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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,233
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Parked in the garage

I have never put a drop of additive in any motor. I keep my cars forever. I just retired my 06 f150 with 300,000. Expedition is pushing 200k. My 'antique' will sit for awhile, I start it at least...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,375
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: 1930 Tudor accident

I am glad things are working out for you. As far as a salvage title, I dont think I would willingly buy a car with one, however as has been stated I would surmise about 90% of old cars have been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,705
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Storing restored model A without a garage or carport

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Just an fyi, these shipping containers are very easily broken into. We used to use them on our jobsites. After we lost about $15k worth of tools we would only put material in them and clearly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,375
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: 1930 Tudor accident

The big problem with the buy back is now I would surmise the car will have a salvage title? May effect future values and did you check to see if it can be insured with such?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,536
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: tyre preservation. suggestions please.

To the OP, if you are trying to revive those cracked tires you will be better off getting new. I would never run an old tire especially one that has dry rotted. Perhaps you are trying to prevent this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,375
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: 1930 Tudor accident

So sorry to hear, hope you are ok. Flying objects are always a danger, who would've thought it would be the back seat! An insurance update would def be good as per Keith. There was a fellow on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,705
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Storing restored model A without a garage or carport

Can you rent a mini warehouse building? Depending on the level of restoration and the weather conditions during the outside storage options may vary. If its going to be relatively dry and somewhat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: NADA Pricing Guide

I do not own an A but desire to. I have been looking (not seriously, no room right now) for the last 5 yrs or so. I check hemmings mostly, keep an eye out for auction prices, and any classifieds. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,054
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: shipping a head

I would build a plywood box and pack it in foam or bubble wrap to keep it from bouncy around too much. If its under the weight limit you can ship it ups or fed ex. If its too heavy fed ex ground. My...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,360
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Hagerty Insurance

I have Grundy and spoke with them on the phone when I got the policy. They allow driving your car at anytime for just about anything. You cannot use it for daily use and you cannot use it for work....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 999
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Reselling parts bought from the dealers

This was the same theory on another forum I peruse. There was a seller with a gas tank that was something stupid like $12,000.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,642
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Engine numbers donít match

Sorry for the hijack, but if this is the car in question, no offense but that ones good for 10k at best! Top side doesnt look too bad but there is a lot of rust and rusted out parts underneath. 19k...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,642
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Engine numbers donít match

I would not think a swapped motor (i.e. numbers not matching the car) would be that big of a deal, however a 'fresh' looking v.i.n. affixed to the car may be cause for hesitation. I would clarify...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,558
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Fake, Phony, and False

2 sides to every story. Always need to be carefull when posting want ads. I have bought a lot of car parts over the net and am happy to say I have never been ripped off. I only by from people I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,056
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: ideas on a cheap wash tub?

I have the heavy tub from TSC that we used to wash dogs in. Havent had the big dogs or used it for that for years but its still around and in good shape. That would def. do the trick. My other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,881
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Decided against turn signals.....what about this idea?

Isnt there some sort of magnetic base light that you could add when you want to go for a drive. I am with you on originality but my safety trumps that. Too many distracted drivers, and people in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Body Shims

My experience is with 70's cars not A's, these shims are quite common. Used to align sheet metal. Once the bolt is tight I have yet seen one work loose and the shims fall out. Dont know about using...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,243
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Blue Ribbon Restorations

The beauty of this hobby is that there are many different ways to enjoy your car. Some get that enjoyment from simply driving, some restoring whether it be for a concours or cruise night.
I too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,243
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Blue Ribbon Restorations

Curious as to the intent of the original post. Is the OP working on one? I do understand the comment excluding pro's, no offense to any of those present I'm sure. I am in the final stages myself (not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,770
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: current phenomena ................

I just bought a 2013 F150. I have been looking since about this time last year. This past sept I finally pulled the plug and got one. For the same price I paid for my truck in Sept I could have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,648
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Preparing for the end.

Like them or not you need to consult an attorney and get a will. Things need to be spelled out. Let the lawyer know whom you want to have what. As far as parts that have been accumulated, get rid of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,539
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: Preserved Time Warp - Unrestored Two-Owner 36K Mile Early 29 with Wonderful Patin

I think the word 'patina' is over used in todays car world. It is justified with this car. Another current trend is to keep cars original. Not all cars should be left that way. Too many rust buckets...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,452
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: My cousin in Florida saw this old picture at a Cracker Barrel, this morning!

Cool Pic. It very well may be regional, if the store is in Fla, this may even be Daytona. Cars on the beach there go as far back as there were cars. I too think these are skim boards. I had always...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,503
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: ok new old 29 roadster...... preservation?

Good question. Recently a discussion on another forum. IMO, if the car is presentable, get the mechanicals running safely and enjoy the heck out of it. Restoration is a VERY deep bunny hole. On the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,998
Posted By 77Birdman
Re: For those who don't have a four post lift......

Not a model A, but I will use jack stands but only many at a time in case one or two fail. I have gone to cribbing I made out of some scrap 2x material I had. I bought a low profile jack from Harbor...
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