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Should I keep these parts

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by box50, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. box50
    Joined: Nov 4, 2010
    Posts: 179


    I was wondering what to do with parts off my model-a most people say don't sell any of it but if I am not going to use it that would free up some money like wheels tranny steering column and box also have the motor that came in it the motor does not run. The serial number on the block and the title are the same I'm sure that matters. Thanks for any input
  2. patmanta
    Joined: May 10, 2011
    Posts: 3,761

    from Woburn, MA

    Sort out the motor/title thing first & foremost. Check with your state's DMV and get your car titled.

    As for the rest of the parts, offer them over on the Ford Barn and/or CL, local classic car clubs, etc.
  3. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,490

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

  4. Box

    They're just scrap! I'll be down week after next....I'll save you the aggravation and haul it off for you! :D

  5. 26hotrod
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 964

    from landis n c

    if i had a model-a i would only charge u 10bucks to haul them off for you ....................
  6. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,881

    from Indy

    contact your local Model A club, they'd love to have these parts
  7. fordsum
    Joined: Mar 22, 2012
    Posts: 124

    from SO CA

    I think the same way should I sale it to let someone finish their project. Then I ask myself is if I do sale the parts will I see ever see this part again if I ever need it. There are some parts for my car I could not find for months and when I did find one two others showed up so now I have 3 parts that are exactly the same. Now I tell myself I need to keep them all just in case someone hits my car or a part breaks I will have a replacement. I just hope I don’t become a hoarder.
  8. Before you let go of the engine see if your DMV will put an ID tag on the door. The engine is your proof that the car is really the one on the paperwork.

    Charlie Stephens
  9. Charlie, Box should also have teh same number on the left framerail near or under the cowl, too....right?
  10. Fenders
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 3,922


    ^^ you don't mean box you mean frame.
  11. Buzzard II
    Joined: Aug 27, 2009
    Posts: 354

    Buzzard II

    Sell it, then you will immediately find a need for it! Ask me how I know!
  12. Nope! Box50 is the OP for this thread....and a friend of mine!
  13. Keep the motor; if it turns, pickle it (oil down the spark plug holes). Sell the rest. Most of it isn't worth a whole lot, but somebody out there can probably use it.
  14. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,469

    Barn Hunter

    Sell it all and get some folding money. Mechanical A parts are everywhere.
  15. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,185


    Yep it's probably prudent thinking to hang on to the engine until after you go through the process with the dmv. Unless it is in great shape and worth big bux I'd stick the block back under the bench or in the shed rather than have someone else try to title a Model A using the number off the block but I'd sell the other left overs off the car that I wasn't going to use in a heartbeat.

    You could ask the dmv inspector about grinding the number off the block before selling it though. Anything so someone else couldn't use that number.
  16. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    Hmm?? I see your dilemma of what to
    do and I do feel your pain. I have a
    special EPA licence - (the only one in
    existance and granted soley to me) -
    for the handling, storage and safe
    disposal of Model A Ford cars and
    all related parts. (My special EPA
    licences for handling, storage and
    safe disposal of all '32, '33 and '34
    Ford cars and parts - as well as for
    '37 through '42 Willys coupes, too -
    is pending and I'm just waiting for
    those licences to arrive in the mail!)
    You should send all your unneeded
    Model A parts to me, right away - as
    soon as possible - shipping pre-paid
    of course - for safe disposal. Otherwise,
    armed federal agents, (maybe even the
    dreaded "Men In Black" even!!:eek::eek:) will
    show up at your door and lay siege
    to your property!!! :eek:: You don't
    want that, do you???!! :eek::eek::D

    Last edited: Jul 16, 2013
  17. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 5,151


    Charitable fellow, Mr. mart! ;)
    Hear hear...
  18. Jack Luther
    Joined: Oct 24, 2005
    Posts: 531

    Jack Luther

    Keep anything that has the VIN on it. I kept the block that came with my Model A roadster. Had it boiled to make it nice and clean, painted it battleship gray and put it under the bench. Good luck with your project.
  19. summersshow
    Joined: Mar 3, 2013
    Posts: 899

    from NC

    I have a 4 spots at Charlotte Auto Fair... I sold alot of model A stuff there last year... If you want me to help you sell it let me know... That goes for any other hambers...

    PM me if interested

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