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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,680
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: I'm not a Model A person

take heart.
there are a finite number of potential problems.
resolved correctly, each in turn, they should stay resolved.

you'll be glad you didn't sell.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,680
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: I'm not a Model A person

I have seen club members who didn't know which end of the wrench to grab learn quickly and become comfortable driving long distances by themselves.
You don't have to join a club but that is usually...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Good cover for Model A coupe?

closed car?
unless there's something seriously wrong with the top fabric, a few days outside will be no problem.
I usually keep ours outside Friday-Sunday as it is easier than squeezing it into my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Motor wheel hub cap

Hershey comes to mind.
maybe even eBay.

I'd like to see pictures, too!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Spark plug for driver, not show car.

ask the owner how concerned he/she is about appearance.
my car is strictly a driver but I like the look of 3X plugs better than any replacements, so am willing to pay the premium price.
a set will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,448
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: New Tires

If I get the whitewalls, I'll spray them with satin black Rustoleum before mounting inside.
Did that on a pair of 35 Chevy tires and it worked fine.

Just wondering if there is a rubber-specific...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,448
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: New Tires

If I get the whitewalls, I'll put some black satin Rustoleum on them before mounting them inside.

Did that with 35 Chevy and it worked OK.
Just wondering if there was a more rubber-specific paint...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Preferred way to get to pressure plate

When our clutch disc broke at the Marquette meet, Alice and I had the engine out at the repair tent in about 2 hours.
Total down time was less than 24 hours.
I've done both and would rather pull...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,448
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: New Tires

Is there black tire paint available to cover white sidewalls?
I may have an opportunity to get a good deal on some Goodyear whitewalls but will need to "correct " them if I do.......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,448
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: New Tires

Goodyear are the best bias ply tire available, but you will pay about $300 extra for 4.
Lucas and Universal both get good reviews.
I've never liked how Firestone tires drive on our cars.
confirm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Check your tires

ok.
it's your money.
seems someone you know should have 2 used 19" tires adequate for spares.
when I get my 4 new tires later this year, I will use my 2 best old ones for spares.
they are about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 892
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Check your tires

why 2 new spares?
I just use my two best old tires for spares.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Model A Club meetings

when I helped found the Jacksonville Model As, we established some basic rules based on our experiences with other clubs:

no meetings unless there was a shop session or tour.
this prevented it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Coupe body wood questions

I sure like the look of that "top".
if I were working on a hooptie like this, I'd want to leave it intact.
Maybe work from the inside to McGuyver header wood just good enough to support the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By Chris in WNC
Where is the Oxmobile? (custom '28 AA truck)

Found this interesting blurb on FaceBook today, so I thought it couldn't hurt to turn the FordBarn sleuths loose on this mystery:
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Replacement mounting/firewall nut for cast iron sediment bulb

been a few years sinsce I saw either one, but pretty certain the sediment bowl nut is bigger....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,140
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: A Code of Ethics for the National Model A Clubs

After reading this thread, I asked Alice what she would do with my car, spare parts and tools if I left this earth unexpectedly.
She gave me names of two friends she would call for advice and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,369
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Help identifying the vehicle

Bumper looks correct for AA as in judging standards......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Thread Avatar

just curious- what does FaceBook messages have to do with FordBarn settings?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Simmons head

that 4th Green Dragon spark plug might be a bugger to find......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Original Radiator Question

Bob, what am I missing?
the photo posted above appears to show wavy fins as the original radiators in my past had......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,511
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Radios

In 1997 I drove my Tudor from Jacksonville Florida to Dayton Ohio for a national meet.
Took a side trip to see an old Ohio friend.
When he looked the car over he asked "How can you drive this far...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,173
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: New guy and I have a weird question

The manifold heaters in my last 3 Model As have worked about 10x better than the heaters in my old VWs .......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 957
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Car wanders

"Not all who wander are lost...."
-J.R.R.Tolkien
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,173
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: New guy and I have a weird question

If you want a hot water heater, that's fine.
But my original question still stands:
Why open up an unnecessary can of worms converting to 12v when Snyders also sells a 6v heater?
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