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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,537
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: Model A prices...going which way?

I feel that prices are generally lower driven by soft demand. Most Model A owners that hold membership in local clubs have multiple cars and if they decide to down-size are happy to sell to someone...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,381
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: How Far In One Day?

From my house to Ely Nevada is 420 miles and I have made the drive twice. I couldn't imagine driving any further. That said, I have always answered mileage inquiries by saying "300 miles in a Model...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,408
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: The passing of Ron Rude

Ron was always my first stop at the Turlock Swap Meet every January. He was proud of the fact that he had space 1 in Building 1 and always had Model A parts for sale along with his welcoming...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,401
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: Wolf Whistle

…..well, I can only tell you that I have 10's of thousands of miles on my Roadster that has always had a wolf whistle on it and true, I rebuilt my engine last year but, I doubt that engaging the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,699
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: Model A cross-country migration

Could be nothing wrong with the alignment...…… the last set of Firestones I had were **** , too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,699
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: Model A cross-country migration

Sounds somewhat similar to how I got my second Model A home except I only had to drive 1100 miles. From my experience I'd recommend the following to someone without any Model A experience:

1. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,009
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: Repaired front crossmember and getting discouraged.

I just recently welded up a 6" crack in my roadster front cross member that I had been watching for many years. Like others have said, don't worry about it as there is always going to be something...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,524
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: MAFCA renewal

I can certainly understand your frustration with not having a local club nearby that offers like-minded Model A enthusiasts with an active membership and activity calendar. That said, I would be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,467
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: New guy! Many questions

Congratulations on your purchase. Based on the few photos, I would believe you got a good price on a desirable Fordor or Town Sedan model and assuming that it runs as good as it looks. Like most of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,398
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: Too much weight?

If you got a scary death wobble (even just the one time) , needless to say, something is not set up properly and it is doubtful that having more people in the car had anything to do with it. Your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,546
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: Engine hoist in East Bay Area, CA

I rented a tow behind lift from my local ACE Hardware store that had a yard of rentable tools and machines. I had it back to the store within 3 hours having lifted my engine from the back of my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,509
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: Crank start

I think most would agree that crank starting the Model A really adds to its charm and nostalgia but when my starter gave out in Yellowstone a few years ago and I realized that I had not hand cranked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: Model A's coming thru owens valley 395 ??

The MAFCA convention in Sparks runs from June 24th through June 29th. I would be looking for Model A's 2-3 days on either side of these dates as the highway 395 corridor should have a lot of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,738
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: Hand throttle not allowing throttle to go back to the idle screw?

You know, about a month ago I came upon a similar post regarding the hand throttle linkage being bent and preventing the throttle linkage to the carb not being the correct length. I promptly went to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,319
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: Mafca form meet

I know Bill Cilker by site and that the guys from NZ talk funny so I'll stop by and say hello. It would probably be good International Relations too, to offer a Fosters to the guys from down-under. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,696
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: Wind Wing Tension Washer

I have never used them on my roadster and have never had a wind wing screw back-out so have felt no need to try them. Not sure if you are trying to solve a problem of having your wind wing become...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: Air pressure for 550x19R tires?

Another advantage of running the Excelsior Stahl sport radial tire is that they are rated to 44PSI. If I am driving a long day at 50 mph on paved roads I'll inflate the tires to +40PSI. WOW, you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,680
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: Burning wiring harness

My short was at the horn. Thankfully, there was no fire as the car was parked in the attached garage. Replaced all my wiring and have had a fuse ever since. I too, had my car for over 20 years at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,556
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: Rattle Can Straw

I also took the painted portion of the '31 upper radiator shell into an automotive paint store and had them match it up into a can of spray paint. Took about 10 minutes and as far as I was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,636
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: Wolf whistle

While on tour and preparing to leave Golden Spike National Monument after the Loveland convention, two carloads of elderly women pull into the parking lot. I sat and watched from afar as the women...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: gas gauge gaskets

As others have said, I went with cork gaskets and two brass shims. I would also recommend changing to the neoprene float if you currently have a cork float. Oh, and as 1955cj5 shows, use the higher...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,539
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: What are you doing with your A this winter?

Where do I start.........? Installed new rebuilt engine, ordered and installed rebuilt bell housing and brake cross shaft from Snyders, pulled off the backing plates and sent to Randy Gross for new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,933
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: Avoided possible catastrophe

I agree with a previous post, the stainless steel gas gauge tool is the only way to go. The casted tool simply does not get the gage tight enough in my opinion.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,517
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: First drive after build

Nice color combination! We can use it here in northern California in the fall when the Giants host their next World Series parade.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,126
Posted By oldman - NorCal
Re: Brasswork's Radiator

When I called Brassworks to order a radiator, they told me it would be several months before I would receive it. I ordered a radiator from Bergs and the first thing I noticed (besides the quick...
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