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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: Engine Swap

One of our members had Mitchell do up an under drive and now he can keep up with the stockers in the hills. In the "olden days" one of the Sierra Chapter members did up a kit that resulted in 40% of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,106
Posted By russcochiolo
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: Sagging door pockets

I basically did what duke36 is suggesting. I found that pulling the new elastic tended to put stress on the panel. My solution was to use a paint stir stick as a spreader on the back...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,505
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: Keeping Tailgaters Off Your Back

Railcarmover, I'm with you. My roadster has a mildly modified B engine (head, cam. weber, FSI,) Laycock O.D. and 3.54's and 6.50x16 wheels and tires. 65mph @ 2200rpm. I drove tractor-trailer for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,167
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: Seat belts - to be or not to be?

50+ years ago a lot of old car bodies were scrapped and dumped on the bank to "stop erosion". Chassis were stripped for parts or re-made. Several A bodies went onto the bank of the Arroyo Grande...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,218
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: The Can-Am Model A Reliability Run;"Mt. Hood A-dventure"

Thanks for posting the link. I always enjoy seeing folks having fun with their A's.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: Model B engine and trans in Model A

Jim, the DMV and the CHP are happy........so am I.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: Model B engine and trans in Model A

Jim, I do have your second edition which I have read and re-read several times. Thanks. The block has a diamond and a '36 casting date and no numbers on the engine number plate. It appears to have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: Model B engine and trans in Model A

Shoulda said BB flywheel housing. A novice I am in more ways than one!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: Model B engine and trans in Model A

The previous owner of my '31 roadster installed the B engine with a BB flywheel and B trans with '39 gears and shifter. He used Float-A-Motor engine mounts and ignored the rear mount at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: Yet another old car pic.....

Fender skirts anyone?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,618
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: What strange comments or questions have you heard about your Model A

"Why do so many of these cars have birds in front?" Gives me an opening.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,533
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: Do you drive your A in the snow or stormy weather?

A little rain never hampers the Sierra Chapter OF M.A.F.C.A. when there is a parade!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,247
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: Did you read the blog about the issues with the Judging Standards

I have the Restoration Guidelines and the Paint and Finish Guide. I reference them often but do not adhere to them religiously. I just want to know so that I don't make a fool of myself. I'm a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,832
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: Bot a new A

Brad, thanks for the clarification. The humor has now gone.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: Veterans Day !!!

I used to feel the same way. NO ONE SHOT AT ME!
I was drafted when THE WALL went up and served 21 months and a day, long enough to get G.I.Bill benefits, which I did not use for some years after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,405
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: Best fuel and exhaust system for power

Paul, I have Jim's book.....thanks Jim.
The first photo was taken when I first got my roadster. It had a Stromberg 94 and a "farmer fix" using the back of a gauge to avoid kinking the fuel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: Color of Victoria wheels

Next time I'm at Chucks I'll take a picture of the info sheet that is posted on the quarter windows. That tells the whole story.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: Color of Victoria wheels

Maybeso I figured it out! The story goes something like this......The couple goes to the dealer to get their new Ford. The husband likes the Apple Green wheels but the wife decides that they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: Color of Victoria wheels

I have an apple but I'll give it another try. Thanks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: Color of Victoria wheels

Another try failed. A different photo did load, but it was of my dog. What am I doing wrong? Russ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: Color of Victoria wheels

I'm having trouble posting photos. My friend Chuck has a Vicky with Black wheels on the right and Apple Green wheels on the left. It is well documented as coming from the dealer that way. I'll try...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: Diamond B i.d.

D126 = April 12th 1936
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,091
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: Besides carefully, how do you move an A' with no rear axle?

Borrow a fellow Aer's rear end, install and your problem is solved without any jerry-rigged contraption.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,814
Posted By russcochiolo
Re: A Model A Thinking out Loud.

Thanks Jack for starting my day with this positive read. My A keeps me grounded.
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