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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,255
Posted By TerryH
Re: Still no Tom

Glad you were able to get away for some vacation and escape some of that Minnesota winter....and welcome back.....we all missed your presence!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,985
Posted By TerryH
Re: Insurance

I use AAA, with the only restriction being I can’t use it to work regularly. I did have Grundy several years ago, and later found out they did not approve of me using the Model A regularly for going...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By TerryH
Re: Late 31 stop light switch replacement

The switch from A&L is really good, made to last, and self lubricated....it won’t stick.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,893
Posted By TerryH
Re: Check your fan blades

I am assuming that must have been an original fan blade. It is known that those will almost certainly fail over time, so folks are constantly warned about them, and to replace them with a new, solid...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By TerryH
Re: Help!! 1931 Model A Deluxe Tudor

I would guess that they also came with cowl lights?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By TerryH
Re: cup shaped interior washers and screw purpose?

Yes.....on my Town Sedan they are on all the screws attaching those trims, but I bought my car nicely restored. But the gentleman who did restore was pretty meticulous in his research and following...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By TerryH
Re: cup shaped interior washers and screw purpose?

My 1930 Town Sedan has those in all the wood grained window trims or garnish’s. Makes for a very nice appearance when installed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,311
Posted By TerryH
Re: OD power loss

Do you know what gearing your overdrive is, and what rear axle ratio you have? Most Model A’s have the stock 3.78 gearing, and this works well with OD’s that are around 26%. If you happen to have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,561
Posted By TerryH
Re: Possible Radiator Problem???

I had some overheating issues with my A about 13 years ago, and our Tom Endy suggested I have the radiator rodded. I took it to an older gentlemen who knew how to do it, and he found that over 20...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,489
Posted By TerryH
Re: Tom Endy

Tom is always very helpful and available to help his Model A friend’s. He lives only about 6-7 miles from me, and I called and went by his house several times, with questions or concerns about my A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,007
Posted By TerryH
Re: New video on How to Do a Lube Job on a Model A Ford

Nicely done.....I look forward to more of your efforts!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,220
Posted By TerryH
Re: Love our new mitchell overdrive

Unless you are trying to squeeze 3 people in the front seat, I’ve never understood why the OD lever is an issue...it’s not in my way, or my passenger. I also have a stock 3.78 rear end and the 26%...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,220
Posted By TerryH
Re: Love our new mitchell overdrive

It took me one fifteen minute ride in a friend’s Model A Roadster to be convinced how nice and practical a Mitchell OD was in a Model A. To me, it is basically like a 4th gear. I also live in S....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2018, 02:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,812
Posted By TerryH
Re: Adjusting the timing for hilly driving..

Very well said Purdy....every Model A is slightly different, and everyone’s timing will be slightly different. Driving and knowing your own Model A, and paying attention to how it is running and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By TerryH
Re: 1930 Restored Roadster - eBay

I think Hemmings is a much better way to try and find a decent car, as you can contact the seller, and usually sellers also post lots of photos. I found my very nicely restored 1930 Town Sedan...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 957
Posted By TerryH
Re: Led or Quartz/Halogen Headlights

I have quartz halogen, and run a 6v alternator.....you do not need to go to 12v. They work really well and really light up the road.....I have no concerns driving at night in S....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 963
Posted By TerryH
Re: Hello from Oregon!

Roadsters, coupes,and pickups are all on the smaller side for a Model A. Fordors or Town Sedans are roomier and have great seats, but you have to be sure the underlying wood is in good shape....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,907
Posted By TerryH
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

I am 73, and bought my first Model A in 1964.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,216
Posted By TerryH
Re: Do you drive your A in the snow or stormy weather?

When I had my first Model, in 1964, used to drive it up to
the local mountains here in S. California, after a recent snowfall.
I was able to find a set of light duty truck chains that fit it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By TerryH
Re: 7.0 Earthquake in Anchorage Alaska

Good to hear Carl....as a former resident of Anchorage, I remember quakes being fairly frequent up there. Hopefully your house did not suffer much damage. The photos I saw of the roads looked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By TerryH
Alaska earthquake

Just heard there was a 7.0 earthquake near the Anchorage area.....no other word yet, but certainly hope our Alaska friends, including Carl, are ok.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,331
Posted By TerryH
Re: Brake Adjustment

Is there a name or specification for the “new soft moulded linings”. I have bonded linings from quite a few years ago, along with cast iron drums, but doubt they are soft.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,276
Posted By TerryH
Re: putting gasoline in your Model A

I have a PVC fitting that a fellow club member told me about 13 years ago. Works absolutely great, keeps the nozzle off of the filling area. Have never, ever seen a spark, but I also don’t have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,215
Posted By TerryH
Re: New laminated timing gear tight

For what it’s worth, I had a new laminated timing gear installed about a year ago, and it went right on.....I watched our local Model A mechanic install it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By TerryH

I agree with the 3.78, and past experience has shown most prefer that. You didn’t mention which Model A you have.....I also have the heavier Town Sedan, and the same time I added my Mitchell, I had...
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