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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By WHN
Re: Oil viscosity (weight) for model A

20-50 oil is good for 15f to 110f. 20w at 15f, 50 at 110f.

Our Model A without a thermostat runs around 165 degrees in summer after good drive. Water only with rust inhibitor.

A well...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By WHN
Re: Oil viscosity (weight) for model A

We have owned our 1929 Sport Coupe for 40 years. Drive it about 200 miles per year and change oil ever spring.

We use 20-50 Walmart oil (four quarts) along with one 16 oz blue bottle of STP. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By WHN
Re: Mixing Synthetic with Conventional Motor Oil

Our Volvo XC70 uses a blend of synthetic and regular oil.

I wouldn’t be concerned about mixing the two oils. I would be concerned about the possible effect on seals and gaskets if you have an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,805
Posted By WHN
Smile Re: Trunk vs rumble seat...

I have another view of why he’s smiling!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By WHN
Re: protectant for top

Unfortunately, the best way to keep everything on you car in good shape is to keep it out of the sun.

Paint, top, tires, interior, all greatly effected by sun light.

We even use car cover in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,805
Posted By WHN
Re: Trunk vs rumble seat...

Rumble seat in USA, Dickey seat in England.

Based on the rear servants seat on a coach or carriage. Out in the open, for one or two people.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,805
Posted By WHN
Re: Trunk vs rumble seat...

I felt the same way after reading a few of the posts.

I guess if your car came from the factory with a rumble seat, and your “Smart”, you will change the rumble seat to a trunk or even better yet,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,140
Posted By WHN
Re: 1930 Brakes

It looks like more of a job than it really is. Just take your time, and no short cuts.

Once your worn part problems are taken care of. The adjusting will seem easy.

No short cuts, check...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,805
Posted By WHN
Re: Trunk vs rumble seat...

We have only owned Sport Coupes so have had just rumble seats.

I understand the safety concerns.

Growing up our kids and their friends loved riding back there. Our grandson and his friends...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,363
Posted By WHN
Re: Which Carb is best, and why?

There is a difference in reducing manufacturing costs and making something cheaper.

Manufacturing engineers are constantly looking for new ways to improve there products and also cut their...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,140
Posted By WHN
Re: 1930 Brakes

If you really want to make things right, your going to have to check everything, everything.

Just for conversation, if I had found different style linings on a car, I would assume that other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,140
Posted By WHN
Re: 1930 Brakes

This comment is spot on. If just linings were replaced, you really might not have done very much to improve your brake system.

There are a lot of moving parts, some that could be wornout, in your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By WHN
Re: Is Wheel Wobble a Strain on Axle?

I would use it for spare.

Front or back, it is going to cause problems. Enjoy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,854
Posted By WHN
Re: Runs for about 10 minutes and the just quits

My vote goes to a fuel problem.

If you have fuel at the carburetor? Take carb off and clean all the passages.

If your running a Zenith, I am really more inclined to think it’s a carburetor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By WHN
Re: New to the forum

Do you keep you Model A in Marcy?

That’s a great area to drive antique cars, but not in the winter.

Welcome.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,065
Posted By WHN
Re: File or Heat Tilly?

I really don’t understand the fixation some of us have with this carburetor?

It was a cheap replacement back in the day.

This is like putting lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig.

Spend a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 873
Posted By WHN
Re: Accelerator Foot Rest Location

Engine compartment looks great. Enjoy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By WHN
Re: A shock (ing) question

We have a Sport Coupe with a completely rebuilt suspension system.

New correct shocks and springs, rebuilt front end and brakes, new Firestone tires and tubes.

Car handles like a dream, a great...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,759
Posted By WHN
Re: What's Your Preference: Restored, Original, Modified, Rod?

After your done with this, can I send you my taxes to do?

Nice job. Very interesting comments. There great cars owned by good people. Enjoy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 996
Posted By WHN
Re: Touring rear end ratio question 3.78 vs 3.56

I find it interesting, “The Need For Speed”.

These are antiques. What has happened to the nice drive, on a scenic road, enjoying life and the Model A.

Does anyone driving at these speeds ever...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By WHN
Re: Help with ID of a Jack

If your taking this jack in trade. I hope he doesn’t owe you much money.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,660
Posted By WHN
Re: How far at 50 MPH

Back to oil again. We use Walmart 20-50 and add blue bottle of STP for the final 1/2 quart needed.

Last time we had pan off, it was spotless. Change once a year.

We do not drive car in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,660
Posted By WHN
Re: How far at 50 MPH

I would second this post.

However, I would also ask about the rest of your cars running gear.

Is the following rebuilt up to specs, front end, springs, shocks, BRAKES!

Blow an engine and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By WHN
Re: What Temperature Is Your Cooling System Running At?

Ours runs around 165.

Our car is like yours, new radiator, fan, dripless pump, and engine side pans. Water with rust inhibitor only.

We have never overheated. Never used a thermostat in any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By WHN
Re: Pinstriping With Scotch 3M 218 Tape

Points car or show and go car.

Show and go car, either way if done right.

I have seen tape jobs that looked better than some painted pinstripes.

Points car, painted pinstripes. Enjoy.
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