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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,023
Posted By Floats
Re: Ford Tri-Motor

Hi Guys,
Wayne is correct with regards to the AT6, Yale, Texan, Harvard and using them to build Zero replicas used in the film.
I have been flying Boeings for South African Airways for a little...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By Floats
Re: Wheel Balance with Dyna Beads

Old 31,
When the dyna beads bunch up, lightly tap the valve stem with a light spanner or similar. The slight vibration will help them drop into the tube.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,883
Posted By Floats
Re: What's the latest you can remember anyone using an A?

Hi Guys,
My 29 Chevy Pheaton is my daily driver, except when it is raining. My 28 RPU is also my only pickup and it is used as such. It has a trailer hitch and I use the trailer for carrying...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,272
Posted By Floats
Re: 4 for a road trip in a roadster pickup! Sure!

Hi Steve,
Legalities aside, I have taken two grown up youngsters in the back, around the block once and found the rear spring bottoming out on the slightest little bump. Might only be my pickup.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By Floats
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By Floats
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By Floats
Re: Looking for info for restoring model A pickup

The pickups also had a lower diff ratio to the cars, 4.11 : 1 if I remember correctly and the wheels were also black.
As Charlie mentioned, the pickup had very little shiny bits, I believe only the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,802
Posted By Floats
Re: Accessory disc wheels for the Model A ?

Wow, those hand made allu rims in 48# are beautiful. I would love a set of those on my A as well as my 29 Chevy.
I fact, they are soooo nice I would even consider a set on my SL, E Type and 911������
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,692
Posted By Floats
Re: Tom Endy

Best wishes to a speedy recovery, Tom.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2018, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By Floats
Re: Model A Parking Brake build

Mark,
My 29 Chevy has a ‘split’ handle lever as in your 3rd photo, unless you prefer the push button lever as in the Ford.
Happy Christmas to all
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By Floats
Re: Happy Birthday to me

Happy Birthday Gents,
Itrust you have a great day, a great year and many many more.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,758
Posted By Floats
Re: What strange comments or questions have you heard about your Model A

I have often been asked, ‘how old is it?’ and then ‘did you buy it new?”
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By Floats
Re: How does the top work on my Roadster Pickup?

Here you go, Gents,
I found this on the forum some time ago, don’t know which car it is for but should be of great help to someone. Keep in mind that the top can’t fold down on a PU with wooden side...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By Floats
Re: How does the top work on my Roadster Pickup?

Hi Steve,
The leading edge of mine is only held by the two wing nuts either side. I have a small air gap between the screen and the top, which does not really bother us.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By Floats
Re: Speedster pics

Hi Jim,
Go to “Go Advanced” and then to “Manage Attachments”
Regards
Chris
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,255
Posted By Floats
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,279
Posted By Floats
Re: Double Nutting advice

Katy,
Try putting pressure in both direction, alternate a little tighter, a little back until you have broken the lock then go back and forth until loose.
Regards
Chris
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Floats
Re: 1929 Roadster PickupTtop

Hi Paul,
Do you have wooden railings on your loadbin as in my avatar?
If so, it will restrict the soft top frame from folding down.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2018, 01:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,737
Posted By Floats
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,571
Posted By Floats
Re: Armstrong (MGB) shock conversion

Hi Magoo,
A little off topic, but I installed MGB rear shocks on my 29 Chevy Phaeton and VERY happy.
Have a good weekend
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By Floats
Re: RHD steering column removal

Mac,
I believe it is called “mission creep” or “ mission drift” or words to the effect.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By Floats
Re: RHD steering column removal

Hi Mac,
No, it is not nessecary to remove the exhaust. However, I seem to recall, I removed the pitman arm as well as the soft top. 1, to clear the exhaust and 2, there is not enough head room for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By Floats
Re: International Model A Day

TKS Ernie,
A happy Model A day to you as well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,520
Posted By Floats
Re: Model A Roadster/Pheaton Security

Hi Guys,
We made a tonneau cover for the rear of our Chevy Phaeton.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2018, 01:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By Floats
Re: Trailer hitch for Model A pickup

Hi Ford fan,
The previous owner fitted rear bumpers to my open pickup and I built the tow bar from 2 1/2 inch square tubing as in the sketch below. It is designed to use the removable ball hitch...
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