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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,369
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Lebaron and Bonney

I feel really bad for the folks who have money tided up and it looks like they are going to have a loss over the failure of one of the longtime trusted hobby vendors. I also think we should not bad...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,042
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Gas Aspiration Problem?

I am with Mulletwagon on checking your distributor is pointing to 1 when cylinder 1 is tdc. An old timer told me 80% of my engine problems would be electrical related. It was pretty good advice. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Unauthorized accessories

The headlights that moved with the steering wheel are Pilot-Ray Roadlites. You can see an add for them....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Unauthorized accessories

I found some photos of accessories of the model A from Wichita that was in the Restore article many years ago.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Unauthorized accessories

The Restorer did an article years ago on a gentleman from Wichita, Kansas who had many unique unauthorized accessories. The two I remember most were fender skirts on the rear wheels and headlights...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Numbered steering column

Pictures please.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,332
Posted By KansasRick
Re: What strange comments or questions have you heard about your Model A

I just arrived at a car show one Saturday and opened the hood. While setting things up a fellow walks by and asked if I drove it here then put his hand on the exhaust manifold. I didn’t need to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2018, 04:17 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,893
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Model A cross-country migration

Text from FaceBook Post Friday Evening at 11:44PM

“Couple small misfortunate events this evening. Sadly the speedometer lost its life this evening so we’ll be forced to rely on gps for speed. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,337
Posted By KansasRick
Re: To Frequent Drivers: What Function Concerns You The Most?

I filled up the gas tank and didn’t realize the gasket was leaking at the fuel gauge. I was driving home thinking the gas smell was from fuel splashing on the fuel tank cap and some run over maybe. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By KansasRick
Fuel Gauge Seal Leak Test

I had a bad leaking fuel gauge seal recently that leaked gas into the cab of my Model A. It wasn't just a drop or two but a considerable amount that ran down the dash under the instrument panel and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,473
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Rear Float-a-Motor Mount Install Issue

This thread was started Jan. 1, 2018. Surely there has been some resolution. Anyone know?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,380
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Advice on lightened fly wheel

I have an odd prospective about my lighten flywheel. Maybe I am nuts but my car with a 45 lb lighten flywheel engine does not sound like a model A. It doesn’t have the sound I liked after the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,257
Posted By KansasRick
Green Acres video

I hope you enjoy this funny video clip. Don' t forget to tap the unmute symbol in the upper left of the screen.


Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By KansasRick
Re: a sensitive question

I had a situation kind of similar happen. I worked a deal with a body man to fix a door on my roadster. The day I gave it to him he was killed in a bad automobile crash. My door was in the trunk...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Some old memories

Wow wished I could have listened to the conversation between Ed Winfield and Kong Jackson. What a once in a lifetime event to be a part of. Good for you Tim.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,827
Posted By KansasRick
Re: This Week's Barn Find

I can't tell for sure but it looks like a 29 Special Coupe to me. What does everyone think?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,847
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Intro & Questions - '29 Special Coup

Another good idea is to see if there are any model A car clubs in your area. This is a fantastic resource for a new guy. You say the car came from the Iola, Ks area. Are you still near there? I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,584
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Found: Car History Legal Papers to 1933!

Nice....real nice! Great history. What fun to have the stories and documentation.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,237
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Mascot... Airplane

I've seen original airplane mascots that look like yours sell for HIGH dollar. It is hard to tell from your photo if it is a repo or original. Original ones aren't usually all shiny and pristine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,183
Posted By KansasRick
Re: engine paint

Mike V - does it matter if the black is flat or gloss?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By KansasRick
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,288
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Oh I really need some help on this!

A little oil in coolant can look like a lot. Not knowing what you are seeing, I have to ask if it is a lite or heavy looking amount also? You're also considering you have a head gasket problem, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,616
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Not Model A, but I think that you guys will appreciate this...

Thanks for sharing a personal life story about passing on a passion to your kids. I bet there are lots of other similar stories here on the FordBarn. It would be cool if others felt comfortable to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2016, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,401
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Homemade Tools to Check Block Water Leaks

How much air pressure do you typically pump into an engine and for how long do you usually watch the test? Is an hour sufficient or a day?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,345
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Fitted FS ignition, question.

Hey Rob,
Did you get this resolved? What did you find?
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