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Old 09-13-2020, 12:07 PM   #1
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Every day I see adds: parting out this model A or rolling chassis for sale, Im keeping body. Will there be any original cars left?
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Old 09-13-2020, 12:20 PM   #2
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in 100 years, absolutely..............
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Old 09-13-2020, 12:42 PM   #3
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Yes, the good ones will still be with us.

At some point even the best of antiques gets to the point that it’s time has come.

USS Constitution is less than 10 percent original.

Outside, used in the weather, poorly maintained, many different owners. That’s what will kill any antique.

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Old 09-13-2020, 12:49 PM   #4
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Nope,we have the last ones.And I hopped up mine
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Old 09-13-2020, 01:04 PM   #5
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They will still be around: Chopped and channeled on a 32 look-a- like frame, 32 replica FG radiator shroud, power steering, semi independent rear suspension, air conditioned, fuel injected V8, electronic ignition etc. ect. ect. Driven only to car shows and mall cruise-in’s.
Here in Tennessee they have the audacity to then put antique tags on them.
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Old 09-13-2020, 02:12 PM   #6
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There won't be any gasoline in ten years anyway
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Old 09-13-2020, 04:01 PM   #7
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In 10 years there will be an increase in stills, some for me and the bad stuff for the cars
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Old 09-13-2020, 06:07 PM   #8
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In 10 years there will be an increase in stills, some for me and the bad stuff for the cars
Thats all a refinery is,a churched up likker still..reckon crude oil will be pennies for a barrel,Im sure some greaser will be cooking gasoline on the down low for the brothers
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Old 09-13-2020, 04:22 PM   #9
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There won't be any gasoline in ten years anyway
That's my thinking too but I think as fossil fueled cars are taken off the road, it will take more than 10 years for it to disappear. The writing is on the wall though.
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Old 09-14-2020, 10:03 AM   #10
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That's my thinking too but I think as fossil fueled cars are taken off the road, it will take more than 10 years for it to disappear. The writing is on the wall though.
May not be any coupes or roadsters but sedans will live on as solar technology continues to improve. The flat roofs of the sedans will be adorned with solar panels. Some of those cars might even be equipped with popup wind sails for use on windy and cloudy days. Never underestimate the resourcefulness of the Model A folks.
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Old 09-13-2020, 04:29 PM   #11
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The A's and gasoline cars will be around forever, just you wait and see.
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Old 09-13-2020, 05:36 PM   #12
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Sort of ironic.....
Those that are buying parts from those “parting out” are generally building one from parts!
Out of the ashes comes another one!!
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Old 09-13-2020, 06:08 PM   #13
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Will there be any left in 10 years, 100 years?

It can probably be estimated fairly close, and will most likely look like an exponential decay curve, with the lowest section of the curve being almost flat for a very long time.

We know how many Model A's there were at the end of 1931.
We would need a couple of data points from the past (i.e. 1940, 1950, 1960) when the number of registered Model A's were known.
And we need to know how many are left right now, or somewhat recently in the past.

Does anyone know how many are left today?
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Yep, but probably converted to a warp drive using dilithium crystals.
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There will be gas and Model A Fords for all our lifetimes. Don’t let the pessimists push the panic button on you.
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There will be gas and Model A Fords for all our lifetimes. Dont let the pessimists push the panic button on you.
I like your optimistic attitude
Could you please cite some facts that support your opinion?
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I like your optimistic attitude
Could you please cite some facts that support your opinion?
Known and proven world oil reserves are calculated to be 47 years. The CanadianTar Sands alone could well double that!
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Known and proven world oil reserves are calculated to be 47 years. The CanadianTar Sands alone could well double that!
recoverable reserves based on hydraulic fracturing is huge,however we are not running out of oil,we are running out of sensible people.the current fires are being blamed on global warming,and that sells,global warming runs directly against petroleum.State and federal grants for the purchase of electric vehicles often put their price well under conventional fueled vehicles.smooth clean and quiet,and from a mechanics perspective easy to work on.software diagnostic tools are dumbed down to moron level.Large corporations are leading the charge,Amazon will be all electric with their delivery fleet in less than ten years.

one thing the pandemic taught us is how quickly things can change without much due process..
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Known and proven world oil reserves are calculated to be 47 years. The CanadianTar Sands alone could well double that!
Correction, "Canadian OIL sands" and yes, it does matter. Not to derail this thread but, funny thing about the oil sands. The eco terrorists have a coronary if a barrel or two of crude gets spilled yet they fight tooth and nail to prevent the oil companies from effectively cleaning up the worlds largest natural "oil spill" in the oil sands. Most don't know this but there are creeks and rivers that have had oil seeping into them for a millennia and the trees are scrubby and poor anywhere the oil sands are close to the surface. Where the sands have been mined and reclaimed the replanted trees are healthy and strong. Mining the oil sands is good for the local environment even if we DIDN'T have a use for the crude. Anyways, WAY off topic, sorry, just wanted to set the record straight.
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Correction, "Canadian OIL sands" and yes, it does matter. Not to derail this thread but, funny thing about the oil sands. The eco terrorists have a coronary if a barrel or two of crude gets spilled yet they fight tooth and nail to prevent the oil companies from effectively cleaning up the worlds largest natural "oil spill" in the oil sands. Most don't know this but there are creeks and rivers that have had oil seeping into them for a millennia and the trees are scrubby and poor anywhere the oil sands are close to the surface. Where the sands have been mined and reclaimed the replanted trees are healthy and strong. Mining the oil sands is good for the local environment even if we DIDN'T have a use for the crude. Anyways, WAY off topic, sorry, just wanted to set the record straight.
No correction needed just your apology. The correct name is Canadian Tar Sands aka Canadian Oil Sands.
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