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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By vetpenny
gas tank switch on a 1931 model A tudor

The switch to turn on the gas tank is very difficult to turn on my 1931 tudor. I do not have this problem with my 1930 roadster. I hesitate to tear into this problem since I do not want to encounter...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-13-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By vetpenny
Re: 1940 ford V-8 running hot

Again thanks for the many suggestions. I have checked the temperature of the block (220 degrees) and the hose coming into the block (140 degrees F). Also I have checked my wire connections which are...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By vetpenny
Re: 1940 ford V-8 running hot

Thanks for the helpful advice that many of you gave. I purchased an IR thermometer and took the temperature of the engine block and the hoses leading to the engine when the heat indicator on the dash...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By vetpenny
1940 ford V-8 running hot

I have a problem with my V-8 pickup running hot. I have no problem starting the truck but it quickly registers H on the temperature dial. If I pick up the speed of the truck it will cool down to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By vetpenny
color of 1930 deluxe roadster top supports

Does anyone have any information on the correct color of the metal irons that support the top on a 1930 A deluxe roadster? Thanks for your help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By vetpenny
Re: wing window stenciling 1930 deluxe roadster

Thank you for your prompt reply! I tried looking at my different publications etc and could not an answer to my question.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By vetpenny
wing window stenciling 1930 deluxe roadster

Am I correct is assuming that the stenciling on the wing windows for a 1930 deluxe roadster was an accessory and the wing windows had no stenciling when the car came from the factory from the factory
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By vetpenny
Re: Wooden tool case for a 1930 model A deluxe roadster

Thanks to all for your help. I did contact Bratton's and they no longer carry the wooden tool case. I also sent an e-mail to Sewall Tyler and am waiting to hear from him. Also any information...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,043
Posted By vetpenny
Wooden tool case for a 1930 model A deluxe roadster

I am in the final stages of the restoration of a deluxe 1930 model A roadster and am looking for a wooden case to display the model A tools. I know that Don Turley used to make these cases but has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By vetpenny
Re: quail radiator cap for a 1930 deluxe model A roadsterr

I contacted American Arrow Corp but they do not have the 1930 deluxe roadster radiator cap which surprised me since 30 and 31 A's are vwery popular.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By vetpenny
quail radiator cap for a 1930 deluxe model A roadsterr

I am in the final stages of restoring a 1930 deluxe model A roadster and would like to purchase a quail radiator cap which is an original or a reproduction which most closely duplicates the original....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-18-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 986
Posted By vetpenny
40 ford flathead operating temperature

After running my pickup for about 1 hour in normal traffic, my temperature gauge is about 3/4 (midway between N and H). When I stop it climbs up to H but once I am moving it returns to 3/4. I do...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By vetpenny
Re: Problem starting-1940 ford

I had a computer problem-detailed message has just been posted
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By vetpenny
Problem starting-1940 ford

I have a 1940 ford pickup (85hp) which has the following problem. I have no problem starting the truck after it has been sitting for a while (~1 week). However if I run it for about 20 minutes and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By vetpenny
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By vetpenny
1930 Model A tool kit

I am in the last stages of the restoration of a 1930 deluxe model A roadster and am looking for supplier of tools that originally came with the car. Can anyone recommend a reputable source for these...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,706
Posted By vetpenny
Re: wood grained metal slats for a luggage rack 1930 deluxe roadster

I did not realize that i would get all these responses. Many thanks to all of you for your comments and in particular to Mike V. for his exhaustive review. The roadster being restored is located in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,706
Posted By vetpenny
Re: wood grained metal slats for a luggage rack 1930 deluxe roadster

North of you-Bangor, Maine. if you ever get that far north give me yell.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,706
Posted By vetpenny
Re: wood grained metal slats for a luggage rack 1930 deluxe roadster

I got the information. I was able salvage my original slats and therefore the next step was wood graining hence my late thread. I also have the original chrome plated steel rack which I am also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,706
Posted By vetpenny
Re: wood grained metal slats for a luggage rack 1930 deluxe roadster

Thanks for your prompt reply. Do you know if the rack was chrome or steel for 1930?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,706
Posted By vetpenny
wood grained metal slats for a luggage rack 1930 deluxe roadster

Can anyone suggest a person who can wood grain the metal slats on a trunk rack for a 1930 model A deluxe roadster. This rack was an option in 1930 and is described on page 195 in the book "Those...
Forum: Model-A 01-03-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 362
Posted By vetpenny
wood grained metal slats for a luggage rack

I have a 1930 A roadster for which I am looking for wood grained metal slats for the luggage rack. Does anyone have any or know of a supplier?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,538
Posted By vetpenny
Re: luggage rack for 1930 deluxe roadster (spare in the fender) built in Nov

My last response should say - Is the ford authorized rack cadmium plated?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,538
Posted By vetpenny
Re: luggage rack for 1930 deluxe roadster (spare in the fender) built in Nov

Is the original ford authorized steel rack cadmium for plated?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,538
Posted By vetpenny
Re: luggage rack for 1930 deluxe roadster (spare in the fender) built in Nov

I would like to thank all of you for your helpful suggestions. As a result I concluded that a Cd plated steel frame with wood grained metal slats is the appropriate luggage rack for my 30 Deluxe A...
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