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Old 10-01-2019, 01:37 PM   #21
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The motor does not turn, it's stuck, but that is easy to fix.
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Old 10-01-2019, 01:39 PM   #22
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Time to sell is when someone wants to buy
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Old 10-01-2019, 03:56 PM   #23
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The Model A is designed to run 60-65 mph all day long. Sorry, I couldn't resist. [smiley face]
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Old 10-01-2019, 03:59 PM   #24
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So many; where to start? How about: "Check the timing first thing if it won't start". (Tell me, how does the timing suddenly get so far off that it won't even start??) Or, a common one: "You need that there zinc additive"!! Or: "You have to use non-detergent oil"!! Next: "You have to pull the car to start a freshly rebuilt engine"! (Like that poor mis-led guy on Haggerty.)
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Old 10-01-2019, 05:48 PM   #25
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Distilled water with rust inhibitor absolutely prevents all cooling system rust (does slow it down substantially). The Model A requires very little to no maintenance/upkeep.
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Old 10-01-2019, 06:23 PM   #26
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The motor does not turn, it's stuck, but that is easy to fix.

A job for half a bottle of Marvel Mystery Oil.
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Old 10-01-2019, 10:04 PM   #27
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You can fix anything on a Model A with baling wire.
Mike.... are ya saying I'm using the wrong type of wire??
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Old 10-02-2019, 12:47 AM   #28
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The motor is getting hot because the water is circulating too fast. It's not getting enough time in the radiator to cool down.
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:55 AM   #29
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Synchro, yes that last one is a beauty! Many people on lots of forums believe it.
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:58 AM   #30
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"It's just an old car, it won't matter" ---from machine shop that ground crankshaft with flywheel flange .008 off center, the next machine shop got it within .005, ---their reply-- it's just an old car---
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Old 10-02-2019, 03:32 PM   #31
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Need to dump a 350 V8 in that A. Need to dump a 350 V8 in that T. Need to dump a 350 V8 in that F1. And so it goes. Why I don't even have a V8 in my F150 Eco-boost.
I find that any stock car that I have from 1975 on down, people say you got to put a V8 in it with an automatic transmission. That way you can make it more drive-able. REALLY?
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:22 PM   #32
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The Pertronix flame thrower coil won't help your model A
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:32 PM   #33
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A person should run fifty fifty antifreeze in their model A in the summer .
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Old 10-02-2019, 05:06 PM   #34
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Install 3.27 gears ,it will be easier on your engine and make it go faster
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Old 10-02-2019, 07:47 PM   #35
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"Nine out of ten Model A rear ends are good"......


Yup, missing two ring gear teeth and the pinion gear retaining nut was completely destroyed from the drive shaft pounding back & forth.....but it did run !
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Old 10-03-2019, 05:59 AM   #36
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Someone once told me to sell my 64-1/2 Mustang.... and I did. Went many years, then bought a '29 Tudor.
30 Years ago when I had my 30 Tudor, my Dad kept telling me I needed to get something more modern like a Mustang so I bought a 65 Mustang convertible pony interior that was in terrible shape. Spent many years and what felt like millions of dollars to bring it back from the dead. Drove it on a couple fun trips with my boys but it never compared to that feeling I had driving my Model A. Sold the mustang and have never missed it.
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Old 10-03-2019, 08:27 AM   #37
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30 Years ago when I had my 30 Tudor, my Dad kept telling me I needed to get something more modern like a Mustang so I bought a 65 Mustang convertible pony interior that was in terrible shape. Spent many years and what felt like millions of dollars to bring it back from the dead. Drove it on a couple fun trips with my boys but it never compared to that feeling I had driving my Model A. Sold the mustang and have never missed it.

Im working on a 65 mustang. making a hot rod out of that. just to keep my hands off the A. I did a little go fast mods on my 78 k 10 and quickly realized that will get louder but wont get much faster. kept the cam and heads ditched the carb and intake back to original for better starting.



A bunch of people who at a glance appear to make bad decisions have told me the A needs a treefiddy. People who sit on a mountain of good decisions say keep it OE.
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Old 10-03-2019, 08:42 AM   #38
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Mike.... are ya saying I'm using the wrong type of wire??
Yeah use stainless! Then the repairs last so long you forget about them. till the wire fatigues in northern iowa on the way to Minneapolis five years later. Your radiator comes in to the fan at 7 pm on a sunday. first you hear tink tink tink when you hit 80. It stops when you slow. So speed up again to identify and tink tink boooooooooosh! Coolant and steam shoots out. To make it the rest of the way took some needle nose pliers and started folding and crushing tubes to slow leaks. After an admittedly stupid attempt to silicone the leaks. got the last 200 miles on about 3 gallons of water. filled my cooler at the next stop. Didn't come close to needing all that water. The new radiator got the same stainless wire to hold it. But 10 ties on each side. And I put in the proper hold down after getting back home to Michigan.
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Old 10-03-2019, 10:00 AM   #39
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A bunch of people who at a glance appear to make bad decisions have told me the A needs a treefiddy.
It took me a while to figure out what "treefiddy" means.
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I don't know about advice, but I like telling people I still have the original black and white rear view mirror.
You'd be surprised how many people believe it.
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