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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Is One of Your Windows Hard to Wind Up?

I'm using sliding glass door bearings and making my own 28 - M30 pickup metal glass channel out of 18 gauge. Unfortunately I couldn't find bearings quite small enough to fit in the channels sold by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,952
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: First Time Tire Change

I had always used talcum powder for lubricant, especially on the innertubes. It helps them avoid bunching and pinching when inflating. Also, when partially inflating the innertubes to check for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: speedo cable lubrication??

I've always used powdered graphite to lubricate speedometer cables. Make sure you put plenty down inside the housing and that should do it. Grease attracts dirt and can harden.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,503
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Heated Seats In The Model "A"

Back in college, when I was driving my '29 A coupe to and from classes in 1969, I'd occasionally offer a ride to a young lady and on cold winter mornings stress the need to move closer to me so that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,910
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: What are some of the counter intuitive things you have learned about a Model A?

When crank starting a Model A, don't wrap your thumb around the handle, rather cup it on the same side as your other fingers and only pull up on the crank. Otherwise, if you've forgotten to set the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,836
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

Back in '68 the Sears and Wards warehouses were just a few blocks from each other in Kansas City's Northeast neighborhood. I bought tires and a muffler from them, but don't remember which. Pace's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,009
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

When I bought my first car, a '29 A coupe, I didn't check anything on it before driving it 30 minutes home in rush hour city traffic. Well, first the front brakes weren't working, then I lost a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-17-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Window lift rollers

If your metal rollers are roached and/or your nylon versions aren't cutting it, do what I've had to do: get to the hardware store and check on patio or screen door rollers. I had to special order a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,767
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: What's the latest you can remember anyone using an A?

Parked my '29 A standard coupe in late October 1969, right after my parents loaned me the $900 to buy a neighbor's '64 barracuda. I'd bought the A in August 1968 for $450 and spent probably another...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,193
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: truck lift

I was a reporter for 17 years, and saw a lot of ugly carnage. One of the worst was the guy doing work beneath a double-wide trailer that had been using concrete blocks and no backup. Aaaagh!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,135
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Do you drive your A in the snow or stormy weather?

When I was in college back in '68-69 and driving my '29 A coupe daily, yes, I was out in all kinds of weather, including heavy snow. Non-pressurized radiator and a simple heater core with a fan...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,758
Posted By Osage Orange
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,053
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: so this just happened....

My attempt to hole-shot a corvair at a traffic light cost me the cluster and first gears, so yeah, dumping the clutch can and did damage the tranny, but it didn't break the case in my '29 coupe. Make...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,590
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Why would you waste your money on that Model A

When I was in college in 1969 and driving my 1929 Model A standard coupe, everyone else seemed to be driving mustangs, camaros, roadrunners, sprites, etc. I'd go to the parking lot after class and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,078
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Everyone's Favorite Game: Name That Noise

Check the pressure plate fingers again. If you haven't backed off the starter bolts, pull each out, one at a time, and put two flat washers in to shim for each bolt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,551
Posted By Osage Orange
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,648
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: "AA" truck cab size?

I'm a '29 AA owner, and 6'2". Yeah, its knee caps in nostrils, but it can be done. These cabs are best for people 5'6" or less.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Why is AA used on engine number

Wasn't there a difference in bell housing, too? I know that H.A.M.B. hotrodders covet that bell housing so that it can accept late model Ford truck transmissions.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,442
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Paint the Car?

Color combination - and the skill level in its application - strike me as familiar. This was my '29 standard coupe back in 1970.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,251
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Fenders again

I agree with the advice given above. Buy two new front fenders, get them painted, sell the originals to offset the cost of buying new and painting, and beat that $2,000 by half or more.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: cab heater for 30 coupe

I found that the exhaust manifold heater is far more effective - and brings the heat sooner - than the hot water heater in a Model A. Since the early Fords didn't have a pressurized system, the hot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,934
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: To the vertically endowed.... question on mirrors and seats

I'm 6' 2" and my '29AA closed cab is tight, so long trips are never preferred. Best mirror is the stock one attached to the "A" post. You can also use one of those extension mirrors for trying to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,920
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Preferred Starting procedure

I often would start my '29 coupe with the crank, but needed to make two modifications: A clothespin to hold the rod back for a couple of pulls on the crank; and a wire running from the choke through...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,478
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: 29 Closed Cab Pickup Top, CHICKEN WIRE OR NOT

CCPUs and "higher speeds" seldom find themselves in the same sentence, but no, there is no chicken wire used in the trucks. The bows are painted cab color, usually rock moss green, but can look quite...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,608
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Have a Model A truck all to peices

All of the above. I had my first Model A when I was 19, and it was a rolling basket case, so just about where you're at. Take the body off, clean the frame, sandblast it, weld up any breaks and...
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