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Posted 12 November 2014 - 03:49 PM

Now you tell me... LOL!
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Posted 12 November 2014 - 04:02 PM

It says to use with every diaper change... I would hate to be the one who had to change your diapers.  :shok:  :laugh2:  :tease:

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 06:39 PM

Diapers... so that's how they made those 200-300 mile runs at 40 MPH without stopping!
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Posted 12 November 2014 - 10:20 PM

Eeewww! :sarcastic_hand:

 


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 07:52 PM

Hey, Greg! I'm curious about Georgia car registration of the Model A from out-of-state. Are their any extraordinary requirements or fees for you?


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 06:56 AM

Phil,

 

I'll let you know. I'm going to try to register it today.

 

The question for me is the taxes they impose, as GA changed they way they tax new cars and tag renewals a few years back. Not sure how it applies to antique and collector cars.


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 05:26 PM

I would suggest you wear your oldest clothes with the holes in them. Tell them it's not an antique car but a very old car and the only collection it belongs to is the garbage collection.
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Posted 02 December 2014 - 09:33 PM

Greg...

Are you going to apply for any type of personalized or "antique" license plate like the one below? California even has a "Horseless Carriage" plate for cars older than 1922...
 
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Posted 02 December 2014 - 09:38 PM

I would be curious to know about insurance cost. 
 
I know that there is special "collector car coverage" for older/low annual mileage vehicles.
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Posted 03 December 2014 - 08:16 AM

Phil,

I started to get an "Antique Car" tag, until I discovered that they are four times the cost of a regular tag, $80 vs $20, and have to be renewed every year anyway. So the A just has a regular old GA tag.

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Because of the length of my trip, I couldn't select the coverage with a 2,500 mile per year limit, so the annual insurance premium was $160. Coverage is collision and agreed value.

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 10:34 AM

Greg,

 

Had a chance to get the dist. installed yet?


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Posted 03 December 2014 - 11:58 AM

Yes, we got it installed over the weekend, along with the rebuilt carb. Drove it around the neighborhood and visited a few friends. Runs great!

Geoff got his first chance to drive it, too.

Got the headlamps off to get rid of those ugly sealed beams and there's a couple of snags involved. Awaiting a new lighting harness from Bert's as they'd cut the connectors off to install the sealed beams.

Have the RH door panel off to clean and lube the window regulator and install the new window channels and razor blade off the overspray on the glass.

Just doing a bunch of tinkering to install some of the small parts (like door bumpers) I've purchased.
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Posted 03 December 2014 - 05:21 PM

When you get the headlights finished, you'll have to re-do your avatar :D .


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Posted 29 December 2014 - 04:25 PM

You got that thing 100% blueprinted yet? :popcorm1:


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Posted 29 December 2014 - 05:10 PM

LOL, Pablo. You are more accurate than you might think.


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Posted 29 December 2014 - 07:55 PM

Greg has moved his bed to the garage so he can sleep with his baby. ;-)


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Posted 31 January 2015 - 01:02 PM

Could it be???
 
Driving near LAX one day I saw a car at a shop and took a picture because... could this be Greg's baby in LA...This was a month ago...
 
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Posted 31 January 2015 - 01:52 PM

Maybe one day!

But that can't be my car, as the rad shell indicates that it is a 1928-29 car.

If I can find the time, I've got another post to make about getting a tag for the A.

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 04:45 PM

Greg… you're correct about the year. It can't be read (crummy camera on phone) but the license plate says 29 on it. I was stopped in traffic when I took it so I didn't have a lot of time to compose or telephoto better…


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 03:36 PM

Cheater,
 
I must admit that I read this story a few months ago, but am only now re-surfacing to Slotblog, so I just wanted to say how fantastic this story is. It is a fascinating journey for me, as I love road trips and their associated adventures, but when they are told so well, and with such humor and wisdom and curiosity, well... so much the better. Play your cards right and I could see you turning this into a full time gig, ala Anthony Bourdain.  
 
And then, there's the very cool Model A. What a gorgeous car.
 
Congrats on all the great response you've had, dude. 
 
Looking forward to the sequel, where you turn it into a rat rod and drive it to East Los Angeles for a tuck and roll. On the car, I mean.    :D
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