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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,906
Posted By skip
Re: Tig welding a Model A

"I spent 14 years TIG welding aluminum bodies," Cool~O! Want a job?

Just kidding Roadster62. A few ton of wire on this tub....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,336
Posted By skip
Re: Zenith 19322 Carb Users - report and question

"stalls out at stop signs" FLOAT LEVEL TOO LOW, STARVES THE MAIN JET "other wise. Secondly, I needed to have the advance all the way down to have any significant power and then could only get a top...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,677
Posted By skip
Re: Peking to Paris

Well it's all nice and everything. Glad they made the trip. Wish I was there. I'd like to see just what broke and what survived the bouncing.

But if your racing in an 'A' than maybe a bone...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,979
Posted By skip
Re: Update on overheating problem!!!

Water/coolant "does not blow out there anymore just goes out overflow tube."

Maybe your not over heating at all but have not allowed the radiator to 'seek it's own level yet'. When your driving...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,535
Posted By skip
Re: Signals

So the Swede Swevndolyn has a blow-out and she pulls over to the side of the road.
She gets out and opens her trunk and two burly fellows in trench coats jump out of her trunk and immediately take...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,723
Posted By skip
Re: ZDDPlus

"anti-wear oil additive" I always believed that oil in it's self was an anti-wear additive. At least the packaging says it is.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,665
Posted By skip
Re: Randy Gross's drums

"Randy Gross supplies excellent cast iron drums at a good price."

SO WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY, HOW, on the drums? Inquiring minds care to know.

Cast iron is the way to go. Not steel.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,666
Posted By skip
Re: Juice Brakes Model A

Forget it. IMHO. Mamy thanks? Is that thanks for the mammaries?

I'll second that!

I can lock up my wheel with the mechanical brakes. How much better do you want to stop?

Let's look at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,697
Posted By skip
Re: James Rogers Engine

The bestest? I guessest.

His stock engines without modifications must be just as good too I assume.

I hear Rick [Antique Engine] in Skokie, Illinois is good as well. Guys in our club are less...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,838
Posted By skip
Re: Steering

"It is real difficult to steer. Any Advice?"

You mean dart? Jack her up and check everything for looseness. And you might want to try a short arm pitman arm. Makes the turning radius greater but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,638
Posted By skip
Re: Sorry for repeated question but what to use when flushing cooling system out?

Take out about a quart+ of water/coolant/water pump lube/or wetter water...what ever is in there.

As per Hot Rod Magazine;

Pour in a quart of regular White Vinegar from the grocery store....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,739
Posted By skip
Re: Less than "bubbly" Model A spotted

Goggle Image this

sargans - ford parking - 1215

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,643
Posted By skip
Re: Cheap $ Temp Gauge


You can find just what you want, and just what is pictured by others in this thread by looking in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,347
Posted By skip
Re: Rose Beige

Is this Rose Beige? It's the original color. Albeit faded. The feller bough this car when it was two years old. And he was 15!http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh299/1930fordroadster/IMG_0170.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,729
Posted By skip
Re: Sedan dellivery

The seller is just setting you up. How high do you fly?

"You never pay too much. Just buy too soon."

A skipum's
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,966
Posted By skip
Re: Distributor Cam

I have the 'B' dist cam.
The highs and lows are almost not distinguishable.
What I did after reading Marco's dissertation on timing was to paint the cam with a Pentel black magic marker.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,208
Posted By skip
Re: Steering column mount

That's a neat under tank/dashboard mount. But I already don't have enough wheel to belly room on my '30 roadster and this sure looks like the steering column is being lowered on to my belly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,324
Posted By skip
Re: Advance and Idle

"I would like to know why when I have my A running and it is at the slowest idle and the spark lever is at full retard (all the way to the top) there is little shake or vibration in the car."
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,247
Posted By skip
Re: Model A Marine Engine

"I wish there was spell check on here" We do. Down load for free. Right click the mouse. Read down till you see 'spell check'. Go here first and down load it.


Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,681
Posted By skip
Re: Tudor Colors....in need of some pics to compare

Andalusite Blue I think is Jim Baskin's color. Also 'Our Member's cars' in my post. Sorry about mixing up the years. '29 not '31.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,053
Posted By skip
Re: Time is flying...

In my town a few Pontiac Fiero's are plated that way too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,769
Posted By skip
Re: Steering lube- Penrite 1200W

Steering Box
Approximately 1200W oil which will not run out of your steering box or track like grease. This is
the best lube for all non “power” steering boxes. It’s also good for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,999
Posted By skip
Re: Removing rust stains from radiator-SOLVED!

"Like solvents remove like substances". Powdered black iron, ie, rust needs acid, which is what CLR is. And what you found out. Great stuff this CLR is.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By skip
Re: what maniflod gasket is better

One piece copper. So I'm told. Just snug up the fasteners, 'no need to squeeze the water out of the thing'.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,894
Posted By skip
Re: Battery Question,,

"AT DC, there is no skin effect."

Marc, Without really knowing, I don't think that's right. The 'skin' is the surface provided to the electrons to 'run' on it. I can't be convinced that it is...
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