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Hot Rods Finally got the only car I ever really wanted!! **Pics added**

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tugmaster, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. I've been through a few cars over the past years but I've always yearned for a Model A. They have always been beyond my reach based on price or hoorible condition. New England isn't famous for being kind to vehicles.
    Well the planets finally aligned themselves and I scored one. 30 A rumble seat coupe. The entire running gear was rebuilt 10 years ago. The owner passed and is widow sold it to the guy I got it from. It runs well but needs some tinkering after 10 years of sitting, Valve adjusment ect. It still has break in oil in it!! The body is in very respectable condition. Not perfect but very do able!!
    Ya know I really wanted to build a hot rod but I am kind of leaning towards doing a banger. Shit, the motor, trans and suspension are new!!
    I don't know shit about Model A's. I will be getting cozy with the search function I'm sure.
    I'll take some pics tomorrow.
    Todd

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  2. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    JeffreyJames
    Member
    from SUGAR CITY

    Awesome to hear Tuggie!!!!! That's going to be a great little car for you. What's the ultimate plans? Like after you get comfortable with it in it's current state?
     
  3. LongT
    Joined: May 11, 2005
    Posts: 957

    LongT
    Member

    Congratulations. I hope I get the car I always wanted someday! At 65 I better find it soon!

    Bill
     
  4. A hopped up banger IS a hot rod.
     

  5. harleycontracter
    Joined: Aug 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,968

    harleycontracter
    Member

    Very Cool Congrats
     
  6. Had the same thing happen to me, except mine is a '33 Ford truck, and it's a pos,
    but I finally got one!
    Congrats, looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
    Hopped up bangers rule!,
    might be the only thing cooler than a hopped up flathead
     
  7. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1
    Member

    Man I love Model A's. My first old car besides my eight year old daily driver was a 1931 Model A coupe with rumble seat. Like a fool I sold it and bought a Model T. Model A's are fun and simple. You'll enjoy it.
     
  8. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,964

    Rickybop
    Member
    from Michigan

    Good for you Tugmaster! Best of luck with it, and have fun.
     

  9. Ya know JJ I'm not 100% sure yet what I'm gonna do. Like I said I always invisioned a hot rod. But at the same time I never thought I would be getting a car with a totally rebuilt drivetrain either! I'm leaning towards the banger thing.
    Right now I'm going to try and find a good shop manual and get the Tardel book and go from there. Todd
     
  10. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,357

    el Scotto
    Member
    from Tracy, CA

    Nice car, 30/31 Coupes are one of my favorites too!! Gonna keep it fendered?
     
  11. raidmagic
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,438

    raidmagic
    Member

    Did you sell the Impala? Congrats on the new ride, it's killer!!
     
  12. IWB
    Joined: Mar 17, 2007
    Posts: 95

    IWB
    Member

    That is great start to make it into anything you want. Congrats
     
  13. James K
    Joined: Apr 21, 2013
    Posts: 5

    James K
    Member

    Congratulations, Thats a nice score.

    James K
     
  14. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 5,037

    pitman

    Todd-man! That is one fine A!
    Enjoy, don't tell anyone, they're as fun as any deuce.
     
  15. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,892

    The37Kid
    Member

    Welcome to the world of Model A's,great score! I'm sure you will be over on the Ford Barn with some questions. Just a heads up, there ARE Model A guys that have fun with the cars, NOT ALL are the perfect date correct perfect finish on every cotter pin types. There is a Model A get to gether on the 18th in Shelton, Ct. check the Ford Barn for details. Missed it last year, plan on going this year. Bob
     
  16. FordManBoomer
    Joined: Apr 16, 2013
    Posts: 17

    FordManBoomer
    Member

    How about............wait, it's coming................MILNER IT!
     
  17. Do this...
     

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  18. Nice!! Got any details?
     
  19. dr.j
    Joined: May 3, 2010
    Posts: 2

    dr.j
    Member

    Todd,
    if you make the difficult decision to keep it original, visit fordbarn.com
    Any and all questions will be answered however keep in mind we run them as they were. It is the best site for Model A's on the net.
     
  20. dmac620
    Joined: Sep 16, 2007
    Posts: 357

    dmac620
    Member

    Congrats Todd.
     
  21. doesnt get any better than that! have fun dude!
     
  22. Dont' give up! I didn't get mine 'til I was 67.
     
  23. That is hamb member Chris' ( from Spokane) old coupe. In my opinion, one of the best full fendered coupes ever done. Banger powered and all. The evolution is well documented here on the HAMB.

    Check it out ! And congrats and good luck with yours !
     
  24. big vic
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 400

    big vic
    Member
    from cary il

    Bangers are kool hot rodded a couple carbs a header and your on your way
     
  25. Congrats on a sweet ride. It's good to have the car you have always wanted. Hope it never disappoints. I'll be waiting a while yet for my Bugatti Veyron.
     
  26. Paul B
    Joined: Sep 29, 2007
    Posts: 882

    Paul B
    Member

    Bring it to the Shakedown
     
  27. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,554

    brady1929
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  28. 60widewhitez
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 421

    60widewhitez
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  29. 51 Leadsled
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
    Posts: 954

    51 Leadsled
    Member
    from NC

    I can help make room, lets talk about that 59 in the background!!!
     

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