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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By JBill
Re: OK,I wanna change my......

You might get by with just tipping the radiator forward to the light bar (without removing the lights or horn), but can't do this without removing the hood and probably the radiator shell, and of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,280
Posted By JBill
Re: Got One - Now the VIN search

We have fifty states, and are apparently "United" only in our desire in each of those fifty never to do anything the way another state does it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,280
Posted By JBill
Re: Got One - Now the VIN search

My chassis was in pretty good shape, but even with the body completely off it was not possible to read the frame number without a lot of work. I had to use a piece of paper and rub a pencil back ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,411
Posted By JBill
Re: Still no Tom

He's probably busy designing another of those fabulous and ingenious Wesenberg tools!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,404
Posted By JBill
Re: short model a film

Change public houses. When I lived in the UK for a couple of years, the beer (Real Ale) was cool ("cellar temperature") not warm.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,211
Posted By JBill
Re: Anyone know about this PU

Right rear tire looks like it's been driven through a hog wallow.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By JBill
Re: Brake assembly, Roadster

Yes, that's what I meant.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By JBill
Re: Brake assembly, Roadster

Werner~


You might want to taper the ends of your brake linings a little more. Or maybe they already are, but the picture just doesn't show it. A relatively minor thing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By JBill
Re: 28 9 brookville roadster

I'm glad mine was already assembled!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By JBill
Re: Gear shift boot removal

If the floormat is installed and the boot is sticking up through it, I can see how it would not be immediately evident how to remove it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By JBill
Re: Looking for info for restoring model A pickup

I agree. Many of the photos have details just traced over with a pen. I didn't find it very useful. However, the company or guy who produced it (Mac?) did sell some good brackets, chain links, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By JBill
Re: Model A won’t start

I'd take the carburetor off and spray some carb cleaner through the jets. Backfiring is often a sign of fuel starvation. That is, if your further electrical check, as suggested by 30 Closed Cab PU...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By JBill
Re: Model A convertible top

Here's how I do my '29 roadster top. Unsnap the fasteners from the back and side curtains, and pull them through towards the inside of the car. Unfasten the front fasteners from the windshield and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,089
Posted By JBill
Re: Gas today-can you beat this?

I remember in the mid 50s getting gas at a Wareco station in Silvis, Ill, for 19 cents a gallon. Gas "wars" were pretty common among local stations in those days.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,429
Posted By JBill
Re: No need to go 70mph

The speedometer on my "modern" car goes to 160 mph, but I don't think I'll be trying it out any time soon.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,056
Posted By JBill
Re: 29 Tudor pinstripe - wrong & now right!

Jim Brand is a real artist. He did my '29 roadster and touched up several small defects as well. Quite an experience to watch him work. The hobby is lucky to have people like him.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By JBill
Re: Radiator Shell won't fit

Do you have the rubber pads under the radiator mounts? They lift it up maybe as much as a quarter inch and that would also lift the shell the same amount. Or maybe I'm misunderstanding the problem....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,476
Posted By JBill
Re: Bot a new A

Might be a useable frame under there somewhere. Maybe. Possibly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,076
Posted By JBill
Re: Engine and frame numbers

I think ordinarily that's very good advice, but in some states you can't get a title or plates unless the vehicle is running and driveable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,076
Posted By JBill
Re: Engine and frame numbers

How often is the number on the frame even readable? I had a 1930 pickup where the frame number was impossible to find let alone read. I now have a 1929 roadster where it is barely readable--and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By JBill
Re: How does the top work on my Roadster Pickup?

I think Brookville makes a fold-down top for the roadster pickups, or maybe it's just one that's easy to remove. More likely the latter, since the top would have nowhere to go if folded down.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,368
Posted By JBill
Re: Battery Tenders?

I have a Die Hard charger/maintainer that seems to work well, but who knows about anything Sears-related these days. This unit is about five years old. It's completely electronic. It assesses the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,741
Posted By JBill
Re: And another Model A brought back to life!

The color is much like Dawn Gray.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By JBill
Re: Brake issue

If you switch wheels from one side to the other does it do the same thing? I was just thinking a wheel might be slightly out of round. Grasping at straws, since it sounds like you've checked every...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By JBill
Re: Transmission oil,I searched

Me too. 600 wt and STP. No grinding.
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