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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By alexiskai
Re: What makes value?

This was discussed at the time, the logos on the vehicle are from a coal delivery business and it was bought by a modern fuel delivery business. Consensus was that the buyer was willing to pay a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,049
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Hagerty Insurance

Hopefully nothing. At least two insurance conglomerates are taking a big stake in them, so the pessimistic outlook is that they'll start to act more like State Farm and less like themselves.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,569
Posted By alexiskai
Re: State of things: 21" radials

Do you have a iink to where you bought those tubes?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,569
Posted By alexiskai
Re: State of things: 21" radials

My understanding is that they do work, but the valve stems need washers to work with the Model A wheels and the stem is threaded.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,162
Posted By alexiskai
Re: wrong rotor position

I believe it was .020 when I took these photos. This was part of an experiment I did to test timing via multimeter and the Nu-Wrench on both the stock and Nu-Rex upper plates. I had two distributors...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,162
Posted By alexiskai
Re: wrong rotor position

This is mostly good advice, but I will say that in my experience, using the Nu-Rex wrench with the Nu-Rex upper plate produces slightly different timing than using it with the stock plate. The Nu-Rex...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,162
Posted By alexiskai
Re: wrong rotor position

OK, the Nu-Rex upper plate is pretty easy to time visually with a B distributor cam. At TDC, looking down from the top, the upper edge of the cam slot should align with the lower edge of the rubbing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,569
Posted By alexiskai
Re: State of things: 21" radials

I've only had them out on the road a few times, but it was really nice. A huge improvement over my decades-old dry-rotted bias-ply tires.

The main downside is that some of the tubes seem to have a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,162
Posted By alexiskai
Re: wrong rotor position

PM me if you need help
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Exhaust manifold glands

Measure as many times as you like, I didn't think I had to spell it out in detail.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Exhaust manifold glands

The way I did it was to seat the rings one by one in both the block and the manifold, and then use calipers to measure the amount of ring protruding from the surface at the highest point for each...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2021, 01:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,162
Posted By alexiskai
Re: wrong rotor position

It'd be helpful to see a top-down picture of the distributor with the engine at TDC and you having just re-timed it according to whatever procedure you normally use. One picture with the rotor on and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Accelerator Linkage Modification

I had this problem on my '29 with a 7-tooth column. The quadrants are mounted on a ring that fits around the column and is held in place by screws on either side, but the holes around these screws...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,321
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Tubes for American Classic 19 inch radials

Mine seem to have a very very slow leak but they drive well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,921
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Blue Ribbon Restorations

What I've heard from some folks is that it got significantly more expensive to compete in F/P in the last two decades, for a number of reasons:

skilled labor costs up
JS more refined, detailed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,921
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Blue Ribbon Restorations

I think F/P restoration is best understood as a contest between the restorer and entropy. To win top points, you have to erase, individually and by hand, the effects of 90+ years of weathering, poor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,590
Posted By alexiskai
Re: current phenomena ................

WSJ article (https://www.wsj.com/articles/selling-cars-in-the-era-of-the-chip-shortage-online-chats-and-no-more-haggling-11634463001?st=31o67uhibspwxv7&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink) about how...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Mecum Auction Reender Collection

Seriously – I was thinking "Didn't anyone check the two side spares for a whitewall?" Although given the yellowing of the other 3, maybe that would've stood out as well.

Looks like the original...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Mecum Auction Reender Collection

Someone took a risk on that 35-B. Nice body and top, but they had to push it onto the stage. $19,500 including the auctioneer's fee seemed too high.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,999
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Preparing for the end.

Where I live, there are a few auction houses that specialize in online estate sales, often living estates. I've noticed that tools, particularly vintage tools in good condition, tend to fetch good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Engine Rebuilder Needed

Do you have any special rules for torque values on the rod and bearing caps when you do them?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,244
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Engine Rebuilder Needed

Condolences on your loss. Very interested in those photos. I'll be checking all my bearing clearances and torque in the next few months, so I'm curious whether this ultimately traces back to a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,284
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Front spring arching and replacement?

Speedway doesn't sell the stock eye version, do they? I didn't see it on there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Cold temp driving habits?

I run a thermostat year-round in Piedmont NC. No problems, does its job of bringing the temp up fast.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,284
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Front spring arching and replacement?

Do those come with the bushings?
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