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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By fried okra
Re: Our Friend, Shadetree - Medical Issues

Shadetree, hopefully the warm spring sun now will help with any ailments!

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 856
Posted By fried okra
Re: Painting whitewalls black

Thanks group, I will check into the Miller Tire paint, Dupont #7, and Flex Seal for a near term solution.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,214
Posted By fried okra
Re: Virus time off from school

And SW Virginia near the Blue Ridge Parkway is pretty country too!

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 856
Posted By fried okra
Painting whitewalls black

My 1931 all black Tudor came to me with whitewall tires and almost white cream colored wheels. It also has dual fender mounted whitewall spares.

I am contemplating using tire black on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,714
Posted By fried okra
Re: Who designed the Model A engine ?

The torquey long stroke Model A Ford engine certainly gave it a feeling of low speed acceleration some of the more refined 6 cylinder cars didn't have.....IMHO.

Plus, I like the style of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By fried okra
Re: MAFCA Sticker

I put mine in the back window of my pickup truck.

But since the window is tinted, you can't really see it from the outside :(
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By fried okra
Under the running board mat

My '31 Tudor is basically a rust free survivor car but was used as a tourer in recent decades. I view it as a nice fair weather driver, but not trying to win any shows with it though.

The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By fried okra
Re: Dipstick for Tremec T170 Transmission

No drain plug on these as I understand.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By fried okra
Re: Corn Head grease source(s)

Are you guys just using the Corn Head grease for the steering boxes?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By fried okra
Re: brake pedal return spring mounting

Gary, I would hope so but have not looked into that yet as was not aware that could be an underlying cause.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By fried okra
brake pedal return spring mounting

My fairly new to me '31 Tudor brake pedal does not return to the full off brake position such that the rear brake lamps stay lit unless I pull the pedal up with my foot while driving. I replaced...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By fried okra
Re: Whitewall tires

Wifey and I would like to find some movies with Model A's in them. We usually use Netflix but maybe there are other options.

Any Model A movie recommendations?

We've already watched Bonnie and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By fried okra
Re: Just a guy and his dog...

All dogs love to ride in cars and trucks :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,556
Posted By fried okra
Re: Model "A" Cars vs. Their Successors

My wife's Mercedes SUV had the transmission go out at 48,000 miles. Tough luck said Mercedes, you are past the 4 year warranty period. The old 5 speed automatic trans in Mercedes were smooth and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,386
Posted By fried okra
Re: Over Drive

Anyone have any comparisons (or preferences) of the Ford F150 4 speed trans versus the 5 speed Chevy S-10 type transmissions?

Usage preferences, installation preferences, etc?

I also wonder...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,860
Posted By fried okra
Re: Camping in a Model A

I wonder if this pic is camping for the fun of it or the necessity of it.

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,386
Posted By fried okra
Re: Over Drive

louieglen....are you asking about the 4-speed Ford F-150 truck trans from the 1980's and the 5 speed Chevy S-10 trans also?

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,367
Posted By fried okra
Re: Model A Ford Drive Away

I recall Chrysler made some weird color combos like green cars with blue interiors back in the early sixties too......just to use up what materials were on hand at the end of the model year.

But...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 994
Posted By fried okra
Re: Coupe versus Tudor survival rates

I'm thinking maybe the Tudor's were commonly sold for utilitarian family use and the coupes were for more sporty purposes. Therefore the Tudors just plain wore out and didn't survive as much as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 994
Posted By fried okra
Coupe versus Tudor survival rates

I haven't actually cranked the numbers, but Ford produced about twice as many Tudors as Coupes.

But I see about twice as many Coupes for sale as Tudors.

I'm trying to figure out why the Coupes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,673
Posted By fried okra
Re: pinto engine on model A

Or was maybe a Shay Model A?

http://www.shayhistory.com/Bulletinboard.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,249
Posted By fried okra
Re: Do You Guys Constantly Re-touch Wheel Spokes?

GPierce.....what torque value do you use for tightening the wheel lug nuts?

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 89,199
Posted By fried okra
Re: tell a Model A related story

So, Tim.....you got the A off the lake somehow I guess?

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,549
Posted By fried okra
Re: Post Model A Picture

Yes, great pics of the car and the setting for it.

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By fried okra
Re: Window removal tips?

Tveditr.....which body style and model year is your car?

fried okra
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