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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By Big D
Re: Sport Coupe top

I have a 29 Sport Coupe and after some reading and several wrong parts for top/body I agree with the posts above... I think the time/money is one thing but how's it going to look and fit is another....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,283
Posted By Big D
Re: Would you use this brake rod?

SOME things I enjoy rebuilding and even taking longer than it would ever take to replace... BUT STOPPING is not one of those areas.. replace and enjoy knowing it stops. Brake rods are too easy and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By Big D
Re: Starting a club in NW Georgia

Just NW GA or is NE Alabama ok too?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,227
Posted By Big D
Re: Slightly OT ~ For electronics guys on 120v Power Inverter

Those numbers are telling you about the battery... You have only listed the battery's output and total load the inverter can handle.... nothing about the inverters input requirements. But Let's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,854
Posted By Big D
Re: Ford repair shop manuals

The Motor web site says they have been around since 1903... Man would love to have a Motor manual for 1929 Ford... I used them in the 70s (My Dad's actually)-- and still remember how detailed they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,495
Posted By Big D
Re: Crankshafts: How straight is straight enough?

That's what I was thinking.... if you are measuring the difference between the correct .002 and .0035 them you are taking too much time looking :D.. Yeah I know "to each his own"..

D :cool:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,741
Posted By Big D
Re: Why did they use metal valve stems?

Interesting, very true---- never thought about it from that point of view..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,218
Posted By Big D
Re: Painting Prep Question

Bob, this is like asking what you should do first when you get a car.. LOL

With that said.. after all sanding is done, grinding is complete and welding primed-- I wipe the area down with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By Big D
Re: Out of 1 year storage

I would use "foggin oil" (you can get it from any boat store) to spark in cylinders. Also if the gas was not drained out prior you will need something added to gas to get gum outta the jets (Fuel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By Big D
Re: Stunified

Some one, some where will buy ANYTHING... I once had a yard sell and at the last minute decided that I would put a ton of Army equipment and uniforms out in a pile and post it for $2 a piece. Sold...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,560
Posted By Big D
Re: Apology

I agree and applause you doing the right thing. I have read and learned much from here and sometimes points are made rather strongly but you know--- THIS TOO SHALL PAST. :p

Thanks for all the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,555
Posted By Big D
Re: Air Compressor question

Tom,

Agree that would scare the crap outta anyone-- MAX rating means MAX!!!

I took screw plug out of mine and replaced with 1/4 pipe routed to a leg where I welded it (broke off an earlier...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By Big D
Re: Hood ID?

Given you have both answers here--- measure it to be sure-- I have seen vents of several types on both series of hoods.

28-29 is 26 3/4" top rib- front to back and 28 1/4" front to back on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,328
Posted By Big D
Re: Painting problem

I had this problem a year or so ago... I painted a set of roof irons, after a few mins one wrinkled. Sanding it down, repainted and once again same thing. After much :mad:@!~$#^%& and a few...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,487
Posted By Big D
Re: Going 12 VOLT ...........

The first list was nice and included much detail... I would disagree on the

"No modifications are necessary to the starter"... It will last for a while and if not run much maybe several years,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,168
Posted By Big D
Re: Regular Gas Prices around the nation...

Don't care how it comes out, but a charge-up for the Volt cost about $2.00 and good for a 100 miles..... $.02 a mile is less than I'm paying now. If gas goes to $4.50 this year will be riding my HD...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,549
Posted By Big D
Re: Making a 29 pickup into a 30-e31 pickup

Thanks for all the input... Just to update a bit. I have a "basket case" and would love to make a simple driver out of it. Not interested in shows much, just like the simpler days of cars. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,549
Posted By Big D
Making a 29 pickup into a 30-e31 pickup

So as many before me, I bought a 1930 Ford pickup needing a complete restore. After getting some parts (fenders, rad, rad shell, hood, etc), I came to learn that in fact the May 1930 truck is more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,383
Posted By Big D
Cool Re: Feeling of Picking Up Your A

I didn't "pick up" mine... I had seen the prior owner in a parking lot with the hood up, looking at the engine as if he had no idea where to start. Thinking he most likely did not and not seeing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,123
Posted By Big D
Re: New Model A parts vendor? EVERYONE'S gotta see this...

Yes that would be great..
OR a Swap meet and craft show in the same town on the same weekend.

Yeah I know-- DREAMING..

Happy Holidays.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,710
Posted By Big D
Re: Your experience/recommendation on which trailer to purchase

Noone talked about it but if you are pulling it with a truck on "long hauls" that often I would go with a goose neck or 5th wheel. On larger trailers the towing is MUCH better. A open car trailer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,073
Posted By Big D
Re: Powder Coating: Wheels

[QUOTE=Kevin in NJ;120908]A couple of notes on the oven addition.

thanks for the notes and pic Kevin... I have a PC kit but have not got around to making/getting an oven yet. I plan on playing a...
Forum: Model-A 11-10-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,308
Posted By Big D
Re: 30-31 parts for sale

If you still have 30-31 front fenders, $100 each. & Good hood, $75. please email pic to Dennis.Nobles@knology.net

If pickup is required before Sunday 21 Nov, never mind.:(

thanks, D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By Big D
Re: Idle speed

Having no idea of how much you have replaced or repaired... in addition to above items; I would consider--
What / when did you set idle speed? Possibly car was not warm enough and you set carb...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,357
Posted By Big D
Re: What's Best way to polish/clean up some original parts MotoMeter and such

Dremiel tool with a soft bruffing brush and some polish. I use Mothers' also but there are several brands that are almost the same. On harder, more rusted small items sometimes I use tooth paste, ...
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