A sad story from May 7, 2005. The driver and passenger of the Model A were killed when the driver of Titan failed to yeild when making a left turn. The eldery couple was returning home from an antique car event. Several other friends drove past the wreck in their own classic cars.
The driver died at the scene. The passenger, his wife died at the hospital. Seats belts might have allowed for a different out come, but were not installed in the Model A. Because of the age of the vehicle, seat belts were not required.
I do not know if the driver of the Titan was later charged with anything.
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.
Fatal High Speed Head On With Extrication - Spanaway WA
June 16, 2007. 6:30am. The 21500 block of Highway 7 in Spanaway, WA. The
driver of the white F150 was at fault and died at the scene. Drugs or
alchohol was not involved. It's believed that the driver
had fallen asleep at the wheel or more than likely had some type of medical
problem prior to the crash. CPR was peformed unsuccessfully.
The driver of the Dakota
was trapped. It took 20 minutes to extricate the victim. He had serious
injuries, but will survive. The Washington State Patrol is investigating
HEAD-ON CRASH CAPTURED DURING A CAR FIRE
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While returning from a trailer fire I heard GFD tone out for a reported car
fire in the area of 20th and Chase, a thick black header was visible from a
mile away. Crews from Engine 4 put a quick knock on the fire and nobody was
hurt. While they were working, a rubbernecker slammed head-on with another
vehicle just down the street. GPD was on scene asap, it appeared there were
no injuries at the crash.
Triple Fatal Accident Investigation & Clean Up Chehalis WA
Chehalis, WA. August 24, 2002. Northbound Interstate 5 at mile marker 79.
A semi being driven at speeds to fast for traffic conditions slammed into
a Chevrolet pickup on the overpass. The three female occupants were
killed. The semi continued hitting six other vehicles before veering off
the freeway and rolling down the embankment coming to rest on it's top.
The other injured parties were non life threatening. This story did air on
CNN that weekend.
Double Fatal Freeway Crash
An SUV traveling EB 91 Fwy hits the center divider and spins back into
traffic... It is struck by other cars, causing one passenger to eject from
the SUV and die on the spot. Chain reaction crashes continue, and one man
gets out of his car and proceeds towards the main crash on foot. He is
also struck at high speed and dragged more than 300 feet to his death.
Alcohol indeed played a role in the initial crash with the SUV according to
Fatal Jeep Wrangler vs Ford Pickup T Bone Accident Graham WA
September 8, 2007 Graham, WA. 272nd street east and Meridian east aka
SR161. The driver of the Jeep was a fault and the fatality. A good reason
why a no passing zone means no passing. He tried and died. The Jeep was
SB and the Ford NB. The skid marks from the Jeep are very visible. This
would have been a head on, but the Jeep turned sideways and was t boned.
Bystanders performed CPR. The driver died enroute to the hospital.
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.
1931 Ford Model A Barn find, first start!
1931 Ford Model A, been sitting in a barn since 1976, at first no spark,
got that figured out, but now she aint firing. I will get her going, no
matter what! Subscribe to keep updated on the first start!
Short running video of Model A hot rod
This is my coupe, running after being taken out of winter storage. I film
the car and then start it. My Uncle behind the camera can be heard saying
"You know it's in gear..?" It actually wasn't in gear, as the transmission
has a tendency to walk in Neutral, spinning freely in the air, but not
having the power to move the car if it were on the ground. I put it on jack
stands just in case it decides to hook-up, however. I slid it into Park to
The body is a 1930 Ford Coupe, chanelled 5 inches over a boxed and kicked
chassis. Motor is a Chrysler 413. Transmission is push-button TorqueFlite.
T Bone Accident With Extrication - Spanaway WA
September 16, 2007. Spanaway, WA 200th Street East and 38th Ave East. The
driver of the pickup was at fault. Loosing control in the corner while
east bound and crossing the centerline getting t boned by the car. The
female driver of the car was extricated. Unfortunately her car is totaled.
The male driver of the pickup was also transpoertd. Non life threatening
injuries for both.
My 1925 Ford Model T - A Closer Look: Transmission & Clutch
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In this video, we take a detailed look at the Ford Model T transmission,
afterwards taking a look at the correct procedure for pulling away,
forwards and backwards, and also correct braking.
I imported my 1925 Ford Model T from the USA, not far from Detroit,
Michigan where it was built.
The Model T was manufactured between 1908 and 1927, and was know by various
names including Tin Lizzie, Flivver, T‑Model Ford, or just 'T'.
The Model T set 1908 as the historic year that the automobile became
popular. It is generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, the
car that opened travel to the common middle-class American; some of this
was because of Ford's innovations, including assembly line production
instead of individual hand crafting.
On May 26, 1927, Henry Ford watched the 15 millionth Model T Ford roll off
the assembly line at his factory in Highland Park, Michigan.