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    We finally got some above freezing temperatures and of course that makes the roads muddy. A buddy came over today and since he had never
    been in a Model A before, I took him for a ride on the muddy farm roads. I didn't make much of a mess but I was glad that I had the aggressive
    snow tires on the rear. It was a bit sloppy but the A kept on going.
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  • #2
    My grandfather taught school in a one room rural school. He always bought A’s because they would get him to school, mud,snow, rain :-)

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    • Sunnybrook Farm
      Sunnybrook Farm commented
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      My father had a 31 coupe when I was a small kid, he used it on the rural mail route some and to go fishing where a regular 60s car wouldn't go. One of the other mail carriers used a sedan and I waited for him to pull that well worn A up to the box and I would run up and look at all the mail in the back while he said hello to us. I guess I wanted to keep my 30 looking like the A's I saw in the early 60s.

  • #3
    Sounds like fun, It's a good thing they are not whitewalls
    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

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    • Sunnybrook Farm
      Sunnybrook Farm commented
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      I got those tires off of Craigslist, they are so strong that I can't tell when they are flat. I would not put WW on an A at least where I live.

  • #4
    I learned controlled skidding on the farm with a 28 model A that had the body cut off at the cowl. We drove that thing in the mud and snow, and learned to come out of a slide, and to power slide through corners. It was great fun.
    Bill
    http://www.brauchauto.com/
    Eastern Connecticut

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    • Sunnybrook Farm
      Sunnybrook Farm commented
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      I am in the process of building something like that to take into hard to get to places and cut firewood. Going to make a short bed out of an old heating oil tank but it will be Model A unless I can't find a firewall and have to use a 26 cowl. I plant on putting chains on the rear and maybe a wench if I go 12V.

  • #5
    why are those wires bent?

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    • DaWizard
      DaWizard commented
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      Looks like they are Kelsey 16" bent spoke wheels

    • Mitch
      Mitch commented
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      That is what i was thinking too. One spoke crosses over two

      https://www.vintagefordforum.com/for...ey-hayes-wheel

    • CM2
      CM2 commented
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      Hotrodder gold brothers,hotrodder gold is what they are.

    • Sunnybrook Farm
      Sunnybrook Farm commented
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      Yep KH on the ground but a Ford spare, I thought the beauty rings were kind of neat on a farm car.

    • CM2
      CM2 commented
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      Farmers wear ties too..I dig the beauty rings..

  • #6
    Shit I got a bunch of them tossed in the scrap heat,bent up junk...
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    • DaWizard
      DaWizard commented
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      Turn them over and look in the hub. If they are indeed Kelsey Hayes wheels, there will be a KH or H or K stamped inside.

    • CM2
      CM2 commented
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      My buddy says I should sell them at Turlock,I have a nice set of Ford 16" wires,just run the correct valve stem and you can use modern tubeless radials..the Kelseys have pressed spokes,you need a tube liner and radial tubes or run bias ply tires with tubes and liners. at the end of the day I got them cheap and they are worth big coin..like money in the bank.reckon I'm going to end up with two model A's so Ill just keep'em for now

  • #7
    I grew up at the end of a 3 Mile muddy road. Chief knew ALL the tricks & techniques, to get us home, without WALKING. And remember, this was schlikery RED CLAY!---I HATE MUD. My yard has NOT even ONE spot of exposed DIRT/MUD
    Dad Cityboy

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    • BNCHIEF
      BNCHIEF commented
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      Red mud you must have been an Okie and I know from personal experience what you mean.

    • Sunnybrook Farm
      Sunnybrook Farm commented
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      We have red clay if I get out in the fields where the top soil has been plowed away. I don't really like it but things grow in it.

  • #8
    YES, I'm an Old Okie Boy that found his way out of the WOODS & began a NEW LIFESTYLE!
    Dad Crude

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    • BILL WILLIAMSON
      BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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      That RED CLAY makes DANDY BRICKS. You should build yourself a HOUSE from them. WARM in the Winter & COOL in the Summer! Use the same clay, with sand added, for mortar.
      In TOWN, you could tell by the cars, who lived in the Blackland or the Red Clay Areas!!
      Dads' Carwash
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