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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,722
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

Back in '68 the Sears and Wards warehouses were just a few blocks from each other in Kansas City's Northeast neighborhood. I bought tires and a muffler from them, but don't remember which. Pace's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,555
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

When I bought my first car, a '29 A coupe, I didn't check anything on it before driving it 30 minutes home in rush hour city traffic. Well, first the front brakes weren't working, then I lost a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-17-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Window lift rollers

If your metal rollers are roached and/or your nylon versions aren't cutting it, do what I've had to do: get to the hardware store and check on patio or screen door rollers. I had to special order a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,704
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: What's the latest you can remember anyone using an A?

Parked my '29 A standard coupe in late October 1969, right after my parents loaned me the $900 to buy a neighbor's '64 barracuda. I'd bought the A in August 1968 for $450 and spent probably another...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,754
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: truck lift

I was a reporter for 17 years, and saw a lot of ugly carnage. One of the worst was the guy doing work beneath a double-wide trailer that had been using concrete blocks and no backup. Aaaagh!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,524
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Do you drive your A in the snow or stormy weather?

When I was in college back in '68-69 and driving my '29 A coupe daily, yes, I was out in all kinds of weather, including heavy snow. Non-pressurized radiator and a simple heater core with a fan...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,299
Posted By Osage Orange
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,908
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: so this just happened....

My attempt to hole-shot a corvair at a traffic light cost me the cluster and first gears, so yeah, dumping the clutch can and did damage the tranny, but it didn't break the case in my '29 coupe. Make...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,790
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Why would you waste your money on that Model A

When I was in college in 1969 and driving my 1929 Model A standard coupe, everyone else seemed to be driving mustangs, camaros, roadrunners, sprites, etc. I'd go to the parking lot after class and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,538
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Everyone's Favorite Game: Name That Noise

Check the pressure plate fingers again. If you haven't backed off the starter bolts, pull each out, one at a time, and put two flat washers in to shim for each bolt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,251
Posted By Osage Orange
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,343
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: "AA" truck cab size?

I'm a '29 AA owner, and 6'2". Yeah, its knee caps in nostrils, but it can be done. These cabs are best for people 5'6" or less.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Why is AA used on engine number

Wasn't there a difference in bell housing, too? I know that H.A.M.B. hotrodders covet that bell housing so that it can accept late model Ford truck transmissions.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,061
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Paint the Car?

Color combination - and the skill level in its application - strike me as familiar. This was my '29 standard coupe back in 1970.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Fenders again

I agree with the advice given above. Buy two new front fenders, get them painted, sell the originals to offset the cost of buying new and painting, and beat that $2,000 by half or more.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,280
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: cab heater for 30 coupe

I found that the exhaust manifold heater is far more effective - and brings the heat sooner - than the hot water heater in a Model A. Since the early Fords didn't have a pressurized system, the hot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: To the vertically endowed.... question on mirrors and seats

I'm 6' 2" and my '29AA closed cab is tight, so long trips are never preferred. Best mirror is the stock one attached to the "A" post. You can also use one of those extension mirrors for trying to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,384
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Preferred Starting procedure

I often would start my '29 coupe with the crank, but needed to make two modifications: A clothespin to hold the rod back for a couple of pulls on the crank; and a wire running from the choke through...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,241
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: 29 Closed Cab Pickup Top, CHICKEN WIRE OR NOT

CCPUs and "higher speeds" seldom find themselves in the same sentence, but no, there is no chicken wire used in the trucks. The bows are painted cab color, usually rock moss green, but can look quite...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,402
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Have a Model A truck all to peices

All of the above. I had my first Model A when I was 19, and it was a rolling basket case, so just about where you're at. Take the body off, clean the frame, sandblast it, weld up any breaks and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Reverse Eye Front Spring

Stock wheels, stock stance. Flipping the spring eyes changes geometry about an inch, which matters more at higher speeds and hitting potholes, since drag links and mechanical brake lever angles...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: 28-29 doors

They are also 26-27 Model T coupe and tudor doors, so happy hunting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,521
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Gas in my oil pan

I've had similar problems with my Massey Ferguson tractor. In addition to getting a better shutoff valve, change the oil more frequently. Costs more in oil, but a lot less in a total engine rebuild.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,962
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Front end shimmy

Same here. Pressed out the old bushings, pressed in and reamed the new ones to new king pins. Then checked out tie rod ends, other steering components. Tightening the steering box also helped, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,884
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Best way to enter and exit 31 CCPU

I use SSSSSSSSteamer's method, and I'm 6'2", but 190 lbs. Feet fitting into the cab seem to be my biggest challenge, but if I put on another 10 pounds, the butt and waistline would add to the...
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