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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,386
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Trailering tips for protection

10 percent of load needs to be on hitch
Trailer plus car. About 400 lbs
Backing on a short trailer will be rear heavy and dangerous
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Short circuit issues. Where to start

I have both British cars and A's Lucas is fine... it boils down to clean grounds and good clean connections to battery etc. I have a owned a MGA for 20 years and not a single electrical failure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Radial Tires 16 inch Kelsey Hayes

Take a clean wheel.... spray it with Flex Seal... no rust no spoke leaks!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Checking generator output

NO not correct... you should have a min. of 7.2 volts at high idle to charge the battery. That still is only a average amp charge of 8 amps.

6.1 volts is min. for a 6 volt battery at rest.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Timing/Spark control arm

If notches have worn off a temp fix is to glue a piece of emery paper to provide resistance on the level.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By barkleydave
Radial Tires 16 inch Kelsey Hayes

We have a 31 Slant with 16 inch Kelsey Hayes wire wheels. Looking to replace bias tires with Radials. Looking for suggestions thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,794
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Marvel's Mystery Oil

Well just another reason to stay the heck out of CA!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,209
Posted By barkleydave
Re: 6V to 12V conversion

Many folks may not know that a 12 volt system amp draw is half of a 6 volt. Since our wiring was gauged for 6 volts and twice the amperage you end up with a heavy duty wiring harness... For touring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Brake feel . . .

First drive a club members A that has great brakes with cast iron drums etc.

Now when looking to buy an A drive it.... you now know what good brakes feel and perform. If the car you are looking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,465
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Current BEST TIRES for daily driver?

Ask yourself one question?

Is saving a few dollars more important to you...than risking your life or more important your family's life running on old tires?

Not Me!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,326
Posted By barkleydave
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

I have not seen a price for one of these?
That is where the rubber meets the road folks.

5-6 K might work
Much more and out of the park.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By barkleydave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,326
Posted By barkleydave
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Most A owners are 70+ and bitch about a qt of synthetic oil costs 6 bucks!
You think they will pay thousands for a block?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,580
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Comments on wanted to buy section

I prefer E mail I am hearing impaired.
Also have a record of transaction
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Flag holder trailer hitch receiver install

It is a Wagner Products hitch

Not sure still in business
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By barkleydave
Flag holder trailer hitch receiver install

I have seen these for sale it is a 2" reciever (for flags "wink")
Says it replaces rear cross member.

Would that work on a 29 CCPU ?

Would like to use for Flag or a cargo carrier... Light...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,485
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Electric Gas cut off

We have a couple. One has been on a Slant since the mid 90's no problems.
Wired to main cut off switch circuit so on when you turn on switch and off... well ya know.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,787
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Snyders On-Line Ordering

I use Snyders, Brattons, Mikes and Berts.

No issues with on-line. Like the account records and shipping info. on line.

Remember there are probably folks that still would prefer and on line...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,147
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Rim flaps

I use them on my 29. I replaced them when I put on new Firestones. Best part my local tire store (small town) one of the owners owns Model A's did all 4 tires tubes and flaps for installation fee...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,679
Posted By barkleydave
Re: The Death Wobble Thing, Brakes

Start with wishbone. Many are worn or loose.
There should be virtually no play up down fore aft.

If good work forward.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Vintage Precision Thermostat Housing

We are running three VP housings with APCO temp gauges. Nice housing fits perfectly... use a small amount of Red RTV no gasket required. Easy to get to thermostat without messing with hoses. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,967
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Seat belts - to be or not to be?

Seat belts are ALWAYS a smart and responsible option.

We had a club member recently get hit on the right front fender and down the drivers side at low speed. No belt.. threw him over to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,799
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Advance spark and overheating

Do not get confused with crank angle of 40 deg. Set yours up to TDC spark full retard.
Check with timing light and advance. You can expect 26-30 deg.

Now some folks run 5 deg retard. While...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,758
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Steering lube- Penrite 1200W

Wow $19 bucks for 1/2 qt. and for me $23 bucks for shipping! Ouch
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Model A wishbone

Thanks for the information. The current ball is not worn but is badly pitted. It is obvious this wishbone was out in the weather for a long time. At some point someone attempted to use the rubber...
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