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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 978
Posted By Ted Duke
Re: At What Age Do You Give It Up?

I'm just getting started at 84 and 11 months
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By Ted Duke
Re: Horn rod

I used a piece of 1 1/2" x 2" black painted wood held in place over the horn button by 2 rubber tipped wood clamps, and made SURE the clip fit the shaft (polished a little), before installing.

I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 821
Posted By Ted Duke
Re: Trouble starting my Model A

PUSH THE CHOKE IN AFTER IT STARTS. You are flooding it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,915
Posted By Ted Duke
Re: Positive Ground

Electricity=Magic
No one REALLY knows. LOL
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ted Duke
Re: ok new old 29 roadster...... preservation?

I bought a 1929 Rdstr PU in 1971 and found it was really rusted out, and parts missing. I should have stripped it for parts and junked it. Unfortunately, I started a slow restoration back in the day...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 705
Posted By Ted Duke
Re: Headlight switch problem

Did you have the retainer off the switch plate at the bottom of the column? Did you reinstall it correctly?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 951
Posted By Ted Duke
Re: Door hinge screw removal

This WD-40 product works.

WD-40 SPECIALIST
Rust Release Penetrant, Aerosol, 11 Oz.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,955
Posted By Ted Duke
Re: Opportunity to buy a 2nd Model A

@Bayou Mike gets the win! Follow that advice and let her have a pink ribbon on the mirror!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,473
Posted By Ted Duke
Re: A Code of Ethics for the National Model A Clubs

BTW, club members of any club are no more honest or crooked than any other group. Most people are honest, many are not. Buyer beware.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,473
Posted By Ted Duke
Re: A Code of Ethics for the National Model A Clubs

YOU should have a will AND an executor who is young enough and savvy enough to NOT only sell your antique cars AND JUNK, but perhaps the house, manage the investments, console the widow (or widower)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,382
Posted By Ted Duke
Re: Seafoam

Check this out

https://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=VA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,382
Posted By Ted Duke
Re: Seafoam

Why not ethanol free?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,549
Posted By Ted Duke
Re: It’s getting harder to drive my A

First, let me acknowledge I know have good genes, and no MAJOR injuries have marred me. I am 84 and had my annual today. Worked six hours with my 15 year old granddaughter yesterday tearing down old...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,824
Posted By Ted Duke
Re: Extended warranty

I once went along with the caller from the "warranty" company. Tried to get coverage on the 1929 Ford, 1970 Karmann Ghia, 2001 Dakota and the 2011 T & C. He said, "don't you have anything newer?"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,443
Posted By Ted Duke
Re: 4 post lift

STILL have it still use it. Great for under car work. Jacks make front end work easy. S-I-L did complete rebuild of a front on his pickup. We have done brake jobs. I can store my Karmann Ghia UP and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,004
Posted By Ted Duke
Re: Serial number size

Model A numbers are NOT a VIN. Rebuilders commonly restamp them after rebuilding.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,229
Posted By Ted Duke
Re: Picture perfect

My mother, who was born on a plantation in Louisiana in 1898 and died in 1989 said to me the year she died, "I have lived an amazing life. Born when waking or a buggy were the means to get somewhere...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,442
Posted By Ted Duke
Re: Is there a way to determine the original color?

Original to THAT car, (look under something that is bolted on),


or original to what was correct for that model? The Judging Standards and Restoration Guidelines.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,307
Posted By Ted Duke
Re: A question for old guys

I just had my 84th and am blessed with good health. I take a very small amount of blood pressure medicine. I have been diagnosed with rotator cuff damage right arm (I refused scans, because I would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,664
Posted By Ted Duke
Smile Re: Engine Oil

NOT unless it is need of an overhaul. But, IMHO, any oil in 2021 is better than any oil in 1928-1931. Over talked. Fill it drive it, change it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,664
Posted By Ted Duke
Re: Engine Oil

use motor oil
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,644
Posted By Ted Duke
Re: Connecticut license plate color

Mot all states or at least all DMV offices require original paint. I took some in for my 1970 Ghia that were never used, still in the envelope with tissue between them. Lady said, "Nice job of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
Posted By Ted Duke
Re: “The Restorer” for Jan/Feb 2021

Our local PO is only getting LARGE batches of mail sporadically. We just got a Christmas card mailed Dec 8th.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By Ted Duke
Re: Length Limit for Priority Mail Shipping

USPS priority mail from Wisconsin to Virginia, another mailed 13 days later arrived in two days. FEDEX lost a package for a week and notified me everyday it would be delivered. The last three days...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,282
Posted By Ted Duke
Smile Re: Signs, back in the day

I'm old and from the country. As a kid I remember the cats eyes reflectors. We didn't have road signs. It was 'turn right two roads past the school, unless you took the fork, then you double back...
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