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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,202
Posted By whirnot
Re: Cracked Block

I have a block that was seeping, and after cleaning, could see it had been welded. I just cleaned it up and used JB Weld. Worked fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By whirnot
Re: Primer for YOM plates

Although this thread got hijacked to YOM plates, a comment on the primer. I used a filler primer when I restored my Colorado plate, and wished I hadn't. It built up too fast and was hard to sand down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By whirnot
Re: fish scale instead of torque wrench

With this setup you need to deduct for the weight of the bar, and the scale itself. Loosen the apparatus at the threaded rod, and swing the scale upside down. This will give you the deduction amount.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,791
Posted By whirnot
Re: Having Fun With it?

Yep, also enjoying the ride with my 30 CCPU.
Was supposed to be just a driver, but the deeper I got.........
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By whirnot
Re: Trunk to luggage rack bolt or straps.

Guess it's just John and I. Mine are just straps. I like to take it off the roadster from time to time, just to change the look. And we have actually used it as a trunk to carry our clothes on a Tour...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By whirnot
Re: Pickup bed wood parts

Thank you for doing that! Interesting, mine are pretty close to the ones in the older thread drawing. But your narrower ones are over an inch wider!
Subrails measurements appear to be spot on.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By whirnot
Pickup bed wood parts

I am restoring my 30 CCPU, and am currently working on the bed. In evaluating the wood, it isn't salvageble., So I will make new. My questions are: are the wood bed slats supposed to be the same...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By whirnot
Re: Enclosed car trailer

I have a 16 foot Cargo Mate, vee nose. I had it made 6" taller than standard, and a flat floor. Some use dovetail floors to keep the height down, I prefer it flat. I also had E track installed in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By whirnot
Re: Your local club's best tours?

Back when we were in Colorado, our club, the Northern Colorado Model A's did a multi day trip to the Black Hills.
That has always been my favorite, those roads were made for the cars.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By whirnot
Re: Sound deadening suggestions

I have had good results with Fatmat. I put it on the floorboards as well, then just cut around the edges
so they can be removed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By whirnot
Re: rattle-can touch-up paint

My paint supplier has a one pint minimum which amounts to about 4 cans. I don't recall for sure but I think about $75
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By whirnot
Re: Mitchell cable control

Thanks for your input. I know from experience that I would prefer the cable as long as it is easy to shift, and it appears it is. Years ago I drove trucks with two, or even three sticks, and also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By whirnot
Mitchell cable control

I have a Mitchell OD on order and I am trying to decide between the shift lever and cable control. I like the thought of the cable, for split shifting and because it isn't quite so noticable, but am...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By whirnot
Re: Rear brake drum hub difference

Yep, another reason to use Randy, he did this for me, as well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By whirnot
Re: Old car festival 2019

We were at the Gilmore this afternoon, and will be at Greenfield tomorrow. ( And Sunday possibly)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By whirnot
Re: Snyders or Randy Gross for rear brake rebuild.

Besides the fact that he does top quality work, and a quick turn around, (mine arrived to him on Friday, he shipped on Monday), he is a lot less expensive.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By whirnot
Re: Towing my Model A

I have towed mine many miles, always tied to the axle. If you tie to the bumper brackets, the straps are loosening and tightening when it bounces.
There is no harm in the body bouncing, but make...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By whirnot
Re: Spray Paint

A good auto paint supplier can match the paint and put it in rattle cans. I have done it several times. Usually have to buy three or four cans minimum.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,161
Posted By whirnot
Re: Where to start?

Also check the mafca website there is a lot of good information available there. If you trace the serial number and find out when it was built, then you can find the correct colors, should you want...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By whirnot
Re: Correct wheel color?

I could be wrong but I thought the stripe was supposed to be gray. My 29 is.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By whirnot
Re: 1930 Tudor Sedan

Check wheel bearings first.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By whirnot
Re: 2019 MAFCA NW Regional Meet

The national in Sparks had a big covered garage!
Having a good time in Bellevue!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,346
Posted By whirnot
Re: Victorias

That is interesting, the Vickey is my wife's favorite Model A. I don't care for any of the slant windshields, just look like the visor is missing!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,930
Posted By whirnot
Re: My model A wont go faster than 40-45

The intermittent miss at idle can be timing that is more advanced than necessary for idle. It should smooth out if you retard it some. But being sluggish sounds like it is too far retarded. I concur...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,225
Posted By whirnot
Re: 1930 Ford Model A 4Dr (Inherited Don't Know Much - HELP)

As noted above, it isn't original. The four blade fan, sealed beam headlights, and it appears that the data tag on the firewall has been painted over, then has peeled, so that indicates a repaint. I...
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