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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,514
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

1963, new to me '30 fordor. Backing down a long, straight hill, my brakes wouldn't hold it. Ended up swerving into a pine tree at 30 mph, seat brackets broke & I ended up the back seat. Wrapped the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,022
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: No nut manifold clamp

I went the other way, dropped the bolts into one side of the clamp & braised the heads to the clamp, works great, didn't have to buy a new clamp. Then I aligned them to fit the other 1/2. seems like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,718
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Can the TDC pin be off by 90 Degrees?

I had an engine 40 years ago that had a timing gear with the timing pin hole 180" off from where it should have been, manufactured that way. Took me a while to figure it out, finally set engine at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,114
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Railroad Inspection Car

The Southwest Railroad Museum in Campo, California has a speeder with a Model A engine in it. We rebuilt about 25 years ago for them. The are on the San Diego & Arizona Eastern railroad Line built by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: 68c rear bumper bra kets

I believe they use the same ones as coupes & roadsters.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 834
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Model-A Day @ Gilmore - Roll Call (Who's going?)

We are heading there , leaving Saturday . Ray in La Mesa. (San Diego, Ca.)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Aristocrat dash swap

Type in "Vintage Dunn Aristocrat Model A dash" on ebay, they both have come up occasionally there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 544
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Need Sedan Seat Carriage Diagram

What's your location? May be someone near can help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,505
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Model A's and Woodstock...

Was in the army in Germany, didn't even know it was happening.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Flared copper washers for gaskets?

Pretty kool process. Another way that I've used is to clean the flare on the tubing, apply a bit of soldering acid and melt a tiny, thin layer of solder on the flare. The solder is soft and molds to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,197
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Pulled over by the Police!

When I got my first car, a '30 fordor in high school in Big Bear Lake, Ca. a cop followed me in to my driveway. Was going to give me a ticket for no front license plate. At the time Calif. plates...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Need help with 30 coupe broken bolts in seat sliders

Yes, I believe so. You might be able to adapt D nuts to the track.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,185
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Snow bird conversion at Iola WI car show

History,
The doors are shortened to clear the tracks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Open & close the coolant petcock

Opening & closing a hard to turn lower water pipe petcock while draining the radiator requires strength, coordination & a bit of contortionism. An easy solution is to clamp a small pair of Visegrips...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,247
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: What roadside repairs have you made to keep your A going

On the way to a Model A friend's funeral the choke arm fell off the shaft , every time we gave it throttle the suction would close the choke. I always carry a few clothes pins for whatever reason. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: A little wood rot around screw holes

If you have access, drill out screw hole to a dowel size, insert & glue dowel and redrill hole to proper size screw.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Sick ahooga horn

After cleaning & oiling I usually back off the adjustment so there is no sound and hold the horn button down to run the motor for 10-15 seconds to exercise it, then adjust to preferred sound.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,280
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Small Parts Spray Paint

When I'm done with a spray can I pull the nozzle off, swish it in lacquer thinner and blow it out with compressed air, never had one plug up. You might need pliers to remove the later, larger nozzles.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Model A Horn

The center spring horn contact on the harness contact plate is touching the corresponding hole in the upper rotating plate where it contacts the horn rod end. Cut a piece of shrink tubing to fit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: head light lens

Or contact cement.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Traveling south on California Interstate 5, just before Gorman & saw this 28 phae

Lotta history on the Grapevine. We drove both old roads far as we could in the A. Oldest is pretty much gone but the second oldest you can travel about 1/2 the distance from either end as the middle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,131
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Has Anyone Ever Found an Abandoned Model "A"

I went to high school in Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino, Calif. Used to ride my horse all over Big Bear Valley. I was restoring a '31 s/w sedan and needed a windshield frame. On one ride near an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,166
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Map software

29leatherbackA, We have the atlases too and they are great, very detailed. But had to restore the covers on them due to over use.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,166
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Map software

Yes, they do still have maps, but the new maps have about 1/2 the info on them than the older ones. We do use GPS but still navigate by our '60's-'70's maps too. Only problem is the scotch tape on...
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