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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,676
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: The new Burtz Mosel A engine

I notice your registration time is 9:30 a.m. next Thursday at the hotel. Will there be an area for local fans to see the car's before the start? I know downtown San Antonio is usually quite crowded....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Best Radial Tires

There is also Universal Vintage Tire and Kelsey Tire. Both have websites that show most of the same tires in the Coker catalog. Happy searching!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 03:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,530
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: O/T Explain water bucket mouse trap

This sounds like it works fine if you like disposing of dead mice... I don't.
Put mothballs under and around and you'll never see the mice.
You will have to replace the mothballs periodically as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Farmer Special. So that's what that noise was.

I remember them being common in Texas when I was growing up, I think maybe used as state highway department maintenance vehicles.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 975
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Does anyone actively maintain an index to Model A technical articles?

The H.A.M.B. <jalopyjourrnal.com> maintains a monthly forum for four-bangers as a special interest group, updated every month. Called the Monthly Banger Meets, it opens with a listing of known...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Odd brake rods

Seems like someone tried to adapt/fit too-long brake rods.
Anything other than a pure, STRAIGHT brake rod will tend to lengthen under tension giving a soft pedal. Very unsafe.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-25-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,105
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: A mouse repellent that works

I've used mothballs with good effect. Sprinkle some around, no mice, nice.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Gratitude

Yule blessings to all... like Rocket I'll be 79 in February, and have owned our Coupe since '64. Sunny winter days are a blessing in South Texas, and allows us to 'social distance' throughout the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,473
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Andy Hardy Movies

Philosophy and technology niceties aside, to the original question:
Andy Hardy was the title character in a series of lighthearted movies beginning back then. He was played by Mickey Rooney; his dad...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,701
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Those were the days....

I think we're missing the labor cost of producing the kit -- cutting, measuring. All that goes into the box you get.
YOUR labor is added to that to put it on the car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 550
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Pete’s Auto Machine

I drove by the shop's location in 2016 and it appeared to have been closed for some time. Neighborhood was really depressed looking.
I think I have one of the last good ones from his shop. I know...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,779
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Dumbest Reproduction Parts

I bought lots of stuff from Tommy Traylor's Specialized Auto Parts in the '60s when they were available and a trip to Houston was not out of the question. We began to see that a lot of their stuff...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,333
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Jay piercy's 30 coupe is on ebay...

I have ssen the car mang times and admired Jays persistence. I can certify that the appearance of the color in that picture is not a correct representation of the actual color. It looks like that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,116
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Lower cylinder head

Guten aend, Werner.
There are folks on this board mush more experienced than I am, but they all seem to be helping with your rod problem.
You asked about planing, or milling, the cylinder head 0.4...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 41,133
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Just wondering : what's your year of birth ?

1942, an early War Baby.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,690
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Took my 30 coupe out for a spin

I think you're wrong, but I sure hope you're right.
(Not so) Fearless
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,433
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: High compression heads?

Compression (PSI) / 14.7 = compression ratio. Good for rough estimate, no lab glassware needed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,594
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: -40

He better think about getting it into play if he survives this pass by those Stukas...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,029
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Engine Vibration

About 10 years ago I had a local, well-known homebuilder help me with a head gasket replacement and valve adjustment. When I picked up the car it vibrated, and he said , oh, it'll smooth out. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,827
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: I've been hacked

Jim, I missed the 'fake' email but I want to be on the list for the real one, Vol.2.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,782
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Ford Model A Detail Picture Community

But you have to join pinterest to see them, , so, which is worse? I'm on FB but not pinterest or that other thing dominated by 45...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,923
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Model A Blues/Rockabilly Songs

From the other side of the tracks is Lightnin' Hopkins' Black Cadillac Blues.
Sorry, I don't have a link.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2017, 01:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,431
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Mechanical Questions

We welcome your profession of faith to the 'new' Model A gospel. Merry Christmas, brother!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2017, 01:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,855
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Do any of you smell a rat here?

It surprised me that they're using the name of a real auto museum, which could bring legal action against the seller , if he could be found.
I think the FBI probably has a big stack of these sort...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,158
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Fast and Loud

I had given up on them a couple years ago but watched when they teamed with Brian Bass, a fabricator from Dallas whose work is artistry itself. The show was all hurry up, get it done so we can sell...
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