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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: new member here-new to me 29 A pickup

Classic Wood in N. Carolina has the wood you need. Best to get it on order, sometimes they do not have it in stock.
Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Don Bivens Arrangements

I may or may not have met Don. I live a few miles from Grandview Cemetery in Maryville, TN and several friend have been interred there. What is the connection between Don and Maryville?


Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,474
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Ford Script Battery

Very interesting video posted by Brent Terry about re-manufacturing batteries. This is my experience from the early 60's at National Lead Company in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. I was working in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Question Counterbalanced Crank with a harmonic balancer

There is another thread on the harmonic balancer from New Zealand. I do not want to hijack that thread so I started this one.


I have 2 engines that have counterbalanced cranks and they do not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,410
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: 16" Wheels

Chris Haynes had his 16 inch wheels widened 1.5 inches. Does anyone know how this is done and can they recommend anyone to do it? I am in Tennessee.
Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,259
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: First Time Tire Change

If you have an old tube, cut it into a few pieces approximately 4 in by 6 in and use them to keep from harming the rim paint. There is a potion called "Rubber Lube". The tire shops have it and it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,114
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Trailer hitch

See Post #34. The trailer hitch on my 30 Tudor is a Reese Omni II, #88001. It is 3500 lb rated and has a 1 1/8 inch receiver. It bolts to the bumper brackets that are bolted to the frame and body....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,114
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Trailer hitch

I put a hitch on my 30 Tudor. It was a brand name out of a box from Advance Auto. I will find the brand and part number later. It cost approximately $130 10 years ago. Two people were needed to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,337
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Aluminum radiator

Look into Berg's Radiator in Bluford, Illinois. I have had good experience with them over the years. Also good experience with the shop in Algonquin, Illinois.


Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,484
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: What Defines Over-Revving The Model A's Engine

Some years ago Terry Burtz said that he was going to design his new engine to put out at least 100 HP at a significantly higher RPM than the usual 2200. He will be doing this with as counterweighted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,885
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Smile Re: Painting whitewalls black

A few years ago I saved a friend who had the same problem as you some money. Take the tires off the rims and reverse them with the whitewalls on the inside.


Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Need Photos and Suggestions

A few weeks ago I purchased a pair of outside locking door handles. They had identical keys. It was easy to install the passenger side one. I had to cut off approximately 3/8 inch off the end of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Steering column lengths

Look in one of the major suppliers catalogs. They sell five different length horn rods. Translate this to the steering shaft that you need.
Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Question Headliner Installation Question

I am getting ready to install a new headliner in my 31 Coupe. I recently purchased 17 ft of hard rubber 1/8 in thick x 1 in approximately from Mac's. A few years ago I purchased 16 ft of a canvas...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Question 31 Coupe Interior - Sound Insulation

After many years I am starting to put the interior from Lee Chatterton in my Coupe. I got a roll of double aluminum sided sound deadener and cut it to fit inside the cowl panels and the panels next...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Question Installing Interior in 31 Coupe

I have a 31 Coupe that has been sitting for at least 8 years. I purchased a complete interior that has been sitting in a box for at least 5 years. The seat is complete leather covered waiting for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,992
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Proper License Plate??

18 years ago I moved from IL to TN. I have a 29 Model A Pickup with a 29 IL plate and I wanted a 29 TN truck plate. I went to several license plate shows and the cheapest 29 TN truck plate that I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Temporary Sealant/Caulk

I found Dap "Seal & Peel" for $6.99 on Ace Hardware site but could not order it yet. I need to call the local store when they open tomorrow.
Thanks for the help.
Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Question Temporary Sealant/Caulk

Does anyone know of a sealant that can be removed without destroying the parts that it is applied to? I want to use it on the underneath of the doors and other places and a few places in the house....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Powerhouse generator armature restoration

Brent
A friend needs a powerhouse armature rewound. He sent the whole generator to Colorado. That guy found a person in Washington who could rewind them. It is in Washington now. I will have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,577
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Question Fan and Water Pump power consumption?

Has there been anything written about the Model A fan and water pump power consumption? I am trying to look into how modifications might increase the available power.


Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,304
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: LED Head Lamp Upgrade

CarlG:
I see that you have reflectors that are "designed" for Halogen bulbs. What are they and where did you get them?


Vic
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,282
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Question Mitchell Overdrive - Shifter Modification

I recall reading on FB some time ago that Mitchell was offering a modification where they replace the second shifter with something else to remove the lever. I cannot find the post. Does anyone...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By Vic in E-TN
Re: Whatever Happened to a New Block Production?

I have not heard anything lately. Tod Buttermore was the one that was making the new blocks. I read that he cast several blocks which were close copies of the original blocks. Apparently he...
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