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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: 1928 Oil Pan

That's kinda what we ran into with our Sept. build '28 Roadster. I think the post 1928 oil pans with the small drain plug are fine. If you're running a clean engine and modern detergent motor oil it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Proper crankshaft grinding

Interesting, Thanks for the video link:)

On the cost of re-surfacing... would a guy be money ahead with a new Scat crank or Burlington crankshaft? Just curious.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Model A Horn

I bought one of A&L's Stewart horns and the quality is amazing. It works fantastic. Kept the original in a box on a shelf in the garage.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,277
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

Not sure I'll ask him next time I see him. I think it was the B-J people
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,277
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

77Birdman that very same thing happened here at home to a rather wealthy farmer friend that goes to our church.

He was at the B-J auctions about 4 or 5 years ago and plunked down cash for what he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,277
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

You're probably right on the restoration cost, and, the guy did a lot of the work himself. Could you imagine hiring out that level of restoration. Yikes.

I guess bringing this back to Model A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,190
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,277
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

Gary, nice cars they look great;) Well done.

I agree with rotorwrench, that the Model A Fords left the Assy. lines in pretty darn good condition. Henry wouldn't have accepted junk. And also, in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,190
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

Yes, and soon people will ask 'What was Sears?'

Going the route of Montgomery Wards and S.S. Kresge Co. which later became K-Mart and then bought by Sears.

JC Penny is right behind them they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,277
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

You guys are going about this all wrong. You need to do your homework.

Luckily I'm not too real far from Chicago. I can get a car painted plus $20 free body work by Earl, for $99.95:)

You just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,026
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: MMO non believers

Ab-so-LUTE-ly;););)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,451
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: One note to modern engine oils

I was at Farm King Friday and saw that they carry Kendall GT-1 20w-50 Performance motor oil, and on the front of the bottle it says 'contains zinc'.

I bought a number of quarts of the stuff, at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,451
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: One note to modern engine oils

Even if your engine is smoking:p:p:p
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,026
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: MMO non believers

And you can try THIS. Works great in all engines.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2dFX5POvPg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Im going to be buying some tubes and tires. good tubes? bad tubes?

I have those tubes on the '36 Ford, 16 inch rims, and they almost never need air added to them. Maybe 2-3 pounds every other year at best. I like that:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,056
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Quick Jack Car Lift

I'd favor this route also, if your garage can fit one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Oval speedometer

Doc oftentimes the reproduction dash panels won't fit quite right, making the bottom two screws not lining up like they should.

Best to let that part ride don't try to force a screw in those two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Great experience with Schwalm's!

That is a wise move, spend your money up-front for quality and forget it!

And again, thanks for posting your positive review. It is refreshing to hear something good and not somebody bitching...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Water pump... Just grease or something else?

Werner I've never seen that before. Good idea!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Model A Fords to be with us for a LONG time yet

Quite true. I passed an early 80's Lincoln Towncar on the road the other day and it was sporting Illinois Antique Plates. Looked to be in fantastic shape. Very legal, just struck me as 'I remember...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Model A Fords to be with us for a LONG time yet

This story is 2 years old, nothing new, but the coming electric car saga keeps popping up in the news. Ford is pushing for it also. Saw it today, again, on the local news channel. Didn't find a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,510
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Clutch replacement costs...

My comment was totally tongue-in-cheek.

I have seen plenty of Model A's that are downright dangerous to drive or even ride in because someone was either trying to save some money (not always a bad...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: The great American race

Kind of like Drew Alcazar in the Shelby Mustang world.

He took all the credit for building MCA Gold Standard #1+ cars and SAAC award winning restorations when it was disclosed later that he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,510
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Clutch replacement costs...

Looks like we need to find cheaper hobbies:p
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By Jeff/Illinois
Re: Tough guy !

Shoot, that's what driving on Illinois roads is like all the time:p
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