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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,734
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Birthday present

This is a risk we must be wiling to take in return for the pleasure of driving our As.
Keep your insurance paid up and don't let it spoill your enjoyment too much.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,518
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Wrap the steering wheel with rope?

I have cleaned steering wheels with acetone, it takes away the "sticky" feeling and they will no longer turn your hands black......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,690
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: 4 post lift

My aversion to Chinese lift manufacturing is based on safety.
The Backyard Buddy web site used to have detail photos of lifts showing design differences that make you think twice about the Chinese...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: lincon brakes

PotvinV8-
when we lock up the brakes, we immediately ease off and use them like we learned in "braking 101".

it's your car and your money, we are just explaining that mechanicals can work just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: lincon brakes

My suggestion is to eliminate all lthe wear in the mechanical brake linkage and upgrade to cast iron drums.
Then you will have the best braking possible at a much lower cost with no fluid to worry...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,690
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: 4 post lift

Backyard Buddy is best and safest.
Avoid the others.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Vintage tires- any value?

Friend of mine bought a Model A in 1990 and put 5 new Firestones on it.
He kept the car 15 years but drove it very little- probably less than 200 miles.
Always garaged so no excessive UV light...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,393
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: 1931 Model AA Paddy Wagon

found this on a Model A Facebook page day before yesterday......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,369
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: A question for old guys

If you have the space and the budget, get a Backyard Buddy lift.
You will love it.
Had one for 5 years and had to let it go when we moved.
Really miss it.
Pleased our Town Sedan needs no heavy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Is there a way to determine the original color?

OK, ecir, let's partially hijack this thread.

Copra/chicle seem to have been corrupted over the years to three variations:
"brown", "greenish" and "greyish".
Based on a couple original...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By Chris in WNC
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,116
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Diesel Conversion

Ruth:

the tail light is far more justifiable in my mind than mudflaps, but on the two occasions when I did install a RH tail light it was not an easy decision to take.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,116
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Diesel Conversion

very interesting and attractive conversion, but I had to cringe a little when I saw holes drilled in the rear fenders to attach mudflaps.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 976
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Gas Tank Sealer

or find a shop that can open it up, sandblast it and weld back together like Brent Terry has done....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 976
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Gas Tank Sealer

none. just find a clean tank and swap it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: How to test a Rex-a-co temp gauge?

looking for a 230 degree gauge as opposed to a 265.
those seem to be the only 2 options in the SW catalog.

many of the gauges listed on line have excessively long capilary tubes, so hope to find...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Chris in WNC
How to test a Rex-a-co temp gauge?

Oil gauge question below leads me to confirm my ideas on testing a temp gauge.

My plan is to remove it, make certain the capilary tube is not kinked, put the bulb in boiling water and see if it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,198
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: converting to 1970 v8 points for model a

agree with Bob Bionde.
never any problems with original type points here.
30 years ago I fooled around with modern points and wireless lower plate.
more trouble than they were worth.
lots of long...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,373
Posted By Chris in WNC
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,496
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: We want our "A"

the driveway in the picture above is not steep, even by flatlander standards;
definitely not steep by mountain standards.

when we were house-shopping I DQed some for bizarrely steep driveways.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,293
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Crazy temp gauge idea

may be antiquated but it's what we understand and are familiar with.
when the doctor's scale reads kilos I remind them what country we are in....

we've already lost the battle with metric bolts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,373
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Old sayings

more Yogi-isms:
"nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded"
"I didnt really say everything I said"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,163
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Remove this bolt?

and not much of a lube, either.
in about 30 days it will gum up like glue.....
have a couple cans in my shop but they were freebies.
I would never spend money on the stuff.
totally overrated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,293
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Crazy temp gauge idea

I love having a temp gauge in my A, but your idea seems way too complicated because of both the electrical gauge and the 12v.
more things to go wrong.
non-electrical gauge from Brattons is only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,416
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Signs, back in the day

1970s Tampa, the older neighborhoods had those same concrete sign posts.
I loved them.

1990s Jacksonville FL there were a very small number of them still remaining in old neighborhoods.
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