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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Brand new to the board and fairly new to model a’s

new wiring harness is inexpensive and easy to install.
drop the fuse size down to 20A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: 1929 model A Tudor value

Asking price is SOMETIMES the selling price, depending on the transaction and how realistic the price is.

We bought back our Town Sedan in 2020 at what I considered an inflated price since it was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,647
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: My tire story.

One more good reason to run black wall tires :-)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2022, 09:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,911
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: How to Get Title to Grandpa’s A

Hadn't thought of that situation.

When I sold our Town Sedan to a guy from KY, I signed over the FL title to him.
When we bought it back 8 years later, he gave me back the same signed title.
He...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,911
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: How to Get Title to Grandpa’s A

If I were in this situation, I would discreetly try to get a duplicate title and just sit on it.
Put a Y.o.M. plate on it and drive.
Hagerty Insurance is not finicky about any of this.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,033
Posted By Chris in WNC
Relocation (again)

"The mountains are calling and I must go." -John Muir

After 3 years of exile in the flatlands, we have moved back to the mountains where we belong.

Just a heads-up for the small number of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Firestone vs Lucas Tires

Of all the tires I have driven on Model As, Firestones were my least favorites and Goodyears were the best.

Drove a set of Lucas 22,000 miles with no complaints, but those were installed in 1987...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,469
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Great Racers

A few years ago when the Great Race started in Jacksonville FL, one of our club members completed it in a '29 Rootleib speedster (with no additional support vehicle!). They called themselves the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By Chris in WNC
2 Vickies for $13k

https://knoxville.craigslist.org/cto/d/corryton-ford-model-victoria-coupes/7488286133.html

Not mine, I know nothing about it beyond this ad.
Looks like it might be a good deal.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,864
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: MAFCA Social Media Page now welcomes Shay Model-As

As long as MAFCA is adamant about the fact that "a Shay is NOT a Model A", I see no harm in allowing their owners limited participation.
Maybe some of the Shay owners will develop an interest in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,569
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Personal Record Set

paid $4.19 for gas Friday at Sam's Club.
first time I have paid over $3.99 since 2008 (at the MARC/MAFCA meet in Ft. Worth).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Diff only Oil

I ran straight STP in differential, transmission and steering box for many years with no problems.
Hard to get it into the differential, a 90 degree street elbow screwed into the fill hole helps.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,932
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Lessons Learned from My First Flat Tire

I usually drove 50-60 mph on the highway depending on road conditions.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,932
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Lessons Learned from My First Flat Tire

I usually drove 55-60 mph on the highway.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2022, 06:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,932
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Lessons Learned from My First Flat Tire

Mostly good advice.

Torque wrench is unnecessary extra weight unless you need to pull a head or rear hub out on the road. Even then you can get home OK without it.

Balancing beads - not needed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,727
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: When is a Model T a Model A and not a Model A?

I messaged the seller.
told him it was not a Model T, 1923 or a truck.
he replied he was listing for a friend, knew nothing about it and thanked me.
said he would research and update the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,071
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: V8 Clutch vs. Standard

I upgraded to V8 clutch in our 31 Coupe, really could not tell any difference when driving it.....
(your results may vary)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,577
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: 1968 Forty-thousand mile adventure from Chile to Detroit

BW2 (and others) please add your city or at what part of which state you reside in to your avitar.
makes the Barn more enjoyable for the rest of us.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,980
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: $56,000. Model A Speedster

any engine with paint on the head studs and nuts is suspect.
has not been driven enough to burn the silver paint off the manifold.....

BAT and Hemmings' Auctions both sell a lot of cars WAAAY...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2022, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Greenwood SC swap meet

on the left side just past Smith & Jones....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,036
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: New to FORD BARN - 1st question

If I was a gambling man I'd bet on the head needing to come off.

I took a flathead Dodge engine apart that had been sitting in a fence row for years.
Don't remember what was in the cylinders, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Greenwood SC swap meet

darn! I guess you missed my table......

I sold about half of what I took and saw LOTS of interesting things available from other vendors.

Heavy rains forecast tomorrow AM so I came home.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,036
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: New to FORD BARN - 1st question

yes, drop the pan and clean everything before trying to start.

if you decide to check rod and main bearing clearance (good idea), the aluminum foil go/no-go method is easier and more accurate than...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,117
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Any advice?

Swap carburetors with a car that consistently runs well, see if that makes a difference.
That way you can determine if your carb is the problem or not.
If it is, I recommend a rebuilt unit from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,791
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Is a Restoration In Your Future?

Not in my past or my future.
I have the skills but not the patience.
Although I did replace or restore everything on the early '30 Tudor that I drove for 14 years except paint and kingpins....
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