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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: installing a front crossmember

I suggest you heat the rivets before trying to set them. They should not be peen cold.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: 16" Wheels

I just had to try the 16 inch with Firestone white walls after one season I went back to my original 19 inch with Diamond tread. I didn't care for the look.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 800
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Question ????

We were on tour a few years ago in Yellowstone Park when a fire started in a Model A. The foot starter rod did not have a jam nut attached holding the rod into the starter . The rod came loose...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Finishing the Belt Rail on 68C Cabriolet

Just a little advice,before you bolt the belt rail solid confirm that your doors are closing the way you want.
The belt rail can sometimes spread the sides of the body in and out which can change...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Clutch pressure plate New or Reconditioned?

I spoke with Steve owner of Bert's last year with the same question ( new or rebuilt) he informed me his rebuilder was no longer and only had new clutches. Perhaps Steve will post with updated...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,822
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Boy, does this hit close to home

You have to love a woman who will let you love your old cars.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 01:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,876
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Dumbest Reproduction Parts

When I first started in model As Rick was all I new.
When I found my first Snyder catalog and placed an order I was in heaven when I saw the difference in quality.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,761
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: My friend Kenís Model A -V8

I visited a Model A friend just last week who is attempting to put a V-12 Lincoln in a 31 Victoria. He was in the process of adding the extra 13 inches to the frame. Knowing my friend he will get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,472
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: 1929 Fordor Briggs Running Again

I once brought back to life a 1912 original unrestored Model T that had sat for many years. After doing all the regular work it started and ran for a short time then quit. Turned out that mice had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Soldering and Nickel Plating

I have used silver solder in the past and then chrome plating process. Had to repair a set of lando arms so the extra cost was worth it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2020, 12:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Fulton

I have had several model t fords and not one had a foot feed for it was on the column.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,849
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Which Model A for a coast to coast trip?

I have driven my Town Sedan almost coast to coast before but the would no longer go again. It was great fun but we were younger.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2020, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: 1929 Model A Briggs body pickup, fun trip to Chick-Fili-A

This story reminds me of when my fourth grade daughter had me take our car to school for her show and tell. Teacher brought the whole class out and one by one the kids all took a turn sitting behind...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: tie rod

I just crank the wheel all the way to one side and you can unscrew the end plug on the rod. The turn the othe wheel the full other way and remove the other plug. You can then remove the toe rod from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2020, 01:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Front Main Spring

I also have a 1959 Triumph TR3 and the original service manual states use the drain oil after each oil change to paint the leaf springs. I don't think the meant using all five quarts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,673
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Engine pans

I have had engine pans on my sedan almost 40 years and never had a problem with them breaking. I was lucky and found original ford plans and had them powder coated black.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Front motor mount fixed!

Synchro to stop the squeaking open up the center hole a little bit for clearance and put a little grease around the hole.
The Service manual shows a change in this flat spring.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 01:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,807
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Non-Authentic Paint Colors & Schemes

I feel Edsel changed Henry's mind on this paint colors and more.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,905
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Heater

Most heaters I have seen require cutting the hole in the firewall.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,998
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Primer for YOM plates

You should be fine but try and use the same manufacture for the top coat of paint . Read the labels on the can for the correct time between coats.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,426
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: air bubbles in rad water.

I have seen small gas bubbles in engines with no head gasket problems. This is caused by local hot spots which boil some of the coolant releasing oxygen molecules.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,232
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Model "B" Distributor

I have used the Mallory and model B and returned to the original A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,372
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: What spark plugs are you currently using?

Same set of 3X for 35 years see no need to change
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,977
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

The guy in the video needs to share all his secrets in a new book. How to repair the model A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Fan replacement

After losing a fan 35 years ago I went with the aluminum fan which came powder coated black and balanced. I would never run a original fan again.
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