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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,873
Posted By TomW
Re: Workings of the Dash Light....

looking at the original question, he "pulled" on it. My dash light turns on by pushing on it.
I only pull on it to remove the cover for a bulb change. Perhaps the light is ok?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 26,594
Posted By TomW
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

Recently turned 62. Got my A from my Dad, who bought it when I was 3 or 4, so I don't remember a time when it hasn't been around. It is the first car i ever drove - at age 11.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,296
Posted By TomW
Re: Model A Pickup Beds

On mine, the bent corners were positioned in those 1/8" slots. keeps them from turning when you tighten the nuts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,759
Posted By TomW
Re: pickup running boards

The original boards on my 29 CCPU are 44-1/2" long
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,664
Posted By TomW
Re: Model A Camber

out of spec camber can also be caused by worn spindle bushings and kingpins.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,973
Posted By TomW
Re: Young model A Driver.

Great video! Reminds me of the first time Dad let me drive the truck. I was 11, and I don't think I got out of first gear - but couldn't wait to try it again!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,575
Posted By TomW
Re: 9" No Spring Clutch

I think this is what you're looking for. Its an NOS part. Let me know if you want it - I'm sure we can work it out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,149
Posted By TomW
Re: Radiator restoration

Vinegar (acid) will clean out rust and scale deposits, while Draino type products (caustic) will clean out grease, sludge, and dirt deposits. I used both (separately) with great success on my old...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,104
Posted By TomW
Re: 29 trk tailight bracket placement

On my original bed rail, the two holes are 1-1/2" apart center to center. they are 7-1/2 & 9" o.c. from the end of the rail, and 1" o.c. from the outer edge
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,995
Posted By TomW
Re: snow pic

Nice Car!! Great photo!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,393
Posted By TomW
Re: Two '29 Fords - a truck and a plane!

There were 199 made from 1926 - 33. I asked about survivors, and they told me they thought about a dozen were still flying.. Not bad for a plane over 80 years old. They were one of the first all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,393
Posted By TomW
Two '29 Fords - a truck and a plane!

Last weekend I had the opportunity to see and take a ride in a 1929 Ford Tri-motor plane. They let me drive the truck out by the plane for a photo! Very nice folks. Very memorable flight. We flew...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,393
Posted By TomW
Re: Silver replaying of headlights

I too had good luck with the Caswell kit - very easy to do. The only catch is that because the plating is a bit thin, the result is only as good as the brass underneath - so if you really shine them...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,198
Posted By TomW
Re: 30 PU test run before paint (VIDEO)

I still remember riding with my dad on the first street run! about 50 years ago - i was a little scared of the street going by underneath with no floorboards, but no way was I not going!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,929
Posted By TomW
Re: New guy to the Barn - 1929 Model A

FYI...On 1/27/13 is the 44th annual Kaiser-Devereaux Collector Car Meet at the Venice Airport. There were over 1500 vehicles of every sort last year, including many A's. It's a free gathering with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,516
Posted By TomW
Re: 24K Gold 1928 Model A

That's the only Model A I've seen that actually looks good in whitewalls!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,440
Posted By TomW
Re: Steering Box Lube Question

go to your profile, click on "user CP", then "edit avatar"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,654
Posted By TomW
Re: Front radius ball bolts

Those bolts can be changed - with a lot of patience and nimble fingers/pliers - without removing the transmission. If you drop one into the housing, it can be retrieved with a strong magnet on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,341
Posted By TomW
Re: Weakest link, engine

I think it's as you said: "totally worn out". Today's oiling systems are better, and use filters. Even with short oil change intervals, I think that there's probably a lot of stuff in the oil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,715
Posted By TomW
Re: Dating stick??

I was told years ago that you could use this feature to chain the lever to the steering column to prevent theft.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,651
Posted By TomW
Re: Dielectric grease - need help

Dielectric grease withstands high temps better than regular grease, which means that, except for the engine area, there is really no reason regular grease isn't perfectly acceptable. All regular...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,045
Posted By TomW
Re: Safer type antifreeze

The pink stuff for pools/RV & boat water systems doesn't have any corrosion inhibitors in it - not good for use in engines. I bought some propylene glycol based engine coolant at West Marine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 52,375
Posted By TomW
Re: Paint A Car With Rustoleum?

You might try Interlux "Brightside" one part polyurethane enamel. It's much more durable than Rustoleum, and will look sprayed if you use a small dense foam roller. (available at marine stores) It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,217
Posted By TomW
Re: Hard to believe what almost got throwing out!

Is it my imagination, or do some of those hubcaps say "fool" on them??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,187
Posted By TomW
Re: Headlight Switch Position

Low beams are the first click to the right. High beams are all the way to the right. The high beam filament is at the center of the bulb, with the low beam filament above it .
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