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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,368
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Tool purchase advice

I am looking for a wheel bearing packer. I bought a metal unit in the $20 range, and it's garbage. Grease squishes everywhere except into the bearing. Any brand preferences out there?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,327
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Re: "I was told once that..." stories...

When I was a lad in the 1970's, my dad had a friend that worked at a Ford dealer in Leslie, Michigan. The dealer would send him to Detroit on the train and he would drive back new Model A's (about 60...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,207
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Re: Cos of A Restoration

You guys must be made of money. Everything on the list, 488 points MARC Touring Class, 20K.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,371
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Re: Radiator flow rate

Thank you for all of the answers. The car in question does not run hot, but rather pushes out water at high speeds (50 plus). It really makes a mess on the hood and windshield. The overflow tube is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,371
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Radiator flow rate

Is there an accepted seconds measure for a radiator to drain it's contents? By this, I mean fill the radiator to the top while holding my hand over the bottom pipe. Remove my hand and count the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,615
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Why do you like your car.

I don't mean, because "Your dad had one", or "My grand kids bought it for me". I mean the pure styling aspect of your car. What styling cue drew you to the specific body style you own.
Like: you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Re: Model A Ford of the Day

I see the young lad is trying out the Sparton horn. MAFCA has a nice website.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Re: Roadster pickup panel cab to box

Thanks, Bob C, that looks right.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Roadster pickup panel cab to box

There is a sheet metal panel that goes between the cab and the box to keep the dust down. It is fastened to the frame. Does somebody have a picture as to how this piece is mounted?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,351
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Re: Pin stripe

I have done my own with a Mac "00" brush. Sometimes it looks great, sometimes it looks like Ray Charles painted the line with his foot. A friend of mine who pins stripes on the side for beer money,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,591
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Re: 3-D printed hard-to-find parts

Duke36's idea is excellent.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Re: The Roadster made it to the MAFFI Ford Museum

There are some truly beautiful restorations at the museum. Your car will fit right in.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,753
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Re: Sound deadening in a roadster door

It does sound counter productive, ronn, but I am after a solid sounding door when it is closed. Without something inside, it sounds like a hollow tin can. I believe the originals had some kind of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,753
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Sound deadening in a roadster door

I have a new Brookville door. What do you guys use for a sound deadner? I was thinking of shooting some "Great Stuff" in through the little holes on the inner panel, but am concerned it will expand...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,992
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Re: 31 Model A Vacuum Line

Maybe put a little propane torch heat to the bend and cook whatever is in there? Might make more trouble, or could get it crusty enough to poke out with the wire.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Re: 1931 Panel Delivery

The barn fresh Deluxe Delivery was purchased and restored by my Model A mentor, the late Denny Smith here in Jackson, Michigan. It turned out very nice and ended up in Illinois, I believe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Re: White cad plating paint

I too, have used the flat aluminum paint. It got my car through judging.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,510
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Re: Vintage pic I came across...

Our resident fisherman says catfish.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,935
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Re: rfitz

If you are determined to put an alternator on it, I bought a Power Master, which looks like a generator complete with a dummy cutout. It works nice and doesn't detract from the "antique" look of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Re: 30 Tudor kick panel

If your cardboard is bowing, it is pretty common to have to peel back the material, trim the board and glue the material back.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,644
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Re: Value for a 1928 Roadster Pickup

10 thou. A lot of people like trucks. They're cute.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Re: Early 21 inch wheel vs later 21 inch wheel

The hub depth on an early wheel is an inch, and later wheels are about an inch and a half.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Re: 31 Roadster doors

I bought a complete right door from Snyder's. Not cheap, but it fit really nice. If I remember, the outside and inside sections are not welded so they can be easily tweaked to fit your body curve for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,203
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Re: Fun Car Games for our Club's 40th Birthday & Summer Picnic

Hang a golf ball from the front bumper. The hole is a coffee can some distance away. Every time you get out to see how close you are, it's a stroke.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,820
Posted By Great Lakes Greg
Found a short, here is what it was...

My car stopped running three times this morning, each time blowing the fuse. After extensive wiggling, probing and checking, I found my metal conduit tube shorting against a flag terminal end in the...
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