Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-30-2019, 06:24 PM   #1
M2M
Senior Member
 
M2M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: AUSTRALIA/USA/EU/RUSSIA
Posts: 821
Exclamation What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

__________________

M2M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2019, 07:29 PM   #2
Stretch Cab
Senior Member
 
Stretch Cab's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 547
Default Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

It's an antique, go ahead and buy it you can always get your money out of it!
__________________
Are you listening to me or waiting to talk?
Stretch Cab is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 09-30-2019, 07:33 PM   #3
ursus
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,041
Default Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

You must have valve seats installed, otherwise the unleaded gas will cause burned valves.
ursus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2019, 07:34 PM   #4
thom
Senior Member
 
thom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: western NC
Posts: 126
Default Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

Put a small block Chevy in that Model A. Street Rods are worth twice as much.
thom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2019, 08:03 PM   #5
J Franklin
Senior Member
 
J Franklin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: oregon
Posts: 3,972
Default Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

Drive it like you stole it!

That was OK when you could get a new engine for a few hundred dollars.
J Franklin is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2019, 09:00 PM   #6
BRENT in 10-uh-C
Senior Member
 
BRENT in 10-uh-C's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Eastern Tennessee
Posts: 9,022
Default Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

Ummmm, ...pretty much any advice written on these social media Model-A sites!!
__________________
.

BRENT in 10-uh-C
.
www.model-a-ford.com
...(...Finally Updated!! )

.
BRENT in 10-uh-C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2019, 09:09 PM   #7
chrs1961815
Senior Member
 
chrs1961815's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Spring Grove, Illinois
Posts: 509
Default Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

If you only have one piece to prime, don't bother with the gun. Just mix it and pour it on!
__________________
"The more things change, the more they stay the same."
chrs1961815 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2019, 10:05 PM   #8
johnneilson
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: 34.22 N 118.36 W
Posts: 362
Default Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

Go to the Ford Barn Model "A" forum for advise
__________________
As Carroll Smith wrote; All Failures are Human in Origin.
johnneilson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2019, 10:11 PM   #9
Mike V. Florida
Senior Member
 
Mike V. Florida's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 14,019
Send a message via AIM to Mike V. Florida
Default Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

You need to change XYX to more "modern" parts to make the car really drivable.
__________________
What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them. - Henry Ford II
Mike V. Florida is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2019, 10:32 PM   #10
TerryH
Senior Member
 
TerryH's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Fountain Valley, Calif.
Posts: 779
Default Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

You need lead or zinc additives today...
TerryH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2019, 10:50 PM   #11
PalAl
Senior Member
 
PalAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Orangeville Illinois
Posts: 134
Default Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

It's rebuilt............. ran like a top when I parked it!
PalAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2019, 11:09 PM   #12
dumb person
Senior Member
 
dumb person's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: South pacific island
Posts: 1,591
Default Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

"You NEED 12 volts".
lol nope.
__________________
<Link> This is how we roll<Link>

"I'm Convinced that no one really reads posts anymore; they just fabricate what they think the post says then ramble on about red herrings."--Bob
Outcasts rules of old cars
#1 Fun is imperative, mainstream is overrated
#2 If they think it is impossible, prove them wrong
#3 If the science says it impossible you are not being creative enough.
#4 No shame in recreating something you never had
#5 If it were not for the law & physics you would be unstoppable
dumb person is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2019, 11:21 PM   #13
M2M
Senior Member
 
M2M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: AUSTRALIA/USA/EU/RUSSIA
Posts: 821
Default Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

Quote:
Originally Posted by PalAl View Post
It's rebuilt............. ran like a top when I parked it!

also good is:


"it's restored"
"patina"
__________________

M2M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2019, 11:53 PM   #14
Magicbox51
Senior Member
 
Magicbox51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Walla Walla, WA
Posts: 572
Default Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

Someone once told me to sell my 64-1/2 Mustang.... and I did. Went many years, then bought a '29 Tudor.
__________________
-Bill G
Magicbox51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2019, 07:58 AM   #15
marty in Ohio
Senior Member
 
marty in Ohio's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elyria, Ohio
Posts: 521
Default Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

You need to chop the top about three inches.
Marty
marty in Ohio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2019, 08:03 AM   #16
Mike Peters
Senior Member
 
Mike Peters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: South East Wisconsin
Posts: 648
Default Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

You can fix anything on a Model A with baling wire.
Mike Peters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2019, 09:04 AM   #17
old31
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,014
Default Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

Dont worry, Model A's never leak.
old31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2019, 10:23 AM   #18
katy
Senior Member
 
katy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2,130
Default Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

It's like money in the bank.
__________________
Don't go away mad, just go away.
katy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2019, 12:11 PM   #19
runewilliam_merc
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 13
Default Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

One guy told me that it was smart to put the oil in the freezer before filling the engine for first startup after rebuiliding....
The oil warning light would would go out instantly!

I did not follow his advise, and when I explained how oil systems worked he actually agreed that it would be smarter to heat the oil!

Rune Waltoft from Norway
runewilliam_merc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2019, 12:13 PM   #20
amodel25
Senior Member
 
amodel25's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Crowley, TX
Posts: 310
Default Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

A down draft carburetor works better than an updraft on a Model A. You have gravity working for you.
amodel25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:31 AM.