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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,035
Posted By Lona
Re: Check your fan blades

Go with plastic and sleep well. Just MHO.

Glen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,919
Posted By Lona
Re: Stroke

My wife doesn't read the Forum but when I told her you were back, she wondered why I had stopped mentioning you to her for the last month or so. She laughs whenever I say to her, "listen to what the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,444
Posted By Lona
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

I'm a few months shy of 80 and I can see where this is going. From the responses, it looks like our hobby is dominated by guys over 70. The market will be flooded with Model A's during the next ten...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,711
Posted By Lona
Re: Battery

Same thing happened to me just this week. Parked my roadster in the garage, flipped the ground disconnect switch off and next morning car wouldn't crank or take a charge. Put charger on it a few...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,075
Posted By Lona
Re: Huge Barn Find

Gets me angry to see something like this. I see many negative comments from Barners regarding guys who hot rod their A's but little criticism when some old guy does this. Obviously, the barn roof...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,785
Posted By Lona
Re: Restored cars

What gets me is the guys with their "restored" cars with paint jobs far superior to what Henry ever produced.

Glen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By Lona
Re: Fan Blade advice.

Both steel. One on a Model A and another steel 4 blade on our '31 Chrysler. When the A blade cracked, all suppliers I contacted to get a 2-blade alum fan were out of stock so I opted for plastic...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By Lona
Re: Fan Blade advice.

If you're not going for judging points, use a plastic fan. I've had two metal blades crack.

Glen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,626
Posted By Lona
Re: California Gas problem

Bill,
At our ages, no cars does not mean we don't still have have gas problems.

Glen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By Lona
Re: More Model A security

Keith,

Those appear to be Rottweilers. Having done some research on various breeds before settling on the one we have, I discovered there are several breeding lines of Rotties. Some lines...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By Lona
Re: Gas valve on position

I go by what I read on the forum a few years ago. If the handle is vertical, you are like a rocket set for takeoff. Horizontal and you will have no ignition to your rocket.

Glen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By Lona
Re: Talk about messing up what might have been a nice Model A

I think it looks great! So what if it's not original. Too many over restored Model A's around, some with paint jobs better than Henry could ever have produced and their owners think they are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,367
Posted By Lona
Re: Another rare eBay find!

Sorry, got so excited about this great find I hit the reply button twice.

Glen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,367
Posted By Lona
Re: Another rare eBay find!

I'm sure that snap-on top will stay on at 50 mph and when it stays on, the loose areas won't flap and mar that beautiful paint job.

Glen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,367
Posted By Lona
Re: Another rare eBay find!

I'm sure that snap-on top will stay on at 50 mph and when it stays on, the loose areas won't flap and mar that beautiful paint job.

Glen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By Lona
Re: Seat belt mounting

Agree, no way a wood Tudor pillar could support a shoulder belt installation. I have installed a 3 point retractable/detachable shoulder belt in a '31 Chrysler sedan by fastening it to the frame...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,257
Posted By Lona
Re: Just a nice old pic....

But...But...But....Vern, you have whitewalls in your Avatar A ?????

Glen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,455
Posted By Lona
Re: Different take on seat belts

Google "Put 3 point seat belts in roadster ford barn". I think the setup should be the same with a coupe. When you Google the above, the next site you will see on line is one I posted showing how 3...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,455
Posted By Lona
Re: Different take on seat belts

For those who think seat belts in an A are useless, try this. Sit in the front passenger seat with someone else driving. The driver is told beforehand to slam on the brakes unexpectedly at only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,590
Posted By Lona
Re: Tomorrow's a big day in my life

You will soon wonder how you did any work without a lift. Enjoy.

Glen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,253
Posted By Lona
Re: Navel gazing & the future of the car hobby

Restore a Model A or any other car for the enjoyment of the hunt for parts, pleasure of working on the project and pride for the finished product......but not for the dream of making a profit on it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By Lona
Re: Level in Gas Tank????

Or, if you are lazy, use a calibrated dip stick and measure your fuel level through the gas tank opening. I remember reading a thread some time age on the forum about how to make these sticks and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By Lona
Re: I'm not a newbie anymore ...

I owned mine for almost a year before old enough to get a license. Drove it almost every day around the spare lot next to the house. By the time I passed the exam, I was 17 and had mastered...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By Lona
Re: Seat Belts for the Rumble Seat - '31 Roadster

Colonel,

The rear axle is a little too far forward to attach belts to and there are no structural rails aft of the axle. I installed a 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 steel angle under the rumble floor pan at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By Lona
Re: Seat Belts for the Rumble Seat - '31 Roadster

I have lap belts and a front rain rail cushion in my '31 rumble seat and also use an adjustable winch strap to hold the lid open. Have 3 point retractables in the cab too but I agree with Badpuppy,...
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