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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,090
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Tire Pressure

Everything I read says 35 psi is the target pressure for 19 inch tires....and my car drives the best when the tires are kept around 35psi.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,317
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Ok, I've got a question for the Northerners....long.

I live in Southwest Michigan and I don't let the winters stop me. I have a 1930 Tudor that occupies the prime position in the garage and goes out anytime the salt has been washed off the roads and...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-01-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Make a model T a little more safe

Is your 1927 T an open or closed car. I know seat belts are a good option in a closed car, but I am still trying to figure out if they are a good option in an open car. In an open car a seat belt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Oil usage/loss in cold weather

I cleaned the foam out of the oil filler tube and have driven over 500 miles without losing oil.
I did not realize how little back pressure was needed to push oil out of the engine. It also helps...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-16-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By bdtutton
Make a model T a little more safe

I have been thinking about buying a 1914 or 1915 open touring car in the near future. My wife does not like the idea because the car is unsafe and does not have seatbelts. I know seatbelts would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By bdtutton
Oil usage/loss in cold weather

I live in Michigan and I drive my 1930 Model A any time the roads are clear and dry until the end of December. When it is really cold I always let the car idle until it has warmed a bit before I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,297
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Radial Tires

I have the 19" Coker's whitewall radial tires on my 1930 Tudor. They ride smoother, they run quieter and they track better. I can not say enough good things about them. It makes your model A feel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Rainy Day Thought

When my vacuum wipers are working well with a new blade they work OK when I am driving at lower speeds and around town. As long as you have a lot of vacuum they do OK. They start having a lot of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,679
Posted By bdtutton
Re: 6V versus 12V (stupid ques. I'm a newbie)

I run a 6v system with a large pulley alternator because i drive my car to work instead of a small pulley for parades. All my lights have been upgraded to LED to allow me to see and to be seen by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,297
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Radial Tires

I purchased 5 white wall tubed radial tires earlier this year and was able to put them on myself without removing the rims from the car. It was actually easier than I thought it would be. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,197
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Model A Brake Lights

I have 6v LED tail lights, a LED brake light in my back window, LED turn signals and LED headlights. Even though they are all 6 volt LED lights they are all as bright as any late model modern car. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,523
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

There are a lot of scary stories in this thread. There seem to be some common things that have some reasonable solutions to prevent them from happening to others....

1. Wheels coming...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,523
Posted By bdtutton
Biggest scare in a Model A

Just wondering what kind of close calls people have had that were unique to a Model A or similar old car. Something that may not have been an issue if they were driving a new car.

Here is my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,727
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Every 500 Miles!??

I usually drive about 1000 miles a month...I have a stock engine and a full flow filter and I try to change the oil every 1000 miles with synthetic 10-30. You can buy the 5 quart synthetic Mobile 1...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By bdtutton
Re: heater

I have a 1930 Tudor and it is cold here in Michigan in the winter. I bought an aluminum manifold heater from Snyder's last year that bolts onto the stock manifold. It does require you to cut a hole...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,849
Posted By bdtutton
Re: 1931 model A performance

I have a stock 1930 Tudor that I often drive 10 miles each way to work. I travel about 47-53 mph during about 7 miles of the trip. The car seems happy up to about 54 mph, but the vibration starts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Modern Style Grease Fittings

I looked more closely at the fittings and realized they are not threads, they are ridges. I should have looked at them more closely. I don't have one of those tools, but I am sure I can find...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Radial tires and inner tubes

I have a 1930 Tudor with standard 19" rims. I purchased a set of Radial Whitewalls and a set of new tubes that were made to go into radials. I put the tires on about a week ago and it is one of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By bdtutton
Modern Style Grease Fittings

I have a 1930 Tudor and about 30% of the grease fittings were replaced with modern fittings before I bought it. I definitely like the modern fittings better than the original fittings because I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,383
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Interesting Comments about you Ride

I am 58 and I have a black 1930 Tudor with whitewalls....It looks kind of gangster...

I use mine as a daily driver, so I get lots of questions.....
1. How old were you when that car was made?? ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,098
Posted By bdtutton
Did you restore the car yourself?

Hello,
I have a 1930 Tudor and one of the questions I regularly get is "Did you restore the car yourself?". My answer is "No, I purchased it restored, but I did some modifications and have done...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,668
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Oil filter

I just added a full flow oil filter to my Model A because I know how much longer lawn mower engines run that have oil filters....car engines can't be any different. I had a burnt valve so I had the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By bdtutton
Re: A-6705-F Oil Filter Kit Installation

Thanks for all the feedback....I plan to call Snyder's, but I wanted to find out what everyone said first. It looks like I would be able to make it work if I cut off about 1/2"-5/8" of tubing first....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By bdtutton
A-6705-F Oil Filter Kit Installation

Hello,
Since I had the side cover off to replace some burnt valves I decided it would be a good time to install an oil filter kit on my Model A. I wanted one that would filter all the oil and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,297
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Radial Tires

Hello,
I just bought 5 new 19 inch Coker whitewall radial tires for my 1930 Model A and I can't wait to get them on the car. They look just like the original bias ply whitewall tires and they...
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