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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By fried okra
Re: Dipstick for Tremec T170 Transmission

No drain plug on these as I understand.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By fried okra
Re: Corn Head grease source(s)

Are you guys just using the Corn Head grease for the steering boxes?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By fried okra
Re: brake pedal return spring mounting

Gary, I would hope so but have not looked into that yet as was not aware that could be an underlying cause.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By fried okra
brake pedal return spring mounting

My fairly new to me '31 Tudor brake pedal does not return to the full off brake position such that the rear brake lamps stay lit unless I pull the pedal up with my foot while driving. I replaced...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By fried okra
Re: Whitewall tires

Wifey and I would like to find some movies with Model A's in them. We usually use Netflix but maybe there are other options.

Any Model A movie recommendations?

We've already watched Bonnie and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,066
Posted By fried okra
Re: Just a guy and his dog...

All dogs love to ride in cars and trucks :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,495
Posted By fried okra
Re: Model "A" Cars vs. Their Successors

My wife's Mercedes SUV had the transmission go out at 48,000 miles. Tough luck said Mercedes, you are past the 4 year warranty period. The old 5 speed automatic trans in Mercedes were smooth and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,264
Posted By fried okra
Re: Over Drive

Anyone have any comparisons (or preferences) of the Ford F150 4 speed trans versus the 5 speed Chevy S-10 type transmissions?

Usage preferences, installation preferences, etc?

I also wonder...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,785
Posted By fried okra
Re: Camping in a Model A

I wonder if this pic is camping for the fun of it or the necessity of it.

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,264
Posted By fried okra
Re: Over Drive

louieglen....are you asking about the 4-speed Ford F-150 truck trans from the 1980's and the 5 speed Chevy S-10 trans also?

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,332
Posted By fried okra
Re: Model A Ford Drive Away

I recall Chrysler made some weird color combos like green cars with blue interiors back in the early sixties too......just to use up what materials were on hand at the end of the model year.

But...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By fried okra
Re: Coupe versus Tudor survival rates

I'm thinking maybe the Tudor's were commonly sold for utilitarian family use and the coupes were for more sporty purposes. Therefore the Tudors just plain wore out and didn't survive as much as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By fried okra
Coupe versus Tudor survival rates

I haven't actually cranked the numbers, but Ford produced about twice as many Tudors as Coupes.

But I see about twice as many Coupes for sale as Tudors.

I'm trying to figure out why the Coupes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,550
Posted By fried okra
Re: pinto engine on model A

Or was maybe a Shay Model A?

http://www.shayhistory.com/Bulletinboard.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,199
Posted By fried okra
Re: Do You Guys Constantly Re-touch Wheel Spokes?

GPierce.....what torque value do you use for tightening the wheel lug nuts?

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 85,471
Posted By fried okra
Re: tell a Model A related story

So, Tim.....you got the A off the lake somehow I guess?

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,405
Posted By fried okra
Re: Post Model A Picture

Yes, great pics of the car and the setting for it.

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By fried okra
Re: Window removal tips?

Tveditr.....which body style and model year is your car?

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By fried okra
Re: Heater inlet tube on firewall

Thanks, that explains the lil plate laying in the floor of the car when I got it......the Brattons plate #13680 :)

McMaster is a good source of all kinds of stuff too.

thx!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By fried okra
Heater inlet tube on firewall

My '31 Tudor has an open tube on the firewall where an exhaust manifold heater was connected at some time.

I wanna plug this off. I measure it to be 1-7/8" inside diameter.

Is there a common...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,112
Posted By fried okra
Tudor pronunciation

I guess Tudor was a term back in the 15th century, but that's not what I am asking about.

So how do folks pronounce Tudor when used in the Model A vernacular?

Is it like "Tooter", or like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 85,471
Posted By fried okra
Re: tell a Model A related story

woofa.express/gary.....okra is a popular food in the southeast of USA and is particularly good when cut into small pieces and fried. It's one of my favorite foods but takes a lot of effort to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,832
Posted By fried okra
Re: Couldn't Resist It

Good luck.

Can you turn it over by hand?

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,606
Posted By fried okra
Re: MMO non believers

Fortunately I can buy non ethanol fuel here now in South Carolina, and feel that is a plus for these old engines.

Anyone else agree?

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By fried okra
Re: Old problem but new twist? Coolant loss

Ernie, do you loosen the head bolts first to re-torque them?

Or do you just use the proper bolt torque sequence and re-torque without loosening them?

fried okra
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