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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,864
Posted By fiddlybits
Re: H-F class action suit

What happened to "caveat emptor"????? I think this guy is an idiot and does not want to accept responsibility for his own stupid mistake.

...or for that matter "common sense"....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,289
Posted By fiddlybits
Re: Rewound an armature

yes. Powerhouse. Don't ever want to do it again. Not hard...just a time suck. ;-)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,169
Posted By fiddlybits
Re: Needle Scalers

The price is mostly in quality. . . which translates to how long it will hold up under use.
The HF scaler is a fine scaler for the occasional project. If you are using it "a lot" you will wear it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,529
Posted By fiddlybits
Re: Model A and the weather

Take it out and play with it every chance you get
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,777
Posted By fiddlybits
Re: Has anyone received the new Judging Standard?

I never buy the judging standards but I do buy the RESTORATION GUIDELINES (and judging standards). My revision 4 arrived a few days ago and it has been memorized.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,561
Posted By fiddlybits
Re: More praise for the Judging Standards

RESTORATION GUIDELINES (and judging standards)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,343
Posted By fiddlybits
Re: They are all ready to ship NOW. The NEW Judging Standards

My revised RESTORATION GUIDELINES arrived and has been updated.... HUGE addition to the Heavy Commercial Vehicles section.... just in time... looking at a dumper
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,169
Posted By fiddlybits
Re: Rear Lights - Temp

my solution to potentially losing a light was twofold.
1 - the magnets are monsters - I've deliberately hit some big bumps to try to dislodge them but they have a death grip on the carrier and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,169
Posted By fiddlybits
Rear Lights - Temp

I drive my A in all weather, all seasons....but was unwilling to drive at night because of the single drum taillight that has a running/parking light about as bright as a bic lighter. (it's a 28 -...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,741
Posted By fiddlybits
Re: Runs bad

yeah, once in a blue moon.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,447
Posted By fiddlybits
Re: Point block shifts

OPF - Original Points Forever.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,741
Posted By fiddlybits
Re: Runs bad

I've found that most carburetor problems........ are cured by fixing the ignition. Points/condenser, possibly coil.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,483
Posted By fiddlybits
Re: clear distributor cap

I have over 30,000 miles on my clear cap and it keeps on going. It has a visible "line" that may be a crack but it runs outward from the center contact and since there is no stress it hasn't changed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,443
Posted By fiddlybits
Re: Leave engine/radiator empty?

I find that moonshine gets me through the winter....and the car too.. ;-)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,466
Posted By fiddlybits
Re: Caught red handed

but a CD or DVD in the microwave for 3-5 seconds destroys all data and makes a pretty light show. (and you can use the destroyed CD for crafts)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,575
Posted By fiddlybits
Re: 1/2" too Much Water?

Water pump may be more efficient at moving thicker glycol mix than water and the radiator can not keep up with flow at speed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,510
Posted By fiddlybits
Re: Garage update

I grew up on 2 post and love them but decided on a four post in my 36x48.
1-i can move the 4 post around, even with a vehicle on it, as projects change.
2-I didn't have to drill holes in my floor....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,227
Posted By fiddlybits
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,611
Posted By fiddlybits
Re: question about tires??

X100 on that.

In the past two years I have yet to have even 1 model A'er say anything complimentary about my car FIRST. It has always started out with something negative.

I truly believe the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,011
Posted By fiddlybits
Re: What are they worth??

I've got the 26 page edition from 1974. It specifies the green shag carpet for the front and the yellow shag for the back. Running boards are astro turf covered. :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,722
Posted By fiddlybits
Re: Driving an "a" in snow..?

I really hate reading "back in the day"! :mad:

People, they perform the same today.... it's just that 97.645% only get driven on sunny days in the heat of the "driving season" so most owners don't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,479
Posted By fiddlybits
Re: Cleaning Rear axle housings

I stood them upright in my parts washer and scrubbed them out using a toilet brush with an aluminum angle handle extention.

The brushh I used had a lip brush that worked fantastic at cleaning out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,844
Posted By fiddlybits
Re: headlight dent removal

On small dings and dents (like hail dents) I have had success using heat and cold.

Heat the area around the dent. I use hair dryers, paint strip guns or butane torches depending on the material...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,005
Posted By fiddlybits
Re: Gearing for 16 inch wheels

Maybe they would be whitewalls......:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,763
Posted By fiddlybits
Re: Which outfits build the best long block Model A engines?

No, no, no, that is not the standard operating procedure. To be a true old model A'er you must not use any rebuilder that is anywhere close to you. :p

If you have a rebuilder in the same town you...
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