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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By ericr
Re: Happy Halloween

I knew you had lost weight but I didn't know you were that thin.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By ericr
Re: Scammers are out in force

Alas, I use Microsoft Edge for my sins and not the various other browsers listed.
But thanks for your reply.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By ericr
Re: Scammers are out in force

Governor, how do you do a reverse search?

(signed),

Ignorant
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 857
Posted By ericr
Re: Andy Hardy Movies

Didn't Andy's car have V-8 wheels on it and also a non-stock hood?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,040
Posted By ericr
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

-pretty informative discussion, sounds like the scrap movement ran the gamut of intentions and efficiency.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,040
Posted By ericr
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

LOL well if I said "shoot them in their rumble seat with a glory gun" would that
make it clearer? If not, I am merely saying that the authorities wanted to keep morale and support high for the war...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,040
Posted By ericr
Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

Has anybody heard that the scrap drives (with the exception of aluminum) were really not needed and were designed to ballyhoo the population for the War effort?

I know that copper was a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By ericr
Re: Verification of Substitute Ignition Switch

-do you mean I have been vindicated, slightly?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By ericr
Re: Ford verse Chevrolet

I think I have said this before, but some of Dad's contemporaries had like used, 10-year old Chevrolets in the late '30s and commented that they had to install carriage bolts through the doors to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By ericr
Re: Verification of Substitute Ignition Switch

wow, case closed, I am glad I didn't have a bet riding on this LOL ten lashes with an Electrolock armored cable for me!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By ericr
Re: Ford verse Chevrolet

one factor that no one mentioned was the great reputation and likeability that the owner of the Ford Motor Company had, despite his blips in the '20s. He was a larger-than-life personality in his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By ericr
Exclamation Verification of Substitute Ignition Switch

I believe parts catalogs have stated that the substitute ignition switch (the one with no armored cable, just a thin wire) was carried by Ford dealers after the
Model "A" era. Maybe Electrolock...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,248
Posted By ericr
Re: Distributor Removal Tip Re Ignition Cable Clamp

do you guys think the car came with the clamp installed to delay/deter theft? surely a thief had to disable the distributor from the cable to (somehow) start the car to steal it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,781
Posted By ericr
Re: Posting this for a chuckle, unless you're grumpy, in which case you may hate it

this is hard for me to figure out. we talk here a lot as to whether the hobby is diminishing or not, some of us think it is. so how/why does somebody post an ad like that?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,313
Posted By ericr
Re: Garage lights

so all we need to do is to connect two wires into one tombstone? do you know what the colors would be of those two wires?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,313
Posted By ericr
Re: Wisdom of Stopping Engine by Choking It Out

well there would still be some cylinder and valve rotation as the engine conked out, wouldn't some gas get expelled through the exhaust valves?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,693
Posted By ericr
Re: Will there be any model As left?

is there any scientific opinion as to whether petroleum is still being formed inside the earth?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,313
Posted By ericr
Re: Wisdom of Stopping Engine by Choking It Out

hhmmm....what did he think about turning the ignition off and on while driving to make it backfire?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,313
Posted By ericr
Wisdom of Stopping Engine by Choking It Out

is this practice harmful to the engine in any way? Sure makes re-starting easier, though.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,110
Posted By ericr
Re: Pretty good car....

youngsters, Senator Claghorn was a character on the Fred Allen Show that was an exaggeration of a stereotyped politician from the South. Foghorn Leghorn on the Warner Bros. cartoons was apparently a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,110
Posted By ericr
Re: Pretty good car....

Well, like Senator Claghorn used to say, "that's a joke, son".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,110
Posted By ericr
Re: Pretty good car....

-sounds very familiar to me. one of Dad's friends had a '58 Cadillac (remember how huge those were?) and the passenger door would swing open when he drove into a gas station or otherwise banked the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By ericr
Re: Ford Factories

do most of them feature a kind of cream-colored brick trim incorporated into them as a kind of accent?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,222
Posted By ericr
Re: Helpful Tips: Removing Perch Bolts From The Front Axle, Model A

this might be in the realm of the absurd, but would dry ice, or even whatever level of liquid nitrogen one can buy on E-Bay, affect how tight the perch is stuck?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 747
Posted By ericr
Re: Who Will Fix Your Model "A"? "Mr. Nobody"

do you think one reason some people collect old cars is a feeling of nostalgia for everyday life in those earlier eras? although we know our ancestors had huge problems, we have the benefit of...
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