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AL CT    Posted 04-01-2018 at 11:07:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Any one here also restore/own Model A's? I did years ago and have been thinking of getting back into them. Anyone have one for sale? If so, I'd be interested in talking to you.

    John in Mich    Posted 04-01-2018 at 11:58:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • My father owned 2 Model A cars. He had a number of other cars, 40's and 50's. All were sold when he passed. I do have some 16" wire spoke wheels, I think, they were used into the 30's. I have 4 wire spoke wheels for a Hudson Terraplane used as part of a farm wagon running gear. There are some other old car wheels that I don't know what they fit. I need some serious cleaning out...someday.

    36 coupe    Posted 04-02-2018 at 05:55:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Ford used 16 inch spoke wheels in 1935 only.

    John in Mich    Posted 04-02-2018 at 14:28:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Not being into cars, I'm not familiar with what went where, or years. There also used to be some 21" (I believe) maybe other sizes. All gone.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 04-03-2018 at 08:07:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • John,

    Would not swear to this but I believe 1928 and '29 Model A's used the 19" while '30 and '31 used the 21". 36 coupe may correct me.

    Jack

    AL CT    Posted 04-03-2018 at 08:27:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Jack, Just the other way around. 28/29 used the 21", 30/31 used the 19" wheels. Wheels would get reduced diameters thus lowering the car for better handling.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 04-03-2018 at 08:59:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks Al,

    Close but no cigar!

    I should have known that as we went from buggy wheels to 33's to 21's and on down. May have been sizes in there that I don't know about.

    I never knew the reason. Just blamed the engineers!

    Jack

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 04-02-2018 at 06:37:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • What did they use on the '36 and 37 Std? Drove a '36 quite a bit but cannot remember!

    36 coupe    Posted 04-04-2018 at 23:05:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • 36 thru 39 used a disc wheel,there was an 18 inch option in 1936,never saw one though.Rims changsd in 1940 thru 1948.Mercurys used a 15 inch rim in 1948.

    Gary Ostby    Posted 04-01-2018 at 22:25:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Mostly Ford A. Partly Chrysler, Catapillar, Muncy, T, AA, Culvert,Bluebird and others. It's a Doodlebug. Every Granddad needs one. Gary

    AL CT    Posted 04-01-2018 at 13:16:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I had two Model A's, both 1930's. One Deluxe Roadster and the other a Deluxe Phaeton. Both restored to perfection. Six other cars over the years, sold them all when we were building a home. My dad started collecting antique and classic cars in 1951, amassing 45 cars in total over the years. None of them junkers. Needless to say, I have one very enjoyable childhood.
    1905 International Harvester high wheeler, dad driving and me in the back seat.

    1910 Speedwell dad and mom in the front seat. One of about 12 Speedwells left, built 1909-1914

    John in Mich    Posted 04-01-2018 at 18:17:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Very nice!

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