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Old 01-25-2019, 04:34 PM   #1
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Hello dear oldtimer friends.


For several weeks I use this forum here. At home there are few connoisseurs.

I bought my '28 Roadster in November from a dealer. He bought the car from 'Classic Car Auctions' (Florida or California).

I still have a 1947 "Gangster" limousine. The Citroen 11 CV. He is restored exactly. So it will be my "A" too.

In the 70's, I was in quality control at Ford factory. (At that time the same key was used for the oil screw in the rear axle as in the "A"!)

One of my problems is that I'm overly ambitious when restoring. But I always get the old patina or I do make it like old.

It is very nice, how well one here in this forum is helped.




Good cooperations! (My English is not good.)


Wrote 5 books about model engines. Other hobbies are flying big model airplanes,. As co flying airplanes (Cessna 140, C 172 Rocket, JoDel R 400). Amazonas & salt water tanks. (Aquarium).
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Old 01-25-2019, 07:27 PM   #4
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Old 01-25-2019, 07:29 PM   #5
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Welcome! Very nice Auto!
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Welcome, and don't worry about your English. In school, we learn that the first 'rule' of English is - 'there are no rules'..... Good Luck!
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Hallo Werner: Herzlich Willkommen bei Ford Barn!

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Willkommen. Ich haben auch eine 1929 roadster. Nicht sehr gut, Ihnen hat besser.
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Old 01-26-2019, 04:46 PM   #9
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Welcome!

Your roadster colors are like my 1929 car.

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Jim, What is the name of color on your Phaeton?
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Werner,

Welcome to the Forum. I have a 29 Roadster - my first real antique car. I was into old tractors, mainly John Deere and old make and break engines. Sold all that stuff when we retired to Florida but not the Model A. I also flew model airplanes control line for many years and still do occasionally. I am learning more about the Model A every day and enjoying it. Sounds like we have a lot in common. Don't hesitate to PM with a question. I enjoy the comradery ! Jim
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:10 PM   #12
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Hello Oldies!


It is very nice for me to be so kindly welcomed. It seems that Germany is not unpopular. Elvis Presley enjoyed it, and Peggy March lives in Munich too.



Now it is midnight in Central Europe; good night.
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Jim, What is the name of color on your Phaeton?
That is a Balsam Green body with Valley Green belt.

The yellow train depot building changes the hue of the green in the photo a bit.

Here's another photo of the same car in a setting with green and brown behind it, and without direct light on it. It improves the look of the green.

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Old 01-31-2019, 03:55 PM   #14
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Hello at all.


Sometimes I want to write something about how I feel about my roadster.



It was bought by a dealer: http://www.classic-carauction.com/se...auctionid=9188



I bought it in Germany in November. Unfortunately, the previous owner hid, he does not want to have any contact. I can not understand that and find that very sad. I like to hear old stories and pictes of the car's live in the past.


I stripped the car and preserved it with Ardrox AV 15. This is a special very thin transparent corrosion protection wax used by Boeing and airbus. At the moment I am still working on the rear axle. New spring, new dampers, fixed brakes. That will take one week I think & hope.
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Nice looking cars Werner. They are the universal language. My brother has some very close friends in Germany and he vacations there every couple of years. His wife is Canadian and she was working there when he met her.
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Welcome. Beautiful car.
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Hi Werner,
I love your Citroen. I worked as a civilian chemist in Frankfort AM in the early 70s for the US Army Criminal Investigation Lab. I saw a few of the Citreons like yours hiding out in back alley garages and always wanted to buy one, but never accomplished that dream. They remind me of my 1934 Ford. I would still love to find one, but I have never seen one for sale in the US.
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Welcome; You have a beautiful car.You mentioned that you like to preserve the patina on old things. Could you explain a little about that. I am currently doing a PU that I would like to keep the rust look and avoid painting it . Thanks in advance. Jack
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Werner, is that a German Shorthair? I have one of those. She is 13 years old and the same color as yours. I also have a '28 roadster but it is not nearly as nice looking as yours. I was stationed in your country for 17 months in the late 50's, Pirmasens (near Kaiserslautern) where I learned some German and can still speak and understand some.
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Hello Jack.

I did not understand that sentense exactly. What does "make PU" mean? Is this PU varnish spray painting?

I try to get the old paint. If some must painted new, I "sand" very, verry fine after curing with the finest corund wet sandpaper (grain 2000) dull gloss. Then comes hard wax. Then the paint would polished. This gives a silky sheen, as if with great effort the much decades old nitrolack was maintained.

The Citroen I sanded and polished the whole car again. The Roadster does not have to be painted. He has no rust. But many "Katschen" (small chipped areas on the edges). I dab it with a fine brush. No more.

I want to see that the car is over 90 years old. No want a wedding car.
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No, it is my wife!

Or do you mean the dog? The dog was rescued from a killing station in Greece. A mixture with something "Münsterländer".
Near Kaiserslautern is the Air Base Ramstein. The largest of Europe.

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