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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,200
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: Uphill oil leak

Ford knew there was a problem with oil leaking out the rear main when going up hill. There was a modification done to AA trucks because they were the ones that were doing most of the uphill work and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,872
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: Purchasing an A...red flags

If you are thinking about this, join a local chapter and listen to people who have cars. Decide what you want to do with the car. Daily driver, restoration project etc. Then do you want an open car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,097
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: 1928 fordoor clutch type

I have been rebuilding a multiple disk clutch for an up coming article. My next project is a redo of a 1928 Phaeton I restored in 1965. I took the multiple disk clutch out at that time, but save all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,696
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: Who knows of California Swap meets for 2014?

Chico Swap Meet Aug 17 at the Silver Dollar Fair Grounds in Chico. Lots of Model A stuff.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,689
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: New block video.

Looks great Tod. Can't wait until you have one finished!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,727
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: New here and just got a decent A

Welcome, looks like a great choice for a car. Hope to see you along the Model A highway soon. Try and take in a Model A event with the family and meet other's in the hobby.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,525
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: Neat Old Photo - Help Us Identify This Model "A" Ford

Kentucky Wagon Works also built bodies for the A and AA. This is an early 28 version I'm familiar with.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,649
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: front brake issues

I had a friend who installed the shoes with the part that engages the adjusting wedge facing the wrong direction. Is the slant from the part on the shoe matching the wedge?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,684
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: What does YOUR timing gear look like?

Having replaced timing gears on the road in the past I have put bronze timing gears with matching crank gears on all the cars.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,593
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: Oil Filtering Advice

I agree on the A-Fordable filters. We have them on several cars and it is nice not to have to change the oil on our long tours. When we reviewed the filters several years ago our concern with that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,216
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: Prep for Powder Coating of Wheels

I have switched to powder coating. Found it to be much cheaper, less than half of the $85 a wheel cost given earlier in posts. Much harder finish than paint and available in any color.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,130
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: Service Bulletin copyright expired?

Copyrights do not expire, nor do trademarks. Patents have an expiration and many assume the others do to, but the writer holds the rights to the piece for ever. Ford get's a little touchy on people...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,551
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: Talk to me about wheels......

How about a solution that keeps the original wheels but gives you 50,000 mile tread life, is a radial and a little larger than the tires currently on the car. We have put them on two cars for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,054
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: Motor Mounts what to do

We reviewed some of the problems with the float a motor mounts a few years back. One of the key problems was people tightening the two pieces together with that center bolt so tight they change the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,491
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: New to Model A's

I concur with Pluck get connected with a local club and let them assist in your search they may know of something with in their club that is for sale reasonably too. They will also assist with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,332
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: Station wagon build/questions

S&S Industries make many of the metal parts for the station wagon.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,654
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: Ford's "5-z-xxxx" Special Tools...

Are you looking for some Pluck, or are you writing them up? I have several varieties if you need pictures.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,556
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: Neat tool box.

Mike's A fordable in GA was the vendor that had them made, you might check there. www.mikes-aforable.com 888-879-6453
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,027
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: Model A door dimensions

Actually there are two sizes of fordor doors depending on the manufacture either Briggs or Murray.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,644
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: Who, or What, is "Vintique"?

Vintique is a parts wholesale operation. They have been making reproduction parts for years.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,159
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: Want to Introduce Myself

Welcome to the hobby. I think you will enjoy the information you receive here. Hope you feel you got a fair deal on the car and get into the hobby.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,390
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: F.A.S.T. Auburn, Ca. Hill Climb

I think this is Ron Mosher running up the hill!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,390
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: F.A.S.T. Auburn, Ca. Hill Climb

It was a great day on the hill. Cars were quick, the seminars great and of course all the friendships! Thanks F.A.S.T. for a exciting Model A day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: Wind wings

Have the stamped pieces been bent? A&L are making them new now so you can get replacements.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,757
Posted By John LaVoy
Re: History

Bill, you will get mixed responses to repop vs original. I've been playing with Model As for 50+ years and suffered through about everything that can go wrong. I've had the experience of poorly made...
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