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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Glad Påsk — Happy Easter

happy easterGLAD PÅSK

Vintern är envis i Sverige i år. Jag skriver detta den 17 mars 2013 och det är riktigt kallt om nätterna. I Stockholms skärgård har vi temperaturer ner till -15 C på nätterna och snön i håller sig envist kvar. Påsken kommer tidigt i år och med marken frusen och snötäckt blir det inget trädgårdsarbete denna påskhelg.
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Familjen är alltid viktig för oss alla och jag vill återge en trevlig berättelse som visar hur kloka små barn kan vara.
Mitt barnbarn Oliver är 3 år och jag frågar honom en svår fråga som många vuxna inte kan ge ett enkelt svar på : Hur långt är ett snöre ?

Oliver tittar upp på farfar och svarar lugnt: ”Det beror på. Det kan vara kort. Det kan vara långt.”
Så ler han mot mig som om han tyckte synd om farfar som inte visste hur långt ett snöre är.
Även små händelser i livet är värda att ta vara på.
Det är roligt att leva då får man se hur det går
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The winter is stubborn in Sweden this year. I am writing this March 17, 2013 and it is really cold during the night. In the Stockholm archipelago, we have temperatures down to -15 ° C nighttime and in the snow seems to be stubborn and remains. The Easter comes early this year and with the ground frozen and covered with snow means no yard work this Easter weekend.
The Family is always important to us all and I wish to tell you a nice story that shows how clever young children can be.
My grandson Oliver is 3 years and I ask him a difficult question that many adults not can give a simple answer to: How long is a piece of string?

Oliver looks up at grandfather and answers camly: “It depends grandpa. It can be short. It may be a long . ”
So he smiles at me as if he felt sorry for his grandpa who did not know how long a sting was.
Even small events in life are worth taking advantage of.
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Happy Easter

Netclassics Glad Påsk

Ford Model A 189

For(d) more information please click at the categories above. There are lot of more to read under each section. At the front page ju find the latest posts at Netclassics.                               Feel free to send us pictures and stories about your car or boat. We are also interested to buy a  Ford Model T or Model A so please mail us at info(at)netclassics.com if you have a fair deal to offer us. The car is aimed for our Museum at Gotland.

För  mer information, klicka på ovanstående kategorier. Det finns massor av mer att läsa i varje avsnitt. På förstasidan kan ni hitta de senaste inläggen på Netclassics. Vi är mycket intresserade av de tidigt tillverkade A-Fordarna med 3 eller 4-siffriga chassinummer/motornummer så vet ni om någon sådan A-Ford hör av er till info(at)netclassics.com (at)=@ . Den Norska A-Fordklubben med Chris i spetsen söker också information om de tidiga A-Fordarna.      
Välkommen att skicka oss bilder och berättelser om din bil eller båt. Vi är även intresserade av att köpa en Ford Model T eller modell A så maila oss på info(at)netclassics.com  (at)=@ om ni har något förslag till oss. Bilen är tänkt för vårt Museum vi nu bygger upp på Gotland

 

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A189 in USA

A189 Ford Model A in USA

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This car is one the Model A´s that has been in my focus since I first saw it in Västerås in Sweden many years ago.
Herbert Moitzi was the owner and I did follow his restoration of the car rather closely. It was found at an auction with a 1930 engine mounted in the car.
The original motor was to be seen beside the car. The 189 engine was then sent for restoration and the 1930 engine was replaced.
As the body came off, the chassis number was very clear and easy to read. The engine number and frame number was the same, A189.
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I had lots of contacts with Doc Kalinka and Fred Gooding to find out how it was possible that a early series car had found its way to Sweden late 1927.
First date of registration in Sweden was early in Mars 1928 ! Calculate backwards and with minimum of 30 days of transport over the ocean + all handling give us the fact that the car must have been sent from the US already late 1927. That is even earlier than most dealers in the US. Most dealers did not even have a car for display !
I know when the first load of Model A´s did arrive to Denmark for distribution to Sweden- Norway and Finland. That info can be found under the Model A section here at Netclassics Model A site.
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On the same boat were Model A´s with 4 digit engine numbers ! We have to look more into that and study the Danish newspaper ads with articles from the first Model A arrival in Denmark that you also can find at Netclassics site.
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One part on the very early Model A´s that is special (among others) is the rear light…. look at the pictures of one extremely rare rear lamp that the very first Model A series supposed to have….I still have the light lying at my desk here in Sweden….Notice the special Ford Logo on top !

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The wiper that was at the windshield frame of the A189 !!!!
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This radiator was on the A189 and was replaced during the restoration of the car here in Sweden
I still have the original one sawed among my other parts. It is marked with A 189 so I will not mix it up with other Model A parts
I also have some of the original body wood pices from this car. Nice to display at my small museum at Gotland / Sweden
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A189 unrestored

A189 unrestored

 

A189 in Sweden

A189 in Sweden

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http://netclassics.com/early-ford-model-a/ Some more material about the Early Model A´s

Video about Design. Old Cars & Outboard Engines

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Detta är ett filminslag från Tradera TV där det veckovis var olika tema på inslagen.
Denna gång handlar det om design och hästkrafter.
Inspelat hos Netclassics Ingarö
In Action ” Lars Hedström ”

This is a movie feature from Tradera TV and they had different weekly themas.
This time it’s about design and horsepower.
Recorded at Netclassics Ingarö
In Action “Lars Hedstrom”

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