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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,548
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Re: Most Difficult Restoration Tasks

That’s interesting, Gary. I’ve never been up close and personal with any of the first 200 cars, and it’s always fun to learn something new, even after 50 years in the hobby. But I’ve worked on many...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 900
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

Almost the first question I get when my coupe is parked is, "Does it have a rumble seat?” No, it doesn’t. I changed the rumble seat in my ‘29 54A back to a trunk, as it had when it came from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 644
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Re: "A" with wooden spoke wheels....

Wood rots, with bad, sometimes fatal, results. Even if I owned a T, I would put steel wheels on it.

(I would love to have a 26-27 T coupe. It is my favorite pre A design. But I find them...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 900
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

When I bought my first car at 16, in 1961, my dad said, keep it like is was built, then you’ll always know -or be able to find out how- it’s supposed to go back together. That car was a 1929...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,548
Posted By 700rpm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,548
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Most Difficult Restoration Tasks

Installing the special belly band around my ‘29 business coupe. If you don’t ruin it while removing it, you get a second chance at making it completely unusable during reinstallation. And the are no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,255
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Jumping a 6 volt battery

I’ve had to get a 12v jump. I did it very quickly, no problems. I also asked three girls one night if they could give me a push. It was a flat parking lot, and I popped the clutch in third. It only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By 700rpm
Re: sticking pop-out button on Electrolock

Electrolock bodies are pot metal. Moisture can cause them to get deformed, and make the lock piston sticky. Eventually the lock body can crack or break. I can’t say for sure that is your problem,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Model A Touch Up Paint

If you can get a true sample of the color, most auto paint suppliers can match it with computer technology. I don’t know how they do it, but all it takes is a sample. Drive your car to them, maybe,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By 700rpm
Re: oil leaking

Bad rear main is the most common cause.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Gas Cap surround and gauge

To add to what KGBnut said, follow,the instructions for reassembly of your gauge nut and washers. It is important to get washers and gaskets in the proper order, else you risk leakage. Also, always...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 986
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Reproduction Shock Absorbers

Pluck, I don’t know about “over the years”, but I put a set of Stipes on my coupe five years ago and they are great! I also had a set of rebuilds from John Holland (if I remember that name correctly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,525
Posted By 700rpm
Re: help needed w/steering wheel problem

There is a small brass bushing that goes on the top end of the light rod. That has to be there to avoid your problem. Parts suppliers all have them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 12:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Repairing Paddle in Vaccum Wiper

I use vaseline on the paddle. One time I needed to lube the paddle on a long trip in the middle of nowhere. I didn’t have any Vaseline, but I had some Vicks VapoRub. It worked fine, though there was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,884
Posted By 700rpm
Re: What am I missing? 1930 Model A

Replace the gasket that’s leaking, or at least tighten the bolts. It shouldn’t be showing any fuel.
There are multiple ways to check your spark. One is to remove the dist. cap, make sure your points...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,262
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Problems "A" New Owner May Encounter

Horn makes a funny sound, like a duck that’s been goosed.
No door lock installed on driver’s side.
Radiator shell has a big hole at bottom center (looks like someone tried to cover it up with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,162
Posted By 700rpm
Re: AAA for breakdowns in antique?

Never again. I Cancelled. I Broke down in a national forest 100 miles from the nearest town. Hitched a ride and found a place with cell phone reception and called. They refused to respond: "We don’t...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,500
Posted By 700rpm
Re: timing light

Yeah, I just intended to clarify the pull down position.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,500
Posted By 700rpm
Re: timing light

You must pull the lever down after starting to adjust for driving conditions. Leaving it in the timing position and driving with it there can damage your engine. 9:00 is a good position for most...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Guess who's back in the kitchen?

I trusted Herm. I hope his son is as trustworthy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,091
Posted By 700rpm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Serious oil leak - rear main seal?

Never trust your Model A to amateurs. Never.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,091
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Preston “ALL VEHICLES” Antifreeze

My local ADVANCE (Portland, OR), didn’t have it. 10/26/20.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,500
Posted By 700rpm
Re: timing light

Timing by the Model A owners manual method works fine. There weren’t any timing loghts on the farm in 1930. (Or anywhere else). :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,649
Posted By 700rpm
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

I agree with your builder. If the engine is built like it’s 1929, drive like it’s 1929. If you wanna drive like it’s 2020, buy a car that was built after 1955.
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