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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,457
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Insurance policy w/o liability?

Mine is with American Family insurance. Everything including stated value of $34,000. $200.00 per year. Includes towing, rental car if needed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: powder coating prep: backside of wheel Q

If you powder coat your wheels, ask the powder coater for some extra powder. This can be used with clear fingernail polish later to touch up scratches and dings. You stir a little powder into a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,681
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Oil Breather tube 20 inch flex tube

Several friends that have did the "divorce thing" all agree, "Cheaper to Keep'er"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,364
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Heated Seats In The Model "A"

I would guess that heating elements don't know anything about voltage. You might try the unit on 6 volts, but it would double the amp draw to 22 amps, so wire size would have to be increased to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Centering 1930 Model A Deluxe Coupe on towing trailer

Take two two x fours about 16 inches long. Lay one about a foot from the scale and the other across the scale and the one next to the scale. Put a jack under the hitch of the trailer in the center...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Differential rebuild, lube bearings for preload adjustments?

Thanks for all your ideas and help. I will start to put things together tomorrow.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Differential rebuild, lube bearings for preload adjustments?

Wow! I did not expect to hear back from the "Master" himself! Thank you so much for your response, and thank you so much for producing such a wonderful resource for guys like me!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By Alaska Mike
Differential rebuild, lube bearings for preload adjustments?

I am rebuilding the differential on my Model A, and I have Les Andrews book and downloaded the instructions from Tom Endy. Both and very clear in their instructions, but neither one mentions whether...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,018
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: What Overdrive Transmission is this?

I am just finishing the installation of an F150 4 speed in my Model A. Gary Bernard from Fort Worth, Texas did mine. We used the original bell housing, and he shortened the torque tube and drive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,106
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Tremec T170 Transmission Troubles (this issue may be a puzzle)

Just talked to Gary Bernard yesterday, and yes he is still doing these transmissions. I just about have mine in. Gary does a great job on these. Only three modifications so far, brake cross shaft,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Powder by the Pound info

Save some of the powder so you can touch up scratches and nicks. Just stir a llittle powder in some clear finger nail polish and away you go. Learned that at the class I took at Powder by the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,571
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Speaking of Auto Part Stores I'll share my experience.

I must agree with most comments here when it comes to Model A parts. Catalogs and on line are usually your only option.

But I have a cousin that owns the local Carquest. The business has been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,571
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Speaking of Auto Part Stores I'll share my experience.

Fewer and fewer brick and mortar stores.... Wonder why that is? Must be because of all those guys buying on line.

We own a small brick and mortar store. Swimming pool store. My motto, "You...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,130
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Tacoma Cream Powder Coating - getting close!

Be sure and get some extra powder and keep it in a sealed container, in a conditioned space. If you get a chip or need touch up you can do it with clear finger nail polish and some of the powder. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Cleaning Underside of Car ?

Just for fun I bought some lawn spray at Walmart, and then bought some from a gardening store. Of course Walmart was cheaper. But on closer inspection I found that the stock number for the Walmart...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,747
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: A Engines

I just had a block rebuilt. 1) new bearings, 2) bigger intake valves, 3)high lift cam, 4) balanced crank, 5) high compression head, 6) lightened flywheel, 7) V8 clutch, $5225. I did an exchange to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Replating Upper and Lower Plates?

Caswell Plating for a kit so you can do it yourself. Lots of fun!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,279
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Shipping

Service and Quality come first. Price is always second in my book. Poor service and poor quality always cost more in the end, no matter how much I saved on postage/freight.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,985
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: High compression head vs cooling

As a sort of other question about high compression heads, I have been considering one, but was told that it is sometimes difficult to get the engine to idle properly with a high compression head. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,345
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

I have advised many people to just find the car they like and buy it. To find an old car are restore it, is a losing proposition. You are never going to get out of it what you put in it. I did my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: 1930 Model A Tudor Value?

I really appreciate the comments and insight. I will relay all of this information to the family and see where it goes. Thanks again!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,286
Posted By Alaska Mike
1930 Model A Tudor Value?

A family approached me about helping them sell their Dad's 1930 Tudor. Looks fairly original, except for an oil filter and modern distributor. Interior is very nice. Paint is really not well done....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,645
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Quick Jack Car Lift

The build up of fumes and gases in a pit are well documented. The solution is to install a "propane drain". The name comes from the fact that propane is heavier than air and will fall to the lowest...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,262
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Clutch replacement costs...

I appreciate the comments made in this discussion. As Brent and others have said, a good restoration or antique vehicle mechanic is not only known for what he can do, but for what he doesn't do. He...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,399
Posted By Alaska Mike
Re: Looking for a clear oil...

I use 20 wt turbine oil. Non detergent, clear as water!
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