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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By Keith True
Re: king pin fit

There is supposed to be zero play between the axle and kingpin.If it rocks,it ain't right.Now,what you can and can't get away with is another story,but that would have to come from somebody in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,245
Posted By Keith True
Re: Bot a new A

Looks like the aftermath of the bombings somewhere in Europe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,718
Posted By Keith True
Re: Long distance buying

I personally think that for the car you bought all the normal rules about used old cars are out the window.It's not a run of the mill roadster,coupe,or tudor,it is a rare car.You are going to have to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By Keith True
Re: Complete Rolling "30" Chassis / Craigslist

It's just got a later engine in it.7 tooth steering,21 inch wheels,pushbutton brake in front of the shifter,radiator,puts it earlier.It looks like he made the attempt to date it though.It looks like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,239
Posted By Keith True
Re: Has Anyone Tried the Lebarron Bonney Seat Covers?

Look at Jwilliams link,and scroll down.They do sell the clear seat covers,what some call slip covers.What I call seat upholstery some call seat covers.The clear ones go over your upholstery to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,239
Posted By Keith True
Re: Has Anyone Tried the Lebarron Bonney Seat Covers?

Are you talking about their pre-sewn upholstery kits,or the covers made to cover and protect your upholstery?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Keith True
Re: Not all Model As but....

Kind of reminds me of watching my uncles when I was a kid.Scrap cars had to be burned to get money for them.They would get them ready,line up 3 or 4,and light them off.Then they would stand around...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 985
Posted By Keith True
Re: Engine [Near] Death

Inserts are not forgiving at all.Once that few thousandths of babbitt is damaged it is steel-to steel on the crank.you said you have inserts,but then I see you mention shims.I didn't know you could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,750
Posted By Keith True
Re: Membership dropping, interest too???

I've always known about 14 A's within a few miles of me.Out of all those guys,only one ever belonged to a club,and he said he quit that in the mid-70's.All those guys still have their cars,but I am...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,750
Posted By Keith True
Re: Membership dropping, interest too???

I've never had much interest in going to any big club meets because I really have no interest in seeing 100 of just one marque.About 12-14 years ago I was at a show with a lot of A's.There were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,750
Posted By Keith True
Re: Membership dropping, interest too???

I got an A when I was 12,(still have it)and have only known a handful of people involved in clubs.At the ground level,or where I am,there is a lot of interest in the A's,but no desire to be part of a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By Keith True
Re: auto transport

I hauled some cars in the mid 80's.That looks pretty much like the contract everybody has,with a few little exceptions.We never had any reason to care what people put in the cars,as long as it was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Keith True
Re: B Pillar question

Vince's picture does give you the measurement you are asking for.I think what is throwing you off are those two vertical lines,the ones marked C and D.Those are not the actual body,those are just his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Keith True
Re: B Pillar question

I think what you need to know is the measurement between the A pillar and B pillar.If your doors or hinges are off or bent just a little bit and you set the gap going by the door position,you could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,326
Posted By Keith True
Re: 1930 Model AA- What is it?

You have a coupe door.The door for the Tudor is about 29 inches at that point.It looks like you have a cut down coupe,it looks like the little part of the window opening is filled with wood.you can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Keith True
Re: How free should they spin???

Where did you jack the car up? If you jacked it up by the frame,so that you could drop the rear out of it,what you have is normal.When the rear end,or the front for that matter,is hanging from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,326
Posted By Keith True
Re: 1930 Model AA- What is it?

I'd say it was cut down from either a coupe or sedan body.A measurement of the door length,front to rear, would help narrow that down.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,293
Posted By Keith True
Re: Here is a bargain! LOL

That car has been known in old VW circles for years.I had never seen a picture of it before.I have no idea how you would price a car like that,there are no comps,or like sales to go by.I sold an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By Keith True
Re: Missing Water Drain Petcock

It probably has no petcock because somebody cut a piece out of an old exhaust pipe and put it in.I saw a lot of that on old cordwood saws powered by the A.They just looked at old tailpipes in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By Keith True
Re: Steering Wheel coming off black

Many years ago I had a wheel that was dirty,but nothing wrong with the wheel itself.I don't remember what I used on it,but I washed it to get off the buildup of crud.Whatever I used attacked the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Keith True
Re: Early Stamped Steel Headlight Bar

That's the one I have.Second one down in the picture,laying there it just looks like it has a fat spot in the tube,but it is really not a tube,it is a U-channel,and has slots for the plate bolts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Keith True
Re: Early Stamped Steel Headlight Bar

I don't have a good picture of mine,it is on my 30 pickup.It is not a round tube,it is kind of a U-channel.The center has slots for the license plate bolts,no hangers needed.At a quick look some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By Keith True
Re: rarest of the all

Carl,that's the beast.Mine was a solid yellowish-cream color,we were told they all came with the decals but mine didn't,and it had no signs of a repaint.Mine was a six auto,but it had air.It was a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By Keith True
Re: rarest of the all

I had a Ford Durango a few years ago.Try to register THAT if your town clerk doesn't know you.She asked,do you mean a Dodge Durango? I said no,it is a low production Ford,really a Fairmont made into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By Keith True
Re: Broken ring gear

Spinning a tire on ice,then hitting solid pavement will break ring gears.It's probably not something he just did,but somebody cracked it 50-60 years ago and it finally gave way.I took one out of a...
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