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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By bdtutton
Re: Model A hot water heater installation

The thermostat is in the upper hose by the radiator neck. The water inlet has a special pick up to help direct water into the heater. There seems to be plenty of water circulating through the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Model A hot water heater installation

In the upper right of the third picture it shows where the hot water lines run through the firewall.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Model A hot water heater installation

Hello,
My cooling system works well and I have a firewall insulator on my car so I run a nice warm 180 degree thermostat year round. The engine can run warm and efficient without cooking the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By bdtutton
Model A hot water heater installation

Hello all,
I purchased a brand new A-18480 (6v) hot water heater for my 1930 Tudor from Snyder's Antique Auto Parts. It seemed to be a good heater with a really interesting variable speed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,326
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Radial sway

I have a 1930 Tudor that had bias ply Firestone tires on for years. Last year I put a set of American Classic Tubed Radial Whitewalls (Made in USA) on my car and have put 5000 miles on the car in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,147
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Hot water heater will not fit

I talked to Snyder's today and they said no-one there had ever put one in themselves, but they have talked to several customers that had. It sounded like most had been installed in the Fordor model...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,147
Posted By bdtutton
Hot water heater will not fit

Hello,
I just purchased a brand new A-18480 hot water heater for my 1930 Tudor from Snyder's Antique Auto Parts. It seems to be a great heater, but I can not figure out how to make it fit in my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By bdtutton
Fuel Valve Leak Around Threads

Hello,
I have a 1930 Tudor and i decided to replace the fuel valve because it was leaking a little and the inside of the car smelled like gasoline. I replaced the valve with a nice new one. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,931
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Timken front wheel bearings good source

I bought a set of Timken bearings from Bratton's for the front wheels of my Tudor. The bearings were marked Made In USA and seemed to be of the exceptional quality i would expect from bearings made...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,316
Posted By bdtutton
Save it or drive it

Hello,
I have a 1930 Tudor that is really nice and mostly original except for a few safety modifications (seat belts, LED light bulbs, turn signals, electric wiper...etc) that I drive about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Head Gasket

I had rust around all my bolts through the head and it was almost impossible to move so I finally decided to buy a head puller and it was more than worth the money. It still was not easy, but I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,778
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Taking the plunge into Model A ownership!

I think the parameter I would look at is WHY you want to be involved with old cars. Are you looking for a project to restore because you love bringing vehicles back to life or do you just want to...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-07-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By bdtutton
Re: 1915 touring car height with top up

Thank you for the feedback....my garage door clearance is about 78 inches so my 1930 Tudor gets in and out, but a 1915 Touring car would not fit without lowering the top. The problem I have is that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Accessory fuse panel

I guess I did forget to mention that I do have a very nice touring alternator that puts out plenty of power to drive the accessories I plan to add. I am concerned about the amp meter though because...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By bdtutton
Accessory fuse panel

Hello,
I am thinking of adding an accessory fuse panel to my 6 V model A to accommodate the additional accessories I plan to add to the car. When I purchased the car it already had turn signals...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By bdtutton
6v backup lights

Hello,
I was just wondering if there are any optional back up light kits for a model A with a 6v system. I know I could build one fairly easy by purchasing some standard 12 V clear lens lights...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By bdtutton
6v driving lights

Hello,
The days are starting to get shorter here in Michigan and it wonít be long and Iíll be doing a lot more night driving and trying to avoid deer. I have a 6 V system and Iíve converted my...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-24-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By bdtutton
1915 touring car height with top up

Hello,
I have been looking at 1914 and 1915 model T touring cars and every time I see one with the top up I wonder if it will fit in my garage because of the height. It seems that every time I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By bdtutton
Best 6V battery

It has been a long time since I purchased a 6V battery and my car and tractor are both turning over kind of slow lately. I was wondering what battery brand people are most happy with. I am OK...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By bdtutton
New Front Wheel Bearings

Hello,
First I would like to thank all the great people that answer questions on this forum. I don't personally know any other people in my area with Model As.

When I bought my 1930...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By bdtutton
Hidden Safety Features

I am so happy to be part of this forum...so many people have come up with great ideas to help me keep my Model A running like a champ!!!

I am trying to keep my 1930 Tudor looking like it did...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,703
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Lighting for speedometer and gas gauge

I was the one that originally started this thread. Per the instructions in this thread, I replaced the 6v bulb with a 12v bulb and the light is bright enough to light the speedometer, but is not so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,511
Posted By bdtutton
Re: What Defines Over-Revving The Model A's Engine

I have a 1930 Tudor and it cruises nicely until about 50-52 MPH. As I exceed those speeds the noise and vibration greatly increase. I am not sure if I have the original 3.78 gears or if they have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,450
Posted By bdtutton
3.27 Ring and Pinion

My 1930 Tudor has rear storage compartments (A Basement) under the rear floorboards. They are great for storage, but are very close to the driveshaft, making it impossible to install a Mitchell...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,703
Posted By bdtutton
Lighting for speedometer and gas gauge

Is there a way to backlight the speedometer and/or gas gauge? When I turn on the dash light it is distracting because it reflects off the windows at night and is even worse if it is raining. Does...
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