Pete Watson’s Model A Ford

Model A FordMy 1929 model A had brakes which only really worked on the right front wheel, so you could lay a black strip with that tire while the others free–wheeled. Naturally, you had to yank hard left on the steering wheel while applying the brakes. Also, the driver’s door would spontaneously open if you hit a series of bumps, so a previous owner had installed a little hook and eye to hold it.

It also had to be held firmly in 2nd gear as it would pop out on acceleration; once it slipped off the palm of my hand and fired itself right past neutral into 3rd gear all by itself. Fun car. I wish I still had it.

Pete Watson

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