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Old 07-31-2016, 05:02 PM   #1
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Well I finally got my '31 CCPU started this weekend for the first time since my great uncles passing 8 yrs ago. I can say at the young age of 22 I am now hooked. Even had to take it for a spin down the street with only one good brake. It was just to hard to not take a little spin. Would post a video but not sure how.
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Old 07-31-2016, 05:22 PM   #2
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Congrats!! Enjoy it.
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Congratulations, Join a Model A Club, it will be a big help and you will find friendly people happy to help you.

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Old 07-31-2016, 05:42 PM   #4
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With only one working brake............you could go for a real spin!

Nothing more fun than a ride in an antique car.
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Old 07-31-2016, 05:51 PM   #5
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That's why I only went fast enough I could manually stop it
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Old 07-31-2016, 05:56 PM   #6
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Nice have fun...
Make sure you check those trans and rear fluids before driving it, as well as the u-joint lubrication.. Running a component (engine, rear , trans ) with not enough lubrication is prob one of the worst abuses you can do to a car...
Don't assume anything.

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Always make sure the Spark Advance lever on the left side is ALWAYS UP when starting the engine
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Old 07-31-2016, 05:59 PM   #8
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I defiantly will I just got my lubrication chart in the other day. Still got a long way before it'll be road worthy. I'm in need of some more OT.
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Old 07-31-2016, 06:15 PM   #9
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If your brakes don't work, make sure your horn does. Wayne
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Old 07-31-2016, 07:27 PM   #10
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Add Nate Rominger on Facebook. Tell him Jordan Douglass told you to get in contact. He's a younger guy who's also enthusiastic about Model A's and works on cars from every era. I'm also young (23) and I love my Model A. Welcome to the hobby.
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Fix those brakes.
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Working on them when I get money
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Working on them when I get money
You might get away with just cleaning moving parts and adjustments to get you around the neighborhood better.
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:16 AM   #14
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You might get away with just cleaning moving parts and adjustments to get you around the neighborhood better.
The adjustment screws on them don't work its just spins. So I cant get them to adjust any.
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Congrats on getting it started. I recently got my Tudor Sedan running after it sat for 40 years. I've been going through everything slowly as I have the time and a little extra money. Everyone here has been extremely helpful. Enjoy.
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That's why I only went fast enough I could manually stop it
You mean with your heels ala Fred Flintstone??
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Keep her as Ford built them and only choke once when starting , none when warm.....
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Ha! One working brake... That's not so bad... Sure beats none. The first day I got my model T running, I took it down the road. On the way back I came up on my driveway and made the corner actually on two wheels at about 30mph. Sitting on a five gallon pail, BAD steering gearbox, only transmission brake which didn't hardly work....etc etc. Its all part of the fun. Some people insist on wearing both a belt and suspenders, just in case. I'm getting more that way but when I was young, NO WAY. Life was always WAY too interesting to take it slow.
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The adjustment screws on them don't work its just spins. So I cant get them to adjust any.
Sounds like someones gutted the brakes if adjusters dont do anything. I would pull the drums and see what you have first.

Also look up a club near you - guys love to stash away old parts that are worn but useable that may part with them for a cheap price.
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You mean with your heels ala Fred Flintstone??
Yep jump out the door and run to the back and hold on tight
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