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Hot Rods Let's see some Model A Sedans

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Stephen Barrett, Dec 19, 2019.

  1. jnaki
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    jnaki

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    Reath Automotive MODEL A SEDAN 1958-60


    Hello,

    We have always liked Model A coupes and sedans. The roadsters were also in the mix, but we needed something to lock up and not have to worry about “looky-loos” or “reach in” bad guys. So, our original hot rod was going to be a Model A Coupe, then it changed over time. But the one Model A Sedan that hit the spot was the one from Reath Automotive in Long Beach.

    We saw it almost every weekend at Lions, racing and sitting with that mean look in the pits, between races. One thing we noticed and almost everyone else did, too, was the healthy motor sounds when it fired up and raced.
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    The Model A Coupes, Sedans and even Roadsters stood out because of the body and the distinct grille. The ones with a 32 grille always reminded us of those that wanted a 32, but did not have or could afford one. The 32 shell just looks off when it is put on any other year, except for a 32. The Model A grille was one of the distinct features that make up the cool looks.

    With a slight chop, it looks even more aggressive. We always thought that the white Model A Sedan of Reath Auto (and listed with many other names over the years...Dosser Auto being one of the last ones, etc.) would have been a killer sight on the streets of Bixby Knolls during our weekly cruises and escapades.
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    Jnaki

    Full fenders or fender-less, Model A Sedans, Coupes and Roadsters all look pretty cool for a hot rod…only if they have their own distinct, Model A grille.

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  2. Cliff Ramsdell
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    ^^^ I agree on the grill shell. I looked high and low for a “decent” 28/29 nickel shell for my car. An original, not a chrome new one. One with a nice clean aged finish but not all crappy looking.

    I did go with a 32 headlamp bar because of the stainless wrap and slight curve and feel it’s lends itself well to a chopped highboy sedan.

    Nice post @jnaki ,what did they run in their Tudor?

    Cliff Ramsdell
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  3. jnaki
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    Hello C,

    Nice "nickel-look" grille... looking good, very original. When we saw the white, Reath Auto, Koenig, Sundin, Dosser Motors Sedan at Lions, it had an injected Chrysler. But, as you can see, the Reath Automotive sponsored sedan had an Olds Motor with updraft aircraft carbs in 1958. So, it was a well-built sedan and everything fit under the hood. The Reath Auto Group interchanged a lot of different motor combinations among the sponsored racers. All Long Beach racers that were associated with Reath Automotive was a high status thing and not to come by easily.

    Jnaki

    Here are some clips from other past thread posts:
    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/the-induction-thread.1042950/page-141#post-12992991 29 SEDAN FACTS

    We may have seen this version at Lions in 1958, but the photos/movies never showed the hood off to showcase the motor.
    from Dave 286ardun:

    "Koenig and Sundin sedan, usually ran an injected Chrysler, this shows a blown Olds with the sidedraft carb setup that Joe Reath used on the Raker's Car Club Chrysler...Koenig and Sundin and the Rakers both had Reath sponsorship so this may a merging of two projects, one the car and one the engine. It looks like the blower is driven by a single chain."

    upload_2020-3-14_9-40-39.png Blown Olds motor with updraft carbs, similar to the Rakers:
    upload_2020-3-14_9-40-59.png and the Vulcans: upload_2020-3-14_9-42-16.png
     
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  4. Those are up draft carbs from a WW II tank.
     
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  5. BrandonB
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    One I had about 20 years ago.
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    I’ll be damned, it just popped up for sale yesterday, 6/28 on CL,. Still looks the same.
     
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  6. HotRod33
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    IMG_20190522_140812.jpg MVIMG_20190520_164321.jpg Here's mine ... It's been waiting to be worked on for years... I need to be able to haul Jacob with me....
     
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  7. zeke1270
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    6BC91C57-5FA8-429A-8238-DDE436B4456F.jpeg No trouble spinning the tires.
     
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  8. Lockjaw
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    was going to be my next drag car tetanus III. But went to someone else before it got finished
     

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  10. Fabber McGee
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    Plus 1 on the 32 grille shells. I never could understand the attraction. Leave the rounded over bastards on the 32's.
     
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  11. Rice n Beans Garage
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    I saw this one for sale about a year ago, nice
     
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  12. Stephen Barrett
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    I haven’t been on here in a little while. Glad to see a bunch more posts. Looking forward to seeing more.
     
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  13. Movinman
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    My old 31 Model A. It was my daily driver, sun or rain, for a little over a year. I am gathering parts to build another one. 825F54CB-9C97-45C0-A23F-FEDB932C96B3.jpeg
     
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  14. D5302D25-874A-499E-8280-EDE153594043.jpeg 1B89F141-64DF-47D6-AB66-8896F6204B3A.jpeg Yeah it’s on a trailer but ready for the Tri-State Hotrod revival.
     
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  15. Oh yeah, this is it!
     
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  16. Stogy
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    :rolleyes:...Fast N' Salty 'A' Tudor

    Credit to Photographer, Owner
     
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  18. ROCKER77
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    29 Sedan BkSide.jpg 29 Sedan RtSide.jpg BATS LFT FRNT.jpg

    Here is my AV8 Bats (Big Ass Town Sedan) figure I'd add it to bump the threat up
     
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  19. Stephen Barrett
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  23. primed34
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    Yep '31 or '32 I think
     
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  24. nunattax
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    even better
     
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  25. Stan Back
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    Non-straight rear window bottom (and top?)?
     
  26. ROCKER77
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    Let's bump this Up 79203451_2635656199845649_2551784239720824832_n.jpg 30921.jpeg
     
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  27. Stephen Barrett
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  28. Primered Forever
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    78943A00-9944-49C1-B88E-20EB81C89D5F.png My Merc flatty powered sedan.
     
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  29. atch
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    Is that the apartment where the Barrows shot it out with the constabulary?
     
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