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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2021, 01:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,173
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Leaky Tire

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I am running inner tubes that were purchased from Snyder's forty years ago and they have been used in three sets of tires which I have warn out. No need to change to new tubes when changing tires.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Ford "steel-spoke" wheels vs. regular wire wheels

I can't quite wrap my head around the statement that mechanical spoke wheels carry only half the load of welded spoke wheels.thus are prone to early fatigue.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: What Exactly Is The Crud Jamming Our Gas Tanks?

Or it could be the gas tank sealers that were sold twenty to thirty ago that are now breaking down and turning in a black tar like goo. I have seen this before on other people's cars.
I will never...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 01:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,243
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Problems "A" New Owner May Encounter

Turn the little brass thing on oil pan if oil runs out kinda slow you add more oil
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: roof kits

I quit Macs years ago when they decided to carry parts for most every auto. You can't be the best at everything so I only order from companys that specialize in the auto I'm working with.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 01:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: installing a front crossmember

I suggest you heat the rivets before trying to set them. They should not be peen cold.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 01:39 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,064
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: 16" Wheels

I just had to try the 16 inch with Firestone white walls after one season I went back to my original 19 inch with Diamond tread. I didn't care for the look.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,661
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Question ????

We were on tour a few years ago in Yellowstone Park when a fire started in a Model A. The foot starter rod did not have a jam nut attached holding the rod into the starter . The rod came loose...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Finishing the Belt Rail on 68C Cabriolet

Just a little advice,before you bolt the belt rail solid confirm that your doors are closing the way you want.
The belt rail can sometimes spread the sides of the body in and out which can change...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Clutch pressure plate New or Reconditioned?

I spoke with Steve owner of Bert's last year with the same question ( new or rebuilt) he informed me his rebuilder was no longer and only had new clutches. Perhaps Steve will post with updated...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,359
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Boy, does this hit close to home

You have to love a woman who will let you love your old cars.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 01:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 22,451
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Dumbest Reproduction Parts

When I first started in model As Rick was all I new.
When I found my first Snyder catalog and placed an order I was in heaven when I saw the difference in quality.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,506
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: My friend Kenís Model A -V8

I visited a Model A friend just last week who is attempting to put a V-12 Lincoln in a 31 Victoria. He was in the process of adding the extra 13 inches to the frame. Knowing my friend he will get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,599
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: 1929 Fordor Briggs Running Again

I once brought back to life a 1912 original unrestored Model T that had sat for many years. After doing all the regular work it started and ran for a short time then quit. Turned out that mice had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,218
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Soldering and Nickel Plating

I have used silver solder in the past and then chrome plating process. Had to repair a set of lando arms so the extra cost was worth it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2020, 12:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Fulton

I have had several model t fords and not one had a foot feed for it was on the column.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,621
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Which Model A for a coast to coast trip?

I have driven my Town Sedan almost coast to coast before but the would no longer go again. It was great fun but we were younger.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2020, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,209
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: 1929 Model A Briggs body pickup, fun trip to Chick-Fili-A

This story reminds me of when my fourth grade daughter had me take our car to school for her show and tell. Teacher brought the whole class out and one by one the kids all took a turn sitting behind...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: tie rod

I just crank the wheel all the way to one side and you can unscrew the end plug on the rod. The turn the othe wheel the full other way and remove the other plug. You can then remove the toe rod from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2020, 01:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Front Main Spring

I also have a 1959 Triumph TR3 and the original service manual states use the drain oil after each oil change to paint the leaf springs. I don't think the meant using all five quarts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,673
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Engine pans

I have had engine pans on my sedan almost 40 years and never had a problem with them breaking. I was lucky and found original ford plans and had them powder coated black.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,176
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Front motor mount fixed!

Synchro to stop the squeaking open up the center hole a little bit for clearance and put a little grease around the hole.
The Service manual shows a change in this flat spring.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 01:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,854
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Non-Authentic Paint Colors & Schemes

I feel Edsel changed Henry's mind on this paint colors and more.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,598
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Heater

Most heaters I have seen require cutting the hole in the firewall.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,598
Posted By RandyinUtah
Re: Primer for YOM plates

You should be fine but try and use the same manufacture for the top coat of paint . Read the labels on the can for the correct time between coats.
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