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Old 12-09-2014, 10:42 AM   #21
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I've always called them Model A . In past times I've had older people correct me and say its A model , not model A. I always try and just humor such people.
I do pretty much the same when they ask me about my Model T.
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:24 AM   #22
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Chief said, "call me anything, as long as you call me for supper" He always
called them A Models. Have you noticed that when you refer to a car by year only, it is automatically a FORD!
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:44 AM   #23
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I do pretty much the same when they ask me about my Model T.
I've often had people call mine a T model . I mostly don't try and explain the difference because they still wouldn't understand the difference any way .
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:47 AM   #24
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i say
tuuuudor
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Old 12-09-2014, 02:03 PM   #25
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Ford Model A would refer to the early Twentieth Century cars, the first Model A.
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:17 AM   #26
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My experience with talking to people outside of collector car circles is they have no idea what a "Model A" or "Ford Model A" is. I interpret their blank stares as a complete lack of understanding. I have to pull out my iPhone and show them a picture of the car. After seeing the picture, they recognize it. When I explain that the cars were built just prior to and the during the Great Depression, they understand the historical context.
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Old 12-10-2014, 01:55 PM   #27
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Then theres the ones that have never had a model A but proceed to tell you whats not correct about your model A .
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:45 PM   #28
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'The Coupe'
... Until she ain't runnin' right. Then she's 'The Croup'
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:05 PM   #29
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Then theres the ones that have never had a model A but proceed to tell you whats not correct about your model A .
Such as, You say its all Original, Why do you have an Alternator on it ?? (P/H) !!
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Such as, You say its all Original, Why do you have an Alternator on it ?? (P/H) !!
I had an alternator on the coupe when I used it for a dailey driver . Some with good manners would say if I had one I would want it to have a generator, as if I cared .
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