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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by trikejunkie, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. trikejunkie
    Joined: Dec 2, 2011
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    trikejunkie
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    from Scotland

    A couple of months back whilst looking for a model A that I could afford one came up on a FB group I had joined ,it was in Sacramento ( I live in Scotland UK ) so after pictures flew across the fibre optics and questions were asked I paid up ! GULP what had I done LOL ,anyway the guy was sound -Tony Licata was his name and he checked out fine ( he thought I was a scammer for a while though !) Yesterday the car turned up .....better than I thought and with a load of items I didnt expect-here it is in all it`s glory ,looks like it has had hot rod work done on it at some point in its life ,if anyone can shed any light on it I would be grateful 20191016_112725.jpg 20191016_112709.jpg
     
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  2. tb33anda3rd
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    good luck with it.
     
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  3. Glad everything worked out on the transaction. Now let the fun begin! :)
     
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  4. WiredSpider
    Joined: Dec 29, 2012
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    Nice car
    Friends of mine have Hot Rods in Edinburgh
     
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  5. Jalopy Joker
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    Congratulations - looking forward to pics & info as you make progress with it
     
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  6. pitman
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    Looking good!
     
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  7. Mr48chev
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    That is a pretty solid looking start. It looks like maybe a previous owner started with some repair work at one time.
    What is the master plan? If I may ask as I'd think many of us are curious as to what you plan for it.
    I'll have to say that I wish what is supposed to be a 31 Victoria that I have was anywhere near as nice as that to start a project with.
     
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  8. ol-nobull
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    Hi. WOW, that looks extremely nice. Is it running & driving? These are likely the easiest old cars out there to work on if you have problems and parts are easy to find. Keep us posted as you go thru it.
    I sold all my model A stuff years ago but I still get weekly emails from Mikes Model A Parts. He runs weekly specials and is just one of many Model A parts sources. Jimmie
    https://www.mikes-afordable.com/
     
  9. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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    from Mesa, Az

    Congrats. You have a beautiful country. Great hot rod.
     
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  10. 41rodderz
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  11. seb fontana
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    Looks great..May I ask what shipping cost?
     
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  12. Hombre
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    Do a build thread when you get around to starting on it. Great looking start and looks like a nice car to cruise in now.
     
  13. trikejunkie
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    from Scotland

    All in the shipping cost was around £1600 (there was vat and duty on the final bill so I am not 100% sure)but this included collection from Tony`s house,storage in USA ,customs paperwork in USA and UK and delivery to my house! ( I am 600 miles from the delivery port)I used a UK based company called Seakargo- no hassles and plenty updates.
     
  14. trikejunkie
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    Thank you ,I am lucky to live in the area where a lot of the great Scottish battles were too ,as you can maybe see from my pic I am restoring a 200+ year old sea captains cottage who sailed from my village as a whaler and had a base in Nova Scotia also -last weekend I took my friend from California`s wife and her friend on a whistle stop tour of most of the battle sites and castles .If anyone is coming to Scotland I am more than happy to do the same for them-it`s not tourist stuff ,more historical so you would struggle to get a commercial company to do it.
     
  15. trikejunkie
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    Hi thanks for the interest- my plan is to drop it with a dropped front axle and split wishbones 327 Chevrolet with tripower manifold(bought on here) ,Muncie m21 gearbox and a quick change rear axle on leaf spring and split wishbones-it has 40`s Ford brakes at the moment so these will be re furbished and used ,box the frame with a decent Xmeber in it ,body wise -fully fendered and painted possibly dark green and black with either steel wheels painted or spoked 35 ford.
     
  16. redoxide
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    Let me quess, initials DB and GB ? :)
     
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  17. Trad V8
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    Yup, smart arse
     
  18. ...Cool A,..good luck with it, plan sounds great.
    woodart 2019 331.jpg
     
  19. Looks like it is already taped off for a 2" chop
     
  20. trikejunkie
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    It had duct tape holding the doors shut and the window mouldings on ,just in case they "fell off" during shipping-the roof is staying stock height
     
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  21. trikejunkie
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    That picture looks a lot like my vision !
     
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  22. trikejunkie
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    trikejunkie
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    We probably either know each other or have M8s in common
     
  23. redoxide
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    There are a good few A coupes being nailed together on the east coast just now .. I can think of 9 within 40 minutes drive of me, plus a modified, a sedan, and a roadster pickup.. Looking forward to following your progress.. :)
     
  24. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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    Model A Coupe's for the WIN !
    Your description of your vision for the Coupe is spot-on.
    Please share a thread with us as you progress.

    Your 200+ year old home sounds very interesting, would love to see more of it.
    Look me up on Facebook: Glenn Hayes
     
  25. SO COLD
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    I am in sunny Glasgow if i can help you wheels 018.jpg let me know
     
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  26. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
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    You will love the M-21 and 327" combo!
    Best arrangement I ever ran in the '31.
    Depending upon your roads & Officers,
    3.43, 3.08, are good w/a wide ratio Muncie.
     
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  27. trikejunkie
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    trikejunkie
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    from Scotland

    Thats a CRACKER
     
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  28. trikejunkie
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    trikejunkie
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    from Scotland

    Short update for those watching this , I got it running and would be driving but it has no brakes yet! I did however reverse it into the container yesterday then spent today clearing out nut shells rat skulls and poop ! cut and burnt the seat covers(Donkey Kong blanket !!!) as they had mold and were so bad my resident feral cat wouldn`t climb on them -and she is the nosiest cat ever.
     
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  29. trikejunkie
    Joined: Dec 2, 2011
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    trikejunkie
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    from Scotland

    Another update - as it is running well ,I have decided to run it next year as is with the Model A running gear before a complete strip at the end of 2020.I plan on buying an Okie Joe front axle-4"drop standard Model A to get a better stance(may as well look cool even if it is slow) Does anyone forsee any problem I may have doing this?Thanks in advance for any advice
     
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