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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By d.
Re: Battery price

I would check the CCA rating and the guarantee months...12 mo. 36mo.?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,263
Posted By d.
Re: Model A's and Woodstock...

In January 1967 I drove my '30 roadster to the Human Be-In in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. I lived 40 miles south down the SF peninsula and had to get on the newly opened section of 280 (where...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By d.
Re: aa radiator

the original AA truck radiator core is thicker than the standard A passenger car radiator, and the AA shell is thicker (deeper) to accommodate this...I doubt if the shallower A passenger car shell...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,235
Posted By d.
Re: Shop lighting

I retrofitted 10, 8 foot flourecents with the Home Depot LED bulbs...super upgrade...no ballast change, just popped out the old T-12 and replaced with 5000k LED bulbs, super easy improvement.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,342
Posted By d.
Re: How much better was the last Model A than the first?

28 to feb29 roadster, phaeton did not have outside door handles. (1st outside handles started appearing in late 28)
28 thru 29 open cab pickups did not have outside door handles.


I do not see...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By d.
Re: Gas tank gasoline shut-off valve removal tool

I don't recall the specific size, but one suggestion years ago was to thread a nut on the outlet side of the valve headed to the sediment bulb, and then use a proper size wrench or socket to turn the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By d.
Re: Model A's and Airplanes

Airplanes were pretty exciting stuff in the late 20's, early 30's.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By d.
Re: electric fan

A fan shroud and properly installed engine pans in concert with a clean block and clean radiator should do the job.
All of the above elements, not just 1 or 2, they all work together to keep...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,328
Posted By d.
Re: wire wheels

As stated above, a Model A wheel in any condition makes a great rack for an air hose, extension cord, etc. and it looks good doing it!
Any flea market, yard sale will give you $10 if they are that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By d.
Re: Weiand head

Van,
you might want to contact Charlie Yapp @ Secrets of Speed magazine.
He has chased info on the early speed parts for decades and has lots of archival literature in his files.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,934
Posted By d.
Re: Tire tubes and age.

your response at least requires identification of "THE" big tire company.
what company exactly are you referring to in your post?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,392
Posted By d.
Re: Collector Car Insurance

I've used Grundy insurance for my Model A's for over 20 years now with no issues.
Low cost, agreed replacement value, excellent coverage, and generous mileage/ usage privileges.
An actual human...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,274
Posted By d.
Re: Zenith rebuilds

There are several shops that advertise just this service in the back sections of the MAFCA and MARC magazines. They test the carbs on a running car to ensure the settings are true. give them a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,218
Posted By d.
Re: Truck Brightwork Question

spend $25 for the Restoration Guide & Judging Standards.
Their information comes from decades of research in the Ford Archives.
The manual is available from either MAFCA or MARC and from most parts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By d.
Re: Greyhound shipping advice offered

Fastenal has trucks delivering store stock all over the U.S.
They will take on private shipments on a "space available" arrangement.
I have had doors sent from CA to NC in 4 days, and then also it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By d.
Re: Greyhound shipping advice offered

I too have had mixed results with Greyhound...parts left at distant terminals for days with no tracing available, no notice upon arrival, etc.
I shifted my shipping of odd parts (mounted tires,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By d.
Re: Fanology

2 blade aluminum fan is the way to go. looks right and the technology has been right for 90 years...no need to get fancy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,478
Posted By d.
Re: STP and Transmission: any negative experience ?

check the archives in MARC for Roger Kauffman the Tech advisor for many years. He had a '30 pickup he ran for years, all over the US and used 100% STP in the steering box, transmission and rear...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-24-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,265
Posted By d.
Re: Roll and Transport - Car's 1st move in years

my advice is not to deal with a broker...EVER. Your car will be loaded and unloaded numerous times by whatever hauler the broker can get for cheap.
Tracking is a guessing game with everyone...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,339
Posted By d.
Re: Optima 6V

Now I have the oval shaped one from Brattons, and it looks good and fits. No spacer required.

there's your answer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,339
Posted By d.
Re: Optima 6V

Bratton's sells the correctly shaped bracket to use an Optima in the original Model A battery holder; the bracket you picture looks incorrect for an Optima installation.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,787
Posted By d.
Re: Gear shift lever on a Model A

This is no big deal...all the 3 speed Model A transmissions will do this.
When stopped and in neutral, just grab shifter stalk towards the bottom, pull straight up and the stalk will pop up; then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By d.
Re: what does "insurance" on shipping actually cover?

FedEx...my experience....I had a nice original rear spring for a roadster shipped from AL to NC. Last transfer point they could determine was somewhere in IN? not exactly a straight line shipment...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By d.
Re: Steering Column Housing sectors worn smooth

I have heard of a successful fix involving filing the sector grooves with a triangle file and then the additional step of welding a BB to the bottom of the spark/ throttle lever.
The owner reported...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,309
Posted By d.
Re: Long term "A" Ownership

I bought my '30 Std. roadster in 1966. No accessories, but does have a rumble seat.
Doug/ NC
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