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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By jhowes
Re: New England Model A Meet

Thanks for the information, now I can find the info that I wanted. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By jhowes
New England Model A Meet

Does anyone know where I can get information on the Model A New England meet in the fall. I have heard that it will be in Hancock, Mass and put on by the Western Model A club. Thanks in advance. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By jhowes
Re: Pre Lube Motor

George; I am not quite sure what you are asking. If it hasn't run in a long time , then there is a recommended series of steps that you should go through. They have been posted on this site many...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,975
Posted By jhowes
Re: Preservation vs Restoration

Paul; I use half and half, but it is not very scientific. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,975
Posted By jhowes
Re: Preservation vs Restoration

Post 6, Paul; I am doing a CCPU the same as what you are doing except I can't bring myself to change to a Weber or Hydraulic brakes. The brake question has been addressed here many times but the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By jhowes
Re: Anyone know about this PU

How do you forget about a car that cost you 50k??? Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 936
Posted By jhowes
Re: Introducion

Welcome; You have a beautiful car.You mentioned that you like to preserve the patina on old things. Could you explain a little about that. I am currently doing a PU that I would like to keep the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By jhowes
Re: Impossible ... Stuck head

Jorden; I don't understand the steel sleeves embedded in the cylinder head. Is the block destroyed? If not use heat (not all agree on the use of heat and it does require that you are very careful...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,303
Posted By jhowes
Re: Babbitt

Might I suggest that you tell us where you are. We might be able to direct you to a shop that does good bearings and machining. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By jhowes
Re: spring perches, castle nuts, and cotter keys

If I understand your problem, I would very carefully file down the slot in the castle nut so that the pin will slide through. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,067
Posted By jhowes
Re: Something different....

Does anyone have a guess of what the sedan across the street is?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,025
Posted By jhowes
Re: Newly acquired '31 AA

You have a beautiful double A but I would suggest that you replace one thing before you make it "run ready", and that is the steel two blade fan. They tend to rip apart as they get older and runin a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,981
Posted By jhowes
Re: Insurance

I don't think we are answering this man's questions.

1. Which company are you using?

2. What are the restrictions?

3.. What is the cost?

Mine is under Grundy with no restrictions...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By jhowes
Re: How Much Is It Worth--$$ comparison update

Ronn i'm sorry but i think that the 1970's number seem to be backward, it should be $37,000 then i would agree. I haven't worked in 20 years (getting old) but it seems that when you pay someone to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By jhowes
Re: Radiator cap/grillshell

I'm no expert but is that a 28?? It seems to have a red steering wheel and a 7 tooth steering box. This doesn't help with your problem but just wondering. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By jhowes
Re: Brake Pills

I agree with brent on this and would rather spend the money on making the mechanical brakes correct than go with hydraulics . Your stopping will not improve and you screw up the originality of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By jhowes
Re: Distributor Drive

My friend had an original (sic) untouched CCPU that he brought to me to see why it was not running right. I found that the dissy shaft had a 1/2 " copper water pipe connector shoved over the Dissy ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,414
Posted By jhowes
Re: OK! Oldtimers, Gimme your best answer, Stuck Engine

From your post 17 I would say that you have no choice but to tear it down. I have an engine that sat after the rebuild for 20 years or so and it is severely stuck. I am now in the process of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By jhowes
Re: 29 CCPU vs. 29 Fordor 60B Driver Comfort

My brother has a CCPU that he put a thin seatback in that he made. Big difference. He also has a Town Sedan that we find quite comfortable for a Model A. I have a tudor with the extended legs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By jhowes
Re: Advise for installing camshaft timing gear

Also the torque on that big special nut is a bit of a mystery. I'd swear I read somewhere that it is 100 ft lb. but I can't find it now. Also you can order a modern 6 faced nut from the venders. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 997
Posted By jhowes
Re: Removing rust by electrolis...Problem...

I used 12 volt batteries, rebar, and washing soda. At first I tried two batteries in series each with its' own charger. The charger was intended to keep the two batteries fully charged. having two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By jhowes
Re: roof rib install

One last thought from someone that doesn't know much, why not cut the slot in the top of just one side rail and put the mortised end in the untouched side and drop the other side into the newly cut...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 785
Posted By jhowes
Re: Looking for info for restoring model A pickup

Charlie has answered more questions that I had than anything I could find in the books. Thanks. One thing though--If the running boards were painted, did anyone worry about the paint coming off due...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,382
Posted By jhowes
Re: broken screws in oak, drill or give up?

I have always head that stainless steel screws are not as strong as regular steel screws. Is this correct
??? Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,480
Posted By jhowes
Re: Tom Endy

My best wishes to Tom. I have been down that road with a quad-bypass and about 10 stints since then. They estimated that I would be good for ten years but it has been 20 years this coming January. ...
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