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Old 07-10-2016, 11:55 AM   #41
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I originally responded to what you stated...nothing more nothing less::;

(Quote) AACA does not mean much other than paint and interior & not necessarily up close (Quote)

I never said that you were not qualified or you did not know what you were looking at... I was just responding to the misinformation of your statement..

Since you're very familiar with the judging process I would assume you have seen a senior AACA judging sheet and the areas it covers on an automobile... It's more than paint and interior and not from a far....

Having put a Model A through a junior, senior last year and a grand national this year, having 3 completely different groups of judges at each meet I can say they are made up of very knowledgable Model A folks that know what they are looking at...I wouldn't be suprised if many are involved in fine point also..

This particular coupe in question won the senior in 2004, many things could have been altered or changed on the vehicle since then, as well as the cars you have seen with improper hardware etc. bearing a senior badge..

How many times have we seen a senior car at a show that's won the title many years ago and the car is F**D, this doesn't mean it was in this condition when it won. Many cars had a rough life after the senior win its very sad...
Yes this car is not perfect but has been pretty well preserved since the win and u can see the owner is anal about driving it..

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Old 07-10-2016, 12:34 PM   #42
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All other points being equal which will get a higher score, a Model A with a modern high-gloss paint or one with original lustre paint?
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A couple of years ago I saw an ad for a Victoria for sale from the same seller. It too was a very nice looking car and described in very much the same way. I think the video is still on youtube wth others he has offered for sale. I thought he was a collector who only liked the best.
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Old 07-10-2016, 01:24 PM   #44
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Rob Needs. Please sir tell us the reason for your fright! Wayne
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Old 07-10-2016, 02:08 PM   #45
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The car is parked on a slight incline. Why would they need a wheel chock on the rear wheel if the car was in gear and the hand brake engaged?

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Probably the same reason (in California anyway) you are required to turn the wheels to the curb when parked, even with a modern.

And mistakes happen. I came out of my house ~6 months ago and my Town Sedan was GONE!! I FREAKED OUT! I ran down my driveway (which is almost flat) to the front of the house and there it was, sitting in my neighbors front yard!! Thankfully it didn't hit anything. I swear I put the Parking brake on. Honest. It did make a slight turn and missed a tree but came to rest in my neighbor's Azaleas. (Whew! scared the heck out of me!)

Now when I park I use one of those wheel chocks that Harbor Freith carries. Cheep insurance, I won it in an "Opportunity Drawing" at a Club Meeting.
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Old 07-10-2016, 03:10 PM   #46
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This is a result of no chocks

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Old 07-10-2016, 03:32 PM   #47
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force of habit, I leave it in 1st or reverse when I park in addition to the parking brake
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Old 07-10-2016, 03:43 PM   #48
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My two lady friend passengers handle the particulars.....the one on the outside gets out and uses a foot as a chock, the one in the middle gets out and opens the gate, the procedure is reversed when I arrive on the other side of the gate!!!!
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My two lady friend passengers handle the particulars.....the one on the outside gets out and uses a foot as a chock, the one in the middle gets out and opens the gate, the procedure is reversed when I arrive on the other side of the gate!!!!
Careful, careful.... that sounds like a situation where you might have two foots in the grave...
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Careful, careful.... that sounds like a situation where you might have two foots in the grave...
NAHHH, they enjoy the foot massage and the mouth to mouth resuscitation....and they fight over who's going to be the chock!!!...............
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Old 07-10-2016, 04:42 PM   #51
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force of habit, I leave it in 1st or reverse when I park in addition to the parking brake
I would think most folks probably do that, but it would not take a steep hill to overcome the compression if the E brake had an issue..
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This is a result of no chocks

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And why I pack chocks (see them in my bumpers).

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Old 07-10-2016, 10:32 PM   #53
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My left hand service brake handle is quite easy to bump and kick off when getting into my truck. Made for a very interesting ride off my trailer one time a few years ago. Don't think anyone witnessed it but if they had they would probably had a chuckle to see a guy ride down the ramps with his butt sticking out a half opened door.
I keep a rubber wheel chock in place when ever I am at a show so just in case it get bumped by one of any number of people I let sit in my truck during the show. Very cheap insurance against unwanted movement.
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Old 07-17-2016, 05:09 PM   #54
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Yes i know of this car . did the pin striping back in 2003. Car has been sitting for the last 2 years due to owners wife's health and then his. Both died last year 2 weeks apart. Daughter locked up the place and did not care what happened to the car until it came time to sell it. Smell of mildew was in the car. BODY is solid but chassis was done poorly. A lot of repro, parts that's why i told my Godfather the car went as far award wise as it can go. A.A.C.A. First jr. award was twice to get.WHAT does that tell you....Hello. i wanted to buy the car BUT i know the value and THERE IS A ASS FOR EVERY SEAT [not mine] .Blue smoke ? well has 2 years of gas in it...p.s. [1929] best you ever seen ???? you friends of his OR you never went to a MARC / MAFCA NATIONAL MEET. ! You want to see CORRECT , BEAUTIFUL RESTORED CARS... FINE POINT JUDGING CARS !
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:27 AM   #55
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Sold for 23,900....
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:39 AM   #56
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not bad Mitch- someone made a nice profit!
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:51 AM   #57
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It's a nice coupe but has a few flaws and he's a good salesman never to announce the possible defects, I did notice a bit of smoke but it did seem to run well, wheels looked more like Straw unless colors were off.
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Seller has had about 1300 sales and not one unhappy buyer He must be doing something right! Wayne
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Old 07-18-2016, 10:14 AM   #59
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Does appear to be a very nice little coupe. You can't build it for anywhere close to that selling price. Lots of fun for that kind of money.
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Old 07-18-2016, 10:19 AM   #60
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I feel it was worth the money...repo sheet metal, mildew smell and all... I just don't like the guy was not honest and made up a whole false charade .... Nothing wrong with saying the owners passed away and he picked it up..

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