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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 1928 phaeton windshield supports

The 2 wing nuts tighten the inner and outer cones to grip the windshield and hold it open.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Main drive gear snap ring question.

A duck bill snap ring pliers should work. I bought mine at Sears. Too bad Sears has closed so many stores, but luckily you should still be able to buy the same Craftsman tool at Lowes or Ace Hardware.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 1928 phaeton windshield supports

My 28 Phaeton has original parts and the windshield will stay open. Repro cones don't fit and grip as well as original parts. I'd just cut a piece of wood or rubber hose about 4" to tuck in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Model A Radials

One was brought in for show and tell at a club meeting last year. Sure looked like a nice well made tire to me. The sidewalls were much better than the junk Good Year Regatta radials I've had on my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Anybody modified an ATV/mower snow plow for Model A?

Yep, I have only used my 7 H.P. Original Cub Cadet to plow my drive for the past 10 years. It does fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Radiator Shell fitting problems

I didn't realize the repro shells are up to $200.
The last one I bought was nickel and cost $95.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Universal joint housing cap.

Originally the top and bottom were machined together, and Ford wired them together and sold them as a set. Unfortunately many people haven't kept the halves together, so today you end up with a mix...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 868
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: The things we go through for our hobby.....

The fools making the commercials fool themselves into thinking the viewers are the fools.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,662
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Craigslist / Rebuilt Engine

Did you notice the fan blade is installed backwards?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 868
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: The things we go through for our hobby.....

In the early 70's my neighbor was up in Canada when he was chased by a Grizzly bear. He was lucky enough to just get back into his car and hit the gas as the Grizzly took a swipe at the roof of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Model A - Day of manufacture?

Look on the floor, about where the driver's left foot heel would be if he sat with his feet straight down. All three of my numbers start with TC, so I know they all were assembled in the Twin Cities.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Model A - Day of manufacture?

I agree, as that's the story I heard many years ago.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Broken bolt on Bendix Spring

Two weeks ago Harbor Freight had those nice bar magnets on sale for 1/2 price, at 2 for $1.
I bought 10 packs to hold plastic on my modern car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Windshield rubber

Be sure the rubber isn't too thick, like I got on my first order.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 998
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Stuck engine

That's true for many worm gears, but the angle of the worm screw does allow rocking on the AA or TT, but that would still be my last choice due to the effort exerted.


I recall someone saying...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 998
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Stuck engine

How long was the engine running when it was parked?
After sticking 2 engines in 1977, I will never start an engine unless it runs at least 30 minutes to cook out all the condensation from a cold...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Installing Battery Disconnect Switch in 1931 Coupe

My emergency cutoff switch is to lift the cable off the battery post.
I don't clamp it tight with the bolt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Just another nice old pic....

That man is either the pied piper, or a dog herder.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Rust 911 or evaporust

My neighbor gave me some Evaporust that had turned black, and it wouldn't do a thing, so I threw it out. I wouldn't mix it with new good stuff.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: dist. wire-lower plate

Those look good. Here's a picture of mine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,381
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Membership dropping, interest too???

Joining a club can get you a bunch of contacts about Model A's for sale. $7,000 can still buy a good drivable Model A, as I've seen a few in the past couple years in the $5,000 to $7,500 range. They...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,381
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Membership dropping, interest too???

Getting the car out in public is the thing to do. I also get thumbs up whenever I take my Model A or Studebaker out. It must have been Devine intervention the other day when my 1999 Olds wouldn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,474
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Model A flywheeel lightened

A radical cam can make an engine run like crap, like those rough running, loud machines at many car shows, but it shouldn't make excessive vibration. I haven't heard of any Model A cams that radical...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: How to replace the intake manifold

I always use the copper gasket and steel port rings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,888
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: putting gasoline in your Model A

That's what I do. Just stick the nozzle about an inch in, then pull the handle for low flow, and it does fine with the original screen in place.
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