1929 Model A Roadster, 50's Built Hot Rod, No Reserve!!! on 2040-cars
Canby, Oregon, United States
This an original Portland built roadster. Purchased by the last owner in the early 60's, it was a running driving car at that time. Unfortunately no one in the family remembers what engine it had nor anything else about it. It has sat untouched for 50 plus years. The car is heavily channeled over a very modified frame. Definitely a well done car, it may have some show history. It also has a Carson type lift off top made by the Portland Top Company. It is in poor condition but could be recovered. The rear wood bows have spread at one end but could be steamed back into shape, has a great tag on it still. set up for a saddle mount sbc. original 32 grille shell and insert that has been expertly chopped.
Front axle is dropped and drilled, 4 bar suspension. Rear suspension is unknown, I have a 9 inch strapped in to roll it but I think it may have been set up for independent. Has a very nice roll bar setup, not just for looks. needs some repair behind the doors, right rear fender well has some minor rust. 32 dash that has been filled, recessed firewall. Set up for nerf bars front and rear. I set a 32 closed car windshield on it just so you get an idea of how it might look, the windshield posts have been chopped and it would take a 10 inch tall windshield, the 32 windshield is not included. This could be a fantastic car. I have included a pic of Tweety Bird, a 32 that looks similar in style. There is no title, bill of sale only.
Bid to own, no reserve. I have a 56 265 with very low miles for an additional $400. I can store the car for a couple months, it steers by moving the front wheels by hand, rolls easily.
Ford Model A for Sale
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Auto blogSun, 16 Jun 2013
In testing the durability of its upcoming fullsize Transit vans, Ford has begun using autonomous robotic technology to pilot vehicles through the punishing courses of its Michigan Proving Grounds test facility. The autonomous tech allows Ford to run more durability tests in a single day than it could with human drivers, as well as create even more challenging tests that wouldn't be safe to run with a human behind the wheel.
The technology being used was developed by Utah-based Autonomous Solutions, and isn't quite like the totally autonomous vehicles being developed by companies like Google and Audi for use out in the real world. Rather, Ford's autonomous test vehicles follow a pre-programmed course and their position is tracked via GPS and cameras that are being monitored from a central control room. Though the route is predetermined, the robotic control module operates the steering, acceleration and braking to keep the vehicle on course as it drives over broken concrete, cobblestones, metal grates, rough gravel, mud pits and oversize speed bumps.
Scroll down to watch the robotic drivers in action, though be warned that you're headed for disappointment if you expect to see a Centurion behind the wheel (nerd alert!). The setup looks more like a Mythbusters experiment than a scene from Battlestar Galactica.
The rust issue in the rear wheel wells of 2004-2007 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans has finally led to a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began an investigation into the matter in 2011, said investigation being upgraded to an engineering analysis a year later while NHTSA tried to figure out how many model years should be included in the assessment.
Ford has decided to recall all of the 230,000 minivans potentially affected, namely those sold in salt-belt states and countries like Canada. The excess rust in the rear wheel wells was also able to prevent the third-row seats from locking to the floor of the minivan. To repair the problem, owners can take their minivans to dealers, and the dealers will place new panels in the wheel wells, replace the third-row seat mounting brackets and relocate the latches to an area away from any corrosion.
Ford says it will begin notifying owners during the last week of March.
Ford has partnered with St. Petersburg Polytechnic University for three years to research various kinds of connected vehicle communications. The university tie-up is part of its study of space robots, NASA systems created to enable space-to-Earth communication, and the university's own development of systems that enable communication between the International Space State and Earth.
The objective is for Ford to engineer layers of robust networks and redundancy systems that will allow your car to speak to other cars, to emergency vehicles, to infrastructure like traffic lights and buildings, and to the cloud. Benefits would come in just about every area of transit, from avoiding accidents, to getting medical workers to an accident more quickly, to improving the flow of traffic during rush hour.
Check out the press release below for details on what Ford wants to learn from the JUSTIN Humanoid and NASA Robonaut R2, and a video of technical leader Oleg Gusikhin discussing his interest in the project.