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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,337
Posted By Don S
Re: whats the best & worst car to buy in 1930

I bought my uncles 32 Chev sedan in 1955 ,to drive to school. Nice car , but rear axels were prone to break as mine did only a month after I got it. Only went over a bump in the road, and that was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Don S
Re: Lite rust inside block

Ernie,and crosscut , I ordered a Vintage Precision thermostat and housing last week, never really liked the one in the hose , also makes the hose more difficult to instal. Should be good to go this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Don S
Re: Lite rust inside block

I used a product called Kleen -Flo , mixed the container with water and filled the block. After about 1 hour I drained it and flushed with garden hose till clear. I repeated the process . Very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Don S
Re: Lite rust inside block

Synchro , I checked it out on-line, looks interesting, but need those if locally available.
Thanks for your input
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Don S
Re: Lite rust inside block

Running distilled water with rust inhibitor. Only use anti freeze for winter starage
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Don S
Re: Lite rust inside block

No luck here,auto supply stores don't know about this product .
Thanks for the suggestion
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Don S
Lite rust inside block

I removed my top hose to get at the thermostat,because I was experiencing an over heat situation . I checked the thermostat on the stove in a large can of water. Used a laser reader to check when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By Don S
Re: Looking for vintage Model A Hot Rod magazine annual

Frank , I have the same issue magazine as yours. Amazing the stuff we have kept over the years. I also have 5 more similar magazines ,some by Clymers, some Petersons ,4 have Model A rods and 1 is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,346
Posted By Don S
Re: Rear Spring Removal

While on a club tour the centre bolt sheared off with a bang. The large u-bolts if tightened properly will keep the spring leaves together ,as they did with mine. After I got home I figured the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,104
Posted By Don S
Re: new battery goin dead

No need to change the starter to a 12volt one , my 6 volt starter has worked well on 12 volts for over 20 years. Keep in mind that 12 volts spins the starter faster, but for less time to start your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,996
Posted By Don S
Re: nu-rex ignition failure

I also tried the FSI ignition package , but the automatic advance was way too much for my Brumfield 5.9 head . Only needed 18 deg advance , max not 35.
Don
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,996
Posted By Don S
Re: nu-rex ignition failure

I have a Nurex electronic set that I removed from my car ,that has a spare new module with it. It has the module that is fastened to the inside of the firewall using the existing coil bolts. If you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,381
Posted By Don S
Re: 16" Wheels

Purdy , I also like the ride of my 16" radials,they are much better at keeping straight on rutted highways .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,182
Posted By Don S
Re: Question ????

Also remember to check them often. The gauge can show full pressure but the powder inside is packed in the bottom and would be useless. I found that out when I took an extinguisher to the fire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By Don S
Re: Mountig Spotlight On Roadster

This spotlite does not have a sealed beam light, but separate lense,bulb and reflector, so probably an earlier version prior to the 1940' s ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By Don S
Re: Mountig Spotlight On Roadster

On a similar subject, I have a spot light that was given to me ,thinking it was for a model a . The label indicates that it was a mobilite sealed beam ,Master, Standard-Thompson Corp,Dayton Ohio ,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By Don S
Re: Verification of Substitute Ignition Switch

I am using one that looks just like yours,does it have any markings on the connection to the distributors ?
Thanks Don
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,757
Posted By Don S
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

500 feet sounds about right for a gas cap not breathing , if you hear air going past the cap when loosened, a new one is needed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,923
Posted By Don S
Re: Title goes with Frame or Engine?

My 1931 Coupe was purchased as a lot of parts collected from many people ,and put together over a 6 year period back in the early 1980's . The vin number as registered here in British Columbia is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By Don S
Re: Shock absorber parts

Thanks for your replies . 30Closed Cab Pu, did John Holland rebuild original shocks or the shocks in my picture ? GRutter. ,The patent file is very interesting,the exploded views compared to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By Don S
Re: Shock absorber parts

I was snooping through the achieves and came across a response on MG shocks on ModelA's, dated 11-27-2011 complete with pictures of the exact shock absorber as pictured in my thread . The member at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By Don S
Shock absorber parts

I have 4 shocks just like this that have been on my car for a very long time. I bought them in the mid 80's ,but now one is leaking. I took the right rear one off to check ,removed the reservoir...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Don S
Re: Rear wheels upward travel limitation

Thanks for the various comments.
Updraft, your idea of a panhard rod to stop sideways movement is not a motion that should happen with torque tube drive,something would have to break for that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Don S
Re: Rear wheels upward travel limitation

Found out how to upload a picture,hope you like it.

Thanks , Don
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By Don S
Re: Rear wheels upward travel limitation

Thanks Tom , that situation is not one I was aware of .

Don S
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