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    In addition to photos, keep a log of everything you do on your A: When and where you bought it; who you bought it from; what the mileage reading was; what you replace; what you repair; what you adjust; what you spend; date and mileage when you do service; where you buy a part. Everything. And always note the date and mileage of when you do it. I started doing this about 11 years ago. This is especially helpful if you have more than one car; it's fun and interesting to look back after a couple years; and if and when you sell a car, the new owner will know what's been done, and you have a record to back up your claims.
    Last edited by Ray Horton; 08-27-2017, 11:08 AM.

  • #2
    A great idea! And if you do sell it, it will serve to show that you were/are a serious Model A owner, and not just a ham-and-egger that just bounced around willy-nilly

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      • Ray Horton
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        This is a couple pages from my log. I make small charts and diagrams as well as keeping notes.

    • #4
      An excellent idea. We do the same even for our moderns

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      • #5
        Ray thanks for sharing that great idea, and doing this on a computer may make it easier: or maybe not:
        3 ~ Tudor's
        Henry Ford said
        "It's all nuts and bolts"


        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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        • Ray Horton
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          I keep a spreadsheet on my computer to track purchases and costs. It makes calculations easier.

      • #6
        I agree and keep a spiral notebook for recording mileage and gas used on trips in my modern car, as well as oil changes. Wish I started it a couple years earlier because I replaced both front wheel hub/bearing assemblies only a couple years ago, and one is already out again. Bet it's the China made bearing, as the other one was a USA bearing.

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        • #7
          I have been keeping a log since I got my new engine. Wish I had started it when I first bought it.
          Alaskan A's
          Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska
          Model A Ford Club of America
          Model A Restorers Club
          Antique Automobile Club of America
          Mullins Owners Club

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          • #8
            Ray i added your post to this thread in the tech area.. it's perfect info for it..
            https://www.vintagefordforum.com/for...sed-your-new-a

            and you made the wall of fame in the sticky congrads!!

            https://www.vintagefordforum.com/for...5-tech-section
            3 ~ Tudor's
            Henry Ford said
            "It's all nuts and bolts"


            Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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            • #9
              A work log is great idea, I got into the habit professionally and when I became a A owner, I carried that to my car. I log ever drive, miles, where I drove any issue etc... Having data always helps.

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              • #10
                Check your Bank Account & see how much MONEY you have to "FLIT" off.
                Bill Brokenalmost

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