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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By d.
Re: battery power loss mystery

Patrick, "repowered" means I re-plugged the charger into the wall after disconnecting it for a day.
The battery is on the bench, so no draw down, cells are full and always have been, connections...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By d.
battery power loss mystery

I have a 6v NAPA commercial battery which I have maintained on a 6v maintainer charger...the battery is on the bench.
It has read 6.7v. for months; suddenly yesterday it read 4.3v.
I unhooked it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By d.
Re: Body Interior Variation

I think you are confusing a town CAR with a town SEDAN...2 very different animals. A town CAR is an open front limousine type body style, and the town SEDAN is a closed front fancy fordor. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,091
Posted By d.
Re: Mark Auto Supply New Jersey

I remember Mark Auto as top tier USA made parts in the 1970's and 1980's when their were several low end operators selling A parts. Rick's comes to mind.
The Mark Auto cluster gears and other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By d.
Re: wheel question

maybe you'd want to run this by a tire dealer...he would know what would work safely.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By d.
Re: Battery price

I would check the CCA rating and the guarantee months...12 mo. 36mo.?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,519
Posted By d.
Re: Model A's and Woodstock...

In January 1967 I drove my '30 roadster to the Human Be-In in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. I lived 40 miles south down the SF peninsula and had to get on the newly opened section of 280 (where...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By d.
Re: aa radiator

the original AA truck radiator core is thicker than the standard A passenger car radiator, and the AA shell is thicker (deeper) to accommodate this...I doubt if the shallower A passenger car shell...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,710
Posted By d.
Re: Shop lighting

I retrofitted 10, 8 foot flourecents with the Home Depot LED bulbs...super upgrade...no ballast change, just popped out the old T-12 and replaced with 5000k LED bulbs, super easy improvement.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,538
Posted By d.
Re: How much better was the last Model A than the first?

28 to feb29 roadster, phaeton did not have outside door handles. (1st outside handles started appearing in late 28)
28 thru 29 open cab pickups did not have outside door handles.

I do not see...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By d.
Re: Gas tank gasoline shut-off valve removal tool

I don't recall the specific size, but one suggestion years ago was to thread a nut on the outlet side of the valve headed to the sediment bulb, and then use a proper size wrench or socket to turn the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By d.
Re: Model A's and Airplanes

Airplanes were pretty exciting stuff in the late 20's, early 30's.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By d.
Re: electric fan

A fan shroud and properly installed engine pans in concert with a clean block and clean radiator should do the job.
All of the above elements, not just 1 or 2, they all work together to keep...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,493
Posted By d.
Re: wire wheels

As stated above, a Model A wheel in any condition makes a great rack for an air hose, extension cord, etc. and it looks good doing it!
Any flea market, yard sale will give you $10 if they are that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By d.
Re: Weiand head

you might want to contact Charlie Yapp @ Secrets of Speed magazine.
He has chased info on the early speed parts for decades and has lots of archival literature in his files.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,117
Posted By d.
Re: Tire tubes and age.

your response at least requires identification of "THE" big tire company.
what company exactly are you referring to in your post?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,663
Posted By d.
Re: Collector Car Insurance

I've used Grundy insurance for my Model A's for over 20 years now with no issues.
Low cost, agreed replacement value, excellent coverage, and generous mileage/ usage privileges.
An actual human...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,419
Posted By d.
Re: Zenith rebuilds

There are several shops that advertise just this service in the back sections of the MAFCA and MARC magazines. They test the carbs on a running car to ensure the settings are true. give them a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,404
Posted By d.
Re: Truck Brightwork Question

spend $25 for the Restoration Guide & Judging Standards.
Their information comes from decades of research in the Ford Archives.
The manual is available from either MAFCA or MARC and from most parts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By d.
Re: Greyhound shipping advice offered

Fastenal has trucks delivering store stock all over the U.S.
They will take on private shipments on a "space available" arrangement.
I have had doors sent from CA to NC in 4 days, and then also it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By d.
Re: Greyhound shipping advice offered

I too have had mixed results with Greyhound...parts left at distant terminals for days with no tracing available, no notice upon arrival, etc.
I shifted my shipping of odd parts (mounted tires,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By d.
Re: Fanology

2 blade aluminum fan is the way to go. looks right and the technology has been right for 90 years...no need to get fancy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,013
Posted By d.
Re: STP and Transmission: any negative experience ?

check the archives in MARC for Roger Kauffman the Tech advisor for many years. He had a '30 pickup he ran for years, all over the US and used 100% STP in the steering box, transmission and rear...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 04-24-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,365
Posted By d.
Re: Roll and Transport - Car's 1st move in years

my advice is not to deal with a broker...EVER. Your car will be loaded and unloaded numerous times by whatever hauler the broker can get for cheap.
Tracking is a guessing game with everyone...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,443
Posted By d.
Re: Optima 6V

Now I have the oval shaped one from Brattons, and it looks good and fits. No spacer required.

there's your answer.
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