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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,070
Posted By GPierce
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

We were more than nervous. My wife was watching the right side and telling me I was too close and I was trying to see the center line. Somewhat scared defines it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,070
Posted By GPierce
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

The entrance to Zion National Park has an unlit, 1.1 mile tunnel. My headlights failed just as I entered it this past Wednesday in my A. I was driving slow so I lost sight of the car ahead of me. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By GPierce
Re: Resonant Rattle

My choke rod was vibrating against the throttle rod at 35 and 45 mph and when the engine decelerated during shifting. Noticed a shiny spot on the choke rod. Immediately recognized it be the source...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By GPierce
Re: I need the proper names of parts I need for my pickup

Go through Snyder’s and Brattons catalogs. Look at the pictures to indentify what you need. You will find the nomenclature and the part numbers. I had the same problem. It worked for me. Talk to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,849
Posted By GPierce
Re: Marvel's Mystery Oil

Here is what is in Marvel Mystery Oil

https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfImages/55/55144540-9f29-4eb8-84f6-946f582de009.pdf

Distillates, petroleum, hydrotreated heavy naphthenic
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By GPierce
Re: Elkins, West Virginia

Nick, When you get to Cass be sure to get the machine shop, restoration and whatís left of the mill tour. Lots of background information on the Shay engines they have operational and under...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,173
Posted By GPierce
Re: Snyders or Randy Gross for rear brake rebuild.

You cannot go wrong with Randy Gross and his great customer service.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By GPierce
Re: Elkins, West Virginia

Absolutely and enjoyed the ride. Learned about switch backs and gear driven drive wheels.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,650
Posted By GPierce
Re: Mikes model A ford parts

Mike’s has always called me in that situation and asked me if wanted a partial shipment or wait until they can fulfill the whole order. They have always been great to work with.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By GPierce
Re: rear brake drums

I had the same problem with Randy’s supplied brakes. The axel key had slipped back preventing the drum from going all the way on. I had trial fit them without the key so the key location was suspect....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By GPierce
Re: Hubs for new cast drums

One of my hubs had welded studs. I had Randy replace it with an original when he installed new cast iron drums on my hubs, provided me with serviceable rear wheel bearings and bonded linings on my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,560
Posted By GPierce
Re: Junkyard Memories

Burying used oil was recommended years ago as a the proper way to dispose of it. The microorganisms in the soil would ear it.

In Kansas they sprayed waste crude oil from the sludge pits on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,176
Posted By GPierce
Re: The Great American Garage-pics

Pictures please Brent.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By GPierce
Brake Adjusting Wedges?

I purchased new brake adjusting wedges. I don't like the looks of them as the grooves are very shallow compared to a good old one. What do you gus think?


The wedge with the black threads is an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,931
Posted By GPierce
Re: Is this bearing reusable

I know the desire to use original parts but these won't get re-installed
Do all of the vendors get their rear wheel bearings from the same manufacturer?
I need a recommendation for purchasing two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By GPierce
Re: How much balancing beads

However the balancing arm on the beads is longer than the weights. The weights are on the rim and the beads are on the outside of the tires, a distance increase of about 4 inches.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By GPierce
Re: How much balancing beads

I used regular weights to get close then added 4oz. of Dynabeads. Works for me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,822
Posted By GPierce
Re: Worst Cars of All Time

This demonstrates why Time Magazine has been bankrupt more than once..
I learned a long time ago to never read an automotive article written by Dan Neil.
He is NOT a gear head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,232
Posted By GPierce
Re: LED Head Lamp Upgrade

I am 100% in agreement with Brentís comments on the LED lights.
I was chastised on here for using them because they said I couldnít focus them in a sharp line, they didnít meet the blah blah rules...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,826
Posted By GPierce
Re: Install disconnect between 1 and 2, or 3 and 4?

I put it on the ground Side , 1-2. My disconnect is on the seat riser so it was easier to wire that way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By GPierce
Re: GPS Speedo space time continuum error

My 23 year old Garmin GPS195 just locked on my position.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By GPierce
Re: 10 leaf rear springs

I have a roadster spring in my CCPU. Ride is much improved.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,699
Posted By GPierce
Re: Fuel Filter

I've been using the NAPA3039 for over a year with no issues.
The fuel from the tank flows into the center hole in the filter, out thru the paper element and then up thru the holes in the endplate....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By GPierce
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By GPierce
Re: Backfiring when clutching

I set my idle just a hair higher, 7mph in low instead of 5 and that solved the problem.
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