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PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, ONT

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It's Christmas and I just acquired this 1931 Ford Model A roadster Pickup.  It is a driver, but I have lots of plans even though it will remain a four banger.  It is currently in Edmonton and I haven't figured out how it is going to get here.  I have several options, hire an enclosed transport, load it at some location and meet it in Ontario where I will have to haul it home from some place between Mississauga and Pickering.  Otherwise, I can put it in storage until the spring, drive out with my trailer and haul it home.  I am heading out to Edmonton on Tuesday, will look around at various hauler and storage facilities and decide then.

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what are the plans for it

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Engine was just rebuilt with insert bearings and high compression head. I have a down draft intake and headers and electronic ignition. When it gets home, I will order a Mitchel fully synchroed tranny and over drive unit. Posies super slider springs with a 2" drop and I have a set of 16" wheels. I will install a set of Coker 'Firestone' bias ply tires. Also I will replace the seat with a school bus seat to give me more leg room. After that, drive it.
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Leave it there until the summer. When you come out for Duece Days, pick it up on your way home.

What is the temperature in Edmonton now?

Wear your woolies...



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KNWZ4890.JPGIMG_1367.JPGIMG_1403.JPGWarren, I just had a '30 Model A coupe transported in from Lethbridge, Alberta. I used TFX, they delivered it door to door no hassles. Having said that, their price has jumped 50% since 2018 when I had them transport a '65 GTO from Tappen B.C. to Ontario. Unless I was going that way to visit family or friends, I wouldn't do it any other way. With the cost of fuel, meals, and lodging, you would spend the cost of TFX anyway. Never mind the risk factor of towing, the driving time, and the possibilities of breakdowns. Haven't even talked about the cost of storage (unless you know someone with storage facilities) till the summertime. To me it is a no brainer.



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Nice score Wuga

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Very cool, Looking forward to seeing it!

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One of the kids on the street when I was a kid was named Bob and he now owns a trucking company in Edmonton or Calgary or somewhere out there so I sent him a note asking if he could help you out Warren but I'm still waiting for a reply.

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Well, a bit of an update. I found a company, Automoves, who transport to Mississauga. They were a little suspect, but their prices were almost half of others and they would take a roadster in the winter and didn't care if it was running. I figured if I kept a close eye on them, I could control the situation. They have a great warehouse in Edmonton and they let me store the car there for a month before I was ready to send it east.

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I dropped the car off into this warm dry environment, dropped by occasionally to check on it and to fill the box with extra parts that I had accumulated.  When I was ready to come home, I told them to load and ship.  The car arrived 8 days later at their Mississauga warehouse.  We were in the middle of a snow storm so I had them hold the car for a few days, again in a protected environment.  I went with my lollipop trailer and picked it up.  These guys were great.  I had to remove my winch to accommodate the length of the car so they helped me load and secure it.  Before long I was on my way home.

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When I left there, I immediately headed to Roblin's Garage in Prince Edward County.  For those of you who are not familiar with Lawrence Roblin, he is in his 80s and still working a full day 6 days a week.  He has barns full of every imaginable part you can think of and he ships all over the world.  Anyway, he is the perfect person to do my safety.

Warren



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You're going to need a hand carrying that transmission into the truck when it comes. Let me know and I will come and lend a hand. I'm not that smart but I know how to lug. And I could help with whatever else while I'm there. Let me know. Nice car / truck !



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Good looking truck Warren ,still wearing the mechanical brakes ?? Here is my 27 RPU  flathead  60hp , 37 axles , 40 hydralic bra20181008_112540.jpg20181008_112553.jpgkes , 18 inch 32 ford wires , 



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Yes Joe, I have something to aspire to. Awesome! I'm sticking with the mech. brakes, installed a set of Flathead Ted's brake energizers. It has been upgraded to 12V, I am waiting for my Posie's reversed eye springs, the 16" wheels are currently getting blasted and powder coated and 16" bias from Coker won't be available until the end of June. When I drop the rear end for the spring, I will install the AA bell housing, the Jeep T5 and the shortened torque Tube/driveshaft with adaptor. Actually, that will probably happen after the driving season this year. I have my downdraft intake with the 97 and a set of header ready to install, maybe tomorrow. Pictures to follow soon.
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Sounds like your on top of it Warren ,gonna be a great ride .

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IMG_2650.JPGHere is my "I'll get to it some day project. "27ChevyR/P . Ya I am that guy. Ed



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The electrical system has been upgraded to 12V, neg ground.  New battery installed, 12V coil, all new bulbs and 12V alternator.  

 

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The car has mechanical brakes.  There are new drums but the shoes left something wanting.  Lawrence riveted new linings on the shoes.

 

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A Flathead Ted brake upgrade kit has been installed along with new seals and bearings.

 

 

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The stock seat was too much leaving little or no legroom and getting in and out was a contortionist's nightmare.  I have install this seat from a school bus and after I cut down the back, it will slip under the body lip and give me even more leg room.

 

 

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I am going over to Wellesley Island, NY to pick up 12 shipments on Tuesday, so the project will start in earnest.  I am also driving to Montreal the same day to pick up the Jeep T5 custom built to fit the AA bell housing.  Should be a very rewarding 10 hour drive.

Warren



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Thank you for the updates ! It's going to be something else.

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You would think it would be easy.  I had my bill of sale, an appraisal, insurance an they said at Service Ontario "no way", you need a better paper trail of previous ownership.  So after multiple conversations with the fellow I bought it from, he finally came up with a torn ownership and bill of sale in Alberta from 8 years ago.  He sent me what he had.  I wrote an affidavit outlining the history of sales of the vehicle and along with all the paper work, I returned to Service Ontario.  The woman I was talking with was on the phone to I presume Toronto for over 1/2 hour and finally when she came off the phone, she said OK, we can plate it, but you must have the truck weighed first.  What, a 90 year old truck with less capacity then a Honda!  I asked her how I would get the truck to the weigh station without plates, she said have it towed.  I was to spend $100 to get it weighed?  I went home, started the truck, drove it to the weigh station, got my official weight, 2020 lbs, and went back to service Ontario the next day.  They actually gave me the plates, but not before they collected the HST.

Today it is raining, so I am working on the truck in the shop.  I got my Riley side cover on.

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I got the Red's headers, the Ansen intake and the 97 installed with choke.

 

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I installed a small low pressure electric fuel pump.

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The seat is cut down and works much better.  It will probably get a proper upholstery job next winter.

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As we all know, model A doors never stay closed, so I found these nice door pins that were really easy to install and they work.

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To keep the doors from hitting the fenders I installed a set of door straps I found in my collection.

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And finally I did an oil change with the green oil, Brad Penn.

Car starts and runs great.  Had it up to 50 MPH going in for the weigh.

Nuff said, time for a beer.

Warren



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I like the door straps and the linkage on the carb. Where did you find the Brad Penn ? Walmart listed having it but when I got there, they didn't have a single one left. Door pins look nice and solid. Cool, Warren.

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Thank you Warren. I will check not out. Please post the link.



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