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Old 10-27-2019, 12:31 PM   #1
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Lets see your Model "A" era automotive accessories, in or out of the car.
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Old 10-27-2019, 06:24 PM   #2
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The Spark Starter. Two clips go on each side of the starter rod, so the device gets pinched between the firewall and starter rod bottom. The last central part of it has a few holes for attatching the spark lever ball. When you retard the spark, the starter engages.
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Old 10-27-2019, 06:47 PM   #3
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The Spark Starter. Two clips go on each side of the starter rod, so the device gets pinched between the firewall and starter rod bottom. The last central part of it has a few holes for attatching the spark lever ball. When you retard the spark, the starter engages.
My model A has been started this way since I purchased it I thought there was a short somewhere haha
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Old 10-27-2019, 10:39 PM   #4
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Original Fulton pull-up starter that was on our "yard find" 30 Sport Coupe when we got it (in much worse condition than shown here). The first pic shows the lever that clamps around the steering column bracket. The second shows the rod (above the steering column) that runs from the lever to the starter switch and replaces the foot pedal. As the name implies, you pull up the lever to engage the starter.

Don't recall where we got the marble shift knob. Sadly, the car and it's accessories were sold long ago.
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Old 10-28-2019, 08:13 AM   #5
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Some of my collection.
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Old 10-28-2019, 09:51 AM   #6
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Wow Bill! It's no wonder I can't find any goodies. You have them all.
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Old 10-28-2019, 10:43 AM   #7
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Here are some of the goodies on my Model "A's." The spare tire cover needs refinishing because the paint is not up to par. Eventually the tire cover will go on my 190A.
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Old 10-28-2019, 01:20 PM   #8
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Is that an exhaust heater? Never seen one like it.



Forgot our Sport Coupe also had one of these:



You can barely see it in the upper left corner of this pic:

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Old 10-28-2019, 05:26 PM   #9
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Are you asking for original accessories or later accessories. The only reason I ask is some of the accessories I have would have been added later than the "Model A Era" as are some that are posted by others in this thread.

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Wow great parts I need a front tool box like that looks great
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....some Aristocrat and Dunn dash panels:



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Old 10-29-2019, 08:50 PM   #12
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LaPierre made twelve sided wood steering wheels for the 1929-1931 Model A's. The wheels sold for $7.50 and the checkerboard inserted gear shift knob was $1.50. Original wood wheels are very, very hard to find.
The first picture is an original wheel on a Council Bluffs, Iowa station wagon. The next picture is an ad from a 1929 Ford Service magazine. The third picture is a wheel I made because in over 50 years of searching I could never find an original to buy. I once considered buying a Model A just to get the wood wheel it had. Once you drive a Model A with a velvet smooth Walnut steering wheel you will not want to go back to Henry's wheel. Neat accessory as it is right in front of you for you to enjoy instead of something on the back bumper for the guy behind you to enjoy!
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:19 AM   #13
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Hopefully, most of you know about the publication, "Those Wonderful Unauthorized Accessories For The Model A Ford" by Murray Fahnstock and printed by Post Books.
This a reproduction of a hot ram air heater that resembles some shown on Pages 125 - 141. There are two flex tubes that go into cast aluminum adjustable air registers in the floor of car.




Each time I muse through this paperback, I get inspiration to cobble up similar gadgets to those in the book.
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Lol, those wheels.

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Hopefully, most of you know about the publication, "Those Wonderful Unauthorized Accessories For The Model A Ford" by Murray Fahnstock and printed by Post Books.
This a reproduction of a hot ram air heater that resembles some shown on Pages 125 - 141. There are two flex tubes that go into cast aluminum adjustable air registers in the floor of car.




Each time I muse through this paperback, I get inspiration to cobble up similar gadgets to those in the book.
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Old 10-30-2019, 04:19 PM   #15
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@Bob Bidonde:

Is that rear luggage rack one of the standard ones with the wood strips removed and painted black? The one that came with my A has rust pits in the chrome, and that might be a good option for it.
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Old 10-30-2019, 04:32 PM   #16
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What a wonderfull dream, to have such a wonderfull wooden steering!
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:30 AM   #17
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The luggage rack on my Victoria is an original. I removed the faux wood strips, and I plan to refinish them with a red reflective paint. In comparison to the reproduction racks, the original rack's attributes are:
>Rack and faux wood strips are made of thicker gauge steel stampings;
>My rack has no evidence of being chrome plated, and it is not stainless steel.

I do not like the appearance of the luggage rack on my car, so I will be removing it except for overnight touring. In our run to the New England Meet at Jiminy Peak, Massachusetts this year, I was able to tie 2 large suitcases and 2 duffel type bags to the rack.
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Hopefully, most of you know about the publication, "Those Wonderful Unauthorized Accessories For The Model A Ford" by Murray Fahnstock and printed by Post Books.
This a reproduction of a hot ram air heater that resembles some shown on Pages 125 - 141. There are two flex tubes that go into cast aluminum adjustable air registers in the floor of car.




Each time I muse through this paperback, I get inspiration to cobble up similar gadgets to those in the book.
Bob, in comparison how is the heat on that heater vs a Autolite or any other over the manifold heater? More heat, less heat?
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Old 11-01-2019, 01:32 PM   #19
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The heat is less than those manifold heaters that penetrate the firewall. My system needs an electric fan because air circulation is poor.
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I have been looking for a round aristocrat panel for 3 years now I know they are all in Germany.
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