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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,599
Posted By CarlG
Re: Radial Tires

Off topic, but here goes
Headliner is not original in a pickup. Mine had headliner in it when I bought it, but it was pretty much rotten, so I took it out. My pickup is the late '31 with the steel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,599
Posted By CarlG
Re: Radial Tires

Best picture I have showing the wheels/tires mounted. (My avatar has 475 Firestones)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By CarlG
Re: Side Mirror Installation Tips Needed

Funny thing is that I had to use longer set screws on mine. Oh, and the tool that I got from the vendors worked perfectly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By CarlG
Re: One Piece Hood Prop

Snyder’s has several variations.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By CarlG
Re: Speedometer Repair

Send it to one of the “professionals”. There are several that do good jobs at reasonable prices.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,552
Posted By CarlG
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

I use Rotella 15w40 in my engine. In Alaska's colder climate I don't think the 15 is too thin as it would be in a much warmer Alabama.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,511
Posted By CarlG
Re: Trailering tips for protection

Here's a picture of how my friend did his. This was probably a 600 mile trip, about 100 of that was on an unpaved mountainous road.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,013
Posted By CarlG
Re: Bouncey Car Needs Shocks

X2 on what Alex said.

See his thread https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=270370
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By CarlG
Re: Pics of KD tube shock installation

Thanks Alex for not only the pictures but the descriptions to go along with it. Wish I had this to refer to when I installed mine several years ago.

In your post #3, you mentioned using the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By CarlG
Re: Starter Foot pain

I fixed that situation by removing the "button" accelerator and replacing it with a pedal I bought on eBay for a mid '60s Mustang and modified it to fit on the shaft in it's place. It actually looks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 917
Posted By CarlG
Re: Starter Foot pain

I had the same problem, even though I was wearing boots. I now have a key start in my pickup.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By CarlG
Re: Snyders or Randy Gross for rear brake rebuild.

I sent Randy "everything from the backing plates out". He sent me back what looked to me like "everything brand new". (including new cast drums). He did say that he had to replace one of my backing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By CarlG
Re: Zero Grease Fitting Replacement

As others have said, like removing a tooth - vice grips and rock it back and forth while pulling.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,993
Posted By CarlG
Re: T-5 5 speed trans VS Mitchell overdrive

I have not had or even driven the T5 or a Mitchell. I do have the F150 Tremec transmission. Mine was a complete bolt in kit with no modifications to the vehicle. Fairly easy install. Essentially...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,768
Posted By CarlG
Re: hidden radio ideas or just slighty out of sight. wood hide door?

My wife plays music on her iPhone to her Bluetooth hearing aids.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By CarlG
Re: Parasitic draw at turn signal on column

All the more reason to suspect that you have power going to the P (pilot.)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,599
Posted By CarlG
Re: Radial Tires

I have the Excelsior 550R19 tires on my pickup. They fit the spare wheel well much better than the 475-19 Firestone I had previously.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By CarlG
Re: Aristocrat dash swap

I would like to find a 31 Aristocrat (round speedometer). They seem to be as scarce as hen's teeth.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By CarlG
Re: Fan Belt Squeak

I have used all of the above, except the sanding. Nothing seemed to work except putting a new belt on. I'll have to try the sanding next time. Oh, I did (do) have the cogged belt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 802
Posted By CarlG
Re: Anyone use a TomTom gps?

I hardwired a USB port in my pickup and plug my Garmin Nuvi into that. I have that port switched so it comes on automatically when I turn on my ignition.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By CarlG
Re: Rubber mounting the muffler

Same with my pickup.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By CarlG
Re: Hubs for new cast drums

I sent everything from the backing plates out to Randy Gross. What I got back looked like Brand New stuff.

If you are worried about time, Dont! My new stuff was back to me in about a week or 10...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By CarlG
Re: Smaller wheels for transport?

Back in "the day", I let the air out of the rear tires on my AA 280A in order to get it in my Dad's garage. He was rather pissed since we only had a hand pump to re-inflate them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,599
Posted By CarlG
Re: What’s this Box???

Looks like there is a fuse missing right at the top of the box.

Definitely an aftermarket add-on.
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