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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By asapguy
Re: adapting a 31 steering column support to a Briggs 1929 Fordor

My Jan. 29 Briggs leather back has a 31 support for the column. It was like that when I purchased it 12 yrs ago. I wish the person that did it would have finished off the portion left on the tank.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,331
Posted By asapguy
Re: new grill screen design patent pending

I did that to my 30 coupe way back in 1959 when I was in hi-school. I took the grill shell to metal shop to cut out the extruded metal. I still remember my shop teacher saying "are you sure you want...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 855
Posted By asapguy
Re: Peking to Paris preparations / modifications

A Doctor here in Western Washington took his Victoria on that last year. He had a guy in our area prep his car. They bought two nice rear axles from me when they rebuilt the rear end. I heard it was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By asapguy
Re: Clutch won't disengage

He orig. had about 2" of peddle travel before throughout bearing contacted release fingers in the pressure plate. I adj'ed it to about an inch. The fork pushes the bearing in plenty far but the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By asapguy
Clutch won't disengage

Just got back from helping a guy that just moved to this area from Montana. He has a nicely restored 29 special cp. with less then 300 miles since resto. A couple days ago he was going about 30-35...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,567
Posted By asapguy
Re: Water in oil/engine

A couple things I didn't see mentioned. The 1st one could be related to the lose head nuts that were mentioned but if the distributer was removed & the head nut that holds the clamp for the dist,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By asapguy
Re: 1931 Slant Window Cabriolet outside mirrors

I installed a period correct clamp on door edge mirror on my 68C. I cut gasket material & placed it between the painted area and the mirror. It look fine & has lasted several years with no problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,217
Posted By asapguy
Re: Washington State upholstery shop?

There's a guy in Mt Vernon that worked for Steve's Auto Resto. in Portland several yrs. ago & now has a shop in Mt. Vernon Wa.. He does Pebble Beach quality work. But heard he's exp. & has a long...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,607
Posted By asapguy
Re: Original model A tattersfield intake? Pics?

Duel Tattersfield on Miller B motor
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,000
Posted By asapguy
Re: Anyone know about this PU

I was told the guy that bought this at the 2010 Barrett Jackson auction is an airplane broker & deals mainly with airplanes & knew nothing about Model A's. One thing I forgot to mention is that it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,000
Posted By asapguy
Re: Anyone know about this PU

Yes there is a piece of heavy plastic on each running bd. No my uncle didn't buy this from the any action. It was stored at a facility that repairs race cars. He went with a friend to look at another...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,000
Posted By asapguy
Re: Anyone know about this PU

The truck was stored up in the air on a lift for 9 yrs. The tires are 475/19 Goodyear with metal valve stems. The tires have a brown film on them from storage. Being a Senior Judge & a Restorer's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,000
Posted By asapguy
Anyone know about this PU

Does anyone recognize or know any history of this 30 rdstr. PU?? It was sold at Barrett Jackson in 2010 for just over $50K. Put in storage in Scottsdale AZ & never driven. I just went and checked it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,848
Posted By asapguy
Re: Help needed for rare parts

My 68C has the common pointed welt tips in this area. It's been shown several times in the Blue Ribbon class over the yrs. & never had any points removed for those welt tips.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,869
Posted By asapguy
Re: New Tires

Les Schwab, a large tire chain company in the Pacific Northwest doesn't charge for tire repair. Many years my wife took a car in with a slow leak & they replaced it with a better used tire. She went...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,363
Posted By asapguy
Re: Filling Model B steam holes

Taped & plugged the holes in the head & the block with 8MM Allen screws. No drilling needed just taped the holes. Screwed them in just below the surface a covered holes with JB Weld. After the JB...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,363
Posted By asapguy
Re: Filling Model B steam holes

No I was running a modern style B gasket with the steam holes, B block & B head. I think what happened is exactly like Bob Bionde mentioned happened to him after his car sat for two yrs with modern...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,363
Posted By asapguy
Re: Filling Model B steam holes

Thanks Jim. I went back & read several previous threads concerning this issue. One other person had the same issue after his car sat for two yrs. I have several new modern gaskets on hand & three new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,553
Posted By asapguy
Re: Replacing A connecting rod in place

Do what my grandfather & his brother did. They were driving across Montana in a Model T & a rod bearing went bad. They dropped the pan & cut the leather heal out of a boot, wrapped it around the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,363
Posted By asapguy
Re: Filling Model B steam holes

Yes it's a complete B engine. What may have facilitated the gasket going bad was that the car sat for over 6 months after I was in very bad car accident in my Jeep & unable to drive. The water...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2018, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,363
Posted By asapguy
Re: Filling Model B steam holes

Thanks I'll make a trip to town tomorrow, we have a hardware store that has a good selection of metric sizes. Hopefully they'll have a tap & some Allen screws that size. I have dozens of used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,363
Posted By asapguy
Filling Model B steam holes

Approx. 4 yrs ago I had to replace the head gasket on my Model B motor in my Cabriolet with the modern style gasket, it blew between #1 & 2. It's been fine until last week I noticed water in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By asapguy
Re: OT-Seattle vacation to do's

We have lived north of Seattle in rural Snohomish/Monroe area for 40 Yrs. Your list covers all the big attractions. Be prepared for heavy traffic in the Seattle area & bring plenty of warm clothes,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,998
Posted By asapguy
Re: Mafca national/regional meets

How could anyone think it was expensive especially the price of the room at $80 a night. We had a huge corner room on the 23rd floor of the new wing. Or hotel bill for 7 nights was around $650 which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,909
Posted By asapguy
Re: A400 68C rubber stem bumpers

John last fall I replaced mine. We have a local hardware store that is very well equipped with fasteners etc. They fit & seem to work well but I will take a set just to have them on hand & compare...
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