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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,317
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

Found the answer to my trouble home, the timing gear.
Gave me a little confusion as the teeth didn't strip so it would start (but not right up). I believe the cam nut worked all the way loose after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By KCTA Chris
College "A" On Shorpy

Good fun on this one, love the details like the devil plate topper!

Large view:
https://www.shorpy.com/node/24783?size=_original#caption
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,317
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

Thanks again guys! The artwork is digital print on cotton tent canvas, I was worried about adhesion since its a weather treated canvas but has help up of two years of road abuse. I'm a designer by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,317
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

Thanks, thats about my limit without overdrive or gears, the tall rear tires help. I'm worried anything over and I'll be picking my visor and roof up off the highway.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,317
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

Close to home but still had to drive the interstate for 60 miles. Suffering lack of power and the radiator issue I stopped every 10 miles to add 1/2 gal of water. I choose on-ramps with a downward...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,317
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

Here's a little in car video, sorry for the noise!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht1ODCvE8oo
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,317
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

I worried about a blown intake gasket and fear of burning valves so I ran a little richer than usual. Biggest was issue now was the warmer temperature and radiator problem, at slower speeds it was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,317
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

Driving would have its challenge and suddenly the motor acted like it ran out of gas, no power and shut it down on the roadside. First thought was timing gear as Ive been there before. Pulled the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,317
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

Day 3. The night before I detected a bit of stumble and assumed it was water in gas (we had also been running 87 octane 10% meth gasoline from some flooded area gas stations) cleaned my main idle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,317
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

Thanks jquinlan! The fabric worked great in the rain, it's a cotton duck tent canvas. The open ends that let the water in, but I keep the back open for visibility. A professional shop could really do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 960
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Drivetrain Locked Up

I broke a 2 piece universal joint at the rivet.
I felt the vibration before stopping, when I started to drive forward from a dead stop the torque rotated the joint half on the remaining rivet. This...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,317
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

Day 2: Woke up and realized my charcoal was damp so it was a fast food breakfast, overcame the shower-house fear and made it to the Stray Kat 500. Was a great show so much on the HAMB you may want to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,317
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

I wanted to camp in the truck this trip, I have before, but not so far away. My comfortable cruising buddy opted for a hotel rather than his truck (flathead guys). My choice was a stay at a RV Park-...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,317
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

We had to make another high speed run headed south, once again over 55 and I loose about 1/2 gal of water, since I'm checking it I'm not overheating. Imagine that... water all over the landscape but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,317
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

Thanks guys... Leaving Miami the clouds really started to form and by the time I got to turn off "66" my phone started buzzing with weather warnings. Not much for brains I pressed on. We were set for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,317
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

Once we hit Joplin, I topped off the water and started following old 66 West. Again great drive and the Simmons Super Power head really charged up the hills! I followed the WPA book right through...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,317
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

The rain broke and we left on somewhat dry pavement early. The first few miles were countryside running about 50 mph tops with no issues, but quickly realized flooding from heavy rain required a 70...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,317
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

I lucked into a reproduction wood box. It was a perfect travel companion on the floor holding all my needs, drink, map, few tools and road food. Keep things off the floor when it got wet was much...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,317
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

I didn't do much maintenance other than an oil change, grease check and few tools. I thought if it's going to go, it will go. I did add an accessory cigar plug under the seat, my truck is still 6v...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,317
Posted By KCTA Chris
Road trip: making it there and back

I took the truck out for a run from KC to Barltelsville and back last weekend for the Stray Kat 500 show in Dewey. Had quite the adventure and smiled most the way. Thought Id share the story.

9...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Repop headlight lens issue

Thanks guys, I was worried my eyes were playing tricks on me. We used Vintiques quite often in the 90's street rod days and either no one payed attention because correct just didn't matter, or the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Repop headlight lens issue

Lens needed Is for a ‘39 COE, referencing green books I thought they were the same as 37-39 truck and some pass cars. Unfortunatly the three digit number on the bottom was not reproduced deep enough...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-15-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By KCTA Chris
Repop headlight lens issue

Ordered a new lense for my ‘39 and not sure if I order the wrong one or its a bad repop? Same Two Lite script, logo and Top clearly marked but it’s smile is turned upside down. Was one half of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-14-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: 1939 COE speedometer cable

Dan- thank you!
I never would have thought they routed on the pass side, huge help!

FYI I'm in KC looking for a 2 speed rear and two extra (lock ring style) wheels. Any thing you find down your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-27-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: 1939 COE speedometer cable

Thanks Sparky, I was looking down around the floorboard corners like my other Fords but no luck. Finding not a lot of COE guys around, at least not restored.
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