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Old 01-22-2018, 06:29 PM   #21
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Kevin, I fully agree with what you said. I am dissapointed that a magazine named "the restorer" would print articles on modifications.
I'd agree if it were not for the fact that about 98% of A's out there already have some sort of modifications.
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Old 01-22-2018, 06:30 PM   #22
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I agree with Mark Maron #17 above . I re-read my post and it didn't come out right . I like both magazines but perfer the articles that explain how the car or parts were as they come from the factory as apposed to the modifications . I have been getting both club magazines for over 35 years and have no plans of dropping anytime soon . Norm
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:00 PM   #23
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:33 PM   #24
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But now that it is in print it is now true.

Such boldfaced incorrect info!
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:48 PM   #25
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The repop upper plate I had for a very short time was a total POS.

Thank goodness I had an original SP marked upper plate when I converted BACK to the original Henry Ford design. I like that set up a lot better and don't plan on ever going back. Throw in an A&L condensor and you are off to the races.
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:49 PM   #26
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Who was the author of the article?
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:51 PM   #27
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Funny thing, I have always thought both club's magazine was not named correctly. The Model-A News seems to fit the Club of America better and The Restorer seemed to be a better name for the MARC club.

From my perspective, the difficult issue of this entire scenario is both magazines likely need articles for content. Most authors likely feel like they are experienced at what they write about, ...and if that author submits an article and the Magazine Editor wants to edit the content of the article, it likely ticks off the author and they will retract their submission. So now the editorial staff must walk a fine-line of choosing how much inaccuracies they are willing to accept vs. not having any content at all. Tough scenario to be in.
Model A world 'fake news'????
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Old 01-22-2018, 08:51 PM   #28
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Been a MAFCA member since 1962 and have no plans to drop my membership. The "A" people I have met over the years is what makes this such a great hobby.
When asked for my opinion I say the "A" is yours, you do what ever is pleasing to you. All my "A"s have Black Walls, metal valve stems, and black wheels, they sell lots of white wall tires so many people must like them.

By the way, I meant my Engine has a counter balanced Crankshaft, not flywheel. Hell to get old !!!!

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Old 01-22-2018, 09:14 PM   #29
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I must have led a sheltered life because I don't think I have ever seen
brass point contacts.

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Old 01-23-2018, 12:40 PM   #30
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I must have led a sheltered life because I don't think I have ever seen
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Exactly the point, now that it is in print, people will quote it thinking it is true when it is not.
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Makes you wonder if the Author was just sitting at his PC making up an Article just for the Money.
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Old 01-23-2018, 03:22 PM   #32
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Also, Who if anyone does the Proof Reading ??
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:40 PM   #33
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Could not agree more "barkleydave"!
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:05 PM   #35
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Biggest problem I see with this whole string is there are a lot of people out there that are not members of ether club and have no idea what was in the story in the first place. He is not doing it for the money. Even if he did get paid, how much would the Restorer pay? He does get some things wrong but he is at least trying, how many of you are sitting behind the computer commenting now has ever submitted anything to one of the publications? Maybe you should and we call can gang up and rip it apart.
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Folks here can be brutal.
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I changed my mind.
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Old 01-24-2018, 11:11 AM   #38
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it is not about modifying a car that is up to you. It is about putting out completely false information.
If they want to print a article about modifying a car at least get it right. I have modified cars but I do not call myself the restorer club.
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Old 01-24-2018, 11:16 AM   #39
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Biggest problem I see with this whole string is there are a lot of people out there that are not members of ether club and have no idea what was in the story in the first place. He is not doing it for the money. Even if he did get paid, how much would the Restorer pay? He does get some things wrong but he is at least trying, how many of you are sitting behind the computer commenting now has ever submitted anything to one of the publications? Maybe you should and we call can gang up and rip it apart.

Along with this and for those of you who have pointed out the problem or problems (in any written article in eithr magizine)...how about taking it up with the editors and club officers of both clubs or do you not want to do this?

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Old 01-24-2018, 02:17 PM   #40
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I too think both magazines are excellent, I do appreciate anyone who is willing to take the time to share knowledge by writing an article. It does help sustain the hobby more so than not.

I would suggest contacting magazine editors or other officers to offer corrections or suggestions, just my opinion
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