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Old 05-31-2020, 08:14 AM   #61
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I added "22)" for non-standard fasteners that I found on my Model A.

I added "23)" for shocks.
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Old 06-01-2020, 06:47 PM   #62
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I have learned that I will never find all the rattles and squeaks! My wife says to quit looking. "After all, it's 91 years old!"
Listen to your wife. She has good advise. cheers gary
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Old 06-01-2020, 07:02 PM   #63
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I have learned that I will never find all the rattles and squeaks! My wife says to quit looking. "After all, it's 91 years old!"

I have a rattle that has driven me nuts, it comes and goes Every time I get serious about trying to find it it is strangely gone. I've gotten used to it and now consider it an old friend. I now figure it is me that's got a screw loose somewhere.
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Old 08-09-2020, 03:28 PM   #64
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When crank starting a Model A, don't wrap your thumb around the handle, rather cup it on the same side as your other fingers and only pull up on the crank. Otherwise, if you've forgotten to set the spark lever correctly and it backfires, the crank can easily either break your thumb or swing back around to break your wrist or arm.
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Old 08-09-2020, 04:54 PM   #65
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When crank starting a Model A, don't wrap your thumb around the handle, rather cup it on the same side as your other fingers and only pull up on the crank. Otherwise, if you've forgotten to set the spark lever correctly and it backfires, the crank can easily either break your thumb or swing back around to break your wrist or arm.
That's excellent advice. I tried to update "7)" above in the first post, but it looks like that post is too old to let me edit it.
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