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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,649
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: a 400 on BAT went for 22k

Alexiskai, you can open up a dedicated thread for auction discussions, much like the Aussie poster who started the big "tell a model a related story" thread which seems to have devolved into "tell...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,311
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: how long does a sale usually take?

MARC and MAFCA classifieds got some interest but our Town Sedan sold in less than 48 hours through FordBarn classifieds for asking price.

don't think any of your non-stock accessories are a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,052
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Wrong Gear Oil?

when changing the STP in trans and diff, I just open the drain plugs and come back a few days later......
steering box does not get changed, just topped off as needed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,052
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Wrong Gear Oil?

I have used straight STP in transmission/differential/steering box for the last 15-20 years.
Many miles and no problems.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,237
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Over the top rat rod

the CraigsList posting contains those famous last words: " all the hard work is done"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Cleaning out inside of transmission

I am.

Upon recommendation of the late Roger Kauffman (longtime MARC tech advisor), I have run straight STP in transmissions, differentials and steering boxes for 15-20 years with no problems.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Anyone Seen the Early Model With Cowl Ventilator?

mid 1960's our high school marching band uniforms included white spats.....:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2021, 03:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,467
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Have you seen this 1930 Model A Coupe?

I have not seen it but if you have the engine # that might be helpful to anyone who has.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,588
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Best way to sell an A?

sold our Town Sedan in less than 48 hours here on the Barn.
ronn is exactly right- it must be priced with today's market to sell anywhere.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Grease fitting s

my vote is for the original fittings and the grease gun adapter.
I tried it the other way and went back.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Original motor value

"in some circles"
not in this one.

it is NOT forgery.
especially if fully disclosed.

If you post this on the Early American Furniture web site, I'll not disagree with you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Original motor value

no forgery involved, ronn.
just replacement of a worn out or damaged part (engine block) with another that matches it exactly (including number).....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Original motor value

matching number does not guarantee original engine.

I have re-stamped 2 replacement engines to match titles......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Original motor value

running well is most important, but engine # matching title is important too.

the number is just easier to correct than a poor runner.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,229
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Do I panic? - Rear main oil leak.

Do not panic.
before you worry about a rebuild,
check the main bearing clearances- too much on the rear lets oil out.
then you can get the new pan gasket instsalled.

Go-no-go method with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Briggs body tag

Marty, the assembly plant was at 11610 Euclid Ave.
still there, now occupied by Case Western Reserve University, I think.
have been past it once or twice when visiting family near Cleveland....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,533
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Inner tube advice needed

When I had tube problems, it was almost always around the rubber stems.
Switched to stock type metal stems and have had very few tube problems since.....

Page 57 of latest Restorer magazine, corn...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: mystery message when trying to upload pics ???

tried that.
photos are still 6X too big to upload......:(
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: mystery message when trying to upload pics ???

tried that.
photos are still 6X too big to upload......:(
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: mystery message when trying to upload pics ???

would be helpful if it would just say that. :rolleyes:

Figured it out by trial and error, individual photos are too big. :(
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By Chris in WNC
mystery message when trying to upload pics ???

tried to upload photos for new classified ad and got this message:

"your submission could not be processed because a security token was missing"

translate this to English please, and what's...
Forum: Model-A 08-04-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 309
Posted By Chris in WNC
SOLD 31 Slant Window Town Sedan, excellent restored tour car SOLD

SOLD on FordBarn in less than 48 hours!
Thanks!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,297
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: saving a bumper

When I got correct rear bumperettes for our Town Sedan, I had them re-plated by a local (Jacksonville FL) shop that was recommended.
Not cheap.
Later discovered re-plated originals were available...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Battery Switch Wires

interim owner installed ours like that.
first A I've had with one installed.
I like having it but may move to floorboard to eliminate opening hood for turning on/off.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,293
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Economical and effective hydraulic brake conversion.

It's like the whitewalls-vs-blackwalls discussion.
Both side are certain they are right and the other side is full of baloney.

Our Town sedan will cruise 60mph all day long and I've never felt...
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