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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,766
Posted By Mal Content
Re: New to Model A - seat question

Welcome to the forum. I also have a 30 Tudor. I am only 6'1" but found it uncomfortable to drive being so close to the steering wheel. I am a hobby welder/blacksmith and I made my seat brackets 3 1/2...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,174
Posted By Mal Content
Re: Steering Column Support Question

I installed one in my 30 Tudor and just removed the rubber "bushing" from the original mount and made sure the steering tube did not touch the original mount. I wanted to take no chance that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,477
Posted By Mal Content
Re: Good Model A flea markets?

Howdy Rex.The swap meet is on Saturday, August 9th, 2014, from 8am to 3pm. It is at Cofers again.
Mal
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,572
Posted By Mal Content
Re: Ways of removing old varnished gas stains from glass...

I used #0000 steel wool and mineral oil (baby oil). It will remove rust spots from gun blueing without scratching. Works on glass too.
Mal
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,949
Posted By Mal Content
Re: Save this car in Iowa, please...

Chris in WNC: The club in Griffin, GA has been out of service for a while. It sort of morphed into The Southside A's, a very active, 45 plus member club loosely based in the Newnan, Fayetteville,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,949
Posted By Mal Content
Re: Save this car in Iowa, please...

Howdy WRA. Got the car running and rolling under its own power the day after Thanksgiving, 2011. It would go but sure would not stop! Spent the next month fighting fossilized grease. Lots of scraper...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,133
Posted By Mal Content
Re: led tail lights

I have the United in 6 volt. They fit the original stock lens cover like a glove but I had to grind the repop cover on the right tail light to fit the lens. I love to see the red glow on the faces...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,255
Posted By Mal Content
Re: Our latest project

That's stunning Dick. Nice work.
Paul
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,732
Posted By Mal Content
Re: Air Pressure Gone Missing - Cause?

You get enough in there, who cares about driving?:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,185
Posted By Mal Content
Re: Tires

sconners. if you don't mind the thump for a couple of miles and you're on a tight budget as I am, I don't see where you can go wrong. I don't know how long they will last, but as long as they hold...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,185
Posted By Mal Content
Re: Tires

I bought Universals from Mike's here in Georgia. New tubes too, as the ones ones that came with the car had many patches on them. The tires were $85 each six months ago.
I have 2000 miles on them...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 706
Posted By Mal Content
Re: 1931 model A sedan

My '30 Tudor measures 65 & 1/2 inches fender lip to fender lip, both front and back. I would have thought the bumpers were wider, but not so.
Thanks for making me curious enough to go look. Learn...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,879
Posted By Mal Content
Re: Weight capacity? Hauling Harley.

I suspect your weight calculations may be a bit off. My stock 1981 Lowrider tips the scale at 615 pounds, electric start and all. My 1970's style 48 Pan TT bike (Tavern to Tavern) is 481 pounds.
I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,947
Posted By Mal Content
Re: Slow leaking tire tubes

Bought mine from Mike's three months ago when I ordered my tires. They drop about one pound a month, same as the rest of the tires in the fleet.
Paul
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By Mal Content
Re: Bolt Tap Sizes

Please save yourself a heap of headaches, bite the bullet on the price and purchase a thread chaser kit. They are way different from a tap and die set. They will clean threads without removing metal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,469
Posted By Mal Content
Re: Rear Window Curtain to Roller Attachment

Howdy CarlG. It's not a short length of wire. It runs the entire length of the tube, same as the fabric width. Sorry for the 1/16" length. Should have said length of 1/16".
Mal
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,469
Posted By Mal Content
Re: Rear Window Curtain to Roller Attachment

If you look close at the slot at each end of the tube, you will see where it's crimped closed. Take a narrow straight blade screwdriver and gently pry the crimp open at both ends. Once open you can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,377
Posted By Mal Content
Re: 1931 Slant Town Sedan Braking Question

Check to see if the ends of the linings are beveled, about 45 degrees. A squared shoe leading edge will chatter and make you think the car is going to shake its self apart. If not, a course hand file...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,822
Posted By Mal Content
Re: The wisdom of our Dads

My grandfather and my dad were both "fix it' kinda guys. What ever it takes, figure it out and make it work. My grandfathers motto was "Prove it. Don't just jump in there and start swapping out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,435
Posted By Mal Content
Re: Saved in Iowa... Pictures

Two ignition keys and one door lock key were hanging from the GAV rod. They all work. The window crank handles are worn and the regulators are really stiff. The doors snick closed better than my late...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,435
Posted By Mal Content
Re: Saved in Iowa... Pictures

Yep RcT, light green pinstripe. Darker than the loud green repaint on the wheels. Engine serial number indicates May, 1930. Autolite manifold heater cover laying on the floor in the back. No heater...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,435
Posted By Mal Content
Re: Saved in Iowa... Pictures

A few more... No rust thru anywhere. Believed to be original paint. Mostly original interior. Recover on the rear seat bottom. No rust in the rear seat pan. Really nice car.:D:D:D60659

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,435
Posted By Mal Content
Saved in Iowa... Pictures

Here's some photos of the Iowa Tudor. Uneventfull trip.
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Forum: The Test Forum 11-05-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,064
Posted By Mal Content
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,949
Posted By Mal Content
Re: Save this car in Iowa, please...

I've verbally thanked him already. I will thank him somemore Saturday when I line his palm with 100 dollar bills!:D:D:D
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