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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,225
Posted By 400A-64
Re: O.T. Where were you 50 years ago today? 11/22/63.

I was in an attic installing telephone service when I heard the Lady of the house scream!! I came out of the attic to see what was the problem. The Lady was crying and shaking ...unable to stand. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,176
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,398
Posted By 400A-64
Re: American Flags on Model A Bumpers - Safety?

I sometimes in a parade run a 3x5 American flag on the front and a 3x5 "76" flag on the rear!! Military guys snap to and salute. It sure makes you proud!
Bruce Davis
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,206
Posted By 400A-64
Re: California Y.O.M. license plates

!930 California plates were over produced because of the depression. More plates less cars. 1931 California plates had a reduced production...still lower automobile production. That means that '31...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,099
Posted By 400A-64
Re: Bend OR who's attending?

I'm sorry to say that I had to cancel. My wife suffered a major heart attack, Aug 10th. She is home now but will need all the care that I can give her.
Bruce Davis
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,897
Posted By 400A-64
Re: Mitchell transmission experiences

When I had had the Diff out for another reason...I took the Mitchell OD back to them , to check it out. With many years and almost 90 thousand miles on it, it was worth the piece of mind. They...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,419
Posted By 400A-64
Re: Weber Carb conversion

I have had one on my car for several years. It is smooth, more efficient in the first stage than a Zenith or Tillotson and when travelling up I-80 over the Sierra's the second stage gets me around...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,212
Posted By 400A-64
Re: Axle Crack?

When rebuilding a rear end MAGNA FLUX the axles. You can't always see a crack. The piece of mind is well worth the effort!!!
Bruce Davis
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,287
Posted By 400A-64
Re: Muffler shield under the floor boards???

I use sheet asbestos, about 1/8 inch thick. I screwed it to the floor boards under the passenger side... sprayed with high temp black. Works GREAT!! Others have used asbestos siding (double...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,201
Posted By 400A-64
Re: Manifold cooker

I have used aluminum fashioned into a boat shape and wired to the manifold...worked for me!!
Bruce Davis
a400usa@nccn.net
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,815
Posted By 400A-64
Re: 39` Ford Transmission

You are absolutely correct, Marc.....However many of us enjoy different levels of driving pleasure. You might be surprised of how many folks have one or two modifications to enhance there driving...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,815
Posted By 400A-64
Re: 39` Ford Transmission

I have a '39 transmission AND a Mitchell Overdrive ( about 90,000 miles). It is a dream on the highway and a joy to drive here in the Sierra foothills of California. Smooth shifts and Lower engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,315
Posted By 400A-64
Re: Help with a barn find

Years ago when I bought an "A" that had no papers..... I told DMV that I built it from parts...CHP stamped it with a seal and was licensed as a 1970 Special Construction.
The fee was a 1970...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 38,268
Posted By 400A-64
Re: Farmer fixes

This is not a farmer fix, but "Get the job done NOW".

On the World tour(1982) I broke an axle in Syria!! We had everything to do the job EXCEPT JACK STANDS !! WE gathered rocks, Set the wheels on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,856
Posted By 400A-64
Re: Ok, I'm in! MAFCA NW regional meet in Bend, OR

I'll be there....depending on my wife's health. I am registered....A400-64 on my California plate
Bruce
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,584
Posted By 400A-64
Re: Hi All

Hi Mark, Contact Bill Laughlin (Sagebrush Chapter) at 775-588-6793. He is the chapter contact and could help you with a near-by person to answer your questions.
Bruce Davis
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,636
Posted By 400A-64
Re: Gold plated Model A for sale

There was a look a like (30/31) at the N.Calif. Round-Up in Pleasanton a few weeks ago..................UGLY !!!!
Bruce
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,626
Posted By 400A-64
Re: red grow sport coupe

Red Grows car "Betsy" was an inspiration in it's time. It drove many people to do their best in restoring their car. In the need for more information to do a better job...the Judging Standards...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By 400A-64
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,836
Posted By 400A-64
Re: fuel pressure to Model B carb?

To pump fuel from the rear tank to the front tank, I used a regulator set at 2lbs on o zenith or tillotson.... I don't remember. We all had additional tanks on the World Tour.
Bruce Davis...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,590
Posted By 400A-64
Re: When did full-blown Model A restoration begin?

Peters.....But I do belong to the A400 Group???:rolleyes:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,590
Posted By 400A-64
Thumbs up Re: When did full-blown Model A restoration begin?

:D:);)I believe it started when two people argued as to what is factory correct and also when someone offered a trophy!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,212
Posted By 400A-64
Re: Axle Crack?

How about in the desert of Syria??? that's where mine broke because I did NOT have it magnafluxed in preparation for the World Tour.
Bruce Davis a400usa@nccn.net
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,701
Posted By 400A-64
Re: rattle, rattle - steering column.....

The rattle at certain speed is likely the horn wire slapping against the inside of the horn rod. the OLD wire sheath hardens over the years and bangs ....The NEW wire is of a plastic(modern) type of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,168
Posted By 400A-64
Re: Had a guy try to sell me this today

That Sedan is a 160-A ( Standard Sedan ) it would be mfg about May or later. Standard Sedans had NO Cowl lights, the Dome light was ROUND and mounted in the middle over the back of the front seat....
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