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  • #26
    Ronnie thanks for the intro and welcome to the VFF family. Love your unrestored coupe and your work in progress pickup. I never met Rodger Kauffman but I have heard a lot about him. You were certainly in some good company
    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    • #27
      Couple more pictures of the Coupe I found interesting. Does anyone remember that service station?
      Don’t get too excited.

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      • Mitch
        Mitch commented
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        Ronnie thanks for the kind words on Facebook about the VFF, it is much appreciated. I'm not on there but word spreads quickly

    • #28
      I’m just hoping that a lot of those guys stay there
      Don’t get too excited.

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      • JDupuis
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        Only invite the "nice guys". Little or no experience is very welcomed, as, well as experienced guys. Just no idiots! . Jeff

      • Mitch
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        Amen Jeff

    • #29
      Hi Folks,
      Thanks for adding me to the list. I inadvertently stumbled across this forum recently, but recognise a lot of you from the **, where I've been hanging out for the last few years. I've been lurking here for a few weeks, trying to get a sense of what is going on, who's who in the zoo, and the politics of this place and the other. However, now I'm out and have just posted my first thread - "Dropped sump, found metal" (GULP!).

      I am the custodian of a Canadian built, Australian assembled '28 Phaeton (June '28 stamped on the fuel tank), which the previous owner placed on a '29 rolling chassis. Body-wise, the car is unrestored. I intend to preserve it that way.

      I look forward to continuing to learn lots from the wiseheads that I know are here, and hope that you will put up with my questions as I seek to learn more about, and do more work on my Model A. I thank you in advance for what I will learn, and to the admin for hosting this forum.
      Cheers,
      Martin (Hoogah)
      Last edited by Hoogah; 05-26-2018, 11:03 AM.

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      • Hoogah
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        So that's weird! I tried to type the letters "eff bee" above, and all that appeared was **.

      • JDupuis
        JDupuis commented
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        Welcome to the ZOO…I mean VFF Martin.
        I know of you from the other place.
        Since coming here in January of this year, I have had very little activity on the other site. I have not gone there in over a month now.
        I feel very much "at home" here, and hope you will as well.
        Very good "Family" here. Jeff

    • #30
      Hi Martin and welcome to the VFF! It's good to have you here
      3 ~ Tudor's
      Henry Ford said
      "It's all nuts and bolts"


      Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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      • #31
        Hello,
        I hope I clicked the right place for an introduction post. We found this forum as part of our research for work on a 1928 Model A roadster. Our uncle passed away last year and left the Old Crow in our care. We are working on keeping it roadworthy and making the upgrades and repairs that he wanted to do, but didn't have a chance. The car is like a member of the family, and in a way it's like he never left us because we have it here. It's good to meet others who love the Model A, and we are looking forward to learning a lot in this journey.

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        • Mitch
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          Hi OldCrow,,, Welcome to the VFF!!

        • JDupuis
          JDupuis commented
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          Welcome to the VFF!

        • pAAt
          pAAt commented
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          Welcome to VFF ! You are in the very best hands for getting Old Crow back on the road.

        • pooch
          pooch commented
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          Hey oldcrow, I like your A, nice stance, looks mean with those pipes, well done..

          How about putting up a build post in modified.

        • copgib
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          Welcome OldCrow you will like this place, alot of good old friendly fellows willing to help out that love Model A's.

      • #32
        Heya OldCrowRatRod, WELCOME to the VFF!!

        Actually, anywhere you post in the general forum is good enough to introduce yourself, but since this was started this is a good place too.

        Also glad you figured how to post a picture.

        Since we all have our own Model A builds, from Fine Point to street rod, there is a lot of good reliable information here from mostly first hand experience.
        Whenever I pass someone who's texting and driving, I throw my beer at their window.

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        • #33
          Howdy from Michigan. Looking to get back into the Model A game. Sold my hotrod coupe that I had owned for long time a couple years ago and miss having a Model A around. Looking for a 28-29 roadster this go round. Doesn't need to be pristine as I intend to drive it as much as possible. Mike

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          • copgib
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            Welcome Mike looking forward to reading your progress.

          • JDupuis
            JDupuis commented
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            Welcome to the forum

          • DaWizard
            DaWizard commented
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            ppilotmike, WELCOME to the VFF!!

            Keep an eye on Ebay, it is where I got my Tudor from.

        • #34
          Mike welcome to the VFF

          When you find your roadster post us up some pics. Maybe an ad in the wanted will find you something
          3 ~ Tudor's
          Henry Ford said
          "It's all nuts and bolts"


          Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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          • #35
            Mike here are a couple listings from the AACA mag I got the other day..




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            3 ~ Tudor's
            Henry Ford said
            "It's all nuts and bolts"


            Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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            • #36
              Thanks for the welcome guys! Lots of great stuff to read and learn on here. That 29' looks great but it's a bit out of my budget. Mike

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              • #37
                Hi new guy and new to model A's, just got this truck and put it together and got in unstuck after 18 years of sitting. need to restore it but having fun driving it around.
                I just turned 62 and getting ready to retire in a few months, I am a body man at trade and not to good at mechanics but sure enjoy good friends and helping others.
                Hope you guys can put up with me. I will be in Hershey Pa. in Oct. and hope to meet some of you there.

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                • DaWizard
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                  Hey Papou, WELCOME to the VFF!!

                  Sadly I live on the other coast so won't be attending.

                • JDupuis
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                  Welcome to the VFF!
                  You will really enjoy Hershey.
                  I will not be attending this year, but it truly is a great event.
                  Glad to have a new member join this growing family.
                  Let the learning begin! . Jeff

              • #38
                Welcome Papou to the VFF!!
                Post your Hershey spot numbers in the meets and tours Hershey thread. I'm looking forward to meeting you there
                3 ~ Tudor's
                Henry Ford said
                "It's all nuts and bolts"


                Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                • #39
                  Originally posted by Mitch View Post
                  Welcome Papou to the VFF!!
                  Post your Hershey spot numbers in the meets and tours Hershey thread. I'm looking forward to meeting you there
                  Hi Mitch still trying to lean how to use this forum and my computer so please forgive my learning. I will be at Hershey for the first time with my Father in law looking to have a good time Buying parts and not selling. Any way I can find you there would like to meet up also.

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                  • #40
                    I usually eat lunch in the MARC tent, and only go for one day. If you ever need any forum help just contact me.. Always happy to assist
                    3 ~ Tudor's
                    Henry Ford said
                    "It's all nuts and bolts"


                    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                    • #41
                      DaWizard::Hey Papou, WELCOME to the VFF!!

                      Sadly I live on the other coast so won't be attending.

                      DaWizard sorry but understand. I live in North Dakota and hard enough for me.

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                      • #42
                        Originally posted by Mitch View Post
                        I usually eat lunch in the MARC tent, and only go for one day. If you ever need any forum help just contact me.. Always happy to assist
                        Thanks Mitch will do that.

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                        • #43
                          Good Morning Ran across the forum last night while looking for info on testing out a six volt coil registered and signed in Very nice site I plan on checking in regularly Working on a 1930 Town Sedan Briggs body

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                          • DaWizard
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                            Hey Fordfordora, WELCOME to the VFF!!

                            Lots of good info in the Electrical tech area about coils.

                          • JDupuis
                            JDupuis commented
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                            Welcome to the VFF!

                        • #44
                          Welcome Fordfordora to the VFF.
                          Ck out the sticky’s in the technical areas. That will help explain how things are organized in those forums.
                          3 ~ Tudor's
                          Henry Ford said
                          "It's all nuts and bolts"


                          Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                          • #45
                            Hello
                            Thanks for adding me to the forum. I look forward to reading as many posts and learning as much as I can about my 1929 Rumble Seat Coupe.
                            Last edited by sideline; 09-22-2018, 02:07 PM.
                            1929 Coupe

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                            • JDupuis
                              JDupuis commented
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                              Welcome to the VFF!
                              Hope to see and hear lots more about your coupe.
                              Jeff

                            • Mitch
                              Mitch commented
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                              Welcome sideline to the VFF! Nice coupe
                              dive right in and enjoy the site

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

                          • #46
                            Hi all, I'm Terry. I received a warm greeting in another thread, so I thought I should introduce myself. My first ride in a Model A was when I was around 5 years old (1961'ish) in a neighbors' Fordor - I remember it had four doors. I also remember the basic shape and the chug of that 4 cylinder engine. It was very cool, though. Owning a Model A has been on my bucket list and hope to get one when we retire and move to southwestern Missouri.

                            This is a great site, very active and informative. I've also joined MAFCA and look forward to getting their magazine. Well, thanks in advance.

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                            • JDupuis
                              JDupuis commented
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                              Welcome to the VFF TerryG. So glad you took the time to introduce yourself.
                              Trust me, as much as you are wanting a Model A, there is a Model A waiting for you to take care of it. . Jeff
                              Last edited by JDupuis; 11-03-2018, 07:25 PM.

                          • #47
                            Again welcome Terry to the VFF!!!

                            When you get a chance read those stickys in the Chassis technical forum about what to look for when purchasing a Model A
                            3 ~ Tudor's
                            Henry Ford said
                            "It's all nuts and bolts"


                            Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                            • #48
                              Hello everyone! My name is Marlon and I have 1930 Tudor. I have many questions. Just to start, can anyone tell me why my car leans to the left (driver's side) I measured and everything seem to be equal from the ground up. But looking from the back it is leaning. your help will be appreciated. Oh ya, I'm new at this forum. Thanks

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                              • DaWizard
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                                Hey Marlon, WELCOME to the VFF!!

                                There is no pat answer to that leaning. It has been found to be busted center bolts in the spring cluster, loose spring u-bolts, spring bolt out of the frame hole, weak springs, etc. I think if it isn't way too bad, leave it alone, or jump on the passenger running board when you park to show it. It gives my car character

                              • JDupuis
                                JDupuis commented
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                                Welcome to the VFF
                                Great choice of car owning a tudor. The most versatile A.

                            • #49
                              Welcome Marlon!!
                              After checking the things Wiz mentioned, you can try loosening the center U-bolts. Jack up the L/S of the car under the frame so you get a nice tilt to the R/S. Tighten the R/S u-bolt first then the left. Another thing that can cause a car to lean is a frozen shock. With all this being said it is a common problem so no guarantees.

                              I have two 30 Tudor's, an early and a late. Post some pictures of your car here. The folks love pics
                              https://www.vintagefordforum.com/for...re-of-your-car
                              3 ~ Tudor's
                              Henry Ford said
                              "It's all nuts and bolts"


                              Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                              • #50
                                Hello, My name is Ken McGuire. I live in the Detroit area. I have a long history with Model A's. When I was born, my parents daily driver was a 1930 Model A Cabriolet. My folks told me that they could never get me to sleep as a baby without first taking me for a ride in the family A. When I was about 3, my Dad taught me to read street signs and signs on buildings in Detroit where we lived. I stood on the seat between them, and he pointed out the signs and told me what they said. When I was 15, I bought a 1930 Tudor and drove it until I went to college. When I came home during my first semester break, the car was gone, and when I asked my mother what had happened to it she said: "You really didn't think I was going to let that pile of s*** sit in my driveway for four years, did you?" - actually, I did. . .

                                Many years, many cars, many kids and several wives later, my wife gave me a little envelope for Christmas. Inside was an ad for a Model A Coupe in Cadillac, Michigan and a note that said something like: Merry Christmas, it's yours - you just have to go pick it up. It was a real basket case, but after three years she was amazed when I drove it out of the barn and up to the house. After several more years, it was a decent looking driver. Unfortunately, I ran out of time and money, so about 10 years ago I sold it to my younger brother who had coveted it since the day he saw it. Even though he liked it, it didn't like him very much. He just couldn't keep it running and finally parked it in his unheated attached garage. Last month, I bought it back. It had several inches of ten year old gas in the tank, There was surface rust on everything that wasn't painted. Although my car cover was in the trunk, there was a ⅛" coating of dust and dirt on everything. There were mice living under the seat and crap all over the carpet. The stoplight switch was frozen, and the horn wouldn't work. I thought I would cry. The few things I told him still needed fixing never got fixed.

                                It's been about a month, now, and the fuel tank and carburetor are clean. The engine is running beautifully, the mice are gone and so is much of the dirt, but it has been too cold to give it a proper cleaning. I've changed the oil and fixed the horn and stoplights. I even drove around our neighborhood a few times. I'm starting on the stuff that was supposed to have been done ten years ago. The tires that were nearly ten years old when I sold it are now are nearly twenty years old. I'll have to put on a set of new tires before spring. I may decide to sand it down and freshen the paint this summer. I rejoined MARC. I am so very happy to have my baby back.

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                                • JDupuis
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                                  Welcome to the VFF Ken.
                                  Congrats on getting your car back.
                                  Looking forward to seeing pictures when you get a chance to post them.
                                  Being in Detroit, you are well situated for the National Meet this year.
                                  Again Welcome to the Family. Jeff

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