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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,303
Posted By TerryH
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

I have the heavier Town Sedan, so I added the 5.5 HC head the same time as the Mitchell was installed (this was before the newer 6.0 heads were available). I think this makes a great combination if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,303
Posted By TerryH
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

Regarding having 33% OD with stock 3.78 rear end: most folks seem to agree that is too tall for most cars unless you have a souped up engine. I have a heavier Town Sedan, with a 5.5 head and stock...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,303
Posted By TerryH
Re: Mitchell Overdrive

I’ve had a Mitchell in my Town Sedan for 15 years now, and just love it. It is a must for freeway driving here in S. California, where I go 55-60 very nicely. But I also use it all the time on our...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,541
Posted By TerryH
Re: A question for old guys

I’m 76 now, and the past few years developed arthritis in my hips and lower back, which has really slowed me down and made doing even minor maintenance a very difficult proposition. I worry about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,204
Posted By TerryH
Re: New Manufactured Zenith Carburators

Bert’s also sells re-built and tested originals....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 03:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By TerryH
Re: Restoration of Markings on a Fuel Gauge

I think there are “fuel-proof” paints you could use. Others will chime in....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,362
Posted By TerryH
Re: 2-3 Shift Point Speed

Mine also likes the spark advance set about 3/4 of the way down, and on our busy surface streets here in S. California I shift from 2nd to 3rd at around 20 mph. Even though you can shift at 15 mph,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,520
Posted By TerryH
Re: Determining Model A Gas Mileage

I have a Town Sedan, HC head, stock tires, and a Mitchell od. Freeway driving on tours, at 60 mph, yields about 21 mpg. It town, with lots of stop and go, it drops down to around 14. I’ve found it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,222
Posted By TerryH
Re: Does your Model A overheat ?

Mine overheated once, coming back from Yosemite, over the Grapevine at 5,000’, on a hot day. After getting home, Tom Endy advised pulling the radiator and having it properly rodded. The man that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By TerryH
Re: Ford Model A engine noise

If one of the engine pan attachments breaks, the loose edge can make quite a high pitched, loud noise. Had that happen on my A, and Tom Endy diagnosed it and helped with a fix.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,044
Posted By TerryH
Re: Night ride

It does get a bit better with time, after you get used to it, but can be very distracting at first!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,842
Posted By TerryH
Re: AAA for breakdowns in antique?

I had a failed timing gear a few years ago......they came with a flatbed and hauled my A to our local mechanic. Also had to use AAA last December for an accident with our modern car.....nothing but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,915
Posted By TerryH
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

I have a Mitchell in my 1930 Town Sedan and it cruises nicely at 55 mph., but it is also wonderful to drive it on surface streets at 45 in OD....it is so quiet and almost serene....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,384
Posted By TerryH
Re: A Lazy Sunday Drive in a Model A

Nicely done......fun watching it! Do you use a program to give it that “vintage” look?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,265
Posted By TerryH
Re: Zenith Carb Leak Puzzle

I bought a properly re-built and road tested carb years ago from Chris Pelikan in Colorado, and it has always worked perfectly. Never leaks, whether I turn the fuel shut off or not....sometimes I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,115
Posted By TerryH
Re: Rusty Coolant

I live in S. California and have had my Model A for 15 years. I have no need for anti-freeze, but do run water and anti-rust additive. Have no rust at all....it works great, but you cannot run...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,074
Posted By TerryH
Re: I made my 75 Birthday - Hooray

Happy birthday & welcome to the 75 club. I still enjoy driving my A several times a week.....had her for 15 years now.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By TerryH
Re: Timing gear

I had a new laminated gear installed a couple of years ago. At 75 and driving about 1,000 miles a year I feel pretty confident. I know many like the aluminum ones, but our very experienced local...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,323
Posted By TerryH
Re: 1930 Roadster on ebay. Thoughts please.

Iím from California and bought a Model A from a chap in New York. There are no pink slips for cars of that vintage in NY. It had some type of Title and a registration. A good friend told me to go...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,571
Posted By TerryH
Re: Ford from Holland

I also want to welcome you here....lots of great information, help, and advise when you need it. Your car looks very nice & glad to hear you are driving it. Fordors are very nice, comfortable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,905
Posted By TerryH
Re: Renumbering question

It would be interesting to know how many Model A’s today have their original engine still in them, vs restored or re- built A’s that have another engine, but matching numbers. I bought my A restored...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,597
Posted By TerryH
Re: Help diagnosing engine knock

I also had a faint knocking sound that none of my Model A friends or I could identify. It ended up being a fiber timing gear going bad, which eventually failed. New gear installed and the noise...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By TerryH
Re: 1930-31 fan shroud ?

They were not included on the 1930 & 1931 Model A’s. I think by then they concluded they were unnecessary.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
Posted By TerryH
Re: Lightened Flywheel

I had a lightened flywheel and V-8 clutch installed about 14 years ago, along with the 5.5 head. Someone mentioned to me not to do it....it would ruin the Model A, it wouldn’t idle, it wouldn’t...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,566
Posted By TerryH
Re: passenger tires

I also have a Goodyear, and have been very happy with ride, handling, and wear....plus they just look great on a Model A!
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