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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,691
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Will there be any model As left?

It's how it is, only thing that gripes me is the keeping of titles with the body instead of the chassis. On Fords thats the deal, chassis is your VIN... don't get me wrong, I'm a life long hot rodder...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,507
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Title goes with Frame or Engine?

I worked for Pete and Jake's building chassis for years and can tell you its an issue here, back in the 90's there was a lot of bills passed to help through SEMA. Missouri title stays with chassis. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 902
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Best repo ring and pinion?

Thanks Tom, and again thanks for your tech articles... tremendous help for understanding and tool making. I was able to locate an Italian set and have the lath ready just in case.
excited to get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 902
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Best repo ring and pinion?

Brent, any vender you favor?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 902
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Best repo ring and pinion?

Perfect! Will get it ordered. Thanks guys!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 902
Posted By KCTA Chris
Best repo ring and pinion?

I have a broken gear and have decided to upgrade to the 3:54 gear set. Reading a Tom Endy article (Thank you Tom, for putting the knowledge out there!) he says most new gear sets being excellent...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Did I get a defective U-Joint?

yea I was real happy with Berts, he also helped me out with some original parts years ago. I also had the battle of the poor repop headlight lenses a year ago on a '39 COE, apparently some were made...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Did I get a defective U-Joint?

Called the vendor, Bert's... very good customer service and refund plus shipping.
Found another good factory ujoint close by so hopefully I'll be up and running again soon.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Did I get a defective U-Joint?

Might also add I drive often on the Highway and out of state so important to keep vibrations down. Thanks!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2020, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By KCTA Chris
Did I get a defective U-Joint?

I had a random noise in the running gear around 30 mph letting off gas. Happened once, then again, and now constant... reading past posts it sounds very much like a U joint problem. I noticed my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-22-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: 35-36 truck grill lacing

So true... nothing wrong with knowing the details. Thanks guys big help.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: 35-36 truck grill lacing

That helps! We're missing the clips so there is some confusion.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By KCTA Chris
35-36 truck grill lacing

I thought this would be an easy find but not having much luck.
Does anyone have a couple detail pics to show the correct way the truck grill lacing fits? I assume its tucked into the "slots" and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Any AA trucks running 55mph?

Guys thanks for the replies, lots of good stuff here.
Keep it coming.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Any AA trucks running 55mph?

Bob C - Yes! very interested in what you have happening here.
Details?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By KCTA Chris
Any AA trucks running 55mph?

I've read in other forums that a few AA owners have a obtained a cruising speed of 55 with Mitchell, engine mods, high/low and the higher speed rear end (I dont think there is a way of improving the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,457
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

Found the answer to my trouble home, the timing gear.
Gave me a little confusion as the teeth didn't strip so it would start (but not right up). I believe the cam nut worked all the way loose after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By KCTA Chris
College "A" On Shorpy

Good fun on this one, love the details like the devil plate topper!

Large view:
https://www.shorpy.com/node/24783?size=_original#caption
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,457
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

Thanks again guys! The artwork is digital print on cotton tent canvas, I was worried about adhesion since its a weather treated canvas but has help up of two years of road abuse. I'm a designer by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,457
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

Thanks, thats about my limit without overdrive or gears, the tall rear tires help. I'm worried anything over and I'll be picking my visor and roof up off the highway.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,457
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

Close to home but still had to drive the interstate for 60 miles. Suffering lack of power and the radiator issue I stopped every 10 miles to add 1/2 gal of water. I choose on-ramps with a downward...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,457
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

Here's a little in car video, sorry for the noise!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht1ODCvE8oo
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,457
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

I worried about a blown intake gasket and fear of burning valves so I ran a little richer than usual. Biggest was issue now was the warmer temperature and radiator problem, at slower speeds it was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,457
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

Driving would have its challenge and suddenly the motor acted like it ran out of gas, no power and shut it down on the roadside. First thought was timing gear as Ive been there before. Pulled the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,457
Posted By KCTA Chris
Re: Road trip: making it there and back

Day 3. The night before I detected a bit of stumble and assumed it was water in gas (we had also been running 87 octane 10% meth gasoline from some flooded area gas stations) cleaned my main idle...
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