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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,934
Posted By fried okra
Re: What are some of the counter intuitive things you have learned about a Model A?

Thanks, Brent....I am guessing "1/2-way advanced on the quadrant" is with the spark lever at about 9 o'clock.

And fully advanced is with the lever at about 8 o'clock.

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,934
Posted By fried okra
Re: What are some of the counter intuitive things you have learned about a Model A?

Brent....so what spark advance lever setting do you suggest to prevent overheating?

thx,
fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By fried okra
Re: Model A Working in 2020

Yep, just like it was done years ago, or so I've heard :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By fried okra
Re: Who Lives near Roanoke, VA?

It was so sad to see the Doughton Park Lodge and restaurant on the Blue Ridge Parkway close some years back. One of the nicest places on earth.

Hopefully they will reopen sometime.

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 867
Posted By fried okra
Re: Who Lives near Roanoke, VA?

I used to live in the commonwealth of vaginya.....but the personal property tax on automobiles and trucks, and cycles, and boats made me move outta state.

Love the Blue Ridge Parkway though :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 33,549
Posted By fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,814
Posted By fried okra
Re: Is this rumour correct?

I enjoy both magazines and look forward to them each month.

Would hate to see either organization go by the wayside.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By fried okra
Re: Our Friend, Shadetree - Medical Issues

Shadetree, hopefully the warm spring sun now will help with any ailments!

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,190
Posted By fried okra
Re: Painting whitewalls black

Thanks group, I will check into the Miller Tire paint, Dupont #7, and Flex Seal for a near term solution.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,617
Posted By fried okra
Re: Virus time off from school

And SW Virginia near the Blue Ridge Parkway is pretty country too!

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,190
Posted By fried okra
Painting whitewalls black

My 1931 all black Tudor came to me with whitewall tires and almost white cream colored wheels. It also has dual fender mounted whitewall spares.

I am contemplating using tire black on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,682
Posted By fried okra
Re: Who designed the Model A engine ?

The torquey long stroke Model A Ford engine certainly gave it a feeling of low speed acceleration some of the more refined 6 cylinder cars didn't have.....IMHO.

Plus, I like the style of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By fried okra
Re: MAFCA Sticker

I put mine in the back window of my pickup truck.

But since the window is tinted, you can't really see it from the outside :(
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By fried okra
Under the running board mat

My '31 Tudor is basically a rust free survivor car but was used as a tourer in recent decades. I view it as a nice fair weather driver, but not trying to win any shows with it though.

The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 826
Posted By fried okra
Re: Dipstick for Tremec T170 Transmission

No drain plug on these as I understand.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 971
Posted By fried okra
Re: Corn Head grease source(s)

Are you guys just using the Corn Head grease for the steering boxes?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By fried okra
Re: brake pedal return spring mounting

Gary, I would hope so but have not looked into that yet as was not aware that could be an underlying cause.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By fried okra
brake pedal return spring mounting

My fairly new to me '31 Tudor brake pedal does not return to the full off brake position such that the rear brake lamps stay lit unless I pull the pedal up with my foot while driving. I replaced...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By fried okra
Re: Whitewall tires

Wifey and I would like to find some movies with Model A's in them. We usually use Netflix but maybe there are other options.

Any Model A movie recommendations?

We've already watched Bonnie and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,265
Posted By fried okra
Re: Just a guy and his dog...

All dogs love to ride in cars and trucks :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,752
Posted By fried okra
Re: Model "A" Cars vs. Their Successors

My wife's Mercedes SUV had the transmission go out at 48,000 miles. Tough luck said Mercedes, you are past the 4 year warranty period. The old 5 speed automatic trans in Mercedes were smooth and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,708
Posted By fried okra
Re: Over Drive

Anyone have any comparisons (or preferences) of the Ford F150 4 speed trans versus the 5 speed Chevy S-10 type transmissions?

Usage preferences, installation preferences, etc?

I also wonder...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,030
Posted By fried okra
Re: Camping in a Model A

I wonder if this pic is camping for the fun of it or the necessity of it.

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,708
Posted By fried okra
Re: Over Drive

louieglen....are you asking about the 4-speed Ford F-150 truck trans from the 1980's and the 5 speed Chevy S-10 trans also?

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,428
Posted By fried okra
Re: Model A Ford Drive Away

I recall Chrysler made some weird color combos like green cars with blue interiors back in the early sixties too......just to use up what materials were on hand at the end of the model year.

But...
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