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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 867
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: What's the latest you can remember anyone using an A?

The summer of 1962 our neighbor used his '28 Closed Cab pickup. He picked me up and took me fishing a couple times. Good memories. It is why I bought my first Model A, a 1928 Closed Cab pickup....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Oil Leak

It takes a bit of time for the leaking oil to make its way after spilling over the rear cap. The oil first deposits to the front side of the flywheel and then when beyond capacity to hold, drips to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Open car arm rest

I don't see how they would work on a sedan. The roadsters, phaetons and other cars with soft sides (side curtains) have the body sockets where these covers are attached to. A sedan has no body...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Open car arm rest

I had Classtique Upholstery make mine for our '29 Phaeton. They made my kit years ago. They used vinyl that matched the seat covers and backed it with a soft non-scratching cloth. Side curtain...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,485
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: A Chinese radiator in a Model A?!!!

[QUOTE=Paul Bjarnason;1725993]I was checking out radiators on Ebay and found this. What does everyone think of this radiator?



https://www.ebay.com/i/121491925180?ul_noapp=true

Comments:
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: 28 phaeton seat upholstery

Classtique
6961 W. Shadow Lake Drive
Lino Lakes, MN 55014

Talk to Mike: 651-484-9022
mike@classtiqueupholstery.com

I used them for a '29 Phaeton, '31 S/W Town Sedan and '30 Standard...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Oil leak

pinball73,
Fresh engines will pull a bit of oil into the combustion chamber and the oil will not burn if the temp is too low. With a leaking head gasket, the oil will show up around a head bolt,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Mini starter

Wick,
I had the same question. I installed the 12 volt starter sold by Snyder's after I had my engine installed (Part # A-11002-X12) and did not want to pull the engine.
I called the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,487
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: OK! Oldtimers, Gimme your best answer, Stuck Engine

Post #29: The engine has inserts. If the engine has aluminum insert bearings, lack of oil at the rear main bearing will lock the engine up as you described. I rebuild engines and after locking up a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,324
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Best Rear Main Seal

From previous post: "would like to thank Dave in MN for the endorsement, but would like to know why dead-on concentric is needed."

You are welcome Terry for the endorsement.

I have used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,324
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Best Rear Main Seal

See next post...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: 2018 Miles

New to me '31 S/W Town Sedan. 2017: 350 miles, 2018: 8,700 miles
Our '29 Phaeton 2017: 10,800 miles, 2018: 3,700 miles
'28 Pickup: 2017: 0 miles, 2018: 0 miles (I have to do something...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 703
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Flywheel housing-horseshoe engine shims

I think Terry realizes the engine is in the car. I think Terry is just letting the OP know that he should have dial indicated the flywheel housing and shimmed it to within .006" to make sure the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,208
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Improved steering box choices

I have installed two of Randy's F1 steering units. One, I have used for about 7,000 miles. No issues and the steering is very good.
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Modern valves

You won't know until you complete a test fit in your block with the lifters and camshaft you plan to use.
Good Day.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,324
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Best Rear Main Seal

I am in agreement with Brent. Proper rear cap alignment, bearing clearances and crankshaft end play will give you a leak free engine with the original oil slinger.

I, like Brent, also build...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Great Story from my Uncles' 1957 Model A trip...

Great Story Enjoyed reading it...Thanks for posting.
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,289
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Do you drive your A in the snow or stormy weather?

George, I am totally in agreement with you.

I just finished a restoration on a '31 S/W Town Sedan that was driven once on salted Minnesota roads and then parked for 8 years without washing it. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: aftermarket oil filter kit

I am with Jim. I have had one of these since 2000 on my Phaeton. 90,000+ miles and the engine is still going strong.
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: pressurized radiator work around

“I can’t envision what 12 measly degrees will mean to your driving experience. Can’t you simply slow down on that hill and accomplish the same thing?”

Bill[/QUOTE]

Bill,
I am no expert...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: B motor fuel pump with downdraft carb?

I am running a B engine with (sometime one or sometime two) Stromberg 97's. I tried an original B fuel pump and had problems with it leaking as the housings were pretty warped.
I converted a Volvo...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,739
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Stroke

Good to have you posting again Bill.
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: pressurized radiator work around

bigd1101,

The size of a zero pressure cap is the same as the 4# cap and they both fit the Brassworks radiators.

A few guys commenting do not understand what radiator you have, I do. I have two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: pressurized radiator work around

The zero pressure cap on the closed system neck will work good. The water that moves to the overflow tank will draw back into the radiator with the zero pressure cap. I have the system you have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Tire cover with mirrors

Tom, You have a good point about the small field of view but they do help. I have one on the driver's side and use it to check the blind spot when the top is up. Yes, there is a good sized blind...
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