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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 958
Posted By TerryH
Re: The Diamond Mark Challenge

My 1930 Town Sedan has a diamond block, but have no idea if it was original. It also has standard valve seats.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,198
Posted By TerryH
Re: Missing Valve seat

I also have a diamond A block with standard factory seats.....I keep hearing they were hardened, but not true in many cases....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2020, 03:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,264
Posted By TerryH
Re: insurance

I switched from Grundy to AAA many years ago, due to fewer restrictions on where and how I drive my A. Have been very happy and easy to work with.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 793
Posted By TerryH
Re: Ways to Start With Obstructed Hand Crank

I have had two A’s over a long time period and never needed or used a crank....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,245
Posted By TerryH
Re: Over Drive

I have had a 26% Mitchell for almost 14 years and love it. It is like adding a 4th gear that the a Model A never had. And the Mitchell is so easy to use I even use it regularly around...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,681
Posted By TerryH
Re: Model A Registration Woes

I also recommend talking to your local AAA office first. They process titles and registration and often have someone who specializes in older cars. I did that here in California, with a Model A I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,246
Posted By TerryH
Re: Brake Light Switch

Years ago I had an issue with mine, and Tom Endy recommended I buy one from A&L, as it has a bronze bushing that will last and never bind. Have had mine now for almost 14 years....a great product!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 03:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,726
Posted By TerryH
Re: Water pump to buy?

Per Tom Endy’s advice I bought a Jim Rupert water pump about 14 years ago, and it has about 14,000 miles on it now, with nary a leak.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By TerryH
Re: 1931 Slant Window Cabriolet outside mirrors

A friend had the fender spare mounted mirrors, but they vibrated so bad they were useless...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By TerryH
Re: Town Sedan interior colors?

Brown mohair was a popular and common choice.....not sure of the others....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,527
Posted By TerryH
Re: Gear ratio

Kurt has the only A I know of that can do that. Good for him, but not reality for the rest of us, as we have found out.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,584
Posted By TerryH
Re: Veterans Day

USAF Security Service, 1967-1971, Aleutian Islands; Anchorage, Alaska
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,266
Posted By TerryH
Re: Must replace timing gear

I had mine changed a few years ago by our local Model A mechanic...he did the whole thing in about 2-3 hours....did not need to move the radiator. I used a new laminated gear....he said he had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,271
Posted By TerryH
Re: VIN number 1930-A

You also might want to check with your local AAA office, as they can help with car registration, and are usually much more user friendly then DMV. When I bought my out of state Model A, I used our...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,020
Posted By TerryH
Re: Hi compression head and stock ignition

I also have a 5.5 HC head, been running it for almost 14 years now with everything else stock, except lightened flywheel and v-8 clutch. I adjust the spark lever all the time as I’m driving...it’s...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,544
Posted By TerryH
Re: Smooth Shifting The Model A

When downshifting to second one needs to remember the huge gap in ratios between second and 3rd or high gear. That is why, unless you are going quite slow, you will need to give it a healthy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 975
Posted By TerryH
Re: rumble seat ins & outs

I had a coupe with a rumble seat back in the 60's, and took several passengers for rides then. I would suggest limiting it to somewhat younger folks, who are still agile, wear tennis shoes, and have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,041
Posted By TerryH
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,626
Posted By TerryH
Re: 1931 model A performance

Gosh, sounds like folks likely drove 60-65 very frequently....probably faster than most drive them today....I sure didn’t know that
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,015
Posted By TerryH
Re: The 1930 Deluxe Tudor Sedan...

I am guessing that not all of the ones converted were done 100% correct....I would think it was common to add the cowl lights, but many other features might have not been done. Not sure if the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,626
Posted By TerryH
Re: 1931 model A performance

Given that there were no freeways in those days, plus lots of older, much slower cars, even though a Model A could go 65, I tend to doubt that was seen much in every day driving.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By TerryH
Re: Gas additive

Many add Marvel Mystery Oil to each tank of gas....long history of it being used....4 oz per 10 gallons....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 951
Posted By TerryH
Re: White crap in carb bowl - Pic

There are thousands of Model A’s in California, and all have no choice but to use the ethanol gas. I would prefer regular gas, but after 13 years of using the so-called “crap gas” I have had zero...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,107
Posted By TerryH
Re: How Far In One Day?

Depends on if you are asking me, or my wife. When we drove from Orange County to Yosemite years ago, she said it was about all she could take....and that was in our somewhat comfortable Town Sedan. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,905
Posted By TerryH
Re: Did you restore the car yourself?

Absolutely........please do!
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