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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,946
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Max Speed of a Model A in Stock Form

On a five+ mile straight downgrade I coasted my '30 Fordor to a max speed of 72 MPH. Bricks aren't to aerodynamic!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 818
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Longest trip you took in a Model A

1973, San Diego to New Hampshire & back via Dearborn A meet, 9027 miles in 7 weeks pulling a trailer. Replaced valves @ Dearborn meet & water pump in N. Dakota.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,132
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

I didn't have a chance to want another type car. When I was 5 or 6 I was awaken every morning by the sound of a '29 delivery idling next door to my bedroom window. It belonged to an elderly Italian...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,200
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: B block hole repair

Been there, done that. I wouldn't waste time & money on a B block with a hole in the deck, the deck is too thin to start with then it rusts through quickly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Good old dependable Fords

I've got barbed wire on the #1 plug of all my A's, sure makes people smile! Plus it runs great with it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,465
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Coast to Coast in a Model A

Did that in 1973 in my '28 roadster pickup. San Diego to New Hampshire & back via the Dearborn meet, 9,000 miles in seven weeks. Story in MARC Nov/Dec 1973 Model A news.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 696
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: California 1935, Wilshire Blvd in color (remastered film)

KOOL! Vintage cars in they're own era. There is a town car at about the 4 minute mark but it isn't a Model A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: tube question

Some fellows se heavy duty motorcycle tubes that size so I think it will work fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Oil Return Pipe will not fit on Mike's oil Filter Valve Cover

There are early & later valve cover/oil return pipes. The earlier one has the oil drain hole in the valve cover higher and a shorter tube. Henry decided to lower the oil level in the valve chamber so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Bent spokes

Had my '30 Fordor in high school & was backing down a hill. It got away from me as the brakes wouldn't hold. Ended up backing into a pine tree at 30 MPH! Rear spare didn't come out so good. Pulled...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,620
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: 48 Allard on eBay with a Ford Flathead V8

I love the independent front suspension using the Ford front spring.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,940
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

As my 104 year young aunt used to say: I just had my 5th- 90th birthday.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,572
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: How to clean the rust & crud from the engine without running it through the radia

I built a homemade one like Bruce but added tire valve stem to put a burst of air thru once the radiator is full, it's totally open to the atmosphere so the added air pressure won't hurt anything.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,775
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Wrap the steering wheel with rope?

Ranchero50, KOOL, see thru Model A!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Big 3 Swap Meet Memories

It was one of the great parts of the hobby/way of life.The camaraderie at the blue VW bus under the F3 pole was fantastic. As Vern & OZ mentioned, lots of great people to share life with. Sure will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Not Ford, But Definitely Timely

We've been using one for years & love it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,553
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Temperature Gauge

Looks like a good deal that will work fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,873
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: My old red tonner on a music video.

So great, what a respite from today's trials.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: windshield frame size

In the first picture, the primered stantion appears to not be in the right position. The base should line up with the belt raii, it looks to be in to far.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Exhaust whistle: where to install?

They are most effective (loud) in the junction of the manifold & muffler but are the devil to mount there w/o leaks. I have mounted them at the end of the tail pipe even though it is a bit of a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,249
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Aristocrat accessory dash

For those of you looking for an Aristocrat gauge panel, there are some NORS ones on eBay now. Round speedo style aluminum from the 80's .#193856094590 For $195 each.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Floorboard Heater

I have the manifold heater with hot air outlet that directs the air under the floorboards to that vent. It is available.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,826
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: prefix letter on Ford Badges

The Montevideo badge isn't the only one out there, I have one also. Price was considerably down a couple atmospheres though. Reasonable but not cheap.
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