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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Interesting AA I saw this weekend

Would have been particularly useful on the SD&AE, since that line crosses the US-Mexico border twice and traverses very difficult terrain where there would be no road access.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Battery charger????

What you're describing, and what others have alluded to, is a function called float voltage (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Float_voltage). Good chargers need to reduce the voltage being sent to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Battery charger????

This is the combo charger/maintainer I've used for 2 years. Works great, I've used all the charging modes on both 6V and 12V batteries. Brought back an Optima that had been completely discharged. As...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,149
Posted By alexiskai
Re: I am so happy......With my 1500W gear oil...

I have the stuff from Mike's (https://www.mikes-afordable.com/product/GL1500.html) in my tranny, diff, and steering column. Seems fine, silent shifts when I have the RPMs right and reasonably...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Interesting AA I saw this weekend

San Diego & Arizona Eastern Railroad 1003 Fire Truck
1931 Model AA
Restored 1994 by California State Railroad Museum
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Visual ID a couple things

Aha! That's cool. Hope it sells.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Visual ID a couple things

No outward evidence, I was just inferring that if someone were going to the trouble of adapting a Model B carb and intake, it would be weird not to do the head as well. The Snyder's heads look stock.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,149
Posted By alexiskai
Re: I am so happy......With my 1500W gear oil...

I think he meant to type Meropa
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Visual ID a couple things

The discussion is not about whether one should expect to be reimbursed 1:1 for expenses – this is obviously false. The discussion is about to what extent alterations that are improvements on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Visual ID a couple things

Here is the ad, BTW. In addition to what I presume is a HC head, Model B carb and intake, possibly a Model B cam, it apparently has the Mitchell overdrive and synchronized transmission. Not a bad...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Visual ID a couple things

Thanks everyone, I learned some things.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Visual ID a couple things

Thanks! Wonder if it's a HC head. You'd think the seller would want to mention these things.

Also interesting that it has both the firewall-mounted sediment bulb and, presumably, the bulb in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By alexiskai
Visual ID a couple things

Hi all,

I was looking at a Craigslist ad for a '29 Fordor and it had this photo, which contained some elements I had trouble identifying. Wondering if someone here knows. (I do recognize the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 953
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Stubborn Zenith

Worth noting here that, if you don't have a 36-inch water column test jig already sitting in your garage, you can buy a complete set of flow-tested jets for $40 and then do something else with your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,297
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

I get that for many people, the work itself is meditative and fulfilling, but if I were going to take on a project that involved substantial bodywork, I'd look for a luxury marque. You end up putting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Radius Ball

From what I've seen, consensus seems to be that the concave washer is pretty effective as a remedy and tends to last longer than the rubber cover. The rubber cover was an OEM solution to the problem...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,088
Posted By alexiskai
Re: repro exhaust manifold

Since I rarely see a discussion of the cost of having the manifold surfaced, wanted to note here that I just bought a used one from Bert's, had it surfaced locally, cost was $78.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,297
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

I still have the receipts from the guy who originally restored my coupe in '84, and even then the bodywork and painting represented the majority of his total restoration costs. Easily over $10K in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Where do I store stuff??

On my '29 coupe, the seat just lifts off the riser, so I put down some non-slip mats and a utensil tray and put a tool kit, first aid, jack, etc. in there.

If you wanted to, it wouldn't be too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,225
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Club Thinning

This is a pretty key point. I know there are enough owners within 30 minutes of me that we could start a club, but no one is stepping up to start it. It's a serious time commitment, at least if you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By alexiskai
Re: NC? Request for Antique Vehicle exam

I haven't had one myself, but from what I hear the point of it is to deter fraud. They will be very interested in the VIN you're proposing for it, where that VIN is stamped on the car, if there are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Replacing only the main leaf spring with a new one?

Is there a resource online showing the factory standard unweighted dimensions for the various front and rear springs? This would be a good resource for those of us looking at used springs or trying...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,225
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Club Thinning

I think the availability of good Internet resources (like this one) has reduced the benefit to joining clubs. There are obviously still benefits, but I think a lot of folks are deciding it's not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Do I need this?

Try this:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000I8XD9E/

80 Watt 36" Battery Thermal Wrap. Keeps the battery warm. Much cheaper than buying a second Optima red-top.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Do I need this?

I did connect batteries in parallel like that one time, and they were Optimas, but the only reason I did it is because I had accidentally deep-discharged one of them – to the point where my trickle...
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