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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,238
Posted By Napa Skip
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,170
Posted By Napa Skip
Re: My side project

("Next you'll be traveling the country putting up Burma Shave signs..."

If you own,
Ford's Model A,
You ought to drive,
It every day.
Burma Shave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By Napa Skip
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,959
Posted By Napa Skip
Re: Aargh! Spiders!

I live in rural Napa county, surrounded by vineyards, most of which (Charles Krug, V. Sattui, Clos Du Val, etc.) use pretty benign pest control methods. Consequently, we have our share of wildlife...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By Napa Skip
Re: Test

Red lower body + black (?) upper body + straw wheels. N-I-C-E
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By Napa Skip
Re: My new 1930 Model A

Great looking car; enjoy. Also consider starting a journal. Doesn't have to be fancy, just a place to jot down tour notes, thoughts, maintenance items, to-do lists and the like.

And take lots of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By Napa Skip
Re: Parts for several makes including Model A and T's

She should have no problem getting rid of the parts in California and perhaps not in Idaho either (although it's been 35 years since I lived in Idaho). What the grandsons of a former Model A owner...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,162
Posted By Napa Skip
Re: timing gear?

Ever the contrarian...

1. I would try and determine why the current fiber gear teeth started to abrade (i.e., the tops of all teeth?; equal "wear" on all teeth?; etc.). In this regard, after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,888
Posted By Napa Skip
Re: My car started by itself

Another event for our next Model A gymkhana.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,193
Posted By Napa Skip
Re: New Guy Seeking Advice

General comment on "improvements" taken from problems experienced by various members in our club, both on tours and from club weekend work sessions to try and get some club-member's vehicles back on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,723
Posted By Napa Skip
Re: We have seen these here in Black and White

Sheeeesh! Come on; they're restaged photos. Everyone knows that prior to WWII the world was black and white...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,203
Posted By Napa Skip
Re: Explain why you chose your avatar ......

Our 1930 coupe (since February 1977); my wife Jean (since February 1965) and me at Napa County July 4th parade a couple of years ago. Avatar pretty much says it all. (February is a good month.)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,430
Posted By Napa Skip
Re: Mounting Tires

When you're done, keep the blanket. It's what you'll be sleeping on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,353
Posted By Napa Skip
Re: MAFCA lawsuit

Whitewalls are history (although they - and the straw-colored wheels - still reside in the parts shed) principally because after 35+ years and 15k miles, there wasn't a lot of tread left, although no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,353
Posted By Napa Skip
Re: MAFCA lawsuit

What do you have against hippos that you would force one to sleep with a lawyer?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 18,256
Posted By Napa Skip
Re: 10 jokes only engineers will understand

When I think what I paid for some of this stuff (well, the circular slide rule was a gift, more or less)...

Next, someone will no doubt ask, "Why two drafting sets?" Answer: one is metric...
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 18,256
Posted By Napa Skip
Re: 10 jokes only engineers will understand

Although retired, I maintain my registration as a mechanical engineer in both Idaho and California. This means I'm legally licensed by two western states to wear khakis and button-down shirts, carry...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,949
Posted By Napa Skip
Re: 231250262264 EBAY....want a good laugh.

Brings new definition to 'Repurpose, Recycle, Reuse'...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,621
Posted By Napa Skip
Re: Whats wrong with this 4 door slant ????

Stand in front of a mirror and practice saying,"Yes, this is an example of a very rare and extremely valuable slant windshield Model A with a visor" until you have it down pat and can keep a straight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,334
Posted By Napa Skip
Re: Model A Gas Tank Filling Gizmo.......

See the 06-24-2013 thread "Refueling" for a probably-longer-than-necessary discussion of the $30 aluminum vs $1.89 PVC adapters, along with photos and other tid bits such as "diapers" to protect the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,143
Posted By Napa Skip
Re: Pos. ground,Neg. ground. Does it matter???

Fortunately, whether it's electron flow or hole flow, electrical laws (Ohm's, Coulomb's, Kirchoff's, Oersted's, etc.) - even Archie's Law (electrical conductivity of certain types of rocks) - hold,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,933
Posted By Napa Skip
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,924
Posted By Napa Skip
Re: Congratulations Bill Williamson 5000 plus posts

Always look forward to reading Bill's posts. Useful? frequently. Controversial? Sometimes. Dull? Never.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,158
Posted By Napa Skip
Re: Ugly engine peeve

I have two car shows in the next few weeks (4th Annual Shearer Charter School Auto Show in Napa tomorrow and the 24th Annual Father's Day Invitational Auto Show in Yountville).

After reading some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,158
Posted By Napa Skip
Re: Ugly engine peeve

And, on a related matter, I wish more owners would open the hoods of their Model A's at car shows.

In fairness, I suppose the general viewing public has little interest in what's under the hood,...
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