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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,428
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Re: Model "A" Era Accessories

So what are the more fun or interesting accessories that are readily available today?

I saw that there are repro rainbow caps, but I can't seem to find any photos of what they look like in action...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,428
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Re: Model "A" Era Accessories

@Bob Bidonde:

Is that rear luggage rack one of the standard ones with the wood strips removed and painted black? The one that came with my A has rust pits in the chrome, and that might be a good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Re: Rainy Day Thought

While I'm sure that a proper restoration would help, for me it's a matter of height. Even at 5'10", my eye-line settles at the top of the window. So the area cleaned by the wiper is too small, too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,256
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Re: Logolites opinions

The tactic I've employed is to look at the passenger side edge of the road when another car passes on the other side of the road. It's not just LEDs that can cause a problem, but simply going from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Rainy Day Thought

Vacuum-powered wipers should have "For Entertainment Purposes Only" printed on them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,405
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Re: Front Tool Box

I love the side toolbox and am totally envious.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,805
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Re: Model A Brake Lights

@JohnLaVoy Where'd you pick this up from? I'd love to take a look. Was it 6V?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,157
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Re: Interesting Comments about you Ride

I'm always surprised at the number of "What year do you think that is?" "1940s?" conversations I overhear around my 29 Tudor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Re: No Compression in 3 & 4 Cylinders

Is there a particular recommended anti-seize for the replacement studs?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Re: No Compression in 3 & 4 Cylinders

At the risk of starting an argument here, what is the current best-recommended gasket and the best place to buy it from? I see mentions of a Best GraphTite?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Re: No Compression in 3 & 4 Cylinders

I ordered the premium gasket via Snyders (https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/ProductDetail/A-6051-M_PREMIUM-HEAD-GASKET-28-31?fromCategory=SearchByKeyword). The one with the "solid steel core...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Re: No Compression in 3 & 4 Cylinders

While I'm thinking ahead, I was able to get all of the studs out and will be replacing them with new grade 5 studs and grade 8 nuts. Is anti-seize something put on the studs when installing? Also,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Re: No Compression in 3 & 4 Cylinders

Sorry about the delay here, but between work and my hesitation doing this for the first time made the process of removing the head a very slow process.

But I did it! And I think I may have found...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By SimplyCosmic
No Compression in 3 & 4 Cylinders

Purchased a 1929 Tudor in May and have been replacing worn our parts over the summer. I am very much a minimal shade-tree mechanic, but I've been able to do a surprising amount of work on the A,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,329
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Re: Radiator fill question

Another option might be disposable wood coffee stirrers to act like a dipstick.

Amazon has them for around $3 per 1000 (https://www.amazon.com/Royal-Count-Coffee-Beverage-Stirrers/dp/B001FVPAOE/)....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,573
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Re: National meet Dearborn

I also took some photos of a few of the Model As I encountered in the parking lot.

Click on the image to see the full gallery.

https://i.imgur.com/aQOh1jA.jpg (https://imgur.com/a/ffYfMDt)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,573
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Re: National meet Dearborn

I stopped by the hotel on Sunday to pick up a radiator from Berg on my way back to Ohio.

Mike's setup in the hall there was the one thing that made me wish I could stay for Tuesday. It was clear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,209
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Re: Original Price?

I keep wanting to mock up a fake modern "dealer window sticker" for my Model A for when I take it down to the local car meets.

I need to figure out what features to list (eg, "4-wheel drum...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,904
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Re: Take a gander at this.

That is such a wild aircraft.

I found a video of one in flight here (https://youtu.be/fKUwdF17HNQ?t=808).

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Re: Early 29 vs Late 29 Radiator Design?

To confirm, given a choice between the two, the wider inlet would be the better performer. Correct?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Early 29 vs Late 29 Radiator Design?

Looking through the Brassworks radiator replacement options, I noticed they offer both an "OEM" and "Late 29" option with the primary difference being a wide-mouth water inlet port versus a thin...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,219
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Re: Engine Splash Pan Installation Documentation?

I appreciate the link, though that thread is more about the benefits of having them installed versus the actual installation.



On the side with the four holes, does that attach to the bottom of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,219
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Engine Splash Pan Installation Documentation?

My new-to-me Model A didn't come with engine splash pans and I am looking to correct that to help with cooling.

So far I haven't been able to find any documentation on exactly how they're...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,069
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Re: Snyders On-Line Ordering

This is a more recent update involving a large site-overhaul.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,811
Posted By SimplyCosmic
Re: Tool recommendations for these plugs?

April, as far as I can tell.
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