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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By whirnot
Re: rattle-can touch-up paint

My paint supplier has a one pint minimum which amounts to about 4 cans. I don't recall for sure but I think about $75
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By whirnot
Re: Mitchell cable control

Thanks for your input. I know from experience that I would prefer the cable as long as it is easy to shift, and it appears it is. Years ago I drove trucks with two, or even three sticks, and also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By whirnot
Mitchell cable control

I have a Mitchell OD on order and I am trying to decide between the shift lever and cable control. I like the thought of the cable, for split shifting and because it isn't quite so noticable, but am...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By whirnot
Re: Rear brake drum hub difference

Yep, another reason to use Randy, he did this for me, as well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By whirnot
Re: Old car festival 2019

We were at the Gilmore this afternoon, and will be at Greenfield tomorrow. ( And Sunday possibly)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,265
Posted By whirnot
Re: Snyders or Randy Gross for rear brake rebuild.

Besides the fact that he does top quality work, and a quick turn around, (mine arrived to him on Friday, he shipped on Monday), he is a lot less expensive.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By whirnot
Re: Towing my Model A

I have towed mine many miles, always tied to the axle. If you tie to the bumper brackets, the straps are loosening and tightening when it bounces.
There is no harm in the body bouncing, but make...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By whirnot
Re: Spray Paint

A good auto paint supplier can match the paint and put it in rattle cans. I have done it several times. Usually have to buy three or four cans minimum.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,074
Posted By whirnot
Re: Where to start?

Also check the mafca website there is a lot of good information available there. If you trace the serial number and find out when it was built, then you can find the correct colors, should you want...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By whirnot
Re: Correct wheel color?

I could be wrong but I thought the stripe was supposed to be gray. My 29 is.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By whirnot
Re: 1930 Tudor Sedan

Check wheel bearings first.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By whirnot
Re: 2019 MAFCA NW Regional Meet

The national in Sparks had a big covered garage!
Having a good time in Bellevue!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,285
Posted By whirnot
Re: Victorias

That is interesting, the Vickey is my wife's favorite Model A. I don't care for any of the slant windshields, just look like the visor is missing!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,787
Posted By whirnot
Re: My model A wont go faster than 40-45

The intermittent miss at idle can be timing that is more advanced than necessary for idle. It should smooth out if you retard it some. But being sluggish sounds like it is too far retarded. I concur...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,134
Posted By whirnot
Re: 1930 Ford Model A 4Dr (Inherited Don't Know Much - HELP)

As noted above, it isn't original. The four blade fan, sealed beam headlights, and it appears that the data tag on the firewall has been painted over, then has peeled, so that indicates a repaint. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By whirnot
Re: rust in tank

Make sure it is just rust. I got a surprise when I soaked my tank in evaporust for weeks and it barely touched it.
When rinsing it out with the power washer I hit it hard enough to lift the tank...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By whirnot
Re: Observation: sediment bowl seal

Yep, you have an air lock between there and the carb needle.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,473
Posted By whirnot
Re: Wheel painting

Obviously there are two sides to this debate, but I was getting a set of wheels ready for powder coat. In straightening spikes etc, I was amazed at how easily paint chips. Yes it is easy to repaint,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By whirnot
Re: Rubber mounting the muffler

Good idea, think I will put one on my CCPU.
Pretty easy since it is currently without a body.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By whirnot
Re: Hubs for new cast drums

The freight is a little rough, but when I did my brakes, I just sent the drums and shoes to Randy. When I got them back that were ready to go. He also installed new studs, which are needed for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By whirnot
Re: steering column removal

Also remove the starter first to give you room to slide it out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,033
Posted By whirnot
Re: Pinstriping

Wish he lived closer to me....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,473
Posted By whirnot
Re: Wheel painting

I don't believe so, but I would highly recommend powder coat. Much more durable.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,133
Posted By whirnot
Re: Flared copper washers for gaskets?

If it is a proper double flare, you should have no problems
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,149
Posted By whirnot
Re: Smaller wheels for transport?

If you are picking the car up in Denver, call Bert's and see if he has a pair of crappy wheels he will sell cheap. Put them on with no tires, problem solved. It is worth the trip just to meet the...
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