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(Hampton Roads)   1929 Ford Model A causes multi-car crash. This is not a repeat from 1929   (hamptonroads.com) divider line 28
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2013-09-27 08:50:42 PM
A 1929 Ford Model A was heading east on Shore Drive just past the park entrance when the driver lost control.  The crash remains under investigation, but speed was believed to be a factor.

Damn kids and their 45mph tomfoolery.
 
2013-09-27 08:53:08 PM

phlegmmo: A 1929 Ford Model A was heading east on Shore Drive just past the park entrance when the driver lost control.  The crash remains under investigation, but speed was believed to be a factor.

Damn kids and their 45mph tomfoolery.


I was gonna say, if it's an unmodified Model A they couldn't have been doing much more than 40-45. I've had my foot to the floor in 3rd on one of those and didn't get much past that.

/grandfather owns a 31 roadster
 
2013-09-27 11:54:45 PM
I once rear ended a '29 Model A

/your mom
//seriously, though... I did hit one driving a '70 Chevy Nova
///destroyed the Nova, barely dented the Ford
 
2013-09-28 12:08:30 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I once rear ended a '29 Model A

/your mom
//seriously, though... I did hit one driving a '70 Chevy Nova
///destroyed the Nova, barely dented the Ford


Owned a '38 Dodge 25 years ago.  Most solid hunk of iron I've ever driven.  A biatch to stop.

The crumple zone was the other car - if you were lucky.

Wish I had it back.
 
2013-09-28 12:56:14 AM

cameroncrazy1984: phlegmmo: A 1929 Ford Model A was heading east on Shore Drive just past the park entrance when the driver lost control.  The crash remains under investigation, but speed was believed to be a factor.

Damn kids and their 45mph tomfoolery.

I was gonna say, if it's an unmodified Model A they couldn't have been doing much more than 40-45. I've had my foot to the floor in 3rd on one of those and didn't get much past that.

/grandfather owns a 31 roadster


Probably a hot rod.  Some of them look really good all modded out:

img203.imageshack.us
 
2013-09-28 01:43:12 AM
Jim-Bob, run home and fetch the jaws of life.

67-72chevytrucks.com
 
2013-09-28 02:01:08 AM
First off, we all hope everyone's going to be OK. If so, then we can ask if the car is OK...
 
2013-09-28 02:07:26 AM
So a three car accident that started with a 29 Ford and the article has pics of all the other two cars and not the model A?
 
2013-09-28 02:10:11 AM
Dispatched to the scene:

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2013-09-28 02:12:45 AM
Did it have a Lincoln motor that's really souped up?

/pappy said, "Son you're gonna drive me to drinkin'"
 
2013-09-28 02:47:34 AM

StopLurkListen: First off, we all hope everyone's going to be OK. If so, then we can ask if the car is OK...


No no, first we ask if a 1929 Model A Ford is unharmed. Then we ask, did the other driver or his estate have enough insurance to put the Model A Ford back into pristine condition...
 
2013-09-28 03:10:36 AM

Gyrfalcon: StopLurkListen: First off, we all hope everyone's going to be OK. If so, then we can ask if the car is OK...

No no, first we ask if a 1929 Model A Ford is unharmed. Then we ask, did the other driver or his estate have enough insurance to put the Model A Ford back into pristine condition...


We have classic cars in the family. The question isn't "do you have enough money to put it back into pristine condition", because that's an asymptotic proposition that can tend to infinity.

//people aren't replaceable, cars are
//not necessarily true of Model A's, but they still rank lower than people
 
2013-09-28 03:35:01 AM

StopLurkListen: //people aren't replaceable, cars are


Still a damn shame, sometimes...

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2013-09-28 05:00:36 AM

StopLurkListen: Gyrfalcon: StopLurkListen: First off, we all hope everyone's going to be OK. If so, then we can ask if the car is OK...

No no, first we ask if a 1929 Model A Ford is unharmed. Then we ask, did the other driver or his estate have enough insurance to put the Model A Ford back into pristine condition...

We have classic cars in the family. The question isn't "do you have enough money to put it back into pristine condition", because that's an asymptotic proposition that can tend to infinity.

//people aren't replaceable, cars are
//not necessarily true of Model A's, but they still rank lower than people


You take life too seriously, sometimes.

And me too seriously, quite often.
 
2013-09-28 05:55:01 AM

Lenny_da_Hog: Did it have a Lincoln motor that's really souped up?

/pappy said, "Son you're gonna drive me to drinkin'"


Hot Rod Lincoln
 
2013-09-28 06:17:05 AM

Lsherm: Probably a hot rod. Some of them look really good all modded out:


Son, if you think that might not be a hot rod you need some serious schoolin'.
 
2013-09-28 07:22:37 AM
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2013-09-28 08:21:58 AM

cameroncrazy1984: phlegmmo: A 1929 Ford Model A was heading east on Shore Drive just past the park entrance when the driver lost control.  The crash remains under investigation, but speed was believed to be a factor.

Damn kids and their 45mph tomfoolery.

I was gonna say, if it's an unmodified Model A they couldn't have been doing much more than 40-45. I've had my foot to the floor in 3rd on one of those and didn't get much past that.

/grandfather owns a 31 roadster


I have never been in a stock old Ford that could even get to 40, but then again it was in MI and the roads aren't smooth.  Uncle had a stock '30 Model A, and I rode with him the first time he drove it home.  He had a hard time keeping it between the paint lines at 35 mph.  That was the squirrelliest suspension and steering combination I have ever seen.  It wasn't the first one he had owned either, he had one back when they were simply old cars.

Another Uncle has a '30 Chevy completely original, and it has caused him fits at car shows.  It really does have the original radiator, but the judges give him crap every time he takes it to the shows.  The car was built early 1930, and Chevy had put on a left over 1929 radiator during assembly.  To make the judges happy, he would have to replace the radiator with one not original to the car.  I don't think the  radiator has ever been out of the car.
 
2013-09-28 08:38:29 AM

phlegmmo: A 1929 Ford Model A was heading east on Shore Drive just past the park entrance when the driver lost control.  The crash remains under investigation, but speed was believed to be a factor.

Damn kids and their 45mph tomfoolery.


Driver was probably messing with that wireless telegraph thingy.  It's the bee's knees.
 
2013-09-28 10:44:18 AM

phlegmmo: Lenny_da_Hog: Did it have a Lincoln motor that's really souped up?

/pappy said, "Son you're gonna drive me to drinkin'"

Hot Rod Lincoln




Highway Patrol
 
2013-09-28 10:56:57 AM

lack of warmth: cameroncrazy1984: phlegmmo: A 1929 Ford Model A was heading east on Shore Drive just past the park entrance when the driver lost control.  The crash remains under investigation, but speed was believed to be a factor.

Damn kids and their 45mph tomfoolery.

I was gonna say, if it's an unmodified Model A they couldn't have been doing much more than 40-45. I've had my foot to the floor in 3rd on one of those and didn't get much past that.

/grandfather owns a 31 roadster

I have never been in a stock old Ford that could even get to 40, but then again it was in MI and the roads aren't smooth.  Uncle had a stock '30 Model A, and I rode with him the first time he drove it home.  He had a hard time keeping it between the paint lines at 35 mph.  That was the squirrelliest suspension and steering combination I have ever seen.  It wasn't the first one he had owned either, he had one back when they were simply old cars.

Another Uncle has a '30 Chevy completely original, and it has caused him fits at car shows.  It really does have the original radiator, but the judges give him crap every time he takes it to the shows.  The car was built early 1930, and Chevy had put on a left over 1929 radiator during assembly.  To make the judges happy, he would have to replace the radiator with one not original to the car.  I don't think the  radiator has ever been out of the car.


Your Uncle needs to work on his Ford! That or move out of MI. Those cars, when restored properly can hit the max speed pretty easily. Of course, it isn't ever going faster than that. My father has a '28 which is almost all original or reconditioned, except for a '46 hydraulic brake system and newer distributor cap. He can hit 40-45 pretty easy in that. That being said, he also keeps a tow rope and fire extinguished on the floorboards next to him, because even with everything you can check on those cars, you just never know.
 
2013-09-28 11:25:40 AM

phlegmmo: Lsherm: Probably a hot rod. Some of them look really good all modded out:

Son, if you think that might not be a hot rod you need some serious schoolin'.


phlegmmo: Lsherm: Probably a hot rod. Some of them look really good all modded out:

Son, if you think that might not be a hot rod you need some serious schoolin'.


I was referring to the car in the article, which inexplicably doesn't include pictures of the model A in question.  I know my pic is a hot rod, that's why I posted it.
 
2013-09-28 11:33:52 AM

lack of warmth: cameroncrazy1984: phlegmmo: A 1929 Ford Model A was heading east on Shore Drive just past the park entrance when the driver lost control.  The crash remains under investigation, but speed was believed to be a factor.

Damn kids and their 45mph tomfoolery.

I was gonna say, if it's an unmodified Model A they couldn't have been doing much more than 40-45. I've had my foot to the floor in 3rd on one of those and didn't get much past that.

/grandfather owns a 31 roadster

I have never been in a stock old Ford that could even get to 40, but then again it was in MI and the roads aren't smooth.  Uncle had a stock '30 Model A, and I rode with him the first time he drove it home.  He had a hard time keeping it between the paint lines at 35 mph.  That was the squirrelliest suspension and steering combination I have ever seen.  It wasn't the first one he had owned either, he had one back when they were simply old cars.

Another Uncle has a '30 Chevy completely original, and it has caused him fits at car shows.  It really does have the original radiator, but the judges give him crap every time he takes it to the shows.  The car was built early 1930, and Chevy had put on a left over 1929 radiator during assembly.  To make the judges happy, he would have to replace the radiator with one not original to the car.  I don't think the  radiator has ever been out of the car.


I have a '29 Pierce Arrow that has a few '30 parts here and there since it was built in Nov of '29 and the factory was already converting their parts inventory over for the '30 production run.
A properly running car of that vintage should be able to be driven at 45-50mph safely.
I have done 65mph on the freeway for stretches in the PA with no problems - then again the PA is a very high end luxury car and is light years ahead of a Ford of the same vintage.
 
2013-09-28 03:11:28 PM
farm6.staticflickr.com

Center-door Model T, upgraded with rear disc brakes and LED tailights, because stopping and being seen are important these days. Click pic for thread with other early 20th century shenanigans.
 
2013-09-28 05:30:56 PM

Lsherm: cameroncrazy1984: phlegmmo: A 1929 Ford Model A was heading east on Shore Drive just past the park entrance when the driver lost control.  The crash remains under investigation, but speed was believed to be a factor.

Damn kids and their 45mph tomfoolery.

I was gonna say, if it's an unmodified Model A they couldn't have been doing much more than 40-45. I've had my foot to the floor in 3rd on one of those and didn't get much past that.

/grandfather owns a 31 roadster

Probably a hot rod.  Some of them look really good all modded out:

[img203.imageshack.us image 800x600]


The story is true, I'm here to say
I was drivin' that Model A.
 
2013-09-28 07:32:49 PM

Larva Lump: [farm6.staticflickr.com image 768x511]

Center-door Model T, upgraded with rear disc brakes and LED tailights, because stopping and being seen are important these days. Click pic for thread with other early 20th century shenanigans.


Nice to see people out there keeping old iron on the road and on the rails.
My '26 Rickenbacker would fit in nicely with the rest of those working class automobiles.
 
2013-09-28 11:10:19 PM
Lsherm:

Probably a hot rod.  Some of them look really good all modded out:

He was probably here for the AACA car show this morning.
 
2013-09-28 11:22:37 PM
I drive this car almost daily on the same roads where the fellow with the Model A had the accident. The road itself is safe for the posted speed limit -- even at night -- contrary to what the local TV stations may imply. My guess is that the Ford had some kind of mechanical failure which caused him to leave the road and hit a tree. Even at 40-45MPH, in a Model A, he'd be in serious condition (and he is). The second car struck debris from the crash and a truck following him hit the second car; neither driver appears to have been seriously injured.

i.imgur.com
1937 Plymouth Business Coupe

These cars are fun to drive, but not as safe as a modern vehicle in an accident.
 
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