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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 675
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Oil weight

Well, you've got a pretty good cross section of opinion on what's the best oil in your model A.
The answer is all of them! or as I've heard said "Whatever is on sale down at Walmarts, TSC, Menards,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 675
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Oil weight

What does your rebuilder say? Don't get sucked into using straight weight, non detergent oil just cause ol' Henry used it. It makes sludge! Most owners use Shell Rotella 15/40 . with normal usage,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 792
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Transmission Reassembly

The only point of contention might be the long bearing Vs the short bearing. Asides from that it's pretty straight forward. Not rocket science! There is a video on youtube and the guy shows you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,814
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Restored Nebraska Model "A" Is junk

Glad to hear you have these special titling talents I'd wish I knew that when I had a 56 Packard without a title. I finally had to sell it fora song because the lost title process was just too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,814
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Restored Nebraska Model "A" Is junk

Consistency, conformity, uniformity, and sameness are the soul of socialism. This allows big governments to get bigger and stay bigger. I don't want to live in a country where the trains run on time!...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,814
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Restored Nebraska Model "A" Is junk

Contrary to popular thinking, We are not one country, we are 50 separate countries. Each one with it's own laws and methods. By our Constitution and Bill of Rights the federal Govt is precluded from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,814
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Restored Nebraska Model "A" Is junk

It's an "evolved system" That means it's not the same as it was when it started. The idea was a title to a car like a deed to a house or property. It proved ownership! Now, Transferring titles has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By Terry, NJ
Marco Tahatras' paint and color chart.

As the title says, I want the place where Marco T has his color comparison chart. I am looking to compare wheel colors. I've looked for it but wasn't to find it.
Terry
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,585
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Marvel's Mystery Oil

WOW! What's this thread about? MMO or Californicate? Personally, I love both of them. I like the story of the tractor because I had a similar story, only about a Allis-Chalmers 1938 mod B. Great...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,164
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: 3.27 ring and pinion, anyone using one ?

I put 3.54 gears in my coupe and love it! The hills around here seem daunting for a 3.27. I was very pleasantly surprised at the the improvement on the hills. The top end and the gas mileage, all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,249
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Stupid Question #2: how does an iron frame act as a ground on our cars

Auxillarily grounds can make a surprising difference in the amount of power that gets to the starter. I was always hearing "Ya need an 8 volt battery!" No, I needed a good ground! I put a second ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,352
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Wheel painting

Powder coating is beautiful - til it becomes obvious that the wheel steel is disintegrating underneath! Don't believe it? Go to a marina (Freshwater) and check out the old trailers that were powder...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,792
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Sanity check on lubing springs in place

Be Very careful of the springs! I'm sure that in the history of model A s, someone has been killed by the rear spring. I almost lost a leg to one. DO NOT LOOSEN the SPRING UNLESS YOU HAVE IT...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,140
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Repop Ammeter Junk

I had a meter from an old Mercedes on mine for a while, but I wasn't registering anything so I replaced it, but the fit was good.
Terry
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,153
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Marvel vs Model B carb?

I have drilled out quite a few A manifolds to 1.25+ with good results with a B carb. The 1.25" bore of the B allows it to process more air. The A engine does not breathe well in stock form. I would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,088
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Pulled over by the Police!

Back in the 60s, something like that happened to me also. I was driving my TR3 that I had just reconditioned. I parked and came out of the store to find a cop eyeing my little treasure up and down. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,056
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Synthetic Oil

I don't know...... I used Aeroshell 15/50 in aircraft engines, 20 years ago, but they're air-cooled with large clearances. The 15/40 is working pretty well, I don't see any reason to change. I'm not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,056
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Synthetic Oil

I like Shell Rotella 15-40 changing at 800 to 1000 miles.
Terry
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,843
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Hinge pins

Vern, No I didn't! Rather than ruin the hinge mountings from hitting it too much or fooling around with more tooling, I'm gonna leave it alone. They're really in there! I used ATF w/acetone, nothing!...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Engine Longevity

Piecing together a lot of loose info. No one told me this and it may be wrong. I believe the model A was was designed with a life of 50K - 60 K miles or about ten years in time. My Town Sedan made...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,936
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Schwalms

You guys! I'm still chuckling! An update! The engine is still out in Strasberg (Schwalms) I called Ora a couple of times and missed him, he called back and missed me! This week I'm sure we will make ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,187
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Should I pass on this A? Or would I miss out on something?

Yeah I began thinking"Yeah let some poor sap do all the work and I'll pay some extra cash and have a finished car, NO MORE WORK!" Boy was I ever wrong! I paid the extra cash and this what I got for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,187
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Should I pass on this A? Or would I miss out on something?

I see how new you are to mod. A s, I was there myself when I bought my Town Sedan. It was worse than yours, much worse! It does appear to be a Town Sedan. It has cowl lights, rear seat fold down arm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,370
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Unfortunately, To ignore the politics of the situation is to ignore the 800 Lb gorilla in the room! I don't like it either, in fact I hate it, but I don't ignore it. Phoney exaggerated claims of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,370
Posted By Terry, NJ
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