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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,780
Posted By TerryH
Re: Model A Registration Woes

I also recommend talking to your local AAA office first. They process titles and registration and often have someone who specializes in older cars. I did that here in California, with a Model A I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By TerryH
Re: Brake Light Switch

Years ago I had an issue with mine, and Tom Endy recommended I buy one from A&L, as it has a bronze bushing that will last and never bind. Have had mine now for almost 14 years....a great product!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 03:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,394
Posted By TerryH
Re: Water pump to buy?

Per Tom Endy’s advice I bought a Jim Rupert water pump about 14 years ago, and it has about 14,000 miles on it now, with nary a leak.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By TerryH
Re: 1931 Slant Window Cabriolet outside mirrors

A friend had the fender spare mounted mirrors, but they vibrated so bad they were useless...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By TerryH
Re: Town Sedan interior colors?

Brown mohair was a popular and common choice.....not sure of the others....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,192
Posted By TerryH
Re: Gear ratio

Kurt has the only A I know of that can do that. Good for him, but not reality for the rest of us, as we have found out.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,893
Posted By TerryH
Re: Veterans Day

USAF Security Service, 1967-1971, Aleutian Islands; Anchorage, Alaska
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,467
Posted By TerryH
Re: Must replace timing gear

I had mine changed a few years ago by our local Model A mechanic...he did the whole thing in about 2-3 hours....did not need to move the radiator. I used a new laminated gear....he said he had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,111
Posted By TerryH
Re: VIN number 1930-A

You also might want to check with your local AAA office, as they can help with car registration, and are usually much more user friendly then DMV. When I bought my out of state Model A, I used our...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By TerryH
Re: Hi compression head and stock ignition

I also have a 5.5 HC head, been running it for almost 14 years now with everything else stock, except lightened flywheel and v-8 clutch. I adjust the spark lever all the time as I’m driving...it’s...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,294
Posted By TerryH
Re: Smooth Shifting The Model A

When downshifting to second one needs to remember the huge gap in ratios between second and 3rd or high gear. That is why, unless you are going quite slow, you will need to give it a healthy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By TerryH
Re: rumble seat ins & outs

I had a coupe with a rumble seat back in the 60's, and took several passengers for rides then. I would suggest limiting it to somewhat younger folks, who are still agile, wear tennis shoes, and have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,586
Posted By TerryH
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,070
Posted By TerryH
Re: 1931 model A performance

Gosh, sounds like folks likely drove 60-65 very frequently....probably faster than most drive them today....I sure didn’t know that
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 831
Posted By TerryH
Re: The 1930 Deluxe Tudor Sedan...

I am guessing that not all of the ones converted were done 100% correct....I would think it was common to add the cowl lights, but many other features might have not been done. Not sure if the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,070
Posted By TerryH
Re: 1931 model A performance

Given that there were no freeways in those days, plus lots of older, much slower cars, even though a Model A could go 65, I tend to doubt that was seen much in every day driving.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 701
Posted By TerryH
Re: Gas additive

Many add Marvel Mystery Oil to each tank of gas....long history of it being used....4 oz per 10 gallons....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By TerryH
Re: White crap in carb bowl - Pic

There are thousands of Model A’s in California, and all have no choice but to use the ethanol gas. I would prefer regular gas, but after 13 years of using the so-called “crap gas” I have had zero...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,780
Posted By TerryH
Re: How Far In One Day?

Depends on if you are asking me, or my wife. When we drove from Orange County to Yosemite years ago, she said it was about all she could take....and that was in our somewhat comfortable Town Sedan. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,529
Posted By TerryH
Re: Did you restore the car yourself?

Absolutely........please do!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By TerryH
Re: Interior Door Panels on Deluxe Closed Cars

Just to clarify, I bought my car restored, and the gentleman I bought it from took it totally apart, so those door panels were from LB, and installed. I’m not sure if he cut or shortened them....not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By TerryH
Re: Interior Door Panels on Deluxe Closed Cars

Looking at my Town Sedan closer, that 4” or so carpeted strip does not have playwood behind it....peeling it back slightly it appears to be applied right over the metal lower part of the door. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,087
Posted By TerryH
Re: Ever have your engine die at a stop light?

Years ago, I spent the money and bought a properly re-built and tested Zenith carb, and have never had any issues with it....never has stalled coming to a stop, doesn’t leak gas either, even with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By TerryH
Re: Interior Door Panels on Deluxe Closed Cars

My 1930 Town Sedan has that carpet style trim on the bottom of the door panels. Here is a quick photo taken with my phone, showing what it looks like. This was supplied by LB many years ago. Hope...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By TerryH
Re: Resonant Rattle

If your car has engine pans, a broken attachment ear can vibrate badly and make a lot of noise. Happened on mine...2 were broken.....fixed them and no more noise.
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