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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Chris in WNC
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,998
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: We want our "A"

the driveway in the picture above is not steep, even by flatlander standards;
definitely not steep by mountain standards.

when we were house-shopping I DQed some for bizarrely steep driveways.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,041
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Crazy temp gauge idea

may be antiquated but it's what we understand and are familiar with.
when the doctor's scale reads kilos I remind them what country we are in....

we've already lost the battle with metric bolts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,868
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Old sayings

more Yogi-isms:
"nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded"
"I didnt really say everything I said"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,064
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Remove this bolt?

and not much of a lube, either.
in about 30 days it will gum up like glue.....
have a couple cans in my shop but they were freebies.
I would never spend money on the stuff.
totally overrated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,041
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Crazy temp gauge idea

I love having a temp gauge in my A, but your idea seems way too complicated because of both the electrical gauge and the 12v.
more things to go wrong.
non-electrical gauge from Brattons is only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,788
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Signs, back in the day

1970s Tampa, the older neighborhoods had those same concrete sign posts.
I loved them.

1990s Jacksonville FL there were a very small number of them still remaining in old neighborhoods.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,003
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: 2021 plans for your Model A

thanks.
the paint was too shiny to suit me originally, then the interim owner had it repainted.
my fault for letting it go.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Possible gas leak

rubber (or neoprene?) gaskets were sold at one time but tended to leak quickly.
cork with a little Permatex is your friend here.
borrow or buy the special tool set to remove the gauge parts, it's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 758
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Where do I go from here??

Good advice throughout this thread.
Remember these cars survived decades without being garaged.
If your insurance carrier will allow you to keep it under a carport (Hagerty won't) that should be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,058
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Trailering ‘28 Model A Phaeton

putting a tarp over it at any speed risks damaging the paint.
be careful.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,003
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: 2021 plans for your Model A

Since we unwisely sold the car in 2013, I have a few issues to resolve now that we have gotten it back.
1- get to the bottom of a highway overheating issue- maybe put back the original radiator the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,958
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: New Manufactured Zenith Carburators

best Zenith "A" carb I ever had was a rebuild from Berts.
$200 exchange about 10 years ago.
Our unrestored 31 Coupe would not run worth a hoot until I put the Bert's rebuild on.

now running a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,255
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: What is this on my Model A firewall?

now I want one of those "cattle call" horns shown on the JCWhitney page above.
Had one on a 1983 motor home we sold last year.
Cannot imagine why I did not keep it.......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,361
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: How Many 2020 Miles Did You Drive

418 miles since re-purchasing the Town Sedan at the end of September.

I promise to do better this year.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,361
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: How Many 2020 Miles Did You Drive

JNR1967-
modifications you have so far are worthwhile for your purposes,
but the juice brakes will be a time/money-consuming disappointment.
spend it instead making the mechanicals 100% with...
Forum: Model-A 12-30-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 81
Posted By Chris in WNC
1931 North Carolina license plate wanted

prefer a legible original but will consider a good repaint.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,610
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Never Tried To Restore

Babbitt bearings & shock absorbers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Coupe Window Replacement

If your upholstery is reasonably new, it will not be too difficult.

Replaced the quarter windows on an unrestored '31 Coupe about 10-15 years ago and the fragile original fabric and backing board...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,585
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

".....but it seems like no one on this forum cares about something not stock..."

anything with 21" wheels and a flat four engine is close enough to interest me.
lots of difference between an "A"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,612
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: So, ...how many Model-As can actually do the 'Three S's reliably?

Our Town Sedan starts, stops and steers great.
As soon as I get new tires it will be ready for any and all long distance driving.

The majority of "restored" cars we see advertised are pretty...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,612
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: So, ...how many Model-As can actually do the 'Three S's reliably?

The difference between shocks / no shocks is night and day.
Once you have them properly rebuilt and installed you will wish you had not put it off....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,670
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Theft of original license plates - is this an issue?

yes, alexiskai...
when I sold our Model As in 2013-14 I also sold the 2 '31 NC plates I had used on them.
big mistake.
now that I have the Town Sedan back, I'm looking for a '31 NC plate and they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,160
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Can anyone share any information about the “birth” of this forum.

2010 date on profiles reflects the year Ryan took over from Shelly who started Fordbarn.
I was active several years before that.

also on the map was Ahogah.com, which I believe may still be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,342
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Model A Engine for Rebuild

long shot it may be rebuildable, but looks like yard art from here.....
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