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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,057
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: First Time Tire Change

If you have an old tube, cut it into a few pieces approximately 4 in by 6 in and use them to keep from harming the rim paint. There is a potion called "Rubber Lube". The tire shops have it and it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,481
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Trailer hitch

See Post #34. The trailer hitch on my 30 Tudor is a Reese Omni II, #88001. It is 3500 lb rated and has a 1 1/8 inch receiver. It bolts to the bumper brackets that are bolted to the frame and body....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,481
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Trailer hitch

I put a hitch on my 30 Tudor. It was a brand name out of a box from Advance Auto. I will find the brand and part number later. It cost approximately $130 10 years ago. Two people were needed to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,077
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Aluminum radiator

Look into Berg's Radiator in Bluford, Illinois. I have had good experience with them over the years. Also good experience with the shop in Algonquin, Illinois.


Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,660
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: What Defines Over-Revving The Model A's Engine

Some years ago Terry Burtz said that he was going to design his new engine to put out at least 100 HP at a significantly higher RPM than the usual 2200. He will be doing this with as counterweighted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,422
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Smile Re: Painting whitewalls black

A few years ago I saved a friend who had the same problem as you some money. Take the tires off the rims and reverse them with the whitewalls on the inside.


Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Need Photos and Suggestions

A few weeks ago I purchased a pair of outside locking door handles. They had identical keys. It was easy to install the passenger side one. I had to cut off approximately 3/8 inch off the end of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Steering column lengths

Look in one of the major suppliers catalogs. They sell five different length horn rods. Translate this to the steering shaft that you need.
Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Question Headliner Installation Question

I am getting ready to install a new headliner in my 31 Coupe. I recently purchased 17 ft of hard rubber 1/8 in thick x 1 in approximately from Mac's. A few years ago I purchased 16 ft of a canvas...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Question 31 Coupe Interior - Sound Insulation

After many years I am starting to put the interior from Lee Chatterton in my Coupe. I got a roll of double aluminum sided sound deadener and cut it to fit inside the cowl panels and the panels next...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Question Installing Interior in 31 Coupe

I have a 31 Coupe that has been sitting for at least 8 years. I purchased a complete interior that has been sitting in a box for at least 5 years. The seat is complete leather covered waiting for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,535
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Proper License Plate??

18 years ago I moved from IL to TN. I have a 29 Model A Pickup with a 29 IL plate and I wanted a 29 TN truck plate. I went to several license plate shows and the cheapest 29 TN truck plate that I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Temporary Sealant/Caulk

I found Dap "Seal & Peel" for $6.99 on Ace Hardware site but could not order it yet. I need to call the local store when they open tomorrow.
Thanks for the help.
Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Question Temporary Sealant/Caulk

Does anyone know of a sealant that can be removed without destroying the parts that it is applied to? I want to use it on the underneath of the doors and other places and a few places in the house....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Powerhouse generator armature restoration

Brent
A friend needs a powerhouse armature rewound. He sent the whole generator to Colorado. That guy found a person in Washington who could rewind them. It is in Washington now. I will have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,362
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Question Fan and Water Pump power consumption?

Has there been anything written about the Model A fan and water pump power consumption? I am trying to look into how modifications might increase the available power.


Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,239
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: LED Head Lamp Upgrade

CarlG:
I see that you have reflectors that are "designed" for Halogen bulbs. What are they and where did you get them?


Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,052
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Question Mitchell Overdrive - Shifter Modification

I recall reading on FB some time ago that Mitchell was offering a modification where they replace the second shifter with something else to remove the lever. I cannot find the post. Does anyone...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Whatever Happened to a New Block Production?

I have not heard anything lately. Tod Buttermore was the one that was making the new blocks. I read that he cast several blocks which were close copies of the original blocks. Apparently he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,451
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Bad Gas Petcocks.

30 Closed Cab:
I recently wrote an article for my club newsletter (Smoky Mountain Model A Club - Rumble Seat Reviewer) and described my fix. Go to Fastenal and purchase a 5/16 in needle valve with...
Forum: Model-A 08-26-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 405
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Smile 4.11 Ring & Pinion

Looking for a good used 4.11 Ring & Pinion.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,453
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: new engine

CarlG:
I have seen Ron Kelley and his engines at Chickasha and would like one but for his good stuff you really have to pay. If you want to keep the price below $1K per cylinder one needs to look...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,453
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: new engine

CB919ER:
Over the past 30 plus years I have had 6 engines completely rebuilt - 2 each by three different rebuilders. AER in Skokie, IL when I lived there, Ron Miller in Shandon, OH and James Rogers...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,402
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Surprise...no clutch.

About 20 years ago I was in a parade in Illinois and the same thing happened to my clutch arm. It was a cast part, probably from India, as the replacement part looked the same and had a "Made in...
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