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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
        Ray Horton commented
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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


      • #5
        Ray thanks for sharing that great idea, and doing this on a computer may make it easier: or maybe not:
        3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
        Henry Ford said,
        "It's all nuts and bolts"
        "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

        Mitch's Auto Service ctr


        • Ray Horton
          Ray Horton commented
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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.


        • #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


          • #8
            Ray i added your post to this thread in the tech area.. it's perfect info for it..

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

            Welcome to the Powertrain Technical Forum. This area contains a wide range of subjects incld, Brakes, Differentials, Transmission, Clutch, Axle and other misc related topics. Most of these technical threads are copied from the main discussion forum. We have included links on many of them from which they originated from, so
            3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
            Henry Ford said,
            "It's all nuts and bolts"
            "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

            Mitch's Auto Service ctr


            • #9
              Check your Bank Account & see how much MONEY you have to "FLIT" off.
              Bill Brokenalmost


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