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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,441
Posted By gdmn852
Re: "A" with wooden spoke wheels....

Hello I know of a A400 convertible sedan owner that bought a wooden wheel sedan to use on the A400. Must have been rare when new . I can recall an old timer telling me about driving wood wheel cars...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By gdmn852
Re: Remove sludge from bottom of gas tank

Ok thanks for the reply on where it was bought.Gary
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By gdmn852
Re: Remove sludge from bottom of gas tank

Hello ,somewhat off post but was the 28 bought in Albion,Pa ? It was an early AR Model older restoration., green in color. Thanks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By gdmn852
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

Hello, you may want to check grounds on lights and ignition , I had (still have) a MGB that would run poorly with lights on ,found problem was bad ground on lights drew power from coil .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,260
Posted By gdmn852
Re: Charming Photo of Henry and Edsel Ford

Fords habit of completely shutting down his manufacturing plants didn’t help much either, doing this with both the Model A and 1932 V8 . Edsel Ford is a tragic figure, definitely responsible for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,577
Posted By gdmn852
Re: help needed w/steering wheel problem

Hello,the light switch does come in different lengths,perhaps that is the problem. 3 sizes available 45 3/4 for a Ford gearbox Gemmer can be 44 31/32 or 45 31/32 .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By gdmn852
Hydraulic brake adjustment bendix type

Hello, recently bought a 1931 Roadster with what is apparently has the bendix hydraulic conversion kit.Need to know as scored of replacement parts and Wheel adjustments . I know on 1940,s Buick
you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 01:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,455
Posted By gdmn852
Re: What is this on my Model A firewall?

Hello I think old street cars used them also as a signal device too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,309
Posted By gdmn852
Re: Rebuilt Engine Tag - Thought I'd Share

Hello, I recall a friend in the 1970s that had a Model A Truck with a W.E.Smith Erie Pa authorized Ford rebuilder metal tag riveted on block near the oil fill . I believe it had sizes that it was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By gdmn852
Re: first time looking at a 30 Model A

Hello the body style will have a lot of what it’s worth,Roadsters or open type car are usually higher demand cars where as the Tudor sedan are cheaper with the condition being equal.Also I agree with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,275
Posted By gdmn852
Re: What is the hardest Model A accessory to find

I think John Boy’s 29 coupe had them on the Waltons but the glass was not fitted into them ,probably due to reflection from lightning and cameras it may have caused.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,935
Posted By gdmn852
Re: Overheating

Hello ,the thermostat will help to get water to the back of the block allowing better saturation of coolant.On some engines notably straight eights,water does not circulate fully in block,without...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,959
Posted By gdmn852
Re: Model A 350/350 Virus

Hello,people like the cobbler cars,they saw it on tv so that what they think they are supposed to look like.That crap is heavily promoted on the tire smoking shows, with blowhard owners
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,440
Posted By gdmn852
Re: King pin fit

Hello you would think that some of the larger vendors would offer rebuilt spindles reamed and fitted similar to the steering arms .MGB ,s also use kingpins and rebuilt sets are standard catalog item .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By gdmn852
Re: Restored Radiator Shells?

Try to find the best parts you can find for plating less rework and labor,the better the plate job will be ,I been known to have new old stock parts plated mostly on later cars with die cast chrome.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,695
Posted By gdmn852
Re: Bearing on King Pins question

Hello ,according to the Model A mechanic handbook vol 1 mentioned having to shim the kingpin thrust bearings may need shimmed as the new bearings are thinner,I think Snyders sells the shims
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 19,197
Posted By gdmn852
Re: Dumbest Reproduction Parts

A cowl band for a 30 coupe from Ricks comes to mind.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,662
Posted By gdmn852
Re: Bonny and Clyde

Hello again ,The Who won question was asked in Ohio!! I also worked in Alabama for awhile,originally from Pennsylvania,they did seem to have a better appreciation for the past, generations of family...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,662
Posted By gdmn852
Re: Bonny and Clyde

Also the Doyle Johnson murder was over a Model A Ford roadster, Johnson was the owner and tried to prevent Clyde from stealing it and got shot. The Highwaymen is an interesting movie more accurate...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,662
Posted By gdmn852
Re: Bonny and Clyde

Hello,my interest in antique cars started after seeing Bonnie and Clyde in the late 1960,s and bought my 1930 Model A about that time. I agree with the above post with some people being morons about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,919
Posted By gdmn852
Re: Driver Licneses In a Model A Lately

Hello in 1971 my girlfriend used my 1930 A coupe to pass her Pennsylvania drivers license,trooper that passed said if she could drive it,she could drive anything ��still have the girl , now wife ,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,930
Posted By gdmn852
Re: Why would you waste your money on that Model A

To use a saying from dear departed Dad”tell him to PI$$ up a drain pipe”advice from WW 2 veteran.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,591
Posted By gdmn852
Re: GAS TANK un SEALER

Interesting reading I will have to clean my tank and perhaps seal it .Thinking of getting rustX that dilutes with water and just fill it up and shake it up,and if it leaks then seal it. I don’t think...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,215
Posted By gdmn852
Re: How much paint?

Hello,different type of car ,49 Buick convertible, but I used a gallon of base coat and used it all. This includes painting in doors ,firewall,in trunk, dashboard,interior moldings,and rest of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By gdmn852
Re: Snow-Buster Swap Meet

I will be there!!��Gary
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