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.
In Search of Studio X - Autoline After Hours 114
This week we peer into the future of automotive design with the Vice
President of Global Design for GM, Ed Welburn. We'll be finding out more
about the upcoming Cadillac XTS and ATS cars. We'll also find out how GM
studios around the globe compete to design vehicles the company has in the
pipeline. We'll also discuss John's sneak peek at future Lincoln product
and get into details of the brand's turnaround plan. John McElroy is joined
in studio by the one and only Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo.
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!
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.
Analysts See Q3 & Q4 Slowdown - Autoline Daily 700
Many auto analysts are a bit weary, and rightfully so given the threat of
another economic downturn. Honda, long the darling of Consumer Reports has
come under the gun as its model line loses favor with the reviewers at CR.
Chrysler is back to partnering with Kettering University for engineering
students, after eliminating the program during bankruptcy. All that and
more, plus You Said It!
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.
oil change (shocking) after sitting for 50 years Ford Model A
I bought a 1930 (not 31 like I said in the video) 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 homemade shaft extention that wasn't long
enough so I rebuilt the distributor, made a new shaft, 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".
Since the oil looked to be ok and at the correct level, I drove it up and
down the alley. I 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 off 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
thanks for the great advice Adrian.
To see it running check http://youtu.be/z5V0oXP8roE
1930 Model A Ford Cold Start - 15 Degrees Fahrenheit
This is a video from the morning of January 29, 2011 after sitting outside
all night. The temperature is about 15 degrees at the time I fired up the
Mighty Model A. Cold weather has yet to phase it!
Follow along in my yearlong journey in a 1930 Model A Ford at
How to start up and drive a 1925 Ford Model T
While still in the Ely neighborhood of Fairlee, Vermont, we get a quick
lesson on how to start up and drive a 1925 Ford Model T. I am not sure how
comprehensive a lesson it is, but I think with a bit of practice, I could
drive this car. Once the car is started, we take a drive down Old Federal
Route 5, which has been truncated, since the new Route 5 was built in the
1930's. The road is also unpaved, which I am sure is the way its been for
years. Imagine being on this road 80 years ago and seeing this car coming
along down the road; this would have been a pretty common sight. At the
end of the road, we turn around in a neighbors driveway, where we see a
couple of newer, yet vintage, cars. I am not sure what the white car is,
but the Chevrolet pick-up looks like it's from the 1960's. Enjoy the view
from the car, as well as the lesson on starting and driving it. If you
have any questions about the video, feel free to message me. Comments are
welcome. The video was taken on August 25th, 2013.
Roof 101 Cyclone OHV Model A Ford Engine Conversion - Clip #2
This is the 2010 4 Port OHV conversion for the Model A and B Ford. It's
modeled after the 1929 R&R Cyclone originally created by Robert Roof of
Anderson, Indiana, USA. Charlie Yapp, owner of Scalded Dog Speed Parts
contacted Jim Roof, Robert's grandson, and Jim became the new "Chief
Designer" and Charlie the producer. The end result is nothing short of a
wildly successful mechanical achievement . The power and inefficiency are
huge and surprising. The parts are mostly off the shelf at your local
dealer. If you get a chance to see one take a close look at the technology,
it's different and edgy but still look and sound like a period racing
On Our website. . .www.secretsofspeed.com. . .you will be able to find the
Dyno chart links and
much more. . .like contact info. Yapp also manufactures the famous Riley
Two Port OHV and the Lion Speed Head.
Very Rare 1931/32 Model A Pickup Barn Find ! 4/18/09
This is a very rare and hard to find Late Production 1931 Model A . In 1932
the Model B was not ready for customers until late April until then Ford
sold these Late 31' Model A's as 1932's. You can tell the difference
between the earlier A's by looking at the all steel roof as well as the
wider bed both of these characteristics are found in the real 32' trucks .
If you notice not only is the Bed wider but it has a full steel floor that
rest over the wood deck. This truck is a beauty and runs great but to make
her truly road worthy she needs papers and working lights as well as some
newer tires the ones that are on it hold air but have cracks.
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
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