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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 932
Posted By Bill G
Re: photo on new Snyder catalog

I agree. Go to the source.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Bill G
Re: 20 or 30 Amp Fuse?

If you are running halogen headlights I would go with 30. Otherwise 20 is sufficient. There is no original spec on this because fuses weren’t original to the car. All you will get is opinion. You...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,945
Posted By Bill G
Re: Hood supports

Agree. That's what I use it for.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,368
Posted By Bill G
Re: My FIRST Phone call to Burt's in Colorado

They're a pretty busy shop, and I think there are only two that answer the phones. They are top notch and very knowledgeable so keep trying. Steve told me business has been booming with COVID...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By Bill G
Re: F100 Steering Box

I don't have one but I have only heard good things about them, particularly the ones from Randy Gross. I drove a friend's car that has one and there was effectively no play at all. It's not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By Bill G
Re: Will this work

Yes, just as effective.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Bill G
Re: 1930 Tudor Door Window Removal

Nice article and well documented.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By Bill G
Re: Tune ups

It's interesting how we tend to measure point gap right down to the nat's eyebrow, so to speak. Recently I was on a drive and my car just quit with no other symptoms of loss of power, except for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,555
Posted By Bill G
Re: Are brake floaters worth it?

After three tries at the Flathead brand, I gave up. The instructions say that all parts need to be in tip-top shape before proceeding. That was probably my issue to begin with. I was kind of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By Bill G
Re: GAV Adjustment + Choke flood

When its cold I need to give one quick choke pull plus open the GAV 1/2 to 3/4 turn for a couple minutes. If I don't richen the mixture via the GAV for a couple minutes, I find that it will probably...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,437
Posted By Bill G
Re: Is this Model A or Model T?

Definitely not a Tudor. Tudor sill plates are about twice as long. Go to one of the vendor sites and look up sill plates. That will give you good information.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,172
Posted By Bill G
Re: Itís getting harder to drive my A

We enjoyed stopping by and seeing you, Jeannie, Noah, and your progress on the 28 PU chassis! Great work on that red steering wheel refurb.

As to spunk and vinegar, I am sure that Model A seats...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,172
Posted By Bill G
Re: Itís getting harder to drive my A

Ray, a small group of us did a 120 mile deal today and it can be a killer. Both my wife and I complain about the seats in the 29 Tudor. They're horrible! I am just coming on 70 and I can tell you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,722
Posted By Bill G
Re: Changing of the Guard

My wife and I, as well as some others locally DO get out and drive almost every decent week-end. A 75-100 mile round trip is not unusual but mostly we go around town, or out to other towns in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By Bill G
Re: No Foot Starter

I have one of those and it was an easy install and I like it a lot. More importantly, my wife likes it!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 02:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By Bill G
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,406
Posted By Bill G
Re: Firewall welding

X2 I would remove the tank first. A pain to do, that's for sure.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Bill G
Re: speedometer

Mark did mine. Excellent work.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,204
Posted By Bill G
Re: Rolling chassis

You might try Mark in Polson, MT. I don't know if he has what you are looking for, but he might be someone to talk to. He does all kinds of Model A work besides just speedometers.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By Bill G
Re: 1929 model A Tudor Frame serial number

That's not a frame cross-member. That is the body cross-member, which is attached to the frame. The serial number is on the frame rail and not on a cross-member. It is found under the support for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,325
Posted By Bill G
Re: LED Headlights

My take on this is that the LED headlamp makers have tried to put the LED array in the same position in the bulb as the filaments of the incandescent bulb. It just didn't work very well. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By Bill G
Re: Question About Inconsistent Horn Performance

As was mentioned in two of the previous posts, the electrical path both within the horn and external connections needs to be considered. Don't overlook the fact that the horn button itself is part...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By Bill G
Re: Headlights for my '28

Is your 28 a car or a pick-up? Cars had nickel plated buckets and truck headlight buckets are painted black.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,997
Posted By Bill G
Re: Does Gauge of Ground Wire Matter

Each side of the circuit carries the same current.

Use the heavier gauge wire. Realistically, the smaller wire will certainly carry the current needs for all your electrical devices except your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,813
Posted By Bill G
Re: Antique aooga horn repair shop

I just got my horn back from Jim Diehl. Excellent workmanship and the horn now sounds like it should.
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