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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 46,430
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,867
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Re: Bypass ignition switch

For an emergency "get home" you can use a T coil, hooking into the center of the distributor cap. Bypasses everything that can go wrong.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,867
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Re: Speaking of "Leg Room"

Some room in pickup is obtained by replacing back springs with foam. Two inches back you sit lower also. You do sit a little more vertical.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,741
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Re: Colony Cargo Trailers

I've hauled different cars on different trailers with different tow vehicles for many years. My first caution is weight distribution. Ten percent of the total weight of trailer and car goes on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,856
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Re: Shifting transmission

My pickup got so that going into second on occasion was like hitting a solid wall. New forks, shafts, etc, fixed it. Could try a good tower from another car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,840
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Re: Announcing the 2017 MARC Membership Meet!!!! Save the Date!

A super area for touring, so I'm wondering what the weather would likely be like in March, or is this a drive your modern car indoor meeting?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,082
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Re: How I Spent My Winter, 1929 Tudor Barn Find

I'm saddened you changed the appearance. A friend has a '29 like you found. It draws far more attention at shows than the restored cars do.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,914
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Re: Micthell OD shifter help needed

I would think it would be pretty difficult to split shift with a cable. (For hilly country)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,407
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Re: Rear Spring?

I put a coupe spring under my pickup. Perfect!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,430
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Re: Model B Carb. on a Model A - pros & cons ?

I'm intending to change from A to B carb and manifold. I have two B manifolds, one with vacuum port at the rear and the other a large one at the front. Who knows why?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,378
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Re: Model A spark plugs

My favorite for many years is C 16 C Champion. I don't know if they are still available.
(Running 5.5 comp and Simmons )
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,114
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Re: Driving an "a" in snow..?

In the '50s I ran a '28 open cab several winters around Ithaca, NY, which is very hilly. Roads were plowed but not salted except the worst hills. outside the city the roads were very hard pact snow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,379
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Tire wear

In 65 years of driving Model As I've never bought a full set of new tires. Can someone tell me the wear sequence: which corner wears out first and which last? I've bought a full set of used ones and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,951
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Re: Model T Related

I can't think of anyone else who carried a 1908 design for 20 years. They served a purpose. If not for the T, where would the average family have been?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,307
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Re: What make is this Town Car?

Looking at roof, I'm thinking foreign. Not a very balanced design.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,189
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Re: Anyone received their GAV Deep Socket

I've received mine and I'm completely satisfied. I'm sure that Mr. Haag is giving a lot of his free time to make them available to us, and I appreciate it. No one paid ahead of time, so what's to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,434
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Re: water outlet problem.

I've broken ears torqueing with thick copper gaskets but never with no gasket. I file flat and use a thin film of Permatex.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,487
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Re: Harris Coffee Table Book By MARC Update!

I'd like a less fancy directory of members at a lot less cost.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,952
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Re: Model A Engine Installation

I always R & R the engine and transmission as a unit. One person, except a second person to shake things while lining up the u-joint.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,039
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Re: Some draw with key off

My Signal Stat 900 turn signal is a drawing a little on mine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,035
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Re: Distributor Rotor Adjustment ?

I can't find distributer bodies that properly fit the distributer housings. Likewise I can't find rotors that aren't sloppy on the cam. It the rotor to body clearances aren't equal, the ignition...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,741
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Re: The Model A Members Album

I would enjoy having a roster of members in areas I travel. Shouldn't cost much. Or how about one I could print off. Or how about one in paperback form like a black and white magazine? Some of us...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,683
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Re: Buying a trailer need Model A Track Width Please

I use and recommend a 102" wide closed trailer. The extra 6" inside is noticeable.
Need to pay attention to your driving and wider mirrors.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 10-19-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,320
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Re: What color code of blue was used in 1911 on Fords?

If I remember correctly, I used an old Volvo color on an '11 touring in the early eighties. In my opinion it was just right. It got an AACA senior about three years ago. I believe I also used it on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,310
Posted By Bruce,Upstate NY
Re: Hershey traditions

I was at the first Hershey meet in '54 but missed quite a few since, but still vend there. Harold Gilbert from Dansville N.Y. vended there in '54 and never missed a year until , I think, 5 or 6 years...
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