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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,953
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

There are a lot of scary stories in this thread. There seem to be some common things that have some reasonable solutions to prevent them from happening to others....

1. Wheels coming...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,953
Posted By bdtutton
Biggest scare in a Model A

Just wondering what kind of close calls people have had that were unique to a Model A or similar old car. Something that may not have been an issue if they were driving a new car.

Here is my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,218
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Every 500 Miles!??

I usually drive about 1000 miles a month...I have a stock engine and a full flow filter and I try to change the oil every 1000 miles with synthetic 10-30. You can buy the 5 quart synthetic Mobile 1...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By bdtutton
Re: heater

I have a 1930 Tudor and it is cold here in Michigan in the winter. I bought an aluminum manifold heater from Snyder's last year that bolts onto the stock manifold. It does require you to cut a hole...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,749
Posted By bdtutton
Re: 1931 model A performance

I have a stock 1930 Tudor that I often drive 10 miles each way to work. I travel about 47-53 mph during about 7 miles of the trip. The car seems happy up to about 54 mph, but the vibration starts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Modern Style Grease Fittings

I looked more closely at the fittings and realized they are not threads, they are ridges. I should have looked at them more closely. I don't have one of those tools, but I am sure I can find...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Radial tires and inner tubes

I have a 1930 Tudor with standard 19" rims. I purchased a set of Radial Whitewalls and a set of new tubes that were made to go into radials. I put the tires on about a week ago and it is one of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By bdtutton
Modern Style Grease Fittings

I have a 1930 Tudor and about 30% of the grease fittings were replaced with modern fittings before I bought it. I definitely like the modern fittings better than the original fittings because I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,645
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Interesting Comments about you Ride

I am 58 and I have a black 1930 Tudor with whitewalls....It looks kind of gangster...

I use mine as a daily driver, so I get lots of questions.....
1. How old were you when that car was made?? ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,276
Posted By bdtutton
Did you restore the car yourself?

Hello,
I have a 1930 Tudor and one of the questions I regularly get is "Did you restore the car yourself?". My answer is "No, I purchased it restored, but I did some modifications and have done...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,124
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Oil filter

I just added a full flow oil filter to my Model A because I know how much longer lawn mower engines run that have oil filters....car engines can't be any different. I had a burnt valve so I had the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By bdtutton
Re: A-6705-F Oil Filter Kit Installation

Thanks for all the feedback....I plan to call Snyder's, but I wanted to find out what everyone said first. It looks like I would be able to make it work if I cut off about 1/2"-5/8" of tubing first....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By bdtutton
A-6705-F Oil Filter Kit Installation

Hello,
Since I had the side cover off to replace some burnt valves I decided it would be a good time to install an oil filter kit on my Model A. I wanted one that would filter all the oil and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,537
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Radial Tires

Hello,
I just bought 5 new 19 inch Coker whitewall radial tires for my 1930 Model A and I can't wait to get them on the car. They look just like the original bias ply whitewall tires and they...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-21-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By bdtutton
Model T Safety Additions

Hello,
I know the Model T is probably the least safe car you can drive, but I have started looking for one to buy and my wife will not ride with me until I make it as safe as a Model T can...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-31-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Keeping a Model T running

Thank you for all the responses....I drive my A to work as often as I can and when I get a T I hope to drive it also. I understand the A is more modern and I regularly run 50mph+ for many miles at a...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-28-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By bdtutton
Keeping a Model T running

I am planning to buy a 1915 Model T within a year or two. I have a 1930 Model A that I drive to work and for pleasure many thousands of miles a year. Because it is driven a lot I spend quite a bit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By bdtutton
A little wood rot around screw holes

The wood is slightly rotted around some of the screw holes in my car. The previous owner solved the problem by putting in slightly larger screws and it seems to have worked for a while. The problem...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By bdtutton
Sometimes forget to release Parking Brake

Most of the time I am parked on flat surfaces and I don't need to apply the Parking Brake even when I leave it running in neutral. Sometimes when I am on a slight grade I pull the brake just to make...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 962
Posted By bdtutton
Re: New head studs or no

I had to pull my Model A head to fix some burnt valves. I lapped in the new valves and I am ready to start putting it back together. I am running an original head at standard compression and I was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,310
Posted By bdtutton
Re: I think my exhaust valves are burnt

I keep thinking about replacing the studs, but I fear breaking one or more off in the block if I try to replace them. I know it is the right thing to do, but I had a couple of bad experiences years...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,310
Posted By bdtutton
Re: I think my exhaust valves are burnt

I tried all kinds of options to clean the carbon and found that just soaking everything with good old WD40 and scraping a little got off the rust and most of the carbon. I sprayed the head with WD40...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,310
Posted By bdtutton
Re: I think my exhaust valves are burnt

I ordered a head puller from Snyder's and still could not move the head until I soaked all the studs with penetrating oil for a couple of days. I finally got it off and found a lot of carbon build...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,543
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Checking rod and main bearings

Wow...lots of advice out there. I have only had the car for about 10K miles and I don't know the history. Overall it seems to have been well maintained and the engine was not knocking when I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,543
Posted By bdtutton
Checking rod and main bearings

I am doing some valve work on my engine so the head and the valve cover will be off the engine. I was thinking about dropping the oil pan and taking a look at the rod bearings while the engine was...
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