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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By fried okra
October Street Rods Meet

Knoxville, Tennessee.....October 2,3, and 4......think any Model A's be there?

https://www.visitknoxville.com/event/annual-street-rod-nationals-south/8270/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By fried okra
Re: Timing gear

Fiber gears on Pontiacs in the late sixties used to fail.....I know that :(
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By fried okra
Re: About oils

My 2019 Porsche Macan calls for 0w-20 oil in the USA and for 5w-30 oil in other markets.

I am thinking the manufacturers now are calling for oil grades to give them a slightly better CAFE...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By fried okra
Re: Tire Questions

I'm thinking whether to buy radial tires or not is the key issue these days.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,891
Posted By fried okra
Re: What are some of the counter intuitive things you have learned about a Model A?

Thanks, Brent....I am guessing "1/2-way advanced on the quadrant" is with the spark lever at about 9 o'clock.

And fully advanced is with the lever at about 8 o'clock.

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,891
Posted By fried okra
Re: What are some of the counter intuitive things you have learned about a Model A?

Brent....so what spark advance lever setting do you suggest to prevent overheating?

thx,
fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,205
Posted By fried okra
Re: Model A Working in 2020

Yep, just like it was done years ago, or so I've heard :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By fried okra
Re: Who Lives near Roanoke, VA?

It was so sad to see the Doughton Park Lodge and restaurant on the Blue Ridge Parkway close some years back. One of the nicest places on earth.

Hopefully they will reopen sometime.

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By fried okra
Re: Who Lives near Roanoke, VA?

I used to live in the commonwealth of vaginya.....but the personal property tax on automobiles and trucks, and cycles, and boats made me move outta state.

Love the Blue Ridge Parkway though :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 35,518
Posted By fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,418
Posted By fried okra
Re: Is this rumour correct?

I enjoy both magazines and look forward to them each month.

Would hate to see either organization go by the wayside.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,205
Posted By fried okra
Re: Our Friend, Shadetree - Medical Issues

Shadetree, hopefully the warm spring sun now will help with any ailments!

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,361
Posted By fried okra
Re: Painting whitewalls black

Thanks group, I will check into the Miller Tire paint, Dupont #7, and Flex Seal for a near term solution.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,800
Posted By fried okra
Re: Virus time off from school

And SW Virginia near the Blue Ridge Parkway is pretty country too!

fried okra
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,361
Posted By fried okra
Painting whitewalls black

My 1931 all black Tudor came to me with whitewall tires and almost white cream colored wheels. It also has dual fender mounted whitewall spares.

I am contemplating using tire black on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,871
Posted By fried okra
Re: Who designed the Model A engine ?

The torquey long stroke Model A Ford engine certainly gave it a feeling of low speed acceleration some of the more refined 6 cylinder cars didn't have.....IMHO.

Plus, I like the style of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 861
Posted By fried okra
Re: MAFCA Sticker

I put mine in the back window of my pickup truck.

But since the window is tinted, you can't really see it from the outside :(
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By fried okra
Under the running board mat

My '31 Tudor is basically a rust free survivor car but was used as a tourer in recent decades. I view it as a nice fair weather driver, but not trying to win any shows with it though.

The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By fried okra
Re: Dipstick for Tremec T170 Transmission

No drain plug on these as I understand.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By fried okra
Re: Corn Head grease source(s)

Are you guys just using the Corn Head grease for the steering boxes?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By fried okra
Re: brake pedal return spring mounting

Gary, I would hope so but have not looked into that yet as was not aware that could be an underlying cause.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By fried okra
brake pedal return spring mounting

My fairly new to me '31 Tudor brake pedal does not return to the full off brake position such that the rear brake lamps stay lit unless I pull the pedal up with my foot while driving. I replaced...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By fried okra
Re: Whitewall tires

Wifey and I would like to find some movies with Model A's in them. We usually use Netflix but maybe there are other options.

Any Model A movie recommendations?

We've already watched Bonnie and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By fried okra
Re: Just a guy and his dog...

All dogs love to ride in cars and trucks :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,898
Posted By fried okra
Re: Model "A" Cars vs. Their Successors

My wife's Mercedes SUV had the transmission go out at 48,000 miles. Tough luck said Mercedes, you are past the 4 year warranty period. The old 5 speed automatic trans in Mercedes were smooth and...
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