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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
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Re: Finding a parasitic draw

I have one that comes and goes on both my cars at the fuse holder. If I reverse a circuit breaker in the fuse holder on my coupe it will go dead. If I make sure the shiny rivet is forward in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 12:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,983
Posted By daveymc29
Re: How Many Model A's are left ?

Personally I have run into Five or six collections that aren't open to the public, of all sorts of cars. The bulk of these collections is usually Model T and Model A, seems to me about 50-50. Then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Modern Shocks any good?

Took a ride today to lunch with a friend. We discussed our luck with shocks. I had no good luck getting originals rebuilt, they always leaked from day one and that is from several good old boys over...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,068
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Gear ratio

I have a roadster with 3:27 rear, 400 x 16 tires and a 26% mitchel. Handles the sierras easily with a few 3nd o/d shirts on the long steep parts. I have a good "touring" engine with police head (5.5)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,745
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Veterans Day

USMC, 1954 to 57. Camp Pendleton after MCRD San Diego. Worked in the Test and Experimental Unit, Schools Regiment, Camp Delmar, Oceanside. Took part in testing a development of the P5 Series...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Hot Driver

I bought a kit from a guy in Tx. Name is (Ed?) Davis. It went into my 31 coupe fine and we found the instructions on wiring a bit confusing so I went to a friend who has a unit in his car and found...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By daveymc29
Stop Quick, engine dies

Friend called today with the above. I'm sure it has been addressed several times and hope I gave him the correct answer. I told him to lower the fuel level in the float bowl to not higher than specs....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By daveymc29
Sponsoring a car for local Auto shop class

Our club is in the early stages of sponsoring a car for our local high school auto shop. Have any of you done this and if so how did it work out? Any details will be appreciated. basically we would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,932
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Balancing an engine at home (Newbie)

Check no. 24 above. Murray Horn <horn@xtra.co.nz>
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,266
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Really old gasoline question

Yes, that is normal deterioration of gasoline. I'd use it to clean parts, not to run the machine. I'd also flush out the tank and lines as well as clean the carb before trying to restart the engine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,481
Posted By daveymc29
Re: update on getting dizzy after being under the A.

So this morning I had my normal breakfast with a latte' and glass of water. about a half hour later I drank two 8 oz glasses of water and read the paper a few minute, ours is getting smaller by the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,481
Posted By daveymc29
update on getting dizzy after being under the A.

So I spoke with my Doctor about crawling out from under the car and feeling a bit dizzy. He said that is very common with older folks and especially folks on blood thinners Fortunately you can help...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By daveymc29
Re: steering stabilizer

Mine came off because I watched the action through a lock to lock test and it bent the tie rod a bit. Didn't like the idea of bending it back an forth with every turn. I guess the tie rod could take...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
Posted By daveymc29
Re: rumble seat ins & outs

Just like mounting a horse, left foot first. Under forty and underweight works best. High heels are out. Cut the carpet sounds like a grand idea. Have a steading hand available and insist the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By daveymc29
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,995
Posted By daveymc29
Re: 1931 model A performance

With a 3:54 rear end and a Mitchell 26% overdrive on 600 X 16 tires and hydraulic brakes, I find I can stand a long day doing 55 MPH on the freeways here in Calif. I have driven from Danville (SF Bay...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By daveymc29
Re: oil leak, B/W O/D

Dodge,

Could I use the old dum dum sealer after cleaning as you recommend? Or would the silicone be better? We used to stop gasoline leaks with the dum dum, although I think that was just to get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By daveymc29
oil leak, B/W O/D

Had a gentleman reassemble my overdrive, (BW). There is a small leak between the Adaptor plates at the front and back. Small drop will form after sitting a day or two. I suspect it will leak more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,498
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Volvo Laycock Overdrive DIY

See my article on a lockout switch in the Restorer, a month or two back. That has worked well for me for two cars with Volvo's and also a couple that have Borg Warner's. Essentially I drilled a hole...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,188
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

Join a mafca local club and meet a few of the members. Bet some of them have been down this path a time or two.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Model a Coupe Roll up rear window

I have seen electrically controlled rear window that utilize the original handle so just looking you would think it was all stock. Very nice option and makes rolling the window up or down a breeze....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Air conditioning in a open car

I also found that the evaporator took up some foot space and I responded by installing a switch and solenoid to operate the starter motor, as I had trouble getting my foot over the original starter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By daveymc29
Re: 28 visor , what are we missing

When the front header wood is in place it might look just fine. I did a 29 tudor into a de luxe delivery and the visor looks much like the one I had. I don't know if 28 was different, check the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,304
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Totaly "Restored" 1st Sport Coupe sold in San Francisco

This from Piperas, his dad did have the first one/

Yep..... you are correct. Doug called and shared with me that my old car was listed....but I refuse to look at it. From what he said..... it's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,304
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Totaly "Restored" 1st Sport Coupe sold in San Francisco

Didn't George Piperas father own the first Sports Coupe sold in the Bay Area? I'll ask that question.
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