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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 03:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,699
Posted By Fairview
Re: Model A Estate Plans

I’m a lifelong Model A guy and an attorney and do quite a bit of estate planning work. You all have brought out some excellent points and considerations. Of course there is no one size fits all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By Fairview
1929 Sport Coupe top installation detail photos

Recently I volunteered to post some photos of the details of my 29 Sport Coupe top for a member here. Hopefully the photos will help those of you installing a top. As you will see, it is fairly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By Fairview
Re: Help Please 1929 Sport Coupe

Kevin,
I can post detail photos for you if you still need them. My Model A is a 29 Sport Coupe done correctly.
Thanks, Jeff
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,723
Posted By Fairview
Re: A ride to the general store - 31 Town Sedan drone video

Brilliantly done! The black and white is perfect. I especially like the stationary camera scenes when your Model A is going through the curves in the woods.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,832
Posted By Fairview
Re: Use of avgas?

100 LL fuel, the kind most general aviation planes use, is known for withstanding long term storage. It smells good, too, smells like you are getting ready to go someplace interesting!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,952
Posted By Fairview
Re: Add on items- increase, decrease, no difference in value?

Thanks for the input on the accessories. For my purposes of a long distance trip, the overdrive is a plus assuming the rest of the car, brakes and steering, is up to the task. The air conditioning...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,952
Posted By Fairview
Re: Add on items- increase, decrease, no difference in value?

Canít get photos to load, so here is a link to the ad.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,952
Posted By Fairview
Re: Add on items- increase, decrease, no difference in value?

The asking price is $18,400. I have not seen it in person, but have talked to the owner by phone. It was one of his dadís cars, so details are a little vague.

It also has turn signals in the cowl...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,952
Posted By Fairview
Add on items- increase, decrease, no difference in value?

If you were shopping for another Model A, (as I am) what adjustments if any would you make in your offer if the potential purchase had these?

A) 12 volt conversion with alternator
B) overdrive...
Forum: Model-A 04-16-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 508
Posted By Fairview
Trade your Town Sedan for a nice Sport Coupe?

Is anyone interested in trading a decent four door Model A that drives reliably for a pretty Sport Coupe? Iím making plans for a cross country trip in the next year or two and a four door version...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,527
Posted By Fairview
Re: Which Model A for a coast to coast trip?

Dave, Love it! Now that is the way to go.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,527
Posted By Fairview
Re: Which Model A for a coast to coast trip?

Terry,

This book I just finished reading is ďFord Model T Coast to CoastĒ published in 2018.

He did mention a trip in a Cobra though.

Jeff
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,527
Posted By Fairview
Re: Which Model A for a coast to coast trip?

Thanks for all the suggestions and advice. I like the idea of using my coupe and increasing the storage in some fashion and the single wheel trailer. For those with a Sport Coupe, is the fabric...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,527
Posted By Fairview
Re: Which Model A for a coast to coast trip?

I’m thinking for two people, my wife and me. I just finished Tom Cotter’s book, so it has inspired me. The longest trip I’ve done in a Model A is from Virginia to Hershey and back in a 31 roadster 15...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,527
Posted By Fairview
Which Model A for a coast to coast trip?

If you were to set off on the adventure of traveling leisurely from coast to coast in a Model A, which version would you select?

I think my 29 Sport Coupe is a poor choice for various reasons.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,389
Posted By Fairview
Re: Finding TDC for leak-down test

Hi Jack,

I don’t know if a Model A engine will start making complete revolutions with compressed air piped into one cylinder, but when doing leak down tests on airplanes, an assistant has to hold...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 03:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,389
Posted By Fairview
Re: Finding TDC for leak-down test

I put my big fat thumb over the spark plug hole and feel the compression increasing as the engine is slowly turned by an assistant.

Be careful of putting air pressure in a cylinder unless the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By Fairview
Re: Kewanee Green, cant find it anywhere.

An automotive paint store can match it if you take the car to them, or a piece of it. I took the cap off my door panel to match Vagabond Green for a small batch of touch up paint. They can also mix...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,561
Posted By Fairview
Re: Carb Rebuild

Gunk carburetor and parts cleaner is readily available in most car parts stores. Around $28.00 and the gallon size gives you plenty of room for a Zenith. It has the basket for dipping the items,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,061
Posted By Fairview
Re: Choke to start all the time?

John,

I’m not sure what suggested to you that I don’t know the difference between the function of the choke and the GAV. This is my fourth Model A so I am right familiar with them. This one seems...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,061
Posted By Fairview
Choke to start all the time?

My 1929 Sport Coupe takes a bit of choke to start even when fairly warmed up. Is that normal?

Carburetor is clean and recently rebuilt, recent ignition parts replaced, timing seems spot on,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,136
Posted By Fairview
Re: headlight sockets

Hi Thom,
Yes, you are describing what I found too, though I donít know where my headlight sockets were made. The high beam terminal in the socket on one light was just barely touching the socket and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By Fairview
Re: Carb Question

Do these pictures help?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,240
Posted By Fairview
Re: stubborn rear brake drum seal removal

And I picked up a helpful hint here on the forum:

To drive in the new seal, assuming you don’t have a seal driver kit, a short pvc pipe connector (2 inch inside diameter 92 cents at Home Depot),...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By Fairview
1948 Super Deluxe brakes mysteries solved

As Iíve searched the forum, I see there are numerous posts about brake bleeding and other issues. Iíve struggled with replacing the brakes on my brotherís 1948 Tudor, but finally have them working...
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