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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By Redbird
Re: Gas Shut Off Valve testing

Do not put water in the tank. You can use some pipe dope or plumbers tape to put the valve with pencil filter back in the tank. Place a plastic pale beneath the valve. Then just pour a little gas in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By Redbird
Re: Tillotson carb

To fix the warping, I fixed mine by baking in the oven at 250 degrees with "C' clamps!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By Redbird
Re: Fuel shut off valve question

No smoking during this procedure. Siphon all the gas out from the top first. Then get a big bucket under the valve. Remove the fuel line from the valve. Slowly remove the valve a little at a time and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By Redbird
Re: Antique Grease Fittings

I only use the original one!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By Redbird
Re: Throttle Position

Push the clutch in, turn off the key, and coast to a stop. Then get out and look.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,006
Posted By Redbird
Re: Do you have any pin up girls with your Model A?

This is a couple of original pictures of the original owner (Claire M. Doret)of my 31 Deluxe Coupe. Sold new in Los Angeles, CA. Purchased on June 9, 1931 and named "Suzan". She also worked for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,541
Posted By Redbird
Re: Leaky roof

I used the Flex-Seal to seal a couple windshield washer bags on classic corvettes. I would think it would work on a roof. Mask off the area real good.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,821
Posted By Redbird
Re: Insurance policy w/o liability?

Check your policy again. "Stated value" can have depreciation. You need "Agreed Value" policy that will pay that amount if the damages are up to that amount. Big difference between "stated" and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By Redbird
Re: Last Ride for 2020 - Questions

Looks like time for a few new gaskets.Do not overtighten the pan. That is what bends it all up. When you remove it, stick a straight edge on it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,033
Posted By Redbird
Re: Original Grease Gun Rebuild

Remove the plunger and fill with grease. Screw back on and it should work. Mine does. Only a little grease at a time comes out. Press the conical end up against the conical zerks and pump. I grease...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By Redbird
Re: Cross country transport

I have used Reliable (the big orange trucks) on my last 4 cars of which one was my Model A from California to Texas in the winter.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,433
Posted By Redbird
Re: Running engine with no dip stick?

Yes it will. I lost one one time and made one out of a twig and a straw, until I could get another.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By Redbird
Key chain

Did Model A's come with a key chain from the factory? Just curious.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,073
Posted By Redbird
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 849
Posted By Redbird
Re: 90th birthday celebration

That's what good sons do!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,746
Posted By Redbird
Re: Battery Isolator switch

Not seeing where you activate the switch on/off. Your third photo appears to come up thru your floorboard.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,318
Posted By Redbird
Re: Model A transport

I used Reliable from California to Texas. Great service!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By Redbird
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By Redbird
Re: paint Colors

My favorite color!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,284
Posted By Redbird
Re: Engine oil level question

Half quart or so stays in the dipper pan when you drain your oil. Never overfill!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By Redbird
Re: Leaking Shock Absorbers

Do they come apart easier when they are leaking? All four of mine leak and I think the prior owner had them rebuilt quite awhile ago.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,808
Posted By Redbird
Re: Bendix Spring Snapped...Normal?

Mine broke from back firing soon after I got the car. Learning curve of starting a Model A. For sure get the new washers with the bend over tab!!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By Redbird
Re: Starter question:

Order new keepers for the bolt heads. Stops the bolts from backing out down the road. I had it happen to me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,281
Posted By Redbird
Re: Bert's Model A Center is Open

Just got parts from them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,938
Posted By Redbird
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