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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
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Re: trickle charger


Crankster explained the difference in post #2 above.

If you want to keep your trickle charger hooked up to your battery for an extended period of time the best thing to do is put it on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Re: 1931 Model A Roadster WIW

See if you can drive a Model A before you buy one, especially since you are into muscle cars!

My wife wanted a Roadster so I bought a 1929 Roadster for her for Valentine’s Day 2014. The first...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 103,089
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.


Do you have a price or a rough estimate for the new cam?

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,469
Re: Model A Mechanic



David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Re: 19th Santa Maria All Ford show and Swap Meet

It’s a great car show with a surprising number of Model A’s and Model T’s as well as a good number of Fords from the 30’s and 40’s. There is a guy who brings his Model T with a Frontenac head. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,478
Re: You Tube Roadster Body Rebuild Series; from the Subrails Up!


I commend Casey for keeping a lot of us updated on his progress. The lack of posts does not mean people are not following this thread.

Itís not a problem for me, is it a problem for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,807
Re: Looking for commiseration

I’m with you. It’s your car, call it whatever makes sense to you.

Naming a car a female name is just an unwritten rule, like in Baseball that is made to be broken.

In my case, they are just a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Re: Pulling the Cylinder Head

Use the search function on You Tube to look up “Model A Cylinder Head”. There are a number of videos on the subject including three recent ones by Alexiskai0 who is a member and contributor here on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,389
Re: Leg room question


Bill was a frequent poster and a great resource on the Barn for many years. Unfortunately, Bill passed away some time ago.

I have a 29 Roadster and a 30 Roadster, and the 30 Roadster has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 944
Re: Key start

I donít remember. Iíll try it when I get home tomorrow.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 944
Re: Key start

I donít know, Iíve just been doing it for 7 years and it works for me and it starts on the first or second time I press the starter even after it sits for some time. I only press the starter for one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2021, 01:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 944
Re: Key start

I have a Zenith and I donít have to hold the choke open when I press the starter. I leave the GAV at 1/4 turn, pull the choke a couple of times before I press the starter and she starts up every...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Re: Nu-Rex Electronic Ignition Help

X2. I agree with Tudor that it is the quickest way to get it started.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,548
Re: Jim Brierely"s Book

I heard about Jimís book when I joined the Barn in 2014. Couldnít wait so I drove 30 miles down to Temecula to get it, and Jim gave me a tour of his cars which was a bonus.

My wifeís 30 Roadster...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,184
Re: Steering box grease?

Originally Posted by JKY View Post
We don't use grease. Opened a couple that had been greased and it was all caked around the casing and nothing was on the actual gears. Cornhead may be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Re: Model A gas guage !

Intelligent minds think alike!

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Re: Model A gas guage !

Hey H.T.,

Make your own stick. I would use the stick to see how much is the tank and mark it. Add 5 gallons and mark it. The difference between the two is approximately 1/2 a tank. From that you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2021, 03:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Re: 108 in Portland

We get those temp’s all the time in Inland Southern Cal. If it’s 100 to 110, we drive before 11 am and after 5 pm when it cools down to the low 90’s.

My wife and I grew up here when we didn’t...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,248
Re: Tom Wesenberg


When you make statements like that on a public forum you should also state where you got the information. How do you know what his assets are? How do you know what his net worth is,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Re: Thought I had it!

The above comments are all good. Also make sure you have the spark lever about half way down after you start the car. I’ve forgotten to do that myself.

The previous owner of my car told me his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Re: NO starter? NO hill? Here's "Plan C" in 45 seconds

Some of us (me included) are at that age where itís easy to forget.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,478
Re: You Tube Roadster Body Rebuild Series; from the Subrails Up!

Been following your video’s because I have a 30 Roadster project. Very impressed with your work.

Two questions:

1. Did you build a special table to rest the body on?

2. The body looks very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,519
Re: Upcoming swap meets

Glad to see that the Long Beach Model T Club has scheduled its Swap Meet (lots of Model A parts also) for July 17 (
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Re: Open Car Question

You may be thinking of what Classtique ( https://www.classtiqueupholstery.com/images/PDF/2021/1928_to_31_Open_Car.pdf ) calls:

Door Protector Pad Set

This pad is laid over the top edge of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,723
Re: Muffler Question

Donít know about the quality of their mufflers, but I always remember the Midas commercial with thrifty New Englander in a Model A taking advantage of the Midas lifetime guarantee.
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