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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-15-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,695
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Rust Oleum spray cans

I do a bit like "Dave55Sedan", bent a finish nail 90" and with a pair of vice grips , aim the can into my wastebasket & poke it till it sprays. I also built a spray can shaker: a piece of angle iron....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Help with a Mallory 11A

Bubbasignition.com has been rebuilding Mallorys for years, contact them.
Forum: Model-A 08-31-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 285
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
NOS first gear

Looking for a NOS first gear for my transmission.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,082
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: measure gap between rotor and plug posts in distributor cap

You might measure the distance between the opposing contacts in both caps to see if they are the same, might give you another reference point , once you have measured with the original cap.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Manifold

Sunnybrook Farm, I did the upside down/heating trick. I worked but didn't last. The manifold 's heating/cooling history cycle made it return to the warped position. Round filed it & bought a new one,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Dimensions of hood edge protektor

You might try and source some soft leather glove material, I've seen some very thin & flexible.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,805
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Boy, does this hit close to home

McMimmcs: I had to be REAL careful about the way I worded that statement! Yes, most people rolled they're eyes about it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: 6v driving lights

I have an S & M Lamp co. oval driving light on my pickup with a halogen 6 volt bulb. The pattern it throws is low & wide and is considerably longer than the stock headlights. It's actually better...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,805
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Boy, does this hit close to home

I'd sell my A in a heartbeat to keep my sweetie. She loves the A's as much as I do. Our first "date" was to overhaul the differential in her '31 coupe in my driveway! And it gets better every day.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: 1930 68B cabriolet seat

Thanks Bob, I've gone through all those and am now going through issues of the Cabriolet newsletters.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
1930 68B cabriolet seat

I am trying to figure out how to mount my non adjustable seat wood back to the package tray & floor pan. Unfortunately I am using repro parts so there are no existing holes or witness marks. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Mystic noise iside a rim?

Have 2 wheels like that. Drilled a 3/16 hole on the inside, tilted and rotated them till I could no longer hear anything. Got 3 oz. of rust from the edges of one & 2 1/2 from the other. Sprayed some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Pickup Leg Room Needed

Brookville Roadster makes an extended open cab for the A pickup but they lengthened the cab in the rear 1/4 panel behind the door, not the door. If they lengthened it in the door it would be easier...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Manifold/Muffler Joint

Per JoeCB & verdirick, I run an Aries muffler, orange RTV on the joint & wrap it with tinfoil and it works great.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,001
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Tips for shorter drivers

A quick & easy solution is to put a pillow behind her back till you figure out a more permanent way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Horn Rod

You can remove the gas tank /column lower bracket & loosen the steering box bolts on the frame enough to tilt the steering column out the driver's door to remove the horn/light switch rod w/o cutting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Model A ammeter

Model T ammeters had Ford script, A's did not.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,519
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Reducing Fumes and Noise

What is the item on the spark rod & the cover on the starter switch?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,751
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Good time to check your fan blades

In 1964 coming home from college in the Mojave Desert to Big Bear Lake about midnight in my1930 Fordor I heard a loud thump & emmdiate sever vibration. pulled over to look & found one of my four fan...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Burning Out Carbon in "The Model Garage"

I remember reading "Gus Wilson's Model Garage" and now have it on line to read when I feel like it. Really KOOL & some times relevent to today's driving.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-15-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,034
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: I am hiding in my garage from my wife

I see my hair cutter/friend every three months for my "1/4ly shearing" as he call it. I know it's time to get a haircut when my hair gets caught in the creeper wheels!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Water Outlet Casting Cracked

RTV is Ok but I prefer to use ULTRA BLACK sealer. it has more body & sticking power.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Emission Inspections

Had my '28 pickup tested on an old analyzer and it came up clean, they had to punch in 65 Mustang to get a reading from the computer. As long as it is tuned well it would pass the normal smog...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: windshieldModel A or other?

No but it looks like a good candidate to display a lot of dash plaques. I have two like it plus two sedan side window frames & two head & cowl light rims & a 29 chopped radiator shell to display my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Ray in La Mesa
Re: Cabriolet Top Fasteners

Yes, the Cabriolet Club is still very active. Their web # is www.thecabrioletclub.org.
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