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.
50 Years of Mustang - Autoline This Week 1812
It was April 14, 1964 the day the world met Mustang. From that historic day in
New York to the unveiling of today's latest pony car, the Mustang has become one of the most
beloved automotive icons. On this week's Autoline, John McElroy welcomes
the dream team who brought the 50th anniversary edition to life including:
Chief Engineer Dave Pericak; Moray Callum Ford's VP of Design, and
Marketing Manager Steve Ling. Get more video everyday at
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!
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!
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.
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
These Are The Worst Fords In History. Sorry Henry -- AFTER/DRIVE
Everyone's been celebrating Henry Ford's 150th birthday by talking about
the successes of the company he founded. What about the, well not so much.
With Leo Parente, whose stories of working for Ford during the 1970s are
worth the price of admission.
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.
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.
The Original Hot Rod Lincoln
The original Hot Rod Lincoln was built by Country Western singer/songwriter
Charlie Ryan in the 1950s, and inspired his song of the same name. Now,
owner Dave Demangone takes the popular car to various car shows and charity
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 - First run of fresh engine
This is a video of the first time running the fresh engine after installing
it. The short block came from H and H Antique from California. The block
is completely fresh with insert bearings and a counter-balanced crankshaft.
Follow along with my daily adventures at ww.365DaysOfA.com where this Model
A is my daily driver from October 2010 to October 2011.
1929 Ford Model 'A' pickup
Henry Ford would be so proud. 1929 Model 'A' Pickup roars back to life with
some help from www.mphspecialties.com
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
1909 Cadillac First Drive First Start in 79 Years
This is a follow up to the earlier 1909 Cadillac first start. Bob took his
first drive in his 1909 Cadillac Model 30 touring September 1, 2013. He has
owned this car for and been working on the restoration on and off for 46
years. The last time this Cadillac drive under its own power was in 1933,
80 years ago.
There are still some bugs to work out, but it moves!.
Update, this is the first actual drive for Bob's Cadillac. For the original
first start of the engine see the other video at