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Had a moment of CRAZY and bought a 1931 Model A Roadster
« on: October 03, 2013, 04:12:25 PM »
I'll have to put up some pictures. It is Blue and looks real nice. Lovin the whole 1930's technology.

Anyone else running early 20th century steel?

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Re: Had a moment of CRAZY and bought a 1931 Model A Roadster
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2013, 07:19:37 PM »
my brother restored this 1929 pickup....

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Re: Had a moment of CRAZY and bought a 1931 Model A Roadster
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Re: Had a moment of CRAZY and bought a 1931 Model A Roadster
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2013, 09:44:43 PM »
wowthat is a looker! nice! all steel?

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Re: Had a moment of CRAZY and bought a 1931 Model A Roadster
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2013, 09:01:19 AM »
Yes , All steel body and fenders. No repro all original Ford steel. The car was restored back to original condition many years ago. Still has the generator, original shut off valve, engine numbers matching the frame. I couldn't hand the money over fast enough when I saw it.

  I will say I am completely new to Model A's. I've been driving it all over the place the last few days and am extremely impressed with the 1930's technology. Car rides nice, steers straight, no wobble, and so far has had no issues. It always fires up after a few turn overs when cold and that little 40hp 4 banger gets her up to 50mph like nothing. I haven't tried to go over 50mph as the fastest street in my town has a 40mph limit plus I don't know how well it would do over 50mph.

So now I have a car to enjoy, go to the car meets this spring and as seen in the photos I still have my 77 SE I have to finish welding. Best of both worlds.


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Re: Had a moment of CRAZY and bought a 1931 Model A Roadster
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2013, 11:21:27 AM »
yeah these old cars open up a whole new world. if you ever get to michigan, you have to go to the Henry Ford/Greenfield Village. it is a 2 day event to see everything. the truck my brother restored belongs to an 80 year old guy whos dream was to get it restored. my brother did a lot of research on it
 now it is driven in parades....

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Re: Had a moment of CRAZY and bought a 1931 Model A Roadster
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2013, 08:45:06 AM »
Very cool I love the old model as. I'd love to restore one someday
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Re: Had a moment of CRAZY and bought a 1931 Model A Roadster
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Re: Had a moment of CRAZY and bought a 1931 Model A Roadster
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2013, 07:42:27 PM »
beautiful!

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Re: Had a moment of CRAZY and bought a 1931 Model A Roadster
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2013, 10:42:42 PM »
Thank you! 

   I do have to admit, it's a lot of fun to drive. I put the top down, load up the family and drive in to town for ice cream and visit some friends. It is definitely a different feeling than anything else I've driven. I think I'm going to keep her. lol

  If you haven't gone out for a night on the town in a Model A Roadster, I highly recommend it! It does help that most of the speed limits are 35mph, and our Main St. is a 2 lane road in a small town. Might not be so fun say in NY city, but who knows.

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Re: Had a moment of CRAZY and bought a 1931 Model A Roadster
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2013, 07:12:26 AM »
thats awsome! i did get to ride around in the model A pickup my brother restored...it gets a lot of attention especially with the ahoogah horn. it would be great to own one... to drive around in history gives a whole new perspective of where we are today.

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Re: Had a moment of CRAZY and bought a 1931 Model A Roadster
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2014, 12:00:30 AM »
Sold my roadster. Now I have some big money to dump into finishing a TA. I'll miss the roadster but then again, I can always buy another.

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Re: Had a moment of CRAZY and bought a 1931 Model A Roadster
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2014, 05:53:22 AM »
Well at least you got to enjoy it for a little while. I can't stop thinking about a 31 coupe (think john Milner American graffiti) I would have to sell the t/a to get it though.


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