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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Model A owners - you'll love these

Ak-47's are not any good for quail hunting but my neighbor does a real good job on deer wolves, and coyotes. Had a friend in high school who quail hunted with a 22 and could bring down at least 2...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Model A owners - you'll love these

Ak-47's and Model A's don't kill people its the people that use and drive them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,167
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Radiator Rodding Out

I know of a couple of guys that used lye to clean there radiator's with while still on the cars but one of them let his boil over and it took the paint off. They both said it cleaned the radiator's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Stuck gas gauge bezel stuck

I've got the steel wrench but It just want break loose. I'm thinking about welding a socket on to it where I can get some real pleasure on it while pushing back at the same time. First time I've...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By Gold Digger
Stuck gas gauge bezel stuck

I have a gas gauge float that needs to be replaced but can't budge the bezel that holds the gauge itself in the tank. I bought the heavy duty wrench but still can't turn it. Any help on loosening...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,556
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Paul Shinn

Hang in there Paul, we need you. Get well soon.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,911
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: optima battery prices............

A word about the sulfate building up in the bottom of batteries is a problem. Back in the 70's and 80's I owned a gravel plant and had 5 trucks on the road and a lot of Cat equipment all with big...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,911
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: optima battery prices............

Looks like some company would start making the dry cell type batteries besides Optima. I've had some bad Optima's also. I like the dry type because of no corrosion and can be turned over and still...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,621
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Gas Gauge Installation secret?

I have always used syrup and never had an issue in the last 60 years.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Drain Tube Length

The thing is, don't try and braze it on a good running bearing, it will melt the Babbitt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,945
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: grease gun universal joint lube

I couldn't buy a new u-joint at the present from parts dealers so I put a new rebuild kit in an old u-joint that could be rebuilt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,945
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: grease gun universal joint lube

I can tell you where the grease that I was pumping into the u-joint housing was disappearing to for the last couple years. Into the drive shaft tube. I noticed that my u-joint had a little not much...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Shorting pitman arm

Thanks for the information. I have several extra pitman arms and I'll try shorting one about 1 1/2 inches and see if that helps about steering. This truck has good king pins and trust bearings but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Point gap seems fussy.

I had a stationary point bock that the locking screw didn't lock down the adjusting points screw.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By Gold Digger
Shorting pitman arm

I know this is not the AA truck forum but will shorting the pitman arm on a AA truck work as well as on the cars and pickups? I have two, a 30 and a 31 1 1/2 ton trucks that need some help on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,255
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: No compression but starts and drives???

I know this isn't Model A but I had a redimix truck years back that had a Chrysler industrial engine on the mixer. I always had to hand choke it every time to start it and I sware I never could feel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,241
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Vapor Lock

I used to have vapor lock once in a while and some old model A mechanics said put a couple clothes pins on the gas line close to the carb. Did that and haven't been bothered with vapor lock since....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,128
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Why Grease should not be used in a Steering Gearbox

I don't know if it was the right kind of lube or not but when I was a kid in the little farming town I grew up in the local garage was where all the loafers ganged up every day. This one day an old...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,128
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Why Grease should not be used in a Steering Gearbox

I am real familiar with steam cylinder oil from owning and operating steam tractors and engines over the years. Regular 90 or 140 wt oil will not lubricate steam engines as steam will wash it away. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,373
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil

Correct me if I'm wrong but I think I remember Studebakers back in the early 50's had some kind of set up mounted on the firewall that fed mmo into the engine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,008
Posted By Gold Digger
Trico fan

Does anyone use a small trico fan in their Model A's? I have considered mounting one I have above the windshield to help defrost on cold days. Just wondering if anyone has tried it and if it was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By Gold Digger
Rust in gas tank

I have 5 model A's at the present with one that has always had fine rust in the tank that I never have been able to keep cleaned out. In the past I would run an extension magnet to the bottom of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: U-Joint rebuild

I use a sharp scribe and work it in between the clip and the cup grove.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,552
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Model A News Has Shipped

Hasn't made it to Arkansas yet
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,218
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: New Manufactured Zenith Carburators

I bought a new carb back when they were $300. I was having lots of trouble at the time with the old carb that I had rebuilt 3 times before. Put that new carb on and has been on my pickup ever since...
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