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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 761
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Asking price for a 28 AR

You must ask... is this well done restoration.. all reconditioned brakes with Cast Iron Drums, Engine fresh? The list is endless.


So range $10-$25
Best guess unless you tear into brakes,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By barkleydave
Re: New Tires

I have a great old school/and modern tire shop in our little town.
I took mine in They put on my New Firestones, new flps, new tubes.


Charged me 5 bucks a wheel. Supported local business...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,935
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Macs - how come

I have used most of the Vendors and we are so lucky to have so many choices!
All have good and bad days but don't we all? All in all they ALL have many more good days!


Just imagine your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By barkleydave
Re: New Rotor Issue

It will work... bend away have had to do it with all of mine. Many forget this detail.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,015
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Spark Plugs

If your car is only a "Parade" car then a hotter plug may reduce plug fouling.
I have been using the W18 and mostly tour, but now not available they sell the "Go Plug" which I think is basicly the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Camp Knox, Kentucky supply AA

Was there for Basic/AIT 1970 Freezing rain up and down Misery and Agony. So much time has passed but not the memories.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,500
Posted By barkleydave
Re: FSI distributor issue

I have been using Pertronix modules for many years with no issues. Have a couple in severe use on a twin engine boat. Running the 6th season no issues and these units are in a boat in the water year...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,921
Posted By barkleydave
Re: DynaBeads, yay or nay?

1963 tires!! Hope you are not driving on them.... time to upgrade for safety first.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,260
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Another question about oil viscosity

Enough already.... do you change your oil every 500 miles? Then cheap oil today is far better than anything in the day.


Oil filter: I run 1,500-2000 miles use a multi viscosity 15-40 works...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,551
Posted By barkleydave
Re: How Fast Will It Go?

We also have a Slant with a F150 4 speed. What a wonderful combination for touring!
It will roll at 55 at 2000 rpms all day without effort.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,551
Posted By barkleydave
Re: How Fast Will It Go?

Basic stock engine and 3 speed 3.78 Synder HC 5.1 head which improved performance in hilly KY. and TN.


My Truck loves 42-45 MPH. Will run over 60 on a flat run.


Do not forget some of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By barkleydave
Re: another bad amp guage

While not original but much safer for touring vehicles is to replace the AMP meter with a volt meter. Voltage is a better indicator of battery condition and you are not pushing all the amp. draw...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,251
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Fun Car Games for our Club's 40th Birthday & Summer Picnic

MARC rained on our event several years ago. We had a muti-region event with car games. MARC would not cover the games since we were in vehicles!


We had to get a local insurance company...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,523
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Timing wrench

Find the dimple and the NuRex will do the job. It works just as well with Pertronix ignitions when installed in a stock distrib.with stock cap.




Problem with points no amount of timing will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,457
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Whats my Model A worth???

Check out hemmings listings will give you some idea of what offerings are.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,093
Posted By barkleydave
Re: radiator information

I and several others on her use the Berg HD radiator on my Touring CCPU.
It is a tank! Very well built. It is pricey but solved my overheat concerns driving in hilly country and Blue Ridge...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By barkleydave
Re: what a disappointment

The head needs to come off and most likely the block needs to be boiled out. This is a common problem which like us the arteries get clogged up!


Ignition has nothing to do with this symptom.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By barkleydave
Source for running board fuel can gate

Looking for a source to purchase a running board gate used to carry spare fuel etc.


Anyone have a source?


Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Would you use this coil?

Folks forget that a 1.4 ohm coil must use a external ballast resistor then it is fine for a 12V system.


Now note a cheap ohm meter usually is not accurate enough to measure the Ohms correctly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,337
Posted By barkleydave
"Rainmaker" Ron's Legacy

I thought I would take a moment and bring folks up to date. In December "Rainmaker" Ron passed. Ron was a legend and Model A restorer, business man and just a kewl dude!


Anyway In 1997 Ron...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,388
Posted By barkleydave
Re: FS electronic ignition

We have two Model A's using the Pertronix/Redmund units. One is C. advance with modern cap and suppression wires. Been in a 31 since 1997 no issues


The other is in a 29 stock dist. 12 V. Neg....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,388
Posted By barkleydave
Re: FS electronic ignition

I am tired of hearing about Electronic Ignition failure. It is not the fault of the product in 99 percent of the cases. I have several cars running more than 40,000 miles on orig. Pertronix...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,508
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Model A Gauges

I tour and my APO temp gauge saved an engine. Developed a rad. hose leak on lower while on tour in mountains. I noticed the temp rising stopped and repaired before an overheat! Have you priced an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Six volt vs. twelve volt wiring

So why did cars go to 12 Volt.
Lots of reasons.
1. Cost savings Lighter ga. wire required
2. Lighter weight for vehicle
3. Smaller AMP batteries required so again less weight and cost.

...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,680
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Timing indicators, do you use them?

I use all methods but for fine timing if you wish to run 5 degrees retarded then a timing light is the best method to verify. It is easy to check your timing without touching the distributor. Put...
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