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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,583
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Dumbest Reproduction Parts

I bought lots of stuff from Tommy Traylor's Specialized Auto Parts in the '60s when they were available and a trip to Houston was not out of the question. We began to see that a lot of their stuff...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,639
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Jay piercy's 30 coupe is on ebay...

I have ssen the car mang times and admired Jays persistence. I can certify that the appearance of the color in that picture is not a correct representation of the actual color. It looks like that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,623
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Lower cylinder head

Guten aend, Werner.
There are folks on this board mush more experienced than I am, but they all seem to be helping with your rod problem.
You asked about planing, or milling, the cylinder head 0.4...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 34,894
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Just wondering : what's your year of birth ?

1942, an early War Baby.
Fearless
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,170
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Took my 30 coupe out for a spin

I think you're wrong, but I sure hope you're right.
(Not so) Fearless
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,117
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: High compression heads?

Compression (PSI) / 14.7 = compression ratio. Good for rough estimate, no lab glassware needed.
Fearless
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
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Views: 1,371
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: -40

He better think about getting it into play if he survives this pass by those Stukas...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,279
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Engine Vibration

About 10 years ago I had a local, well-known homebuilder help me with a head gasket replacement and valve adjustment. When I picked up the car it vibrated, and he said , oh, it'll smooth out. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,729
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: I've been hacked

Jim, I missed the 'fake' email but I want to be on the list for the real one, Vol.2.
;-)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,386
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Ford Model A Detail Picture Community

But you have to join pinterest to see them, , so, which is worse? I'm on FB but not pinterest or that other thing dominated by 45...
fearless
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,582
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Model A Blues/Rockabilly Songs

From the other side of the tracks is Lightnin' Hopkins' Black Cadillac Blues.
Sorry, I don't have a link.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2017, 01:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,962
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Mechanical Questions

We welcome your profession of faith to the 'new' Model A gospel. Merry Christmas, brother!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2017, 01:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,410
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Do any of you smell a rat here?

It surprised me that they're using the name of a real auto museum, which could bring legal action against the seller , if he could be found.
I think the FBI probably has a big stack of these sort...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,312
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Fast and Loud

I had given up on them a couple years ago but watched when they teamed with Brian Bass, a fabricator from Dallas whose work is artistry itself. The show was all hurry up, get it done so we can sell...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,869
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Rats Not Mice

Mothballs. Use them liberally. They also drive off skunks.
And get a cat ;-)

Fearless
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Challenge Tightening Red's Headers

I have a couple of 'flex' extensions with a ball-like end that allows a 15deg misalignment. Looks like it would get around that inner header tube.
Fearless
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,312
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Master cut off switch installation

My second ground strap is from bellhousing to a RIGHT side motor mount bolt on the frame.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,312
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Master cut off switch installation

X2 on that. The cutoff should be on the ground circuit, which on a Model A should be the positive cable (assuming stock electronics).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Help finding Frame # on my model A

On my late '31 Tudor it was back of the brake cross shaft, further back than most said it would be.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,130
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: What movie has the best car chase? Also......

X2 on Vanishing Point. My #2 after Bullitt. As a Ford guy, I gotta keep the faith... but I have a Mopar in my '32, so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,619
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: CA to TX, long story

I was at Addison for the early days of the meet, and noticed the 'experienced' appearances of some of the California cars. I would encourage you to submit this story, with pictures if you have them,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,466
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Don"t touch that bolt

Every time I have had to drop an oil pan with the engine in the car (not really a lot, but more than a few) the oil pump has stayed in place. Just lucky, I guess. I never had to address the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,170
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Degreasing

I had a bellhousing and trans that were going to be rebuilt that had about an inch packed, muddy grease. Sprayed PB Blaster for a while and took it to a carwash with the high pressure wand. Left...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2016, 12:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,249
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Are there maps that lay out under 55 routes????

Back to the original question, you might look for region or area maps. I have Texas Hill Country, Central Texas, South Texas, that are quite a bit more detailed than the TXDOT map which leaves out a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,249
Posted By Tom Foster
Re: Are there maps that lay out under 55 routes????

I think it depends on the mapping app. My phone has one called Here, that found a couple of addresses in Louisiana that Mapquest and Google Maps could not. Plus it's Bluetooth enabled, so it plays...
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