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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,386
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Re: Rear Axle Keys

Great thread here. After reading I removed the rear wheels and checked the torque on mine and only had 50 # or so on the right side and 75 # on the drivers side. Did a total brake restoration 5 yrs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Re: Tie Rod and Drag Link Seal Caps

I just went thru the steering on my truck and yes, the seal cap IDs are too small. Dan and Jeff @ Snyders know about this and are having their supplier open up the hole on their next production run....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Re: Exterior handle ID

Check the major suppliers - i.e. Snyders, Brattons, Berts, etc.
Very similar to the handles on my 29 CCPU.

Ford used this style handle on 26-27 Model T and 28-29 Model A CCPU's
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Re: Way off topic.. Ryan.. let this run a little..


You may need to re-install your Canvas software onto your new computer and follow the previous link for compatibility then copy your files onto a USB flash drive and load them onto the new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Re: Way off topic.. Ryan.. let this run a little..

Hi Larry,

You may want to try loading your older Canvas program onto your newer Windows 10 PC.
Here is a link that may help explain the steps needed:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 15,735
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,194
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Re: My 1929 Closed Cab Pickup Project

Great looking progress Nathan,
Every guy needs a truck !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,385
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Re: Longest Trip In Two Years

A good looking 82A truck you have there!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Re: registar of remaining A's

Here is a link to what you might be looking for:

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,209
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Re: Where to find a distributor cap for Mallory dual point distributor

This was discussed several years back:

Hope this link helps.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,254
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Re: Successful clutch install

Beautiful Truck !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,403
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Re: new member

A root canal is more enjoyable than going to the DMV !!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,596
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Re: Ben's auto wrecking yard in Calif.

My parents and us kids lived next door to Ben and his family back in the 50's and early sixties in beautiful Burbank up on the hill. I remember Ben bringing home a 2 pound coffee can full of change...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,297
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Smile Re: pick up earning its keep

After visiting our local 'Home Desperate' about 7 or 8 miles away with lumber to rebuild a couple raised planter boxes, I untied and de-red-flagged the lumber, started to offload and then remembered...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,034
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Re: 52nd Annual Orange County Pancake Breakfast April 28th

Fantastic event - Good food, great cars, nice folk, good raffle prizes.

I am looking forward to meeting up with good friends and making new ones this Sunday.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,512
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Re: Pancake breakfast

An Excellent event well worth attending as there is so much to see, food to eat, people to meet and of course their fabulous raffle. Afterwards the old section of town a few blocks away is great for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,446
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Re: Model a hand crank

Like Tom W, My Renault's (Caravelle, Dauphine & Gordini) and Triumph (66 TR4 A) hand cranked to start. Especially useful back when I was on a low budget and batteries were too $$$.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Re: radiator baffle

You may want to inquire 'BrassWorks' to see if they will sell you one of their baffles.

Best of Success !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,526
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Re: Slow leaking tire tubes

I had a slow leak in one of mine and went to the local auto parts store, purchased a couple new Shraeder valves, unscrewed the old ones, installed the new ones and they've been holding air for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,829
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Re: Pickup Group

Same here - count me in as well.

btw - here is a link to what I believe might be a 'dead' pickup site:


Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,824
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Re: My 29 CCPU on the road

Congrats !!!!

Fantastic Feeling to finally get her out on the road under her own power!!

Nothing like driving an 'A' and thanks for sharing your progress with the rest of us !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 24,839
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Re: My New Project! CCPU

Looks like a fun project.
Every Guy needs a Truck!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,704
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Re: Orange County Pancake Breakfast - Revisited

Haven't missed attending in several years - The Best venue in SoCal !!
I'll keep my fingers crossed that the city gets their act together and you'll be able to get it going again.
But will there be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,342
Posted By SoCal_Alden
Re: Money found in cars

40 yrs ago I bought a used Renault Dauphine for $50. In cleaning it up I removed the drivers side floor mat and found a crisp $100 bill. Being young and naive at the time, I returned it to the guy...
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