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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By dpson
Re: Ammeter - Needle

The newer reproduction ammeters are basically junk. If you tip it forward the needle falls off and you have to pull the cover off to put it back on. It's too bad they bother to make this junk. Even...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,684
Posted By dpson
Changing of the Guard

It's been talked about for years, the oldtimers are passing on and new generations are coming into Model A ownership. There have been a lot of recent posts on other venues, such as Facebook, about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,238
Posted By dpson
Re: Water vs Antifreeze

Wonder how many cracked blocks will result from the recent cold spell down south for those not using antifreeze?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By dpson
Re: Update, Rear Brake Drum Install Over New Emergency Brake Bands

I struggled getting the rear drums on too. Everything was new, backing plates, drums, shoes, etc. Finally replaced the new emergency brake shoes with the old ones and the drums slid right on. The new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,772
Posted By dpson
Re: What is this Accessory called?

Reminds me of the 31/32 Studebaker radiator shell.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By dpson
Re: Kick panel with document storage

I bought an upholstery kit for my 1931 Deluxe Roadster from Cartouche (Mac's) and it had the storage pockets.

https://www.macsautoparts.com/cartouche-classic-ford-upholstery/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By dpson
Re: Epping (NH) Swap Meet Sept 27

I'm planning on going, so hopefully it doesn't get cancelled. The weather looks okay.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By dpson
Re: MHS Students Model A

You guys should do a Studebaker, they were manufactured in the next town over.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 964
Posted By dpson
Re: Distributor lower shaft removal

Oh wow, that's pretty clever. Nice work!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,142
Posted By dpson
Re: Not a Ford , but what is it?

I should explain that at one time I owned a 1924 Studebaker Light Six touring car, so had a bit of an advantage in identifying this one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,142
Posted By dpson
Re: Not a Ford , but what is it?

Looks like a circa 1923 Studebaker Big Six.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,508
Posted By dpson
Re: 1930 Roadster on ebay. Thoughts please.

I bought a similar car locally a few years ago. Title's are not required here for cars 20 years or older so that was a non-issue. Be prepared to put at least $5k into to it to get it to a safe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By dpson
Rear Wheel Bearings

There have been several recent posts about the poor quality of the reproduction Model A transmission bearings and was wondering if there are similar concerns with the reproduction rear wheel bearings?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By dpson
Re: Installing headlight bar

Same advice as above, also loosen or remove the bolts that holds the fender braces to the outer lip of the fender.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,167
Posted By dpson
Re: Annoying rattle.

I had a nasty sounding rattle when the car was first started that tended to diminish as the car was driven, except on rough roads. It was the windshield frame hitting the stanchion on the passenger...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By dpson
Re: Drive In Grease Fittings

There's a special tool to drive in those fittings.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,708
Posted By dpson
Model A - 2 bucks

Looks like a 1930 standard roadster.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By dpson
Model A won't start

I finally got around to starting the Model A last weekend and I'll be danged it wouldn't start. It would crank over, but no fire. What the heck? it was running fine when put away last fall. I was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,676
Posted By dpson
Re: Rich Bell passed away

If it's the same Rick Bell from Wellfleet, MA my dad bought a lot of parts from him back in the early 70's. Nice man.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By dpson
Re: roadster top hold down straps

Snyders has these that work well: https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/ProductDetail/WEB-KIT-1071_TOP-STRAPS?fromCategory=Products/model-a/top-parts-open-car
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,168
Posted By dpson
Re: Add on items- increase, decrease, no difference in value?

The value of AC would be dependent on the location potential buyers, up here in the north country it would probably be a deduct as it wouldn't be needed that much and would be one more thing to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By dpson
Re: Top Strap Brackets

I had the same question for my 1931 deluxe roadster and used the location of the holes in the top boot as a guide to located the position of the hold down strap brackets on the header.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By dpson
Rattle can Wheel Paint (Tacoma Cream)?

Anyone have an off-the-shelf rattle can (Rustoleum, etc.) paint that is close to Tacoma Cream for Model A wheels? This is for a driver, not a show car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,109
Posted By dpson
Re: Nice Town car photo

The car in the background is a 1929/30 Studebaker Commander 8.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,157
Posted By dpson
Re: Loose Rod

Well I learned something new today. In the 50 plus years I've been fooling around with old cars I've never heard about bearing shims like these. Has anyone actually tried them, do they work or are...
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