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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 871
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Do You Guys Constantly Re-touch Wheel Spokes?

I fill my lug wrench, socket, hand crank with newspaper and dip it in rubber handle dip about 5"-6" 3-4 times and let it dry. cut end open with a utility knife but leave the leading edge covered,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Model A Horn Wiring

On a stock '30 A shell the horn conduit hole is 6 3/4" center to center below the headlight conduit hole and 1/2" from the rear edge of the shell where the hood rests. The hole diameter is 3/4" with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: 7/16-27 motometer nuts

Please ad me to your list for three. Thanks, raybeards@coxnet
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,018
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

I neglected to include the cost of my Sears rebuilt engine in 1964, it was $125 for a short block.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Your local club's best tours?

I was tour director of our club some 20 years ago and had a couple mystery tours. The first one I told everyone to bring a pair of heavy sox--we went to a roller skating rink. The second tour I told...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Remove/Replace Headlight Reflector

A little closer look will reveal that at the 3 & 9 o'clock positions are small tabs at the front edge of the bucket that hold the reflector in, The reflector should just slide off the bulb socket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Interesting AA I saw this weekend

The Campo R/R Museum just celebrated the 100 anniversary of the SD &AE this weekend. Our club & a1000 other people helped. The western 1/2 is open & being used by companies In Mexico for freight and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Oil pressure . . . normal?

Yes, that is normal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,018
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

In 1964 I put a Sears rebuilt engine in my '30 fordor. A short time later I had to redo the valves as they had not set them right. It came out of the Los Angeles store.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Original coils. Can they be rebuilt?

Some years ago Jack Simmons in our San Diego club switched out the innards of a slant coil with a new coil, messy but it worked & you couldn't"t tellfrm the outside.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: 68B Cabriolet Seat Frame

I bought new seat springs & wood from Snyders. Before doing so I sat on one of their seats and it was way to firm, so called Snyders & talked to their seat making guy and he said he could use softer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Roy Nacewicz bolts

Just read an update thread over on Early V8 site, Roy Nacewicz hardware is now open for business as of today.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Sea foam

I've been using Seafoom for years, I buy it in the gallon size, much cheaper. Works great. Even in the motorhome that sits 3-4 months at a time. I run the motor & generator long enough to draw it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Horn/headlight switch issue

The center spring contact on the harness contact plate is the hot wire to the horn. It goes up through the top rotating plate of the light switch and sometimes contacts the surrounding metal. A short...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,381
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: The great American race

Actually, "The Great Race is timed rally, obeying all the speed laws. The goal of each day's run is to duplicate a preset route with specific directions & secret check points. The goal is to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Bud Vase bracket

With a little bit of practice & adjusting I made paper template to build brackets. Once you figure out the right curve for the horizontal piece transfer it to the sheet metal & pop rivet it to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Fan cracked!!

I've had good luck welding all the cracks on the hub and then tacked the back edge of the pully too. I check them form time to time & all is well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,813
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

1963, new to me '30 fordor. Backing down a long, straight hill, my brakes wouldn't hold it. Ended up swerving into a pine tree at 30 mph, seat brackets broke & I ended up the back seat. Wrapped the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: No nut manifold clamp

I went the other way, dropped the bolts into one side of the clamp & braised the heads to the clamp, works great, didn't have to buy a new clamp. Then I aligned them to fit the other 1/2. seems like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,956
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Can the TDC pin be off by 90 Degrees?

I had an engine 40 years ago that had a timing gear with the timing pin hole 180" off from where it should have been, manufactured that way. Took me a while to figure it out, finally set engine at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,256
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Railroad Inspection Car

The Southwest Railroad Museum in Campo, California has a speeder with a Model A engine in it. We rebuilt about 25 years ago for them. The are on the San Diego & Arizona Eastern railroad Line built by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: 68c rear bumper bra kets

I believe they use the same ones as coupes & roadsters.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 900
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Model-A Day @ Gilmore - Roll Call (Who's going?)

We are heading there , leaving Saturday . Ray in La Mesa. (San Diego, Ca.)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Aristocrat dash swap

Type in "Vintage Dunn Aristocrat Model A dash" on ebay, they both have come up occasionally there.
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