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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,181
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: What strange comments or questions have you heard about your Model A

Not a comment or question about my car, but another instance of how rude people can be.
Last summer while out cruising around my U-joint disintegrated leaving me stranded on a curvy back road. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,698
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: I got the LAST Goodyear Tire!

I got the other last white wall tire! Marked as you describe! And yes it's mounted and not for sale:D. but here's the interesting part. Originally I ordered only 4 tires, but realized later I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,774
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Gas tank seeping.

I too was a victim of this tank damage due to the steering wheel mount. I did not want to remove the tank either. But in response to some advice (even some scoldings to "do it right" from this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Re-installing U-Joint

Similar situation. I bought a repro and could not even get it to fit in its enclosure, let alone slip it into place. I promptly returned it and bought a used original from the dreaded ebay. It was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,604
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Occasional Hard Starting

13 years? Wow! The batteries I bought from Advance only warranted for 1 (One!) year. Never heard of Fleet Farm (I'm on the east coast) But I checked their web site and found a 24 Month 6V for $49.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,604
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Occasional Hard Starting

Bump. . .

Well sometimes you hear the old adage ". . .things are often not like they seem. . . " Not so here! Turns out the trouble was the battery! I did not suspect that since the battery...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,604
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Occasional Hard Starting

I have been unable to find any vendor (Model A or modern) with 00 gauge. Bratton's offers a 1 gauge calling it "original". But I've mounted a kill switch under the driver's seat and can't use the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,604
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Occasional Hard Starting

Thanks to all for the ideas! I got a bunch of stuff to check and others to re-check!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,604
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Occasional Hard Starting

If that is the problem, why is hard cranking so sporadic/intermittent? Nevertheless, what is the correct gauge? (number)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,604
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Occasional Hard Starting

I haven't removed the starter yet. When I do, what would I be looking for to determine if the bendix is the cause?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,604
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Occasional Hard Starting

Battery connections are good. I recently redid all to add a kill switch. That was done quite a while before these symptoms appeared.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,604
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Occasional Hard Starting

Hopefully someone will have hint on how to troubleshoot this. Sometimes the engine will turn over hard pretty much the way it would with a weak battery. But if that were the problem, it would be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Not Model A but interesting

That's it! But the history channel said 1912. Here's how it worked:

It was a small device that attached to the odometer. A motorist would purchase a cardboard disk with directions on it. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Not Model A but interesting

Nope. But here's a hint: GPS, the acronym for Global Positioning System, is rather a misnomer since they require satellites which did not exist at the time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Not Model A but interesting

Nope according to the history channel.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 925
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Not Model A but interesting

Here's some trivia that a sure fire bar bet winner. I was watching the history channel and learned about this.
The question:
What year was the first GPS?
I will wait for some responses and if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: where to get rebuilt carb

I got an Allstate for my Cabriolet from Renner's corner. reasonable, works fine and David was very helpful with good advice. www.rennerscorner.com
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,362
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Would leaving the ignition on cause damage to the coil?

Agreed! Found this out the hard way. My starter failed when attempting a start and with the key off kept cranking until I grabbed a wrench and disconnected it! Needless to say I installed a kill...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,924
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Sick Ahh-Ooh-Gah

Thanks for all the suggestions guys! Now I have somewhere to start!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,924
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Sick Ahh-Ooh-Gah

The title should suggest where I am going with this post. My horn kind of sounds Ahh-Ooh-Gah, but is barely audible. When on the road and RPMs are up of course it's a bit louder but still quite...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 19,471
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Model A car names

Yeah Me too. it's the "Model A" or the "Cabriolet" for me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,607
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Gas Tank

The tank in my 29 Cabriolet is under the cowl. I removed it by disassembling the fire wall. (The upper section of that is the front wall of the tank.) After freeing it up, it drops down and is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,764
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Stolen model A coupe in the drink.

I often tell my self there is little concern because most would not know how to start the car let alone drive it. Maybe I'm taking too much for granted. . . .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,569
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Travel in Cold Weather

I was told (or read somewhere) that unlike modern cars, when you drain the water from a Model A radiator, there is none left in the engine. I took over the Cab in my avatar from my Dad who restored...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By 29Cabriolet
Re: Model A in TV series NCIS

That car has appeared before in earlier NCIS episodes. It is the car for Abby the goth forensic scientist. From the footage I've seen, easy to tell it's a hot rod built from a '31 coupe.
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