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Old 11-15-2017, 05:20 PM   #21
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Okay, okay everbody!! Here is my first attempt at uploading photos! (There HAS to be an easier way, anybody know of the easier way?)

Pictures ain't hard. You can even make 'em big if you like. I LIKE Vickies! DD

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Old 11-15-2017, 06:25 PM   #22
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Wow , BillEbob , that Vicky is SWEETER than the Vicky I knew in high school . Nice !
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Everything has been said, but not everyone has said it, so congrats from me. You are stylin' in your Vicky!
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:40 PM   #24
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Nice Car. Welcome to a great place for Model A info. With great people.

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Old 11-15-2017, 08:25 PM   #25
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:26 PM   #26
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Pictures ain't hard. You can even make 'em big if you like. I LIKE Vickies! DD

OKAY, smart guy just HOW did you do that?! LOL
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:34 PM   #27
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Looks good, love the pictures
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:45 PM   #28
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Thanks one and all! You fellas make a guy feel accepted!

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Old 11-15-2017, 09:09 PM   #29
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Bill,

She looks terrific. Your life will not be the same. It will be much fuller.

I would recommend that you hold off on changes, like switching to 12 volt, until you have gotten used to her. She is likely fine with 6 volt. Personally, I don't see the need unless you want a modern radio or other 12 volt accessories. I'm sure others will disagree with me, but give it a try for a while before you change it.

Most importantly, just enjoy it. Oh...and those naysayers will likely be the first ones asking for a ride.

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Old 11-15-2017, 09:14 PM   #30
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Could you possibly have a pop out ignition switch that you need to push in to turn it off?
X2. This is how original pop out switches work: When the key is in the vertical position and pushed in, your ignition is off. When you turn the key to the right, it "pops out". Then the ignition is on. In the "on" position, the key will turn freely to the "off" position without turning off the ignition. To turn the ignition switch off, you need to turn your key back to the vertical position and also push the key in until it clicks and remains in the pushed in position.
In conclusion, are you operating your ignition with your battery disconnect switch while leaving an original pop out switch in the on position? Yo might call the person you bought the car from and ask about how to operate the ignition switch. It may be more complicated than you think. Just sayin.
BTW, lovely car! Happy trails to you.
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Could you possibly have a pop out ignition switch that you need to push in to turn it off?
Nope, no pop out. 😖
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:26 PM   #32
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It sure sounds like you did your homework! You have the right tools (Andrews Books) and membership in a local Club and an offer from the great MAFCA technical director. You are set, now enjoy!
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:28 PM   #33
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X2. You might call the person you bought the car from and ask about how to operate the ignition switch. It may be more complicated than you think. Just sayin.
BTW, lovely car! Happy trails to you.
Mike, I did call him. No help. A wonderfully, kind, elderly gentlemen but could not elicit any help from him.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:56 PM   #34
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Just a thought but if the ignition switch has no effect either way perhaps it has been by-passed and the stud on the coil has been connected directly to the distributor...

Maybe using something along these lines..

https://www.brattons.com/emergency-i...per-cable.html



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Old 11-15-2017, 10:02 PM   #35
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Just a thought but if the ignition switch has no effect either way perhaps it has been by-passed and the stud on the coil has been connected directly to the distributor...

Maybe using something along these lines..

https://www.brattons.com/emergency-i...per-cable.html



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I'll check on that soon! Thanks!
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:20 PM   #36
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OK, so you have the repro ON/OFF switch. Recently, I repaired a car with a repro switch where the entire switch body was turning in the instrument panel when the key was turned, rather than the locking/switching internal mechanism. The fix was to pull the instrument panel and tighten the 7/8" lock nut that secures the switch to the instrument panel. Disconnect the two wires and use a deep socket and tighten it good. It won't come loose if you do that. Barring this, you apparently have a bad switch stuck in the on position, or, as the above post states, the switch has been bypassed in some way. If so, replace the switch. Your local club members can help you with this. Good luck. mike
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Old 11-16-2017, 08:09 AM   #37
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Fantastic Vicky. Your lucky it came all together and drive able. My Vicky was all apart and had to re-assemble it. Took me awhile. When I had the time to work on it, I didn't have the money and vice versa. Finally got it together and have been to all but 11 of the lower 48 states. Lots of fun.
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