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1 year driving a stock 1930 Model A Ford...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ocean56, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Ocean56
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 128

    from Michigan

    The blog below is documenting a year driving a stock 1930 Model A Ford every day - winter, summer, whatever.

    Thought HAMBers might be interested.....:)
  2. Ocean56
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 128

    from Michigan

    AND he's even going to drive it on a 450 mile trip during the 40-45 MPH!
  3. T.W.Dustin
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 883


    cool story - thanks for posting
  4. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 4,820


    Damn, this guy is crazy. Pretty awesome though. I drive 30,000+ a year, this project wouldn't be for me

  5. Ocean56
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 128

    from Michigan

    Well, 80 years ago they drove 'em every day....:D
  6. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 4,820


    80 years ago, the NJ Turnpike didn't exist
  7. JoeNational
    Joined: Aug 7, 2009
    Posts: 98

    from nc

    Pretty damn cool if you ask me.
  8. Ocean56
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 128

    from Michigan

    Very true! I'd seriously doubt it's going on any roads like that...
  9. I have started to read the tale but it's gonna take a while,,cool story so far. HRP
  10. That's a great story, too cool!
  11. fleetside66
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,597


    After all is said & done, you might consider doing one of those self-publishing things in a little paperback format. My wife did something similar (a documentary of a small woman's fraternal organization that has been chugging along since 1940) & she orders the books as needed, for a very low price. I'd buy one.
  12. studemisfit
    Joined: Jul 21, 2010
    Posts: 99


    Awesome blog so far. I'm quite jealous as i daily a 87 c10 that is in need of much love so a bone stock A would be a welcomed upgrade and it seems the mpg's is about the same.
  13. Von Rigg Fink
    Joined: Jun 11, 2007
    Posts: 13,428

    Von Rigg Fink
    from Garage

    Some where there is a story of a guy that drove a model A tudor all the way up from Agentina or Chili to give it to the Henry Ford Museum.In Michigan.Its there, I saw it.
    what a ride that had to be

    what a road trip, eh?
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2010
  14. Cool blog - got this one bookmarked.
  15. seventhirteen
    Joined: Sep 21, 2009
    Posts: 721

    from dago, ca

    neat stuff, course in the old days folks drove model A's year round in much more extreme conditions, I can only imagine how hardcore it would have been back then.
  16. veedolpaul
    Joined: Jul 11, 2009
    Posts: 152


    This is what driving an old car is all about! But Im not about to do it daily for a year. Keep on chugggin brother, and keep us posted.
  17. FIFTY2
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
    Posts: 340


    Servers crashed right now....funny.
    Should be interesing.
  18. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,804


    my great granddad used to drive year round with the window down on the driver's side. then again, he was a retired rail road man, used to the outdoors, and pretty tough old bird.

    i'm digging the guy's idea; prove to himself that all this modern shit is really not necessary. isn't that half of what we been saying all along?

    i love A's, but there ARE improvements over bone-stock that i would consider necessary for safety's sake. hydraulic brakes, an alternator and 12 volt lights, turn signals for BOTH sides, and a real heater-defroster, safety belts, and safety glass. i can live with 45mph cruising speed. people do 45 through parking lots here.
  19. repoman
    Joined: Jan 2, 2005
    Posts: 1,276


  20. Cool, My elderly neighbour has an A as his "daily driver" but he often doesn't need to drive it everyday. But I see it go by my house every Sunday on the way to church. I always turn to see him go by as it sounds like my 8N coming down the road only smoother and faster! LOL. His last daily was a propane powered 40 Buick.
  21. chrisntx
    Joined: Jan 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,791

    from Texas .

    I was at Chickasha Oklahoma and met an old guy there from Ohio.
    He was driving a Model A coupe.
    Said it was his only car except for a dumptruck for work.
    He wife wouldn't ride in the coupe.
    So he was building a sedan for her
    I drove my A from East Texas to Missouri and back twice and from there to Oklahoma and back but I fixed it with a hopped up A engine, fully synchronized 3 speed with overdrive and some other improvements

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