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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 914
Re: Nu-Rex Electronic Ignition Help

X2. I agree with Tudor that it is the quickest way to get it started.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Re: Jim Brierely"s Book

I heard about Jimís book when I joined the Barn in 2014. Couldnít wait so I drove 30 miles down to Temecula to get it, and Jim gave me a tour of his cars which was a bonus.

My wifeís 30 Roadster...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Re: Steering box grease?

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Originally Posted by JKY View Post
We don't use grease. Opened a couple that had been greased and it was all caked around the casing and nothing was on the actual gears. Cornhead may be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Re: Model A gas guage !

Intelligent minds think alike!

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Re: Model A gas guage !

Hey H.T.,

Make your own stick. I would use the stick to see how much is the tank and mark it. Add 5 gallons and mark it. The difference between the two is approximately 1/2 a tank. From that you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2021, 03:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Re: 108 in Portland

We get those temp’s all the time in Inland Southern Cal. If it’s 100 to 110, we drive before 11 am and after 5 pm when it cools down to the low 90’s.

My wife and I grew up here when we didn’t...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,232
Re: Tom Wesenberg

Crankster,

When you make statements like that on a public forum you should also state where you got the information. How do you know what his assets are? How do you know what his net worth is,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Re: Thought I had it!

The above comments are all good. Also make sure you have the spark lever about half way down after you start the car. I’ve forgotten to do that myself.

The previous owner of my car told me his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Re: NO starter? NO hill? Here's "Plan C" in 45 seconds

Some of us (me included) are at that age where itís easy to forget.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,349
Re: You Tube Roadster Body Rebuild Series; from the Subrails Up!

Been following your video’s because I have a 30 Roadster project. Very impressed with your work.

Two questions:

1. Did you build a special table to rest the body on?

2. The body looks very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,281
Re: Upcoming swap meets

Glad to see that the Long Beach Model T Club has scheduled its Swap Meet (lots of Model A parts also) for July 17 (http://75.103.84.165/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/2021-Swap-Meet-Flyer.pdf).
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Re: Open Car Question

You may be thinking of what Classtique ( https://www.classtiqueupholstery.com/images/PDF/2021/1928_to_31_Open_Car.pdf ) calls:

Door Protector Pad Set

This pad is laid over the top edge of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,388
Re: Muffler Question

Donít know about the quality of their mufflers, but I always remember the Midas commercial with thrifty New Englander in a Model A taking advantage of the Midas lifetime guarantee.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 862
Re: '32 style gas tank on a Model A

So Cal Speed Shop is back in business: https://www.est1946.com/about-us.aspx

There also a good article in Hot Rod Magazine: https://www.hotrod.com/articles/cal-speed-shop-back-new-owners/

...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,859
Re: Model B Distributor in a Model A

Keep it. You might need it in another 35 years. 😇

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 862
Re: '32 style gas tank on a Model A

Speedway has a 32 gas tank for a Model A. I believe Brookville has one in their catalog but I’m not sure they have it on their online store, you may have to call. There is an outfit in Oregon that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,929
Re: Starter not quite up to the task after rebuild

Iíd leave the battery on the charger longer than over night, sometimes it helps to leave it for 24 to 48 hours at the lowest charging. Invest in a battery tester or take it to parts store.

David...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,155
Re: Smart Signals -- Great product!

Have you tried Batteries Plus Bulbs? There are two stores listed in Portland. They have all types of batteries and they replace batteries for cellphones and other electronics. Maybe they can provide...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,500
Re: Battery Issue for a new owner

Welcome to the “club”. The “yeah I’m dumb” club that is.

When I put the car in the garage I always shut off the gas valve and let the carburetor run dry until the car dies. One day I forgot to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Re: Log on help.

Redmodelt,

Iím having the same problem with my iPhone. Although Iím automatically logged into Ford Barn (FB) on my desktop computer, my Laptop and my iPad, I have to log in every time I visit FB...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 87,243
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

I would like to see videos of what people have built with the new Engine Kit. it would also be great to her them run.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,518
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

It is sold by Secrets of Speed:

https://www.secretsofspeed.com/rocket-428-images

Looks like their next delivery is scheduled for September 2021.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,207
Re: Engine question

Bob,

The form I filled out indicates $3,500 for the block kit plus $300 for the fully machined 30 lb. flywheel, or $3,800 plus tax and shipping for the next shipment in August (?). It was stated...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,207
Re: Engine question

The $3,900 includes the optional lightened flywheel.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2021, 01:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Re: Fender cover

California Car Cover sells fender covers (https://www.calcarcover.com/search/Fender%20cover)

I think you can get one with a Ford Logo if that is important to you.

David Serrano
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