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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 844
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Question ????

In 1976, my ex-wife's VW bug caught fire on I-75 in Florida.
Fortunately a passer-by had an extinguisher and put it out with very minor damage.
Since then I have always carried an extinguisher in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,299
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

I have disassembled several engines that were being run regularly, and a few that have sat up for years, including a flathead Dodge I rescued from an overgrown fence row.
Never saw any meaningful...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,299
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

Great fun to watch.
Liked their heating coil they used to loosen head & manifold studs.

It would have been really easy to paint the oil pan black.
Same for green on the intake manifold &...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 908
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Greetings all - I'm a new owner

whitewall tires on a truck = lipstick on a pig.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Checklist for startup after 10-month unplanned hiatus

WHN-
You were very lucky nothing ugly got inside that engine to foul things up.
Conventional wisdom is to at least drop the pan and have a look before turning over after such long storage....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 908
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Greetings all - I'm a new owner

Dark green or dark blue with black wheels and blackwall tires will make it look like a real truck......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,173
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Cross country transport

Synchro, you are clearly made of sterner stuff than I.
Although what you referred to as "495 miles in 2 days" was actually 495 miles per day, 2 days in a row.

I have made several trips that were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,173
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Cross country transport

how do I delete double postings?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,173
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Cross country transport

Yes it's do-able, but not something I'd recommend.

I drove 495 miles two days in a row returning to Florida from Dallas in 2008.
Driving a Tudor with Mitchell O/D.
Exhausting.

No doubt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Rex-a-co Temperature Gauge problem

thanks, katy.

I will check that before replacing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Chris in WNC
Rex-a-co Temperature Gauge problem

Installed a Rex-a-co temperature gauge in our Town Sedan about 10 years ago.

When we bought the car back last month, the gauge is not working right.
Stays at about 160 degrees whether stone cold...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,291
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Model A Tires

CORRECTION: I just read your original posting more carefully.
Under 1000 miles per year?
Just shop price.

Tubes and liners? Look at your old tubes- if they are not cracked or splitting,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,121
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: "The Eviscerator". Is this OT? Or Almost OT? Or Right On The Money?

if not just a mockup, it would be an absurdly uncomfortable car to drive with no springs.
of course the body mods make it absurdly uncomfortable already.......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: "new" ride.....

y-blockhead- "Alice" is my wife. the car does not have a name ;)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Model A Shift plate installation

I find that sometimes it needs additional wood screws with flat washers around the plate to keep it from rattling at certain speeds.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: "new" ride.....

YAY!
the magic worked.
thanks, Jim!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By Chris in WNC
"new" ride.....

We all have a short list of cars long gone that we recall wistfully and think "I wish I hadn't let that one go." My list has at least 4 or 5 of them.
But for the last 8 years #1 on the list for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,833
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Posting this for a chuckle, unless you're grumpy, in which case you may hate it

interesting description.
seller knows very little about the wheels in general,
in addition to knowing NOTHING about their market value......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Original Owner

thanks, Dale.
glad everyone's memory has not gone south....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: vehicle transport needed- NC to GA

Enjoyed meeting and chatting with Jim.
Very impressed with his equipment and procedures.
Consider Truly Vintage if you need a car transported......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Original Owner

Mike Peters- I cannot remember the man's name either, but I had the good fortune to park next to him after the mandatory tour in Dayton and talked with him about the Roadster. I believe upon his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,349
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Wisdom of Stopping Engine by Choking It Out

growing up on the farm in the 1950s-60s, we had a 1938 Allis-Chalmers styled WC tractor.
sometime before my memories began, the magneto ground which stopped the engine broke or otherwise went south....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,553
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Title goes with Frame or Engine?

Maybe they are OCD like me and want to actually have the engine number on the title,
rather than a non-Model A state-assigned serial number.
I would not consider litigation worth the cost, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,553
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Title goes with Frame or Engine?

Licensed to kill-
And you also missed my point- I did not say it was necessarily LEGAL to re-stamp an engine, just that is was by no means the equivalent of stealing a car as you implied.
Done...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Trying Something Different For Heat

depends on the quality of the seat covers, I guess.
we got one for the passenger seat in my 2000 Ranger truck and were not satisfied with the performance.
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