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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,058
Posted By holdover
Re: Fraud Alert

When it comes to money, I trust few people. I sold a backhoe once on Ebay Buy It Now about 11 yrs ago. It was a nice Case 580B in excellent condition at a fair price. I had it listed wit many PICS...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By holdover
Re: Private Messages

My inbox show 500 allowed, if you don't want to delete some of them copy and paste some of them to your email, to give you more space.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By holdover
Re: failed sealer gas tank cleaner, alcohol ?

"Strap to a tractor wheel with rocks", never thought about that.... There are a few people that take them apart and fix them. If it weren't for the liability, it would be nice if new ones were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,987
Posted By holdover
Re: MMO non believers

When I was a teenager in 1962 I saw this with my own eyes. A MMO salesman who also sold other products to the garage, Mortimer Bros garage on New York Ave in Huntington Station LI, I pumped gas at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By holdover
Re: Battery powered creeper

My way around the problem of old age mobility was to put two Bend Pac 4 post lifts in my garage. Went to the site for the creeper and it doesn't list a price you have to contact them.. BUT I bet it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,716
Posted By holdover
Re: Veterans Day

USMC 1968-1969 Vietnam machine gunner


Someone paid tribute to "The Man in the doorway"


I wish to pay tribute to "God's Own Lunatics" by Joe Galloway although the Marines didn't use slicks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By holdover
Re: Nice AAA

Wouldn't mind having the rear axles to add to my '31 LWB AA. The one shown sure has serious corrosion on the frame and drive line from years in the mud or manure fields. As difficult as it is to find...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By holdover
Re: Carb Rebuild

Do this in a very well ventilated area, outside of the garage works best for me. I use Simple Green which is sold most every where. I suppose Mr Clean or any such cleaner should work, or professional...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By holdover
Zenith 2 tip

Rebuilding a few carbs and I came across the odd size 13/32 for the GAV assembly. removed it with a adjustable wrench, but wanted something better. Snap-on and others made a special wrench for this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By holdover
Re: Stud removal

mechanic shop near-by that I help out at has one, it is amazing how well it works, and no open flame. The price is high but if you do this sort of work on a regular basis, worth every penny. You can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By holdover
Re: Sea foam

I mix it my self the formula is on the internet, just goggle it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,317
Posted By holdover
Re: Cotter pins

A common question is whether stainless steel is stronger that a grade 5 or grade 8 bolt. Stainless commonly comes in grades 18.8 (304) or T316. Stainless steel bolts are rated for corrosion...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By holdover
Re: Trailer

"You also want 10 percent of the GVWR on the tongue. Example 1800 lbs trailer + 2000 lbs car= 380 lbs tongue weight" I believe it is suppose to be 10-15% of gross trailer weight GTW.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By holdover
Re: Trailer

15' sounds too short but maybe not, measure your PU front to back and remember you want to balance it on the trailer with some tongue weight. I assume the trailer is dual rear wheels. I have three I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,452
Posted By holdover
Re: Clutch replacement costs...

In my experience if this is the first one a mechanic did, it would be a learning experience. A local shop would most likely not have a clue what was involved, not having worked on one, so the quote...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By holdover
Re: Love these tyres

the front tires look like a tractor style tire, while the spares look like military style tires. Bet the front ones have awesome traction.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By holdover
Re: Model AA High Speed Rear Axel

There is a world of difference between the rear axle for a '29 pickup and a '30-31 AA rear axle. The '29 and spring arrangement is functionally the same as a standard Model A, the AA rear has side...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,107
Posted By holdover
Re: Working in the garage

I also have a magnet on rollers that I got at Northern tools , works great. Before welding I clear the area of any combustibles, always have fire extinguishers handy (over 8 of them spread around my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,431
Posted By holdover
Re: Did you restore the car yourself?

"that in this day & time where knowledge is so easy to obtain, talent to implement the obtained knowledge is so rare to find!"


Best statement I have seen in a long time! Like the old statement...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,431
Posted By holdover
Re: Did you restore the car yourself?

Did two, '29 Coupe & '31 AA SWB, bought the 4 others, '29 CCPU, '31 AA LWB, '31 TuDor and back in 1966 '30 Coupe. About to turn 74 and don't seem to have the drive I once had, so from now on it will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By holdover
Re: Wood graining

like everything else Google it, you'll find more than you wanted to know.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By holdover
Re: Shade tree test

yes, but it will not give you an idea of its true output. It doesn't take much to work the ignition system.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By holdover
Re: Elkins, West Virginia

Cass has two train rides, one a 2 hour one to Whitaker Station and a 4 hour one to Bald Knob, both use the Shay engines. Depending on the time of the year, reservations might be a good idea. There is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,433
Posted By holdover
Re: Stupid Question #2: how does an iron frame act as a ground on our cars

Steel works pretty good, that is how power gets to your house
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,188
Posted By holdover
Re: A Matter of $$

I was going to comment about the pitfalls of this conversation from over 60 years of working and restoring vehicles, but many good points have already been made. The piece of advice I will give is...
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