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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 527
Posted By old31
Re: Help! Tie rod end install

Chad, they should just slip over the ball, especially that you have lubed them.

Can you send some pics of what you are working on.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,037
Posted By old31
Re: Patina makes this too good to restore?

For me it is already 100 % restored with that front left tire! Fill it up with gas and just drive into the sunset.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,086
Posted By old31
Re: Wind Wing for 31 Roadster

Now that we are talking about it.

I was driving to a show today and heard a clunk. It's a good thing I had my side curtains up. The wind wing fell off, hit the door and was slowly slipping...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,788
Posted By old31
Re: Max Compression Ratio

Rail, what would you recommend for a harmonic balancer?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By old31
Re: Speedometer Repair

It really is not that difficult to buy the numbers decal kit and install your own clean looking numbers.

While you're in there you can clean it up the speedo.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By old31
Re: Rear main tube?

I agree, the scope camera is the only way that you will be able to look for the tube.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,033
Posted By old31
Re: Oil In My Water

I would not worry at all about 60 in each cylinder. That is very good.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,019
Posted By old31
Re: Bouncey Car Needs Shocks

So, with a bouncy car with stipe shocks would you make them tighter or looser to get rid of the bounce?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By old31
31 Front spring shackles, how tight or lose?

Last winter I replaced my 31 front spring shackles and did some work on the spring.

Today I noticed when lifting the car on the lift, or lifting each side with a jack, the shackles didn't move the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,199
Posted By old31
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By old31
Re: Looking to buy Tacoma Cream powder coat paint for my painter, need help.

Their code is x-1399 Martenson Maize Yellow.

I don't know if it is a match to the paint book, all I really cared about is that it match what I had. I do have a feeling that it will be a perfect...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By old31
Re: Looking to buy Tacoma Cream powder coat paint for my painter, need help.

Follow up:

Powderbuythepound.com did an awesome job in matching my Tacoma Creme wheels. I had them painted and could not be happier.

I would recommend them any day.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By old31
What is the spring and turn knob for on the bottom of the Zenith

The other day I saw for my first time an indented firewall shutoff with a side bowl on a Zenith-2.

What is the spring and the turn knob used for at the bottom of the sidebowl that goes into the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By old31
Re: Front end shimmy

I would not order the stabilizer, because that is not fixing the real problem. All you are doing is adding hardware in hopes of lessening the vibration.

It is possible it will lessen the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,752
Posted By old31
Re: Can the TDC pin be off by 90 Degrees?

Table, put your hand over the #1 cylinder, or a light tissue over the cylinder when you are cranking it over. Before you do this it will be easier if you remove all of the plugs.

The top of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By old31
Re: shimmy or death wobble

Why? Because you feel you will die if you keep driving. Been there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,008
Posted By old31
Re: $1500 Model A Horn

You guys are missing the best point and overlooking the obvious. Well Duh!

"shipping is fast and free"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,000
Posted By old31
Re: Building a Travel Toolkit

Wow 160, you don't mess around when it comes to travel kits. Good for you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By old31
Re: steering wheel on mush roomed threaded shaft

Not sure what you mean by a disc? As red said pictures will help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By old31
Re: New England Meet

Been there, done it.

So my fix was to glue magnets under my cap, that way when I place it on the tank it when i am filling up it stays there.

I can't tell you how many times I stopped for gas...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By old31
Starter armature, is it good?

The armature for my starter doesn’t have any grooves. I can see the lines but I really can’t feel them with my fingernail like I can with my generator.

Is this OK or should it be replaced?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By old31
Re: Checking generator output

I do not see a pic.:(
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By old31
Re: Change

Longer cab, synchro trans, 6 cylinders.

But remember, for every change the price goes up. And that is not what Henry was about.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,766
Posted By old31
Re: Balancing an engine at home (Newbie)

Rail, what did you to balance everything. Grind, file, drill?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,766
Posted By old31
Re: Balancing an engine at home (Newbie)

Wen, who sells a harmonic balancer for the A?
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