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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,128
Posted By daveymc29
Re: 12 volts instead of 6 volts?

My bride of sixty plus years has been diagnosed with Sclarederma. This dreadful decease makes her body unable to regulate it's temperature as we move around from warm to cold spots and back. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Lot of castings

great to hear Tod.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Nice Gasoline Filter

I'm with Gary in No. 2. I have never had much luck with the other filters. Well that's not entirely true if you count bad luck. Had to be hauled home twice before I removed the filters except the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 24,387
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Model A car names

I bought "Vermin" from my pal down in Fresno. Didn't notice the name somehow until the seller, actually we traded, delivered it. The we both had a good laugh and I called to tell the owner Vermin had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Kangaroo fuel.

Try driving one of the early V8's without a footrest. I drove a 1940 garbage truck (Ford) that had a spoon shaped accelerator peddle, real low gears and would knock me back in the seat on letting the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,610
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Fuel Tank Purchase

As I recall there is always some air at the top of my glass bowls. Cars are both running well at the moment. Your results may vary. (mine too.)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,345
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Logical Decision Thought

I'd like a shiny new car, but I am old. My car would probably benefit from a young, alert driver with the reflexes of a cat, but we're stuck with each other.Sometimes I win, sometimes the car wins,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,655
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Australia Fires

We lost a plane and three of our guys down there. This should be a wakeup to some of the doubters. things are getting hotter and drier.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-23-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By daveymc29
Re: early ford development water cooled vs air cooled

We had an amphib in the Marines that was air cooled. Not many produced for some reason and I never drove one. our P-5 Amphibious tractor used an Allison 1790 V12 that was converted to water cooled....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,308
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Turlock

Myself and at least four or five others in Henry's A's. It is easy for us as we're only 60 miles or so away. Sometimes it's a cold muddy mess but it has always been well attended in the years I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By daveymc29
passenger tires

How are the Coker tires now? Looking to buy a couple of sets for 19 inch and a set for 21. Just caught the tail end of some grousing over the tires a guy bought recently that had problems of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Mitchell OD Shift Lever Clearance

I use the Mitchell cable shifter and that eliminates the extra lever and extra slot in the floorboard and carpet. Mitchell sells an expensive cable, but it works and wont let you down. I use a hood...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,257
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Over Drive

My favorite is the Volvo, which is the Laycock de Normanville as was used in the British sports cars of the 50's.One switch that is either in O/D or out. You do need to create a lockout so you Never...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Rotor Position Question

I like the picture and the explanation of how he tests to get spark where he wants it. I thing the picture explains the answer to his question and most of our comments become fluff to show how smart...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Torque on a vintage Cragar OHV head

Any number for Dan Price? email, etc.?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,688
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Model A Registration Woes

Take the paperwork to AAA if you are a member. That will probably be the easiest, nest would be go to your own DMV and present the papers. Get the widow to write out a bill of sale which she signs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,135
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Using Ford Barn as an distraction

We lost our son in 2012 and were told last Thanksgiving our daughter had pancreatic cancer. I asked everyone we knew to pray for her and us. I just couldn't handle losing another child, though they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 791
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Trans Bearings

Any trouble getting the o-rings to go into place. I pulled a tranny apart that already had o-rings but they were badly cut and had a good part of the material missing, I tried to get o-rings into the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Your local club's best tours?

I used to take our club and sometimes another club or two to Willits CA for a Steam up of a lot of the old machinery that was used in the harvesting of the redwood forests back in the early days of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Finding a parasitic draw

I have one that comes and goes on both my cars at the fuse holder. If I reverse a circuit breaker in the fuse holder on my coupe it will go dead. If I make sure the shiny rivet is forward in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 12:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,564
Posted By daveymc29
Re: How Many Model A's are left ?

Personally I have run into Five or six collections that aren't open to the public, of all sorts of cars. The bulk of these collections is usually Model T and Model A, seems to me about 50-50. Then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Modern Shocks any good?

Took a ride today to lunch with a friend. We discussed our luck with shocks. I had no good luck getting originals rebuilt, they always leaked from day one and that is from several good old boys over...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,530
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Gear ratio

I have a roadster with 3:27 rear, 400 x 16 tires and a 26% mitchel. Handles the sierras easily with a few 3nd o/d shirts on the long steep parts. I have a good "touring" engine with police head (5.5)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,589
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Veterans Day

USMC, 1954 to 57. Camp Pendleton after MCRD San Diego. Worked in the Test and Experimental Unit, Schools Regiment, Camp Delmar, Oceanside. Took part in testing a development of the P5 Series...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Hot Driver

I bought a kit from a guy in Tx. Name is (Ed?) Davis. It went into my 31 coupe fine and we found the instructions on wiring a bit confusing so I went to a friend who has a unit in his car and found...
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