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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 902
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: The passing of Ron Rude

Very sad news indeed. I never met Ron in Person, but over the internet you knew he was a great man.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Stearing sector problems

I'll bet Bert's has what you need. I stopped in on my way home from Arizona last Tuesday, and Steve has tons of original parts. 1-800-321-1931
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Can't get it to start

My 28 wouldn't start after it set for 2 months during wet and humid summer weather. Even sanding the points several times couldn't get it to start with the starter, so I finally got the hand crank...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Cool running

I always use a 180* thermostat, and never have to use the choke unless the engine is stone cold, which takes hours. I never drive my Model A's in cold weather, which is 40* or less.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Tom is back !!!

Only takes 20 years to get historic plates in Minnesota. Yes, it does seems strange that this nice modern car can be eligible for historic plates in less than a year. Bet if I did put the historic...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Bolt confusion

If your nuts are too tight, you can freeze them off in Minnesota. LOL
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Model A News, Jan-Feb 2019, Fuse Block

I don't use fuses, but if I did, then I'd use a 20 amp fuse right at the cutout, where the lights and horn wire connect. Then use a 30 amp fuse by the starter. Since the lights are the usual cause...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Model A wishbone

Just sandblast the rust off the ball or sand it off, and don't worry about the pits, as they will help hold grease. Think of it as an oil lite bushing. LOL
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: emergency radiator repair

Never heard of that one before. That's what STP is for. LOL
I used lots of STP in my 54 Chevy during my senior year in high school. One piston had a bad ring land and a broken ring. Even though I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Tom is back !!!

I grew up in upstate NY, just about 10 miles east of Rochester. That was beautiful country back in the 50's and 60's, but I suppose it's getting all built up by now. I liked the nice rural...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Tom is back !!!

Yes, that really surprised me to find salt on the roads just 50 miles or so north of Sun City West by Phoenix. I wasn't expecting to see salt until I was at least in the next state or a few hundred...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Stearing sector problems

The original 7 tooth in my 28 Phaeton is in good shape, even though I haven't worked on it yet, and about 20 years ago I bought a 7 tooth with steering wheel that has no slop at all. It must have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Lebaron Bonney

My 29 Tudor and 28 Phaeton upholstery kits both came from Classtique. They are good quality and stitched with the seams where they should be. I know some of the pickup seats from LBB had the seam in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Brattons window felt. Please advise

When I did the window felts for a customer about 20 years ago, I ordered the felts from Bratton's. You could order the felts with the riveted end clips installed, or order them a bit cheaper and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Location of Rivets on a '31 Roadster

Best to take lots of notes and pictures before taking anything apart. If you bought it already apart, then I'd look for another identical Model A to take pictures of, but I don't know of any spot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Open car arm rest

A stitched double fabric with magnets glued inside should stay in place with the magnets holding it to the door panel. Otherwise maybe metal bent to a square U shape to clip over door opening.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Original Hand Wiper Blade

Did you mean blade length, or the part of the operating handle shaft that fits through the window frame. The trucks run through a tube, so they are longer than my Phaeton, which only runs through two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: emergency radiator repair

That's the same 4 things I heard of for an emergency fix, and I always wondered if they really worked.
My 28 Phaeton still has the original radiator, and when I bought the car in 1999 it had a damp...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,365
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Still no Tom

Wish I had thought to by my modern cars in the dry southwest years ago. Found this near mint 2000 Buick LeSabre by checking Craigslist daily, and found this one just 4 hours after it was listed. You...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Tom is back !!!

It's a 2000 Buick LeSabre, that is near mint since it has been in dry country and never seen road salt until I had to drive it home.
I saw a few Model A's while in Arizona, but most were rodded...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,365
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Still no Tom

I'm back home after spending a couple months in Arizona to be with my girlfriend and to buy a nice rust free Buick. On my way home on Tuesday I stopped to visit Bert's in Denver. That's a nice large...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Multi Disc Clutch

I agree with Joe. Also notice one disc has a notch in one tooth. This disc is located at the end of the pack which moves the least. It has slightly wider teeth to keep the rotational movement to a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Fuel Spark Arrestor in bottom of Tank, removal

OK, I wasn't sure which style you had, so the tab type will be easier, as you just lift out the top part, if the screen separated from it. If the complete flame arrestor got pushed into the tank,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Fuel Spark Arrestor in bottom of Tank, removal

As mentioned in #7, be sure to remove the top part of the screen first so you have a larger opening. My 28 had the flame arrestor laying in the bottom of the tank. The top part was extremely hard to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,530
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Did you read the blog about the issues with the Judging Standards

JB, you are using logic, and that's not fair. Now I'm offended. LOL
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