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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,817
Posted By whirnot
Re: Inquiring about transporting Model A

I used a broker called Amerifreight. They require their carriers to have certain levels of insurance, and they have a rating system. I was very happy with them bringing a car from Ohio to Oregon....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By whirnot
Re: License Plates

In 1929 they decided to start issuing plates in July instead of Jan. So they let you run a 1929 plate until July of 1930. By then it was time for the 1931 plate that would expired in July of 1931....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,051
Posted By whirnot
Re: License Plates

I wish I could run a YOM plate on my pickup.
1930 plates don't exist in Oregon.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By whirnot
Re: Bodywork and painting panels on or off the car?

I just finished installing front fenders and splash shields on the chassis. I can't imagine trying to do the front fenders on the car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By whirnot
Re: March 2020 Hemmings Model A calendar pic

Yeah, we were bummed, ours was too. But it got beat out by another roadster with the same color scheme.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By whirnot
Re: green engine paint

Pretty sure Berts has it. The last time I bought some, was from Amazon. Pioneer antique Ford engine paint.
Exact same as what I bought from suppliers before
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-29-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,537
Posted By whirnot
Re: Aries Muffler

Aries and Mitchell MFG. are only about three hours apart.
Roadtrip!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By whirnot
Re: Battery connector corroding

It can also be caused by your generator output being too high. If you are having to add water fairly often, you are boiling the cells dry. That makes the battery emit hydrogen gas and water which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By whirnot
Re: Redneck ( but effective) way to clean gas tank

No, this method does not get all the rust. I really didn't think it would. It does knock off all the loose stuff, and removes a good portion of the rust. If this was a fine point restoration, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By whirnot
Re: Kick Panels

I got my wood kit from Berts Model A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By whirnot
Re: Redneck ( but effective) way to clean gas tank

I thought about the nuts, but was afraid I might not get them all out. So I used 10 pounds of BB steel shot, and 10 pounds of #6.
I was planning on turning it like you explained and doing it again....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By whirnot
Redneck ( but effective) way to clean gas tank

See link:
https://m.facebook.com/groups/1518659498456616?view=permalink&id=2932540970401788
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 925
Posted By whirnot
Re: Front Frame Crossmember

A competent weldor can repair these. I repaired one of mine 8 years ago and it's fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,144
Posted By whirnot
Re: Gear oil

A lot of folks think 600w stands for 600 weight, similar to 90 weight. It doesn't.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By whirnot
Re: commercial color list for 1929

Actually I believe there were more colors available as of August 1930. Then even more in 31.
I am going to use Rubellite red which was introduced in '30. I believe it was the only Red done at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By whirnot
Re: Hand throttle notches

I replaced both of mine, last spring with new ones from Berts. They fit and work perfectly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By whirnot
Re: Hand throttle notches

How badly is the rod worn. If it's just the plate. You can deepen the grooves with a three corner file. If the rod is worn as well, most are, then you are going to have to replace the rod and renew...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,023
Posted By whirnot
Re: Preferred Vendor for parts?

I only buy from Berts. Not only same day shipping, no handling charges, but if you have a question, they know model As inside and out. That's all they do, for 40 years
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 797
Posted By whirnot
Re: Is it possible to repair the upper radiator tank without radiator removal?

Two things to add to Joe's post. First, I always remove the front bumper first. Only two nuts and it just makes everything easier. The take the rear hood hinge post loose. If there are shims or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By whirnot
Re: Transport recommendations

I used Amerifreight, a broker out of Florida to transport my 30 pickup from Ohio to Oregon. I was very happy with them. I dealt with a Richard Jernigan.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By whirnot
Re: New guy in North Idaho

Les Andrews red book is invaluable for the new model A Guy.
I highly recommend Berts Model A for parts, books and info. They have been there for 40 years and do nothing but Model As.
I believe it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By whirnot
Re: Cowl Lites

It depended on the model. Some models had two bulb headlights, with parking lights in the headlights. Others had cowl lights, and single bulb headlights.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,104
Posted By whirnot
Re: So when would my car actually have been made?

So here is a question I have posed several times. My pickup is a Dec 30 according to the frame number. If the engine was built and stamped in Dec 30 and it took three months to get installed and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By whirnot
Re: A big job ahead

It's not too bad, but you need to find a spring spreader you can borrow.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By whirnot
Re: Pitnam arm instalation questin

Or you could do it the way I found my pickup drag link, put the cotter pin in, then screw the plug down on it snug. Yep, leaked grease like crazy and had a serious death wobble! How it never fell off...
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