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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,597
Posted By Lona
Re: 28, 29 vs 30,31 What do you like any why?

To me, the 28-29's represent the end of an era where most cars looked like they were influenced by carriage design....... primitive, angular, with tall tires and a high stance..... no flowing lines. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,804
Posted By Lona
Re: Old sayings

From an old friend: Buzzard luck.....can't kill nothin & won't nothin die!

Glen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,263
Posted By Lona
Re: Signs, back in the day

My plumber dad used white gas for his pump-up blow torch. Claimed regular gas harder to light and wouldn't stay lit.

Glen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,566
Posted By Lona
Re: Patching Inner Tubes

I don't think today's glue patches hold a candle to the old hot patches......the ones with metal shells you clamped tightly over the hole in the tire and then lit a match to ignite the sulfur type...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By Lona
Re: Roadster windshield problems.

Seems like a lot of trouble to fix your stanchions so the windshield won't hit the gas cap. In reality, how often would you ride with the windshield down? You live in New Brunswick, Canada. I was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,960
Posted By Lona
Re: Carlisle

Look up the CDC site. If a person dies of cancer but also has covid when he dies, the death is recorded as a covid death, thus skewing the numbers of deaths caused by covid. Same if a person has any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,960
Posted By Lona
Re: Carlisle

Yes, the virus us real and it is scary. My wife and I take careful precautions. However, don't believe everything you read or hear on TV from media that has an agenda. You really don't know the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By Lona
Re: Purpose of dual points?

My '31 Chrysler with a six cylinder engine has a distributor with dual points. One set for three cylinders and one for the other three. Nothing complex about them and no special tools needed to set...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,734
Posted By Lona
Re: Posting this for a chuckle, unless you're grumpy, in which case you may hate it

If he included the tires and tubes and maybe a car to mount them on, it might be a good deal.

Glen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By Lona
Re: Fan blade

Why go through the trouble of checking the fan blade every time you drive the car which may have hairline cracks you can't see when there are other options including a new aluminum or plastic fan? I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By Lona
Re: Seatbelts in a Roadster

Stewgee,

What does the fact that it's a roadster have to do with not installing 3 point belts? Not a lot of extra effort to install the shoulder parts once you've started the project for the lap...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,569
Posted By Lona
Re: Put 3 point retractable seat belts in roadster

Jim,
As mentioned in the article, I bought the retractors, belts and hardware from Westcoperformance If you plan to use this kind of installation, I urge you to contact them to make absolutely sure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By Lona
Re: Fan blade

I like originality but with fan blades, I'll stay with plastic. I too discovered a cracked steel one before it let loose. Aluminum ones are probably ok but they were out of stock at all suppliers...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By Lona
Re: Seatbelts in a Roadster

Try this link:

www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=134748

Glen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By Lona
Re: Where to find Ethanol free gasoline in your area

For years, there was only one non-ethanol station in our area. Recently, two more were added so it looks like the restrictions have been lifted a bit or public pressure is gaining traction. There...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,567
Posted By Lona
Re: Model "A" Ford Clubs

I drove to high school in my '30 coupe but sold it when college came. Always wanted another "A" but life got in the way for 56 years. We bought our roadster 7 yrs ago when I was 74 and looked for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,249
Posted By Lona
Re: Do YOU single-clutch ?

I usually double clutch out of a habit I learned with my first Model A when I was 17. However, with our present roadster, I can single clutch or use no clutch at all.....need to listen to the engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,854
Posted By Lona
Re: Swirled Glass Shift Knobs

Thanks for all the replies. I was surprised to find the glass knobs were available in the 30's as I thought they were just a recent fad. I learn something new every day.

Glen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By Lona
Re: shocks

Congrats on getting your Vicky! If the car is new to you and needs fluid in the shocks, good chance the shocks are shot and will not hold oil. Suggest you try one at a time to make sure you don't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,854
Posted By Lona
Swirled Glass Shift Knobs

I often see Model A's and other vintage cars at shows with multicolored swirled glass shift knobs. If fact, my '31 Chrysler came with one when I bought it. I know these knobs were not factory stock...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,453
Posted By Lona
Re: When is a "Model A" no longer a "Model A"

I was at a show where one of the trophy categories was "oldest car". My '31 stock roadster lost to a '27 T bucket full rod. The only thing Model T about that car was the bucket. Even that could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,993
Posted By Lona
Re: Anyone Ever Built or Even Seen, An Original type Greasing Pit?

A fellow Peace Corps volunteer and I broke through a concrete floor and dug our own pit by hand while we were setting up a school for young mechanics in Chile in 1961. Used cement on the walls and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By Lona
Re: A Big Thanks to Mr. Endy

I second your feelings about Tom Endy. He has been an inspiration to many of us and we sincerely hope he does not tire of contributing his wisdom about our precious cars.

Glen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By Lona
Re: How to Start the Model "A" shown in 45 seconds

How did he hold the choke out when he was in the front of the car cranking? Also, I suspect fully retarded but how far down on the quadrant should the gas lever be when starting?

Glen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,250
Posted By Lona
Re: Seat Belt

Dave,
Another thanks for showing me how to make a link. I'll print your instructions for the next time I want to do that.

Glen
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