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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Gas cap mystery

Cap#3 was in my box of spare parts, not sure what it's to. Yes, maybe someone did it to make it into a radiator cap.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By jquinlan
Gas cap mystery

I recently bought another Model A Fordor and found something strange about it's gas cap. When we took it for a test drive, it ran rough and he said it probably had older gas so we went to a gas...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 994
Posted By jquinlan
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

I needed a good laugh this morning and this post provided it !!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Reverting back to a positive ground like original

Thanks again all, very helpful and appreciated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Reverting back to a positive ground like original

I attached a picture of the alternator I currently have. Noticed another area for a threaded bolt on the other side of the alternator. That would be nice if I could continue to use the alternator...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Reverting back to a positive ground like original

That's what I was told but you got me wondering so I did some searching on the internet and did see how you will damage diodes by reversing polarity with older CB's. Not my area of expertise for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Reverting back to a positive ground like original

No, I'm going to stick with an alternator but I will stay with 6 volts. He ran an inverter to jump to 12 volts with his CB.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Reverting back to a positive ground like original

Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. I'm glad that I won't need to change the starter.



I have another Model A and another engine on a stand that are both wired correctly so I just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By jquinlan
Reverting back to a positive ground like original

My 28 Truck was modified to have a negative ground. The previous owner told me he did that for his CB. I removed the CB so I'd like to switch it back to a positive ground to be more like original. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Did I ruin this head?

I thought about this as it would be interesting to see what happens. But since I have about 3-4 heads in my parts shelf I'll just use one of them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Did I ruin this head?

I have a couple extra heads so that won't be a problem. Just wondering the state of this one. Thanks for all the responses !
Jim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
Posted By jquinlan
Did I ruin this head?

A few months ago I was trying to remove a head from a spare engine I had and I used a home made head puller. This head was ridiculously hard to remove until the area around one of the spark plugs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,132
Posted By jquinlan
Re: 2 post car lift

That's the same thing I've been wondering recently. Was thinking of maybe getting a Backyard Buddy 4 post and having a large carport installed outside so I can use it in the driveway. Keep the mist...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,994
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Can I run my A on White Lightning Moonshine?

I've spent a good deal of time camping in the everglades and have researched some of the characters that made it their home back years ago. One of my favorite books was by Totch Brown called "A life...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 863
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Club Safety Inspections

We just moved to southern Alabama and are in the process of adding a second garage to our home. One with a lift and dedicated to Model 'A's. It's kind of like a dream home for us in our retirement...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,152
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Fuel Tank Purchase

Too bad you didn't post a week earlier as I have a 31 Fuel tank and in Florida but we're moving to the Gulf Coast of Alabama in a few weeks. Unfortunately the Fuel tank is packed at the back of a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Stop Quick, engine dies

Before you do anything, open the Gav up and experiment. Myself AND another friend of mine had the same problem with our cars recently which went away after opening up the GAV a half to a full turn...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,406
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Zenith troubles

After dealing with a leaky zenith carburetor by shimming up the float to the correct level, I was able to stop the carburetor from leaking and the car ran pretty good. However, one new problem that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,338
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

Quite a few years ago when our kids were little and we lived in Michigan I agreed to use our Tudor in my cousin's evening wedding. The wedding was 30 miles from us on the other side of Detroit. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,669
Posted By jquinlan
Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

30 Years ago when I had my 30 Tudor, my Dad kept telling me I needed to get something more modern like a Mustang so I bought a 65 Mustang convertible pony interior that was in terrible shape. Spent...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,500
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Did you restore the car yourself?

Incredible story ! What a jerk lol
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Our new shelf above the windshield in our 28 closed cab pickup

Good idea on the 12 volt outlet. I've been thinking about doing that. Should be pretty simple to install in a discrete place on the shelf.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,500
Posted By jquinlan
Re: Did you restore the car yourself?

When people ask me that question, I like telling them the story of the guy who restored our truck ... Harley Utz from Arizona and as of late, Reno.

He was 95 when he sold it to me. Harley and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
Posted By jquinlan
Re: What gets inspected at your club's safety inspection?

I think this is a great event for a club and you should search youtube for Jack Bahm's video of Oakleaf's yearly safety check. Jack's also a member of this forum and may chime in.

Another good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By jquinlan
Our new shelf above the windshield in our 28 closed cab pickup

There just isn't a lot of room in the cab of our pickup so I fabricated a nice shelf above the windshield. Tonight was the first time we were able to really test it out and we love it. Not only is...
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