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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,243
Posted By Jim M
Re: Gas Shutoff/empty carburetor for overnight/long term parking.

I shut my gas off and let it idle till just starts to spit, then I turn off key. I do it not only because my carb does the same as yours but as a safety precaution. Been doing for quite a while and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,901
Posted By Jim M
Re: Will I fit in a Roadster??

Interesting comments. I have a 29 Roadster that has a LOT of sentimental value to me. I am 5' 8 and 230. I have a way of slipping in and out of the car. Once seated it is no problem and very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,899
Posted By Jim M
Re: What the...$1000+ for a motometer ???

Just goes to prove PT Barnum was right and WAY ahead of his time......lol!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,362
Posted By Jim M
Re: Finally done

Congratulations Dan. It is great seeing a youngster (compared to MOST of us....lol) looking forward to working on Model A's. My only wish is you would move to the east coast of Florida. I have a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By Jim M
Re: Top Irons Are Tight

I have a 29 Roadster that the top was rotten and so was the wood spars. I replace the spars with ones from Lebarron Barney (now out of business) and they work great. I am having a local upholstery...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By Jim M
Re: Speedometers rebuild

Mine works GREAT thanks to papanick! He even set it at the original (MY original) mileage.
Had a guy follow me and we checked at 30 mph and 40 mph and it was right on.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By Jim M
Re: Pasadena High School Model A Club-- Update 6 of 6

Wonderful idea. I have a friend who just retired and some time ago we got into a discussion about my new hobby - a 1929 Model A roadster and all the cars I had when I was a teenager and wish I had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By Jim M
Re: Upholstery Panel Cloth- need 1 yard

Try a local upholstery shop. I have one near me that has lots of tubes with small amounts of left overs from previous jobs. Great thing about that is you can see how it matches before buying. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,199
Posted By Jim M
Re: How do you load a non-running A onto a trailer without damaging it

When I bought mine from RI to FL I got 4 husky friends and they rolled it up on my trailer without a problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By Jim M
Re: Forum search question

OMG Thanks sooo much guys!!! Got exactly what I wanted in just a few seconds.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By Jim M
Forum search question

Is there a way to search the forum for words. For instance if I search for "door hinge" I get every post that has the word "door" and all the posts that have the word "hinge". I must be doing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By Jim M
Re: Top irons help please

should have said 1/4 inch thick.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By Jim M
Re: Top irons help please

I had exactly the same problem when I bought my car. I tried a lot of different things without success when I got a PM from someone who had just done this by using plastic cutting boards he bought...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,075
Posted By Jim M
Re: New guy seeking advice

I have a 29 Roadster. I am 5'9 and 220. Have NO problem getting in and out when the top is down. I only put the top up in the rain which is not very often but it is NOT a daily driver so that will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 205
Posted By Jim M
29 Roadster cowl pannel

[B][/B Doing the interior of my 29 Std Roadster. I have been able to make patterns of the doors and seat but there are NO cowl panels on the car. Is there anywhere I can get a full size pattern for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 881
Posted By Jim M
Re: shock absorbers which go where?

Short arms are front, longs on rear. I don't know how to tell the correct placement on the shocks. I just put mine on last week and luckily they were marked. Mine were one of the last sets done by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,503
Posted By Jim M
Re: Installed battery cutoff switch today.

I have mine under the hood instead of the cab. They both have pro's and con's...what ever works for you! Looks great!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Jim M
Re: Any trick to getting the hinges out of 29 Roadster

Thanks to everyone...I have success! I did some searching for the best liquid to put on and hands down it came back 50/50 ATF/Acetone and let it sit overnight. I then used an impact driver that I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Jim M
Any trick to getting the hinges out of 29 Roadster

I am doing some interior work in my 29 Roadster and the door hinges are definitely worn to where the doors don't close properly. I used some spray on the rust and the nuts that I can get to loosened...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By Jim M
Re: Pressure Plate

FWIIW I followed what Tom said in his article when I installed a new clutch disk and it works GREAT!! Tom is a wonderful asset to our hobby.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,509
Posted By Jim M
Re: Introducion

Werner,

Welcome to the Forum. I have a 29 Roadster - my first real antique car. I was into old tractors, mainly John Deere and old make and break engines. Sold all that stuff when we retired...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,738
Posted By Jim M
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 948
Posted By Jim M
Re: brake parts and grease

Just curious - what is wrong with the springs??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,542
Posted By Jim M
Re: Front and Rear Spring Restoration

I did EXACTLY the same thing to my rear spring and it came out beautiful. Actually found a graphite spray lubricant called Slip Plate that I sprayed on. Critical thing is grinding off any wear and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,126
Posted By Jim M
Re: Brake floaters

I have them installed and quite honestly I have so many other problems with my brakes can't really comment on them. But I do have a question as I have been reading a lot about brakes. How many of...
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