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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: 1931 Roadster picture

She is a beauty!:) Treat her well and she will take you any where you want to go...;)

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By Bob-A
Re: Radial tires, big improvement.

Vince, Are you using the "special" tubes for radial tires? Or are you running regular tubes?

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,074
Posted By Bob-A
Re: Throttle shaft brass plug for zenith carbs

I contacted Bratton's about the brass plugs. They said the individual who was making them passed away and the punch/dies used to make them were lost. Not enough demand to make anymore tools needed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,693
Posted By Bob-A
Cool Re: Non-Authentic Paint Colors & Schemes

Canadian and Australian Model-A's came in some pretty neat paint jobs from the factory. If you do a search here on the ..'Barn and the internet you should find some examples. One paint scheme that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,074
Posted By Bob-A
Re: Throttle shaft brass plug for zenith carbs

I think Bratton's carries them??:confused:

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 22,818
Posted By Bob-A
Smile Re: Model A car names

My '29 "Sport" roadster is named the Clown Car. Because once, some years ago a Model-A purist here on the ..'Barn. Said that is what the car would look like after I added all the accessories that I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,094
Posted By Bob-A
Re: Generator vs Alternator

I run a 1935 Chevy truck generator (935-C Delco-Remy) on my '31 roadster.:p It is considered a "heavy duty" generator because it has ventilation holes cast in both end caps. I've owned 2 '29...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,897
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Air Filter

This is the Hi-Boy filter on my '29 roadster. I used repop Model-A hose clamps painted flat black with brass screws on the filter. They make it more
"antiquey" looking to me.;)

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Trunk to luggage rack bolt or straps.

I've heard of horror stories of people that only use the straps...:eek: So, I use at least the 4 bolts;)

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By Bob-A
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,356
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

Maybe not Sears, but I remember back in the late 60's when I was driving my original '29 Chevy coach. I use to marvel at all the parts you could get for Model-A's in the J.C. Whitney catalog. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,098
Posted By Bob-A
Smile Re: What spark plugs are you currently using?

Champion W18's with a Pertronix FlameThrower coil!:cool:

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By Bob-A
Smile Re: Timing a B engine with A Distributor


As mentioned in a couple of earlier responses. I visually bring #1 cyl.
to TDC by removing the sparkplug. Once that is done timing is just like
for any A-Model. The motor in my '31...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Anyone have a battery cap?

I used a large rubber stopper from the local hardware store for years on my 6 volt battery. I even used a very small diameter plastic tube (from a carb cleaner spray can) for venting. A small V...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By Bob-A
Smile Re: AvGas in the ford

For my two Harley's I mix 110 octane leaded racing gas with 90 octane non-ethanol gas. It does make a difference, but you do have to be careful to not add to much of the racing gas. ;)

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,183
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Interesting Comments about you Ride

Some times when I was driving my 1929 Chevy coach. People would ask, "What year is your Model-A?" :eek::eek:


Skirts belong on women, not car fenders! ;)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,408
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Speaking of shocks . .


Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Bob-A
Question Re: oil out of the carburetor

I don't mean to hijack the thread.:o But, I use Marvel Mystery Oil in my '31 roadster. And most of the time I feel the bottom of the carb before I open
the gas petcock, car is a late '31. You know...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,813
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs down Re: Junkyard Memories


I remember seeing that Model-A in the demolition derby.:eek: It was on the ABC Wide World of Sports. The ABC announcer could not believe that somebody would do that to the nice...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,036
Posted By Bob-A
Question Re: Interest in Accessory "Spark Starter"

What would the cost be for one?:confused:

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,150
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Flamethrower 6v coil too much power ?

Purdy recommended W-18 Champions to me and I have never had a problem
with them.;)

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bob-A
Smile Re: Running Board Picnic Table Accessory

I've never seen one before, but it sure is neat.:) Only problem is with what the auctioneer thinks it is worth.:( I guess you would need a Lincoln or Cadillac running board to sit on to properly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,745
Posted By Bob-A
Smile Re: Will I fit in a Roadster??

I have a '29 roadster and it is a PIA to get into/out and very uncomfortable to drive. I'm 6 ft, 240 lbs (42" waist). My '31 roadster is a dream to get in/out and drive compared to the '29. Years...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
Posted By Bob-A
Re: Unauthorized accessories

This is a Model-A era correct accessory down draft carb set up made by Stromberg. Look on page 75 of the "Those Wonderful Unauthorized Accessories ......." book. I've got three of these set-ups and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Unauthorized accessories


Through the years I have collected spare clear spotlight lenses. So I'm sure
I've got few extras for it somewhere. After the pics of the light on my '29, I
placed the Appleton light in...
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