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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By callcoy
Re: Gauge Wire

I am of the school that runs 12 volts into the 6 volt model A starter, but I do not use the old style Bendix. I used to run 36 volts into the 12 starter to fire up the Rear Engine Dragster for years...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 412
Posted By callcoy
Car or Parts Haul to Calif.

I will be pulling a 16' 7000# cap. open trailer from the Nashville area to the S.F. Bay area via the Bonneville Salt Flats ( Salt lake City) continuing on to the Bay area. We run a Model A Flathead...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By callcoy
Re: Fastenal Shipping

Jim;
I knew you would help me out, thank you! We didn't have the car together, another cracked block, while on the dyno. But we did enjoy some of that fine Sonoma Wine. Pete Aardema pits next to us...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,371
Posted By callcoy
Re: Fires in Santa Rosa

Bill,
That is a good question, have heard that the debris will be taken to a site in Arizona, the amount removed from each site will vary on many factors. It will be an very large operation, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,024
Posted By callcoy
Fastenal Shipping

I have in the past shipped crates of Model A parts from Santa Rosa to my home in Tenn. without any problem. The system used to be simple, drop your crate off at your store, they make a call to Corp....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,371
Posted By callcoy
Re: Fires in Santa Rosa

Well the two of us were able to get the box apart before I left for the final race at El Mirage Dry Lake, just now have time to post. The box was so distorted the clutch throw yoke shaft was seized...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,371
Posted By callcoy
Re: Fires in Santa Rosa

I got a volunteer friend and we met with the home owner at the fire site to try to inventory the contents of his 8 Vidmar cabinets in the destroyed shop. Most of the items were trash but a few...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,371
Posted By callcoy
Re: Fires in Santa Rosa

I need you guys to put your thinking caps on and come up with some ideas that will charge us up. I was at this site yesterday for a couple of hours with the owner and brought a friend along. It is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,371
Posted By callcoy
Fires in Santa Rosa

I am back in Santa Rosa seeing friends and family, impossible to relay verbally the devastation here and I assume also in Napa and Mendocino counties' there were 7000 structures lost.

Five of our...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,383
Posted By callcoy
Fires in Santa Rosa

The Santa Rosa fire has take its toll on members of our Sonoma A's Model A club. Unfortunately 5 members have lost their homes. Other car related friends of mine have lost homes and two more have had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,000
Posted By callcoy
Re: Need help identifying intake manifold

One carb is twisted to provide clearance from the exhaust.

Go over to the HAMB ( Jalopy Journal ) and find "Banger Meet" post a photo and someone there will identify it.

Looks early to me,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,009
Posted By callcoy
Re: Main bearing torque...HOT ROD..

I don't mean to step on the original post but some people may not know that Joe (Roto Faze) makes new steel billet cam blanks, 3 bearing, 5 bearing, with or w/o gear drive, std. dia. 1.557 and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,946
Posted By callcoy
Re: still overheating

What has worked for me was to reverse flush the block, remove the lower hose and upper hose, stick the garden hose in the outlet, the top angled casting with a rag wrapped it around to prevent...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By callcoy
Re: Panel truck question

79A bodies did not have bumpers on the rear. I think they are a great addition, will not pass judging but can save those impossible to find corner panels from damage.

If you know anyone that needs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,955
Posted By callcoy
Re: Air filter question

The 180 curved filter caught my eye, bought one and thought the single 1/4-20 hex head set screw was not the best way to to hold the unit to the carb. Planned to add two more set screws , but at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,445
Posted By callcoy
Re: Bonneville

Hi Jim
Not to hijack your post, but I figured you wouldn't mind. Several guys asked about Steve Nelson, I haven't talked to Steve and Jeanne since we left them Monday AM at the Sinclair Station, my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,238
Posted By callcoy
Re: You cant trust these kids working in a Automotive store.

I started going to a Auto Parts store with my father when I was 8 or 9, we have one store in our agricultural based town, The old time from the 20's Hockaday & Phillips, about the time I was 10 a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,453
Posted By callcoy
Re: A new member

CB919ER;
Maybe I read faster then my brain could process, but I don't believe I read that you have joined your local Model A Club, The Smoky Mountain MAFCA club. You may find right in your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,317
Posted By callcoy
Re: Mallory Ignition

Bob
If you are going to put the same head back on, mark the distributor location to the head, when mated again you should be so close a timing light would not able to show any difference.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,178
Posted By callcoy
Re: Balancing ?

AL in NY
Hi Al haven't connected with you in several years, last time was off this subject RE: F-150 and T-5 trans stuff. Back on topic, have been ill, so late in getting back. I am computer dummy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,178
Posted By callcoy
Re: Balancing ?

The performance interested guys and gals over on the sister site The Jalopy Journal,s HAMB section has a monthly post called The (enter month) Banger Meeting. Do a search on the HAMB to get to it. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,228
Posted By callcoy
Re: king Pins

If you do end up removing the ball or cup from the top of the king pin a neat why of hiding the hole for the actuator rod is to turn the square lugs under the head of a carriage bolt and inserting it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,619
Posted By callcoy
Re: Model A Engine Oil Filter

If you are interested in a Franz filter you might luck out at a swap meet, so far I have bagged 4 and for cheap. I have been using them in my air compressor lines, have a regular separator at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,626
Posted By callcoy
Re: 70 degrees today in northern California

Glenn;
We are now in Tenn. outside of Nashville, snowed today and it has been in the teens, Supposed to have a place the 25th, weather clears then I can start on a shop all of our stuff is still...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,005
Posted By callcoy
Re: Head Problems - What's the Problem

Brent is right, if you think about it, the bore of our A's is almost 4" and 202 cu.in's while the next engine Ford designed the 221 cu.in. V8 had a bore of a little bigger than 3''s. The engineers...
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