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Old 12-29-2019, 04:29 PM   #1
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Hello all,

About a year ago, my dad got bit by the Model A bug and picked up an early 1928 A. It was pretty complete but needed a little finishing up.

Hereís a photo of when it was picked up:
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Iíve been videoing the journey of getting the car ready for regular usage and hope you enjoy.

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Old 12-29-2019, 04:30 PM   #2
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Here’s a quick video of getting the car ready for winter driving, as well as a short drive.

Enjoy!

Sean

https://youtu.be/U6FhgedDmTQ
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A good bug to get bitten by. Looks like a nice car.
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Old 12-29-2019, 07:22 PM   #4
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That is a great looking car. I think it is a 1929 not an early 1928.
Outside door handles can out in OCT 28, Twolite headlights in Feb 29 and the
hand brake to the right of the shifter in July 29.
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Old 12-29-2019, 07:25 PM   #5
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That is a great looking car. I think it is a 1929 not an early 1928.
Outside door handles can out in OCT 28, Twolite headlights in Feb 29 and the
hand brake to the right of the shifter in July 29.
Good to know, Iíll let him know about the changes!

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Sean,

Welcome to the Barn. I have a 29 Roadster also and they are fun.

You’re having fun driving the car. Looks like you might be getting the bug too!

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The horn bracket may be bent, as the horn appears to be angled up and should be angled down.
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The horn bracket may be bent, as the horn appears to be angled up and should be angled down.
I have an A&L Sparton horn that has the same bent bracket issue. I need to use the original bracket. Not a big deal horn works fantastic

Sean, that is a VERY sharp Roadster thanks for posting and welcome to the hobby. I see you are in Colorado, you lucky Model A bum! Lucky in that you are close to Bert's in Englewood. They are super nice folks and can help you with ANY Model A Ford needs. Give them a holler they are one of the best in the USA. Here's a link for you and your Dad:

https://modelastore.com/

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Katy,


Take a look at some books that show a lot of archive photos of Model A's and you will see that some horns project up and some project down right from the factory. Kinda like penises, some point up and some point down. That bracket that holds the horn is pretty tough steel and not likely to bend, the horn would bend first and break.
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Sean, that is a VERY sharp Roadster thanks for posting and welcome to the hobby. I see you are in Colorado, you lucky Model A bum! Lucky in that you are close to Bert's in Englewood. They are super nice folks and can help you with ANY Model A Ford needs. Give them a holler they are one of the best in the USA. Here's a link for you and your Dad:

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Thanks everyone for the encouragement!

We love living in Colorado, as the weather is beautiful, the scenery is amazing, and the cars are (mostly) rust free!

As for the horn bracket, it probably is exaggerated in the pictures. In person it doesn't look off.

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That's a very nice '29 Roadster, Sean.

The amazing thing about that heater is that the car went into "warp drive" once you got going. I'd like to get one of those. ;-)

You're only an hour or so from Bert's (in modern iron) and surrounded by many, many great Model A people. You and your dad will have great times ahead. Enjoy.

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Old 12-31-2019, 11:36 AM   #12
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Actually, The FIRST thing you should do is get rid of the FIRE looking to happen rubber hose on your fuel line to the Carb !!..
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Check your "Private Messages", upper right corner.
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Got a little more maintenance done on the Model A

https://youtu.be/03VEk_BQOc8
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Welcome to Model A ownership. Enjoyed your videos. Luckily when I rebuilt my '28 Fordor, was a complete ground up so was able to get all the parts for brakes, steering, and drive train rebuilt before reassembly. Lot easier then. My build date was 9/11/28. Someone had changed the old multidisc clutch to the more modern one sometime before acquiring the vehicle in 2000.
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I enjoy your videos.

FYI: The one piece front motor mount spring assembly that you removed from your car is not original. It can allow the front of the motor to sit too high and cause the hand crank to not fit properly.

Brattons sells the original type springs. See attached picture.
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I enjoy your videos.

FYI: The one piece front motor mount spring assembly that you removed from your car is not original. It can allow the front of the motor to sit too high and cause the hand crank to not fit properly.

Brattons sells the original type springs. See attached picture.
We suspected that the mount was not original, but itís all getting replaced as the engine was compressing the springs flat. On the side of the engine, it appears to have the Float a Motor style, but weíre replacing the front with an original style mount and replacing the yoke (since the original was worn).

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Old 01-05-2020, 11:10 PM   #18
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Got the motor mount installed, nice to have the correct parts in place.


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