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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,966
Posted By Bob-A
Re: Preservation vs Restoration

Enclosed is a pic of my '31 deluxe roadster: Virginia. From what I know of her history. She was "refurbished" in the early 50's. A "B" block was added,
also paint, top/side curtains and maybe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,220
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Got One - Now the VIN search

Ditto on what eagle and Joe K say!;) I "know" someone who has done this before, no problem.:)

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By Bob-A
Smile Re: Yet another old car pic.....

Skirts are for women not cars!:mad::rolleyes::p

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Bob-A
Smile Re: New Years day Car Show - Garland Tx.

The local monthly cruise-in is about all for me. And that is only every now and then too. No cost to get in and come and go as you please. Any more
all I like to do is just get in the 'ol buggy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By Bob-A
Smile Re: Running engine with a Simmons Swan Manifold

Pictured is the Simmon's Swan Manifold on my '29 roadster. Not long after I
attached the manifold along with a Simmon's carb, not pictured here. The gas tank developed a leak on the roadster. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,476
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Tom Endy

Get well soon Mr. Endy, we need you.:)

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs down Re: $70 bucks for one spark plug!

I've noticed an unimaginable rise in "tag-topper" prices too!:eek: What's with people these days???:( Greed has really taken over....:mad: Is it: "I better
screw people over before they screw...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,877
Posted By Bob-A
Smile Re: OK! Let's get personal!

I'm gon'na be 68 in a few months.:eek: Been into antique cars, '29 Chevy being the first, since I was 15.;) In between antiques it was 4-wheel drives,
muscle car and still into Harley's. Just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Identify this rack/bracket?

Looks like the brackets for mounting a "permanent" or non-removal style
of trunk/rack. With a spare mounted on the back of the trunk if there are
no sidemount spare tire provisions.:confused:;)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,110
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Photos of "the other love"

Reference message #25. Thanks Purdy :)

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,110
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Photos of "the other love"

My 1965/75 H-D Panhead "Super-Duper" Glide.;):cool:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,073
Posted By Bob-A
Smile Re: year when colored wheels became available?

Years ago on greedBay an original photo of the first 1928 Model-A roadster.
Sold in the city of Chicago was auctioned off. The pic looked authentic for
the time period. The roadster was covered...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By Bob-A
Question Re: Red Distributor

Could he possibly be asking about a "Mallory" distributor on an "A"?:) Are not some of the newer Mallory caps red/reddish plastic type?:eek:

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,270
Posted By Bob-A
Exclamation Re: Head questions


Your question has been bugging me for a while.:eek: I looked up some old
printer-outs from the ...'Barn. I'll give you most of what is on a 12/28/2004

posted by Dick...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,163
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs down Re: What's with this vendor stuff??

Sounds like some "cheap shot" computer bug to steal business.....:eek:


I'm not much into computers other then emails, message boards, &

greedBay. I take the book- 1984 -to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,008
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Tips to select good Model A wheels

The last time I bought some "A" wheels. I took along a rather heavy, but
accurate home-made tool for checking wheel run-out. A Model-A front spindle C-clamped to a metal jack stand. With bearings...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By Bob-A
Wink Re: Is this a knockoff Fumaze? Any info?

I wouldn't call if a Fumaze knockoff. It is just another aftermarket oil filler/breather tube accessory from back-in-the-day. More than a few different ones were made for the "A". I had also had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By Bob-A
Re: John Hollins-Orange County, Ca machinist out of business

A super good auto machine shop (opened in the 30's if not 20's, I believe) in Orlando, Fla. Closed a couple of years ago with what I was told. One of the main reasons being it unable to compete...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 18,717
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: American pickers

ditto..... He's the best part of the show besides the Classic cars. And I mean real classic cars: Cadillacs, Lincolns, Peirce-Arrows, Packards etc.;)

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,585
Posted By Bob-A
Smile Re: Restored cars

I probably shouldn't admit this about myself, but....:o. I've bought/won at auction three antique cars that I personally did not check out before hand.:eek:
Other then look at pics and talk to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,486
Posted By Bob-A
Re: The Untouchables

Years ago I had a so-so driving/looking '30 town sedan. I was in the "Model-A's Of Greater Orlando" club and was approached by one of the officers in the club. If I would like to sell the car so it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Moto Meter rebuild

Snyder's sells an over size (somewhat fatter) o-ring for when you close and lock the cap. I use one plus I added some generic twine around the o-ring channel too. This is for a Moto-Meter locking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By Bob-A
Smile Re: Generator/alternator.

I thought I would add a little spice to the thread.:eek:

On my '31 "A" roadster I run a Delco-Remy 935-C ('35 Chevy truck) genny.
A few years ago I found on eBay an adapter bracket to do this. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,574
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Battery??

Jim M,

I get my batteries (Model-A & newer) from Discount Auto Parts here in Florida.:) I've got one of their batteries getting close to 11 years old in my '88 Chevy S-10!:eek: Granted I don't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Front Engine Mount Usability

Ditto what Mr. Brierley says and the one piece wire/rubber pucks is an old aftermarket replacement part.:)

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