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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 12:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,660
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Serial number size

If the engine number is the same as on the title, WHY would any officer ask about it in the first place? Does California assume that everybody is a car thief? Also if you are replacing the engine,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,522
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Conversion to 12 volt system

And don't worry about whether the 6-volt wiring is good enough for 12-volt. The 6-volt wiring is heavier because it has to carry more amps so it will have no problem with 12-volt at 1/2 the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,597
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Question Earthquake

Earthquake in NW North Carolina today, 5.1, almost in Brent Terry's backyard. The Model A's were probably rocking but they are used to that. I hope Brent didn't have any damage in his new shop.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,290
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,567
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: OT: "An Alternator is a Battery Maintainer, -NOT a Battery Charger."

Thanks for the info, Purdy. So we don't have to put a GM alternator on the engine if we want 12 Volts, just a battery! And the FP regulator, of course!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,567
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: OT: "An Alternator is a Battery Maintainer, -NOT a Battery Charger."

Can a 6-Volt voltage regulator from the 40's be used on a stock Model A Ford 3-brush generator without modifications?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,700
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Model A 350/350 Virus

That conversion sounds wise but sad. I think if there is a diesel whine instead of a choo-choo with smoke the joy will be gone.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,700
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Model A 350/350 Virus

I guess I don't agree that it makes my Model A worth more. The markets for antique vs modified are very different. From what I see, the market for a Model A tops out at about $15,000. You can find...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,700
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Model A 350/350 Virus

".....an SBC is cheaper, more available, with lots of after market parts, it's cheaper, lighter, smaller, so fits in an A frame much easier, and has been done a thousand times already, so lot's of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,700
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Model A 350/350 Virus

Because they wouldn't let us use SOB C ..... ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,700
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Model A 350/350 Virus

It all comes down to character. The Model A Ford has a character in the way it rides, handles, motor performance, exhaust sound, ahooga, spring squeaks, other rattles, all of which put together...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,700
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Model A 350/350 Virus

I saw a Model A in distress yesterday. It looked so sad. It's headlights were drooping and it's tires were all swelled up around some round aluminum things.
There was a "crate" something hanging...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-24-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Steering Box Ford 1949 sedan

WOW! Two guys' located close by each other in Sweden make contact through a guy in USA to solve antique car parts and repair problem!
You can't beat modern tech!
Way to go, FORDBARN !!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,044
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Preferred Vendor for parts?

For me, location is important. Being in a small town in southern Minnesota if I order from most suppliers the package gets transferred from truck to truck five or six times enroute. That means the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-16-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,647
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Mice eliminator

Yes! Mice do not like light. I also have a "light rope" with LEDs inside it like you would use for holiday decorations and string that along the floor inside of the overhead garage doors. That...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 02-14-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 726
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: 1957 Ford F100 made from F600

Nice! I was not sure of those front fenders at first but now I really like them. Retaining the original flare has added a "flair" that was not there before. Cool.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-14-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,647
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Mice eliminator

And then have to find a way to keep the cat off the car? No thanks.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-13-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,647
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Mice eliminator

This is simple. First plug up all holes into the garage if you can. Where you can't plug them up, like at the end of an overhead door, place a plain old snapper trap up against the wall near the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,188
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: No way to treat a Model A

She is holding a baseball bat and wearing high heels. On top of a Model A. With the door open. It is obvious. She just chased a cameraman out of the car. Probably paparazzi.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,881
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Looking for exhaust port layout drawing

Cool. I like to use the aluminum sheet because the holes "don't move" if you have to use it again.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-23-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,881
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Looking for exhaust port layout drawing

You can easily make a template that will last longer if you use thin aluminum flashing sheet, a ball peen hammer and a gasket hole punch. Punch a hole in the flashing at one end first and use that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,244
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: Ok, I've got a question for the Northerners....long.

Minnesota is currently -4 and snow on the way. The Model A works great in snow, don't need to go to Florida.
Here is what you do instead. Take that Florida money and use it to put heat, water and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,546
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: #6 Flag Ring Wire Terminals

Everything electronic at www.digikey.com
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-27-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,903
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-27-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,903
Posted By Cool Hand Lurker
Re: 1959 F100 motor mount

Here is why the frame was so weak. When the prior owner modified the front cross member it created BIG problems with the strength of the frame. So big that I will not try to drive it without some...
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