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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By bdtutton
New Front Wheel Bearings

Hello,
First I would like to thank all the great people that answer questions on this forum. I don't personally know any other people in my area with Model As.

When I bought my 1930...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By bdtutton
Hidden Safety Features

I am so happy to be part of this forum...so many people have come up with great ideas to help me keep my Model A running like a champ!!!

I am trying to keep my 1930 Tudor looking like it did...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,393
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Lighting for speedometer and gas gauge

I was the one that originally started this thread. Per the instructions in this thread, I replaced the 6v bulb with a 12v bulb and the light is bright enough to light the speedometer, but is not so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,002
Posted By bdtutton
Re: What Defines Over-Revving The Model A's Engine

I have a 1930 Tudor and it cruises nicely until about 50-52 MPH. As I exceed those speeds the noise and vibration greatly increase. I am not sure if I have the original 3.78 gears or if they have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By bdtutton
3.27 Ring and Pinion

My 1930 Tudor has rear storage compartments (A Basement) under the rear floorboards. They are great for storage, but are very close to the driveshaft, making it impossible to install a Mitchell...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,393
Posted By bdtutton
Lighting for speedometer and gas gauge

Is there a way to backlight the speedometer and/or gas gauge? When I turn on the dash light it is distracting because it reflects off the windows at night and is even worse if it is raining. Does...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Model A Tudor Basement

One of the previous owners of my Tudor put one of those basements into my car. It is not that hard to access and it holds a lot of stuff. It is amazing because it keeps things safe, clean and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,915
Posted By bdtutton
Re: passenger tires

Last year I replaced a set of Firestones with a set of 19 inch Coker whitewall radials on my 1930 Tudor. The car drives better, rides smoother and is quieter going down the road... almost like a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By bdtutton
Noisy lifters question

Last year I had some burnt valves in my 1930 Tudor so I replaced all the valves and springs and carefully lapped them in. When I was adjusting the valves I remembered reading that Henry Ford always...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,787
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Insulation material

Hello....I noticed you installed a FIREWALL INSULATOR from Snyder's. How hard was it to install and did it keep out sound and heat as advertised?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,277
Posted By bdtutton
Reducing Fumes and Noise

In an effort to improve my 1930 Tudor I have been implementing hidden changes that make it better without changing the way it looks. The next change I would like to make is to reduce the noise and...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 04-17-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,026
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Model T as a daily driver

I started this thread a couple of years ago and had not looked at it in a while. There are a lot of comments, but they all seem to agree that the Model T can be a reliable car if it is well...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Tire Pressure

Everything I read says 35 psi is the target pressure for 19 inch tires....and my car drives the best when the tires are kept around 35psi.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,689
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Ok, I've got a question for the Northerners....long.

I live in Southwest Michigan and I don't let the winters stop me. I have a 1930 Tudor that occupies the prime position in the garage and goes out anytime the salt has been washed off the roads and...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-01-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,787
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Make a model T a little more safe

Is your 1927 T an open or closed car. I know seat belts are a good option in a closed car, but I am still trying to figure out if they are a good option in an open car. In an open car a seat belt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Oil usage/loss in cold weather

I cleaned the foam out of the oil filler tube and have driven over 500 miles without losing oil.
I did not realize how little back pressure was needed to push oil out of the engine. It also helps...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 12-16-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,787
Posted By bdtutton
Make a model T a little more safe

I have been thinking about buying a 1914 or 1915 open touring car in the near future. My wife does not like the idea because the car is unsafe and does not have seatbelts. I know seatbelts would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By bdtutton
Oil usage/loss in cold weather

I live in Michigan and I drive my 1930 Model A any time the roads are clear and dry until the end of December. When it is really cold I always let the car idle until it has warmed a bit before I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,663
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Radial Tires

I have the 19" Coker's whitewall radial tires on my 1930 Tudor. They ride smoother, they run quieter and they track better. I can not say enough good things about them. It makes your model A feel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Rainy Day Thought

When my vacuum wipers are working well with a new blade they work OK when I am driving at lower speeds and around town. As long as you have a lot of vacuum they do OK. They start having a lot of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,914
Posted By bdtutton
Re: 6V versus 12V (stupid ques. I'm a newbie)

I run a 6v system with a large pulley alternator because i drive my car to work instead of a small pulley for parades. All my lights have been upgraded to LED to allow me to see and to be seen by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,663
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Radial Tires

I purchased 5 white wall tubed radial tires earlier this year and was able to put them on myself without removing the rims from the car. It was actually easier than I thought it would be. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,713
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Model A Brake Lights

I have 6v LED tail lights, a LED brake light in my back window, LED turn signals and LED headlights. Even though they are all 6 volt LED lights they are all as bright as any late model modern car. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,974
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

There are a lot of scary stories in this thread. There seem to be some common things that have some reasonable solutions to prevent them from happening to others....

1. Wheels coming...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,974
Posted By bdtutton
Biggest scare in a Model A

Just wondering what kind of close calls people have had that were unique to a Model A or similar old car. Something that may not have been an issue if they were driving a new car.

Here is my...
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