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Old 01-21-2017, 01:55 PM   #21
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Old 01-21-2017, 02:19 PM   #22
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Very Interesting, A whole month between Engine build & installing in car.. It does have a lot of Early items on it such as, The correct, First of three intake manifolds & clamps.. The ring that is screwed to the floor around the transmission hole, But yet it does not have the Canadian type of Power House Generator..Notice the Ford Script tag in the wire harness, with the 2nd generation switch..Another thing I did notice was the mount on the gas tank for the choke rod, looks to be the last style made. I guess the radiator shell could be the later one if it was built in June. It also has the later fan shroud on it..
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Old 01-21-2017, 02:41 PM   #23
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I also notice the lack of the Canadian powerhouse, but wasn't sure if all Canadian Model A's had them, or only a portion of Canadian A's came with that style powerhouse.
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Old 01-21-2017, 02:52 PM   #24
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Thanks Rusty and Ronn
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Old 01-21-2017, 03:00 PM   #25
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All Canadian car milages were measured in "miles" until 1976. By the start 1977, we had just switched to the metric system as most of global world was also metric. Although metric is a more accurate form of measurement, many of us boomers still mentally convert our klm's to miles. Especially our fuel economy: I want to know the miles per gallon (mpg) rather than the litres per 100/kilometers. Hope this aids in clarification of Canadian Cars.
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When we went on our honeymoon in Canada in 1959, I seem to remember your gallons were 5 quarts instead of 4 like the US. I could not believe how good the gas milage was. In the US we only got 20 miles per gallon with our 1956 Chev Bel air hard top. We were getting like 25 miles per gallon there. Also got my first and last speeding ticket.
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Old 01-21-2017, 04:10 PM   #26
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REMEMBER how old this roadster is. It's possible some changes/updates have been made. As for the wear on the upholstery and door tops, not everyone has/had a garage and many were left to fend in the elements. Mine stays outside April to early November. It's called patina. FWIW JMO
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It probably belongs in a museum. It would be very cool to have a car as original as that one, but it would need a special caretaker. That person is not me.
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Old 01-21-2017, 05:33 PM   #28
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George Miller! Excellent memory. Yes, there is difference between the "imperial" gallon and the "U.S." Gallon. The imperial gallon is larger than the U.S. Gallon. Too bad about your speeding ticket though.. What was the rate of exchange at that time? As our dollar is sinking still to the US greenback. Jeff
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The color appears to be gun metal blue with French gray stripe.
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George Miller! Excellent memory. Yes, there is difference between the "imperial" gallon and the "U.S." Gallon. The imperial gallon is larger than the U.S. Gallon. Too bad about your speeding ticket though.. What was the rate of exchange at that time? As our dollar is sinking still to the US greenback. Jeff
Exchange rate was low. Not sure but it seems like 2 cents on a dollar.
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The current bid of $12,600 US translates into $16,798.32 Canadian.
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Old 01-22-2017, 11:26 PM   #32
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I saw seen this car at the 1996 MAFCA Meet in Toronto, Ontario. Great car from Saskatchewan. The gentleman that owned the car at that time was from California.

I believe that I also saw this car at the MAFCA Meet in Tacoma, WA

I did fine point judging at both meets so had a good close-up look at the car. Very nice original car.
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Old 01-23-2017, 12:40 AM   #33
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i like the pic's. nice car
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i like the pic's. nice car
Yep, my favorite kind of car to own, a well preserved original that should be left alone and carefully driven, and preserved as is for the future.
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The color appears to be gun metal blue with French gray stripe.

The colour looks green and the pinstripe looks white.

This car looks very much like my old phaeton of Canadiian origin june 28 cowl stamp, that has since been passed on to another member here .

I am sure he will post a pic for comparison.

Also just curious, if this car was identical, but a phaeton, would it fetch more or less or the same ?

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Not as much as a ratrod V8 flattie half fibreglass cycle fenders 28 roadster I bet.

One just got passed in here at $32.999 AUD.
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The colour looks green and the pinstripe looks white.

This car looks very much like my old phaeton of Canadiian origin june 28 cowl stamp, that has since been passed on to another member here .

I am sure he will post a pic for comparison.

Also just curious, if this car was identical, but a phaeton, would it fetch more or less or the same ?
So here is the car to which Pooch refers. The body is unrestored, but has been oversprayed in some areas where the paintwork was deteriorating. However, the area under the side curtains at the tops of the doors shows what I think is original paint and has more blue than green. I wonder if the lack of sun damage in this area has better preserved it?

I wonder if this car was originally the same colour as the roadster? (Love the roadster!). I'm not sure if the Canadian cars that were assembled in Australia arrived here in their final topcoat of paint, or in undercoat (which would have made more sense to me). If they arrived here undercoated only, then any attempt to compare paint colours is probably pointless.

My car's body was transferred to a '29 chassis and mechanicals before I purchased it, but I'm told that the original chassis included the E28 style hand brake. One (!) front fender is the early style, and it originally had the early style wheels.
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Old 01-23-2017, 03:13 AM   #39
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Yes, your car was multidisk clutch and right hand E brake with round pedals. and 1/2 inch starter shaft..
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Old 01-23-2017, 08:21 AM   #40
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I have never been in Canada or even near it,but according to what i have seen on postcards and tv it is COLD! overthere with lots of snow most of the year....and freezing,brrrrrrr.
If what i have seen of Canada real it is no wonder a roadster has only 18000 miles on the clock,today i drove the Tudor for 90 miles at -2degrees celcius and my nuts nearly froze off........


Haha, yes it can be cold, we just came out of a two week -30/40 spell, the prairie provinces (middle) can have snow from around November 1 to mid April, but that can vary greatly as the last few days have been plus 2-4 (Celsius). Other areas can speak for themselves. It's all a matter of what you're used to, -2 I'm running around in a t-shirt and sneakers after that cold snap haha. And hence the reason Bombardier built the snowmobile, to give us snowbound people a way to get around.
Sorry, not trying to change the topic gents, that is a fantastic model A and should be preserved!


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