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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,526
Posted By Roger V
Re: Anyone Know About This Car?

If Keith True knows the car and says it's ok as well as the seller stating the various issues, no need to come up with disparaging replies. Brent's post is spot-on.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By Roger V
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By Roger V
Re: Otwell Health Heater Exhaust manifold

I had a Otwell heater manifold on a tudor. The hole in the firewall aligned ok. When I wanted to use another heater manifold, an Autolite, it wouldn't align with the hole. So I'm guessing that the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-25-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,745
Posted By Roger V
Re: Roy Nacewicz

Rest in peace, Roy. I met Roy at a AACA National Meet awards banquet in the '80's. We were the only Ford people at the table. The rest were Cadillac stuffed-shirt types owning dealerships,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,433
Posted By Roger V
Re: oil pan gasket replacement

Cleaning the valve chamber was mentioned. It's difficult at best to do completely. Either let it alone if it's not real bad or make sure no sludge chunks remain that could plug the oil feed holes to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By Roger V
Re: The Leans

The "A" in my avatar leaned to the left. Tried loosening the front spring u-bolts and tighten the pass. side then the driver to no avail. Replaced the front spring to no avail. Measured the left...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By Roger V
Re: Tie rod rebuilding

That is basically what I've done. It needs good spring pressure, just not locked on. The only time I could see a problem is if the ball was worn very oval and the above procedure was on the worn...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By Roger V
Re: Copper Gooseneck gasket

Likewise, I've never had a problem with copper gaskets. It's the thick paper gasket that compresses more at the stud that breaks the water outlet. Yes, no gasket with a sealer would be better than...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By Roger V
Re: Hardware

My experience is all flat washers are approximately 1/16" larger than the specified size. So if I want a tight fit, I get the next size smaller. Of course that doesn't work for 1/4" unless there's an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By Roger V
Re: spring perches, castle nuts, and cotter keys

The ones I've had that issue with was the hole was not drilled through the center of the perch
as often with U-bolts, not the castle nut slots being off-center.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By Roger V
Re: Windshield Glass Type

I'm guessing the double image is coming from both sides of the plate glass.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By Roger V
Re: Any 160-C owners out there???

The 160C I sold a couple of years ago didn't have a body tag nor holes for one (I checked inside the firewall to see if any had been filled and no). Likewise with my 160A. My 160B did have a tag. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By Roger V
Re: Windshield Glass Type

I had heard of the idea of putting the business card against and angled to the glass. A 160B I just bought had door windows that you could see were plate glass. I tried the "card trick" on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,365
Posted By Roger V
Re: Weld and grind roller tracks

I did that once and used a die grinder with a small stone then finished up with a file. Took forever. Next time I removed the tracks, welded them, and then did a much better job on a mini-milling...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,103
Posted By Roger V
Re: Stuck oil Pan

You're right, thanks!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,103
Posted By Roger V
Re: Stuck oil Pan

Had this happen on a coupe I bought. Tried all of the ideas to no avail. Ended up a lady tool & die maker from the west coast who was on the barn years ago (don't recall her name or avatar) told me...
Forum: Model-A 11-02-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,270
Posted By Roger V
Forum: Model-A 11-02-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,839
Posted By Roger V
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,222
Posted By Roger V
Re: Trouble shifting into 2nd or 3rd- BUT.. Unique situation

I had this problem with my coupe. Was real scary when a double-bottom was on my tail and I bogged down. Likewise in traffic from a stop at a light. I rebuilt the tower to no avail. I swapped with an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,668
Posted By Roger V
Re: Buyer Beware

In this case the "Perp" responded to a wanted ad's phone number. So he probably wasn't a fordbarn registered user but a lurker. The victim reacted too quickly, IMO, without checking and of course...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,668
Posted By Roger V
Buyer Beware

A guy from my area got burned by a Scott Warmoch from Reno, Nevada. Sold Model A doors from his father's estate which were not received. The name and the story are likely made-up. So, be careful...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By Roger V
'nother neat, Model A, well different anyway

https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/cto/d/1928-ford-model-woodie/6655142627.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,207
Posted By Roger V
Re: Storing a Model A vertically

Fifty+ years ago there was a guy in Detroit who had a massive car collection. To save space he stored many of his complete cars on end. Don't recall his name but was quite an auction.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,282
Posted By Roger V
Re: Rear Spring Mounting Questions

My 400A was level when it was restored. I don't for a minute believe it was manufactured that way. Could have a 50% chance of leaning to the passenger side since it can be installed either way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,282
Posted By Roger V
Re: Rear Spring Mounting Questions

A few years ago my 400A leaned to the driver's side. I "assumed" the front spring was the culprit even though it had 3000 miles on the restoration. After replacing it twice and tightening the...
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