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Old 08-01-2019, 11:15 AM   #1
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Hey everyone, i just acquired a 1931 Ford model a and am very excited to sail the pavement in this piece of history. Also, im very excited to become part of this online community. I am in Clarkston, Michigan. 40 minutes away from Henry Fords old home in Greenfield Village. The model a will be maintained as stock as possible.

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Old 08-01-2019, 11:31 AM   #4
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Well let's see a pic of the old girl you lucky fellow.
Congratulations and welcome to the barn
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Old 08-01-2019, 11:35 AM   #5
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Tudor, fodor, ragtop, coupe?
My wife is from Michigan, fenton. Been to the henry ford museum, one day is not enough
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:24 PM   #7
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She is a beauty
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:30 PM   #8
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Wow, that is nice, just one thing wrong, your garage...it's to clean.
Whats your address, I'll come over with some of the boys and help you fix that.
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:37 PM   #9
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lol you and your boys wont be coming near my garage. and thanks guys, again im really excited. got a few kinks to work out but for the most part hes ready to go!
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:44 PM   #10
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Very nice looking car, congrats....
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:49 PM   #11
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lol you and your boys wont be coming near my garage. and thanks guys, again im really excited. got a few kinks to work out but for the most part hes ready to go!

You might want to consider: The Whitness Protection Program with a car clean as that
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:51 PM   #12
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Welcome, Sparta,
And don't hesitate to ask questions. These guys know kinks.
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:52 PM   #13
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Have you joined a car club yet , the Eastside A’s or oakleaf are both great clubs in your area .best of luck and welcome to the hobby
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Old 08-01-2019, 02:42 PM   #14
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Awesome time machine. Welcome to the community.
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Old 08-01-2019, 03:14 PM   #15
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Hi Spartan.
Your garage reveals your profession. You are a hospital theatre surgeon.
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:06 PM   #16
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Yah, beautiful garage. Mine would look like that too, if I didn't have so DARN MUCH STUFF. And 4 cars in a 3 car garage.
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:09 PM   #17
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Very nice, congratulations! You need to scoot down to the MARC Gathering in Dearborn next week.
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:27 PM   #18
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Great looking car/ Love the color. Enjoy. I too just purchased a '31 and am new to the whole Model A thing.
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Old 08-01-2019, 05:42 PM   #19
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Congrats Sparta and Humperhill. I too am a newbie to the Model A. Picked mine up last Friday. So far have got about 70 miles on it. Great fun!
Since the engine is new rebuilt, I am trying to break it in. Finding several items that need attention since this restoration sat for several years before I got it.
Fuel gauge inoperative. Mixture control keeps vibrating out to way so rich. Hit a big pothole yesterday and thought I broke the front left wheel. Need to take up the play in the steering and so on it goes.
I find that anytime I pick up a new to me antique vehicle, I spend at least a month or more attempting to dial the thing in. Seems like the Model A is no exception.
Oh, I would be afraid to show my other vehicles in my garage. I can't even put my tools away anymore!
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:14 PM   #20
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Welcome Dirtrack, that is a handsome machine.....
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