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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By norcalal
Re: Vintage Precision Thermostat Housing

I highly recommend one for any tour car. Thermostat is in the right place, works well. Have one in all cars I tour with.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,120
Posted By norcalal
Re: Australia Day

Been having more rain than usual here in northern California. Can't wait to get to the Ballarat swap meet next week! Been there a couple dozen times, and great to go from cold to warm if not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,085
Posted By norcalal
Re: Rear Axle Bent?

Thank you for all the replies, and so do believe a progress report is called for. Axle housing bearing is within two thousandths round, engine running in second gear when spinning axle both side look...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,085
Posted By norcalal
Rear Axle Bent?

I installed a complete rebuilt rear end in my Model A about 1000 miles ago and the left rear brakes still have a very slight drag and seem out of round.The drum has been turned, shoes replaced and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By norcalal
Re: 31 Roadster doors

Personal message sent
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By norcalal
Re: cowl band

Call John LaVoy (916) 765-0714 he has a nice one he will sell.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By norcalal
Re: Roadster Windshield Stantions

had the same problem. take a piece of rubber glue on side molding and put it on top of the metal filler panel that goes across the rear of the gas tank, under the windshield lower rubber.does the job...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2016, 10:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,210
Posted By norcalal
Re: Volvo vs. Mitchell Over-Drive - who has what?

I have a ryan OD missing one cast piece that I tossed, not knowing what it was will sell for reasonable offer. lfi (408) 354-3875
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2016, 11:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,785
Posted By norcalal
Re: Loveland MAFCA convention visit

are you part of the group that invaded Los Gatos after Puyallup? Look forward to seeing you!! Look for the coupe with the blue wheels. Am leaving Wednesday for the drive with Model A Times group. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2016, 11:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,252
Posted By norcalal
Re: Radiator Baffle Question

So you can't see the water level in the radiator? No problem. Before driving, take off the radiator cap, put you ear on the radiator opening, and rock the car with your knee on the bumper where the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,740
Posted By norcalal
Re: Henry Ford funeral home

I live in Silicon Valley, which is a victim of its own success. Is Detroit, the complete opposite, perhaps where this country is headed? Two extremes! Very frightening!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,714
Posted By norcalal
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,020
Posted By norcalal
Re: Worth saving?

I have excellent rear doors, one quarter panel and rear panel if you would like to build it up as a phaeton again. alfi (408)316-8151
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,452
Posted By norcalal
Re: What do you use to..

Lets do it the easy way. Get one of those curved pry bars with the long tapered circular end that you use to align parts and holes. Get your torch out, heat the end, and stick the heated end in each...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,340
Posted By norcalal
Re: 1928 -29 roadster windshield frame. PROBLEM

The repo windshield posts and frames are not correct. The bottom of the w/s frame sits up too high from the cowl, causing the w/s bottom rubber not to hold the w/s in its upright position. Get some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By norcalal
Re: Starter Switch

Just came back from a 4700 mile trip starter occasionally stuck on a bit long. Had some time, and as this had been an ongoing thing, had TWO spare new starter switches. Tried them both, either...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,526
Posted By norcalal
Re: sudden rear main leak

That is what I replace the previous vent tube with. did the job. thank you!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,146
Posted By norcalal
Re: shimming engine bearings

I put back some shims after the crankshaft seemed to turn too tight. Was a bit nervous, but ran the engine at a fast idle for 30 minutes, and think I'll be OK. Any thoughts? Thanks for your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,526
Posted By norcalal
Re: sudden rear main leak

I put on a different breather extension (road draft tube) drove her hard about 75 miles, not hardly a drop out of the rear main. Happy as ever. Thank you for the input, guys!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,526
Posted By norcalal
sudden rear main leak

Drove my 30 coupe on a 2200 mile tour, virtually no oil consumption, as usual. Let her sit for 6 months, changed the oil, suddenly she has more blow by than usual, and oil is pouring out form the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 981
Posted By norcalal
Re: Alfie & his prize posessions

Thanks, Ward, and that is Craig Curtis watching Dom Canciamilla tune his speedster probably at the Queen Mary in 1974! Alfi
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,146
Posted By norcalal
Re: shimming engine bearings

Thank you for the replys. I am considering putting all the shims back in and starting over. The engine will turn over with 12v on a 6 volt starter, but I have to stand on the crank to get it to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,146
Posted By norcalal
shimming engine bearings

Model a engine had a rattle starting with just medium throttle in second gear. Center main was over .003 then, brought it to.015, spun fine, I took a shim out of one side of the rear main, now...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,848
Posted By norcalal
Re: motor/gas tank additives

MM oil is fine from all I have spoken with, However I always use ATF (Any kind) and it has always worked wonders as as fuel stabilizer, and wont vapor lock on hot days. Cheap and works. Does it get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By norcalal
Re: LeBaron Bonney on Australian Pheaton

Aussie door guides are closer to the door latch than the American ones. Give them the de
dimention for this cutout otherwise the doors are the same.
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