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    I named one of my cars Lucy she is on the left because just about every fastener was loose when we got her.
    It's amazing she just didn't just fall apart when going for a drive.

    The other (R/S) Tudor is Paul named after my father who passed when I was 10. He had a Tudor just like this and I remember going for family rides all over town. Restoring this car was a labor of love in his name.

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    1~1931 Tudor ~ Dad
    2~1930 Tudor's ~ Lucy & Paul


    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    I named mine Norah D. Norah jones was playing on the radio station right after loading her up on the trailer to bring home for the first time. D was just an initial for Dillinger. Sounds fitting for the era. It was all for nothing though since my family calls her Stanley as in Stanley steamer , even though that is a totally different vehicle.

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    • #3
      I have named all my Model A's after my wife and 2 daughters my coupe is called Annie after my wife and oldest daughters middle name.I have run out of names now does that mean I cant have anymore Model A's??

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      • #4
        For lack of a better name, I have named my July '28 Tudor, "Beast". I believe the name appropriate as to get it from the carrier that delivered it, we had to push it because someone between Michigan and So Cal left the headlight switch on and you know what that means, yup, dead battery.

        So, right from the start, Beast has been a pusher.

        Now, I have the Beast tuned so well that I no longer need to use the choke when stone cold. This street Beast starts easier than my fuel injected modern. I hop in, open the fuel valve, remove my driving gloves from the left pocket, turn the key on and push the starter button, fires in less than a revolution!!


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        "We do not stop playing because we grow old;
        We grow old because we stop playing ...
        NEVER Be The First To Get Old!" Pilfered from the MAFC SA Newsletter

        I JUST CAN'T FIX STUPID!!

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        • WMWS
          WMWS commented
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          Wiz, what size tires are on your car.

        • DaWizard
          DaWizard commented
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          They are General 205/70 R16

        • WMWS
          WMWS commented
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          Thanks Wiz. I think I may try 195/80r16. A little taller and skinnier. Where did you get your hub caps.

        • DaWizard
          DaWizard commented
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          CW Moss, they have repops with and without the V8 logo. The fit and finish are excellent.

        • WMWS
          WMWS commented
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          Thanks Wiz

        • DaWizard
          DaWizard commented
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          One thing, you will need to change the turtle gear to something smaller than what you have to get the speedo even close. Since I have the 3-70:1 rearend, I went with a custom cut turtle to fit the 17t gear.

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        Tess

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        • #6
          My model t is Lizzy and my a is henrietta.

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          • #7
            My Model A pickup is called little blue. Because it is smaller than my late model blue truck, which is big blue.

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            • #8
              Fred, in honor of the previous owner of 40 plus years and Fred Carlson AA guru "who" I happened to steal the Fred logo from.

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              • #9
                My '30 A fordor had "Hector" painted on the dash when my folks gave to me in high school.

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                • #10
                  Minerva was named for one of Pats' ancestors. I made up Vermin, from extra made up letter stickers.
                  Bill Cheep

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                  • #11
                    The coupe is Burt from the former owner. The Tudor because of the green color looked Irish. So named her Dar Murphy after an Irish lass my wife didn't know about.

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                    • #12
                      "Rusty" .....the whole damn vehicle. Nothing had not been seized by rust sitting in the elements for decades.....

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                      • Mitch
                        Mitch commented
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                        You passed the rust journey mans test with flying colors. What a fabulous job you did as most folks would have ran as fast as they could.
                        The next test is a Model A that's been sitting on the ocean floor for 85 years,,, u can do

                      • Beauford
                        Beauford commented
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                        Thanks for the kind words and your help!!

                    • #13
                      My 1930 coupe is named Thelma. My mother's middle name that she got from her aunt Thelma.

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                      • #14
                        Although the original signage says I should call it Clyde, I call it Edna after the lady I bought the delivery from. Her husband Lloyd and my Grandpa went to school together and were life long friends. When I was in grade school she was one of our substitute teachers. So I knew her for many years and had great respect for her. Edna passed away 4 years ago. Several other connections between our families over a few generations. Rod
                        At some point in time standardization was a creative idea.

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                        • #15
                          My Daughter, Cindy, thinks it's STUPID to name cars. I'm trying to get her to name her NEW HOUSE, wish me luck!
                          My house is, "ADOBE del PERRO":
                          Bill Useless

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                          • BILL WILLIAMSON
                            BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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                            Owning a Rat Terrier, we play on RAT/MOUSE stuff, SO I named him "VERMIN"!
                            Once, Gregg (RIP) put WHITE RICE on the BLACK carpet, in the rumble & sed, "I think a WHITE RAT is livin' in this car"!
                            Dad Rat (The only thing that's better than a Dad Rat, is a DEAD RAT!)

                        • #16
                          My 1928 Fordor I call 'Edith' after a wonderful lady who opened her house to us to stay while at Hershey. We could walk to the field. Her husband was a trolley conductor for the line that ran thru Hershey. 'Edith' had never see the Hershey show so I put her up front in the Fordor and drove her past.
                          At eighty she was still mowing her own lawn with a push mower.

                          My car on the other hand calls me 'Stupid' and reminds me often.

                          JB

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                          • #17
                            My Tudor is named 'Gertie' after my mother-in-law. Dunno why, she just looks like a Gertie!

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                            • #18
                              Maggie May, after the song by Rod Stewart.
                              she didn't look as good in the morning, as she did the night before.

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                              • #19
                                Bonnie is her name. (I'm preparing wifie for Clyde some day).

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                                • #20
                                  Ms. Daisy. Why she told me so ;)

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                                  • #21
                                    Mitch,
                                    You complained about LOOSE FASTENERS, "maybe" the car was assembled by a "LOOSE" LADY????
                                    KDad

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                                    • Mitch
                                      Mitch commented
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                                      That's possible HAH

                                      Did woman work the main assembly line?

                                  • #22
                                    My 1929 Roadster is called the "clown car". One of the guys on F***B*** said my car would look like a clown car because of all the accessories I wanted to put on it. He was a stuffy nit-picker
                                    about the cars being factory standard only. I told him thanks, you just helped me name my car!

                                    My 1929 Chevrolet is called "old Tenn" as I purchased it in Tennessee.

                                    My 1931 deluxe roadster is called "Virginia". She was assembled in Virginia in '31, I purchased her in Virginia, my dad was from Virginia and my mom's name was Virginia. So kind'a a no-brainer
                                    on this name.

                                    Bob-A

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                                    • #23
                                      I have thought about naming my late 31 tudor, I have called it many names when it acts up :-)

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                                      • #24
                                        Briggs four door is called Clara and the Phaeton is called Henry , yes I am crazy

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                                        • #25
                                          A friend who lent me $75.00 to buy my first '30 coupe 61 years ago named it Flavius. It was the name of several notable emperors and generals of the Roman era. For that price, the car was certainly not notable in any way.

                                          Glen

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                                          • DaWizard
                                            DaWizard commented
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                                            Hey Glen, WELCOME to the VFF!!

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