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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By big31
Re: This Sunday.. Annual Model A Day in Sharon, WI

We made it! --- 167 miles in one day!

Had a great time and talked with a lot of knowledgeable people. Great time, will be attending next year too!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By big31
Re: This Sunday.. Annual Model A Day in Sharon, WI

Just saw this and mentioned it to my son and we're excited to try the trip (longest our A has ever been). We can easily get to Lake Mills, can anyone recommend a Model A friendly route to Sharon from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,593
Posted By big31
Re: To the vertically endowed.... question on mirrors and seats

Thanks for the replies and suggestions. My A isn't going anywhere - my Dad's first vehicle and far to much sentimental value. I will have to learn a bit more about how my seat riser has been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,593
Posted By big31
To the vertically endowed.... question on mirrors and seats

Greetings,

I'm 6'5". I finally have my '31 A truck in a reliable enough state to use it regularly. On long trips the hunched over nature in which I'm driving starts to become uncomfortable and it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,426
Posted By big31
Re: What did you do working on you Model A today

New steering day! Very excited to put some miles on... to tired today though.326464
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By big31
Re: Steering gearbox from steering column - newbie question

Took near everyone's advice. Hindsight this wouldn't be difficult to do, but I sure did my best to make it tough.

Bottom line, new steering!



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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By big31
Re: Steering gearbox from steering column - newbie question

Ok, I'm hearing two things - yes its easier to work with if it's out of the vehicle. The other is that if I can get the sector housing off I can separate the steering column from the gearbox?
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By big31
Steering gearbox from steering column - newbie question

Greetings again forbarn.

From my last post (https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=203511) I've decided to rebuild/replace my steering gearbox. I have Les Andrews book and a 1931 closed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,060
Posted By big31
Re: First post - opinions on suspension and braking

Interesting tid-bit/story and update to this thread.

Based on information in this thread I went looking for someone who knows Model A's to let them take it for a test drive and get an opinion....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,060
Posted By big31
Re: First post - opinions on suspension and braking

Thanks so much for the help guys. Here's to hoping I'm just a few beers away from something a bit more solid/safe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,060
Posted By big31
Re: First post - opinions on suspension and braking

My '31 is just a pickup not an AA or anything heavy-duty.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,060
Posted By big31
Re: First post - opinions on suspension and braking

I will research this as well. As I wasn't aware they were present till this post. Again doubtful they've been touched... ever.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,060
Posted By big31
Re: First post - opinions on suspension and braking

@Ian - awesome thread. Thanks for the advice. My brakes since being redone/re-calibrated do operate fine, again at 35 or less. I fear faster. Sounds like a visit to someone who knows A's would be a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,060
Posted By big31
Re: First post - opinions on suspension and braking

Thanks for the reply George. I have no doubt my steering needs some work. I'm curious - at 35mph+ my truck feels like I could be a pilot on one of the Apollo missions (pretty rough), is this "normal"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,060
Posted By big31
First post - opinions on suspension and braking

Regards,

First time poster, been keeping tabs here for a few years. I've recently inherited my Dad's '31 truck making me a 3rd owner of a "farm-special" if it were.

I've since replaced all...
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