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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Tire changers, do you use the DIY units?

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I have one and use it sometimes, but mounting tires on finished wheels is just as easy or more so using the garbage bag technique. The HF unit is likely to scratch the wheel, and mounting by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By midgetracer
Re: spare

It was standard, however the tire was optional.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,208
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Best lubrication for transmission ?

I have a can of 600W from back in the 30's. It is much blacker and viscous than the current 600W from suppliers. I tried to use some, but it was almost impossible to dispense into a differential. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,046
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Engine Stand

i have the stock cast iron one, but haven't weighed it. It is very heavy though. Probably more than the stock flywheel.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,046
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Engine Stand

I don't want to hijack this thread, but I use a Stipe type engine stand bracket, and I have a B engine with a Miller head. I am concerned that the weight of this engine (I want to avoid pulling the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,514
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Windshield glass installation

The new rubber tape that wants you to use oil to make it swell did not work for me. I had a mess of black gunk all over. I am not an expert, but the cork /rubber tape made a nice install. all I had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,182
Posted By midgetracer
Re: X style connecting rods

I have a set in my old rods pile. I don't think they have any real value.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,885
Posted By midgetracer
Re: What's the latest you can remember anyone using an A?

The janitor in my high school drove a 30 Coupe every day to work. That was in 1961 fall to spring 1965. I am sure he drove it after I graduated, but I went away to college. He had no other car and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,458
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Not Model A need identification

thank you Mr. SSsteamer. I wish the family would have kept the car and willed it to me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Need strange lower distributor cap ID

They look like the cap that came with my Miller OHV setup, because it has a different plug spacing. I junked it because I used a Mallory distributor or I would post a picture. The cap by Renners...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,458
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Not Model A need identification

Note the octagon trim on the headlights and the electric cowl lights. tires are Michelin 37X5.
Locomobile had the octagon headlights.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,458
Posted By midgetracer
Not Model A need identification

This is a car my wife's aunt had a picture of in her photo book. All the picture was Identified was a comment Charles with the gray roadster in the Catskills. Can anyone identify the car for me...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By midgetracer
Re: 29 Tudor windshield frame gasket questions

Use a little lube like wd-40
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By midgetracer
Re: 29 Tudor windshield frame gasket questions

Your assumptions are right. The rubber also must be notched where the screw and nut goes through. notched then put in place, then the screw and nut installed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Roadster top roof

That tube is a wind breaker for the top. snaps on it attach to the top of the windshield to prevent a breeze from coming over the windshield.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,666
Posted By midgetracer
Re: A Chinese radiator in a Model A?!!!

Nice looking Hot Rod Denis 4X4
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Taking time to thank people or expecting people to call in regaurds to an ad

If you expect gratitude for some advice, you will most often be disappointed. What really bothers me is when someone wants a small part and you send it free (often picking up the freight) and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By midgetracer
Re: fenders

Yes unless the 31 is a bide bed, then they are different and much harder to find.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,086
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Is fuel bubbling normal

The initial BP of gasoline is about 95 degrees F. it is a mixture and the final BP is about 200F
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,597
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Introducion

Hi Werner,
I love your Citroen. I worked as a civilian chemist in Frankfort AM in the early 70s for the US Army Criminal Investigation Lab. I saw a few of the Citreons like yours hiding out in back...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Ledge/Space Behind Seat Back on Roadster

It is covered with upholstery fabric.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Door Stops

Pull outward, but no metal clip under them. They are a rubber block that fits in a open slot. The rubber is molded with a part that fits behind the slot. Use a blunt screwdriver to force new ones in.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,215
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Insurance

I use American Collector for the 9 Model As and a 34 Ford that I have insured. I have had only one claim and it was settled very agreeably. Nice folks to deal with.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Quiet Ride Sound Deadening and Insulation

I used a foil backed butyl product from Amazon on my Tudor and I really deadened the sound. For heat reduction, I will have to wait for warmer weather to see how well that worked.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By midgetracer
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