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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 843
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Theft of original license plates - is this an issue?

yes, alexiskai...
when I sold our Model As in 2013-14 I also sold the 2 '31 NC plates I had used on them.
big mistake.
now that I have the Town Sedan back, I'm looking for a '31 NC plate and they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,017
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Can anyone share any information about the “birth” of this forum.

2010 date on profiles reflects the year Ryan took over from Shelly who started Fordbarn.
I was active several years before that.

also on the map was Ahogah.com, which I believe may still be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,158
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Model A Engine for Rebuild

long shot it may be rebuildable, but looks like yard art from here.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,274
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: AAA for breakdowns in antique?

2012 MAFCA meet in Marquette MI.
We were on a side trip about 50 miles out when our clutch disc came apart.
AAA brought our Town Sedan back to the meet on a flatbed.

2007 leaving FL for MARC...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,870
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Tim to sell the old girl

Facebook ads are free, and I use them for certain things,
but you are going to get a lot of spammers and lowballers from those postings.
Stick with the Model A Club sites and Hemmings to reach your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,870
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Tim to sell the old girl

first advertise here + MARC/MAFCA ads if you are a member.

Hemmings ads are not cheap, but worked when I sold our 37 Plymouth and 35 Chevy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: What color to paint repro Winfield 7:1 head?

When I was running a Lion head 20 years ago, I painted it red and liked that look.

Will eventually put the Brumfield head that came with it back on our Town Sedan.

Getting more eccentric with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,037
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Question ????

In 1976, my ex-wife's VW bug caught fire on I-75 in Florida.
Fortunately a passer-by had an extinguisher and put it out with very minor damage.
Since then I have always carried an extinguisher in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,501
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

I have disassembled several engines that were being run regularly, and a few that have sat up for years, including a flathead Dodge I rescued from an overgrown fence row.
Never saw any meaningful...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,501
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Time lapse Model A engine build

Great fun to watch.
Liked their heating coil they used to loosen head & manifold studs.

It would have been really easy to paint the oil pan black.
Same for green on the intake manifold &...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,079
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Greetings all - I'm a new owner

whitewall tires on a truck = lipstick on a pig.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Checklist for startup after 10-month unplanned hiatus

WHN-
You were very lucky nothing ugly got inside that engine to foul things up.
Conventional wisdom is to at least drop the pan and have a look before turning over after such long storage....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,079
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Greetings all - I'm a new owner

Dark green or dark blue with black wheels and blackwall tires will make it look like a real truck......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,265
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Cross country transport

Synchro, you are clearly made of sterner stuff than I.
Although what you referred to as "495 miles in 2 days" was actually 495 miles per day, 2 days in a row.

I have made several trips that were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,265
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Cross country transport

how do I delete double postings?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,265
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Cross country transport

Yes it's do-able, but not something I'd recommend.

I drove 495 miles two days in a row returning to Florida from Dallas in 2008.
Driving a Tudor with Mitchell O/D.
Exhausting.

No doubt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Rex-a-co Temperature Gauge problem

thanks, katy.

I will check that before replacing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By Chris in WNC
Rex-a-co Temperature Gauge problem

Installed a Rex-a-co temperature gauge in our Town Sedan about 10 years ago.

When we bought the car back last month, the gauge is not working right.
Stays at about 160 degrees whether stone cold...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,476
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Model A Tires

CORRECTION: I just read your original posting more carefully.
Under 1000 miles per year?
Just shop price.

Tubes and liners? Look at your old tubes- if they are not cracked or splitting,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,251
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: "The Eviscerator". Is this OT? Or Almost OT? Or Right On The Money?

if not just a mockup, it would be an absurdly uncomfortable car to drive with no springs.
of course the body mods make it absurdly uncomfortable already.......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: "new" ride.....

y-blockhead- "Alice" is my wife. the car does not have a name ;)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Model A Shift plate installation

I find that sometimes it needs additional wood screws with flat washers around the plate to keep it from rattling at certain speeds.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: "new" ride.....

YAY!
the magic worked.
thanks, Jim!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By Chris in WNC
"new" ride.....

We all have a short list of cars long gone that we recall wistfully and think "I wish I hadn't let that one go." My list has at least 4 or 5 of them.
But for the last 8 years #1 on the list for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,982
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Posting this for a chuckle, unless you're grumpy, in which case you may hate it

interesting description.
seller knows very little about the wheels in general,
in addition to knowing NOTHING about their market value......
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