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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 488
Posted By WHN
Re: PCV valve good idea?

I have been driving Model A’s for 60 years.

I have never had one that did not mark it’s spot.

Rebuilt engine. Still left a couple of drops under the rear main each time I would park it.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,417
Posted By WHN
Re: Will there be any model As left?

Yes, the good ones will still be with us.

At some point even the best of antiques gets to the point that it’s time has come.

USS Constitution is less than 10 percent original.

Outside,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,271
Posted By WHN
Re: Title goes with Frame or Engine?

What if you had your old original engine replaced with a newly rebuilt one. The old original block had been done a couple of times and the newly rebuilt one was in much better overall condition.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By WHN
Re: Wandering

Drop the front end and check everything out. Not that big a job.

To me everything mentioned above is good advice but their all saying the same thing when you put the posts together. “It could be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By WHN
Re: undercoat running boards?

I would leave it as is. Definitely would not undercoat car now.

Undercoating is not for everyone.

Enjoy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By WHN
Re: undercoat running boards?

It was under coated before fenders and running boards were put back on.

Fenders and running boards were under coated off the car and than put on. I wanted all the bolts and nuts to not be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By WHN
Re: undercoat running boards?

Undercoating?

We did our 29 when it was apart 40 years ago. Still no rust anywhere under car today. No stone chips on underside of fenders or running boards.

Car has won many trophies at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By WHN
Re: Lower distributor shaft removal

I have used a long big screw driver. The screw driver head has to be big enough to fit snugly in slot on lower distributor shaft. Came right up. Maybe a little Marvel Mystery Oil down there to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,881
Posted By WHN
Re: 1930 Roadster on ebay. Thoughts please.

Is this like your neighbor just sold his house and got more for it than you think you could get for yours?

I’ve been in sales for over 40 years. My advise has always been to start high, you can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 681
Posted By WHN
Re: What type of Fan Blade do you recommend

You don’t want the old blade to break while the engine is running. Been there, done that.

I replaced with the two blade aluminum and also replaced the water pump with a leakless.

No problems...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By WHN
Re: Sport Coupe Fabric Top

Correct top is big $$$$$$$$.

We had one installed years back on our 1929 by Don’s in Cortland, New York. He was know for quality restoration interiors and tops.

Just guessing. Today I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,881
Posted By WHN
Re: 1930 Roadster on ebay. Thoughts please.

I would want to hear it run and see how it drives.

Just looking at the pictures, I think it could clean up nicely. If it were mine, that’s what I would do. Just a detailing.

Shipping is your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By WHN
Re: 90th birthday celebration

They both look great!

90 years old. That’s a mile stone.

Congratulations, your a lucky man.

Enjoy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 988
Posted By WHN
Re: Rain

I don’t let our 91 year old go out in the rain.

You never know what is going to happen.

Enjoy your weekend.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,276
Posted By WHN
Re: What is driving an A on snow/ice like? Can you add studs to A tyres?

1963 winter in Connecticut was the last time I drove a Model A in the snow.

I don’t remember ever having a problem getting around. Things were a lot different back than. Sand on roads not salt,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,251
Posted By WHN
Re: Save it or drive it

I think this is great advice for most owners. Having said that. We have a car that we have owned for over 40 years. I am to old to do the work that was done to it again. Now only drive it to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 827
Posted By WHN
Re: Zenith or Tillotson

Rebuilt or new Zenith, another problem area solved.

I learned this the hard way!

Enjoy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By WHN
Re: Car died, no start

Good advice. I like the out of gas. Been there, done that!

Enjoy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,555
Posted By WHN
Re: Renumbering question

On our 1929 Sport Coupe that we have had for over 40 years. The engine was replaced with a rebuilt in the late 70’s. No question was asked by the engine rebuilder, he ground down the old number on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By WHN
Re: Do YOU single-clutch ?

Double clutch going up or down the gears. Corners are a challenge, each one can be different.

After 60 years I still don’t get it right all the time. So far, have not lost a transmission.

I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,718
Posted By WHN
Re: Taking the plunge into Model A ownership!

I would just add to this good advise. That there are some states that do not title cars after a certain age. New York and Connecticut as an example. You would only get a bill of sale. Keep...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,718
Posted By WHN
Re: Taking the plunge into Model A ownership!

I would wait for a car that has had its running gear gone over. Front end, brakes, Springs, shocks, engine and trans.

I would want a safe driving car. You could end up paying $14,000.00 to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By WHN
Re: Need to purchase an outside rear view mirror for a 29 Tudor

Yes, fits tight, you do not have to use the little screws on the inside that one of the posts mentioned effected his paint.

Mounting bolt replaces hinge pin.

Put on drivers side top hinge. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By WHN
Re: Need to purchase an outside rear view mirror for a 29 Tudor

Just put a new one on our 29 Sport Coupe. Hinge type from Bert’s. Very happy with it.

Does not vibrate when driving.

I highly recommend.

Enjoy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By WHN
Re: 1930 Coupe front end shimmy

I agree that you have some real problems in that front end.

If it where mine, I would replace front axel, wishbone, and front spring. Than repair all the worn out parts, all of them.

You, I...
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