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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,864
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
Re: Best Towing Vehicle

I have my first Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer EL and I can put a full sheet of 4 x 8 foot plywood in it and DONT have to remove any seats and the tailgate fully closes. In fact about 2 dozen sheets of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,368
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
Re: Should I add a fuse?--the rule of smoke applies here

Basic Electrical Engineering will tell you this: (Called the Rule Of Smoke)

All wiring and wires come with smoke built into them. It is always done at the factory.

It is put between the wire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,766
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
Re: Turn signal indicator

I had all sorts of these problems with my unit..UNTIL ran a separate ground wire from the ground buss that I installed to the signal stat unit...the flimsy ground that they recommend using does not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,860
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
Re: Your best NOS Model A/AA Find?

Back in the 60's I found in a guys garage that fixed old cars in the day:

-1- Otwell Exhaust manifold

-1- Autolite Exhaust manifold

NOS connecing rods, NOS Southwind Heaters, nos...
Forum: Model-A 02-04-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 914
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
19" Garfield/Sears WW tires

I need a couple pf new or excellent Garfield/Sears 19" WW tires for the 30 coupe.

I have Garfields on it now and I am told that Sears Allstates are the same zig zag tread pattern.



2 of...
Forum: Model-A 02-04-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 648
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
Re: 1940 Model A frame

Well I typed 1930...and it came up 1940 and do you think I can somehow edit/correct the headline? Nope...

D L O
Forum: Model-A 02-04-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 648
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
1940 Model A frame

I am going to start restoring the 30 sedan for the last time this summer.

I want to do the undercarriage first and the body is sitting on the frame now and I would like to leave it there for now....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,680
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
Re: Modern Front Oil Seal

When I was in manufacturing the rule was:

1. Make the parts like the pictures...(drawiings).

2. There is always time to do it right the second time...then you learn more.

Dennis L Oberer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,343
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
Re: E - z steer

As for the teflon ball seats...I tried them and took them out and went back to original.

Yes I know that teflon was not available in the "day".

However after only a few hundred miles the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,757
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
Re: Alternator Recommendation

Email me privately as I know of a guy that sell at IOLA that sells them cheaper than ANY of the usual A suppliers.

Dennis L Oberer
Green Bay WI

GO PACK
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,402
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
Re: Turn Signal Wiring

Bill...to answer your question I wired the coupe with 14 gauge wire.

Dennis L Oberer
Green Bay WI
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,180
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
Re: Does it run in cold weather ?

I put a couple of those small 6 volt fans up in the front corners of the coupe and point them at the windshield...keeps the windshield clear...and the hot water heater keeps the cabin warm in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,549
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
Re: So the lady that we bought our Model A from died...

I have a rumble seat in the coupe..wish I had a trunk...car was converted BEFORE I bought it.


Dennis L Oberer
Green Bay WI
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,388
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
Re: BAD SELLER from michigan please read--Ryan please read?

I am not sure on the rules here...if you have been screwed by a supplier and feel you have a strong case..I wonder if Ryan will have a problem with you saying what happened and how you were treated...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,838
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
Re: Model A ice shack

There are old Model A Ford bodies scattered all over the Green Bay from Marinette WI to Fish Creek but they are all about 30 to 100 feet under water.

They used to buy them for $5 after WWII and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,977
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
Re: Oil Pan baffle question

Someone added the extra holes...does anyone know why?

I thought the idea was some oil remained in the baffle pan depressions so there was oil there even after an oil change........ for the rods...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,205
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
Re: Judging Standards Question

All of the above proves why I will never enter a judging of my car.

Dennis L Oberer
Green Bay WI
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
Re: Rebuilt Carb Leaking??

Look at the jets that come up from the bottom casting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
Re: Zenith rebuild

Well I have only been rebuilding and/or repairing Zeniths since 1965...

But the only way you can be SURE you clean out the passages is by removing the brass plugs and using a small bore brush to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,447
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
Re: Vintique Products Chinese?

I guess I look at it differently.....if I am getting a tool/device that I will use only occasionaly or in a non safety issue environment; then Harbor Freight made in China stuff is ok with me.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2011, 12:30 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 19,216
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
Re: How many Model A's do you have?

two too many

Dennis L Oberer
Green Bay WI
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
Re: Zenith Carb Choke Plate screws stripped

Take a small hack saw blade and saw off the choke shaft on each side of the plate (it usually can be slid back and forth). and junk the parts and replace with a new choke shaft and plate.

There...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,826
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
Re: Seat Belt Installation

Yes it could give a false sense of security..

.in the accident the passenger might have time to weigh the odds of whether his seat belt will protect him as it should or take the chances of being...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,178
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
Re: Instrument Panel Question

I have a March 1930 sedan and the instrument panel is oval and the tank will only take that type panel. I have been unable to identify the assembly plant.

I have a May 1930 coupe and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,246
Posted By Dennis L Oberer
Re: Sad Model A Start

Just this thought.....you fellows that say you will be safer in an open car by being thrown clear....well my wife was in an open car (the Mustang) and yes she was thrown clear...clear down the...
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