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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 965
Posted By bigd1101
Re: Sick ahooga horn

Does the horn button pop off the wheel?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By bigd1101
Re: Interior costs question

Yes, when you are ready and have the $$$$. Here is a direct link to all the Model A's for sale.......good luck and feel free to PM me when you find some you are interested in.



Don


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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By bigd1101
Re: Interior costs question

Well.....here is a car that would have fit your budget and check out the pics. It sold recently on eBay. Again, check it out. Depending on where the car is you can have it shipped to you. Shipping...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 914
Posted By bigd1101
Re: New head studs or no

Bolts are cheap........go new.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By bigd1101
Re: Interior costs question

Look at eBay and my reply on your other post. What IS you budget BTW? How much are you willing to spend?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By bigd1101
Re: Interior costs question

Can I ask what is the asking price of the car? Check your other post as I suggested eBay as a good source of A's.




Don
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,150
Posted By bigd1101
Re: Should I pass on this A? Or would I miss out on something?

Sold for $8500 on eBay. Just one example of the wide array of Model A's on there. I've bought and sold cars on eBay for many years with no problems.......it's a good place to find "bargains"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 965
Posted By bigd1101
Re: Sick ahooga horn

Besides a good cleaning, especially the armature, I'm going to remove the light switch body and q-tip clean the bakelite switch contact.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 965
Posted By bigd1101
Re: Sick ahooga horn

I tried that and it' didn't seem to help much.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 965
Posted By bigd1101
Sick ahooga horn

My horn seems to only ahoo...... no '"ga" It's loud enough but falls short. I'm looking at giving it a good cleaning and a good inspection at the parts. Hopefully it will do it's full voice when I'm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,150
Posted By bigd1101
Re: Should I pass on this A? Or would I miss out on something?

Agree 100%.....here is a good write up on "survivor cars". https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/car-collectors-corner-survivor-car-or-not/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,150
Posted By bigd1101
Re: Should I pass on this A? Or would I miss out on something?

After years of buying and selling old cars and trucks and restoring one (my first old car) a 1956 Plymouth Belvedere, in 1973, I swore I would never do that again. I found that unless the car is rare...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,067
Posted By bigd1101
Re: Dip stick use question

I'm using Delo 400 15-40w. I add a little zinc substitute for giggles.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,067
Posted By bigd1101
Re: Dip stick use question

Very good to know.....thanks~
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,067
Posted By bigd1101
Re: Dip stick use question

Hi Brent, I did some searching on an old Barn thread and sure enough, the stick has to be squeezed at the handle and inserted fully as you say to get the correct read. I also read that the A's are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,067
Posted By bigd1101
Re: Dip stick use question

Hi Joe, not sure what you mean. So to "read" the actual oil level I need to squeeze the handle together and insert the stick? Like I said, if I leave it loose, oil is ejected out the hole. I thought...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,067
Posted By bigd1101
Re: Dip stick use question

Oh, and an update on my overheating saga. New radiator (Brassworks), new high compression head (the original was cracked), new water pump, tuned up the car, timing, etc....etc.....etc.....


Took...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,067
Posted By bigd1101
Dip stick use question

This may be obvious, but I just wanted to make sure. On my 1928 the dipstick (I'm assuming) rests on the short part of the stick resting on the block, to check the oil level and then you squeeze it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By bigd1101
Re: No spark after nEw head replacement

Well.....looks like I had the GAV too closed up and I had set the idle way too slow. I did re-time her, cleaned the plugs, backed the ignition cable back a tad as I think I had it too tight in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By bigd1101
No spark after nEw head replacement

Put the new head on, ran the car, re-torqued the following day. Ran the car started fine, ran her for an hour at idle, then revved her up about two times and she dies. Won't start now. Getting gas,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By bigd1101
Re: 28 window props?

I'll have to look..........
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By bigd1101
Re: 28 window props?

I can't seem to get a good grip on those. I suppose it's irrelevant anyway, being an open car as there is plenty of air rushing in without the windshield tilted open. No biggie. I looked at a few...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By bigd1101
28 window props?

On the 1928 Phaeton, there are no windshield prop outs, or at least, I don't see where there were any. How do you hold the windshield open? No funny stuff folks.......:D


Don
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,713
Posted By bigd1101
Re: Locating dimple on timing gear

This is why the dimple is used to set the timing. It's really not that complicated although with so many cooks in this broth here, and we all have our own methods in dealing with our cars, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,713
Posted By bigd1101
Re: Locating dimple on timing gear

Take out some spark plugs, put the car in neutral and turn the engine by hand with the fan or better yet, the belt. Yeah, yeah, yeah.........a no no in some circles but honestly, if your fan is not...
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