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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,030
Posted By Bill G
Re: What Made You Choose The Model A Over the T

My choice wasn't to choose between an A or a T. I wanted an A, and that's what I got.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By Bill G
Re: The Titans That Built America

They also use really stupid looking phones that are not only not period correct but way off on the looks. (I am also a phone collector)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 951
Posted By Bill G
Re: No compression but starts and drives???

If it starts and drives, there is combustion and so there must be compression of some sort. I also would suspect the gauge, not the engine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By Bill G
Re: model A overheating

At 111 degrees outside, the Model A is overheating and it hasn't even been run in two days!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2021, 01:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By Bill G
Re: license plates

All states had and still have their own rules.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2021, 01:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By Bill G
Re: Driving in 110 degree heat

I have never experienced V.L. either. Tomorrow will be 112 here so I will go out once again and drive it like I mean it, then stop for 5 or 10 minutes and see if I can conjure some up.. it all makes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,422
Posted By Bill G
Re: Front spring broken

Check to make sure the shackle bushings are not wallowed out or a broken shackle.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,721
Posted By Bill G
Re: Model A Nightmare Fire

Tom, you are a trooper. I have a lot of respect for you!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By Bill G
Re: 108 in Portland

I did a Model A temperature stress test today. 109 degrees ambient. Relatively constant 45 mph for 15 minutes. 50/50 antifreeze, no thermostat, Brassworks radiator, stock drivetrain with no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By Bill G
Re: seat spring question

If you need individual springs, Snyder's sells individual coils. I bought some to replace broken springs in my seat when I reupholstered.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By Bill G
Re: 107 in Portland

I grew up in Portland and that is definitely a record. I see that PDX has a forecast of even hotter tomorrow! On the East side of the Cascades, our heat is coming Tuesday.

Like you, Ray, my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By Bill G
Re: Orcas Island A'ers

I wish I did. I've not been on Orcas, but have spent some time in Friday Harbor. Beautiful places.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By Bill G
Re: '30 Tudor Rear Seat Belt Center Anchor Ideas

I used the spare tire mount bolt. I got one at the hardware store that was 1/4 or 1/2 inch longer to accommodate the extra spacing. I used a grade 8 bolt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 832
Posted By Bill G
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,287
Posted By Bill G
Re: Ok, i'll poke the bear..Ethanol or Straight Gasoline ?

Mostly Ethanol gas but I put in some MMO
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 959
Posted By Bill G
Re: Exhaust leak...BADDDD!!!

My experience: My original muffler was shot so I got an Aries. It still would not line up exactly even though I left the rear hanger somewhat loose to aid fitting at the manifold. I wound up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,521
Posted By Bill G
Re: Longest trip yet...MPG suck!

I usually get 17-18 around town and 20 out on the open roads, which are mostly country roads and not actual freeways. Once in a while I will get a surprise and the last tank was 22. Stock tranny...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,131
Posted By Bill G
Re: Ignition switch question

On the Model A, the coil is always hot and the ignition switch doesn't turn anything "on" in the same sense that we are probably more familiar with . The Model A ignition switch just completes the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,044
Posted By Bill G
Re: Been siting up since Covid, now what?

I would not shoot any WD 40 under the dist cap. Before doing anything check to see if you are getting any spark at all, and if not at lest get it to spark.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By Bill G
Re: Shape of popout ignition switch

The ones you call "conical" might be the switch that is offered as an inexpensive replacement on-off switch if the pop-out switch is missing or not existent. Without pictures of what you are seeing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,817
Posted By Bill G
Re: “Normal” model a temp

Without a thermostat on an 80 degree day, I am getting about 150-160 just this week-end. I took my 160 degree thermostat out at least for the summer. It is great in the winter and keeps the car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2021, 01:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By Bill G
Re: Remove hood hinge pins?????

Tap them out enough to get your drill chuck on the rod and use slow speed and some oil on the rod. You should be able to spin the rods out, but depending on rust and dirt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,394
Posted By Bill G
Re: Why so many upgrades??

Agreed. One man's "upgrades" are another man's junk. I would prefer the term "modifications", but you will never see any group of Model A enthusiasts agree on which ones, if any should be used.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,318
Posted By Bill G
Re: Problem adjusting one of the front brakes

If the adjusting wedge is threading in and out, then the top end of the shoes would be going in and out to follow the wedge. If not, then my guess would be that the brake adjusting shafts are not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,093
Posted By Bill G
Re: Door gap

That is a huge gap. Is it even top to bottom or is it tight on one end and a large gap on the other. For the Tudor, the only real adjustment is the door latch in the lock pillar, which can be moved...
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