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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,084
Posted By daveymc29
Re: 16" Wheels

I have two with 600 X 16's. No regrets so far. 30 + yrs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Rusty Coolant

I used vinegar and ran it for a week, drained and backflushed thoroughly, refit the hoses and filled with distilled water and put in a cup of backing soda, ran another week and did the backflush...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Model A Ford Trunks

On that topic, I have an original trunk from the era that is in need of covering (restoration.)
I will give it to the first person who will come get it. Was sold and perhaps made by Gray's Auto...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By daveymc29
Re: 35 Ford Hubcaps

I use a 3 or 6 inch putty knife and a screw drive, putty knife in place between tire and rim, a little pull outward and if the cap doesn't move right away I then shove the screw driver between the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 892
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Greetings all - I'm a new owner

The Model A's that I have had, over the years, didn't care much for gas filters. I use the pencil filter in the tank and all standard from there on. Got stranded once where I had to have a tow home...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Nor Cal Crank Grinder??

Give Les Andrew a call also, He's close by and has someone close to him do a lot of work for him. 530 268 3018
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By daveymc29
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

Someone asked about cranking with the crank handle. Frankly I didn't give that a try. It is only a Police head, but I'm losing strength and haven't been able to hand crank this engine nor the one in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By daveymc29
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

The murder, sex and intrigue is all in the book I wrote. "From the Shadows of Coyote Mountain." http://bit.ly/FromtheShadows Try cut and paste in your browser, lot's of folks have told they that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By daveymc29
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

don't have a clue why two posts? I did redo a few misspelled words?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By daveymc29
The Ace Mechanic Again

So here's my latest adventure. Took the seats out of the roadster and delivered them to a friend of a friend to be upholstered. He told me he would have them back to me in three weeks, my friend told...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,104
Posted By daveymc29
The Ace Mechanic Again

So here's my latest adventure. Took the seats out of the roadster and delivered them to a friend of a friend to be upholstered. He told me he would have them back to me in three weeks, my friend told...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Selling model a

Check him out with members down under. I had a very suspicious, to me, call and finally sold a car to the gentleman that had called. Some are real, some are not, just like here. Talk to the suspect...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,272
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Cleaning Silvered Plated Lamp Reflectors

So how long do I boil the soda water? Let it sit to cool or wash it off with cold water? Just trying to not overlook something and ruin what I have.

Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Beware. Scammer in our midst.

Reverse search on the image? How does that go? I'm not real techie, you may guess, but don't want to fall for some creeps story.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Push pedal bell ??

I have one on my roadster. Get's a lot of laughs when the bride steps on it in town.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Engine not starting.

Check spark with key on, break the points while holding coil wire near a head bolt. should have a blue to white spark jump each time points are opened. If yellow or orange, may not jump the plug gap....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By daveymc29
Re: A head question

Can you send pictures? Might get better response.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By daveymc29
Re: New Hub Cap Installation

If I understand the hub cap correctly, the tabs should all go into the center opening of the wheel, then the wheel should be reversed and you bend perhaps four tabs to fasten the cap the wheel. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,080
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Tighten the 21" rims straight

Talked to an engineer friend about shrinking spokes to straighten wheels. He's not much of a fan of putting uneven heat on wheels. He assured me that it will work, but feels it is not the best...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Borg-Warner OD Wiring

I always wire the power to the solenoid so that with the shift lever is in the reverse position there can be no power to the solenoid on B/W and Laycock (Volvo) overdrives. I have had no problems of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,840
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Borg Warner OD Question

Sorry, no. I told the nice lady at the parts counter what I wanted and she handed it to me. Went home and installed it, tested as I thought it would, so I put it all together. I have done this on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,207
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Pitman Arm Question

I have a 29 and a 31 Model A. Both have the shorter pitman arm, from Brattons. On both cars the spindles hit the stops when turned to the full extreme. I haven't noticed any diminished turning...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By daveymc29
Re: *** Annual MAFCA Voting for Directors ***

X2 Herb, he's a good choice and nice guy/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,578
Posted By daveymc29
Re: U-haul open trailer

OPEN TRAILER, probably better to cover the top material with the handy wrap that the tow companies use to keep wrecks together in transit. A lady called us to help her with an A she had purchased in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Two days on the brakes

At the base of Mt Diablo in Danville saw your same light show and heavy downpours. Very impressive. Love your pictures and the shop. I have a friend on here that may lead a group this way if we ever...
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