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Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 04-29-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: 1927 Model T Brakes

The rear brakes are actually a parking brake as they are cast iron band w/ no shoes. Only driving brakes are the band in the transmission.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Need help with speedometer/odometer

Go to Bob's Cabriolet Main Page, in his technical list is a number of speedometer repair articles. Tells you how to repair the speedo.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,090
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Oh man. Now I canít even get my A to start or make a noise.

I've seen the insulated starter cables corrode inside the insulation to the point they won't work but look perfectly good on the outside. Check the continuity of the cable end to end.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,411
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Help!!!

GeneBob, Had the same thing happen, choke arm came off the shaft, was heading to a funeral late. Took a clothes pin off my gas line (I just store some there for emergencies like this, it doesn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,775
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Greetings all - I'm a new owner

The color looks great, if you want you can put a contrasting stripe on the belt line, color of your choice to make the body color come alive.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Headlight switch adjustment

I had one that was off to, turned out the horn rod itself was twisted. It is a bit fragile but wanted to try & straighten it anyhow. Took horn rod out (roadster pickup) and clamped it just below the...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 04-17-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: model T add on starter?

Could it be an in & out clutch for a boat drive?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,449
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: The new Burtz Mosel A engine

As SAJ says, Plasigauge gets hard over time, always use fresh & soft. I had some old, hard actually put a dent in my babbitt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,510
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Max Speed of a Model A in Stock Form

On a five+ mile straight downgrade I coasted my '30 Fordor to a max speed of 72 MPH. Bricks aren't to aerodynamic!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,825
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Longest trip you took in a Model A

1973, San Diego to New Hampshire & back via Dearborn A meet, 9027 miles in 7 weeks pulling a trailer. Replaced valves @ Dearborn meet & water pump in N. Dakota.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,350
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

I didn't have a chance to want another type car. When I was 5 or 6 I was awaken every morning by the sound of a '29 delivery idling next door to my bedroom window. It belonged to an elderly Italian...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,416
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: B block hole repair

Been there, done that. I wouldn't waste time & money on a B block with a hole in the deck, the deck is too thin to start with then it rusts through quickly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Good old dependable Fords

I've got barbed wire on the #1 plug of all my A's, sure makes people smile! Plus it runs great with it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,699
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Coast to Coast in a Model A

Did that in 1973 in my '28 roadster pickup. San Diego to New Hampshire & back via the Dearborn meet, 9,000 miles in seven weeks. Story in MARC Nov/Dec 1973 Model A news.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: California 1935, Wilshire Blvd in color (remastered film)

KOOL! Vintage cars in they're own era. There is a town car at about the 4 minute mark but it isn't a Model A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: tube question

Some fellows se heavy duty motorcycle tubes that size so I think it will work fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Oil Return Pipe will not fit on Mike's oil Filter Valve Cover

There are early & later valve cover/oil return pipes. The earlier one has the oil drain hole in the valve cover higher and a shorter tube. Henry decided to lower the oil level in the valve chamber so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Bent spokes

Had my '30 Fordor in high school & was backing down a hill. It got away from me as the brakes wouldn't hold. Ended up backing into a pine tree at 30 MPH! Rear spare didn't come out so good. Pulled...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,710
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Ď48 Allard on eBay with a Ford Flathead V8

I love the independent front suspension using the Ford front spring.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 13,998
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

As my 104 year young aunt used to say: I just had my 5th- 90th birthday.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,697
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: How to clean the rust & crud from the engine without running it through the radia

I built a homemade one like Bruce but added tire valve stem to put a burst of air thru once the radiator is full, it's totally open to the atmosphere so the added air pressure won't hurt anything.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,039
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Wrap the steering wheel with rope?

Ranchero50, KOOL, see thru Model A!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Big 3 Swap Meet Memories

It was one of the great parts of the hobby/way of life.The camaraderie at the blue VW bus under the F3 pole was fantastic. As Vern & OZ mentioned, lots of great people to share life with. Sure will...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-19-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Not Ford, But Definitely Timely

We've been using one for years & love it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,619
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Temperature Gauge

Looks like a good deal that will work fine.
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