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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
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Re: Thought I had it!

The above comments are all good. Also make sure you have the spark lever about half way down after you start the car. I’ve forgotten to do that myself.

The previous owner of my car told me his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Re: NO starter? NO hill? Here's "Plan C" in 45 seconds

Some of us (me included) are at that age where itís easy to forget.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,547
Re: You Tube Roadster Body Rebuild Series; from the Subrails Up!

Been following your video’s because I have a 30 Roadster project. Very impressed with your work.

Two questions:

1. Did you build a special table to rest the body on?

2. The body looks very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,024
Re: Upcoming swap meets

Glad to see that the Long Beach Model T Club has scheduled its Swap Meet (lots of Model A parts also) for July 17 (
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Re: Open Car Question

You may be thinking of what Classtique ( https://www.classtiqueupholstery.com/images/PDF/2021/1928_to_31_Open_Car.pdf ) calls:

Door Protector Pad Set

This pad is laid over the top edge of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,005
Re: Muffler Question

Donít know about the quality of their mufflers, but I always remember the Midas commercial with thrifty New Englander in a Model A taking advantage of the Midas lifetime guarantee.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Re: '32 style gas tank on a Model A

So Cal Speed Shop is back in business: https://www.est1946.com/about-us.aspx

There also a good article in Hot Rod Magazine: https://www.hotrod.com/articles/cal-speed-shop-back-new-owners/

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,615
Re: Model B Distributor in a Model A

Keep it. You might need it in another 35 years. 😇

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Re: '32 style gas tank on a Model A

Speedway has a 32 gas tank for a Model A. I believe Brookville has one in their catalog but I’m not sure they have it on their online store, you may have to call. There is an outfit in Oregon that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,638
Re: Starter not quite up to the task after rebuild

Iíd leave the battery on the charger longer than over night, sometimes it helps to leave it for 24 to 48 hours at the lowest charging. Invest in a battery tester or take it to parts store.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,891
Re: Smart Signals -- Great product!

Have you tried Batteries Plus Bulbs? There are two stores listed in Portland. They have all types of batteries and they replace batteries for cellphones and other electronics. Maybe they can provide...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,330
Re: Battery Issue for a new owner

Welcome to the “club”. The “yeah I’m dumb” club that is.

When I put the car in the garage I always shut off the gas valve and let the carburetor run dry until the car dies. One day I forgot to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Re: Log on help.


Iím having the same problem with my iPhone. Although Iím automatically logged into Ford Barn (FB) on my desktop computer, my Laptop and my iPad, I have to log in every time I visit FB...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 78,927
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

I would like to see videos of what people have built with the new Engine Kit. it would also be great to her them run.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,714
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

It is sold by Secrets of Speed:


Looks like their next delivery is scheduled for September 2021.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,908
Re: Engine question


The form I filled out indicates $3,500 for the block kit plus $300 for the fully machined 30 lb. flywheel, or $3,800 plus tax and shipping for the next shipment in August (?). It was stated...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,908
Re: Engine question

The $3,900 includes the optional lightened flywheel.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 01:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 947
Re: Fender cover

California Car Cover sells fender covers (https://www.calcarcover.com/search/Fender%20cover)

I think you can get one with a Ford Logo if that is important to you.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,812
Re: Help!!!

I think heís been working on your post for the last 15 days. 😇

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Re: Engine block cleaning question

Cascade with Dawn will work, but I believe Dawn Dish Soap by itself is the best for cutting grease.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Re: modern point set follow-up

It would have been more consistent to update your original thread instead of starting a new one.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,989
Re: Batt. Supercharger

There is a Patent Number on the ad. It’s too faint to read but maybe the book will show it. You can look up the patent and it will tell you how it works and what the components are.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Re: Oh happy days

Ok, now tell us how it went and what you got.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Re: Charging 6 volt Battery

According to the instruction manual for my Schumacher maintainer, that is the correct way to charge a battery in a negative ground car. I didnít realize that until I read the manual recently.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 883
Re: Alternatives to the spring-loaded LT connection at distributor?


If you remember that, youíre a real old timer!

Alexiskai0 has a good video On YouTube where he demonstrates how the cable fits in. It looks like you could leave the distributor body off...
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