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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,063
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Re: update on getting dizzy after being under the A.

So this morning I had my normal breakfast with a latte' and glass of water. about a half hour later I drank two 8 oz glasses of water and read the paper a few minute, ours is getting smaller by the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,063
Posted By daveymc29
update on getting dizzy after being under the A.

So I spoke with my Doctor about crawling out from under the car and feeling a bit dizzy. He said that is very common with older folks and especially folks on blood thinners Fortunately you can help...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By daveymc29
Re: steering stabilizer

Mine came off because I watched the action through a lock to lock test and it bent the tie rod a bit. Didn't like the idea of bending it back an forth with every turn. I guess the tie rod could take...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By daveymc29
Re: rumble seat ins & outs

Just like mounting a horse, left foot first. Under forty and underweight works best. High heels are out. Cut the carpet sounds like a grand idea. Have a steading hand available and insist the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By daveymc29
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,718
Posted By daveymc29
Re: 1931 model A performance

With a 3:54 rear end and a Mitchell 26% overdrive on 600 X 16 tires and hydraulic brakes, I find I can stand a long day doing 55 MPH on the freeways here in Calif. I have driven from Danville (SF Bay...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By daveymc29
Re: oil leak, B/W O/D

Dodge,

Could I use the old dum dum sealer after cleaning as you recommend? Or would the silicone be better? We used to stop gasoline leaks with the dum dum, although I think that was just to get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By daveymc29
oil leak, B/W O/D

Had a gentleman reassemble my overdrive, (BW). There is a small leak between the Adaptor plates at the front and back. Small drop will form after sitting a day or two. I suspect it will leak more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,200
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Volvo Laycock Overdrive DIY

See my article on a lockout switch in the Restorer, a month or two back. That has worked well for me for two cars with Volvo's and also a couple that have Borg Warner's. Essentially I drilled a hole...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,184
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

Join a mafca local club and meet a few of the members. Bet some of them have been down this path a time or two.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Model a Coupe Roll up rear window

I have seen electrically controlled rear window that utilize the original handle so just looking you would think it was all stock. Very nice option and makes rolling the window up or down a breeze....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Air conditioning in a open car

I also found that the evaporator took up some foot space and I responded by installing a switch and solenoid to operate the starter motor, as I had trouble getting my foot over the original starter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By daveymc29
Re: 28 visor , what are we missing

When the front header wood is in place it might look just fine. I did a 29 tudor into a de luxe delivery and the visor looks much like the one I had. I don't know if 28 was different, check the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,905
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Totaly "Restored" 1st Sport Coupe sold in San Francisco

This from Piperas, his dad did have the first one/

Yep..... you are correct. Doug called and shared with me that my old car was listed....but I refuse to look at it. From what he said..... it's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,905
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Totaly "Restored" 1st Sport Coupe sold in San Francisco

Didn't George Piperas father own the first Sports Coupe sold in the Bay Area? I'll ask that question.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,771
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Strange Happenings health wise

You and me Jack. Maybe 83 is a magic number. Thanks everyone, seems quite common in the 80's. I'll recheck the meds with doctor and rise slowly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,771
Posted By daveymc29
Strange Happenings health wise

About three to five months ago a few of us were helping another member exchange another H&H Engine in his coupe. Well we were exchanging that one for a B engine a guy donated to the cause until...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Historical use of Model A to run farm equipment

In the early 40's, a couple of guys cam by our house and had a saw mounted on their AA. The blade was about 2 1/2 to 3 feet in diameter and ran off a belt on an axle. The jacked up one side and took...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,930
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Where to start?

Judging Standards and Les Andrew's book(S) should be a real help.I agree with changing all fluids and along that line, drop the pan and make sure the screen on the oil pump is clean, remove the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,374
Posted By daveymc29
Re: How Many Model A Owners also Own a T?

when the A's get too fast for me I'll get a T. Find me a runabout in No. CA. Have room for it soon.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Twisted cylinder head

Dennis, seems we are not up to speed on the original problem, need more information. Is it a new head? Where did you come by it and who supposedly fixed the problem?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Correct placement of front and rear grease baffles...

mine has round in the front, square in the back,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,514
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Engine Blow By or Not

Perhaps some variation in misting could be attributed to the orientation of the baffles? I would guess if one is really concerned that you could mark the tube and rotate it some until you discover...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By daveymc29
Re: 1930 model A starter 12V conversion

I know a good restorer of Model A's who lost the better part of his house to a leaking of gasoline because he forgot to shut the valve off and parked in his attached garage. Also had to re-restore...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Rear End Dolly

Thanks CarlG. Another option opens. I had thought of that and then figured, without even looking, that it couldn't swing that far. Tomorrow I'll check that out. I usually just drag things along the...
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