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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By 30Murray
Re: Seat Belt

Trying photo again...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By 30Murray
Re: Seat Belt

When installing seat belts you should consider the government design requirements when making the attachment points. The structural components of a pelvic restraint must each withstand a force of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,528
Posted By 30Murray
Re: Across USA road trip

Have you considered starting and ending your trip in Canada? It's a simple procedure to buy, license and insure a car in B.C., drive across the border and travel west to east. It's a spectacular...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,351
Posted By 30Murray
Removing valves from a 59A

I just spent the better part of 2 days trying to remove the valves from an old frozen and gummed up 59A that I'm hoping to rebuild. What a messy and horrible job! I read a number of guides on how to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,223
Posted By 30Murray
Re: Self respect

I use a sheet of corrugated plastic. Easy to slide on and lasts forever. Just wipe clean with a little simple green. Save my cardboard for catching oil drips.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By 30Murray
Re: 1930 Ford Canadian Standard Pheaton 35-B Body Colours

The colours listed in the Canadian section were apparently used in addition to the US colors so your paint may indeed be Brewster Green. Also one of the Canadian service letters (July 1929) mentions...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,334
Posted By 30Murray
Re: Putting a V8 in a model a

There is a good article in issue 77 of the Rodder's Journal about Vern Tardel's Model A-V8 conversions. That's a good place to start, then you can buy his book for more detailed information on how to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,529
Posted By 30Murray
Re: How to attach a Turn Signal Flasher

I used a plastic 35mm film canister screwed to the firewall. The flasher slips inside it perfectly. This was before digital cameras were the norm, but you still might be able to find one in a camera...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-31-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By 30Murray
Cracks on C69A block

I picked up a C69A block and after cleaning noticed some ripple-like lines on one side. Magnafluxing does not show these to be cracks, so I'm wondering if these are just irregularities in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,963
Posted By 30Murray
Re: Uhaul Auto Transport & Tudor

I used one recently and was a little shocked the first time I stopped to find one of the straps had slipped off a tire. It happened a couple more times too, on each tire. The ratchets were as tight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,136
Posted By 30Murray
Re: firewall inside insulator?

I bought a piece of black carpet runner from Home Depot. The backside has a nice pebble grain which looks nice facing out. Make a template out of cardboard and trim to fit. Attached to firewall with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,376
Posted By 30Murray
Re: Health and Safety while working on my A

I use a sheet of corrugated plastic (Coroplast from Home Depot). It's easy to slide on and clean grease and dirt off. Our club made some up with our logo on them. Never use my creeper anymore.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,810
Posted By 30Murray
Re: Air compressor for home shop

You can find a good compressor buying guide here. You may be shocked to see how much we have to pay for these in Canada....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,049
Posted By 30Murray
Re: 1930 Fordor Town Sedan Front Seat: Need More Leg Room

I'm 6'3" and had the same problem. I removed the seat adjuster completely, allowing the seat to slide back until it hit the floor. That still wasn't enough so I added some 1/4" shims between the seat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By 30Murray
Re: 28 sedan....moving my seat back

If you have a bench seat (assuming its a Fordor Sedan) like me, you can add some washers or a 1/4" wood spacer between the seat rails and the fixed support track. Since the track is sloping back,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,153
Posted By 30Murray
Re: Has anybody tried a new zenith carb from snyders

I suggest you contact a member of Lions Gate Model A Club who does high quality carb rebuilds. You can find his name here (scroll down to the bottom of the page)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,696
Posted By 30Murray
Unhappy Re: Last Word in the Oil Altercation....Finally

I'd be afraid of grabbing something in stretch pants...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 717
Posted By 30Murray
Peking to Paris Model A

Jenny Mah of Vancouver is driving her '28 Phaeton on this rally. Here is an interesting time-lapse of the assembly of her car. You may gag when you see the wheels though. She had a little help from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,758
Posted By 30Murray
Re: Interesting video

The dealer didn't charge Mr. Burt a "documentation" fee. Wonder how they made any money?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,588
Posted By 30Murray
Re: Seat belts for Fordor

Buckling up a seatbelt has become second nature to us and I feel very unsafe riding in any car without one, especially when my face is just inches from the windshield, hard dashboard and non-impact...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,878
Posted By 30Murray
Re: Effects of Adding Lead Additive

A member of our club had a similar problem last year. He discovered that the ethanol was dissolving the gas tank sealer, which had been applied many years ago. Apparently it was not made to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,562
Posted By 30Murray
Re: Tuning problem with modified A engine

I would first try a larger fuel line with no sediment bowl. With only 3" of head and gravity feed, you can only flow so much through the stock steel line. The fuel tank is essentially just an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,464
Posted By 30Murray
Re: Old car festival

A group of us are coming from Vancouver - 17 at latest count. We're staying at the Best Western Greenfield Inn. Hope to see others there also.

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