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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
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Re: Front Hub Advice Needed

Before the Model A era a few makes of cars, Chrysler comes to mind, had hydraulic brakes. It was determined that these cars needed molded linings as hydraulic brake pressure exceeded the foot...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-04-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By barnstuf
Re: 64 1/2 Mustang catpet

Just to help establish a time frame for this change I had a new Mustang on order, it was built in September and I took possession of it from my Ford dealer on Sept 30,1964. The carpet is under the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By barnstuf
Re: Do you use gasket sealer on cork gas gauge gaskets ?

Cork gas gauge gaskets work best dry, and used with brass slip washers. The brass slip washers used with them allow them to keep their shape and not distort. In my 2 year old Snyder's catalog they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By barnstuf
Re: Anecdotes About Stalling on Train Tracks in the Model "A" Era

In the 1930's in my area there were no signal lights where the railroad tracks crossed the highway. I recall several accidents caused at night by drivers running into the side of the train cars as...
Forum: Model-A 03-30-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 99
Posted By barnstuf
Genuine Ford Standard Connecting Rod

Standard connecting rod Ford part number A-6200-A I found in a Ford dealership storage barn where it had been for years. It has not been used, but exterior surface has become a bit rough. Yes it...
Forum: Model-A 03-30-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By barnstuf
Re: Unused 1928-29 Spare Tire Covers, Black

These are black naugahyde covers and I am reducing the price to $34.95 each + postage.
Forum: Late V8 03-28-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 64
Posted By barnstuf
Massachusetts Year of Mfg License Plates

Offering LOW NUMBER Massachusetts license plates for antique vehicle Year of Manufacture registration. I am at my winter residence in Vermont and they are with me. Due to the corona virus self...
Forum: Model-A 03-28-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By barnstuf
Forum: Model-A 03-28-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By barnstuf
New York Times Full Page Model A Article

Todays (March 27th) New York Times has an almost full page article on one family that has owned a 1931 Slant Window Fordor through several generations. It is on page B9 which is part of the Business...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,281
Posted By barnstuf
Re: Flame arrestor?

Just as an aside to this discussion I would like to mention I am an old timer and from my youth days I recall all gasoline trucks that delivered gasoline to service stations had a chain from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By barnstuf
Re: License Plates

There has been 15 responses regarding license plate type for using an antique car for daily use. No one has mentioned your insurance policy. Insurance companies are not 100% equal. Your company...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 03-13-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By barnstuf
Re: model T Motor Home

Around 1935 my Dad's brother drove his Model TT truck motor home from Barlow Ohio to Cape Cod for a visit. The motor home was not fancy but served the purpose. About 20 mph was top speed for an 850...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,281
Posted By barnstuf
Re: Flame arrestor?

In the Model A production era gas pumps were more primitive and the hose nozzles were usually not grounded. Putting the nozzle in the tank could create a spark, hence the arrester was needed. Think...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By barnstuf
Re: 1931 Model AA Paddy Wagon

In 1958 I was looking for a Model A or AA truck for my business. I found an AA Police paddy wagon for sale in the area of Gloucester Mass and also a US Mail truck on the passenger car chassis in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,345
Posted By barnstuf
Re: Miles Per Gallon

My Coupe with 3.78 rear end and a Tillotson F1 B carburetor consistently delivered 25 to 26 mpg on 100 mile trips I regularly made. That all changed when I upgraded the cars appearance with paint...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By barnstuf
Re: LeBaron Bonney or Marks roadster windshield.

As was said in the above post LeBaron Bonney Company only made the items common to their auto upholstery line. Yes, they did carry other items made elsewhere in their retail line to complement their...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By barnstuf
Re: 1928 60-A 2-Window Fordor Sedan "air vents"......

My Dad bought a new 1928 Fordor in early September 1928 from the Ford dealer in our area.. It had a ventilator on the drivers side only, and I remember it clearly.
Forum: Model-A 02-24-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By barnstuf
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By barnstuf
Re: Some question/concerns Water pump pulley/fan hub

What you have is an old time replacement hub and bolt on fan blades that were a common replacement part years ago. With exact copy of original fans now available what you have is now not common. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 856
Posted By barnstuf
Re: 1930 Coupe Acquired 2/22/41, 79 Years ago

I am glad to see my story has been well received and that being a Cape Codder fellow hobbyists drop in to see me at the summer time of year. I look forward to seeing "oldman" and "wyankee" this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,527
Posted By barnstuf
Re: Tom Endy: Transmission Bearings (Hyatt style)

I do not want to use the word impossible, but I do find it hard to believe that Ford Motor Company used Hyatt ball bearings. The Hyatt bearing company was for many years owned by General Motors...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 856
Posted By barnstuf
1930 Coupe Acquired 2/22/41, 79 Years ago

My oldest son said "Dad you are about to start your 80th year of owning the Coupe" which got me to thinking. My parents gave me the $30 real nice car as a birthday present on Feb 22, 1941, even...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By barnstuf
Re: Main and rod bearing adjustment ?

An overdrive with a 3.54 rear axle ratio can be a strain on the engine if used in high range in hilly country driving. I am a long time Model A owner, not a mechanic, but an engine overhaul should...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By barnstuf
Re: Carl's early Ford parts Mar Vista, CA

To reminisce gz just above remembered Greenland. I do also. Sheldon Greenland I believe bought out Red Grow, who made a small line of parts. Sheldon expanded the business to manufacture more parts...
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