Depending on condition you can get a running and driving example starting at $8,000 all the way up to the low $20,000 range. Of course there are examples that fall outside this range but that is a good average.
I always hand washed it and regularly would hose off the undercarriage as well. I would not recommend taking it through an automatic car wash as I think you would end up with just as much water on the inside as on the outside of the car! The door and window seals are not nearly as tight as modern day cars. You should also refrain from using high pressure water for this same reason…
I don’t run a lead additive but I have hardened exhaust valve seats in my engine. If your engine does not have hardened valve seats then it might not be a bad idea to run an additive. You can buy lead substitute at most supportive supply stores in the fuel additive section.
If you ask this question to ten people you will get ten different answers. I run Non-detergent 30 and change it every 1,000 miles. If you have added an oil filter then you should use more conventional detergent engine oil.
I am currently traveling so I won’t be able to make a custom video in the near future for you. However, here is a link to a video of someone else adjusting Model A brakes: http://youtu.be/wMizfaKHXVQ
When I was driving it every day, yes I did remove the manifold heater kit for the summer. However, I have left it on since then…including when I drove it on the 2,300 mile Great Race Rally last summer. There are times when I wish I didn’t have it on but living in Northern Michigan there are also many times I am glad I do have it.
Average fuel economy was in the low teen’s for mixed driving. (13-14 MPG) The best I ever recorded was 19 MPG on a trip.
Saturday, May, 18th
Greetings old friends! I wanted to check in and say that the Mighty Model A is back on the road again for another season and is in the middle of a long road trip. Back when I was near the end of the year long project I took a road trip down to the Gilmore Museum for the ground breaking ceremony for the Model A Museum building. (You can read that post at http://www.365daysofa.com/post/10304333226/day-339-gilmore-museum.) Well, tomorrow is the ribbon cutting ceremony for the finished museum so the Mighty Model A is making the trip to witness this exciting event. This same friend and co-worker is with me so we are both looking forward to checking out the new museum.
We left Traverse City around 5:30 and arrived in Grand Rapids shortly after 10:00. We will finish the rest of the trip in the morning to arrive in time for the 11:00 am Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
During this trip down here I was very quickly reminded of how much I loved driving the Mighty Model A every day. Not only is it a lot of fun to experience old cars on the open road but it is the interesting people you meet along the way. We stopped at a small local gas station along the country highway we were traveling and the owner quickly greeted us and was curious about the car. During our conversation I asked him to recommend the best burger in the area and he quickly pointed to the local restaurant and bar across the highway. (He then confessed that he owned the restaurant as well…)
I took his advice and enjoyed the burger. But more importantly really enjoyed the people. You could tell this was a local crowd enjoying their Friday night fish fry and several people wanted to talk to us about the Model A. You meet some of the greatest people in an old car my friends!