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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: OK,I wanna change my......

I tried it once, and never again. Especially with a 4-blade fan. Even if you have any success at all, you will wind up scraping the heck out of your hands and knuckles on the radiator fins and as a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 960
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Stearing sector problems

Pinball, it sounds like you are going down the proverbial rabbit hole.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Front Motor Mount

Somebody correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think there is a LOT of weight on the front motor mounts or their small springs. I think the nut on the base of the front motor mount yoke is intended...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Tube shocks

My car was missing all the original shocks and linkages when I bought the car. After riding in someone else's car that did have shocks, my wife issued the edict that we will have shocks! After...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Battery in wrong

Whether positive or negative ground, you still want to connect a charger so that positive is to the positive terminal on the battery. Usually a charger has positive on a red connector. Hopefully,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: 28/29 tudor tail lamp wiring help

all the wiring runs on the bottom of the frame rail. Going through the cross-members, there is a small hole to thread the wire through. It is a straight shot.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: best head puller

In my opinion, this is the best one. Available at Bert's, Bratton's Snyders, and probably lots of others.

https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/head-puller
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: King Pin Bushing length?

Werner:

Welcome to the forum. Several years ago my wife and I visited her relatives in Luzern. We also went on a nice drive up into Southern Germany. Every time I tried to ask for something...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Emergency brake issues

Seems like a common thread. Last year I did a complete brake re-do, including my own riveting of the brake linings and the e-brake bands. New cast iron drums. Could not for the life of me get the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 887
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Top kit advice

Yikes, I got mine last summer and didn't finish it, so the material has been folded up in my house waiting for this summer. I guess I will need to lay it out and see if the folds will smooth out.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: light switch out of alignment?

The sequence you are expecting it to be is correct.

Other than having the little spider tip in the correct position, I would make sure the bakelite switch base with the notch is properly oriented...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,533
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Seat belts - to be or not to be?

I don't have them on mine yet, but I too have been thinking about it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2019, 01:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,908
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Water Temperature Gauge

I bought an Apco and used a new outlet with the hole in the side for the probe. It works great, BUT, the under the speedo bracket really sucks. Really hard to deal with the e-brake lever. Not only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,003
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Copying sections of Google Maps

On my Mac, there is a little variability to get a teeny bit of side view from a straight down roof view, but only slight. I will have to try it on my PC and see how that works. However, I don't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,427
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: No need to go 70mph

I think that if you hit a moose in a Model A, at almost any speed, the seat belts might not save your A$$ either. The moose just might win.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,427
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: No need to go 70mph

I don't think I would want to try 70 mph in my Tudor, even if it were possible. Biggest reason, I suppose, is because I just don't have an easy feeling about the wire spoke wheels, skinny tires and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,829
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Adjusting the timing for hilly driving..

I fiddle with the advance to get the best performance on hilly roads. Around town and on straight roads, I set it and leave it. I suspect this is what most people do. Even with my new hearing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By Magicbox51
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Front motor mount yoke install question

I think the problem with leaving it loose is that the yoke will try to slip off the two side springs if it isn't held in place beforehand. I was able to get mine on without the engine, but I had to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,579
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Possible Radiator Problem???

28-29 caps are both threaded and are, indeed, identical except for one is vented and the other is solid. I am not sure about 30/31 twist-on's. When I first got my car, someone had reversed mine. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,001
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Gas Shutoff Valve

While the carb float valve needs to be working properly, that is your first line of defense, but the fuel shut off valve should be absolute. It should not leak.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 899
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Slow leak

I think you need to start using better air. :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,010
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Recap of the "Let's get personal" thread

At 20 through my 50's my priorities were with work and home and kids. Although I had an interest, I was not ready to go out and buy a Model A. At about 60, I got into antiques and antique phones...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2018, 01:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,829
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Adjusting the timing for hilly driving..

I think you might be trying to over-think it and relate it to a more modern distributor. The correct position for TDC is when you set the timing fully retarded with the pin, per the standard timing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Radiator Shell won't fit

Old stock radiator and shell or new/repop?
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