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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,754
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Radial Tires

I have the 19" Coker's whitewall radial tires on my 1930 Tudor. They ride smoother, they run quieter and they track better. I can not say enough good things about them. It makes your model A feel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Rainy Day Thought

When my vacuum wipers are working well with a new blade they work OK when I am driving at lower speeds and around town. As long as you have a lot of vacuum they do OK. They start having a lot of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,380
Posted By bdtutton
Re: 6V versus 12V (stupid ques. I'm a newbie)

I run a 6v system with a large pulley alternator because i drive my car to work instead of a small pulley for parades. All my lights have been upgraded to LED to allow me to see and to be seen by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,754
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Radial Tires

I purchased 5 white wall tubed radial tires earlier this year and was able to put them on myself without removing the rims from the car. It was actually easier than I thought it would be. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,274
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Model A Brake Lights

I have 6v LED tail lights, a LED brake light in my back window, LED turn signals and LED headlights. Even though they are all 6 volt LED lights they are all as bright as any late model modern car. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,875
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

There are a lot of scary stories in this thread. There seem to be some common things that have some reasonable solutions to prevent them from happening to others....

1. Wheels coming...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,875
Posted By bdtutton
Biggest scare in a Model A

Just wondering what kind of close calls people have had that were unique to a Model A or similar old car. Something that may not have been an issue if they were driving a new car.

Here is my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,461
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Every 500 Miles!??

I usually drive about 1000 miles a month...I have a stock engine and a full flow filter and I try to change the oil every 1000 miles with synthetic 10-30. You can buy the 5 quart synthetic Mobile 1...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By bdtutton
Re: heater

I have a 1930 Tudor and it is cold here in Michigan in the winter. I bought an aluminum manifold heater from Snyder's last year that bolts onto the stock manifold. It does require you to cut a hole...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,088
Posted By bdtutton
Re: 1931 model A performance

I have a stock 1930 Tudor that I often drive 10 miles each way to work. I travel about 47-53 mph during about 7 miles of the trip. The car seems happy up to about 54 mph, but the vibration starts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Modern Style Grease Fittings

I looked more closely at the fittings and realized they are not threads, they are ridges. I should have looked at them more closely. I don't have one of those tools, but I am sure I can find...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Radial tires and inner tubes

I have a 1930 Tudor with standard 19" rims. I purchased a set of Radial Whitewalls and a set of new tubes that were made to go into radials. I put the tires on about a week ago and it is one of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By bdtutton
Modern Style Grease Fittings

I have a 1930 Tudor and about 30% of the grease fittings were replaced with modern fittings before I bought it. I definitely like the modern fittings better than the original fittings because I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,956
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Interesting Comments about you Ride

I am 58 and I have a black 1930 Tudor with whitewalls....It looks kind of gangster...

I use mine as a daily driver, so I get lots of questions.....
1. How old were you when that car was made?? ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,553
Posted By bdtutton
Did you restore the car yourself?

Hello,
I have a 1930 Tudor and one of the questions I regularly get is "Did you restore the car yourself?". My answer is "No, I purchased it restored, but I did some modifications and have done...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,357
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Oil filter

I just added a full flow oil filter to my Model A because I know how much longer lawn mower engines run that have oil filters....car engines can't be any different. I had a burnt valve so I had the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By bdtutton
Re: A-6705-F Oil Filter Kit Installation

Thanks for all the feedback....I plan to call Snyder's, but I wanted to find out what everyone said first. It looks like I would be able to make it work if I cut off about 1/2"-5/8" of tubing first....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By bdtutton
A-6705-F Oil Filter Kit Installation

Hello,
Since I had the side cover off to replace some burnt valves I decided it would be a good time to install an oil filter kit on my Model A. I wanted one that would filter all the oil and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,754
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Radial Tires

Hello,
I just bought 5 new 19 inch Coker whitewall radial tires for my 1930 Model A and I can't wait to get them on the car. They look just like the original bias ply whitewall tires and they...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-21-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By bdtutton
Model T Safety Additions

Hello,
I know the Model T is probably the least safe car you can drive, but I have started looking for one to buy and my wife will not ride with me until I make it as safe as a Model T can...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-31-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Keeping a Model T running

Thank you for all the responses....I drive my A to work as often as I can and when I get a T I hope to drive it also. I understand the A is more modern and I regularly run 50mph+ for many miles at a...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-28-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 892
Posted By bdtutton
Keeping a Model T running

I am planning to buy a 1915 Model T within a year or two. I have a 1930 Model A that I drive to work and for pleasure many thousands of miles a year. Because it is driven a lot I spend quite a bit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By bdtutton
A little wood rot around screw holes

The wood is slightly rotted around some of the screw holes in my car. The previous owner solved the problem by putting in slightly larger screws and it seems to have worked for a while. The problem...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By bdtutton
Sometimes forget to release Parking Brake

Most of the time I am parked on flat surfaces and I don't need to apply the Parking Brake even when I leave it running in neutral. Sometimes when I am on a slight grade I pull the brake just to make...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,065
Posted By bdtutton
Re: New head studs or no

I had to pull my Model A head to fix some burnt valves. I lapped in the new valves and I am ready to start putting it back together. I am running an original head at standard compression and I was...
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