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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,204
Posted By juanvaldez
Re: Coronavirus vs "A" Drive

If you look at the Diamond Princess and USS Roosevelt, only 15 - 20% will likely get it even under the worst condition. Half of those will never even know they have it. On the Diamond Princess the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-30-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By juanvaldez
Forum: Model-A 04-25-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By juanvaldez
WTB 31 Roadster or Roadster pickup

I want a Model T but would settle for a Model A. I want an open car, two seater, so Roadster or Roadster pickup. I want a '31 because of no fuel tank leak issue. I want it to drive, not daily but not...
Forum: Model-T 04-24-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,334
Posted By juanvaldez
Re: WTB 1926 - 1927 Runabout

Bump. I have cash, a trail and ain't afraid of Covid-19.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,312
Posted By juanvaldez
Re: Can I run my A on White Lightning Moonshine?

You need more alcohol per volume of air to get the proper air/fuel ratio. Generally the jets in a carburetor designed for gasoline will be much too small. You can try to drill the jets out. Another...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,312
Posted By juanvaldez
Re: Can I run my A on White Lightning Moonshine?

You need more alcohol per volume of air to get the proper air/fuel ratio. Generally the jets in a carburetor designed for gasoline will be much too small. You can try to drill the jets out. Another...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 04-08-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,926
Posted By juanvaldez
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 04-03-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,926
Posted By juanvaldez
Re: Model T as a daily driver

Nothing is safe! Around 40,000 folks died on America's highways last year and I am guessing a Model T was not involved in any of them. I have a Lotus 7 as a daily driver, it ain't safe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,383
Posted By juanvaldez
Re: Finding TDC for leak-down test

Yep, put your thumb over the hole of the adaptor that screws into spark plug hole and turn crank until you feel pressure on #1. Apply some air, resistance will go away at TDC. Then apply full air...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,065
Posted By juanvaldez
Re: Virus time off from school

Have 'em read a few books for balance, Robinson Crusoe, Treasure Island, Swiss Family Robinson, Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Casino Royale.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 03-21-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By juanvaldez
Re: 1927 Model T

About settled on the 1926 - 1927 Runabout/roadster. I would go for a roadster pickup. I like the steel spoked wheels. Good running condition is more important than pristine looks. I need something...
Forum: Model-T 03-20-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,334
Posted By juanvaldez
WTB 1926 - 1927 Runabout

I'm looking for a 1926 - 1927 Model T Runabout, steel spoke wheels, mostly original. I'm not looking for a project or a museum piece. I want something I can register easily in TX and drive some. I...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 03-15-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By juanvaldez
Re: 1927 Model T

Thanks for the feedback, what I was looking for. I was hoping or a two seater/runabout/roadster.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 03-15-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By juanvaldez
1927 Model T

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1927-Ford-Model-T-Frame-off-Restoration-4-Cylinder/392722177333?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649


I've been watching this car on a couple of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,955
Posted By juanvaldez
Re: AvGas in the ford

The octane rating system has changed since the old days. The new method R + M / 2 averages research and motor octane and give a lower number. I think modern 93 is really around 100 by the old method....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,444
Posted By juanvaldez
Re: New guy seeking advice

Different Juan Valdez. They do grow some coffee in Mexico.


I need to make me a check list of all the things I need to check when I start seriously looking at Model As.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,444
Posted By juanvaldez
Re: New guy seeking advice

I was think about building up a spare engine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,234
Posted By juanvaldez
Re: exhaust manifold coating

Not Model A specific but I have used Jet Hot on motorcycle and car exhaust. It works very well and is very durable. It is also a little expensive. On something like a Model A exhaust manifold where...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,444
Posted By juanvaldez
Re: New guy seeking advice

Man, ton of good feedback! With my newfound knowledge I'm leaning toward '31 Coupe or Roadster. I haven't ruled out pickups. I'm going to try and go to one of the A functions in San Antonio and check...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,444
Posted By juanvaldez
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,444
Posted By juanvaldez
New guy seeking advice

I want a Model A. I want to use it as an almost daily driver. I want an all stock car just like it left the factory, no upgrades such as hydraulic brakes, 12v electrical system, etc. I am partial to...
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