life that I need that bad and guess that is a good thing.
ronn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2021, 02:11 PM   #18
mike kozubek
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 2
Default Re: Model A Victoria

I purchased my 31 vicky 4 months ago and have really jumped into the model A mystique,buying books and researching the Vicky from most available sources. The price of the victoria book was steep, the shipping was steep, I learned long ago that an education costs money........this book was the best source of info on the Victoria that I found. Not cheap, but a must have for a vicky owner.......Regards, Mike Kozubek
mike kozubek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2021, 05:06 PM   #19
Jordan
Senior Member
 
Jordan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ft. Worth
Posts: 947
Default Re: Model A Victoria

man... hope you don't spend that extra $9 all in one place the next time you swipe your card! It supports a hobby you enjoy. I guess we all view things differently.
__________________
Cowtown A's
Jordan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2021, 07:53 AM   #20
ronn
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 4,275
Default Re: Model A Victoria

right you are. I choose to spend my money how I choose.


why I have some.........
ronn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:41 PM.