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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By Keith True
Re: Battery charger????

First,what is wrong with your car that makes it need a charger on it all the time?My cars sit for months,start them up and go.Second,chargers scare me.The new smart chargers scare me the most.They...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,540
Posted By Keith True
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

The Sears nearest me,in Manchester N.H. had their engines done locally.That shop also did engines for Page's Model A Garage back then too.When I was a kid Sears was pretty well done with A's,but I do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 993
Posted By Keith True
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

Were 6 and 8 volt bulbs marketed separately? This has got me to thinking,I have some NOS bulbs,and they are marked 6-8 volt.I have an old Tung-Sol bulb display,that just says 6-8 volt also.While I've...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Keith True
Re: 82-B Cab - Soft-top to Steel-top conversion

I did one in the early 80's.I didn't bother with the firewall,I was only looking to have a sound cab,not a restoration.i think I used the middle rib out of a Tudor.I also used one of those fiberglass...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 993
Posted By Keith True
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

I have a bunch of new-old light bulbs for the A.They are Mazda,and the packages are marked 6-8 volt.I don't know if they made 8 volt only bulbs or not,I've never seen any,but that doesn't mean...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 993
Posted By Keith True
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

Now that video was worth watching all the way through.I hear lots of people with A's tell me they learned how to do this or that on youtube,Now I see where they get some of these hare brained ideas.I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By Keith True
Re: repro exhaust manifold

I've always had good luck with the repro manifolds,even the ones from Argentina.About 10 years ago Stiener tractor had a closeout on Model A exhaust manifolds,I bought 4 of them.I never knew why an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,172
Posted By Keith True
Re: Cup and saucer with Ford Model A on it

That's a 3 D view of a teacup tailight.To me it looks like a cartoon ghost.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By Keith True
Re: Brakes quiz!! ID the mistery system.

If the drums and shoes are in spec those things work great.I have had to pop a hole with a torch to reach in with a screwdriver and flip the link up.His drums were WAY out,shoes were WAY down,it was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By Keith True
Re: anyone using aluminum radiators

I have used the Wizard ones in British cars,VERY nice.They were not doing A radiators though.Or,they weren't at the time I asked.They could have come up with one,but the price was far more than a new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By Keith True
Re: Question on Trailering home

Shrink wrap works well on old cars.I towed quite a few old cars from N.H. to Florida in the 70;s,and later hauled dozens of boats.Mostly shrink wrapped.It's not the speed or rain,after all that car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By Keith True
Re: anyone using aluminum radiators

My friend put one in his 30 coupe and likes it.I haven't seen it yet,he has just told me about it.He and I are used to making and fitting things,if he only had to work on it for a couple of hours to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By Keith True
Re: Anything different about this A head?

All I can see is an A head mounted on a B block.Is there something different about this head?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By Keith True
Re: Steering wheel orientation.

The worm gear is ground in an hourglass shape,and there is really only one position for it to be in the straight ahead position.It should be tight when centered,and loose when you turn a quarter turn...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,405
Posted By Keith True
Re: Model A backfire, can't move

Is there a main fuse in the system? If you are running a stock generator and cutout,and that blows,the generator will put out up to 40 volts,that will give you some pretty spectacular backfires.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-14-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Keith True
Re: 35 transmission

I can't see any signs the transmission in the car has been taken apart.All the bolts are buried in the old hardened grease,the only part that was cleaned off was around the tower mating surfaces.that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By Keith True
Re: Towed car lost lots of fluids

Denis has a tilt trailer.Nowhere near the ramp angle of ramp trucks.New low pro trucks are better than the old ones,but still steep compared to a tilt trailer.Very rarely will I drive a car up on a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Keith True
Re: 35 transmission

My spare transmission is marked 48-7006 That one had a straight tower,which somebody installed in the car.Just the cover,not the whole trans.Both the cover and spare trans have the same odd red paint...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By Keith True
Re: Towed car lost lots of fluids

The oil that has collected in the flywheel housing will run out when the car is tipped up.Same with the gas in the carb bowl.When tipped up the gas in the bowl will run out the jets and bowl...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Keith True
35 transmission

My 35 Coupe came to me with a spare transmission.I figured there was a reason for it,the floor tunnel was missing from the car,and the transmission is noisy.It has a straight up tower,with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,780
Posted By Keith True
Re: What have you found working on your A?

I found some neat tire chains under the seat in my Tudor too.there were six of them,three for each tire.They were made for the A,the solid,or band part fit between the spokes and conformed tightly to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,780
Posted By Keith True
Re: What have you found working on your A?

When I took the seat out of a 31 Tudor I bought,that made for an interesting bunch of,if this car could talk comments.A couple of guys standing there probably talked about it for a half hour.I found...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,443
Posted By Keith True
Re: NICE COUPE ON mafca ONLY 7000......

I just sold a 30 cab,it was OK,but needed some patch panels.it also had some damage around the rear window.The guy that bought it said,that's OK,we're gonna chop it and can work around that damage.I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By Keith True
Re: Pet Names For Significant Other

For years I would say to my wife,somebody's gonna drop a house on you someday.She was always kind of puzzled,but I would never explain it to her,and she gave up asking.Well last summer she was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By Keith True
Re: Pet Names For Significant Other

I call my wife Hyacinth sometimes.that perks her up pretty good.If you watch British comedies you will know what it means.My uncle called his wife Angel for about 40 years,until he told her one day...
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