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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,581
Posted By Bob A.
Not model A "How long did you own a car"

Mr. Allen Swift (Springfield, MA.) received this 1928 Rolls-Royce Piccadilly P1 Roadster from his father, brand new - as a graduation gift in 1928. He drove it up until his death last year.....at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,300
Posted By Bob A.
Re: Disability help

One thing you can do for the starter, if it's just a driver is to install a solenoid with a push button switch on the dash rail.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,434
Posted By Bob A.
Re: more on overheating

"Ok im a newbie Model A owner of about 3 months. I have a 28 AR Sport coupe that had set for 12 years. It runs great and is easy to start. Now my problem....... Whenever i turn it off it backfires...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2010, 06:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,157
Posted By Bob A.
Re: Mechanical Brakes

Why would anybody want to lock up all four wheels? Isn't this the reason for anti lock brakes on modern cars and aircraft? IMO your not really stopping if your skidding. There is nothing wrong with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,874
Posted By Bob A.
Re: Don't mind me,, just a rant about drivers..

[QUOTE=Terry, NJ;54260]If you ever come to New Jersey, Do yourself a favor and leave the Gold Cup at home. The second amendment's been all but abolished in NJ! I live near a Six Flags and Jackson...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,874
Posted By Bob A.
Re: Don't mind me,, just a rant about drivers..

[QUOTE=Patrick L.;


I usually have a Gold Cup tucked between the seats/cushions of my car..


Hey Patrick,What kind of coffee you have in that "Gold Cup"? :p
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,874
Posted By Bob A.
Re: Don't mind me,, just a rant about drivers..

"Stop signs are only a suggestion"

Here in New York they mean: Squeal Tires On Pavement
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,874
Posted By Bob A.
Re: Don't mind me,, just a rant about drivers..

Patrick as I read your post I was saying to myself ,this sounds like New York. The last sentence confirmed my thoughts.
I get these a** holes all the time with the model A or the Harley. I lost many...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,740
Posted By Bob A.
Re: Questions about trailering from a newbie.

I trailer my Model A and Kubota bucket loader/back hoe with no problems. I use a Grand Cherokee '05 with a Hemi engine. Pulls great, no swaying at all, 65-70 mph. Poor gas mileage. Trailer weighs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,495
Posted By Bob A.
Re: Is this a battery problem?

"Can a starter pull considerably more amps because it gets hot?"

Yes!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,082
Posted By Bob A.
Re: Lurkers Paradise Stats

"Empty Barrels make the most noise"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,794
Posted By Bob A.
Re: Can't seem to find the problem

Maybe the heat has nothing to do with the problem. If this car is running a repo. ignition switch, start there by jumping it and see what happens.
When I first got my car it would run fine then cut...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,040
Posted By Bob A.
Re: not model A but motorcycle lovers might like this

Hey Scott, is that what they call a Super X Hederson ?

Bob A.
48 years of riding Harleys.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,465
Posted By Bob A.
Re: A wiring diagram

Maybe this will help

Good luck
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,933
Posted By Bob A.
Re: Vapor Lock 101 ?

Stan, I carry my vapor lock clothes pin wherever I go just in case I encounter this problem.:p
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,933
Posted By Bob A.
Re: Vapor Lock 101 ?

"By the way, when the motor was running bad, it could idle O.K."
How could a car run good at Idle with Vapor Lock?
Larry B. hit it on the head. Remember guys, I'm a "non believer" of vapor lock in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,353
Posted By Bob A.
Re: Carbon buildup in carburetor

In addition to what Ford 1 stated, weak intake valve springs too. A vacuum gauge test would be a worthwhile test.(somewhere around two to seven inches fluctuation below normal indicates poor valve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 36,419
Posted By Bob A.
Re: Confessions of a Model A Modifier Model A Upgrades?

Hey whatever turns you on, Here is a picture of my friend's modified '31 and my stocker '31. We both drive them daily (except when we're riding our bikes) and enjoy them very much. I have to admit,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,902
Posted By Bob A.
Re: Vacuum Gauge Testing

Mike, I didn't open your link. Same chart but much clearer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,902
Posted By Bob A.
Re: Vacuum Gauge Testing

Here you go joop
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,920
Posted By Bob A.
Re: Condenser testing?

"Q. Can I run her for a few minutes with the condenser out of the system? Sure, why not? Probably got wet in the drizzle and car washing after the parade".

No. The condenser does two things:1...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,200
Posted By Bob A.
Re: Tie Rod rubbing on steering arm

Check your front spring. I had the same problem, I asked the model A wizard and he told me my front spring was sagging. I took his advise and changed the front spring. Cured the problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,611
Posted By Bob A.
Re: carburetor adjustments.

Check out what Al from NY wrote. You could have the best carburetor in the world but if you have a vacuum leak It will drive you nuts. I know from experience because this is what happened to me. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,316
Posted By Bob A.
Re: Safe Model A Hauling on a Trailer

Over kill. 4 ratcheting chain binders 4 ratcheting straps. the straps are used to pull down on the suspension.
I trailered it from Long Island New York to Florida Massachusetts. About 240 miles so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,750
Posted By Bob A.
Re: Turn of the century NYC

Notice the dress code, white shirts and suits.
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