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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,038
Posted By 31 Woody
Re: Do you have any pin up girls with your Model A?

Yes, I checked the whole thread. I felt old when someone questioned eye brow fenders and my Dad had owned an A with them many years ago. While I chuckled at many comments and raised an eyebrow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 01:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By 31 Woody
Re: Model A Day 2021

My Dad and I were going to go for the swap meet to sell and to have time together in 2020, we will probably go whether indoor activities are allowed or not. Hopefully I will have my vaccines by then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,490
Posted By 31 Woody
Re: 1931 Model AA Paddy Wagon

JulieLynn, you may be able to private message CPDSarge. At the top right of the window you will see where it says “Welcome JulieLynn”, two lines below it says “Private Messages”. Click on that and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By 31 Woody
Re: Won't Start when Warmed Up

Sluggish to turn over hot?—I would check the ground cable at both ends—battery and frame connection. The frame connection is often overlooked. Similar to what bobbader said!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By 31 Woody
Re: Paint v/s Japaning

Very interesting. I hadn’t heard of this process or forgot I did, but the article was an interesting read. I would kind of like to try this.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,129
Posted By 31 Woody
Re: Oh oh..Where to begin..or end?!

Reading this thread reminds me of the “Valve Job” I started in 2002. I have a ‘69 Mach 1 that needed a valve job. A week after starting the project, the car was just a bare shell, not a bolt left...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,638
Posted By 31 Woody
Re: "A" with wooden spoke wheels....

JWM—there is an outer hub and an inner ring that are riveted together. The wheel is lug centric with it essentially riding on the shank and bevel of the lug nut. In addition to the rivets, the lug...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,638
Posted By 31 Woody
Re: "A" with wooden spoke wheels....

Here are some pictures of the wheels showing the hub front and back. Also there is one picture of lug nuts—that is the key, this requires a special long shank lug nut and secures to any stock Model...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,638
Posted By 31 Woody
Re: "A" with wooden spoke wheels....

The old wive’s tale about driving in water—if you get a set of these wheels do yourself a favor and DO NOT drive in water. The rim is two layers of metal, water gets inside and will start to rust. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,638
Posted By 31 Woody
Re: "A" with wooden spoke wheels....

Any idea what became of this set of wheels?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,638
Posted By 31 Woody
Re: "A" with wooden spoke wheels....

Hmm, add one more set to the known number of Motor Wheel wood wheels. At one time I had 3 sets. I’ve cut back to 1 set of 19” and 1 set of 21”.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,853
Posted By 31 Woody
Re: AAA for breakdowns in antique?

I have had AAA since 1995, some years I use the heck out of it, some I never use it. But I don’t leave home without it. Some good stories:
- Bought a ‘73 Mustang that had rust in the gas tank...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,400
Posted By 31 Woody
Re: Most Difficult Restoration Tasks

Sometimes the hardest part is getting motivated. I have so many things to work on (besides the cars) that it is sometimes overwhelming. Once my hands are dirty I tend to be in a happy place, I just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,835
Posted By 31 Woody
Re: Original Fan Belts...NOS

$1,000? Hmm, fill the gas tank...or buy a fan belt??? Tough choices living in California.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By 31 Woody
Re: Station Wagon Owners

Asphaltum—that’s the word I was looking for! Not paint, not stain, but black! I kept thinking a form of tar, but knew that wasn’t a good description.

A few years back we installed an overdrive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By 31 Woody
Re: Station Wagon Owners

I am no expert, but my understanding is it was a black coating. Not paint, but a black coating somewhere between paint and stain. Not sure what to call it. Let’s see what the experts say!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,376
Posted By 31 Woody
Re: Extended Warranty

I must be terrible to talk to, because they hang up on ME!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,376
Posted By 31 Woody
Re: Extended Warranty

LOL, yesterday I answered and said I had a 1931 Ford Expedition, figuring “Station Wagon” might confuse a younger generation. There was a very brief moment of silence and contemplation, then the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By 31 Woody
Re: Rusty Coolant

Where did I say I was surprised?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,119
Posted By 31 Woody
Re: Rusty Coolant

Excellent—thanks for the great replies! Sure hope it doesn’t freeze in Southern California, but we do have an election coming up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,119
Posted By 31 Woody
Rusty Coolant

Just what it says, I have rusty coolant. I have tried the vinegar trick, I have flushed, flushed again... Vinegar actually caused leaks from my experience. My Dad always ran water because he said...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By 31 Woody
Rusty Coolant

Just what it says, I have rusty coolant. I have tried the vinegar trick, I have flushed, flushed again... Vinegar actually caused leaks from my experience. My Dad always ran water because he said...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,550
Posted By 31 Woody
Re: Speedo is “jumpy”

You’re welcome. I am sure life and kids have never altered anyone’s best intentions and plans. By the way, despite attempting several of the above ‘remedies’, it still jumps.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,399
Posted By 31 Woody
Re: Club Thinning

I grew up the son of a Model A club member and enthusiast/parts hoarder (sorry Dad!). But being a mid-60’s baby—when it was time for a car, I wanted a Mustang. It didn’t mean I didn’t like Model...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By 31 Woody
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