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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,542
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: New guy with a project Model AA

I've got a '29AA that I've been working on since I bought it in 1974. Unfortunately, I sold the stake bed in 1982 when I was just scraping by, but I'm now retired and much farther along on many...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2022, 09:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,388
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Tools/supplies needed while traveling

Be nimble and creative. I once changed out a shifter fork pin in my '29 coupe using only a pair of pliers, a screwdriver and the nail I pried from a utility pole. Did it over lunch in a bad part of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2022, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,069
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: pop-out switch vs on-off switch

When I bought my '29A coupe in 1968, it had a replacement switch without the popout feature. I was driving it daily, much of the time in all parts of the city, and decided to get an aftermarket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,899
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Small mirror, big blind spot

I'll be ordering two five-inch mirrors from Raney's Truck Parts. I made a mirror mount from some 1/4-inch bar stock, some 3/8-inch steel tube and some other odds and ends, including some button-head...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Fender Bead Repair

I used 1/8" stainless steel rod instead of steel wire. Stiffer, but it won't rust and handles re-crimping better by staying in place.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: What is this part called?

What color should they be painted? Body color or black to match the fenders?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,051
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: 1929 double a won't start, help

Your timing gear shouldn't wobble or be eccentric. Something's going on there, and I suspect it is misaligned on the shaft. You may just have to remove the pulley and the front cover, get in there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Fitment of 28-29 lower cow patch panels?

Russ/40 has it right. My cowl panel replacements needed compound curve massaging and sharper bends at the A pillar. It took me a lot of time with the body hammer and dolly to get it right. You might...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,925
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Can't get engine started after changing timing gear

You said it ran for a short while as smooth as silk? It isn't timing gear misalignment. That won't ever run smooth one moment, not so the next. Simplest next step is starting fluid. If it won't start...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Ramps vs Jack Stands

I use 16-inch old implement discs and 2-1/2 inch pipe or thick-wall tube (thicker the better) thoroughly welded together with 2-1/4 inch tube inside and half-inch rod or bolts drilled through the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: 12 Leaf Front Spring ??

28-29 AA axle shouldn't be any different than the car axle.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: 12 Leaf Front Spring ??

Model AAs have 12 leaves, so ursus likely has gone to the heart of the issue. They were more plentiful in scrap yards with less chance that someone wanted to resurrect a one-ton truck than a coupe,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: AA express tailgate

I'm with you on this one. I'd like to have the tailgate and the express bed that goes with it. The tailgate is too short for any other bed, I'm thinking.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,274
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Starting the Model A with a crank

I always used a clothes pin to hold open the choke, and a wire to push it closed after the first yank on the crank. Always started right up. I seldom used the starter as I enjoyed the ceremony of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,079
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: New guy and I have a weird question

No thermostat, and I'm sure that was a contributing factor, but without pressurization, it only would get warm, not hot.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,079
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: New guy and I have a weird question

I had a hot water heater in my '29 Model A standard coupe and it seldom had enough heat to warm the cab. Non-pressurized systems don't get warm quickly, or at all, in very cold weather, and that was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 884
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Window Regulators

The rollers at the end of the arms are notorious for crumbling, as the originals were made of pot metal and seized up from rust and corrosion. If you want function and aren't worried about judging...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: A special kind of nut

Wrndln, Ernie, thank you both for some fresh direction. I'm considering tack welding a hex nut (1/4-20), but will first try direct contact with suppliers. I'm changing things up a bit anyway on these...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By Osage Orange
A special kind of nut

I'm trying to find a source for the nuts that are inserted in a three-hole door window regulator. I have the nut inserts on the passenger side of my '29AA door, but they are missing on the driver's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,519
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Is One of Your Windows Hard to Wind Up?

I'm using sliding glass door bearings and making my own 28 - M30 pickup metal glass channel out of 18 gauge. Unfortunately I couldn't find bearings quite small enough to fit in the channels sold by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,244
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: First Time Tire Change

I had always used talcum powder for lubricant, especially on the innertubes. It helps them avoid bunching and pinching when inflating. Also, when partially inflating the innertubes to check for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,233
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: speedo cable lubrication??

I've always used powdered graphite to lubricate speedometer cables. Make sure you put plenty down inside the housing and that should do it. Grease attracts dirt and can harden.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,650
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Heated Seats In The Model "A"

Back in college, when I was driving my '29 A coupe to and from classes in 1969, I'd occasionally offer a ride to a young lady and on cold winter mornings stress the need to move closer to me so that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,831
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: What are some of the counter intuitive things you have learned about a Model A?

When crank starting a Model A, don't wrap your thumb around the handle, rather cup it on the same side as your other fingers and only pull up on the crank. Otherwise, if you've forgotten to set the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,765
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

Back in '68 the Sears and Wards warehouses were just a few blocks from each other in Kansas City's Northeast neighborhood. I bought tires and a muffler from them, but don't remember which. Pace's...
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