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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 05:06 AM
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Views: 792
Posted By frankfalcone
Numbered steering column

Original steering column numbers
My car is 91 years old on February 14 when It was aquired there was 87000 miles,last registration was 57 years ago. Everything was original and when I show the car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By frankfalcone
Re: Red Steering Wheel Question

Henry Ford usually made changes for economic reasons but the early Fords had many changes to improve the original designs. I made a list of changes with dates for my February 14 1928 Tudor sedan...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By frankfalcone
Re: Red Steering Wheel Question

Red steering wheel used from the end of January 1928 to the end of February 1928. Grooved rim 13/16" narrow spokes. V-joints at the spoke and rim junction. Early wheel did not have the V-joint.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,548
Posted By frankfalcone
Re: So you have an all original car...OK...

I have a February 14 1928 Tudor. The interior of the car is exactly as it came from the factory. Grey cloth with a stripe ,that was dropped in February of 1928. I am sure there are very few examples...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,937
Posted By frankfalcone
Re: What's your favorite year and why?

The 1927 are unique . I didn't realize that until I acquire a February 1928 Tudor . Then went through the judging standards and was suprised at the similarly that my car has to the 1927s .When the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 862
Posted By frankfalcone
Gettysburg Photos - MARC 2017

Attached is a sampling of the cars that were at Gettysburg in July 2017 in case you weren't there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,142
Posted By frankfalcone
Re: Who's DRIVING to Gettysburg?

Have you ever seen four people go for a 140 mile drive in a model A pickup truck. Now you know the rest of the story.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,226
Posted By frankfalcone
Re: Early to mid 1928 Tudor Sedans out there?

Dawn grey dark car was only one color had a straw pin strip . Engine number 24981 no firewall number ,plant number A16455 steering column number 14678 manufacture date February 14 1928
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,226
Posted By frankfalcone
Re: Early to mid 1928 Tudor Sedans out there?

When the new judging standards came out I compared my Tudor to about 700 period correct items listed. My conclusion is that my car is not what someone assumes the early A should be it's the original....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,106
Posted By frankfalcone
Re: Seriously Drive NJ to Gettysburg?

Last year on my drive to Hershey the state trooper recommended I get off his road.Told me to take route 322 ,you can go 50 miles per hour there everybody on the turnpike is doing 80 . Next exit I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,257
Posted By frankfalcone
Re: Model "A" Day, Hellertown, PA, April 29, 2017

Planning on going driving my February 1928 Tudor sedan, that was brought back to life after a 57 year rest . It has early everything. The original interior and car are like a time capsule as to how...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2016, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,360
Posted By frankfalcone
Re: Carpet mat repair

The heel pad area is the same as the running board material. I removed the original section and cut a new piece to the original size.Then bought Velcro tape,tapped the rug and heel pad put the pieces...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,231
Posted By frankfalcone
Re: very early, early and mid-28 steering box number

The 2 door sedan number 24981 is a original car that was not run for 57 years when I bought it. The early parts were all there I even have the original interior with only a small wear spot in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,231
Posted By frankfalcone
Re: very early, early and mid-28 steering box number

February 14 1928 2 door sedan number 24981 steering column number 14678. There is no weld seam, one grease fitting on the top. Light switch rod engraved "on-off-dim". No bail or drain hole with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,120
Posted By frankfalcone
Re: Early 28 Original Interior

Here is a link to some additional photos. This type of interior was only used until February of 1928. Thanks for the post. -- Frank Falcone

https://goo.gl/photos/gBWwufoBm8xq8z4LA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,226
Posted By frankfalcone
Re: Early to mid 1928 Tudor Sedans out there?

Steve my February 14 1928 2 door sedan 24981 was at Niagara Falls. The original interior looks like it would have in 1940.The only ware is at the left foot rest .I know i can answer your early 1928...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,406
Posted By frankfalcone
Early 1928 Instruction Book mistake

I always felt misprints or mistakes were published for a reason, so there is something for everyone and some people are always looking for mistakes. This instruction book came with my February...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,295
Posted By frankfalcone
Re: spare tire carrier - pickup

About 40 years ago I had the same problem. My temporary repair was to install 3
Long carrage bolts thru the oak bed boars. The bolts had the same lay out as the wheel. I Installed a washer,lock...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,213
Posted By frankfalcone
Ford Manifold Heater

I took my early 1928 Ford #24981 2-door sedan to Hershey. It has the Ford car heater listed in the April 1929 Service Bulletins. Has anyone seen or have another?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,790
Posted By frankfalcone
Early 1928 tudor sedan Features

Special or Unique Features of
Early 1928 Fords and Car #A24981


Left hand squeeze grip handle emergency brake is the most recognizable early feature used with a single brake system.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,790
Posted By frankfalcone
Re: Early 1928 tudor sedan

It's still the original interior. It has a little wear in the rug, but otherwise the interior still looks much like new. The car sat from 1956 until about two weeks ago. Thank you for noticing the...
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