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Old 02-19-2020, 05:48 PM   #21
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I like Berts a lot , usually ship same or next day. Best to call and ask for delivery times on rebuilts (Carbs, Generators, etc), sometimes they are backlogged.
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Old 02-19-2020, 06:25 PM   #22
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I only buy from Berts. Not only same day shipping, no handling charges, but if you have a question, they know model As inside and out. That's all they do, for 40 years
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Old 02-19-2020, 07:33 PM   #23
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There is a parts dealer in the Springfield Mo area - I don't know anything about them .


Battlefield Antique Ford Parts
5054 S. Broadview
Battlefield, MO, 65619
417/882-7923
E-mail: battlefielda@aol.com


I've always used Bratton's, Snyders or A&L - my favorite.
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Thanks for that info, I'll have to see if they're still open. I don't do Facebook but I googled their business name, takes you to a Facebook entry. No new info posted for awhile so I wonder if the doors are still open. If so, I'll check them out.
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Old 02-19-2020, 07:38 PM   #24
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Sounds like Berts is the favorite here. Their website looks good, seem to have a vast choice of parts.
I ordered some small items from Macs last week. Choke tube parts.
Next will be intake/exhaust manifolds, carb gaskets, & some more smalls & I'll be getting those from Berts.
Thanks for the recommendations guys! I want to get this A running smooth like it deserves.
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Old 02-19-2020, 08:08 PM   #25
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A and L, Bert's, Bratton's and Snyders.
I like Bert's for really good used parts and I use Snyders here in Ohio and Bratton's. I talked to Alan of A and L yesterday about my stop light switch and should have asked about a catalog or whatever they have. Not a whole lot of info on them so I guess you just call and ask them?
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I almost exclusively use Brattons......knowledgable folks, usually everything is in stock and super fast shipping....and most of their parts are made in the USA. Their printed catalog, and on their easy to use web site, also has good/helpful information and assembly diagrams, tech-tips, specifications and torques, etc. On their website they also offer many original parts.


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Old 02-19-2020, 11:17 PM   #27
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For me, location is important. Being in a small town in southern Minnesota if I order from most suppliers the package gets transferred from truck to truck five or six times enroute. That means the package gets tossed a LOT. I have heard from the drivers that if you put about $1000 insurance on it they will be a lot more careful. They don't want to pay off a big claim.
It doesn't matter what value is actually in the package. If it gets damaged they only pay up to the value of the item. It costs a couple bucks extra for the higher insurance but in my mind the value of the extra care given is worth it. IF my info about the $1000 insurance is right.

So go for the closest vendor if you are off the grid like me.
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Old 02-20-2020, 10:57 AM   #28
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Bert's for me !
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Old 02-20-2020, 11:21 AM   #29
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Sounds like Berts is the favorite here. Their website looks good, seem to have a vast choice of parts.
I ordered some small items from Macs last week. Choke tube parts.
Next will be intake/exhaust manifolds, carb gaskets, & some more smalls & I'll be getting those from Berts.
Thanks for the recommendations guys! I want to get this A running smooth like it deserves.

You may have noticed a lack of recommendations for Macs, there's
a reason for that.


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Old 02-20-2020, 11:26 AM   #30
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I'd just like to add that I was at A&L yesterday to buy a couple reballed steering arms. First when he checked the arms I brought to exchange he said the double arm was bent and he'd keep it on the side just in case the correct replacement made things not line up. Second, when I asked if they had a hone in the shop to do the kingpin bushings he said no but gave me a nice piloted reamer and said I could use it and bring it back whenever I was done. Didn't ask for a deposit or anything. Could not be happier with the level of customer service there.
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Old 02-20-2020, 03:55 PM   #31
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Plus 1 on A&L. Al was a great guy. The line up is somewhat limited, their main business is really reproduction parts for Snyders, etc. They do have a small retail catalog, no web presence.
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I called A&L Tuesday afternoon about the '31 brake light switch issue I had and Alan sent me out a new one that I got today already. He was surprised one somehow got through that would not work correctly.I wish I had asked him to also send a catalog or parts list. Wonder if they are the ones who make the sidemount spare tire repro brackets? Tired of messing with bent up rusted originals.
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Old 02-21-2020, 01:52 PM   #33
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Here are all the vendors I buy from:
https://www.brattons.com/
https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/
https://modelamedic.com/
https://www.mikes-afordable.com/
https://modelastore.com/
http://www.gaslightauto.com/
http://a-springs.com/
https://www.classtiqueupholstery.com/
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+1 Bert's!
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Old 02-22-2020, 09:54 PM   #35
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Sounds like Berts is the favorite here. Their website looks good, seem to have a vast choice of parts.
I ordered some small items from Macs last week. Choke tube parts.
Next will be intake/exhaust manifolds, carb gaskets, & some more smalls & I'll be getting those from Berts.
Thanks for the recommendations guys! I want to get this A running smooth like it deserves.
Rick smith is the owner. He does some shows in Florida around this time of year in the road. Call him , Iím sure he will answer. All the other core guys are great but sometimes itís good to have s guy like him local as well.
I know I miss the local guy we use to have in town
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Old 02-22-2020, 10:33 PM   #36
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I will jump on the Bertís bandwagon.
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For quick shipping and great service, you can't beat "Tam's Model A Parts”, Joe always treats you right.
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For quick shipping and great service, you can't beat "Tam's Model A PartsĒ, Joe always treats you right.
I have ordered from Tams before and have been to their booth in Rhinebeck. Never had a bad experience and they are a good choice for New Englanders.
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Rick smith is the owner. He does some shows in Florida around this time of year in the road. Call him , Iím sure he will answer. All the other core guys are great but sometimes itís good to have s guy like him local as well.
I know I miss the local guy we use to have in town
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Larry, are you referring to the one in Battlefield?
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Bertís and Mikeís. Mikeís is about 50 minutes from my house. Bertís is ďjustĒ a little further.
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