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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By GPierce
Re: Data plate rivet holes don't line up

The plate I bought from Berts lined up perfectly.
https://modelastore.com/index.php?route=product/search&search=Patent%20plate&category_id=0
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,079
Posted By GPierce
Re: Gear ratio

I am running a stock engine in a 31 CCPU with a 3.54 in West Tennessee. Pulls the hills fine and will run 50 to 55 if I want to.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,079
Posted By GPierce
Re: Gear ratio

What rear end do you have?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By GPierce
Re: Trailer

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,645
Posted By GPierce
Re: Failing gas tank sealant

There are various reasons why airplanes cannot use ethanol adulterated fuel.
The ethanol dissolves the resin in some composite fuel tanks. Fuel systems are not sealed like modern automotive fuel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By GPierce
Re: Trailer

16í aluminum trailer. Tie down rings on the front and back with low angle to the floor. I have a tool box in front of the bumper between the tie down rings. Trailer plus Model A = 3200#. As it sits...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,686
Posted By GPierce
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

We were more than nervous. My wife was watching the right side and telling me I was too close and I was trying to see the center line. Somewhat scared defines it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,686
Posted By GPierce
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

The entrance to Zion National Park has an unlit, 1.1 mile tunnel. My headlights failed just as I entered it this past Wednesday in my A. I was driving slow so I lost sight of the car ahead of me. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By GPierce
Re: Resonant Rattle

My choke rod was vibrating against the throttle rod at 35 and 45 mph and when the engine decelerated during shifting. Noticed a shiny spot on the choke rod. Immediately recognized it be the source...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By GPierce
Re: I need the proper names of parts I need for my pickup

Go through Snyder’s and Brattons catalogs. Look at the pictures to indentify what you need. You will find the nomenclature and the part numbers. I had the same problem. It worked for me. Talk to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,053
Posted By GPierce
Re: Marvel's Mystery Oil

Here is what is in Marvel Mystery Oil

https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfImages/55/55144540-9f29-4eb8-84f6-946f582de009.pdf

Distillates, petroleum, hydrotreated heavy naphthenic
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By GPierce
Re: Elkins, West Virginia

Nick, When you get to Cass be sure to get the machine shop, restoration and whatís left of the mill tour. Lots of background information on the Shay engines they have operational and under...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,274
Posted By GPierce
Re: Snyders or Randy Gross for rear brake rebuild.

You cannot go wrong with Randy Gross and his great customer service.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By GPierce
Re: Elkins, West Virginia

Absolutely and enjoyed the ride. Learned about switch backs and gear driven drive wheels.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,736
Posted By GPierce
Re: Mikes model A ford parts

Mike’s has always called me in that situation and asked me if wanted a partial shipment or wait until they can fulfill the whole order. They have always been great to work with.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By GPierce
Re: rear brake drums

I had the same problem with Randy’s supplied brakes. The axel key had slipped back preventing the drum from going all the way on. I had trial fit them without the key so the key location was suspect....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By GPierce
Re: Hubs for new cast drums

One of my hubs had welded studs. I had Randy replace it with an original when he installed new cast iron drums on my hubs, provided me with serviceable rear wheel bearings and bonded linings on my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,648
Posted By GPierce
Re: Junkyard Memories

Burying used oil was recommended years ago as a the proper way to dispose of it. The microorganisms in the soil would ear it.

In Kansas they sprayed waste crude oil from the sludge pits on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,238
Posted By GPierce
Re: The Great American Garage-pics

Pictures please Brent.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By GPierce
Brake Adjusting Wedges?

I purchased new brake adjusting wedges. I don't like the looks of them as the grooves are very shallow compared to a good old one. What do you gus think?


The wedge with the black threads is an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,995
Posted By GPierce
Re: Is this bearing reusable

I know the desire to use original parts but these won't get re-installed
Do all of the vendors get their rear wheel bearings from the same manufacturer?
I need a recommendation for purchasing two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By GPierce
Re: How much balancing beads

However the balancing arm on the beads is longer than the weights. The weights are on the rim and the beads are on the outside of the tires, a distance increase of about 4 inches.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By GPierce
Re: How much balancing beads

I used regular weights to get close then added 4oz. of Dynabeads. Works for me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,925
Posted By GPierce
Re: Worst Cars of All Time

This demonstrates why Time Magazine has been bankrupt more than once..
I learned a long time ago to never read an automotive article written by Dan Neil.
He is NOT a gear head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,336
Posted By GPierce
Re: LED Head Lamp Upgrade

I am 100% in agreement with Brentís comments on the LED lights.
I was chastised on here for using them because they said I couldnít focus them in a sharp line, they didnít meet the blah blah rules...
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