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Model A #736354
17/03/22 03:12 PM
17/03/22 03:12 PM
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Salisbury, UK
Peter J Offline OP
Formerly known as Aldermog
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Watch this video...

https://youtu.be/z0imK2TaNUk

Enormously tempting, in the UK they run at between £12,000 to £20,000.

Dry, waterproof pre-war motoring, much of the spirit of a Morgan +4

Unlike the Model T driving it is almost "Modern"...

No computers at all...


Peter,
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Re: Model A [Re: Peter J] #736357
17/03/22 03:20 PM
17/03/22 03:20 PM
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Lampeter, Wales
Jon G4LJW Offline
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Originally Posted by Peter J
Watch this video...

https://youtu.be/z0imK2TaNUk

Enormously tempting, in the UK they run at between £12,000 to £20,000.

Dry, waterproof pre-war motoring, much of the spirit of a Morgan +4

Unlike the Model T driving it is almost "Modern"...

No computers at all...



Nice - one bit that just caught my attention: "....every part....is still being reproduced...."

grin2

Re: Model A [Re: Peter J] #736358
17/03/22 03:25 PM
17/03/22 03:25 PM
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Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
Paul F Offline
Part of the Furniture
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Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
They are immensely popular in the trials community here in the UK.

The same philosophy could be applied with a Morris Minor 1000 and, at a higher price point, with a classic Range-Rover.


Paul
Costock, UK
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Re: Model A [Re: Peter J] #736366
17/03/22 04:20 PM
17/03/22 04:20 PM
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Devonshire
+8Rich Offline
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I like the look of them with plenty of versions available..


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green prev
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Re: Model A [Re: Peter J] #736367
17/03/22 04:30 PM
17/03/22 04:30 PM
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Northamptonshire UK
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Model A's are wonderful things, but they are awful to drive I'm afraid. The front axle needs locating better, much like hot rod crews do with rose jointed tie rods, but the VSCC eschew that modern thinking. Once that front axle is stabilised, they at last stay in their own lane. Next major issue is the over the knees fuel tank, to which the steering column is attached. Rusty, weak metal will tear under stress dripping fuel over the knees..

A well sorted 'A' will likely have a colonial 'B' series engine, which are a better derivative and mechanically a lot stronger. But they are as people say, a hugely popular, cheap as chips vintage era car with that wonderful ingredient of torque.

Get 'em while they're hot..


Steve
Re: Model A [Re: Peter J] #736372
17/03/22 05:02 PM
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YORK
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YORK
Peter,

Time to man up and get a hotrod hooligan 2CV Van with race engine!!!

Perfect for hauling bales of hay around with style!!

Time to get rid of that gas guzzling wooden chassised retro throwback !!!

You know it makes sense...no tax/mot £100 year insurance...Caroline would love it !!
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Re: Model A [Re: Peter J] #736388
17/03/22 06:23 PM
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Northern Capital of Cool
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Just barreling along
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Does yours have one of these in the back window Kev ?

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Re: Model A [Re: Peter J] #736435
18/03/22 06:10 AM
18/03/22 06:10 AM
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Cheltenham, Glos. UK
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Salty Sea Dog
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I have ridden in a friend's Model A up Prescott. It was interesting. For myself I'd rather have a Morris Minor, estate in preference to the saloon.
A former neighbour used to run a 2cv repair business and due to a number of issues I learned to hate the things, except for the Mehari. Never tried a van, perhaps I should smile


Graham (G4FUJ)

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Re: Model A [Re: Peter J] #736474
18/03/22 11:26 AM
18/03/22 11:26 AM
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I thought the Africar was a pretty good idea... A bit Morganesque perhaps given all that wood..... Trad that is.. (-: Who knows, we might be looking at more practical alternatives ourselves in time..???

Re: Model A [Re: Luddite] #736491
18/03/22 01:31 PM
18/03/22 01:31 PM
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Cheltenham, Glos. UK
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Originally Posted by Luddite
I thought the Africar was a pretty good idea...

I have a book covering the whole story.


Graham (G4FUJ)

D8921 L44FOR '93 4/4 Giallo Fly 2 seat smile
'90 LR 90 SW
'09 Alfa Romeo MiTo
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