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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By daveymc29
Re: Turlock

Myself and at least four or five others in Henry's A's. It is easy for us as we're only 60 miles or so away. Sometimes it's a cold muddy mess but it has always been well attended in the years I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By daveymc29
passenger tires

How are the Coker tires now? Looking to buy a couple of sets for 19 inch and a set for 21. Just caught the tail end of some grousing over the tires a guy bought recently that had problems of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Mitchell OD Shift Lever Clearance

I use the Mitchell cable shifter and that eliminates the extra lever and extra slot in the floorboard and carpet. Mitchell sells an expensive cable, but it works and wont let you down. I use a hood...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,955
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Over Drive

My favorite is the Volvo, which is the Laycock de Normanville as was used in the British sports cars of the 50's.One switch that is either in O/D or out. You do need to create a lockout so you Never...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Rotor Position Question

I like the picture and the explanation of how he tests to get spark where he wants it. I thing the picture explains the answer to his question and most of our comments become fluff to show how smart...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Torque on a vintage Cragar OHV head

Any number for Dan Price? email, etc.?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,397
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Model A Registration Woes

Take the paperwork to AAA if you are a member. That will probably be the easiest, nest would be go to your own DMV and present the papers. Get the widow to write out a bill of sale which she signs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,773
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Using Ford Barn as an distraction

We lost our son in 2012 and were told last Thanksgiving our daughter had pancreatic cancer. I asked everyone we knew to pray for her and us. I just couldn't handle losing another child, though they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Trans Bearings

Any trouble getting the o-rings to go into place. I pulled a tranny apart that already had o-rings but they were badly cut and had a good part of the material missing, I tried to get o-rings into the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Your local club's best tours?

I used to take our club and sometimes another club or two to Willits CA for a Steam up of a lot of the old machinery that was used in the harvesting of the redwood forests back in the early days of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Finding a parasitic draw

I have one that comes and goes on both my cars at the fuse holder. If I reverse a circuit breaker in the fuse holder on my coupe it will go dead. If I make sure the shiny rivet is forward in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 12:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,205
Posted By daveymc29
Re: How Many Model A's are left ?

Personally I have run into Five or six collections that aren't open to the public, of all sorts of cars. The bulk of these collections is usually Model T and Model A, seems to me about 50-50. Then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Modern Shocks any good?

Took a ride today to lunch with a friend. We discussed our luck with shocks. I had no good luck getting originals rebuilt, they always leaked from day one and that is from several good old boys over...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,383
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Gear ratio

I have a roadster with 3:27 rear, 400 x 16 tires and a 26% mitchel. Handles the sierras easily with a few 3nd o/d shirts on the long steep parts. I have a good "touring" engine with police head (5.5)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,414
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Veterans Day

USMC, 1954 to 57. Camp Pendleton after MCRD San Diego. Worked in the Test and Experimental Unit, Schools Regiment, Camp Delmar, Oceanside. Took part in testing a development of the P5 Series...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Hot Driver

I bought a kit from a guy in Tx. Name is (Ed?) Davis. It went into my 31 coupe fine and we found the instructions on wiring a bit confusing so I went to a friend who has a unit in his car and found...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By daveymc29
Stop Quick, engine dies

Friend called today with the above. I'm sure it has been addressed several times and hope I gave him the correct answer. I told him to lower the fuel level in the float bowl to not higher than specs....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By daveymc29
Sponsoring a car for local Auto shop class

Our club is in the early stages of sponsoring a car for our local high school auto shop. Have any of you done this and if so how did it work out? Any details will be appreciated. basically we would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,236
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Balancing an engine at home (Newbie)

Check no. 24 above. Murray Horn <horn@xtra.co.nz>
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,577
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Really old gasoline question

Yes, that is normal deterioration of gasoline. I'd use it to clean parts, not to run the machine. I'd also flush out the tank and lines as well as clean the carb before trying to restart the engine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,659
Posted By daveymc29
Re: update on getting dizzy after being under the A.

So this morning I had my normal breakfast with a latte' and glass of water. about a half hour later I drank two 8 oz glasses of water and read the paper a few minute, ours is getting smaller by the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,659
Posted By daveymc29
update on getting dizzy after being under the A.

So I spoke with my Doctor about crawling out from under the car and feeling a bit dizzy. He said that is very common with older folks and especially folks on blood thinners Fortunately you can help...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By daveymc29
Re: steering stabilizer

Mine came off because I watched the action through a lock to lock test and it bent the tie rod a bit. Didn't like the idea of bending it back an forth with every turn. I guess the tie rod could take...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By daveymc29
Re: rumble seat ins & outs

Just like mounting a horse, left foot first. Under forty and underweight works best. High heels are out. Cut the carpet sounds like a grand idea. Have a steading hand available and insist the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By daveymc29
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