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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By Bob-A
Smile Re: Timing a B engine with A Distributor

Joop,


As mentioned in a couple of earlier responses. I visually bring #1 cyl.
to TDC by removing the sparkplug. Once that is done timing is just like
for any A-Model. The motor in my '31...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Anyone have a battery cap?

I used a large rubber stopper from the local hardware store for years on my 6 volt battery. I even used a very small diameter plastic tube (from a carb cleaner spray can) for venting. A small V...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 884
Posted By Bob-A
Smile Re: AvGas in the ford

For my two Harley's I mix 110 octane leaded racing gas with 90 octane non-ethanol gas. It does make a difference, but you do have to be careful to not add to much of the racing gas. ;)


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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,675
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Interesting Comments about you Ride

Some times when I was driving my 1929 Chevy coach. People would ask, "What year is your Model-A?" :eek::eek:


Bob-A:D




Skirts belong on women, not car fenders! ;)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,163
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Speaking of shocks . .

Ditto!;)


Bob-A:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By Bob-A
Question Re: oil out of the carburetor

I don't mean to hijack the thread.:o But, I use Marvel Mystery Oil in my '31 roadster. And most of the time I feel the bottom of the carb before I open
the gas petcock, car is a late '31. You know...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,579
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs down Re: Junkyard Memories

Railcarmover,


I remember seeing that Model-A in the demolition derby.:eek: It was on the ABC Wide World of Sports. The ABC announcer could not believe that somebody would do that to the nice...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By Bob-A
Question Re: Interest in Accessory "Spark Starter"

What would the cost be for one?:confused:


Bob-A:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,815
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Flamethrower 6v coil too much power ?

Purdy recommended W-18 Champions to me and I have never had a problem
with them.;)


Bob-A:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By Bob-A
Smile Re: Running Board Picnic Table Accessory

I've never seen one before, but it sure is neat.:) Only problem is with what the auctioneer thinks it is worth.:( I guess you would need a Lincoln or Cadillac running board to sit on to properly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,013
Posted By Bob-A
Smile Re: Will I fit in a Roadster??

I have a '29 roadster and it is a PIA to get into/out and very uncomfortable to drive. I'm 6 ft, 240 lbs (42" waist). My '31 roadster is a dream to get in/out and drive compared to the '29. Years...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,434
Posted By Bob-A
Re: Unauthorized accessories

This is a Model-A era correct accessory down draft carb set up made by Stromberg. Look on page 75 of the "Those Wonderful Unauthorized Accessories ......." book. I've got three of these set-ups and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,434
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Unauthorized accessories

Ruth,


Through the years I have collected spare clear spotlight lenses. So I'm sure
I've got few extras for it somewhere. After the pics of the light on my '29, I
placed the Appleton light in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,434
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Unauthorized accessories

Here are some pics of an early Appleton spotlight made expressly for '28-'29
Model-A open cars. It is temporarily mounted on my '29 roadster in the pics. 397165

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Bob-A:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 25,063
Posted By Bob-A
Smile Re: What is average highway speed for the model a?

My '31 roadster runs great at 50-55. It has a "B" block with a "B" cam &
3.54 rear end, rest is all "A". I have a fear of out running my brakes so
I try and keep my speed reasonable.....:o

...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,928
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Photo of 1931 4-Door With Blackwall Tires

I don't care what anybody says:eek:, but white walls do look good on certain
"A's". Like the one in Brent's pic above.:p


Bob-A:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By Bob-A
Cool Re: Roadster top boot

I run a '29 top boot on my '31 deluxe roadster. None of the snaps on the boot match the snaps on the car. But, it fits pretty tight and has only minor
material flapping as I drive down the road. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By Bob-A
Wink Re: Four Blade Fan

From what I know four blade fans were service replacement parts from Ford.
I run one on my '31 roadster. Hang on to yours or use it for trading material.


Bob-A:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By Bob-A
Smile Re: Champion No. 20 Spark Plugs

I checked my Feb. 1936, Champion Spark Plug Service Type Selector for Passenger Cars. And no number 20 plugs are listed. The #20 plugs must be for commercial, farm or industrial use.;)


Bob-A:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Late 31 column mount

On my '29 roadster I tried used a "sandwich" strap like is illustrated.:eek: However, being 6 ft/235 lbs it would have put the steering wheel even closer
to my knees.:mad: So, I opted to just drill...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,161
Posted By Bob-A
Wink Re: Model A's in movie

I like watching "old" movies on TCM (Turner Classic Movies). You get to see movies that were made in the 20's and 30's a lot. And Model-A's are not that common in many of them. The original...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Cool Aftermarket Accessory

Steves46,


I missed the cruise-in this month, maybe I'll make the April one.:)


Bob-A:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Cool Aftermarket Accessory

Hello Steve,


Your pic looks awful familiar to me.....:confused:;):p


Bob-A:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs up Re: Strange Gas Cap...help id this!

One of the many, many accessories offered back in the day by aftermarket manufacturers for the Model-A.;)


Bob-A:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,396
Posted By Bob-A
Thumbs down Re: Barrett-Jackson

Ditto, ditto and double ditto!:(


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