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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,398
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Re: Toyota chassis

Ive seen several nice Model A's gutted to build a hot rod. Find somebody doing that and you could likely get the whole running gear for a good price, they typically just want the body and the title....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Re: swap car show at Fletcher, NC

I didnt make it this year, either. They were predicting 90% chance of rain the day before, and I had an opportunity to work overtime, so stayed home and made money instead of spending it to buy more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,593
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Re: Fan belt without notches on the underside...

X2. If anybody else reading the thread wants this size belt WITH the notches, ask for a BX-41. They tend to run cooler and last longer when wrapped around a tight radius, at least that the is the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2018, 02:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Re: Mechanic

I think at one point or another, we have all tried to wean the car off that nasty old gas, only to find it won't cooperate. :) Better luck tomorrow!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2018, 02:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,805
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Re: New parts @#$%^&*!!!

Maybe the picture doesn't do it justice, but it looks like it's touching to me, just a little bit, at the very corner of the washer.
That was the idea of the conical washer, so it could cock and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,993
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Re: Leaking head gasket

I'm not a fan of backing the nuts off before re torque, but if you do choose to do it that way, go half way, say 30lbs, in Sequence, and then on to 55, in the correct order. Like was stated, you may...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,308
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Re: What Are Your Thoughts On Using a Honeycomb Radiator?

It's always interesting to me to see what people did to get by, when money was short and times were hard. I'd run it, if it was in good shape. Good luck!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Re: Replies to forum

I cant answer the "where did it go", but I just always use the reply, and not the quick reply, and it seems to work ok. I had trouble with the quick reply, too, so that's why I dont use it. Good Luck.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Re: 1928 Bill of Sale from NJ and converting it to a new title- NJ DMV advise needed

I dont have any experience in your state, so just consider this a bump to the top. Best thing I can say is just call the DMV from a pay phone, :rolleyes: and ask some questions.
Good Luck
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,611
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Re: T5 adapter

Thanks for posting the link.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,003
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Re: Never too late

I hope you make it to a 100, and beyond.:) Thanks for your service to our country, not so many left from your generation.
I guess I am in a club too of sorts...I can say I have bought parts from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,003
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Re: Never too late

I dont really figure I'll make it to 90, but if I do I hope I still feel like buying another Model A.
Nice story, thanks for sharing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,382
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Thumbs up Re: paint $$

Best paint job post I've seen in a long time. Really brings the amount of work involved into perspective for those that dont know.
I was going to suggest learning to live with a not-so-good paint...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 44,916
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Re: I could not sit idle, have a new project

I think you'd have a lot of fun taking the speedster down to Mason's in November. You and Cotton could set up together.
Nice work:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,801
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Re: rebuilt engine price?

If you're looking at an ad and thinking of buying, the first thing to ask is "Who did the babbit work? "
Some other questions to ask are about the lifters, the valves, what sort of pistons, timing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,791
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,562
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Re: Not showing our cars anymore?

The reasons are probably as different as the owners, but I find that I'd rather just get out and take drive. Maybe go to eat, take a little mini-tour of the countryside or something. If I go to a car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,618
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Re: Installing a synchro Ford trans in an A

Unless you're putting in one with overdrive, you aren't gaining anything. Spend one good morning learning to double clutch, it's a whole lot easier and cheaper. Good luck.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Re: Thread size question

X2 on the thread file, it's a very handy tool to have. One thing you can do is to check it with a tap. Lay it alongside the shaft and when you find one that the threads nest perfectly , then you know...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Re: Metal hardening

You are going to get different opinions, so here's mine:
The trouble with hardening a tool like that is you make it brittle, and it will break more easily, instead of bending. As far as being able...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Re: torque settings

Its normal for thing to need retorqueing, especially after a fresh rebuild. The head especially may need it again, before it ever takes a permanent set. Good Luck
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,342
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Re: Wide Fives on a Model A???

Yes. Dont. Seriously, have somebody photoshop it for you and be real sure that's what you want.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Re: "Moon cam"...any information?

I cant help with real numbers, and if Jim Brierley couldnt, well you may be SOL.
I would think if you had a bare block, a dial indicator, and a degree wheel you could get pretty close. I'd do that,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Re: Towing weight

I've never pulled a trailer w/ a model A, but from just general experience, I'd try to keep it as light as possible.
Getting it going is not going to be the problem, but getting it stopped in modern...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,625
Posted By Rex_A_Lott
Re: Burial

Sorry for your loss, words do not suffice at a time like this.
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