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Hot Rods My (dare I even use the overused word?) 'barnfind' Model A roadster!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ChevyGirlRox, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. I'm looking forward to seeing photos after you wash all the dust and dirt off. :D HRP
  2. ChevyGirlRox
    Joined: May 13, 2005
    Posts: 3,490

    from Ohio

    This was just coming about when I saw Laura's at the HAMB drags. I didn't want to jinx it by telling anyone about it :D Please be sure to tell her if she doesn't see the post. We WILL raise cain together in our roadsters on the streets of Austin ;) :D

    Ok, ok, I hear ya already. You boys like the fenders! I guess they are growing on me too. It is just a few bolts, just like changing purses :D Fenders do look cool on some things, Don’s ’32 fo’ sure…

  3. ChevyGirlRox
    Joined: May 13, 2005
    Posts: 3,490

    from Ohio

    Yes, she is as solid as she looks. No real rust, just surface patina. Right now I am going to get it running, go thru the fuel system, go thru the brakes, new tires, and make sure it is safe.

    I will not be putting a ’32 shell on it. Even though as a good old timer friend of mine pointed out “it is a very late ’31, almost a ’32!” :D

    I was thinking along the same similar lines on tires, no smaller than 600s on the front though (ya Zach, me too :D). Probably Firestone bias plys from Coker. And I do want to do something about that too straight windshield!

    PS- I like your name, I’m a bit of a Rajo girl myself! I wish they had Rajo heads for A’s—then I think I could be the Rajo Queen :D

    So I’ll pencil you in to help next Thursday night. You are the closest thing to Henry we’ve got! :D

    Hope so! Hang out with Chris, he seems to find a lot of old tin up that direction!

    Yep, I’ll be hanging out there a lot more. I’m sure I will have LOTS of questions. I really need to read some books on these motors, have any suggestions?

    Only when I flat tow roadsters with my ’53 Chevy :D
  4. ChevyGirlRox
    Joined: May 13, 2005
    Posts: 3,490

    from Ohio

    Your roadster is really an inspiration for me and without my years of reading the new and old Hop Ups NONE of this would be happening.



    Every old barn is full of ‘32s and I guess now I’ll have to say ‘31s, right Thelma? :D

    That’s what I keep telling myself. My arms are getting bruised from all the pinching :D
  5. Jersey Joe 67
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
    Posts: 427

    Jersey Joe 67
    from J Town

    Awesome! good luck, and keep us posted.
    Guess you'll have to change your name to "fordgirlrox", now(lol)

    That's my 31, in my avitar. Going to put the original 4 banger back in her, too. should be fun!
  6. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,392


    Great find, and glad to see that it went to the right keeper.

    Add me to those who vote to keep the fenders.
  7. 36couper
    Joined: Nov 20, 2002
    Posts: 2,012

    from ontario

    Incredible! Yep, leave the fenders on and the model A grille shell.
    I wonder if my wife would mind if I married you? You seem to have started a tidy collection of cool cars.
  8. aldixie
    Joined: May 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,642


    Very very Nice. Wish I could find something like that and be in time. Normally I'm a day late...
  9. Russco
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 4,167

    from Central IL

    Nice score Megan!
  10. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,762


    You got that right Louise...and '47's too! :D
  11. gas4blood
    Joined: Nov 19, 2005
    Posts: 787

    from Kansas

    Wonderful find, congrats! (another vote for fenders)
  12. thepoz57
    Joined: May 5, 2008
    Posts: 187


  13. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,631

    from Hypocrisy

    What a score, congratulations, get her running, you'll make it to Daytona by thanksgiving.

    Do NOT remove the fenders.
  14. 32PlymouthGirl
    Joined: Aug 20, 2008
    Posts: 44


    Pretty sure I would have to agree with this one! ;)

    No really, that's very cool..... have fun with that one it looks super!

    Can't wait to see the project updates.
  15. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,690

    from Nebraska

    A couple more of Jive-Bomber's for ya...

  16. UPSrodder
    Joined: Jun 9, 2005
    Posts: 566


    What the hell, Megan. How did you get into my dream, Oh, never mind. Wrong dream.
    Always wanted to own a cool Pick up, Hopped up 6 in a 54 Chevy, and a Model A roadster or model T roadster with a banger motor all at the same time so I could choose my poison, so to speak. You have the best luck in finding the things that I want. Oh well, Congat's on "living my dream" any way. Keep us posted on the progress of all three. Oh, and by the way. Just how many times a day do you get propossed by car guys??
  17. jc62
    Joined: Apr 11, 2008
    Posts: 176


    Very nice car!Congrats!!You deserve it anyway!!Now get it running!!!
  18. oldsman71
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,037


    congrats on yer roadster! whatever you do with it im sure it will be cool!!
    cobey j.
  19. SlowandLow63
    Joined: Sep 18, 2004
    Posts: 5,953

    from Central NJ

    You go girl! Is that appropriate here?

    Now you've crossed onto that side of the tracks. Well, actually you run right down the middle. A kustom and now a hotrod, and I know you'll do right by it. Good luck.
  20. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 8,281

    from Missouri

    Megan is awesome and the roadster is not half bad either....
  21. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,357

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    That would be an awesome find in a barn!

    The Model A is nice, too! ;)
  22. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
    Posts: 4,147


    Very nice!

  23. jerseyboy
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
    Posts: 634


    Well for starters, I've got the Service Manual and Owners Handbook by Clymer. You'll also need the "Green Bible". I got a couple other's I copied from Bruce Lancaster's collection. I'm sure Bruce could recommend some good ones:D
  24. fuel pump
    Joined: Nov 4, 2001
    Posts: 3,620

    fuel pump
    from Caro,MI

    congrats Megan. All you banger boys and girls should check out this website

    Nightmare George told me about it and said there is a lot of banger hop up info there.
  25. I wouldnt even wash it make it run and stop and drive it way cool
  26. Cool. My 2 cents is to keep the A grill.

  27. unclescooby
    Joined: Jul 5, 2004
    Posts: 4,966

    from indy

    Wow! I can't believe I just saw this. I have a picture in my garage of my absolute favorite hot rod. I have no idea who owns it but it's a black full fendered model a convertible very much like yours. I think they are as good as it gets. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
    Joined: Jan 9, 2007
    Posts: 2,846


    That's awesome...sometimes patience does pay off!

  29. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,826

    from Indy

    a great find. congrats. now put it on 32 rails
  30. Casey
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 3,293

    Member Emeritus

    I want a ride :) that's a cool little roadster

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