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AzBob last won the day on July 1 2016

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  1. Congratulations Terry! 👍 That is exciting news for sure. Eagerly awaiting the video.
  2. Learned something today. V in the rear window for Velie. The rear window clearly identifies it now. I thought what I was seeing in the rear window was part of the top irons.
  3. If it has a vacuum tank, is the vacuum tank pulling gas from the gas tank and cycling properly? If it is malfunctioning, a vacuum leak here would cause similar problems.
  4. Flasher option is a great idea for a third brake light. Tried to find the one above, instead found and ordered this one from Superbrightleds. $4.95.
  5. If one enjoys ’20’s and ’30’s jazz and swing, this is a goodie. Very few commercials. Sometimes music spans all the way from the teens to the early ’40’s but mostly ’20’s and early ’30’s. https://tunein.com/radio/Jazz-20s--Swinging-30s-s218840/
  6. Plenty of Model T’s for sale here. https://www.mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=4
  7. Corn Head Grease NLGI grade No. 0 looks like just the ticket for your u-joint lube. I see it is formulated not to leak during idle periods. From the Nye lubricants page. “NLGI grades 000 to 0. Grease within this NLGI range to continuously replenish the lubricant in the contact zone."
  8. Terry, that is certainly an interesting looking u-joint and gimbal assembly. Here is a link to NYE lubricants that gives a pretty good explanation with regards to grease consistency. https://www.nyelubricants.com/need-to-know-grease-consistency
  9. I had a 1929 Model A Tudor sedan when I was in H.S. circa 1970. At that time, my only sources for Model A parts were the few local Model A guys with extra parts they were willing to sell or from the “Model A section" of J.C. Whitney and Warshawsky catalogs. Whitney and Warshawsky parts were a little “iffy” some better quality others not so much. I did enjoy browsing those sections of the catalogs back then. Earlier this year I purchased a 1930 Sport Coupe and am astounded at the number of parts available from the vendors today. The quality of the parts purchased so far have been good. Like DandyDave pointed out you can have parts on the way in a matter of hours. What would Henry Ford think if he could see us now or had known the Model A would be so popular and survive so long? Perhaps extended Model A production into the Model B and V8 era. However, time, engineering and developmental advances were marching on in the midst of the Great Depression. Model A/B engine production did survive as an industrial (diamond) engine until 1941 from most accounts. (Incredibly, the Model T engine to 1941 as well.)
  10. Pretty exciting to see you found your old ’30 Buick from the ’70’s. Too bad about the as found condition. Sad to see. Mother nature is most unkind to old cars left outdoors. Even in drier climates it seems nothing deteriorates faster than a car left unattended outdoors.
  11. Using the CPI inflation calculator lists the above Model A Ford items in 46 woodies post. Model A horn at $.90 = to $16.38 "in today’s dollars.” Actual cost to buy reproduction. $279. (Snyder’s) Spindle bolt sets $1.05 = to $19.11 “in today’s dollars." Actual cost to buy reproduction. $82. (Snyder’s) 3X spark plugs at $.38 = to $6.92 “in today’s dollars” Actual cost to buy reproduction. $37. (Snyder’s) Interesting to note that the 3X spark plugs are nearly 100 times the 1932 cost of $.38. Somewhere there is huge disconnect in the actual cost to purchase these items vs the inflation calculator. What are we missing here? I have noted this before. Somehow the prices do not fit the inflation calculator model. Even if one uses $600. assuming average cost of a brand new Model A, this calculates to $10,920. Where can one buy a new vehicle for that today? https://www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm
  12. I have been following this thread and applaud Hugh for addressing a safety feature we have all become accustomed to in our modern vehicles. For me, until the late ’70’s when seat belt safety campaigns were being promoted by signage on the highways, I did not wear seat belts even if they were present in the vehicle. Can anyone provide a documented case where the body has separated from the frame?
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