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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,283
Posted By Brobrian
Re: 1929 steering sector problem

Okay, i’ve done this whole thing too on my ‘28 with 7-tooth. Two things that were factors for me that haven’t been mentioned: On my care the bushing on the end of the steering column shaft was worn...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,806
Posted By Brobrian
Re: Temperature Rises after shutdown

Yeah, I chased cooling issues too, not wanting to replace the radiator. But high road temps here in SoCal already reduce cooling a bit.
While increases in temp. after shutting down is common in all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,865
Posted By Brobrian
Re: GPS Help!

I use GPS too. A Gasguage Posted Stickynote. Seems to allow me to plan ant route I want. (I’m a brat, sorry)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By Brobrian
Re: Night driving ?

Agreeing with everyone here. I ran my ‘28 for 20 years every day. It had a powerhouse generator and had to check voltage occasionally, moved brushes seasonally, used lights to prevent overcharging,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,888
Posted By Brobrian
Re: Just another nice pic....

Wow, you guys are good. Can you help me with this one. My grandfather on his bike, mother on the tank. Iím guessing around 1940?371622
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,718
Posted By Brobrian
Re: To Frequent Drivers: What Function Concerns You The Most?

I take my grandson home from school every day or so for the last 7 years. Different than highway driving, I know. But weíve run out of gas twice. I tell him itís the truckís fault, but he doesnít...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,683
Posted By Brobrian
Re: Model a link

You’re quite the wheeler dealer, Brother. Ever a week goes by you don’t hunt down something? :)
Wanna buy an engine? Heck, you probably drove my truck with this motor still in it!
Just ribbing you....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,181
Posted By Brobrian
Re: Rear axle leak Repair

Thank you, Bill. One of the things that’s slowly dawned on me as the greif diminishes is that everyone who survives has to deal with this. I’ve been rubbing elbows with people who’ve been going...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,181
Posted By Brobrian
Re: Rear axle leak Repair

Well, since I had the seals I took your advice and examined the axle and bearings. Everything looks great, no wear at all. Not sure I really accomplished anything. Next i’ll Make sure the diff has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,755
Posted By Brobrian
Re: Whatís a complete used engine worth

I don’t know if the engine I took out was the car’s original. When I got the car 30 years ago I noticed that the pistons were miss matched so I put new ones in, honed the cylinders changed out the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,181
Posted By Brobrian
Re: Rear axle leak Repair

Sounds do-able, John,. I shall.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,755
Posted By Brobrian
Re: Whatís a complete used engine worth

Thanks guys. For $500 I think i’ll keep it to rebuild with the grand kids. I swapped the engines because my dad brought me one that came from a farm implement from our family farm in Kansas. He’d had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,755
Posted By Brobrian
Re: Whatís a complete used engine worth

Okay, Bill, thanks. By the way, what’s half a nickel? :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,755
Posted By Brobrian
Whatís a complete used engine worth

I replaced the engine in my Ď31 pu with one my dad gave me. Now I have a spare I doubt Iíll ever need. Ran great when I took it out a few years back. Approximately what should I ask for it if I put...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,181
Posted By Brobrian
Re: Rear axle leak Repair

Cool, Terry, iíll Contact Tom if I think I need to pull it apart.
By the way, as itís Model A related, I made Lanaís casket and loaded her up in it when we took her to the cemetery in the bed of our...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,181
Posted By Brobrian
Re: Rear axle leak Repair

Thanks gentlemen. You know I used to hear about different members passing away or having health issues and didnít think much of it. Now itís a bit more real. Lana, my wife and navigator, got cancer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,181
Posted By Brobrian
Re: Rear axle leak Repair

Will do. I prolly should have pulled off the wheels and hubs to check the outer bearing and race for wear before I posted as well. When I was young and something untoward popped up on my car I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,181
Posted By Brobrian
Rear axle leak Repair

Hello Gents,
Been away a while (cancer) and now getting well enough to take care of a few things. My passenger side rear axle is leaking (enough to splatter oil on the wheel and fender) and Iím...
Forum: Model-A 04-24-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 567
Posted By Brobrian
1928 Model A Coupe

Iíve been putting around Riverside in this car for about 30 years. Starts in an instant, runs perfectly. Largely stock except the alternator (6v), a lower ratio rear end, and a Snyder high...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,935
Posted By Brobrian
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

Family tradition, or just childhood memories of riding in Dad's '28 pickup started me out 30 years ago. But since then it has just become part of who I am. Driving my A's still makes me smile. Never...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,616
Posted By Brobrian
Smile Re: Leg room 29 CCPU

I'm 6.'2" and 250. I drive a 31 ccpu. As all the guys have said, it's tight but not uncomfortable. There are solutions. The thinner backrest and lower seat are the two most likely to add comfort....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,752
Posted By Brobrian
Re: How many King Pins shims?

I'm with Tim, here. Usually, at least one is needed, but as Andrews says, most cars using new parts require two. The test for whether you have enough is similar to what flathead described. When the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,768
Posted By Brobrian
Re: Poor Gas Mileage

Yup, Tom, motor has to work hard to chew up all that smog. Have to burn Cal. gas with ethanol, and whatever additives as well. I don't really complain, though. I put a few thousand miles on each of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,768
Posted By Brobrian
Re: Poor Gas Mileage

This discussion always gets me down. I feel like Bruce, that I've done just about everything to properly tune and to reduce drag, but get 9 or 10 mpg, and have for 25 years.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,607
Posted By Brobrian
Re: Living in the south with a Model A

Going to be in the mid-80's this week. Grass is growing. Model A's out and about every day!
Now, in the summer it's a different story. One feels the urge to move to the north coast.
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