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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,362
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: Model B Engine

My thoughts are the other way around. I’ve had great service from a B engine but have heard plenty of horror stories about A blocks. The advantages of a good B over a good A win my vote every time....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,362
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: Model B Engine

It’s always green up here but we have sunshine as well as rain.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,362
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: Model B Engine

I’ve got a B block in my car. It’s great. There is a lot of over the top negativity on this thread.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,070
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: Diamond Block Questions

Aren’t you talking about a Model B block anyway? They would all have been produced after 1931. I would guess that many B blocks have had engine numbers stamped on them as required as, as stated, they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,826
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: Dual plug heads.

A friend of mine had a Honda Goldwing with two distributors and what a nightmare that was to set up. He did eventually buy an expensive tool to help but sold it soon afterwords.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2017, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: 31 Roadster "chuffs" when shifting after it is warmed up

I agree, a small leak in the exhaust system is a likely reason.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2017, 02:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,010
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: Optima battery that will not hold a charge

I have an Optima battery and charge itvwith a cheap and nasty 6volt charger and it works fine. I don't know where it was made but it does the job very well. If you want to know if the discharge is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,254
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: Buying an out of state car on the internet

Even the difference between looking at a car from 20 feet and up close can make a huge difference. Mind you the best Model As will not look as though they have just rolled off the production line....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2017, 03:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,707
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: English 180A de luxe pheaton in "The Restorer"

An interesting post. Thank you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2017, 02:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,722
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: Remparts Angouleme Rallye International

That looks like a good mixture of interesting motor cars. Were there any other Model As involved?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,997
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: Will my Model A be noticed?

I saw the photo on your other post. Brilliant!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,722
Posted By Chippy Minton
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2017, 01:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,394
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: Garage heat

Do you want the heat to allow you to work on the car? Keeping a car in an artificially heated environment is a great way to speed up the rusting process. Using a gas or fuel burner that produces a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,086
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: exhaust

I have just fitted a new exhaust. It had a sticker on it telling me not to use a gasket so I did not. The downpipe needs to be lined up on the manifold then the clamp placed correctly. The diameter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,603
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: Preferred Starting procedure

When cold my car needs to have the choke pulled out to fire then starts immediately once it is released. That's quite normal for any four stroke engine, if they start without any choke they will be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,603
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: Preferred Starting procedure

No choke? Doesn't sound well tuned to me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2017, 03:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,722
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: Remparts Angouleme Rallye International

That looks like another good day out. It's good to see that the old car hobby is still going strong in Europe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2017, 03:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,722
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: Remparts Angouleme Rallye International

Looks like a brilliant day out!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,362
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: Spicey Car Photos

The first digital camera I used used a 1.44 megabyte floppy disc to store the photos. If you shot in HQ it would hold one photo!
It makes me smile when I see children learning how to use software...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,226
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: 10%Ethanol ????

I'd always wondered what kept you so on the ball and cheerful!
:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,768
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: Ridiculouster

I think it's great. A good example of how invention and ingenuity has allowed a 90 year old car to still be working in 2017. Much better than so many of the trailer queen fakes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2017, 04:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,259
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: Around the World in a Model A

Yes, congratulations Göran. I followed the last part of his journey on Facebook. An incredible journey.
From what I can gather he's not one for bragging although he deserves to be more than proud of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2017, 04:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: Model A carb on a model B engine?

My car has a B block but an A head, carb and distributor. It runs beautifully.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,441
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: Trailering Model A's

My 1931 Sport Coupe was delivered me on a trailer facing forward to ensure the correct weight distribution. After a journey of over 500 miles it arrived in perfect condition save for a few too many...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2017, 01:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,814
Posted By Chippy Minton
Re: 1931 Ford Parts Value? Nice original stuff

Why is your way the only way? A Model A is driven around the World and your response is, Huh, I've driven further than that in Oz; you see photos of a well converted, road legal '50s style hotrod and...
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