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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,980
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Electric Gas cut off

We have a couple. One has been on a Slant since the mid 90's no problems.
Wired to main cut off switch circuit so on when you turn on switch and off... well ya know.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,414
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Snyders On-Line Ordering

I use Snyders, Brattons, Mikes and Berts.

No issues with on-line. Like the account records and shipping info. on line.

Remember there are probably folks that still would prefer and on line...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Rim flaps

I use them on my 29. I replaced them when I put on new Firestones. Best part my local tire store (small town) one of the owners owns Model A's did all 4 tires tubes and flaps for installation fee...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,323
Posted By barkleydave
Re: The Death Wobble Thing, Brakes

Start with wishbone. Many are worn or loose.
There should be virtually no play up down fore aft.

If good work forward.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Vintage Precision Thermostat Housing

We are running three VP housings with APCO temp gauges. Nice housing fits perfectly... use a small amount of Red RTV no gasket required. Easy to get to thermostat without messing with hoses. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,870
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Seat belts - to be or not to be?

Seat belts are ALWAYS a smart and responsible option.

We had a club member recently get hit on the right front fender and down the drivers side at low speed. No belt.. threw him over to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,379
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Advance spark and overheating

Do not get confused with crank angle of 40 deg. Set yours up to TDC spark full retard.
Check with timing light and advance. You can expect 26-30 deg.

Now some folks run 5 deg retard. While...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,933
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Steering lube- Penrite 1200W

Wow $19 bucks for 1/2 qt. and for me $23 bucks for shipping! Ouch
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Model A wishbone

Thanks for the information. The current ball is not worn but is badly pitted. It is obvious this wishbone was out in the weather for a long time. At some point someone attempted to use the rubber...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Model A wishbone

Is the ball the same?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By barkleydave
Delco 1 wire alternator

Just spoke to FSI regarding Electronic Ignition. (we are installing on a AA)


They recommend the Delco single wire 12V.



Anyone know where to find the right one with bracket to fit the AA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By barkleydave
Spare Tire fender Well

Our family has a very nice 31 Slant. It has 16 inch wheels. We are looking for a recommendation of a shop to install tire well in the RF fender. Car is located in Western Kentucky near Paducah. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,733
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Asking price for a 28 AR

You must ask... is this well done restoration.. all reconditioned brakes with Cast Iron Drums, Engine fresh? The list is endless.


So range $10-$25
Best guess unless you tear into brakes,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,045
Posted By barkleydave
Re: New Tires

I have a great old school/and modern tire shop in our little town.
I took mine in They put on my New Firestones, new flps, new tubes.


Charged me 5 bucks a wheel. Supported local business...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,095
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Macs - how come

I have used most of the Vendors and we are so lucky to have so many choices!
All have good and bad days but don't we all? All in all they ALL have many more good days!


Just imagine your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,504
Posted By barkleydave
Re: New Rotor Issue

It will work... bend away have had to do it with all of mine. Many forget this detail.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,668
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Spark Plugs

If your car is only a "Parade" car then a hotter plug may reduce plug fouling.
I have been using the W18 and mostly tour, but now not available they sell the "Go Plug" which I think is basicly the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Camp Knox, Kentucky supply AA

Was there for Basic/AIT 1970 Freezing rain up and down Misery and Agony. So much time has passed but not the memories.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,019
Posted By barkleydave
Re: FSI distributor issue

I have been using Pertronix modules for many years with no issues. Have a couple in severe use on a twin engine boat. Running the 6th season no issues and these units are in a boat in the water year...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,983
Posted By barkleydave
Re: DynaBeads, yay or nay?

1963 tires!! Hope you are not driving on them.... time to upgrade for safety first.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,930
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Another question about oil viscosity

Enough already.... do you change your oil every 500 miles? Then cheap oil today is far better than anything in the day.


Oil filter: I run 1,500-2000 miles use a multi viscosity 15-40 works...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,290
Posted By barkleydave
Re: How Fast Will It Go?

We also have a Slant with a F150 4 speed. What a wonderful combination for touring!
It will roll at 55 at 2000 rpms all day without effort.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,290
Posted By barkleydave
Re: How Fast Will It Go?

Basic stock engine and 3 speed 3.78 Synder HC 5.1 head which improved performance in hilly KY. and TN.


My Truck loves 42-45 MPH. Will run over 60 on a flat run.


Do not forget some of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,782
Posted By barkleydave
Re: another bad amp guage

While not original but much safer for touring vehicles is to replace the AMP meter with a volt meter. Voltage is a better indicator of battery condition and you are not pushing all the amp. draw...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,149
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Fun Car Games for our Club's 40th Birthday & Summer Picnic

MARC rained on our event several years ago. We had a muti-region event with car games. MARC would not cover the games since we were in vehicles!


We had to get a local insurance company...
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