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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Suspicious Threads?

I don't believe they are viruses. That particular person has started some threads with a title and no lead in sentence but just a link to a picture. If you hover your mouse over the title of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,130
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Clutch replacement costs...

It's going to cost you a bundle so I recommend you find someone in a club who has done many of them. The thing is, the clutch is sandwiched in between two relatively hard to move major book-ends. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Car has Zero Electric

Do you have a battery cut-off switch that needs to be turned back on? Sounds too simple, but I have been fooled by the silliest stuff. :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: USB charger socket for 6 V system

I bought a 6 to 12-volt inverter, fused it and mounted it under the car on the back side of the cross rail that is just behind the battery. From there, I ran two wires (neither can touch ground) up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,438
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Side Mirror Installation Tips Needed

When I did my restoration, I had three hinge pins that were real buggers. A pneumatic hammer with a punch tip worked very well and did not do any damage to anything else. If you use this method,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 894
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Positive Ground

I think a common mistake with not understanding positive ground is just that folks over-think it.

Other than polarity, wiring, testing and trouble-shooting positive ground is no different than...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 716
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Reliability

After 90 years, I would say that is reliable all in and of itself. Other than that, I suppose it depends on whether you live in a place where your daily driving is going to be confined to regular...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: I found this in my Carburetor today

It looks like exactly the right shape, and if it is a home-made deal, someone went to a pretty good length to get the two notches cut so precisely and square. The choke plate is not critical because...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Pet Names For Significant Other

I tend to be a bit more diplomatic. "Yes, dear!" usually works. "don't stop Here, stop over there" ; "yes dear".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,404
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Model A prices...going which way?

Consult your local crystal ball.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Strange E-brake observation

I must say, those are sure nice and clean!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 724
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: another project? our gas level gauge inop

Oh good grief! If you bought a Model A, you have pretty much bought yourself a career of "projects". :D :eek:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,254
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Every 500 Miles!??

I have an engine that was rebuilt about 600 miles before we went on a 400+ mile tour. I changed oil the day before the tour. The engine didn't use a "drop" of oil, well I lied.. a few drops wound...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,223
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

Someone once told me to sell my 64-1/2 Mustang.... and I did. :( Went many years, then bought a '29 Tudor. ;)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 868
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: 1929 Hood Latches won't reach

It is a fact that the cowl welting material does not go all the way under the top hinge rod. The wire goes all the way but only bare and clamped down with a special hooked bolt. Please read this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 930
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Starter Foot pain

I bought that one for both my convenience and for my wife. I really like it. Kind of spendy, but easy to install. Probably not as easy as the sparky start, but I like the no-foot-starter.

I was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: shimmy or death wobble

At pretty slow speeds (fortunately) the front-end starts a rhythmic oscillation where the front tires wobble back and forth. Probably called death wobble because it can be scary, especially if you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Improved Steering Column Support

My 29 included one when I bought the car. From the stuff I read, its only a matter of drilling one hole to modify the 30-31 support to fit the bolt pattern of the 28-29 dash rail. The reason mine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,313
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Did you restore the car yourself?

I admire those who do it start to finish by themselves. I just saw one on a tour we have been doing where the guy did a fantastic job, and he did his own paint, body work and did it frame-off.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 01:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Full advance from 28/29

I have the same issue, but I have kind of discounted whether it is important or not, for the simple reason that on my 29, when I am a couple clicks from the bottom of the quadrant, I think that is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,008
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Building a Travel Toolkit

Heading out for a 4-day tour in a couple days. In addition to all the stuff mentioned (including TP), i can think of pliers, bailing wire, crescent wrench, bubble gum, and of course, bungee cords....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,019
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Just wondering if

If you really want to see a case where people don't read before replying, just go to either the MARC or MAFCA Facebook pages. I swear nobody with their little itsy-bitsy cell phone screens bother to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 560
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Resonant Rattle

I keep complaining about rattles and squeaks and my wife tells me to "chill out". She likes it and says it is part of the character of a 90 year-old car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 995
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: No air filter . . .

The folks at Renner's Corner say that an air filter will run the carb too rich and the result would be more damaging than a small amount of dust and dirt to begin with. The air filter was definitely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: battery power loss mystery

Maybe the charger is at fault or the connection to the battery. I would check those first. Also, check the electrolyte in the battery cells.
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