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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,079
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Side Mirror Installation Tips Needed

When I did my restoration, I had three hinge pins that were real buggers. A pneumatic hammer with a punch tip worked very well and did not do any damage to anything else. If you use this method,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Positive Ground

I think a common mistake with not understanding positive ground is just that folks over-think it.

Other than polarity, wiring, testing and trouble-shooting positive ground is no different than...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 665
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Reliability

After 90 years, I would say that is reliable all in and of itself. Other than that, I suppose it depends on whether you live in a place where your daily driving is going to be confined to regular...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: I found this in my Carburetor today

It looks like exactly the right shape, and if it is a home-made deal, someone went to a pretty good length to get the two notches cut so precisely and square. The choke plate is not critical because...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Pet Names For Significant Other

I tend to be a bit more diplomatic. "Yes, dear!" usually works. "don't stop Here, stop over there" ; "yes dear".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,279
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Model A prices...going which way?

Consult your local crystal ball.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Strange E-brake observation

I must say, those are sure nice and clean!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 689
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: another project? our gas level gauge inop

Oh good grief! If you bought a Model A, you have pretty much bought yourself a career of "projects". :D :eek:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,187
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Every 500 Miles!??

I have an engine that was rebuilt about 600 miles before we went on a 400+ mile tour. I changed oil the day before the tour. The engine didn't use a "drop" of oil, well I lied.. a few drops wound...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,108
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

Someone once told me to sell my 64-1/2 Mustang.... and I did. :( Went many years, then bought a '29 Tudor. ;)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 819
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: 1929 Hood Latches won't reach

It is a fact that the cowl welting material does not go all the way under the top hinge rod. The wire goes all the way but only bare and clamped down with a special hooked bolt. Please read this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 884
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Starter Foot pain

I bought that one for both my convenience and for my wife. I really like it. Kind of spendy, but easy to install. Probably not as easy as the sparky start, but I like the no-foot-starter.

I was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: shimmy or death wobble

At pretty slow speeds (fortunately) the front-end starts a rhythmic oscillation where the front tires wobble back and forth. Probably called death wobble because it can be scary, especially if you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Improved Steering Column Support

My 29 included one when I bought the car. From the stuff I read, its only a matter of drilling one hole to modify the 30-31 support to fit the bolt pattern of the 28-29 dash rail. The reason mine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,234
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Did you restore the car yourself?

I admire those who do it start to finish by themselves. I just saw one on a tour we have been doing where the guy did a fantastic job, and he did his own paint, body work and did it frame-off.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 01:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Full advance from 28/29

I have the same issue, but I have kind of discounted whether it is important or not, for the simple reason that on my 29, when I am a couple clicks from the bottom of the quadrant, I think that is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 956
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Building a Travel Toolkit

Heading out for a 4-day tour in a couple days. In addition to all the stuff mentioned (including TP), i can think of pliers, bailing wire, crescent wrench, bubble gum, and of course, bungee cords....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 992
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Just wondering if

If you really want to see a case where people don't read before replying, just go to either the MARC or MAFCA Facebook pages. I swear nobody with their little itsy-bitsy cell phone screens bother to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 534
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Resonant Rattle

I keep complaining about rattles and squeaks and my wife tells me to "chill out". She likes it and says it is part of the character of a 90 year-old car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 936
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: No air filter . . .

The folks at Renner's Corner say that an air filter will run the carb too rich and the result would be more damaging than a small amount of dust and dirt to begin with. The air filter was definitely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: battery power loss mystery

Maybe the charger is at fault or the connection to the battery. I would check those first. Also, check the electrolyte in the battery cells.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 781
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Change

It's one of those things.... All the stuff of the Model A that we love to hate is everything that gives the car its personality and what makes them what they are. Hell, if they were made to more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Fuse blows even when key off

The brake switch has power to it at all times that comes from the light switch bail. When you step on the brake, the power gets extended from the switch to the brake light in the tail light...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: 28 visor , what are we missing

The visor has about 8 screw holes that allow you to screw it into the header wood bull-nose piece that sits on the top of the header steel cross member. As was said, the 28/29 visor was covered with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,272
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: MARC facebook site

MAFCA also has a facebook page:

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