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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By GPierce
Re: Trailer

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,517
Posted By GPierce
Re: Failing gas tank sealant

There are various reasons why airplanes cannot use ethanol adulterated fuel.
The ethanol dissolves the resin in some composite fuel tanks. Fuel systems are not sealed like modern automotive fuel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 970
Posted By GPierce
Re: Trailer

16í aluminum trailer. Tie down rings on the front and back with low angle to the floor. I have a tool box in front of the bumper between the tie down rings. Trailer plus Model A = 3200#. As it sits...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,595
Posted By GPierce
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

We were more than nervous. My wife was watching the right side and telling me I was too close and I was trying to see the center line. Somewhat scared defines it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,595
Posted By GPierce
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

The entrance to Zion National Park has an unlit, 1.1 mile tunnel. My headlights failed just as I entered it this past Wednesday in my A. I was driving slow so I lost sight of the car ahead of me. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By GPierce
Re: Resonant Rattle

My choke rod was vibrating against the throttle rod at 35 and 45 mph and when the engine decelerated during shifting. Noticed a shiny spot on the choke rod. Immediately recognized it be the source...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By GPierce
Re: I need the proper names of parts I need for my pickup

Go through Snyder’s and Brattons catalogs. Look at the pictures to indentify what you need. You will find the nomenclature and the part numbers. I had the same problem. It worked for me. Talk to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,014
Posted By GPierce
Re: Marvel's Mystery Oil

Here is what is in Marvel Mystery Oil

https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfImages/55/55144540-9f29-4eb8-84f6-946f582de009.pdf

Distillates, petroleum, hydrotreated heavy naphthenic
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By GPierce
Re: Elkins, West Virginia

Nick, When you get to Cass be sure to get the machine shop, restoration and whatís left of the mill tour. Lots of background information on the Shay engines they have operational and under...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,253
Posted By GPierce
Re: Snyders or Randy Gross for rear brake rebuild.

You cannot go wrong with Randy Gross and his great customer service.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By GPierce
Re: Elkins, West Virginia

Absolutely and enjoyed the ride. Learned about switch backs and gear driven drive wheels.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,718
Posted By GPierce
Re: Mikes model A ford parts

Mike’s has always called me in that situation and asked me if wanted a partial shipment or wait until they can fulfill the whole order. They have always been great to work with.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By GPierce
Re: rear brake drums

I had the same problem with Randy’s supplied brakes. The axel key had slipped back preventing the drum from going all the way on. I had trial fit them without the key so the key location was suspect....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By GPierce
Re: Hubs for new cast drums

One of my hubs had welded studs. I had Randy replace it with an original when he installed new cast iron drums on my hubs, provided me with serviceable rear wheel bearings and bonded linings on my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,631
Posted By GPierce
Re: Junkyard Memories

Burying used oil was recommended years ago as a the proper way to dispose of it. The microorganisms in the soil would ear it.

In Kansas they sprayed waste crude oil from the sludge pits on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By GPierce
Re: The Great American Garage-pics

Pictures please Brent.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By GPierce
Brake Adjusting Wedges?

I purchased new brake adjusting wedges. I don't like the looks of them as the grooves are very shallow compared to a good old one. What do you gus think?


The wedge with the black threads is an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,978
Posted By GPierce
Re: Is this bearing reusable

I know the desire to use original parts but these won't get re-installed
Do all of the vendors get their rear wheel bearings from the same manufacturer?
I need a recommendation for purchasing two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By GPierce
Re: How much balancing beads

However the balancing arm on the beads is longer than the weights. The weights are on the rim and the beads are on the outside of the tires, a distance increase of about 4 inches.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By GPierce
Re: How much balancing beads

I used regular weights to get close then added 4oz. of Dynabeads. Works for me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,900
Posted By GPierce
Re: Worst Cars of All Time

This demonstrates why Time Magazine has been bankrupt more than once..
I learned a long time ago to never read an automotive article written by Dan Neil.
He is NOT a gear head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,306
Posted By GPierce
Re: LED Head Lamp Upgrade

I am 100% in agreement with Brentís comments on the LED lights.
I was chastised on here for using them because they said I couldnít focus them in a sharp line, they didnít meet the blah blah rules...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,897
Posted By GPierce
Re: Install disconnect between 1 and 2, or 3 and 4?

I put it on the ground Side , 1-2. My disconnect is on the seat riser so it was easier to wire that way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 703
Posted By GPierce
Re: GPS Speedo space time continuum error

My 23 year old Garmin GPS195 just locked on my position.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By GPierce
Re: 10 leaf rear springs

I have a roadster spring in my CCPU. Ride is much improved.
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