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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Diesel Conversion

very interesting and attractive conversion, but I had to cringe a little when I saw holes drilled in the rear fenders to attach mudflaps.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Gas Tank Sealer

or find a shop that can open it up, sandblast it and weld back together like Brent Terry has done....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Gas Tank Sealer

none. just find a clean tank and swap it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: How to test a Rex-a-co temp gauge?

looking for a 230 degree gauge as opposed to a 265.
those seem to be the only 2 options in the SW catalog.

many of the gauges listed on line have excessively long capilary tubes, so hope to find...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Chris in WNC
How to test a Rex-a-co temp gauge?

Oil gauge question below leads me to confirm my ideas on testing a temp gauge.

My plan is to remove it, make certain the capilary tube is not kinked, put the bulb in boiling water and see if it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: converting to 1970 v8 points for model a

agree with Bob Bionde.
never any problems with original type points here.
30 years ago I fooled around with modern points and wireless lower plate.
more trouble than they were worth.
lots of long...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By Chris in WNC
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,165
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: We want our "A"

the driveway in the picture above is not steep, even by flatlander standards;
definitely not steep by mountain standards.

when we were house-shopping I DQed some for bizarrely steep driveways.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,109
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Crazy temp gauge idea

may be antiquated but it's what we understand and are familiar with.
when the doctor's scale reads kilos I remind them what country we are in....

we've already lost the battle with metric bolts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,997
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Old sayings

more Yogi-isms:
"nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded"
"I didnt really say everything I said"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Remove this bolt?

and not much of a lube, either.
in about 30 days it will gum up like glue.....
have a couple cans in my shop but they were freebies.
I would never spend money on the stuff.
totally overrated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,109
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Crazy temp gauge idea

I love having a temp gauge in my A, but your idea seems way too complicated because of both the electrical gauge and the 12v.
more things to go wrong.
non-electrical gauge from Brattons is only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,953
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Signs, back in the day

1970s Tampa, the older neighborhoods had those same concrete sign posts.
I loved them.

1990s Jacksonville FL there were a very small number of them still remaining in old neighborhoods.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,075
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: 2021 plans for your Model A

thanks.
the paint was too shiny to suit me originally, then the interim owner had it repainted.
my fault for letting it go.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Possible gas leak

rubber (or neoprene?) gaskets were sold at one time but tended to leak quickly.
cork with a little Permatex is your friend here.
borrow or buy the special tool set to remove the gauge parts, it's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 823
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Where do I go from here??

Good advice throughout this thread.
Remember these cars survived decades without being garaged.
If your insurance carrier will allow you to keep it under a carport (Hagerty won't) that should be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,104
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Trailering 28 Model A Phaeton

putting a tarp over it at any speed risks damaging the paint.
be careful.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,075
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: 2021 plans for your Model A

Since we unwisely sold the car in 2013, I have a few issues to resolve now that we have gotten it back.
1- get to the bottom of a highway overheating issue- maybe put back the original radiator the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,021
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: New Manufactured Zenith Carburators

best Zenith "A" carb I ever had was a rebuild from Berts.
$200 exchange about 10 years ago.
Our unrestored 31 Coupe would not run worth a hoot until I put the Bert's rebuild on.

now running a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,294
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: What is this on my Model A firewall?

now I want one of those "cattle call" horns shown on the JCWhitney page above.
Had one on a 1983 motor home we sold last year.
Cannot imagine why I did not keep it.......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,429
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: How Many 2020 Miles Did You Drive

418 miles since re-purchasing the Town Sedan at the end of September.

I promise to do better this year.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,429
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: How Many 2020 Miles Did You Drive

JNR1967-
modifications you have so far are worthwhile for your purposes,
but the juice brakes will be a time/money-consuming disappointment.
spend it instead making the mechanicals 100% with...
Forum: Model-A 12-30-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By Chris in WNC
1931 North Carolina license plate wanted

prefer a legible original but will consider a good repaint.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,660
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Never Tried To Restore

Babbitt bearings & shock absorbers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By Chris in WNC
Re: Coupe Window Replacement

If your upholstery is reasonably new, it will not be too difficult.

Replaced the quarter windows on an unrestored '31 Coupe about 10-15 years ago and the fragile original fabric and backing board...
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