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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,593
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Snyder’s 6:1 head

I installed one of these 6:1 heads a couple years ago. I cleaned the block surface of all old gasket material then placed the head on the bare block. The head was warped about 0.013"! They offered...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,194
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Check your fan blades

You can also use the locking nut for the pin through the axle that locks your king pins in place. In an emergency you are always carrying two of them. Just put it back when you are done!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,153
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: What strange comments or questions have you heard about your Model A

I took my 29 Tudor to my grandson's 1st grade class. 16 kids will fit in that car! Then one by one I had each kid sit in the driver's seat & "drive" as I explained he gas gauge and other details. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Besides carefully, how do you move an A' with no rear axle?

Do you know anyone that tows a car behind their RV? Those car dollies are maneuverable, stable to adapt your car to if it is a friend, the thing should be cheap or free.

You mentioned...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 19,457
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Model A car names

"Peanut" came with about five, 5 gallon buckets of peanuts under & behind the seat of my 28 roadster pickup & one tired mouse. He didn't get to shell most of them before being evicted along with his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,466
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Curious of your preference

I agree with Marty in Ohio. In modern cars there is an automatic throttle cancelation if you touch the brakes. Not so in our 90 year old cars. Accidents happen quickly & unexpectedly. No time to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Installing tie rods without removing backing plate?

A friend gave me a home made tool to turn the screws at the end of the tie rods and it works even with the wheels straight ahead. He used a piece of 1" x 1/8" steel flat bar & bent one end at a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,451
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: MAFCA TecTip - Lub Steering Gear

I have been using corn head grease in an F-100 box for over a year with no leaks and no problems. It always had a slow drip with 600W. This is just my experience. I've added a zerk fitting at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,294
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: New Snyders head

I use a 5.9 Snyder's head and smoothed the combustion chambers with an air grinder to eliminate the potential hot spots as in an earlier post.

I also set the head on my bare block with out a head...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,228
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: To Frequent Drivers: What Function Concerns You The Most?

I can't think of a part that concerns me that hasn't been mentioned. I have spent at least a week on the road each year since 1984 & I have been part of those "roadside seminars".

At regional or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Tillotson Carburetor

I checked float level and talked to the local experts for any advice to solve my problem. Every one of the experts had a story about a leaking carb but no good suggestions for a cure. I never tried...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Tillotson Carburetor

I lived with a Tillotson for 29 years and it gave alittle better mileage that the Zeniths in our club on mileage runs. It also warped. There is nothing like opening the shop and be greeted by the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,340
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Thermostat?

I run a 160. I rebuilt the radiator several years ago and had more fins per inch than stock. I was the only car of five that did not overheat on a three week trip to Calgary. I went with the 160...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,550
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: 1929 Tudor 'Barner' count....

My Tudor is June 29 on the firewall. I've claimed it since age 11 when my Dad bought it. We are carrying the 4th generation now. It was in Reno recently for the National.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Trailer hitch for Model A pickup

Thanks for the many ideas & comments.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By Fordfan29
Trailer hitch for Model A pickup

I'd like to see & hear ideas for a trailer hitch for my 28 pickup. I'm not looking for one from a parts vendor. I'd like to build one that might have been done back in the day.

What have you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Roadster Pickup rear spring suggestions

Thanks for all the tips. I always learn something on the barn.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Fordfan29
Roadster Pickup rear spring suggestions

I've got a 1928 Roadster pickup that is a survivor. It runs & drives great but the thing rides like a truck (duh). I'd like to hear some ideas to get the rear suspension a bit softer. The goal is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Steering box oil

I have been using corn head grease for about a year in an F-100 box. It stopped the small leak. I added a zerk fitting on the bottom of the housing to shoot some of the grease on to the sector...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2018, 12:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,550
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: 1929 Tudor 'Barner' count....

June 29 Tudor owned since age 11. My Dad thought he owned it though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,830
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: It's Time A Owners Apologize

And they are a car that does not need a big expensive sound system. The music is built in. If you have to turn on a radio you have bought the wrong car. Sorry.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Proper use of the back seat

Big back seats have their disadvantages. A friend owns a 1930 Pierce Arrow 139" wheel base sedan. The back seat is so big that even if you got a girl back there you might not be able to catch her!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,696
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: How to stop gel caps from melting?

Consider using the smallest disposable syringe available at your pharmacy. No needle of course. The syringes are small, cheap and once loaded would be easy to dispense small amounts of lubricant.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,048
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Mirrors

Years ago when we had two small kids, I added a rectangular fisheye mirror to each end of the header above the windshield inside our 29 Tudor. They did not show from the outside but gave me lots...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 865
Posted By Fordfan29
Re: Now is the time to interview our parents, friends and relatives!

I fully agree with doing it now! My grandmother lived to be 99 years old and she wrote her own story. She began teaching in the same one room school she graduated from. I missed not interviewing...
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