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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,504
Posted By Corley
Re: Tom Endy

Some heal slowly, some fast. When I had my heart attack and quintuple bypass, I was installing a roof on my new house. 1 month later, I was back on the roof finishing the job. It took another...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,504
Posted By Corley
Re: Tom Endy

I've never met Tom, nor had any exchanges with him. But the thing that impresses me so much about him is that he never gives any "shoot from the hip" answers, but always researches and knows his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 997
Posted By Corley
Re: Gas Shutoff Valve

OR, if you don't want to be bothered with fixing those items, and would like to never have to turn off the fuel shut off valve again, just install an electric fuel shut off in the gas line. Turns...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,025
Posted By Corley
Re: Tig welding door panel questions

Off topic, but what's the deal with those wooden spoke wheels?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,909
Posted By Corley
Re: so this just happened....

Dennis, Really, don't be afraid of tearing into a model A trans, they are about as simple and fool proof as any mechanical device can be. Yeah, it's going to be a bit greasy and dirty, and you will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,200
Posted By Corley
Re: Improved steering box choices

Elvira (mostly stock '28 tudor) has the F100 box, and it is a lot better than the stock box, but not even close to nervona. My '29 CCPU has a Suzuki Samurai box in a cross steer configuration, which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By Corley
Re: Proportioner on Hydraulic Brakes?

To determine need for the valve, just do a few panic stops with someone watching your wheels. If your rear wheels lock up before the fronts, then you should install a proportioning valve in the line...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,535
Posted By Corley
Re: Did you read the blog about the issues with the Judging Standards

Why should your rules apply to everyone else's game?

Maybe we will get along better if people stop trying to apply your baseball rules to my basketball game. Both games use a ball (the model A),...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,535
Posted By Corley
Re: Did you read the blog about the issues with the Judging Standards

Gee Dick, you managed to summarize my summary down to one absolutely accurate sentence. Good on you!

And with it put so succinctly, it is really something to think about. Thank you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,535
Posted By Corley
Re: Did you read the blog about the issues with the Judging Standards

I have to say that the OP is most certainly either interpreting the blog post very differently than I did when I read it, or is perhaps not open to "restoration" differences. Either way, what I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 973
Posted By Corley
Re: Hello from Oregon!

The above advice could really lead you astray... There is nothing really wrong with a totally stock model A, or "real" A, but you are in Banks. You will be going some pretty long distances, and a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 973
Posted By Corley
Re: Hello from Oregon!

The first response got it right, join a local club. Attend some meetings, and get to know the guys. Why? First, you will gain a lot of model A knowledge, and get exposed to a variety of cars and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,471
Posted By Corley
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

Looked up life expectancy for males in the USA, and several of you, including me, are past your sell-by date. Is that because you, or we, own old cars? Or, is that because we are too stupid to die?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,471
Posted By Corley
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

I'm older than dirt. Almost. Maybe. Oh, I bet you wanted years, not comparisons, right? Well, when I can't remember, my wife says that I am 77, almost 78. When I do remember, I'm 16, and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,590
Posted By Corley
Re: Battery

The best batteries out there today are AGM batteries. They are expensive, but have the best life expectancy, and the best design characteristics. However, good luck finding a 6volt one.

If I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,346
Posted By Corley
Re: Burning Out Ignition Coils

This is correct, but not the whole story, since coils are built for positive ground application and coils are built for negative ground applications, and to be optimal, you need the correct coil type...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,346
Posted By Corley
Re: Burning Out Ignition Coils

The difference between a negative ground and positive ground coil is which terminal (negative or positive) that the high voltage side returns to. IE:, a coil has two windings, the primary side and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,346
Posted By Corley
Re: Burning Out Ignition Coils

This is correct, and one thing you should never do is to fire the coil without a path for the spark to follow to ground, or it will find it's own path. Like, for example, unhooking the coil wire or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,346
Posted By Corley
Re: Burning Out Ignition Coils

These are variously listed at 35 amps, 55amps and numbers in between. Since I know they handle the load of a Chevy Cruze, a Suzuki Samurai, and several other current cars with much higher loads than...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,346
Posted By Corley
Re: Burning Out Ignition Coils

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I have no idea about other pulleys fitting or not, I just opened the shipped pulley up on my lathe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,497
Posted By Corley
Re: How to attach a Turn Signal Flasher

Since I am 12volt, I used a motorcycle flasher, which looks like one of those small square relays, and has a screw tab for mounting. It is electronic, so works well with LED lites. No 3rd leg for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,346
Posted By Corley
Re: Burning Out Ignition Coils

And if you want to switch to 12volts, here is a cheap way to go... I just bought a one wire alternator brand new, on eBay, for $29.00, with free shipping. It is the small Chevy Cruse style, but has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,090
Posted By Corley
Re: Long distance buying

Bought Elvira from online pictures. Seller was totally honest, and the car was better than I expected. There are some good guys out there, and you can usually detect it when talking to them on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,536
Posted By Corley
Re: I got the LAST Goodyear Tire!

Is that you in the back? Must have been a really hard job installing that last tire to wear you that thin.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By Corley
Re: Veterans Day !!!

Every year our club does the big Veterans day parade. They have, for the last few years, started putting signs on the sides of the cars of those people who served in the military. My car gets a...
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