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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,562
Posted By TerryH
Re: Primer for YOM plates

California allows YOM plates, but you must check that the numbers/letters are still good. Plates can be restored, but DMV inspects them carefully and the new paint needs to match the original...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 873
Posted By TerryH
Re: Vapor Lock

Do a search.....this has been discussed over and over, with many different thoughts. Not all agree it even really exists. Kind of like which oil is best!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,138
Posted By TerryH
Re: Overheating

If you are running with the spark lever up, or severely retarded, it will sure not run well, or have any power. To me, it would be very noticeable.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 859
Posted By TerryH
Re: Tow Companies

I have AAA, and have only used them a few times, and only once with my model A. I seem to remember them reiterating towing was for on-road emergencies only, and not for moving cars around from home...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,138
Posted By TerryH
Re: Overheating

Many of the old radiators have tubes that are seriously clogged. If other methods of cleaning do not work, then it is best to have it rodded by someone who knows what they are doing. When I had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By TerryH
Re: New clutch: Judder from hell

I had the flywheel lightened and a V-8 clutch and pressure plate installed about 14 years ago, by our local Model A mechanic, and have never had any issues with it, even from the start. Much less...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By TerryH
Re: MARC Membership Update & Virus

They just cancelled the annual Pancake Breakfast here in Orange County.....not a surprise....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 963
Posted By TerryH
Re: Cam Gear

I had a laminated gear installed several years ago and it has run perfectly, with no noise. I would not use the ordinary fiber gear......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 844
Posted By TerryH
Re: Using Parking Lights For Signal Lights

I’ve had cowl light turn signals, and dual LED taillights for 14 years in my A, and am very happy with both. The cowl lights, to me, are very noticeable, so a good solution for those that have them....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,059
Posted By TerryH
Re: The Diamond Mark Challenge

My 1930 Town Sedan has a diamond block, but have no idea if it was original. It also has standard valve seats.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By TerryH
Re: Missing Valve seat

I also have a diamond A block with standard factory seats.....I keep hearing they were hardened, but not true in many cases....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2020, 03:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,421
Posted By TerryH
Re: insurance

I switched from Grundy to AAA many years ago, due to fewer restrictions on where and how I drive my A. Have been very happy and easy to work with.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By TerryH
Re: Ways to Start With Obstructed Hand Crank

I have had two A’s over a long time period and never needed or used a crank....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,389
Posted By TerryH
Re: Over Drive

I have had a 26% Mitchell for almost 14 years and love it. It is like adding a 4th gear that the a Model A never had. And the Mitchell is so easy to use I even use it regularly around...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,859
Posted By TerryH
Re: Model A Registration Woes

I also recommend talking to your local AAA office first. They process titles and registration and often have someone who specializes in older cars. I did that here in California, with a Model A I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,339
Posted By TerryH
Re: Brake Light Switch

Years ago I had an issue with mine, and Tom Endy recommended I buy one from A&L, as it has a bronze bushing that will last and never bind. Have had mine now for almost 14 years....a great product!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 03:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,824
Posted By TerryH
Re: Water pump to buy?

Per Tom Endy’s advice I bought a Jim Rupert water pump about 14 years ago, and it has about 14,000 miles on it now, with nary a leak.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By TerryH
Re: 1931 Slant Window Cabriolet outside mirrors

A friend had the fender spare mounted mirrors, but they vibrated so bad they were useless...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By TerryH
Re: Town Sedan interior colors?

Brown mohair was a popular and common choice.....not sure of the others....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,629
Posted By TerryH
Re: Gear ratio

Kurt has the only A I know of that can do that. Good for him, but not reality for the rest of us, as we have found out.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,677
Posted By TerryH
Re: Veterans Day

USAF Security Service, 1967-1971, Aleutian Islands; Anchorage, Alaska
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,617
Posted By TerryH
Re: Must replace timing gear

I had mine changed a few years ago by our local Model A mechanic...he did the whole thing in about 2-3 hours....did not need to move the radiator. I used a new laminated gear....he said he had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,349
Posted By TerryH
Re: VIN number 1930-A

You also might want to check with your local AAA office, as they can help with car registration, and are usually much more user friendly then DMV. When I bought my out of state Model A, I used our...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,085
Posted By TerryH
Re: Hi compression head and stock ignition

I also have a 5.5 HC head, been running it for almost 14 years now with everything else stock, except lightened flywheel and v-8 clutch. I adjust the spark lever all the time as I’m driving...it’s...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,615
Posted By TerryH
Re: Smooth Shifting The Model A

When downshifting to second one needs to remember the huge gap in ratios between second and 3rd or high gear. That is why, unless you are going quite slow, you will need to give it a healthy...
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