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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,344
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Gleaner engine pictures??

I have an exhaust manifold like that on a core engine in my shop. If someone asks, I tell them it was an experimental manifold heater. That usually causes a few seconds of silence before I hear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 188
Posted By Fordfan29
Slant Window Sedan Door Glass

I need a pattern for a slant window sedan rear door glass. I only find glass patterns for the earlier cars in the Service Bulletins.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,224
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Club Thinning

If the club is too far away, start your own club closer to home. This happened 42 years ago with our club in Oregon and we have an aging but active membership. The young members are 35 or older. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,677
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Veterans Day

USAF, 1968-72. "bee bee stacker", Ubon Thailand 1969, Minuteman missile, B-52, F-106 support, Montana & South Dakota.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,266
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: No comment

A friend restored a 42 Chev convertible and did a great job. Someone pointed out the car had a very fine metallic in the burgundy paint and that was not a stock color. My friend then replied, with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,269
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Building a Travel Toolkit

I agree with MikeK about AAA but be sure your cell phone is along and charged. Les Andrews' red & blue books are permanently carried in my trunk for reference.
My wife & I consider ourselves long...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Timing gear/cam noise?

Thanks to the information I have received on this forum and on another, my car is healing and should be on the road again soon. I'm impressed with all the fixes suggested. I'm installing a 5/16"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By Fordfan29
Timing gear/cam noise?

About 10,000 miles ago I changed my bronze cam gear (worn just beyond spec's), replacing it with another bronze gear & a matched crank gear at the same time. After about 5000 miles it developed a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Hand Controls for a Model A?

Thanks for the good tips. I'll be looking in to them all.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By Fordfan29
Hand Controls for a Model A?

I am looking for suggestions for hand controlling the clutch & brake pedals on a Model A or anything related. A bad left leg makes this necessary to enjoy the driving experience.

The changes can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,068
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Snyder’s 6:1 head

I installed one of these 6:1 heads a couple years ago. I cleaned the block surface of all old gasket material then placed the head on the bare block. The head was warped about 0.013"! They offered...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,348
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Check your fan blades

You can also use the locking nut for the pin through the axle that locks your king pins in place. In an emergency you are always carrying two of them. Just put it back when you are done!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,572
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: What strange comments or questions have you heard about your Model A

I took my 29 Tudor to my grandson's 1st grade class. 16 kids will fit in that car! Then one by one I had each kid sit in the driver's seat & "drive" as I explained he gas gauge and other details. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,442
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Besides carefully, how do you move an A' with no rear axle?

Do you know anyone that tows a car behind their RV? Those car dollies are maneuverable, stable to adapt your car to if it is a friend, the thing should be cheap or free.

You mentioned...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 29,812
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Model A car names

"Peanut" came with about five, 5 gallon buckets of peanuts under & behind the seat of my 28 roadster pickup & one tired mouse. He didn't get to shell most of them before being evicted along with his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,442
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Curious of your preference

I agree with Marty in Ohio. In modern cars there is an automatic throttle cancelation if you touch the brakes. Not so in our 90 year old cars. Accidents happen quickly & unexpectedly. No time to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,103
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Installing tie rods without removing backing plate?

A friend gave me a home made tool to turn the screws at the end of the tie rods and it works even with the wheels straight ahead. He used a piece of 1" x 1/8" steel flat bar & bent one end at a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,385
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: MAFCA TecTip - Lub Steering Gear

I have been using corn head grease in an F-100 box for over a year with no leaks and no problems. It always had a slow drip with 600W. This is just my experience. I've added a zerk fitting at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,157
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: New Snyders head

I use a 5.9 Snyder's head and smoothed the combustion chambers with an air grinder to eliminate the potential hot spots as in an earlier post.

I also set the head on my bare block with out a head...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,967
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: To Frequent Drivers: What Function Concerns You The Most?

I can't think of a part that concerns me that hasn't been mentioned. I have spent at least a week on the road each year since 1984 & I have been part of those "roadside seminars".

At regional or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,121
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Tillotson Carburetor

I checked float level and talked to the local experts for any advice to solve my problem. Every one of the experts had a story about a leaking carb but no good suggestions for a cure. I never tried...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,121
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Tillotson Carburetor

I lived with a Tillotson for 29 years and it gave alittle better mileage that the Zeniths in our club on mileage runs. It also warped. There is nothing like opening the shop and be greeted by the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,053
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Thermostat?

I run a 160. I rebuilt the radiator several years ago and had more fins per inch than stock. I was the only car of five that did not overheat on a three week trip to Calgary. I went with the 160...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,467
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: 1929 Tudor 'Barner' count....

My Tudor is June 29 on the firewall. I've claimed it since age 11 when my Dad bought it. We are carrying the 4th generation now. It was in Reno recently for the National.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,798
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Trailer hitch for Model A pickup

Thanks for the many ideas & comments.
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