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Old 02-07-2018, 06:26 AM   #1
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Default What are you doing with your A this winter?

So what are you doing this winter with your A? Ex. maintenance items, rebuilding, or parked waiting for an "A" day. Some photos would be awesome. Fun to hear!
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:19 AM   #2
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busy,
installed new body blocks with bolts (8), took four fenders, running boards, mud shields off, cleaned and repainted everything, had the motor overhauled reinstalled, transmission retoothed, my fault. reassembled and am in breaking in engine. outside of this nothing at all. ANOTHER DAY AT THE OFFICE.
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:32 AM   #3
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The same as in the summer : drive her on dry days.
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:02 AM   #4
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I made a trip last weekend to Dawson Creek BC for an AA diff via Edmonton to pickup a cab, 3 days, 3400 plus kms, during a heavy snowfall warning (snow started day two lol) .
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:26 AM   #5
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Finding out why my horn wouldn't work! A bullet connector had wiggled loose.
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Old 02-07-2018, 02:46 PM   #6
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Recently had the interior redone. Getting the car ready to be in my Son’s
wedding in March.
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Old 02-07-2018, 03:02 PM   #7
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This winter's project was to rebuild the brakes, utilizing Randy Gross. Just completed the job and have a whopping 3 miles on them.
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Old 02-07-2018, 03:04 PM   #8
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With nice weather, driving Emma several times a week. Just cleaned her up earlier today....
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Old 02-07-2018, 03:33 PM   #9
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Installing new front and rear springs. Using Roadster 7 leaf rear spring to soften up ride in my 30CCPU. Also finally going to install that set of Stipe shocks I bought a couple years ago.
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Old 02-07-2018, 03:54 PM   #10
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if all goes as planned may be completing an engine rebuild. She runs pretty good now, just want to her the ol' girl run smoother for many years to come
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Old 02-07-2018, 04:20 PM   #11
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I will be cranking and rolling into town (9 miles) for the weekly ride. Did the routine check of tire pressure, oil level, water and vermin escaping the cold weather. If the Good Lord's willing and the creeks don't rise, I'll have a pleasant 1/2 hour trip.
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Old 02-07-2018, 04:21 PM   #12
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Mine are stored for the winter . I go out to my storage areas and look at them from time to time I keep the batteries charged except for the ones with dead 6 volt batteries . I've got the parts for a 12 volt upgrade on two of them but will probably wait for spring .
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My 2 1930 Fords are sitting in my garage waiting for spring. Its too cold and snowy to drive them now. I don't have heaters in either one of them .
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:03 PM   #14
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The pickup and the phaeton are parked in storage until the weather warms.
My most recent purchase, '31 S/W Town Sedan, is being outfitted for comfortable touring with a clam-shell teardrop camper in tow. Body is being painted and the chassis is almost ready to go. The trailer needs to be finished...but the '31 S/W is getting priority.
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:47 PM   #15
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Driving it all day.......when freezing i'll put on an extra sweather and gloves
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Replacing timing and crank gear along with pulley. Glad I decided to do this as when I went to remove the crank bearing I realized the U-bolts that was holding the axle in place were to short and the nuts were on with only a few treads with no lock washers not on far enough for a cotter key.
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I have been driving it most of the winter I have it in the shop right now putting a 2 speed in it from Mitchell

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I'm putting new valves in my sport coupe, and continuing the overhaul on my coupe engine. As I get older the work gets more difficult every week, but I'll keep at it till it's done.
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This winter.... New tires, Gross brakes, Stipe shocks, radiator, front and rear springs, interior upholstery, wiper motor, and converted steel bed to wood. Plus a few more minor things.
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New glass and cut and sew interior. Started last September with inspecting the steering box and new pitman arm and steering arms. Will be glad when it's done. Just a few days away. getting tired.
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