Jonathan Klinger's coworkers thought he was bluffing when he said he wanted to drive a Ford Model A every day for a year -- including winter ... in northern Michigan. But he followed through, and he's been doing it in a project he calls "365 Days of A," documenting his progress on a blog of the same name. RoundAbout host Craig Cole went for a walkaround of the Model A that Jonathan's been driving for nearly a year.
Can You Name These Cars? - RoundAbout 137
A British woman is planning to drive across the United States in a
109-year-old car! We'll run down the list of the top vehicles the world's
richest people drive AND we'll play a brand-new game called "ENHANCE!" It's
better than opossum stew at granny's house!
Goodyear Developing Self-Inflating Tire - Autoline Daily 701
As expected IHS Automotive downgraded their 2011 sales forecast for the
auto industry, the question now is how will automakers respond? GM will be
sourcing its batteries for future EV's from A123 Systems. Goodyear is
researching tires that can inflate themselves while rolling along the road.
All that and more, plus Peter De Lorenzo spreads his wisdom on management
Combining Super Capacitors and Batteries for EV Breakthrough - Autoline Daily 699
China's "soft" sales numbers are suddenly looking a lot better in July,
while India's sales dipped for the first time in two years. GM plans to
slash the number of platforms it builds in half. And, it works, it really
works! Electronic Stability Control reduces deaths and accidents in the
real world. All that and more, plus a Taiwanese company may just have an EV
breakthrough that combines batteries with super capacitors.
BMW to Start Renting Cars - Autoline Daily 933
Amid rising costs in Japan, Nissan is moving production of the Rogue SUV to
Korea. The move will better utilize plant capacity at an existing Samsung
factory. Following OnStar's move to launch an OEM car sharing service, BMW
is starting its own BMW On Demand service in Manhattan. PSA will begin
building commercial vans for Toyota based off current Peugeot and Citroen
models. The move is likely an effort to improve the cash flow situation for
the ailing PSA. All that and more, plus an in depth look at the 2013
Model A Assembly
A timelapse video of me re-assembling my Model-A Tudor after restoration of
the frame and running gear.
This video replaces Parts I and III that I uploaded previously.
Henry Ford Model T Documentary
I do not own the rights to this film. This is for fair use. Peter Graves is
the host of the show, so any Airplane! jokes will be interesting.
If you own a Kindle and enjoy Science Fiction, please check out my short
A Dad's A - 1929 Model A
Frank Maniatis so treasured his 1929 Ford Model A Roadster that 75 years
after he bought it, the car still owns a special place in his daughter Tina
Higgins' heart -- and her garage. From cross-country pleasure trips to
lumber hauling, makeshift repairs and patched-up fenders to a full
restoration -- and even a tearful homecoming after it had been stolen --
this family heirloom has just about seen it all. For more visit
oil change (shocking) after sitting for 50 years Ford Model A
I bought a 1930 Model A 5 window coupe all original except for a dropped
axle, a Mallory dual point distributor, some dual electrode spark plugs,
four blade radiator fan, 15" steel reversed center wheels with slicks and a
lawnmower fuel tank bolted to the dash (reasons to believe it was a hot
rod) it wouldn't turn over when I got it so I took the plugs out and poured
some Mistory oil in the holes and let it sit for a few weeks, I turned it
back n forth till I was able to give it a few full turns, checked the oil
level, put some gas in it, hooked up a battery and it turned over fine with
the starter but no fire, pulled out the distributor to find a home made
shaft extention that wasn't long enough so I rebuilt the distributor and
made a new shaft and rebuilt the carb and now it fired up! I called Adrian
to come over and check it out, he said it sounds good but don't try driving
it untill you change the oil, I drove it up and down the alley sinse the
oil look to be ok an at the correct level, called him again to let him know
how it went and the first thing he asked was, did you change the oil? so I
got to work took the drain plug out and oil dribbled out no matter what i
did it wouldn't drain out so I took the oil pan out and found the oil caked
at the bottom of the pan, lesson learned.... Always pull the oil pan OFF to
make sure you don't run your newly acquired Old motor with a pan full of
crud, I hope this helps,,, more videos of this model A to come so stay
tunned! thanks for whatching.
thanks for the great advice Adrian.
1930 Model A Ford
Bud takes us for a ride in his 1930 Model A Ford Sport Coupe
Music: Forgotten Times by Jewelbeat
365 Days of A Retrospective: HCCTV
This week, a very special episode of Hagerty Classic Car TV bids adieu to
the 365DaysofA project. In the news, the world's oldest running car goes up
for auction, as does Willie Nelson's old tour bus. For more visit
Howard Henderson's Model A Ford powered Pietenpol Air Camper
Grant MacLaren's 12 minute film about Howard Henderson's Pietenpol Air
Camper. Edited by Yvonne Nagy. Written and narrated by Grant MacLaren.
MacLaren gives a brief description of the era in which the Pietenpol Air
Camper was designed and shows details of Henderson building and flying Air
Camper N444MH. MacLaren's Sport Aviation article about Henderson's Piet is
on the web at www.grantmaclaren.com/444mh