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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,035
Posted By denis4x4
Re: How Many Model A's are left ?

Every time this question pops up, I make the suggestion that MARC and MAFCA do a joint project and poll the insurance companies, state DMV’s and museums.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,448
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

I worked for sears in 1958 and they had Model A short blocks and long blocks. Lots of tires and brake shoes
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,298
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

Many of the costs associated with first class paint jobs today can be attributed to EPA regs on paint booth air quality and hazardous materials disposal. Too, minimum wages in the fifties was around...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By denis4x4
Re: NC? Request for Antique Vehicle exam

Screwing around with re-stamping a frame or a wood block for a tracing is flat ass illegal. I have two frames with VIN numbers that have been verified by a LEO. Cost $25 each and can be used to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By denis4x4
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,001
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Trailer

I have a 20 aluminum tilt trailer with a tool box and a winch. I use a ShurLine tongue weight scale and have movable wheel stops to make sure each car is properly balanced as to tongue weight. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,352
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Front Tool Box

Found a photo of my $25 tool box
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,352
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Front Tool Box

Used some 1-1/2" X 1/4" strap and a 14" tool box and made my own. Less than $25.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,307
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Frame serial number to obtain a title?

Many states do not recognize Broadway Title as a legitimate source. Check before you spend any money.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Head value

Took 3 blocks to Bert’s...all no good. According to most engine builders, you can get one out of ten A blocks that can be rebuilt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Re-Silver A Rear-View

Had my clock mirror resilvered through Bert's in Denver
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Towed car lost lots of fluids

Interesting.....I use a tilt trailer and never have had a leakage issue
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,786
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Trailering tips for protection

Anything over 2000 pounds is required to have trailer brakes in most states. In addition to trailer brakes, you also need a brake controller. U-Haul car trailers have surge brakes and do not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,786
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Trailering tips for protection

Burner31 gets it! Backing an A on a trailer is asking for trouble. I use a ShurLine hitch weight scale to determine the exact placement of my cars and use a removable stop so that their always in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,089
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Restored Nebraska Model "A" Is junk

Speedway Motors and the American Museum of Speed are in Lincoln, the capitol city of Nebraska. As a participant in the Speedster Reunion, I've toured the capitol and had lunch at Swanson Ford. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,302
Posted By denis4x4
Re: 3.27 ring and pinion, anyone using one ?

I put a 3:27 in my roadster with a strong engine and found it wanting. Went back to a 3:54 and very satisfied with the performance. Too, I live in an area with 10,000’ passes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,180
Posted By denis4x4
Re: T-5 5 speed trans VS Mitchell overdrive

Certainly a lot less work to go with the Mitchell.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Towing a Model A

PM me...I recently bought an A chassis with a modification used by farmers to convert a chassis to a wagon. This appears to be a well designed accessory from the 1930's.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,431
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Balancing

I have a ‘31 engine with counterweights and a lightened flywheel. The entire rotating assembly has been balanced and it produces 60 HP at the rear wheels at 3500 RPM. I would never build/rebuild an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By denis4x4
Re: stainless steel cleaner & polish

As the owner of a stainless steel Delorean, the best stuff is Sheila Shine that is carried by restaurant supply companies. No comparison to those listed above.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Request for help with 28/28 Pickup

You can buy brand new 28-29 cab corners. Try Steve Becker at Bert’s Model A for measurements. His number is 800-321-1931. Closed Mondays. The ‘29 CCPU in my avatar has new cab corners that were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,926
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Worst Cars of All Time

Dan Neil jumped from the LA Times, where he won a Pulitzer, to the WSJ. Like most automotive writers when they write something for the non automotive media, he took money from TIME with his tongue...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,480
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Unauthorized accessories

The American Museum of Speed in Lincoln NE has the largest collection of T and A accessories and engines anywhere. They also host the Speedster Reunion.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,440
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Berts Model A-Website

Bought the cab corners, upper and lower back panels form Bert’s. Be sure and order the trim pieces that go between the cab corners and back panels.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,142
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Tire wheel balancing: is it needed ?

I balance the wheels and drums as a package. Aftermarket drums need to be balanced. I suspect that most ‘barn readers never give it a second thought. FYI, it took 12 ‘35 wire wheels to get 4 good...
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