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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2016, 11:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,063
Posted By montanajohn
Mouse repellant

Mice have caused me a lot of damage by chewing seat upholstery, headliners and wiring, especially in the winter, which I guess is now upon us, as we had our first snowfall last night. Other than...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2016, 01:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,493
Posted By montanajohn
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil increases engine HP?

The mystery is that the manufacturer won't tell the customers what the product is made of. The marvel is that people buy it anyway.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,855
Posted By montanajohn
Re: What Would You Change in the Model "A" News?

The magazine sorely needs the attention of a proof reader to catch the numerous errors in grammar and spelling, and to delete repeated text. Maybe some folks find them charming or homey, but I find...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,525
Posted By montanajohn
Re: float crushed from altitude change?

I heard a story about a bush pilot in Alaska that was hired to haul a newly-dead body from a small town to a big one, where it would be properly dealt with at a mortuary. He had removed the passenger...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,691
Posted By montanajohn
Re: engine pans?

Tom -- Can you provide photos, or a sketch, or maybe a more detailed verbal description? I just finished threading the frame holes for 5/16 NF bolts, and am wondering about the tabs and bolts on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,370
Posted By montanajohn
Re: Bumper Bolts

I had that problem on an extra set of '30 bumpers. End bolts would not budge after soaking with penetrating oil, beating with a 3-lb sledge, and invention some new combinations of bad words. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
Posted By montanajohn
Re: Canadian Model A

Steve - Fastenal carries "square drive" round-head machine screws, sizes #4 to 1/4 inch. Might work for some of your needs. Check out their website. These are in the "screws" section, not bolts,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,867
Posted By montanajohn
Re: Garage lifts

I bought a Backyard Buddy 7000-lb 4-post after doing some research on design. What I like about their construction is that the posts are large square tubing that have rectangular slots cut into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,237
Posted By montanajohn
Re: Electrolytic rust removal -- when to quit?

I looked at several websites describing the setups and electrolytes. Some preferred sodium carbonate, and some TSP. Most said that it didn't matter much, so long as the brew was of sufficient...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,237
Posted By montanajohn
Electrolytic rust removal -- when to quit?

I am de-rusting some running boards in a 50-gal. plastic garbage can with TSP as the electrolyte and 3 4x12-inch graphite plates as the anodes off and on for several hours (8 to 10, maybe) for over a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,900
Posted By montanajohn
Re: Does your Coupe have a Trunk or Rumble seat

Trunk, and it will stay that way. Installing a roll-down back window.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,065
Posted By montanajohn
Re: Slow engine turnover TEMPORARILY SOLVED I Have a new ?

Two comments. First, in wiring the breaker panel in my house, the main feed into the building is a large aluminum cable that connects to a copper bus bar at the panel. Aluminum is very prone to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,541
Posted By montanajohn
Re: Movie: The Artist

Bill --- If my memory serves me well (not guaranteed), I saw con trails in "A Bend In The River." I got a laugh out of that. Filmed in Oregon where I grew up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By montanajohn
Re: Montana Rendezvous

You got my vote for this idea. Also I wonder if there are enough Model A-ers in south-west/central Montana to form a third club. (I live near Whitehall.) Distance and population are always the big...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,941
Posted By montanajohn
Re: Why was Henry against the Inline 6?

Another example of HF's bull-headedness was the location of the distributor mounted low on the front of the block, driven by the camshaft. I had a 1940 sedan, and can verify that the distributor was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,126
Posted By montanajohn
Re: Shoulder belt in a coupe

Richard -- RE shoulder belt, I have similar concerns and plans for my '31 coupe, but I am months away from actually doing anything about it, since a roll-down rear window and new upholstery projects...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,923
Posted By montanajohn
Re: What is a Gazogen on the back of this A?

Anyone want to get the plans for making their own generator? Check out GASSIDIAN.COM. Some fuels are better than others, but anything organic will work, including cow pies and banana peels.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2011, 01:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,155
Posted By montanajohn
Re: Opera Coupe?

Luke -- Nice coupe. Were trunk liners standard equipment on the coupes? I haven't found any in the repop catalogs, but I intend to put them in my '31 coupe. Looks like it wouldn't be a major...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,040
Posted By montanajohn
Re: Correct Guage Model A sheetmetal

Eastwood sells a dandy gauge for $20. Standard gauges on one side, thousandths on the other. Just Google their website.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,825
Posted By montanajohn
Re: LA/ San Fran Stopover /UK Trip (Not Model A )

Two things not too far away in San Diego: the world-class San Diego Zoo, and the Queen Mary ship. And, as it is the major U.S. Naval base on the west coast, there are probably some good things to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By montanajohn
Re: Front seat measurements and allot of questions.

George -- I'm doing some interior work on my '31 5-window coupe, so the seats are out and on the shop floor. I'd be happy to shoot some photos and email them to you. However, the seat has evidently...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,881
Posted By montanajohn
Smile Re: question about 28/29 titles

My free advice: Go hat in hand to your DMV (headquarters is best - might eliminate intermediate steps), but first find out when their less-busy hours are. Ask if there is someone who can help with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,685
Posted By montanajohn
Re: Paint pinhole problem

WRNDLN--- The current issue of Auto Restorer magazine has an article by master restorer Larry Lyles that deals with your problem, among other things. Try him at lplbodyworks.com
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,835
Posted By montanajohn
Re: Spellings/Misspeling?

Six munce ago I cudent evin spel "expurt" and now I already are wun !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,062
Posted By montanajohn
Re: Anyone Need a step by step on how to install a roll down rear window in a 30 coup

Great timing for my needs. I will be doing my conversion soon on my '31 Coupe. I gather that the old window glass will not fit the roll-down?

Thanks for your generosity, Dennis.

John Brower...
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