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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By David R.
Re: Extended Warranty

I overheard my son take a call from bathroom remodeler salesman. Evidently when asked how many bathrooms, my son said none inside. We have one toilet outside but it’s a two holer. He feigned a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By David R.
Re: question

If it is legally licensed I would just show up like nothing is out of the ordinary and use proper hand signals etc.,. as required. It takes way more skill to drive an antique over modern one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By David R.
Extended Warranty

I finally answered the telemarketing call for vehicle warranty sales and the gentleman with the heavy Indian accent asked for my vehicle make and model. When I told him 1930 Ford AA he hung up on me?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By David R.
Re: Rear Axle Taper - What It Does

Same technology of a morse taper drill chuck attachment.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,136
Posted By David R.
Re: Hot water heater will not fit

There isn’t a lot of room in there. I had thought about doing a hot water heater, but since I found a big crack in my exhaust manifold and now have a brand new one I decided to try a manifold heater.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By David R.
Re: Starter windings . . . a Look-See

Cloth friction tape to repair, don’t use plastic tape, then spray them good with electrical insulating varnish. I got a can at Grainger. Mine looked similar, not quite as bad. I also re insulated...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,082
Posted By David R.
Re: Starter . . . Rebuild or Rebuilt?

I rebuilt mine. Handfuls of rust and mud dauber nests came out when I took it apart. I finally had to heat a couple of the screws in the fields to get them loose. Penetrant and heat over a couple...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,691
Posted By David R.
Will there be any model A’s left?

Every day I see adds: “parting out this model A” or “rolling chassis for sale, I’m keeping body”. Will there be any original cars left?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By David R.
Re: 31 pickup leaking steering box

I put the end plate with the tube in when I rebuilt mine, but it leaked anyway. Turns out it was leaking round the bolts. I pulled the bolts and put thread sealant on them and fixed it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By David R.
Bearing adjustments

I am reading a book by Page (copyright 1929-31) titled “Ford Model A Car andAA Truck”. Page says rod bearings would likely need to be taken up after 10,000 miles and mains after 20-30,000. Do you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,110
Posted By David R.
Pretty good car....

Sound familiar?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,487
Posted By David R.
Re: Ford verse Chevrolet

One of my Dad’s first jobs was running a service station in partnership with his older brother. The owner was a “Ford man”. Dad said the reason he preferred Fords was Henry’s extensive use of roller...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By David R.
Re: I went picking today.........

I seem to be in a model A desert. Not much around here. Went to a pretty good swap meet last fall a couple hours away, one locally held had zero model A stuff. Most things cancelled for the covid.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By David R.
Re: Clutch shaft AA and A the same?

Order three bushings. On the operating side there should be a longer bushing I put two and trimmed one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By David R.
Re: 12 volt?

I could not come up with a good rational reason to convert. Some of my first vehicles were 6 volt, and clean and tight is the rule with lower voltage, or with any electrical system for that matter....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By David R.
12 volt?

I am new to model A’s. Just wondering, I see a lot of guys convert to 12 volt and was wondering why? Other than powering modern accessories I couldn’t come up with a good reason in my head. Seems...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By David R.
Re: Maybe Model A ?

Generic auto mechanic instruction aid. 1920’s I would say.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,222
Posted By David R.
Re: Helpful Tips: Removing Perch Bolts From The Front Axle, Model A

Ditto on the ATF and acetone but so many get offended when you recommend it for some reason? Only drawback is the acetone tends to evaporate in my pump oiler, so I mix as needed. Best I’ve tried.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,222
Posted By David R.
Re: Helpful Tips: Removing Perch Bolts From The Front Axle, Model A

I took two AA axles apart recently. Same only bigger. After liberal baptisms with penetrant, I loosened nuts and between pounding on nut with a big brass hammer and applying twisting force with a BIG...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By David R.
Re: Windsheild wipers

Rainex works. You just have to remember to keep it applied. My son was away at college and his wipers failed in a storm at night and he couldn’t see to drive. I told him to buy some rainex and paper...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By David R.
Re: Ratchet Type Seat Adjuster

I’m glad you did that. I am needing to build this all from scratch on my AA. I saved it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,156
Posted By David R.
Re: Model "A" Ford Clubs

There are apparently none near me. WV
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,355
Posted By David R.
Re: Trailer hitch

In today’s litigious society where a large number of the population use small percentages of their grey matter, a disclaimer like this would be necessary. To quote a famous movie line, “a mans got...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By David R.
Re: Model A electric wiper inside mount

I’m a long way from that point. Building a recreation of an aftermarket AA all wood body. I was thinking of using a 1940’s jeep vacuum motor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,277
Posted By David R.
Re: More head casting progress...

Beautiful craftsmanship! I’ll bet Henry never dreamed his lady would endure in this way.
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