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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Open car arm rest

A stitched double fabric with magnets glued inside should stay in place with the magnets holding it to the door panel. Otherwise maybe metal bent to a square U shape to clip over door opening.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Original Hand Wiper Blade

Did you mean blade length, or the part of the operating handle shaft that fits through the window frame. The trucks run through a tube, so they are longer than my Phaeton, which only runs through two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 340
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: emergency radiator repair

That's the same 4 things I heard of for an emergency fix, and I always wondered if they really worked.
My 28 Phaeton still has the original radiator, and when I bought the car in 1999 it had a damp...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,147
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Still no Tom

Wish I had thought to by my modern cars in the dry southwest years ago. Found this near mint 2000 Buick LeSabre by checking Craigslist daily, and found this one just 4 hours after it was listed. You...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Tom is back !!!

It's a 2000 Buick LeSabre, that is near mint since it has been in dry country and never seen road salt until I had to drive it home.
I saw a few Model A's while in Arizona, but most were rodded...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,147
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Still no Tom

I'm back home after spending a couple months in Arizona to be with my girlfriend and to buy a nice rust free Buick. On my way home on Tuesday I stopped to visit Bert's in Denver. That's a nice large...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Multi Disc Clutch

I agree with Joe. Also notice one disc has a notch in one tooth. This disc is located at the end of the pack which moves the least. It has slightly wider teeth to keep the rotational movement to a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Fuel Spark Arrestor in bottom of Tank, removal

OK, I wasn't sure which style you had, so the tab type will be easier, as you just lift out the top part, if the screen separated from it. If the complete flame arrestor got pushed into the tank,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Fuel Spark Arrestor in bottom of Tank, removal

As mentioned in #7, be sure to remove the top part of the screen first so you have a larger opening. My 28 had the flame arrestor laying in the bottom of the tank. The top part was extremely hard to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,518
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Did you read the blog about the issues with the Judging Standards

JB, you are using logic, and that's not fair. Now I'm offended. LOL
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Ammeter reading charge

Points closed and key on, the coil should draw about 4 amps.
The alternator is putting out too much voltage due to a bad regulator, if it never drops back to close to zero, or you might have a bad...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Trico Wiper Motor Moves Only One Direction

I don't think a shop vac has enough vacuum to run a wiper.
Are you sure the wiper switching mechanism is flipping over when the wiper reaches the end of the stroke?
Also, as John said, the glass...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,982
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Recap of the "Let's get personal" thread

I wonder if feeding corn to cars instead of cows helped reduce farting? LOL
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,190
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Do you drive your A in the snow or stormy weather?

That's why I only wipe down my car, never wash it, and try to never get caught in the rain.


Salt on the roads is an absolute that the car gets parked until at least two heavy rains have washed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Battery

I also don't like the newer chargers with the circuit that won't let it charge a dead battery. I buy the old good style at swap meets for cheap.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,574
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Battery

You got lucky. I saw a coil cooked dead in 30 minutes when a key was left on.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: oil pan and baffle

I sandblast and paint mine with high quality PPG paint, but that scares some people.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 1931 Model A for Sale

Yep, My folks had 7 boys, so my dad bought a new 1954 Ford Country Squire station wagon. He hated that car so much that just 2 days later he went back and bought back his 1950 Studebaker. That Ford...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,638
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Upholatery Question

Would that be METRO RUBBER?
I know they used to sell embossed panels, such as the roof panels I need for my 1949 Chevy truck, and also the embossed kick panels, but the last time I checked was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: speedo cable

I've heard some repro inner cables are just short enough to need something to space them a bit out to the top end doesn't disengage from the speedometer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Rear brakes

Any pictures of the brake assembly with the drum removed would help.
There are at least a few possible causes for this problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 1931 Model A for Sale

I agree with Keith and Charlie.
At least keep it for at least a year, then see how you feel about it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,199
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Easy Oil Pan Baffel Removel

Good point. I didn't even think about how "removal" could have been taken both ways.


I read once where someone forgot to reinstall the dip tray during their engine rebuild.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,920
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: New guy

I never liked chopped tops and never saw any sense in it. I don't want less headroom, but in this case someone else already did the damage, so now it's best to move forward and complete what someone...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Engine installing question.

I like to have the linkage off during engine R&R. When I dial in the flywheel cover, I put grease on the shims so they don't fall out of place when the 2 bolts are removed.
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