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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,484
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

Only things I had to change for the Lion I were a longer spark control rod with a bend in the middle to clear the cooling fins and longer spark plug connectors.
Cut down two old rods and connected...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,466
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Opinion on European Classic Tires

So that puts me in a bad situation- do I believe the Lucas tires are problematic and pass on them or do I go ahead and get a set and risk spending $400+ for tires I will possibly be uhappy with.....
Forum: Model-A 05-04-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 65
Posted By Chris in WNC
Antique Repaint Manual (1972)

from Classic Motorbooks.
paint chips are not quite as accurate as 1991 MAFCA paint booklet,
but has lots of good information about prepping and spraying.

FREE, you pay postage.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,484
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Anyone run a Lion Head

I had a Lion head from the first batch sold.
It was a real runner.
'30 Tudor with a .125 over engine, B carb & intake and an Aires muffler.
Out on the highway I had to pay close attention to keep...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,466
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Opinion on European Classic Tires

Interesting.
I was on the brink of ordering a set of Lucas tires until I read this.
"Wandering" is my buggest complaint about Firestones so I do not want any more of that.

Now it's back to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,466
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Opinion on European Classic Tires

"porta-walls" had them on my '59 Chevy in the 60s.

Have had about 40 cars since and the only one with whitewalls was the '37 Plymouth.

I'm well known for my dislike of whitewalls on Model As...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 961
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Sitting engine - ATF?

An article in the Restorer magazine Mar-Apr 2002 gives an excellent step-by-step procedure for leak-free pan gasket installation.

You don't give a location in your posting but if you are not in a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By Chris in WNC
Odd-ball 30 Pickup......

This picture popped up on FaceBook Marketplace tonight.

Looked like just another abandoned hotrod project until I noticed the back of the cab.
A Fordor sedan cut down to make the cab.
Hope if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,612
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Seafoam

just wondering- if your neighbor had put the SeaFoam in at the gas station before filling the tank, would it have mixed well enough with the gas to be OK?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,612
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Seafoam

Thanks for this info.
Our modern vehicles (2000 Ranger truck and 2016 Hyundai) occasionally sputter and run rough.
Since it is not a consistent problem I've assumed it was occasional tanks of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 141,884
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: tell a Model A related story

Have never been big on naming cars, although I did occasionally call my 59 Impala "the pink panther" (it was Cameo Coral which looked sort of pinkish).
Also had a 64 Rambler wagon I named "the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: How often does a Model A have a need for a tow truck?

sheared rivets in the clutch disc, at national meet in Marquette.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Raccoon coat

Consider eBay or your favorite antique dealer.
My wife found a great old raccoon coat at an antique store a few years ago.
It's her favorite in very cold weather.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,772
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Greetings all - I'm a new owner

If you plan to drive it a lot, you will find a Tudor more practical than a Roadster.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,420
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: The new Burtz Mosel A engine

I stopped using Plastigauge many years ago.
the go/no-go method using aluminum foil is easier and I believe more accurate.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,819
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Longest trip you took in a Model A

We went to the MARC meet in Oshkosh WI for a week first then up to Marquette for the MAFCA meet.

While in Marquette we had to pull the engine at the meet's repair tent and replace a broken clutch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Battery Move

battery needs removal so seldom that it would not be worth it to me to have it very much in the way on the firewall.
previous owner installed a disconnect switch which I like very much.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,819
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Longest trip you took in a Model A

Longest trip was Asheville NC to Marquette MI.
2865 miles total.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,396
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Plug connector options?

when the late Roger Kauffman was driving from OH to CA in the 1990s he lost a plug connecter somewhere out in the boonies.
He cut a length of barbed wire from a derilect fence row and fabricated a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,339
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

Granted I don't know too many of them, but Corvette and Beamer owners I have met tend to be very unpleasant people. j.m.h.o.

P.S. - Alice was almost 62 when we met, so just old, not very old. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,339
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

fun to drive, fun to tinker with, easy to get parts for.

and they are babe magnets.
my wife saw me driving my town sedan in the grocery store parking lot before we met and remembered it when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,550
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Steering Box 7 tooth vs 2 Tooth vs F100

I rebuilt 2-tooth boxes in my first two '30 Model As and was very satisfied.
Did learn on the first one that needle bearings are not needed and an unscrupulous machine shop will ream you out as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,172
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Brake Conundrum

you will have equal braking with less trouble using the mechanicals.

find a local Model A mentor who does their own mechanical work to guide you.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,060
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Opinions on tires wanted-

hey, Peyton-
How ya doing down there?
Cracking on the sides is why I'm replacing the current Firestones. They are probably 30 years old, came on the blue Tudor I bought from Hoop and I think he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 141,884
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: tell a Model A related story

Intercourse PA is just a few miles from Blue Ball PA, which is frequently mis-stated as "Blue Balls".
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