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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,776
Posted By Roserock49
Re: Photos of "the other love"

My other treasures are my wife's Bud Cab 31 & my 49 Studebaker. The Studebaker was purchased new by my Grandfather in Dec.1948 and been in the family ever since. My daughter will be the next...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By Roserock49
Re: Looking to the Legends for help

Special Delivery,
Try contacting the Diablo A's of the Model A Ford Club in Concord, CA. There are several members that could give you the information you need. I would suggest Bob Grady.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,456
Posted By Roserock49
Re: A months frustration, Fuel issues

I would also check that gas cap vent isn't plugged. This would result in a slow flow of gas.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,223
Posted By Roserock49
Re: Where Have All of The Chevrolets Gone?

Here is a survivor that my Son in Law owns. I believe it's a 1927 and been in his family many years. Still runs and still has the original license plates.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,788
Posted By Roserock49
Re: Model A car names

Named my 31 PU "Buster" after my dad. A nickname he got back in the 1930's
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By Roserock49
Re: Frozen knob in window regulater handle

I used Kroil to loosen mine. Dripped it on the backside and between the handle and arm, then let it soak overnight. Next day repeated the procedure and tried to rotate back and forth....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,024
Posted By Roserock49
Re: New Radiator

I recently saw an article on dimpling the radiator fins. It is in the Tiny Tips book on page 170
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,783
Posted By Roserock49
Re: "A" Mistress?

Studebakers and Model A's just naturally go together!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,796
Posted By Roserock49
Re: Two questions about my 1930 Hood

I painted all sections separately, cleaned all inside hinge areas with a wire tube brush. I also made 3 new hinge rods out stainless steel. I also used a punch to get the rods started moving...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,872
Posted By Roserock49
Re: A brake problem has me stumped

Here is a pix. showing how to install the centering gauge
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,484
Posted By Roserock49
Re: 1929 Town Car

There is a guy in town who owns 4 restored Town Cars
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,622
Posted By Roserock49
Re: Rebuilt Motor stuck

I once got a rebuilt engine back from a reputable rebuilder who either forgot to install all bearing shims or one fell out while installing them. Needless to say it was impossible to turn the engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,486
Posted By Roserock49
Re: What is this "A of the Day"?

No, its not my cup of tea either. Why criticize though, the owner must be proud of his car or he wouldn't have sent it in to MAFCA. Yes they are struggling to get pictures of our A's. This is an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,270
Posted By Roserock49
Re: How to bench test a distributor

Your post was well received by me. I have played with electrical and eletronics since I was 9 yrs old. The first item I built was a crystal radio back in 1957. I am in the planning stages of building...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,863
Posted By Roserock49
Re: Emergency Brakes Binding

I wouldn't reduce the lining thickness. The bending of the tabs might help as they might be expanding the bands. My linings are the same thickness as yours and fit perfect.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,863
Posted By Roserock49
Re: Emergency Brakes Binding


I just measured the brake lining and band on mine and it's just the same as yours 0.300
My emerg. brake carrier measures exactly 9 inches in diameter. I think it was Bratton's who stopped...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,154
Posted By Roserock49
Re: leather back vrs. steel backs

The Victoria was introduced in March of 1930 and both styles were available throughout production. All Victoria's were 1931 which introduced the new radiator shell and slant windshield. Only 1 Briggs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,963
Posted By Roserock49
Re: hand crank starting Model A

Never had any problems with hand crank starting any of my A's. Start with the spark lever fully RETARDED and ignition key in off position, if cold. Pull up on crank a few times and then turn ignition...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,893
Posted By Roserock49
Re: window trim screws

They are available from Bratton's in 2 sizes.
#31730 and 31740
Years ago you could buy them at Radio Shack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By Roserock49
Re: Pressing steering worm upper race to shaft


MAFCA sells a DVD showing how to replace the 2 tooth worm gear.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By Roserock49
Re: Rear valance on the Deluxe '30-'31 cars

Anyone know the part #'s for the rear valance and which ones fit the different body styles?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,252
Posted By Roserock49
Re: Where do you fit in?

:)This is pops of whom Tiny speaks.

I have always been the guy to buy the proper tool and try it myself. I usually end up with a new instruction manual, a new tool, a job I can say "I did it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 211,888
Posted By Roserock49
Smile My collection

My 31 Victoria and 49 Studebaker PU. My grandfather bought the pu new in Dec. 48. I've owned the vicky for 36 years.
Forum: Model-A 08-20-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 483
Posted By Roserock49
Original Victoria windshield wiper motor

Looking for an original 31' Victoria windshield wiper motor to finish my restoration. Either the painted or chrome motor would work. Thanks
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