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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,258
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Kerosene

That is how Pop taught me to do it. However, I agree, pulling the pan is still better, especially on an engine that you haven't had open before.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,543
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Newly acquired '31 AA

Wow, what a great looking truck. Congrats. You will get her running and smoothed out in no time.

The one piece of advice I give all new Model A owners.... Avoid the temptation to upgrade things...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By KGBnut
Re: 62

Yes, with the '30 Standard Coupe some people have removed the package tray and moved the seat further back. You gain 3 - 4 inches.

My Coupe is unmodified. I am 5'11" and have the seat adjusted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By KGBnut
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,434
Posted By KGBnut
Re: 9th Annual 31 & Older Only Car Show

Can't wait. Praying for good weather. Of course, last year it was fun even in the rain.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Update on starting problem

Also, if your battery is draining when the car sits, one important thing to check is to ensure that your generator cut-off is working properly.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,696
Posted By KGBnut
Re: LED Head Lamp Upgrade

I'm really interested in hearing what your impressions are once you have them and have driven with them for a while.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Additional Fuses

I have a fuse on the starter, but I also put a small fuse box high on the drivers side kick panel. Any accessories I have added go through that.

By the way, the fuse I have on the starter is not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By KGBnut
Re: 31 Coupe Windshield Pivot

I've replaced those on mine. I had a very hard time getting them to press in tight enough to stay. They still wiggle a bit in the holes. If I was pickier, I might bring them to a machine shop to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Wire spoke wheel trueing

I know that there are more precise ways of doing it using heat...but I did a pretty good job with just some hammers, a slide-hammer, and a lot of patience. Mine are all within an 1/8 of an inch of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,504
Posted By KGBnut
Re: What's the latest you can remember anyone using an A?

I drive mine a lot...and when I'm not driving it my father usually is. However, I will admit it is not the primary car for either of us.

However, there was a guy in my town that drove his '31...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By KGBnut
Re: OK,I wanna change my......

I've got a four-blade, and I've done it without taking the radiator out. I wouldn't recommend it. It really isn't hard to pull the radiator. It will give you an opportunity to clean some things up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,500
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Tube shocks

I am another fan of Ken Davis's shocks. When I got my Coupe all the shock linkage parts were missing. Ken's set was a very affordable solution. There is no question that it is a stiffer ride than...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,132
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Oil pan baffle

I know that you already got it out, but I thought I would share my technique. I put a board across the open pan, then slip a big C clamp alongside and under the baffle. I then gently screw in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,890
Posted By KGBnut
Re: LED Headlights

This is a little different, but I thought that it might be useful to somebody. My daughter's daily-driver is a '74 Beetle and it had lousy headlights. I stumbled across these and absolutely love...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,799
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Gas today-can you beat this?

I think I paid $2.65 the other day here in Connecticut. That is with corn crud. It is next to impossible to find corn free gas in our state.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,406
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Tom Endy

There are many helpful people here on the Fordbarn, but Tom is a real standout. He is incredibly helpful and welcoming, even to a stupid newbie like me.

Tom, I wish you a speedy recovery!

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,514
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Easy Oil Pan Baffel Removel

That is a clever idea. I've always done it with a board and a big C-Clamp. It allows me to crank it out slowly and gently....no oil splatter...no dents...

Nice to know that there are lots of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,462
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Black Friday (Tool) Suggestion

As an aside...

My grandfather was friendly with the guy that invented Vise-Grips. He worked with some of the early prototypes and gave him some feedback. I have one that he gave him as an early...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,547
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Anybody modified an ATV/mower snow plow for Model A?

The rear end in a Model A will not stand up to plowing. It is not geared for it. However, a AA will plow just fine.

Most doodlebugs have truck or tractor rear ends. My father's was a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Leaking carb

That is a common place for a leak to appear in the carb. Also, shutoff valves do wear. They can usually be polished, re-seated, or even just tightened.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,125
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Sale price

Find a way to keep the previous owner connected. The fella that was the previous owner of my car was a big supporter of his local little league. I found a baseball card when I was cleaning the car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Scavenger Hunt

I'm interested, but I don't fully understand what I'm supposed to take pictures of. Just any picture of my car?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By KGBnut
Re: who repairs/sells vacuum wipers?

The rebuilder that I have used is Ficken. His website has recently changed:


Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,912
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Quick Point Gap Setting Tool

I don't use a feeler gauge. The standard thread for the adjustable part of the ignition points is 32 threads per inch. I put them on the high part of the cam, turn the adjuster in until the points...
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