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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By Keith True
Re: curved-handle adjustable wrenches (not 'A')

I've had one of those hanging on my torch cart since the 70's.It was pretty useless as an adjustable wrench,but to change the bottles it worked fine.I can only use it on the oxy bottle now,the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 659
Posted By Keith True
Re: Gas gauge gasket disintegrated

If you install new cork gaskets and don't get them wet with gas in a couple of months they can disintegrate.I mostly find the quality of the cork is the biggest problem.Also,people will buy a gasket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,588
Posted By Keith True
Re: Mouse retardant - dryer sheets

I have a 96 Dodge dump truck that doesn't get a lot of use.Always chasing mice out of it.A couple of years ago I put a bar of Irish Spring soap in it.A couple of months later I got in it and found...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By Keith True
Re: Red Dot on New Tires

When I worked at a tire store in high school the Lee tire rep told us that was an old wives tale.Some have marks for quality control,some for inventory,some from out of the country have marks to show...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 675
Posted By Keith True
Re: gas tank problems

That tank is never going to get clean while still in the car.Clean enough to use,yes.Clean enough for sealer? No way.I always found the worst of the rust is on the underside of the top.I use the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By Keith True
Re: 1931 wide bed

All A's had the indented firewall after April-May of 31.The wide bed started around June,and the steel top Budd cab came in August.Your truck should have black painted headlights,painted cowl...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By Keith True
Re: 1931 wide bed

That kind of puzzled me too,until I read Bobs idea.I know of four late 31 wide bed,Budd cab trucks within 10 miles of me.One was in my yard today,he was on his way to store it for the winter.What are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By Keith True
Re: Voltage regulator

That's good to know.Now,how do I get in touch with him?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By Keith True
Re: Rattling after installation of new water pump

Now that it's been run loose I think you are going to find the key is either destroyed,or out of position.It can also tear up the inside of the tapered part of the pully. It is pretty easy to push...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,473
Posted By Keith True
Re: TAMS Model A Parts

It was Langs Model T parts,afiliated with Tams back than.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,166
Posted By Keith True
Re: Stymied

I've never had any luck using propane on A unless the fan belt is off.Gas in an old oil squirt can still seems to work the best for me.Some of the new carb and electrical cleaners are non-flammable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Keith True
Re: What Is This... Possible Stabilizer?

I had one on my 30 Roadster.Mine clamped to the tie rod instead of the axle.The four prongs of the spring slid,(or scraped)in the big groove in the rear of the axle.Not good if you have a pretty...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,166
Posted By Keith True
Re: Stymied

I think the first thing I would do is replace the electronic setup with regular points.Strange things can happen if they are set up wrong.Where it has sat around for 20 years I would want to make...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By Keith True
Re: Messed Up The Fan?

I would pull the fan back off and have another look.Where you ran it loose there is no telling where the key is now.Might be still in place,might be gone,and might be in a wrong spot and give you a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,567
Posted By Keith True
Re: how long does a sale usually take?

I bought a coupe pretty much like that one just over a year ago,except the paint is bad on mine. I paid very close to that for it.I have sold quite a few A's for other people and have rarely had one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 938
Posted By Keith True
Re: 1929 Ford Phaeton Fantastic Original/Restored on Internet Auction ends 12 P 9-20-

Looks to have an F 1 steering box in too.(big plus to me)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By Keith True
Re: 1929 Model A Pickup HELP!! No forward or Reverse Gears

One quick simple check to eliminate a lot of looking is to put it in gear,let the clutch out,and see if the speedometer works.If it works,the problem is behind the speedo drive.If it doesn't work the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By Keith True
Re: Removing fuse holder

I've used the glass fuses since the 70's,but I think the plug in fuse in the rubber holder is a better idea.They are rigidly mounted in a high vibration,high heat,exposed to the elements area.they do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,121
Posted By Keith True
Re: Model A serial number verification

Model A guys run into this constantly.The engine number was the serial number.No coding,nothing like modern car ID numbers.They were stamped,1,2,3,4,up to over 5 million.When the engine was dropped...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,567
Posted By Keith True
Re: how long does a sale usually take?

Selling an A is not like selling an everyday car.Thousands af people are looking for cars to drive every day.They need it.They don't need a toy.If you want to sell RIGHT NOW,it will be at a giveaway...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By Keith True
Re: Engine runs on

Are you running an original popout or a modern switch? Makes a difference.Also,are you running a stock generator or an alternator?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By Keith True
Re: Exhaust and Intake Manifold Decking

The machine shop I've been using for most of my tractor/equipment work for 40 + years was telling me about some of the requests he gets for that kind of work.A lot of folks get to reading stuff on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By Keith True
Re: ChrisP

Exactly where on the frame did you get that SFA number? That is not a number that was originally stamped on the frame.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,761
Posted By Keith True
Re: Wheel Washers

I just caught something you wrote earlier.You said one side had the axle washer on the outside of the hub instead of the recess.
Well,it is supposed to press on the outside.If it fits down in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By Keith True
Re: 1931 Deluxe Vs STD Coupe

I didn't think the DeLuxe Coupe had a side mounted spare.I know the DeLuxe Roadster went back to the rear mounted spare for 31.
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