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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,630
Posted By Skeezixx
Re: Inner tube advice needed

I have seen people use duct tape as a liner. The problem with this is the seam, where you cut the tape. will chafe the tube.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By Skeezixx
Re: Brake return spring addition

The spring is intended to be hooked on the stock motor mount. If you have Float-A-Motor mounts you will have to figure something out as they don't accommodate it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2021, 02:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,983
Posted By Skeezixx
Re: Can somebody shed some light as to what these people are thinking?

Parking my roadster on the Levee here in SE Louisiana recently, I managed to get it stuck in the mud.

I couldn't find any fat girls to bounce in my rumble seat but I was able to spray mud all over...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,671
Posted By Skeezixx
Re: Engine dies

I left my key on once with the points closed and the coil got so hot I couldn't touch it. I let it cool down for a couple of hours and the car started right up.

I drove for about 5 blocks and it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,905
Posted By Skeezixx
Re: Brake Pedal won't Return


I once replaced my sagging rear motor mounts with float-a-motors and when I replaced my (homemade) floorboard the pedals no longer came all the way up and dragged against it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,195
Posted By Skeezixx
Re: Shock Absorbers

I remember, back in the 60s, J C Whitney selling a type of "Friction Shock" which fit like originals but looked different.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,266
Posted By Skeezixx
Re: 1930 or 1931

That's very interesting. My car came from Michigan and had Roadster clearly denoted on the Michigan title.

Perhaps the PO had it titled before this practice.

Makes me wonder how they would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,266
Posted By Skeezixx
Re: 1930 or 1931

Way down yonder in New Orleans
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,266
Posted By Skeezixx
Re: 1930 or 1931

Apparently the State of Louisiana didn't know what a "Roadster" was so they looked at the picture enclosed and titled my car as a Two Door.

I didn't want to open a can of worms trying to enlighten...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,705
Posted By Skeezixx
Re: aoogah horn connections

Mine installed from the bottom but I had to file the bullet ends a bit as they were oversized (as per Bratton's instructions).

Works fine every time.

Thanks Guys
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,705
Posted By Skeezixx
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,705
Posted By Skeezixx
aoogah horn connections

Does it matter which side the wires go on when connecting the horn from the wiring harness?

It's a new Sparton horn from Bratton's if that makes any difference. The instructions just say "Plug in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,328
Posted By Skeezixx
Re: Repo Ammeter Innards

My original spontaneously caught on fire one day.

Sounded like Jolsen begging for a spare dime in the background.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,075
Posted By Skeezixx
Re: Just When You Thought You Had Seen It All...Model "A" Urn

I have already set my Model A on fire three times. I think I'll ultimately wind up in a Model A urn whether I want to or not.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,978
Posted By Skeezixx
Re: Nostalgia

I can remember when "gay" meant happy or festive.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,208
Posted By Skeezixx
Re: Ron rude: length of horn wire

Funny. I have to remember this next time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 30,597
Posted By Skeezixx
Re: Got an old brain? I need to pick it!!!!

Where is the cigarette machine?!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,763
Posted By Skeezixx
Re: Going to Napa

The last time I tried to buy a set of points and a condenser for a Model A from NAPA The counter man told me they didn't have them. "Look again, I said. I just bought a set a few months ago." He...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,170
Posted By Skeezixx
Re: J. C. Whitney Catalog 1980 thru 1985

In the 60s I bought Model A parts from them. I remember buying a radiator ($60.00 I think) and a wiring harness. Both fit and worked well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,359
Posted By Skeezixx
Re: Harris Coffee Table Book By MARC Update!

The price I was quoted included a bunch of magazine subscriptions I didn't want $177.00

I have only been a member of MARC for a few months. Not favorably impressed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,501
Posted By Skeezixx
Re: Video from an A

I had to watch it again just to enjoy the music! Looks like a nice show and a great treatment of the video. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,949
Posted By Skeezixx
Re: Otwell Heater

I can't help but think that the "Otwell Health Model A Ford Manifold Heater" sounds like something Mr. Haney would try to sell to Oliver Wendell Douglas.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,684
Posted By Skeezixx
Re: Road Salt Still Doing Damage After 20 Years

Move to New Orleans. We never salt the roads:

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,816
Posted By Skeezixx
Re: Ethanol laced fuel and Climate

Nothing new about it.

I was watching a documentary about Captains of Industry recently and in it it touched upon Ford designing his cars to run on methanol. When Rockefeller got wind of this it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,059
Posted By Skeezixx
Re: A couple of neat old photos

Like anyone is going to elect a woman as Senator!

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