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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 456
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Re: Is my block dead?

Be careful if you sand blast. Sand can end up in places that you wll regret later, particularly around an engine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Knock Knock

Pull the starter & check for damaged spring or spring bolt, condition of the bendix drive, and trueness of the shaft. Run a bench test on it by attaching jumper cables and watch for wobble. While you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Any help for a new guy?

How old is the gas in it?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,550
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Longest trip yet...MPG suck!

I get about 14 mpg no matter what kind of gas I use. All stock, Zenith carb. I haven’t noticed any diff between E and non-E except the price, which is significant in Oregon.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Another question...

I ruined a good engine by driving it fully advanced for general travel. I never take it below 8:00 now, and then only on higher speed for long runs. Now it’s usually about 9:00.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,550
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Longest trip yet...MPG suck!

As a new owner of a Model A you should get a copy of the original owner’s manual. It explains everything you need to know for proper setup and driving. They’re available from all A suppliers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 720
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Exhaust leak...BADDDD!!!

Aries mufflers solved all my muffler alignment troubles.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Andalusite Blue

The Ditzler 121 would indicate it is the same color I used on my Tudor in 1980, just different chemistry.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,141
Posted By 700rpm
Re: “Normal” model a temp

I run approx 50-50 year round. Took the coupe out today, 67 degrees, came home, shot the radiator, got 140 degrees at the top, 134 degrees at the bottom. This is usually where it runs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Cleaning the Original Upholstery

Wow! That’s in excellent condition. If it were me I’d do everything I could to preserve it; original upholstery in good condition is very rare. I don’t know the best way to clean it, but you could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Brake lights

You can replace the lens with an all red one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Torque Spec

So they’re giving us the thumb instead of giving us the finger?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Shape of popout ignition switch

If you’re looking for an original, that isn’t one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Andalusite Blue

Yes. Could have been Andalusite too, though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Andalusite Blue

My 29 Tudor was painted with a Ditzler acrylic lacquer Andalusite blue in 1980 and still holds its beautiful color. In shade it looks blue and/or almost black, in direct sunshine it shows a kind of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Torque Spec

I need a left-handed one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Gremlins in the wiring

I’m now thinking the answer to Gary’s question is the answer to the problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Carb wicking

... deleted. Wrong forum.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Model A Club meetings

I would suggest that you have a greeter at the door who welcomes new faces and new members, and introduces them and asks them to say a little bit about themselves and their car and their interests....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,116
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Starting the Model A with a crank

Ed, don’t wrap your thumb around the crank, and pull it out after the first pull. You might also want to run an wire forward from your carb if you want to choke it. That’s what the hole in your choke...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,101
Posted By 700rpm
Re: A Code of Ethics for the National Model A Clubs

I just turned 76. I contacted two members of the local MAFCA chapter, both younger than I, and who I trust, and asked them if they would be willing to assist my widow in liquidating my cars and Model...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Gremlins in the wiring

I would look at the starter switch itself. Remove it, take it apart, and see if things look right. If it is a repro, they can be troublesome. I quit using them and now use only originals. While you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Boiling hydraulic conversion

Oh, it’s Boling, not Boiling. I couldn’t figure out what the original question was! :rolleyes:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Fan Blade Concern

Just replace it. Cheap insurance against a very risky and consequential failure.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,931
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Why so many upgrades??

"Upgrade" is the most ill-used, misused, and incorrect term in the old car hobby.
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