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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,743
Posted By Don S
Re: Wrap the steering wheel with rope?

I wet sanded my steering wheel with a very fine sand paper ,then scotchbrite pad and water to get a uniform mat finish . Spray your wheel with a satan urethane product from your local paint or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By Don S
Re: Shock ID

Ordsgt , , I have had the same set of shocks on my car since the early eighties. They have been ok and still don't leak .The curiosity for me was the 2 piece needle valve . Not sure how it works ,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,589
Posted By Don S
Re: A question for old guys

I feel badly for those of you that are challenged in one way or another. Working on our cars is part of who we are, to only be able to look at them would be dissapointing,and potentially not reason...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,675
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: 723
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: 723
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: 723
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: 723
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: 723
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: 723
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: 414
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: 1,458
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: 1,267
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: 9,241
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: 9,241
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: 7,016
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: 1,320
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: 1,115
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: 1,115
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: 778
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: 5,089
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: 3,136
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: 866
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: 866
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: 866
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...
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