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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:39 PM
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Re: Considering buying a T

MarkA, 15 million! My city has only about 650,000, and spreads out to about twice that, but traffic is nuts and you have to drive a ways to find a nice country road.

I just read “The Lost Man”,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Considering buying a T

What city were you in?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Considering buying a T

Seems the only kind of money I ever have is real slippery.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
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Considering buying a T

Iíve always been a Model A guy, but this is tempting. The seller says itís all original, 90% complete, and was running when parked. Been in the family since new. It looks a little rough, but good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By 700rpm
Extended warranty

I got a call last week from a company that wanted to sell me an extended warranty on my automobile. Just for fun I let her go through her 5 minute introductory pitch on the benefits of their...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Steering Wobble Troubleshooting

Check the ball on the wishbone too. Too loose or out of round can adversely affect your steering geometry.
Forum: Model-A 02-23-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 272
Posted By 700rpm
Buncha misc. A parts

Orig. ‘28-‘29 popout w/armored cable & 2 keys. Has been reworked, works fine. $100
Orig: ‘29 steering wheel in VG cond. $100
One Spanish popout w/armored cable 7 2 keys, for 30-31 inst. panel,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,765
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Birthday present

I was driving a Model A and towing a trailer made from a Model A PU bed along a narrow two-lane in rural Washington when two vehicles tried to pass me at the same time, a passenger car and a large...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 01:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,765
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Birthday present

Maybe you just have the wrong insurance company.

Two years ago I made a $900 claim on a fender bender with my 29 coupe to Hagerty. Sent pictures. No problems. Paid promptly.

Same thing with my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By 700rpm
Re: two tooth steering box lubrication

The correct answer is NO.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Model A Shock

Ford also made some of the shocks for the Model A after 1930.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,765
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Birthday present

My son-in-law once stated that he would just drive away if he ever hit a car in a parking lot and no one was around. I don’t like him, I don’t trust him, and I haven’t spoken to him or visited my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Model A Shock

I’m gonna go with “not a Model A shock”. The raised letters tell the tale. The RG&JS say all covers were stamped HOUDAILLE HYDRAULIC SUSPENSION
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,765
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Birthday present

I would suggest you do not take the fender off for any body work. Doing so runs a risk of it not fitting when returned. Do the hammer and dolly work with the fender bolted in place, then take it off...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Model A Shock

Shocks are notoriously hard to disassemble. Your experience is normal. I’ve heard of guys bolting their workbench to the floor and the wall, bolting the shock to the bench, using a 6’ bar and a chain...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,765
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Birthday present

Forty years ago a friend (Tom) offered to take me and another friend (Jerry) to a county fair 100 miles from nowhere in his newly restored ‘29 Tudor. As we exited the car in the field that was the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Oil Leak Troubleshooting

Hard to tell where your leaks are coming from in the photos. Did you use a sealant on the gaskets? Did you check your pan for straight and smooth face to the block? Was the block clean and smooth...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By 700rpm
Re: 28 roadster steering wheel

The date will be stamped on the driver’s side, upper panel.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Slow post

Without naming names, we know why the USPS has been rendered increasingly inefficient in the last six months, don’t we.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Kind of new to the forum

The most important part of painting is prep. You can do that yourself for about $100-$200 in materials if you have the space and tools, and depending on the condition of your sheet metal. Once you’re...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By 700rpm
Re: 28 roadster steering wheel

Steering wheels were red in ‘28 and until Feb 1929, according to the RG&JS, which every Model A owner should have. What is the date on your firewall?

I’ve never heard of a column snapping. That...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Can't get engine to idle down

Where are you located? We can help you find a local club or even local experienced Model A guys. But we need your location. Put it in your avatar. It’s very helpful to have local experienced Model A...
Forum: Model-A 02-15-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 93
Posted By 700rpm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Original interior?

It’s not original, but it is certainly serviceable. Upholstery is expensive, and good reproduction is iffy after LeBaron Bonney closed. Your call.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Drag link hits the tie rod

I used a stock spring. No problem.
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