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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Aristocrat dash swap

Type in "Vintage Dunn Aristocrat Model A dash" on ebay, they both have come up occasionally there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 246
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Need Sedan Seat Carriage Diagram

What's your location? May be someone near can help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,266
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Model A's and Woodstock...

Was in the army in Germany, didn't even know it was happening.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Flared copper washers for gaskets?

Pretty kool process. Another way that I've used is to clean the flare on the tubing, apply a bit of soldering acid and melt a tiny, thin layer of solder on the flare. The solder is soft and molds to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,910
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Pulled over by the Police!

When I got my first car, a '30 fordor in high school in Big Bear Lake, Ca. a cop followed me in to my driveway. Was going to give me a ticket for no front license plate. At the time Calif. plates...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Need help with 30 coupe broken bolts in seat sliders

Yes, I believe so. You might be able to adapt D nuts to the track.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 996
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Snow bird conversion at Iola WI car show

History,
The doors are shortened to clear the tracks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Open & close the coolant petcock

Opening & closing a hard to turn lower water pipe petcock while draining the radiator requires strength, coordination & a bit of contortionism. An easy solution is to clamp a small pair of Visegrips...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,942
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: What roadside repairs have you made to keep your A going

On the way to a Model A friend's funeral the choke arm fell off the shaft , every time we gave it throttle the suction would close the choke. I always carry a few clothes pins for whatever reason. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: A little wood rot around screw holes

If you have access, drill out screw hole to a dowel size, insert & glue dowel and redrill hole to proper size screw.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 902
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Sick ahooga horn

After cleaning & oiling I usually back off the adjustment so there is no sound and hold the horn button down to run the motor for 10-15 seconds to exercise it, then adjust to preferred sound.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Small Parts Spray Paint

When I'm done with a spray can I pull the nozzle off, swish it in lacquer thinner and blow it out with compressed air, never had one plug up. You might need pliers to remove the later, larger nozzles.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Model A Horn

The center spring horn contact on the harness contact plate is touching the corresponding hole in the upper rotating plate where it contacts the horn rod end. Cut a piece of shrink tubing to fit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: head light lens

Or contact cement.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Traveling south on California Interstate 5, just before Gorman & saw this 28 phae

Lotta history on the Grapevine. We drove both old roads far as we could in the A. Oldest is pretty much gone but the second oldest you can travel about 1/2 the distance from either end as the middle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,957
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Has Anyone Ever Found an Abandoned Model "A"

I went to high school in Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino, Calif. Used to ride my horse all over Big Bear Valley. I was restoring a '31 s/w sedan and needed a windshield frame. On one ride near an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Map software

29leatherbackA, We have the atlases too and they are great, very detailed. But had to restore the covers on them due to over use.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Map software

Yes, they do still have maps, but the new maps have about 1/2 the info on them than the older ones. We do use GPS but still navigate by our '60's-'70's maps too. Only problem is the scotch tape on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: 1936 floorboard screws

They look the same as Model A screws, might try Model A suppliers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: HF infrared gun reviews

Mine's worked great for years.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Flooded Out

I wired a trough with a copper down tube under the center hinge. Worked fine in a desert deluge with flowing water up to the running boards.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Heater hose connection

I used one of the small 5.5 oz. juice cans, V8, pineapple grapefruit apple, etc.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Intake for Riley OHV head

I believe Charlie makes manifolds to fit his heads.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: 1930 Cabriolet rumble seat stop rubber

Does your deck lid surface line up when closed? Looks like it might need to be adjusted up a bit at the hinges.You could try rotating the rubber 180*
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