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Old 01-15-2021, 08:39 PM   #1
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Default if you could go back in time, what Model "A" parts would you bring back?

sure our money would not match but you guys would overcome that. and you would not necessarily go to 1928-31 since parts were abundant through at least the '30s at the same prices.

I'm guessing spark plugs, "accessories", '28-'29 radiator shells, Electrolocks?
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Old 01-15-2021, 08:55 PM   #2
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Parts?? I would bring back at least a couple of cars, straight off the showroom floor.
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Old 01-15-2021, 09:15 PM   #3
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a few clean gas tanks and some 400A ash trays.
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Old 01-15-2021, 09:25 PM   #4
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Deck lids 28 -29 and fenders and crates of engines .
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Old 01-15-2021, 10:18 PM   #5
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Walk right past the ford agency and find the local Dusenberg dealer
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Old 01-15-2021, 10:20 PM   #6
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Old 01-15-2021, 10:29 PM   #7
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Walk right past the ford agency and find the local Dusenberg dealer
A wise, wise move !
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Old 01-15-2021, 10:32 PM   #8
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If you brought back a car off the showroom floor you would depress the Fine Point Judging group.
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Old 01-16-2021, 12:11 AM   #9
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Ammeter. Popout switch. Houdaille shocks (though Stipes are very, very good.) Electric wiper. Trunk lid handle.
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Old 01-16-2021, 05:45 AM   #10
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Walk right past the ford agency and find the local Duesenberg dealer



overcome 10k for a chassis? dont think that would have been plausible for the likes of me.
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:16 AM   #11
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A truck load of engines
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:33 AM   #12
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Parts?? I would bring back at least a couple of cars, straight off the showroom floor.
I know exactly where you are coming from. It's easy to get wistful looking at those shiny cars on the dealers' showroom floors, knowing how well they operated as new vehicles.
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I would second the town car, 2nd town car delivery . But if it is a dream you mize well dream big .
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Old 01-16-2021, 10:39 AM   #14
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3X Spark Plugs
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Old 01-16-2021, 01:54 PM   #15
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The metal tire cover depicted in the service bulletins, some Unity Sport Lights with closed car brackets, some 1930-'31 fenders lights, a couple of sets of 1930-'31 fenders, at least 2 sets of 1931 running boards, a half dozen 1930-'31 radiators, a half dozen vacuum windshield wiper motors for a 1930-'31 closed car, a couple of gallons of Chickle & Copra Drab paints, 3"x5" original color samples of all domestic & foreign body paints, a set of all branch letters, one each of every owner's manual, and a complete set of service bulletins from 1903 thru 1954.
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Old 01-16-2021, 08:46 PM   #16
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Being primarily an early guy, I would grab as many open bail light switches, on-off-dim light/horn rods, Ford script slant pole coils, upper script fluted headlight lenses, Ford script drum tail lamps, wide bezel speedometers, early hubcaps, script ignition keys, script terminal box covers, wiring looms, radiator hoses, door check straps, red steering wheels, and all of the tire valve stems I could get!
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Old 01-17-2021, 04:27 PM   #17
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Quail radiator caps
Gas tanks (good idea)
Instrument panels/for oval speedometers
HEADLIGHT SOCKETS single and double bulb headlamps.........

AND a whole pallet box full of original fan belts... after seeing what they sell for
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Old 01-17-2021, 10:38 PM   #18
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Gas tanks, and Cowl bands
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Old 01-17-2021, 11:22 PM   #19
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Realistically , for me the majority of what I am in need of is already here (majority)
But my wish list would start with either a Cragar, McDowell, Green or other DOHC
head that would bolt directly to an A or B block..... Not too big of a wish !
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A 1930 hollow 2 piece RHD Canadian gear knob.
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