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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: Don't Forget VOTE

And now it's gone from first post - dunno what happened. :confused:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: Don't Forget VOTE

First post works OK for me, but try this:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 758
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: What is driving an A on snow/ice like? Can you add studs to A tyres?

^This^

Had a Cutlass with 350/4-barrel - too much power, front heavy, rear light and having posi-traction didn't help. It would slide if someone spit on the street. Also had a 4-cylinder Fiero -...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By CHuDWah
Don't Forget VOTE

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=439021&stc=1&d=1597429047


This was in the SEMA-SAN newsletter. Hope it's not too "political" - at least it's neutral. Just think it's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,184
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: Model A - 2 bucks

Guide, aka BLC, aftermarket replacements with the parking light on top. I think they also were OEM on some non-Ford trucks. They've been around since the 30s and became sealed beams at some point. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-29-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,700
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: What Is This Bolt For?

You guys just weren't looking in the right place. :D

My Dad used a temporary version of this when roofing:

https://www.guardianfall.com/performance-safety-products/product/skyhook-roof-anchor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: Where to mount flower vases on a 1930 TUDOR

Not an A or a Tudor but you get the idea:https://i0.wp.com/www.cchamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/pillars417750546.jpg?resize=678%2C456
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: Pickup in 1962

If you're using Windows, you may be able to right-click Ruth's pic, copy it and paste it in your album. Or you can open the sideways pic in Paint (comes with Windows) and there will be a "Rotate"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,044
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: removing flame arrestor or filler screen

https://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/142947.jpg

:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,936
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: Which Car-Like Vehicles Can Tow a Model A?

The advantage of a pickup tow vehicle is you can haul tools, parts, whatever in the bed. Anyway, the U-Haul site you linked gives specs for both trailer and tow vehicle. They say the trailer weighs...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,415
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: Women buy shoes: Guys buy toys[old Fords]

Dang, I gotta read the HAMB more! Very nice old hot rod. That 283/39 trans swap was pretty common "back in the day." I agree I wouldn't change a thing...well, maybe some flames on the hood. :D
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: '32 woody color

FWIW, the Model A color is Manila Brown. AFAIK, all A ('29 - '31) station wagons, special deliveries, and travelers wagons were that color.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,457
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: What are some of the counter intuitive things you have learned about a Model A?

Well, yes and no. The Model A did NOT have a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) as such. Per the Instruction Book:

The engine number is analogous to the VIN in that it identifies a particular...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: Help ID horns

Any markings on them? Bracket on one looks like Model A so I'd agree they're probably aftermarket replacements. $1K each is a little optimistic - maybe for the pair. :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,500
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: Killin time with Covid 19 and JC Whitney

And let's not forget Winky The White Cat :D

https://i1.wp.com/www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/JC-Whitney-20.jpg?resize=340%2C442

Couple of articles on Whitney history:
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,500
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: Killin time with Covid 19 and JC Whitney

That $23 is about $180 in 2020 dollars. For comparison, Snyder sells the 3:78 set for $450. :eek:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,818
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: So you have an all original car...OK...

The "original" debate has been raging for the 60 years I've been involved with old cars and no doubt well before then. It will never be settled because there are so many definitions of the term. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-14-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 779
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: 1932 Ford roadster size question.

I'm 6'. We've owned both Model A coupe and closed cab pickup. The pickup had no seat adjustment and was tight but manageable. The coupe had adjustment but even with the seat all the way back, it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: Model A frame - pickup vs coupe

Yup. Many years ago before we knew this, we put a 30 body on an early frame - hood never did fit quite right.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: Rumble Seat Deck Lids 30-31

Aren't the Cabriolet, Deluxe Roadster, and Sport Coupe the only bodies with rumble seat factory-standard (optional on others with the exception of the Business Coupe)? Interesting all those are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,838
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: Can I run my A on White Lightning Moonshine?

And it ended at -37. Commodity traders had little or no storage for oil coming due for delivery per contract, and for which there was no demand. So they were paying to have it taken off their hands.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,956
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: How Were They Painted?

There's lots of how-to info on the net about painting a car with a brush (or usually a roller). Hot Rod even did an article on it:
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,203
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: 30-31 instrument panel

FWIW...

I've had cars with 28 - early-30 and late-30 - 31 panels. They were original - never had a repro. The bare panels fit OK but became obstinate with the gauges and switch in them. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: How Should the Instrumental Panel Light Connect to the Steering Wheel Light Circu

A closeup of the light:

https://v3t4b3d9.stackpathcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/1930_06-fig_919.png


It is mounted under the dash rail above the instrument panel as opposed to the earlier...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-18-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,129
Posted By CHuDWah
Re: Anyone catch it?

Wow - whole lotta drama over semantics. OK, amended comment:

Happy now? :rolleyes:
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