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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,643
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Oil drain tube

Yes, you can MIG weld it. You could stuff a wet rag into the babbit and do short welds so it doesn't get too hot.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Car appraiser

You need to find an honest person to give a full report with lots of pictures, or make the trip yourself. Actually it doesn't sound too far to go, as I've travelled across several states to inspect...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Victoria; edge binding at dash corners

I agree with Bill. That is great looking wood grain.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 1928 phaeton windshield supports

The 2 wing nuts tighten the inner and outer cones to grip the windshield and hold it open.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Main drive gear snap ring question.

A duck bill snap ring pliers should work. I bought mine at Sears. Too bad Sears has closed so many stores, but luckily you should still be able to buy the same Craftsman tool at Lowes or Ace Hardware.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 1928 phaeton windshield supports

My 28 Phaeton has original parts and the windshield will stay open. Repro cones don't fit and grip as well as original parts. I'd just cut a piece of wood or rubber hose about 4" to tuck in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Model A Radials

One was brought in for show and tell at a club meeting last year. Sure looked like a nice well made tire to me. The sidewalls were much better than the junk Good Year Regatta radials I've had on my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Anybody modified an ATV/mower snow plow for Model A?

Yep, I have only used my 7 H.P. Original Cub Cadet to plow my drive for the past 10 years. It does fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Radiator Shell fitting problems

I didn't realize the repro shells are up to $200.
The last one I bought was nickel and cost $95.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Universal joint housing cap.

Originally the top and bottom were machined together, and Ford wired them together and sold them as a set. Unfortunately many people haven't kept the halves together, so today you end up with a mix...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: The things we go through for our hobby.....

The fools making the commercials fool themselves into thinking the viewers are the fools.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,708
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Craigslist / Rebuilt Engine

Did you notice the fan blade is installed backwards?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: The things we go through for our hobby.....

In the early 70's my neighbor was up in Canada when he was chased by a Grizzly bear. He was lucky enough to just get back into his car and hit the gas as the Grizzly took a swipe at the roof of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Model A - Day of manufacture?

Look on the floor, about where the driver's left foot heel would be if he sat with his feet straight down. All three of my numbers start with TC, so I know they all were assembled in the Twin Cities.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Model A - Day of manufacture?

I agree, as that's the story I heard many years ago.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Broken bolt on Bendix Spring

Two weeks ago Harbor Freight had those nice bar magnets on sale for 1/2 price, at 2 for $1.
I bought 10 packs to hold plastic on my modern car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Windshield rubber

Be sure the rubber isn't too thick, like I got on my first order.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Stuck engine

That's true for many worm gears, but the angle of the worm screw does allow rocking on the AA or TT, but that would still be my last choice due to the effort exerted.


I recall someone saying...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,000
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Stuck engine

How long was the engine running when it was parked?
After sticking 2 engines in 1977, I will never start an engine unless it runs at least 30 minutes to cook out all the condensation from a cold...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Installing Battery Disconnect Switch in 1931 Coupe

My emergency cutoff switch is to lift the cable off the battery post.
I don't clamp it tight with the bolt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Just another nice old pic....

That man is either the pied piper, or a dog herder.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2018, 03:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Rust 911 or evaporust

My neighbor gave me some Evaporust that had turned black, and it wouldn't do a thing, so I threw it out. I wouldn't mix it with new good stuff.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: dist. wire-lower plate

Those look good. Here's a picture of mine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,387
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Membership dropping, interest too???

Joining a club can get you a bunch of contacts about Model A's for sale. $7,000 can still buy a good drivable Model A, as I've seen a few in the past couple years in the $5,000 to $7,500 range. They...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,387
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Membership dropping, interest too???

Getting the car out in public is the thing to do. I also get thumbs up whenever I take my Model A or Studebaker out. It must have been Devine intervention the other day when my 1999 Olds wouldn't...
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