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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,050
Posted By gary678*
Re: Manifold Cooking

Tried it a few times as I think this is a "Fun Idea" and would be a great club activity. My results and recommendations: 1) Backed the "A" out of the garage and let idle for 1 minute; checked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 865
Posted By gary678*
Re: Tow Companies

Ditto with Brad in #5. I have had the Hagerty Level 3 Policy for the last three years and have never used it. I believe the rate to be reasonable and the "Peace Of Mind" that goes with it!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-29-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By gary678*
Model A muffler-"HOG 301"

I recently obtained a Model A muffler with HOG 301 stamped into the side of the muffler. Does anyone know the origin or manufacturer of this unit? Thanks for any info! Gary
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By gary678*
Re: Everyday driver insurance

I have Hagerty "Drivers Club"; use as a daily driver with unlimited emergency roadside service including guaranteed flatbed towing and other roadside services; collision for $30,000. After 3+ years...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,100
Posted By gary678*
Re: Tools

I have my dad's two sets of S-K ratchets that are 50+ years old ... excellent quality! Over the last 10 years or so I have purchased several Kobalt tools and power tools and they have held up well......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,316
Posted By gary678*
Thumbs down Re: Harbor Freight tape measures come up short

I've had a few that were given free with other purchases. All broke after a few uses. I don't like using this term, but they are "junk"!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 967
Posted By gary678*
Re: Cast iron brake drums

Ditto on the comments above; Randy is the best!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By gary678*
Re: Loud Speedometer!

There is speedometer lube (graphite) available from most of the "A" vendors, small tube and works great. I would take the cable completely off to clean it first. Hang it vertically so it is straight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,227
Posted By gary678*
Re: Garage heat

I should have added more details to my earlier post (#14). My garage is detached from house, R30 in the ceiling, R15 in walls, concrete floor. I only use the portable kerosene heater when working...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,227
Posted By gary678*
Re: Garage heat

Well insulated garage, portable kerosene heater... does the job in New York's Hudson Valley.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By gary678*
Re: 1930s Cars & Trucks In New York City

Great Video! Thanks! Gary D.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By gary678*
Re: grease gun adapter

I had a similar problem and blamed it on the adapter. I removed the affected fittings and manually cleaned them by spraying both ends with a degreaser, then scraping the crud out with a small gauge...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,239
Posted By gary678*
Re: Engine pans

Very helpful when you don't use an air filter on the carburetor.>
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,831
Posted By gary678*
Re: battery relocation

I would leave the battery where it is and either get a kit or neatly enlarge the access opening. I enlarged the access area and screwed in a metal plate over the hole and secured it with four...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,390
Posted By gary678*
Re: Over Drive

I should have added to my previous post that based on the casting# on the Borg/Warner that my transmission was out of either a 1988-92 Firebird or Camaro, or out of a 1993 Chevy S-10 V-6.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,390
Posted By gary678*
Re: Over Drive

I have a Borg/Warner 5 speed World Class transmission (based on transmission code) in my 1930 Model A Cabriolet with a 5.5 high compression head and a 3.78 rear end and I love it! The car cruises at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By gary678*
Re: Engine in my 1929 tudor sounds like it knocks

Sounds crazy but it could be the distributor. I had a similar problem; the knock/annoying noise eased when I let off the gas. Read in one of the books or forums that the distributor could be the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,406
Posted By gary678*
Re: Follow up to Registration Woes

Very happy that it was easily resolved... now you can enjoy the car!! Gary D.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,508
Posted By gary678*
Re: High compression head vs cooling

I have a 5.5 head and a 160 degree thermostat with a 50/50 blend of antifreeze. On a hot summer day up a long steep hill on NY's Bear Mountain (2.0 miles+) at 45 MPH the temp went to 170; on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,863
Posted By gary678*
Re: Model A Registration Woes

Hi, Hopefully the Maine DMV will not go and try to match the engine number with the registration unless the clerk/agent is trying to be the next Inspector Clouseau (which I highly doubt). Present...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By gary678*
Re: long speedo cable

I have a 1930 Model A Cabriolet with an oval speedometer and a Borg Warner T5 transmission. When I purchased the car three years ago the speedometer did not work because of the incorrect size of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,721
Posted By gary678*
Re: Mysterious chips in the oil

Was the inside of the oil pan painted? If it was (it should not be painted) the paint might have started peeling with the oil breaking down the paint creating small flakes of paint. Just a thought.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By gary678*
Re: Oil pump rebuild

The best way to remove a baffle plate is with a 2x4 and a 8 or 10" C clamp. Place the 2x4 across the oil pan and then hook the bottom of the C clamp through the pump hole. Slowly tighten the C clamp...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,931
Posted By gary678*
Re: T-5 5 speed trans VS Mitchell overdrive

In response to Ernie Vitucci's question about resale value I was only interested in buying an A with a T-5; so resale value depends on what the buyer is looking for.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,931
Posted By gary678*
Re: T-5 5 speed trans VS Mitchell overdrive

I have a 1930 A with a T-5 , high compression police head (B), and a 3.78 rear end. It shifts beautifully, at 55 MPH RPM's are at 1800, gas mileage 20 MPG+, and you only have to deal with one shift...
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