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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Where to get tough up paint?

I'd agree, but I've had decent luck matching gloss black on a 'close enough' basis. Depends on how obvious a location the repair is as well. Near the hood latches - frequent touch up, not so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Where to get tough up paint?

Tough -up paint? What a brilliant idea. If it could keep shopping cart scratches of your car I'm all for it.

I think it's akin to winning the lottery to find an off the shelf color to match...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,298
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

My Dad bought what became my car in rough but runs shape, and he never did anything with it. I came home from college and had little to do in the evening, so I started to restore it. That led to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By Mister Moose
Heard on Jeopardy tonight

Ford used the scrap hardwood cut-offs from the body wood to start what company?

I'll take "What is Kingsford charcoal" for $800.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,083
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Posting pictures

Interesting that the way Mercman posted pictures.

1) He is using the IMG tags for an uploaded photo, which on this board is quite clunky to use. You could also use any photo hosting site like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: latecomer

If you're looking to publicize the event, I would edit the title to read "Shelton CT Car Show", or similar. "Latecomer" doesn't draw the car show eyes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,389
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Hood supports

Interesting. I see you succumbed to British units but then decimalized them.

In inchland, 2/10~= 3/16.

Anyway, how long ago did you do this? Is the plating peeling off where the edge is now...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,389
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Hood supports

Does anyone else have their hood rub on the quail tail?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 904
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Brake Conundrum

The simples, most cost effective way to go is to drive the thing and see how well it brakes as is. Then see if it can be adjusted/repaired if something is worn or broken. Then consider a larger...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,596
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Engine not starting - checked everything - no more idea

This is telling. Ether will fire just about anything if there's a spark.

So in my view one of 3 things happened:

1) You have no spark at the plug
2) You have a spark but the timing is way...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,596
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Engine not starting - checked everything - no more idea

I like to take out a spark plug, leave the wire on, and lay the plug on the block or use an alligator clip to ground the thread of the plug to the block. Have someone crank the engine and watch for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,440
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Coast to Coast in a Model A

He introduced himself in this thread,

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=295788

and explained his route as

Thank you all for the gracious comments! I am extremely excited about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,443
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: help with Model A market values

One difference no one has mentioned yet in doing your own restoration vs buying someone else's, is someone else's has multiple past owners and in most cases aren't going to come with detailed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 975
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Antique Grease Fittings

But where do you buy antique grease for the antique grease gun?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Death of oldest liscensed flying pilot

Bob Hoover made it to 94, he was pretty bold, but well practiced.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Not Model A, but,,,,

Sounds like it doesn't fly like the original. Roll control was different as well. In one of the videos he explains that he removed the factory reduction gearbox to fit it in the cowl, so yes, it's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Not Model A, but,,,,

This and other videos of it have been hitting my inbox lately. A tremendous 17 year project and some great workmanship. Surprising that it performs so marginally, must be so many compromises made...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,041
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Itís getting harder to drive my A

Could you take a few photos and show us?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,262
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Cross country in a Model A preview

Great job on music, camera work and editing. You're off to a great start!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,041
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Itís getting harder to drive my A

I'm not that creaky yet, but I can tell you it's hard to drive for more than an hour in my Tudor. Something about the springs and positioning I just get achy/crampy from pressure or reduced blood...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,241
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Model A Town Car?

This. Many times it takes a while to find the right buyer, so lowering your price too soon is your loss. However as long as this has been on the market I think that time has passed. At this point...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Death of oldest liscensed flying pilot

I had the pleasure of meeting Paul Garber, curator of the Smithsonian years ago. His license was signed by Orville as well.

I hope I'm flying at 100!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Steering Lash Question.....Calling John Charlton

I don't quite follow the tip you reference. From a 2 tooth sector perspective, try adjusting the box first, the sector play, sector mesh, and check for steering shaft end play. Also look carefully...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,410
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Is this Model A or Model T?

Looks like a door sill plate to me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,045
Views: 137,214
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: tell a Model A related story

Kalamazoo, home to a very good aviation museum, lots of WWII era aircraft. Having flown a Lear 23, I'm now in the club where something I drove in its day is now in a museum. Kalamazoo also is the...
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