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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,704
Posted By gary678*
Re: Tools

I have my dad's two sets of S-K ratchets that are 50+ years old ... excellent quality! Over the last 10 years or so I have purchased several Kobalt tools and power tools and they have held up well......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 911
Posted By gary678*
Thumbs down Re: Harbor Freight tape measures come up short

I've had a few that were given free with other purchases. All broke after a few uses. I don't like using this term, but they are "junk"!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By gary678*
Re: Cast iron brake drums

Ditto on the comments above; Randy is the best!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By gary678*
Re: Loud Speedometer!

There is speedometer lube (graphite) available from most of the "A" vendors, small tube and works great. I would take the cable completely off to clean it first. Hang it vertically so it is straight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,999
Posted By gary678*
Re: Garage heat

I should have added more details to my earlier post (#14). My garage is detached from house, R30 in the ceiling, R15 in walls, concrete floor. I only use the portable kerosene heater when working...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,999
Posted By gary678*
Re: Garage heat

Well insulated garage, portable kerosene heater... does the job in New York's Hudson Valley.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By gary678*
Re: 1930s Cars & Trucks In New York City

Great Video! Thanks! Gary D.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By gary678*
Re: grease gun adapter

I had a similar problem and blamed it on the adapter. I removed the affected fittings and manually cleaned them by spraying both ends with a degreaser, then scraping the crud out with a small gauge...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,617
Posted By gary678*
Re: Engine pans

Very helpful when you don't use an air filter on the carburetor.>
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,716
Posted By gary678*
Re: battery relocation

I would leave the battery where it is and either get a kit or neatly enlarge the access opening. I enlarged the access area and screwed in a metal plate over the hole and secured it with four...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,223
Posted By gary678*
Re: Over Drive

I should have added to my previous post that based on the casting# on the Borg/Warner that my transmission was out of either a 1988-92 Firebird or Camaro, or out of a 1993 Chevy S-10 V-6.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,223
Posted By gary678*
Re: Over Drive

I have a Borg/Warner 5 speed World Class transmission (based on transmission code) in my 1930 Model A Cabriolet with a 5.5 high compression head and a 3.78 rear end and I love it! The car cruises at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,096
Posted By gary678*
Re: Engine in my 1929 tudor sounds like it knocks

Sounds crazy but it could be the distributor. I had a similar problem; the knock/annoying noise eased when I let off the gas. Read in one of the books or forums that the distributor could be the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,296
Posted By gary678*
Re: Follow up to Registration Woes

Very happy that it was easily resolved... now you can enjoy the car!! Gary D.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,396
Posted By gary678*
Re: High compression head vs cooling

I have a 5.5 head and a 160 degree thermostat with a 50/50 blend of antifreeze. On a hot summer day up a long steep hill on NY's Bear Mountain (2.0 miles+) at 45 MPH the temp went to 170; on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,664
Posted By gary678*
Re: Model A Registration Woes

Hi, Hopefully the Maine DMV will not go and try to match the engine number with the registration unless the clerk/agent is trying to be the next Inspector Clouseau (which I highly doubt). Present...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By gary678*
Re: long speedo cable

I have a 1930 Model A Cabriolet with an oval speedometer and a Borg Warner T5 transmission. When I purchased the car three years ago the speedometer did not work because of the incorrect size of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,675
Posted By gary678*
Re: Mysterious chips in the oil

Was the inside of the oil pan painted? If it was (it should not be painted) the paint might have started peeling with the oil breaking down the paint creating small flakes of paint. Just a thought.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By gary678*
Re: Oil pump rebuild

The best way to remove a baffle plate is with a 2x4 and a 8 or 10" C clamp. Place the 2x4 across the oil pan and then hook the bottom of the C clamp through the pump hole. Slowly tighten the C clamp...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,723
Posted By gary678*
Re: T-5 5 speed trans VS Mitchell overdrive

In response to Ernie Vitucci's question about resale value I was only interested in buying an A with a T-5; so resale value depends on what the buyer is looking for.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,723
Posted By gary678*
Re: T-5 5 speed trans VS Mitchell overdrive

I have a 1930 A with a T-5 , high compression police head (B), and a 3.78 rear end. It shifts beautifully, at 55 MPH RPM's are at 1800, gas mileage 20 MPG+, and you only have to deal with one shift...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 976
Posted By gary678*
Re: Gas Gauge Calibration

30 and 31 gas tanks hold 11 gallons. I adjusted the float so that at empty I have approx. 1 1/2 gallons remaining. I also went to a specialty auto paint store and told the tech that I wanted to paint...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,051
Posted By gary678*
Re: Gas Gauge Paint

Two years ago I installed a new gas gauge unit. At the age of 75 my eye sight is not what it used to be so I painted a short horizontal red stripe at the empty mark so I could easily see the empty...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By gary678*
Re: New head studs or no

Use new grade 8 studs (stronger). Extra cost is minimal and will serve as a cheap insurance policy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,135
Posted By gary678*
Re: Gas Shutoff/empty carburetor for overnight/long term parking.

I don't have a leaky carb but after each use I shut off the gas valve and let it idle for a minute or so before turning off the motor; then I turn off the battery power creating a two way safety...
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