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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 988
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: DIY Windlace

I did. I used Nylon rope for the core. It bends the corners much easier than rubber or foam. I used a zipper foot on my sewing machine and just took my time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Distributor Body Rocking??

I used a very small amount of electrical tape on the tab of the distributor to tighten the fit . I had the same problem. I also used a thin strip of tape around the body to tighten it up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Marvel vs Model B carb?

This may sound like a stupid question. Railcarmover; do you have to use a fuel pump on the downdraft?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Marvel vs Model B carb?

Is there any benefit to running the Marvel with a model B intake vs a model a intake. Or is there any benefit to drilling out the model A intake if you are still using the Marvel Carb? Sorry to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,341
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Current BEST TIRES for daily driver?

I absolutely hate my Universals. 21". They slide at the drop of a hat and I don't dare drive in the rain. I have about 10k miles on them and cannot wait to replace them. I drive it almost every day...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,031
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Has Anyone Ever Found an Abandoned Model "A"

I had some property being mined a few years back. I was talking to the foreman on the phone and he said they found four model A cars when they drained a lake. I was halfway out the door to race down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,446
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Checking rod and main bearings

I adjust the shims in my rods every 10k miles. This last go around I found a bad babbitt job on rod 2 that required replacing the rod. I know its not kosher ( balanced rods and stuff) but its running...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,716
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: STP and Transmission: any negative experience ?

50/50 STP and Lucas oil stabilizer here. About 15k miles on it. I will probably go with 100% STP next as I do have some difficulty making quiet gear changes. Especially when someone is tailgating...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,296
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: New guy seeking advice

I started with the same idea. I do drive mine probably 60 to 75% of the time. Be prepared to learn a lot of do it yourself work. For example, the original engine was good to get 40k miles out of it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,476
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Title change

Tennessee issued me a vin on a decal. I would have preferred something a lot more permanent, but beggars cant be choosers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By Hoovercw
Fuel/Natchez Trace

I am the preliminary stages of planning a Natchez Trace trip. For those of you who have done it, was fuel an issue? Did you carry a Jerrycan. If so, where is the safest place to carry one. I would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,720
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Modern post manufacture shock absorbers

I have that setup and hate it. I should be wearing kidney belts driving the thing. I keep thinking I will get used to them, but have not yet. Changing them is on the list but other things are first.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,985
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: What strange comments or questions have you heard about your Model A

While sitting still in gridlocked rush hour traffic, I had this lady roll down her window and angrily tell me I shouldn't be driving in rush hour traffic. Obviously I was causing all kinds of delays....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: New Model A Owner

Pet evaporated milk. Google it. Worked for me. No, I wasn't going to fix my current radiator properly because it is a two row and why waste the money on a radiator that will never cope with summer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Shipping

I used to work for the predominant overnight shipper who shall remain nameless. I would never ship any freight through them. I have seen way to many crates come crashing down from 7 feet above and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,447
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: New video on How to Do a Lube Job on a Model A Ford

Have I been lubing the wrong side of my water pump all this time? I though it was the fitting with the cap on it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: 2018 Miles

I spent a little over two months with the engine apart. Other than that I drive year round four or five days a week. Probably 5 thousand miles this year.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Panel Board

If I am remembering correctly, the top was not a straight cut. The ones removed were not factory so I cannot attest to the accuracy, but they had a curve and were taller at the side than the back....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Spare Tire fender Well

Read up on the modern shocks. Make sure to get the ones with the best reviews. I cheaped out and it rides like a mule wagon.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Modify 1930 tudor sedan

I bet you would find someone eager to trade a regular fender for yours. Finding someone local is a different story.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,593
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Model A Timing Advance System

Can someone give some more specifics on the Honda distributor? What years and makes was it on and how do you retrofit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: How to replace the intake manifold

I'm on my fourth exhaust gasket set, second manifold set. I get the copper gaskets. This is the first time I have used the gland rings and they have made a big difference on my setup.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,716
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Model A cross-country migration

Rambling matts garage
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,716
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Model A cross-country migration

My envy has no measure. Good luck and keep us updated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,470
Posted By Hoovercw
Re: Drinking Problem

Mine ran absolutely great and the smoke was not bad at all but it did what yours is doing. Sounded good, plenty of pep but oil was gone. Opened it up and it was WORN out. New rings and valves/guides...
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