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(KGW Portland)   Ragamuffin grifter 23 skidoos away with olde-tymey Model A   (kgw.com) divider line 40
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2014-06-24 10:23:37 AM  
Yeah, he looks like somebody that would steal a car.
 
2014-06-24 11:54:59 AM  
He's all wet!
 
2014-06-24 11:59:44 AM  
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My WORD!
 
2014-06-24 12:14:37 PM  
media.kgw.com

He's one of those people who will go through life looking perpetually surprised...
 
2014-06-24 12:14:52 PM  
I'm a little impressed, it is pretty difficult to drive a Model A.
 
2014-06-24 12:15:47 PM  
That ne'er-do-well will get his comeuppance you betcha.
 
2014-06-24 12:17:24 PM  
Yesterday a carjacker couldn't take a car with a manual transmission, and now we have dopes who steal Model As?

/that's a mug shot for the weekly roundup, for sure.
 
2014-06-24 12:18:25 PM  
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2014-06-24 12:20:18 PM  
Did he hotwire it or just turn the crank handle under the radiator?
 
2014-06-24 12:21:04 PM  
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ilarge.listal.com
 
2014-06-24 12:21:17 PM  

Tom_Slick: I'm a little impressed, it is pretty difficult to drive a Model A.


apparently
 
2014-06-24 12:22:32 PM  
His father is also wanted for questioning . . .

www.thesmokinggun.com
 
2014-06-24 12:22:56 PM  
Jeepers creepers.
 
2014-06-24 12:23:38 PM  
My model A, it can get away fairly quickly.

oarenj.com
 
2014-06-24 12:24:17 PM  
Neck tattoo?

Neck tattoo.
 
2014-06-24 12:25:17 PM  
It's called a flivver, subby.

/now, get off of my lawn (unless your some type of izzum-wizzum)
 
2014-06-24 12:25:41 PM  
They must have a Van de Graaff generator in their booking room.
 
2014-06-24 12:27:37 PM  
He must have known a little about them to be able to steal it. Most modern drivers would not know where the fuel shut off was, let alone know what to do with the spark advance lever. That was a real shame. Looked like a nice one.
 
2014-06-24 12:29:33 PM  

Tom_Slick: I'm a little impressed, it is pretty difficult to drive a Model A.


No it's not.  Clutch, brake, and gas are the same as any modern car.  If it was a model T,  you'd be right.
 
2014-06-24 12:31:21 PM  

probesport: My model A, it can get away fairly quickly.

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That is awesome!
 
2014-06-24 12:32:16 PM  
Execute him.  He is a time bomb of disaster with a neck tat and poor impulse control.
 
2014-06-24 12:33:48 PM  
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he must use some special hair gel...
 
2014-06-24 12:34:47 PM  

AugieDoggyDaddy: Tom_Slick: I'm a little impressed, it is pretty difficult to drive a Model A.

No it's not.  Clutch, brake, and gas are the same as any modern car.  If it was a model T,  you'd be right.


Once it is started, sure, except for that pesky double clutching and first gear being down and to the left.

How to start and drive a Model A
 
2014-06-24 12:46:34 PM  

probesport: [img.fark.net image 274x184]


Top it off with petroleum distillate and re-vulcanize my tires, post haste!
 
2014-06-24 12:48:55 PM  

probesport: My model A, it can get away fairly quickly.

[oarenj.com image 640x480]


You would enjoy Reverend Horton Heat, Texas Rockabilly Rebel

"Chopped five window coupe, Chevrolet mill really, really stirs the soup"
 
2014-06-24 12:54:18 PM  
dada.warped.com
 
2014-06-24 01:00:16 PM  
Pic of subby

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2014-06-24 01:07:54 PM  
I'm still waiting for that neck tattoo tag.
 
2014-06-24 01:16:16 PM  
Asshat, steal my F-150, not the car I put countless hours and cash into.  I'm restoring a '79 CJ5, that's a pain (but a fun one), can't imagine restoring a car from the 30's.  A restored vehicle has about 5 times the cash into it, than insurance will actually cover (generally speaking, yes there are barn finds, rare cars, etc).

Also FTA:
"After his release, Halpin was jailed on the following charges:
Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
Driving under the influence of intoxicants
Criminal mischief in the first degree
Failure to perform the duties of a driver Involved in an accident"

Why wasn't he charged with theft?
 
2014-06-24 01:32:31 PM  
I have several old cars and I usually leave the keys in them, much to onlookers' chagrin. I tell them, "If you can figure out how to start it, it's yours." Maybe I won't do that anymore. They're all quirky in their own ways, and while a Model A isn't conventional to start, it's pretty conventional to drive. If you abuse it, you can make it drive even if you don't know what you're doing, and I'm guessing this guy figured out a little too late that the brakes are awful and the handling is, um, unpredictable. A Model A is not a good getaway car unless the cops chasing you are running on foot, blowing whistles and waving billy clubs at you.
 
2014-06-24 01:41:44 PM  

SovietCanuckistan: probesport: [img.fark.net image 274x184]

Top it off with petroleum distillate and re-vulcanize my tires, post haste!


I'm sure the manual will indicate which lever is the velocitator and which one is the decelamatrix hmm?
 
2014-06-24 01:43:21 PM  
Flown to the hospital by helicopter and treated for...wet shoes and socks.
 
2014-06-24 02:03:37 PM  

stuhayes2010: Asshat, steal my F-150, not the car I put countless hours and cash into.  I'm restoring a '79 CJ5, that's a pain (but a fun one), can't imagine restoring a car from the 30's.  A restored vehicle has about 5 times the cash into it, than insurance will actually cover (generally speaking, yes there are barn finds, rare cars, etc).

Also FTA:
"After his release, Halpin was jailed on the following charges:
Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
Driving under the influence of intoxicants
Criminal mischief in the first degree
Failure to perform the duties of a driver Involved in an accident"

Why wasn't he charged with theft?


Nice thing about restoring a CJ-5/6/7/8 is that there's a gazillion parts out there, including frames & bodies, which is good since they rust out, like my old '77 CJ-5 that I used to have. Only 60,000 when I bought it but it had lived on a farm in Georgia & when the spring mount broke through the frame I gave up & sold it to a guy with more money & time.
 
2014-06-24 02:11:58 PM  

stuhayes2010: Asshat, steal my F-150, not the car I put countless hours and cash into.  I'm restoring a '79 CJ5, that's a pain (but a fun one), can't imagine restoring a car from the 30's.  A restored vehicle has about 5 times the cash into it, than insurance will actually cover (generally speaking, yes there are barn finds, rare cars, etc).


I'd like an old 3A or 3B myself. I kind of like the idea of having 4 shifters sticking out of the floor. (Front axle H-N-L, Rear axle H-N-L, 3 speed standard, overdrive) When you know what they do it's a simple car to operate, but if you're just sitting there it's a bit confusing. Even more so if someone fits the front and rear PTOs which have their own levers.

They don't go very fast, they're dangerous over 55, but who's going over 20 up a dirt trail on a lazy Sunday afternoon?
 
2014-06-24 02:42:17 PM  
That story is true, I'm here to say
I was drivin' that Model A.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R7l7nDuj1o
 
2014-06-24 03:17:08 PM  

busy chillin': probesport: My model A, it can get away fairly quickly.

[oarenj.com image 640x480]

That is awesome!


The before is more interesting.

oarenj.com
 
2014-06-24 03:17:44 PM  

SovietCanuckistan: probesport: My model A, it can get away fairly quickly.

[oarenj.com image 640x480]

You would enjoy Reverend Horton Heat, Texas Rockabilly Rebel

"Chopped five window coupe, Chevrolet mill really, really stirs the soup"


I do enjoy the good reverend. 500 bucks is one of my faves
 
2014-06-24 04:03:07 PM  
Not a 1930, my Uncle restored a 1927 sedan. Nothing wild, put a Scoggins Dickey 350 in it. Restored all the wood paneling, very nice. I wanted him to rat-rod it, but he took it very slow. After boxing the frame. I swear those early Fords, I have fence posts tougher than that.
 
2014-06-24 04:21:24 PM  

Ex-Texan: Not a 1930, my Uncle restored a 1927 sedan. Nothing wild, put a Scoggins Dickey 350 in it. Restored all the wood paneling, very nice. I wanted him to rat-rod it, but he took it very slow. After boxing the frame. I swear those early Fords, I have fence posts tougher than that.


Yeah ratrod is never the way to go. And those frames are hot riveted c channel, they twist like a pretzel. Boxing is your only alternative to a custom frame.
 
2014-06-24 05:57:24 PM  

JerkStore: I have several old cars and I usually leave the keys in them, much to onlookers' chagrin. I tell them, "If you can figure out how to start it, it's yours." Maybe I won't do that anymore. They're all quirky in their own ways, and while a Model A isn't conventional to start, it's pretty conventional to drive. If you abuse it, you can make it drive even if you don't know what you're doing, and I'm guessing this guy figured out a little too late that the brakes are awful and the handling is, um, unpredictable. A Model A is not a good getaway car unless the cops chasing you are running on foot, blowing whistles and waving billy clubs at you.


It would help if the cops aren't track stars.

/I've rode in a 1930 Model A a couple times, once in the rumble seat on a dirt road.
//I truly understand why it's called a rumble seat.
 
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