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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
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Re: Oil pressure . . . normal?

Yes, that is normal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,167
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

In 1964 I put a Sears rebuilt engine in my '30 fordor. A short time later I had to redo the valves as they had not set them right. It came out of the Los Angeles store.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Original coils. Can they be rebuilt?

Some years ago Jack Simmons in our San Diego club switched out the innards of a slant coil with a new coil, messy but it worked & you couldn't"t tellfrm the outside.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: 68B Cabriolet Seat Frame

I bought new seat springs & wood from Snyders. Before doing so I sat on one of their seats and it was way to firm, so called Snyders & talked to their seat making guy and he said he could use softer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Roy Nacewicz bolts

Just read an update thread over on Early V8 site, Roy Nacewicz hardware is now open for business as of today.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Sea foam

I've been using Seafoom for years, I buy it in the gallon size, much cheaper. Works great. Even in the motorhome that sits 3-4 months at a time. I run the motor & generator long enough to draw it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Horn/headlight switch issue

The center spring contact on the harness contact plate is the hot wire to the horn. It goes up through the top rotating plate of the light switch and sometimes contacts the surrounding metal. A short...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,258
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: The great American race

Actually, "The Great Race is timed rally, obeying all the speed laws. The goal of each day's run is to duplicate a preset route with specific directions & secret check points. The goal is to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Bud Vase bracket

With a little bit of practice & adjusting I made paper template to build brackets. Once you figure out the right curve for the horizontal piece transfer it to the sheet metal & pop rivet it to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,011
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Fan cracked!!

I've had good luck welding all the cracks on the hub and then tacked the back edge of the pully too. I check them form time to time & all is well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,651
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

1963, new to me '30 fordor. Backing down a long, straight hill, my brakes wouldn't hold it. Ended up swerving into a pine tree at 30 mph, seat brackets broke & I ended up the back seat. Wrapped the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,202
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: No nut manifold clamp

I went the other way, dropped the bolts into one side of the clamp & braised the heads to the clamp, works great, didn't have to buy a new clamp. Then I aligned them to fit the other 1/2. seems like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,900
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Can the TDC pin be off by 90 Degrees?

I had an engine 40 years ago that had a timing gear with the timing pin hole 180" off from where it should have been, manufactured that way. Took me a while to figure it out, finally set engine at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,204
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Railroad Inspection Car

The Southwest Railroad Museum in Campo, California has a speeder with a Model A engine in it. We rebuilt about 25 years ago for them. The are on the San Diego & Arizona Eastern railroad Line built by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: 68c rear bumper bra kets

I believe they use the same ones as coupes & roadsters.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 879
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Model-A Day @ Gilmore - Roll Call (Who's going?)

We are heading there , leaving Saturday . Ray in La Mesa. (San Diego, Ca.)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Aristocrat dash swap

Type in "Vintage Dunn Aristocrat Model A dash" on ebay, they both have come up occasionally there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Need Sedan Seat Carriage Diagram

What's your location? May be someone near can help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,588
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Model A's and Woodstock...

Was in the army in Germany, didn't even know it was happening.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,134
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Flared copper washers for gaskets?

Pretty kool process. Another way that I've used is to clean the flare on the tubing, apply a bit of soldering acid and melt a tiny, thin layer of solder on the flare. The solder is soft and molds to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,400
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Pulled over by the Police!

When I got my first car, a '30 fordor in high school in Big Bear Lake, Ca. a cop followed me in to my driveway. Was going to give me a ticket for no front license plate. At the time Calif. plates...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Need help with 30 coupe broken bolts in seat sliders

Yes, I believe so. You might be able to adapt D nuts to the track.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,281
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Snow bird conversion at Iola WI car show

History,
The doors are shortened to clear the tracks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Open & close the coolant petcock

Opening & closing a hard to turn lower water pipe petcock while draining the radiator requires strength, coordination & a bit of contortionism. An easy solution is to clamp a small pair of Visegrips...
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