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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Loose Manifold Stud

Go with EZ-LOK thread insert, not helicoil , they're 100% better.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,894
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: What in Tarnation?

I have found a truism "no matter how many vehicles you have, at one point in time they will ALL be broken at once!"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: San diego big 3 swap meet--last one

Gary, you & Mark are right behind me and we use the F3 light pole as a landmark, about 1/2 way up the hill in the north section. Ray
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 24,145
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Model A car names

The 1930 ford I got in high school had "Hector" painted on the dash.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: 1929 Model A Original Cabriolet Brochure

That is SO KOOL! You have rare piece of unobtainium! I've got a '30 cabriolet & some literature but nothing as rare as that!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,106
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Do you look at the parts wanted forum?

I check them every morning, have both bought & sold with great success.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-24-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,069
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Loss of Hot Rod Deluxe

Called them yesterday and got through. They cheerfully refunded my Street Rodder subscriptions, had $5 left on my old one and $95 on the new one one not started yet. Yea, it sucks, but as they say,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,605
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Engine Machining

Hansens Garage 760-789-8296
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Sealing wax on condenser?

The plugs are a great idea. I have closed another hole that allows moisture into the distributer, the slot for the top plate arm the spark advance rod goes to, it's huge and allows moisture directly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Temp gauge probe pipe

Ditto Synchro909.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Making your own gaskets

In a tight spot I made a gasket punch out of a piece of electrical conduit.If you need a smaller punch, I made a lengthwise cut in the tube and squeezed it down to the size I needed and welded it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Sharp Scrape/squeal from coasting

A speedometer or speedo cable squeal can telegraph to almost any part of the car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,176
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Do You Guys Constantly Re-touch Wheel Spokes?

I fill my lug wrench, socket, hand crank with newspaper and dip it in rubber handle dip about 5"-6" 3-4 times and let it dry. cut end open with a utility knife but leave the leading edge covered,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Model A Horn Wiring

On a stock '30 A shell the horn conduit hole is 6 3/4" center to center below the headlight conduit hole and 1/2" from the rear edge of the shell where the hood rests. The hole diameter is 3/4" with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: 7/16-27 motometer nuts

Please ad me to your list for three. Thanks, raybeards@coxnet
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,513
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

I neglected to include the cost of my Sears rebuilt engine in 1964, it was $125 for a short block.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Your local club's best tours?

I was tour director of our club some 20 years ago and had a couple mystery tours. The first one I told everyone to bring a pair of heavy sox--we went to a roller skating rink. The second tour I told...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Remove/Replace Headlight Reflector

A little closer look will reveal that at the 3 & 9 o'clock positions are small tabs at the front edge of the bucket that hold the reflector in, The reflector should just slide off the bulb socket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Interesting AA I saw this weekend

The Campo R/R Museum just celebrated the 100 anniversary of the SD &AE this weekend. Our club & a1000 other people helped. The western 1/2 is open & being used by companies In Mexico for freight and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Oil pressure . . . normal?

Yes, that is normal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,513
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

In 1964 I put a Sears rebuilt engine in my '30 fordor. A short time later I had to redo the valves as they had not set them right. It came out of the Los Angeles store.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Original coils. Can they be rebuilt?

Some years ago Jack Simmons in our San Diego club switched out the innards of a slant coil with a new coil, messy but it worked & you couldn't"t tellfrm the outside.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: 68B Cabriolet Seat Frame

I bought new seat springs & wood from Snyders. Before doing so I sat on one of their seats and it was way to firm, so called Snyders & talked to their seat making guy and he said he could use softer...
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