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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Keith True
Re: 3 brush gen' conversion to 2 brush with regulator

I just buy the John Regan Funprojects regulators,put it on,set it and forget it.It has got so I don't even bother to check the water in the batteries any more.About 15 years ago I sold my 28...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By Keith True
Re: 1930 Coupe Acquired 2/22/41, 79 Years ago

I believe I may have gone to your place in the early 70's with a Model A guy from around here.Stan Brown.I was 15 or 16,and he treated me like a fellow Model A guy,not like a kid,just because I had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By Keith True
Re: Cleaning a block

The place I take blocks to gets rid of rust.Actually that's the only reason I take them there.If it's just grease and paint I wash them myself.They never actually never sit in the liquid,they sit on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,103
Posted By Keith True
Re: Harbor Freight tape measures come up short

A new Harbor Freight store opened up near here on Saturday,and the first 1000 customers got a free tape measure.My friend got one,and was in my garage that night telling me that the tape was off.We...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 990
Posted By Keith True
Re: GAS TANK un SEALER

I haven't heard of lye being used for anything in a long time.In the late 50's when I was little my dad bossed a good sized painting outfit in Exeter N.H.On Fridays all the paint pots,metal stir...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By Keith True
Re: Scissor Type Lift

I had one years ago,it has it's place.It is good for certain things,not everything.I got it from a tire store I worked in,we called it the tire lift.I think it was good for about 3 feet.It wasn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By Keith True
Re: 1931 Fenders on RPU

The fronts will fit,as long as your pickup is also a 30-31.The splash aprons are different between the 30-31,but if used as a whole they will fit just fine.The rears are different.The difference is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,042
Posted By Keith True
Re: Garage heat

For garages heated part time I find a mobile home furnace is hard to beat.Bottom discharge,so heat comes out where you need it.just need a small tank and a very simple exhaust setup.i have one in my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Keith True
Re: Model B one piece cast steel fan blade

Did Ford make the cast steel fan? I have one,I just thought it was something aftermarket from the 30's,40's,50's,etc.I bead blasted it and used it.It IS a cast unit,not like the late 31 single layer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By Keith True
Re: Corn Head grease source(s)

It is the same stuff.When I worked at the JD dealer we used it for everything but cornheads.We just didn't have any in my area.We could get it in tubes or squeeze bottles.If you get it in tubes you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By Keith True
Re: Corn Head grease source(s)

Tractor Supply has it labeled as cotton picker spindle grease.According to the bottler it is the same product,just used in a different application.Interestingly enough it is only five bucks a bottle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By Keith True
Re: Fan to Water Pump Fitting

I have a couple dozen water pumps on the shelf,and last spring I bought two new aluminum fans.We got to playing with them,and found they fit all but four of the pumps.They will fit the four with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By Keith True
Re: Randy gross

He has always gotten back to me in a reasonable time frame after I emailed him.He doesn't sit by the computer,but I have always gotten a response within a day.He is a pretty busy fellow,he also has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By Keith True
Re: power disconnect switch

If you look in a Cole-Hersey catalog you will see lots of different options.They also make one with a short shank,with a long stem.That one you can mount behind or under something,with just the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 817
Posted By Keith True
Re: power disconnect switch

Those come with different length shanks,you need to buy the one that fits your application.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,530
Posted By Keith True
Re: pinto engine on model A

I like little 4 cylinder engines,and kept a few around thinking I would build something with them someday.I had three 120 Mercruisers,a couple of Tempest fours,and one International Scout...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By Keith True
Re: question

Those radius rods are pretty flimsy,as Rotorwrench says.They have seams,and are not welded the length of the seams.When they bend,they go quick.One minute the car is sitting on them,the next the car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,530
Posted By Keith True
Re: pinto engine on model A

I served a lot of time in Pintos.There were a lot of things you could do to them to make them easier to drive.When the Pinto scare got big,I think it had to be about 1977 my father bought a two week...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,686
Posted By Keith True
Re: Model A Registration Woes

The A used the serial number,it was not called a VIN.The Branham bible,the book used by town clerks for info to register cars states the Model A Ford uses the engine number,and shows a picture of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,686
Posted By Keith True
Re: Model A Registration Woes

Most of these answers are solutions looking for a problem.I repeat,Maine is NON TITLE for the old cars.We have been dragging cars out of the willywags and driving them since there have been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,686
Posted By Keith True
Re: Model A Registration Woes

I don't think any of what you are reading applies to you.You are in Maine.Just like N.H.you can scribble a bill of sale on the back of an envelope,get a verification of VIN,and go register.I think...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By Keith True
Re: Gas-Per-Mile

I have one called the Mile-O-Meter.It was manufactured by a man a few miles from me.He also made a brake testing instrument.You hung it on the window,went X MPH,then slammed on the brakes.The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,145
Posted By Keith True
Re: air bubbles in rad water.

Warm it up,pull the fan belt off,and rev it up while watching it.It will still circulate by thermosyphon when warm.if you still see bubbles,it is likely something is putting gas in there.If the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By Keith True
Re: Rebuilt Powerhouse will not motor

You aren't by any chance using a modern smart charger are you? I inherited one from somewhere,and found I can't use it for any kind of testing without a battery in the circuit.I have some old...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,559
Posted By Keith True
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

In the early 70's I was doing the engine in a Volvo PV 544.The foreign car guys all harped on me,you HAVE to buy OEM parts,no aftermarket for the Volvo.The guy that bored the block for me gave me the...
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