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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Re: Model A shocks

Are stipe shocks adjustable?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Model A Charging Conditions

Just wondering if I can keep the battery up under normal daylight driving conditions. At the cutout, I'm at 7.2 volts, at the battery I've got 6.9 volts, and at the Amp meter I'm reading 6.5 amps....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,821
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Re: Headlights?

Anyone have a part number and supplier for the direct replacement six volt halogen bulbs?
I would love to see what the difference would be.
Thanks gentlemen, I'm sucking up all this information
Tom
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,821
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Headlights?

purchased the new headlight reflectors from Brattons...90.00. Finally got the lights to adjust according to the way I interstand it.
You adjust the lights with the high beams I think....is the high...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Headlamps...

what is the focus screw actually doing? Trying to adjust my headlights as described in the book, but just before they make the shape needed, the screw comes loose should I try a longer screw..?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
1930 coupe radiator?

in need of a new radiator. What I'm looking for is someone who has replaced one and they were happy with the installation...looks ...and a model number and supplier. I don't want to just go on a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,832
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Re: Stuck Steering Wheel

Wow, I would have thought taking the horn rod off and then the nut would have made it a lot easier.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,628
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Re: Removing Broken Studs by Welding a Washer and Nut

Before the head bolt breaks, wouldn't it be wise to put a torch to heat it up first? If it creates a contraction on the bolt and a expansion on the head, it sounds like it would save a lot of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,264
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Re: Ethanol-free gas

Watch the cost go higher....remember, lead was an additive and when they removed it it cost us more . Ethanol is an additive that has cost us more and when they remove it will cost us even more!
Hat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,145
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Re: model a points shot?

I used to rebuild the Railroad Relays, and some contacts were of silver and some tungsten. I would have to get the alignment and the polishing down to the resistance would have to be on a dry contact...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,826
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Re: Driving Model A after hip replacement

On November the 14th I had my left leg knee replacement and I was concerned about being able to clutch, or get down and under the car. The key is to get all of the therapy you are entitled too. I am...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,822
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Re: 6 volt Battery Tender Plus

Tom you have me scared to death to leave the room with a battery charger on for any reason......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,145
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Re: model a points shot?

Nothing there to file on the one side....looks like it burned a hole !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,633
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Re: Cuban Model "A"

Elvis has left the Barn!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,226
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Re: Worried!

oldwoodsman, I bought the tester, says danger of freezing .....drained thre quarters of a gallon out and replaced it with straight stuff....also showed them the receipt, and the gave me a gallon of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,226
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Re: Worried!

I'm going out on a limb here, but I'd say it was priced wrong! Because I don't work on my own cars since the late seventies, (when children came) except for the model A. The garages always took care...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,681
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Re: Again

Sorry to hear this, prayers on the way. What's up with the leg....I never heard about the leg.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,226
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Re: Worried!

Ok, thanks....I never noticed the 50-50 before, I always bought the regular and put the gallon in and add the rest with water....I paid 23.00 dollars for it so I assumed it was what I used to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,226
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Re: Worried!

Thank you, I will stop running it! Yes I did add water....I figured one gallon of antifeeze and two gallons of water......should be fine. I later realized it was 50 percent.....I don't ever remember...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,226
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Worried!

I am worried about the A in my garage, I have a wyfi thermometer on the engine and a drop light with a 100w bulb and I'm reading 27 degrees. Last year I flushed the system but didn't realize I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,180
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Re: Bill Williamson is back !!

Welcome back Bill!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,382
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Re: Stainless Radiator Shell Polishing Hints and Experiences Request

Mine had some dents, hammered out and polished out using a five inch buffing wheel and Jewlers rouge you can't find where the dent was!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,284
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Re: Flushing sediment out of gas tank

Yes washing soda...thanks Tom....it's made by Arm& Hammer! To clean the rust out once it's drained, I removed the valve on bottom of the tank duct taped the half inh water pipe to the vacuum hose....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,284
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Re: Flushing sediment out of gas tank

I duct taped a half inch plastic water pipe about 2 feet long to the vacuum hose, cleaned out everything!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,284
Posted By Tom Cavallaro
Re: Flushing sediment out of gas tank

Thanks Tom, I did mean that...sorry for any confusion.
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