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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,444
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: Highest scoring MARC car ever

I should add that even then it was a ten year old restoration with no alterations or 'touch-ups' during those ten years.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,444
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: Highest scoring MARC car ever

Hey Mark, I thought you had been around this awhile. To my knowledge the high mark was ten years ago at 498.45. Of course the way things have changed it will be surpassed in the future.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: Niagara Falls meet was fantastic

Hmm... better check your history!

I only got online to get results since no phone calls from the meet this year.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,787
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: Woodgraining in the pacific northwest

Sounds like fun! However if you want to appeal to a primarily Model A audience you may want to bone up on Model A woodgraining so you can can show an example of at least one of the four varieties...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: Windlace issue

It's either the wrong type of windlace (1/2" foam core), or not properly made for that application, or a combination of both. I could probably tell from a photo. It was originally 3/8" tubular core...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: Windlace issue

Are you saying the strap folds into the jam or it pushes the windlace into the jam?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,668
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: Re-core radiator cost

A couple of quick points. First, I looked a couple of your pics posted in the past. The radiator in your car is an older replacement. Good or bad, I can't say because I've only been around...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: 31 seats

Several folks over the years have adapted Tudor seats to Victorias. I've never paid much attention to what they did but you can certainly adapt a hinge to the front of a Tudor seat but I'm not sure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,209
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: What is a Touring Motor

I never saw a description of the babbitt in that engine. It was sounding like a possible candidate for top end overhaul and ending up with an engine better than most rebuilds.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: 31-32 Ford rumble seat springs

That is an early 1930. It's possibly a Coupe body built by Briggs. Look on the firewall on the right side where the patent plate should be for a second plate or a pair of holes below the four holes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,562
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: Security???

I read it. Anyone that knows my name and has simple to moderate skills can locate me as I can most folks if I choose to. I have no reason to loose sleep over that. One can be wise AND comfortable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,952
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: A question on Les Andrews's ring specs

I agree! I was hoping someone like Kurt would address that as I certainly don't have the experience to even speculate with any reliability.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,562
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: Security???

WOW! If that is how life is where you live then I sincerely recommend you don't offer anything for sale except to someone you know. I sure couldn't live where you are!

As was noted by at least...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,562
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: Security???

I'm on the same page as you as I've never worried about a car being stolen and not much else in reality. I couldn't live that way. With that said, I don't live in a rural area with my stuff in a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,598
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: Is oil pressure gauge really needed?

I had a full pressure system in one car and wouldn't be without a gauge. I would never bother in any of the others. I know what I have and simply nothing to be concerned about.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,952
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: A question on Les Andrews's ring specs

From the number of miles stated I've guessed that it hasn't left you stranded on the side of the road waiting for it to cool just so you could go a few more miles for a repeat multiple times to reach...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,952
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: A question on Les Andrews's ring specs

If it seizes up while running it should be toast by now. If you mean "it's stuck" when you try to restart it when hot there is something else going on. If it seizes there should be scoring.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,952
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: A question on Les Andrews's ring specs

What exactly do you mean by "it locks up"? Does it seize? Does the starter not turn it over? How about the hand crank (with OR without spark plugs)?

It sure doesn't sound like rings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: Sport Coupe Top Installation - HELP

Most kits and/or shops use convertible top material and have the inside of the top fabric showing. This one I did more like original which included a sheet of matching fabric tacked at the rear bow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,395
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: timing with a B cam grind

Hi Clem,

It sounds like he has a new cam from Bill Stipe???

If he is running a Model A distributor then it needs to be timed like a Model A with it at TDC with the lever fully retarded. If he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,406
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: 28 Phaeton Upholstery Questions

I don't know if this will help, but....

http://abarnyard.com/temp/35-a/original/35-A_Orig-17a.jpg

http://abarnyard.com/temp/35-a/original/35-A_Orig-19a.jpg
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: Sport Coupe Top Installation - HELP

I can't describe much without having a car in front of me but maybe these pics from 30 years ago will help.

http://abarnyard.com/temp/50-b/50-b-1.jpg

http://abarnyard.com/temp/50-b/50-b-2.jpg
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,713
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: Don't laugh too hard..

You posted questions on this at the end of March. I spent way too much time attempting to be detailed in my responses. Was it too confusing?

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=165268
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,021
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: Shock Absorber Arms

The long off-set arm is a front arm for a truck (AA chassis)

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=224484&d=1431895173
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,619
Posted By Marco Tahtaras
Re: Roadster top installation help

There really isn't any concern about glass breakage on these. The rubbers were really put there to help protect the paint. The original glass (and frames) were quite thin and light weight. If you...
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