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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Ford Licensing Article in Model "A" News

As mentioned by me and others, this has to do with intellectual properties like the parts numbering system and logos. This has nothing to do with quality control.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Ford Licensing Article in Model "A" News

About 35 years, I met the attorney who set up the Ford licensing program. This became the basis for similar programs at GM and Chrysler. When I was in the ad business, I crossed swords with Mack...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By denis4x4
Super Bowl winn a Model A guy

https://www.chiefs.com/video/andy-reid-talks-about-how-he-restored-his-father-s-ford-model-a
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,570
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Fuel Tank Purchase

Think outside the box. Put a Speedway 11 gallon tank in a trunk located in the bed of your truck. No one will know the difference as 6v fuel pumps are available.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By denis4x4
ARP head studs

Picked up an ARP catalog at the GNRS and see that they have a head stud kit for the Model A with polished SS acorn nuts and washers. Part number is 151-4002.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Fine point judging...a simple question

No. Read the title of the thread: Fine point judging....a simple question. If I thought that paint color had an influence on the number of FPJ cars, I wouldn't have asked the question!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By denis4x4
Fine point judging...a simple question

The thread on non-traditional colors had several posters making the point that cars with these sorts of paint jobs would be devalued by purists. I'm curious as to whether or not the number of cars...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,876
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Non-Authentic Paint Colors & Schemes

Author Clive Cussler has an impressive collection of cars in a museum near Denver. One room is devoted to French cars of the 1930's. Almost all of these cars have non-stock paint jobs. Lot's of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,685
Posted By denis4x4
Re: High compression head choice.

Started with the original B-F head and went to the B-F Super Head and never looked back. Hard to find a B-F head as Larry quit making them years ago.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By denis4x4
Re: charge battery via alternator lug

You can see the positive post on my remote battery terminals. About $20 a pair at Speedway plus cables. Easy to use jumper cables and trickle chargers
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,708
Posted By denis4x4
Re: battery relocation

I have remote battery posts on both of my A's as well as the trailer. Makes it easy to charge a battery as well jump starting. About $20 from Speedway plus the cable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,929
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Oil Filter Model A on timing cover

At $172, I can afford a number of oil changes! Sold the aFORDable kit here years ago. Because I have headers, I had the remote mounting kit. Much easier to change the filters. Cut open the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,055
Posted By denis4x4
Re: ARP Head Studs

I got mine from ARP along with stainless acorn nuts and washers
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Requirements for a Miller OHV?

I have a 1935 CRAGAR on a B engine. Babbit bearings and a counterweight crank. No pressurized oil or cooling. Engine has headers, FS ignition, Weber carb, V8 clutch and lightened flywheel....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Posted By denis4x4
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,480
Posted By denis4x4
Re: pinto engine on model A

Building a high horsepower, reliable Model A engine is equal to the price of at least three SBC crate engines.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Babbit vs Inserts

Had an Affordable filter on the side plate and cut it open twice and there was nothing! When ever I drop the pan, I run a magnet through the residue and again nothing! Been doing Model As for 30+...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Advertisements

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Babbit vs Inserts

I have one of each and both are driven hard. Last Year, I took my inserted engine to Bert's Model A to have some stuff checked and everything was fine. It was built in 1985 and it was built using...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,642
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Model A Registration Woes

Over on the HAMB they have pretty much eliminated threads like this. Most of the ideas here border on the illegal. Maine has a set of rules. Ask their DMV what is acceptable. Finally, consider...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,366
Posted By denis4x4
Re: How Many Model A's are left ?

Every time this question pops up, I make the suggestion that MARC and MAFCA do a joint project and poll the insurance companies, state DMV’s and museums.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,520
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

I worked for sears in 1958 and they had Model A short blocks and long blocks. Lots of tires and brake shoes
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,043
Posted By denis4x4
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

Many of the costs associated with first class paint jobs today can be attributed to EPA regs on paint booth air quality and hazardous materials disposal. Too, minimum wages in the fifties was around...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 936
Posted By denis4x4
Re: NC? Request for Antique Vehicle exam

Screwing around with re-stamping a frame or a wood block for a tracing is flat ass illegal. I have two frames with VIN numbers that have been verified by a LEO. Cost $25 each and can be used to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 936
Posted By denis4x4
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