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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,299
Posted By John in SATX
Thumbs up Re: Finally done

Congratulations! Great looking work. Bring that red 356 along with you! Best of luck, we need your skills. ;)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,017
Posted By John in SATX
Re: Keeping Tailgaters Off Your Back

I agree the tailgater will not make you go faster, love the sign. Another thing to consider is lighting up the rear end of your car to make it more visible. I use LED tail lights, an LED "strip"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,289
Posted By John in SATX
Re: Tire wheel balancing: is it needed ?

Personally I have never balanced my tires/wheels and have experienced no problems. We should try to keep our speed under control and not exceed 50-55 mph for a couple of reasons. First, we are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,855
Posted By John in SATX
Re: Rim flaps

I used them when I replaced my tires a while back. I agree they are tough to work with but definitely worth it in my view. It just takes patience, good tire "irons" and some good tube-lube to get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,244
Posted By John in SATX
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,004
Posted By John in SATX
Re: Tom Endy update

Thanks Vern. Tom is a special guy and has done SO MUCH for us all.
Flu on top of everything, what a bummer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,553
Posted By John in SATX
Re: Tom Endy

Hang in there Tom. Canít thank you enough for all your help!! Let the medics help you for a bit. Cheers, John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,435
Posted By John in SATX
Re: End of the road

Sorry for your situation but the car gave you joy for a good while. In reality we al are just caretakers for these wonderful machines. I too am now a full time caregiver. I am privileged to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,438
Posted By John in SATX
Re: MARC ballot and Constitution change

I too pondered over this method and real lack of input from the membership. However if your elected representative is trusted to speak for you, then so be it, no vote is needed. I do not see any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By John in SATX
Re: Steering Wheel coming off black

Thanks Tom, always a little leery about clear finishes, especially clear. I see that Krylon Fusion is recommend, I'll check to see if that comes in clear. I have other Krylon clears in the shop so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By John in SATX
Re: Steering Wheel coming off black

Thanks everyone! I found a stretch wheel cover at PEP Boys for $5 that I will use in the interim. It was a bear to stretch on the wheel as the wheel is actually larger than recommended but it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By John in SATX
Re: Steering Wheel coming off black

Mike, sounds like the cover may be the ticket. I'll try PEP Boys if it ever quits raining here, grief.


Thanks, John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By John in SATX
Re: Steering Wheel coming off black

Thanks Charlie I appreciate your answer. I have had the car for 20+ years and at one time it was shown at some national meets according to stickers on the vehicle. The horn button bezel is pitted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,411
Posted By John in SATX
Question Steering Wheel coming off black

Suddenly in damp weather my 1930 Tudor steering wheel is coming off black all over everything. I have tried cleaning it but it still comes off black, like the surface has softened. I have no idea...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,045
Posted By John in SATX
Re: ..Just another nice pic

We still have a Pig Stand in San Antonio, TX. Been there a very long time! Thanks for the photo.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By John in SATX
Re: Cannot select reverse gear

FIXED!! The reverse gear seems to be working now that I freed up the OD actuating cable. Many years ago I had put a clamp on the actuating knob assembly because it kept vibrating in and moving the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By John in SATX
Re: Cannot select reverse gear

Thanks Brent and Tom, good stuff and as I think of it the OD may be the culprit. The cable to the OD has a big know under the dash and I noticed it was "out" a bit which likely moved the arm on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By John in SATX
Cannot select reverse gear

When shifting into reverse gear I get no connection, just a "whirring" noise. Selecting first, second, third works just fine. There has been no unusual noise in the transmission.


I am running...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,279
Posted By John in SATX
Re: RIP Jay Pearcy

Jay remains in our hearts as a friend a outstanding craftsman. He and Caroline supported Alamo A's in every way they could.

God Speed my friend!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,511
Posted By John in SATX
Re: Tire reviews

I am using WW 19" Goodyears and am very pleased with them. They show even wear and little tread wear after 4,000 miles. I did put full liners in the tires and that firms the tires considerably. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,948
Posted By John in SATX
Re: Who still uses a 'stick shift' in their modern vehicle ?

89 Mustang LX 5 speed, 73 VW Thing, 78 VW Bus, 2009 VW TDI Golf 6 speed. Our entire family drives stick including the grandkids - keep the faith.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,354
Posted By John in SATX
Re: Pate & New Braunfels swap meet ,

Many Pate attendees stay on site and cook in. Not really anything near that is worth the traffic nightmare at quitting time. You will have no trouble hooking up with BBQ-ers who are glad to feed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,354
Posted By John in SATX
Re: Pate & New Braunfels swap meet ,

Looking forward to seeing you at Pate. We are Block 18 on the corner of Foyt Drive, between 4th and 5th streets - Light green Monaco motor home. We fly a Texas A&M flag so we are hard to miss. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 142,352
Posted By John in SATX
Re: Welcome To The New Ford Barn!

Thank you Ryan and Shelly. I had gotten away because it was so cumbersome to use, this looks great - like the old Shelly days - GREAT!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,913
Posted By John in SATX
Re: Is your "A" invisible?

I find it sort of the other way, they stare at the Model A and turn right into me. They see it all right, just get fixated and do not pay attention. I drive several different kinds of old cars and...
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