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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 962
Posted By dpson
Re: MHS Students Model A

You guys should do a Studebaker, they were manufactured in the next town over.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By dpson
Re: Distributor lower shaft removal

Oh wow, that's pretty clever. Nice work!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By dpson
Re: Not a Ford , but what is it?

I should explain that at one time I owned a 1924 Studebaker Light Six touring car, so had a bit of an advantage in identifying this one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By dpson
Re: Not a Ford , but what is it?

Looks like a circa 1923 Studebaker Big Six.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,886
Posted By dpson
Re: 1930 Roadster on ebay. Thoughts please.

I bought a similar car locally a few years ago. Title's are not required here for cars 20 years or older so that was a non-issue. Be prepared to put at least $5k into to it to get it to a safe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By dpson
Rear Wheel Bearings

There have been several recent posts about the poor quality of the reproduction Model A transmission bearings and was wondering if there are similar concerns with the reproduction rear wheel bearings?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By dpson
Re: Installing headlight bar

Same advice as above, also loosen or remove the bolts that holds the fender braces to the outer lip of the fender.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 851
Posted By dpson
Re: Annoying rattle.

I had a nasty sounding rattle when the car was first started that tended to diminish as the car was driven, except on rough roads. It was the windshield frame hitting the stanchion on the passenger...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By dpson
Re: Drive In Grease Fittings

There's a special tool to drive in those fittings.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,272
Posted By dpson
Model A - 2 bucks

Looks like a 1930 standard roadster.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By dpson
Model A won't start

I finally got around to starting the Model A last weekend and I'll be danged it wouldn't start. It would crank over, but no fire. What the heck? it was running fine when put away last fall. I was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,024
Posted By dpson
Re: Rich Bell passed away

If it's the same Rick Bell from Wellfleet, MA my dad bought a lot of parts from him back in the early 70's. Nice man.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By dpson
Re: roadster top hold down straps

Snyders has these that work well: https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/ProductDetail/WEB-KIT-1071_TOP-STRAPS?fromCategory=Products/model-a/top-parts-open-car
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,547
Posted By dpson
Re: Add on items- increase, decrease, no difference in value?

The value of AC would be dependent on the location potential buyers, up here in the north country it would probably be a deduct as it wouldn't be needed that much and would be one more thing to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By dpson
Re: Top Strap Brackets

I had the same question for my 1931 deluxe roadster and used the location of the holes in the top boot as a guide to located the position of the hold down strap brackets on the header.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By dpson
Rattle can Wheel Paint (Tacoma Cream)?

Anyone have an off-the-shelf rattle can (Rustoleum, etc.) paint that is close to Tacoma Cream for Model A wheels? This is for a driver, not a show car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,544
Posted By dpson
Re: Nice Town car photo

The car in the background is a 1929/30 Studebaker Commander 8.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,268
Posted By dpson
Re: Loose Rod

Well I learned something new today. In the 50 plus years I've been fooling around with old cars I've never heard about bearing shims like these. Has anyone actually tried them, do they work or are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 282
Posted By dpson
Filling Tire Beads

I was trying to figure out a good way to get the beads into the tire (tube) and discovered that a cheap plastic kitchen baster works quite well. Remove the rubber bulb and fill it beads, put it back...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,638
Posted By dpson
Re: What Year Is This Coupe ?

Not my cup of tea, but some beautiful work just the same. Can you imagine the hours and dollars that were spent on this.

https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/hmt-forum/morbid_rodz.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By dpson
Re: Rhinebeck Car Show----CANCELLED

I will miss going to Rhinebeck this year. Always a nice car show and flea market.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,042
Posted By dpson
Re: 1930-31 Steering Wheel installation

I purchased a new steering wheel and "key" from a well known Model A vendor, however when attempting to install the new steering wheel found that the new key was too thick to properly fit in the key...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,008
Posted By dpson
Re: Tappet(lifter) Noise

The valve spring on the valve in question looks different than the others, more coils and the way it sits on the keeper.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By dpson
Re: Loose Manifold Stud

You're welcome. I did this myself and I'm a shade tree mechanic. I started drilling at center of the broken stud with a small drill and kept moving up in size to the 29/64. Fortunately the old head...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By dpson
Re: Loose Manifold Stud

Here are some photos of the HeliCoil Kit and drill (29/64) that was used to repair a broken head stud this past spring. Someone mentioned above that the manifold studs are the same size as the head...
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