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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,749
Posted By d.
Re: Tire tubes and age.

your response at least requires identification of "THE" big tire company.
what company exactly are you referring to in your post?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,165
Posted By d.
Re: Collector Car Insurance

I've used Grundy insurance for my Model A's for over 20 years now with no issues.
Low cost, agreed replacement value, excellent coverage, and generous mileage/ usage privileges.
An actual human...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,126
Posted By d.
Re: Zenith rebuilds

There are several shops that advertise just this service in the back sections of the MAFCA and MARC magazines. They test the carbs on a running car to ensure the settings are true. give them a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,072
Posted By d.
Re: Truck Brightwork Question

spend $25 for the Restoration Guide & Judging Standards.
Their information comes from decades of research in the Ford Archives.
The manual is available from either MAFCA or MARC and from most parts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By d.
Re: Greyhound shipping advice offered

Fastenal has trucks delivering store stock all over the U.S.
They will take on private shipments on a "space available" arrangement.
I have had doors sent from CA to NC in 4 days, and then also it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By d.
Re: Greyhound shipping advice offered

I too have had mixed results with Greyhound...parts left at distant terminals for days with no tracing available, no notice upon arrival, etc.
I shifted my shipping of odd parts (mounted tires,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By d.
Re: Fanology

2 blade aluminum fan is the way to go. looks right and the technology has been right for 90 years...no need to get fancy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,895
Posted By d.
Re: STP and Transmission: any negative experience ?

check the archives in MARC for Roger Kauffman the Tech advisor for many years. He had a '30 pickup he ran for years, all over the US and used 100% STP in the steering box, transmission and rear...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-24-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,186
Posted By d.
Re: Roll and Transport - Car's 1st move in years

my advice is not to deal with a broker...EVER. Your car will be loaded and unloaded numerous times by whatever hauler the broker can get for cheap.
Tracking is a guessing game with everyone...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,236
Posted By d.
Re: Optima 6V

Now I have the oval shaped one from Brattons, and it looks good and fits. No spacer required.

there's your answer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,236
Posted By d.
Re: Optima 6V

Bratton's sells the correctly shaped bracket to use an Optima in the original Model A battery holder; the bracket you picture looks incorrect for an Optima installation.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,587
Posted By d.
Re: Gear shift lever on a Model A

This is no big deal...all the 3 speed Model A transmissions will do this.
When stopped and in neutral, just grab shifter stalk towards the bottom, pull straight up and the stalk will pop up; then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 912
Posted By d.
Re: what does "insurance" on shipping actually cover?

FedEx...my experience....I had a nice original rear spring for a roadster shipped from AL to NC. Last transfer point they could determine was somewhere in IN? not exactly a straight line shipment...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By d.
Re: Steering Column Housing sectors worn smooth

I have heard of a successful fix involving filing the sector grooves with a triangle file and then the additional step of welding a BB to the bottom of the spark/ throttle lever.
The owner reported...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,210
Posted By d.
Re: Long term "A" Ownership

I bought my '30 Std. roadster in 1966. No accessories, but does have a rumble seat.
Doug/ NC
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,154
Posted By d.
Re: Shipping

Fastenal...I've shipped fenders, mounted tires and rims, radiators, etc.
you need to secure to a pallet and drop off at a Fastenal store.


The buyer pays freight charge when he picks up...no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By d.
Re: Bronze shock arms

the original shock arms were forged steel...much stronger than the repro bronze arms. The original forged arms are not too hard too find.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By d.
Re: Reinstallation engine with trans.

pretty straightforward. A floor jack will be a great help to align the trans with the driveshaft splines. Have the trans in neutral and rotate the u-joint until it slips into place.
sometimes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By d.
Re: Need a new car cover

I would check with California Car Cover...they have been in the biz for a long time, have exact patterns for most cars and have a wide selection of fabrics for differing situations.
I have several...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,753
Posted By d.
Re: Front cross member needed badly

wow! definitely calls for a replacement cross member. This is holding the entire front end of your Model A together, no time for a patch job. Replace and relax.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By d.
Re: Penske car trailer

#8 has it right...strap that thing 6 ways from Sunday with tie downs and ratchet straps. Don't count on the wheel straps as your number 1 containment system. This might be a case of too much is just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By d.
Re: Ford Model A Running Board Splash To Fender Reinforce

thank you for the explanation, Dennis, I was not aware this was available as an individual component.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By d.
Re: Ford Model A Running Board Splash To Fender Reinforce

in 50 years I have never seen this piece. What is its function, why is it needed?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,111
Posted By d.
Re: 1930 Lamp Support Bar

I think BOB #5 has it right...the bar is installed backwards, the flat spot is a stop for the horn bracket, try flipping it around and I think it will be OK.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By d.
Re: Transmission Work Stand

to save pipe expenses...I have seen this same idea done with just the 3/4 downpipe coming off the trans drain hole with a T fitting at the bottom and clamped in a vise.
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