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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: Long-shot search

Send an email to the local clubs in the area
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,361
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: 6 blade plastic radiator fan

I have a 4 bladed plastic fan, I believe you get more air movement from a four bladed as opposed to a six blade. I have a fair amount of time flying prop aircraft I believe a four bladed prop is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,338
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: My Mileage

I have topped 30 mpg in my tourer but that is a proper Imperial gallon.
Synchro, would you be so kind as to define a "proper Imperial gallon" verses just a regular gallon.
Yes I am pulling your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: top radiator hose

Check the packing nut. I had a leak very similar to what you have described and tightened the packing nut on the water pump, no more leak. There is a guy on youtube that demonstrates how to do it +...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,463
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: Overheating 1930 Model A

Joe, what i would do before I invested in a new radiator is flush your rad out. I flushed mine out with 3 gallons of vinegar by going for a 30 mile drive, Came home and drained it and used a 2 /3...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,746
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: how long does a sale usually take?

What I did to BUY MY CAR which might work for you to sell your car was:
I got from the MAFCA site all the A Clubs in my state and surrounding states and emailed the presidents asking them to post...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 01:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: My first Car show!!!!!!

Where in Canada are you? If you are planning on buying a Model A, look for a local Model A Club to join. The members will know where the good cars are to be had and value.
If you find one on your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,001
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

As a boy of about 4, went to visit my Great Uncle on his farm near Pincher Creek Alberta, Canada. He had a Model A PU parked behind the barn, I was mesmerized by the flowing fenders and shiny head...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,010
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: Looking for commiseration

My car is named Sweet Pea. When things are frustrating at work, I just walk by the office manager's desk, tell her to hold all cars as i am taking Sweet Pea for a drive. Now she see's me walking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: Got my 30 Coupe back

What would you be asking for it?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,010
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: Looking for commiseration

Don't be discouraged, I bought minefour years ago and for the first 6 months sat there and wrung my hands "what am I going to do"
Don't make the car your frustration, make it a challenge in your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,893
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: Spark plug gap for high(er) compression head

I have a high compression head as well and have been reading this thread with interest.
I average 5000 miles a year on my A so am quite familiar with all of its groans and moans etc. I set my plugs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,648
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: Engine sputtering - where to go from here?

I had something similar. It turned out to be my key switch was shorting on the firewall and would cause the hesitation and hard starting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: Brake Job ???

let us know how you do
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 943
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: Well...here we go!

My story is similar to yours, always wanted one. I was a small boy, visited a Great Uncle who had a pickup, still remember my awe when seeing the huge head lights and swirling fenders at my eye...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: Shot The Carburator

I will shoot mine on a ten mile drive and see what my temps are.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,165
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: My wife is a keeper

Be careful, she might want a Miata, be very very careful. I have a wife of 49 yrs, a 94 year old mother in-law, three daughters, three grand daughters. I know how "they" think, I am starting to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,341
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: Door gap

Ronn, shim them with what and how?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,779
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: What have you done ??

I am not a purist so am Ok with the mods I have done to my car. Changed from generator to an alternator, tube shocks, and an LED light bar in my back window. LED light for safety, really lights up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,202
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: Now onto a new issue!!

Hang in there it only gets better
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,636
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: Oil interval

From April through October I put on about 800- 1000 miles a month depending on weather. I find the concrete is getting harder and since retirement I have less time so have upped my mileage between...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 04:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,622
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: 10mpg

I get 14 miles to gallon, very similar situation to you. Thermostat, Gav setting, water temp, the only thing is my average speed is 40-45 MPH.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,958
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: I know ... oil again ...

I like the Chevron 15-40 oil similar to what you are using. What are the others using :~))))))))) Not trying to start anything.
Gerry Birch Bay WA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,298
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: Changing of the Guard

Guys & Gals, I don't have a Crystal Ball. My comment is, lets get out and drive our cars, enjoy them as much as we do and hopefully we can spark an interest with next generation.
Lets not over...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,702
Posted By GerryAllen
Re: What is Engine 'Break-in'??

Not wanting to start anything :). When should the first oil change be done. I am right now waiting for my oil to fully drain from newly rebuilt engine. Oil is cheap and I have the time, I am doing...
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