From a different perspective, this Shay just re-listed:http://www.ebay.com/itm/272156202724?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
My ideal A is a Tudor with later axles, juice brakes...and a Saab B234T motor, so I can to some extent appreciate what Shay came up with, even if I really want a small (~1.5in) chop, a small (~2in) channel, and a tin and wood body.
The Model A is really one of the earliest products you can get in, drive to the store and back (as long as that doesn't involve serious highways), and expect not to blow things up routinely. Highway travel will pound the bearings out (need a B banger for that) and the mechanical brakes still require respect, but it at least mostly works.
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