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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 55,811
Posted By roadster31
Re: Who Can Diagnose THIS Total Mystery? Win A Prize?

OK, MR. Gnat made me remember a problem I had a long time ago; Is it possible the upper dist. plate is warn or too small to fit closely? I had one that when warm or just vibration would move it and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,509
Posted By roadster31
Re: Animal problem

The small red squirrels are the worst ofenders, when I moved to the woods they were chewing everything. It wasn't good enough th sit on the bird feeder and eat sunflower seeds they chewed a hole...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 81,329
Posted By roadster31
Re: 30 ROADSTER -A hot rod in 1956 - Time for a refersh in 2012

Fop, If I win the lottery you'd better clear the shop (I guess I'd have to buy a ticket) I'll bring down a flat fendered Power Wagon, have you cut it down the middle to widen it by a foot to make it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,096
Posted By roadster31
Re: 40 Coupe rollover, are you covered?

I checked with my State Farm agent about trailers, antique autos, boats, bikes, etc. everything is covered! buy a Model A, Harley, boat or anything you will insure with the company; it's automatic...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,687
Posted By roadster31
Re: Cylinder Head Chisel?

Tom, I don't believe for a second you would drive that between the head and block of your Model A. But, yep that's a floor chisel! the floor chisel and concrete chisel are (I believe) are one and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,659
Posted By roadster31
Re: Model A Ford tackles Smugglers Notch

Thanks for the link, looks like a trip through the Santa Cruse Mtns. only peaceful. Makes me think I should go east next roadtrip. Regards, E LaBrash
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,952
Posted By roadster31
Re: grundy alert

I have had State Farm for 40+ years, they have insured my boats, cars, Model A's, motorcyles, and home; no restrictions on anything and reasonable. Regards, E LaBrash
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,112
Posted By roadster31
Re: Bill Williamson Wife .....

Bill, I am sorry to read of your loss; My wife Betty passed away from early onset AD last year, so I have some idea what the family is going through. After the pain of your loss and roll of caregiver...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,261
Posted By roadster31
Re: Babbit supplier

Lawrie, I get mine from Purity Castings in B C Canada; the last time I got 50 pounds it was $300 + to get it from BC to SE Minnesota. I use their #11 and never had a problem with failure. I think you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,835
Posted By roadster31
Re: Is There a Historian in the House?

About 25 years ago My wife and I deciade to buy a Model A, I had one we drove around in High School and had many fond memories. We moved to the "burbs" in the woods with our Model A and family I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,706
Posted By roadster31
Re: Reinforced Mains

Kurt, just keep on tinkerin' I doubt if it will work but don't let that stop you. the nay-sayers have shown up throught history. There was one when the first steam engine was unveiled. He said "ha,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,616
Posted By roadster31
Re: Model "A" Sabotage of Yesteryear

A friend of mine from far northern Minnesota was one of nine children of a pulp-wood cutter. the family had a very cranky old man for a neighbor that always tried to make their lives misrable, so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,073
Posted By roadster31
Re: Cleaing out a Model A gas tank

Send it to Brent; he did one for me, it looks brand new inside and out! well worth the $$$ --- gas tank, not a spot to pinch pennies. EL
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,214
Posted By roadster31
Re: Emergency Landing 30 Roadster

Model A's are wonderful cars; there is nothing like starting out, looking down the hood hearing the slight gear noise in 1st and second. Take her for a ride and no one sees you but have it quit and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,469
Posted By roadster31
Re: Model A color revisited

Thank you Russ, I don't think I have ever seen a good representation of the color but it sure looks great on Marco's site. That might be my computer monitor showing it's version, every once in a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,469
Posted By roadster31
Re: Model A color revisited

OK thanks for the info guys, I am going to try thorn brown on a piece of sheet metal, might try some Brewster Green same time. EL
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,469
Posted By roadster31
Model A color revisited

Good morning! I am still in the process of trying to pick a late 31 Standard Roadster color, I've narrowed the choices to Black, Brewster green, Dark Ford Maroon, when my lady walked behind me, poked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,961
Posted By roadster31
Re: Roadster in the rain

Purdy, nice 30 roadster. I've had two of them, there is something about a nice roadster -- fun to drive or just sit and look at. I'm working on a late 31 right now that I hope to get on the road this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,011
Posted By roadster31
Re: 30's Ford Motorcycle...?

Nope, it was Illinois. Google; Ford Garage V8 60 hp Ford Motorcycle. I have 6 of the 60hp engines in my shop, they are kind of a novelty, you can pick them up and put them on the shelf without a lift...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,011
Posted By roadster31
Re: 30's Ford Motorcycle...?

There is a company in (I think) Minnesota that makes motorcycles with 60 hp flathead Ford engines. They are works of art, not the homemade looking one in the photo. I'll see if I can find the company...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,516
Posted By roadster31
Re: To Babbit or Not To Babbit vs Inserted??

I have the KRW setup for Model A's, I have done quite a few engines all are still on the road. I use the KRW line boring bar to within .010 of the crank, take it to the local machine shop to have him...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By roadster31
Re: generator troubles

OK thanks guys, I guess I'll go to the TC Model A club and ask a few questions, Later, EL
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By roadster31
generator troubles

I have restored a couple of Model A's and a Model T roadster; it is embarassing to me to have someone look under the hood of my nicely restored "A" and see an alternator -- every other nut and bolt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,577
Posted By roadster31
Re: Another way to find a Model A

Some times I think we get a little bit of help; I never used to believe in that sort of thing. My wife was in the first stage of "early onset" Alzheimer's disease, we were heading home with our 30...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2011, 01:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,400
Posted By roadster31
Re: Camshaft Timing gears with "dimple" in wrong place

Yes, a friend asked me to tune up his Model A. I thought it would be a short job of an hour or two; I ended up pulling the head to put a dial indicator to the piston to find TDC and rechecked the...
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