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Old 07-01-2009, 09:37 PM   #16
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model a fords are about the only 4 wheeled things that still have my interest.

those brakes are fine.

rebuild it! drive it!

best of luck-
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:46 PM   #17
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Cool project. I had the fun of taking out my father-in-law's Model A truck a while back when visiting him. It is neat to drive and feel the past first hand. Reminded me of the feeling I get with my sidecar, slow and relaxing. + everybody waves as you go by.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7iWNslX3hs
(A short vid of my wife drivin the truck if you wana see)

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Old 07-01-2009, 09:57 PM   #18
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Cool project. I had the fun of taking out my father-in-law's Model A truck a while back when visiting him. It is neat to drive and feel the past first hand. Reminded me of the feeling I get with my sidecar, slow and relaxing. + everybody waves as you go by.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7iWNslX3hs
(A short vid of my wife drivin the truck if you wana see)

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Don't have speakers on my computer, but I enjoyed the video.

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Old 07-01-2009, 10:10 PM   #19
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Did they have turn signals and brake lights by '29?
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:14 AM   #20
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Sorry?

Mods can move this wherever they want, or delete it. I didn't know the world would come crashing down because of one car thread.. and I didn't feel like joining yet another forum.
We're gonna keep it here while you wrench ... we all love that shit and it's good cross training.

Then when you're all done and have gotten the grime off his hands, we'll all have our last says, and then I'll punt it to "Shiny Things" and let the rest of the FFs have a go at it.

But for the moment, it's Old School wrenching at it's finest.

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Old 07-02-2009, 01:13 PM   #21
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I remember when that happened

"Someone tired the Model A to their truck with a rope, and after stealing an old farm scale and a few other things, took off with it. They made it a couple miles down the road before the rope snapped. It crashed into a ditch where it rolled onto its side. As luck would have it, this ditch was in front of my grandmothers brothers house, I believe, and he called to asked the guys where they got the car. They took off and it ended up back at my grandfathers house, or my uncle Dave's house next-door, until present day."

I rode in that car when I was a kid, to Saint Peters with your grandfather. I grew up down the hill from your grandmother's house, and know your mother and uncles. Small world.

Best of luck, getting Bud's 'A' going!
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:25 PM   #22
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This place never ceases to amaze me.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:26 PM   #23
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"Someone tired the Model A to their truck with a rope, and after stealing an old farm scale and a few other things, took off with it. They made it a couple miles down the road before the rope snapped. It crashed into a ditch where it rolled onto its side. As luck would have it, this ditch was in front of my grandmothers brothers house, I believe, and he called to asked the guys where they got the car. They took off and it ended up back at my grandfathers house, or my uncle Dave's house next-door, until present day."

I rode in that car when I was a kid, to Saint Peters with your grandfather. I grew up down the hill from your grandmother's house, and know your mother and uncles. Small world.

Best of luck, getting Bud's 'A' going!
I love the Small World Dept. It seems to thrive here on ADVrider.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:52 PM   #24
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I was a little shocked myself

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I love the Small World Dept. It seems to thrive here on ADVrider.
As soon as I started reading this thread, I knew it was too much of a coincidence not to be Bud's 'ol A. Too cool.
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:01 PM   #25
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Laugh 30 roadster

I drove a 30 roadster for 25 years, mostly here in the mountains. It was great fun on a warm day and the only mod I did was a period correct overdrive. The mechanical brakes can be adjusted to be adequate even on our 10,000' passes, as you'll only use second gear up or down anyway.

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Old 07-02-2009, 10:27 PM   #26
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we got to talking about what this is. I knew at one time, but forgot by now. I suppose I could look it up somewhere.



I think something goes from that round piece down to a perch on the spring/linkage/whatever.
I get the idea it may be one of those early shock absorbers that had an arm mounted to that center stud, with a linkeage that then attached to the axle.
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:31 PM   #27
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Do it!



Maybe.
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:30 AM   #28
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But for the moment, it's Old School wrenching at it's finest.

Hear, hear!
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:28 AM   #29
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Cool.

I grew up playing on them as my Dad restored several Model A's. Learned to drive in a '29 pickup. As I recall, you could pull up on the gear shift and swing it out of the way to give the passenger a little more room?

"Key on, clutch in, advance the throttle, retard the spark, hit the starter button with your other foot. When it starts, advance the spark and retard the throttle to get a good idle. Put it in gear and go."
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Old 07-13-2009, 03:58 PM   #30
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I rode in that car when I was a kid, to Saint Peters with your grandfather. I grew up down the hill from your grandmother's house, and know your mother and uncles. Small world.

Best of luck, getting Bud's 'A' going!
Woah! I just checked back on this thread, with my mom standing right here and read that. How cool. She says hi.

We're still working in the old shed my grandpa built. My grandma still lives in that house. I'm there pretty much every day.

So, updates will be slow until next week, as I'll be attempting to attend the rally.

But;

July 7, 2009 Hours: ~0, Expenses: $60
Got block#2 back. They found a crack in it that I didn't see. They suggested that block#1 be used since the crack is in the valve seat, and those should be replaced with hardened ones anyway, so the repair weld could be done while in there anyway.

That night, we went to a local Model A club meeting. Met Jim Schild, author of one of the books I've been referencing. They all suggested a bearing guy in Illinois, if we need it, but didn't have any suggestions as to where to weld the block. So, we still plan on taking it to the place like 5 hours away.. with a few other projects.

July 11, 2009 Hours: ~2, Expenses: $0
Cleaned up the steering and brake components more. The pictures aren't really worth posting. I'm just greasing them back up and putting it together cleaned up. It all looks good sitting still, so we'll see how it handles in motion (hopefully within this year).

..

Oh, and thanks Putts for not moving this (yet). I'm not really as cranky as I make myself out to be sometimes..
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