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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Re: Gas tank restoration

John,

Nice see you back on the Barn and starting another Model A project.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,449
Re: Supply chain woes

I donít know about ďdown underĒ but here in the States you can adopt then and your mouse and rat problems are solved. All you have to do is feed them in the morning and evening and theyíll hang...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,016
Re: Extended warrantee

Actually, I would tell them they screwed the guy they did the work for. They are either incompetent or crooks. I would tell them in either case, I donít want to deal with them.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,743
Re: Wrap the steering wheel with rope?

I checked the wheelskins website and they will make special sizes at no additional cost. All you have to do measure the diameter And circumference of the Steering wheel.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,743
Re: Wrap the steering wheel with rope?

Thatís what Iím talking about!

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,322
Re: Synthetic Oil for Model A

WHN,

Iím with you. Model Aís have probably taken a lot more abuse over the years than weíll even know.

I would only worry if I had just paid $4K or $5K to have the engine rebuilt.

David...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,743
Re: Wrap the steering wheel with rope?

Thatís why they have tops and side curtains for open cars!

Here in the Southwest they sell covers that you put on the steering wheel to keep it from getting hot in the sun. Itís not pleasant...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Re: Who makes F 150 T 170 transmission kits?

Rotor wrench,

Thanks for your very good summary of the differences between the T-170 and the T-5 transmissions.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Re: Good Start!

I think he was wearing the gloves because he was going to start the car with the crank.

He doesnít have the best technique, e.g., using both hands. I guess it works for him, until it doesnít! But...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Re: Who makes F 150 T 170 transmission kits?

Pardon my ignorance, but what is the difference between the F-150 T-170 and the T-5 transmission?

Can the adapter be used for both Transmissions?

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,507
Re: A parts supply stores Q.

Hardtimes,

The first time I went to C.W. Moss, about 6 years ago, I asked for a catalog and they gave me one that must have been published in the ‘70’s or ‘80’s. The guy said it was the same as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Re: 1928 Sparton Horn cover

Steve,

I’m not totally clear on what the question is, but the date of the patent of an invention normally precedes the date of manufacture. A company could start manufacturing an invention before...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 53,156
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Hardtimes,

Terry responded to me directly by e-mail and he answered my questions.

Thanks,

David
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,496
Re: Goodbye my Friend

Here we go again!

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 53,156
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

I’m on the list but I haven’t heard anything about when to pay, who to pay and the specific amount.

Are there enough kits being shipped to the U.S. for everyone on the list?

In addition,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Re: Repro 1930-31 Front Fenders

Thanks JW. I notice that a lot of those restoration programs on TV point out that most aftermarket sheet metal is rarely a bolt-on situation. Most after market stuff has to be massaged to fit.

I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Re: Repro 1930-31 Front Fenders

I bought some Fenders for my ‘30 Roadster from Brookville but haven’t put them on yet. Does anyone know if they are a problem also?

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,209
Re: Engine Oil

Ted,

Did you mean “used” motor oil, like in the old days! ��

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Re: seat covers slip on type

I got some universal seat covers for the rear bench seat in my Toyota Highlander and another for the back seat of my Corolla when I was hauling my grand children to and from school. Can’t remember if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Re: aluminum radiators

Harry,

i looked at a couple of aluminum radiators on E-Bay and they were mostly for 28 - 29 models. its hard to tell because the dimensions are in millimeters. I need one for my 30 Roadster, so I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,260
Re: Battery charger

I had the same experience with a Schumacher. Iíve also had a good experience with Deltran Battery Tenders.

I also have a 6V/12V battery charger and maintainer I bought at Sears many years ago. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,839
Re: Original Fan Belts...NOS

You should have set a reserve of $500!

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Re: (Yet Another) Electrical Question

ericr,

I forgot to shut off the ignition and my battery discharged. It was totally dead when I went back a week or so later. I had to buy a new battery and it started right up. I guess I was lucky...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,237
Re: Latest aluminum block.

Chris,

The only two benefits I can think of are: 1) the lower weight of the aluminum block, and 2) Aluminum conducts heat better than iron.

Tod can tell us what the difference is between the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,480
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