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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,083
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: So confusing

Different names of auto parts throughout the World may be interesting for some:

I have worked alongside several foreign mechanics in several foreign countries from the 1960's through the 1980's. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,330
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: Speaking of engine swaps....

FWIW: For #18 Forum Title Puzzle:

1. Every State was, and maybe still is, just a little bit different with procedures for transferring vintage cars.

2. About ten years ago, my 1930 Town...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,330
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: Speaking of engine swaps....

This latest DMV recommendation I received would probably cause "all" DMV officials in all 50 States to unintentionally overdose on Imodium and Pepto-Bismol.

My nice DMV lady gave me instructions...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,083
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: So confusing

A. The original French word for an automobile Dashboard found in older dictionaries may seem odd today.

B. In Model T and old cars English manuals a fender is called a mud guard; in French,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,274
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: 6 volt or 12 volt

Nice to maintain everything original with 6 Volts; however, just one (1) humble opinion based on past experiences:

1. As usual, wonderful comments above, and yes, fully agree that "NOW" is the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,330
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: Speaking of engine swaps....

Proper Protocol ?????

Years ago, when DMV guys were hired because of their intelligence and common sense, DMV guys knew Model A's had "original" motor numbers which were used for both original...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: car shows???

Hi Mike,

Traveling people are idiots?

In my humble opinion, many people in the U. S. definitely realize what they have at home.

Many in the U.S. most certainly enjoy it.

Many also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,032
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: Not showing our cars anymore?

Hi Wayne,

In reply # 46 above, you are also hitting the nail on the head with a "different", very modern magical word: FREE.

At our military installation, every Christmas for over 25 years...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: car shows???

If a Model A car show is in a wonderful area, go for it.

Under the title, "Not showing our cars anymore", in reply #44, I still think lots depends "where" and which specific neighborhood of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: cross-threaded

Hi Mike,

If you watched the movie, "The Sniper", one can see where the constant use of military expletives were and still are a natural and normal form of military combat speech among U.S....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,999
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: High compression heads - Worth it?

Also FWIW:

I would imagine that different engine re-builders could have different observations and opinions to offer in different ways; however, Mr. Ron Kelley once told me that every time he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,032
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: Not showing our cars anymore?

All above varying "different" opinions are no doubt true, "different" experiences of Model A owners.

If one travels a lot today, as opposed to traveling years ago, one quickly realizes that human...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,032
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: Not showing our cars anymore?

I think lack of yesteryear's old time interest has to do with what are "today's" people looking for with a different life style and different entertainment.

For example:

A. Movies: Need a car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,999
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: High compression heads - Worth it?

Hi Kim,

FWIW: One humble opinion heard on one (1) vintage, very inexpensive method to increase an original Model A Engine's performance.

Model A racing engine re-builder, Mr. Ron Kelley,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,882
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: Baseball cap

FWIW: One (1) humble, not so funny, Model A Hobby opinion.

Today, it appears to make sense lately for most of us in the Model A Hobby to maintain a rather low profile.

For example:

A. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,504
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: reconditioning an old battery

Hi 1 ton,

In the 1950's J. C.Whitney used to sell a liquid battery conditioner by the name of VX-6 to add to batteries to extend the lives of new batteries and also to bring "DEAD" batteries back...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,504
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: reconditioning an old battery

Hi 1 Ton,

Thanks for sharing this information.

My son & I have had similar experiences 10 years ago & these old batteries are still going strong.

New micro-processing technology makes old...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,585
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: head that won't budge

Hi Mike,

Inexpensive handmade hardwood wedges, (oak or maple), always worked for vintage mechanics to remove heads off of "all" vintage heads on "all" types of vintage engines; however:

1. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,220
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: Removing side mount tires-how ??

Mr. Terry,

Thanks for your response & your sharing details of what I think is very important authentic information. Even though the present carrier is riveted with what seems to be a good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,220
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: Removing side mount tires-how ??

Mr. Carl G.,

Per your: "You have to take the hub cap off to get at the large nut on the arm."

Exactly!

I shaped the tabs on this particular SS spare tire hub cap where this hub cap comes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: Brake life?

Anyone ever notice if a husband has a new car; and his wife has the exact same kind of car; and both drive about the same type of routes; after approximately one hundred thousand miles later; did...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,220
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: Removing side mount tires-how ??

Did similar to Mr. Carl G's #7 reply after following what he explained quite a bit earlier on this Forum. Thanks to Mr. Carl G.

My fully inflated Coker 550-19 radials tires can very easily slip in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,111
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: Checking bottom end bearing clearances

Mr. LTK,

This art of adjusting Babbitt bearings is not any different from trying to find a single craftsmen in 2017 who can successfully build a boat by cutting wood planks with a hand saw &...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,111
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: Checking bottom end bearing clearances

Hi LTK,

There is a very typical method described in the Model T manuals for adjusting Babbitt bearings by a method which was used going back to adjusting Babbitt on the 1850 steam engines.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,214
Posted By H. L. Chauvin
Re: light bulb finally went off today: parts vendors

Thanks to Mr. Mike V. for taking the time to type and share this. His Reply #5 is awesome.

Often mentioned on here before is to be cautious of Model A parts shipping cost because depending on who...
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