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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,512
Re: Synthetic Oil for Model A

I can't argue with the advice you were given but most of you are doing your Model as a real disservice. You need to follow the motorcycle guys slogan from the 70's.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,242
Re: Temperature Gauge

When buying a water temperature gauge, look for as low a maximum temperature as possible, maybe 230*.

Look for a maximum needle swing, maybe 270*

You will now have a gauge with a broad usable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,433
Re: A question for old guys

Jim in Alabam, Jim Brierley and I are so close in age we were almost triplets.

Alabam is wrong about no Model A experts. Anyone 50 miles from home is an expert.
Brierley wrote the book and he is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 02:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,433
Re: A question for old guys

At 84 I get down and under. It's the getting up that is the problem.
I've found younger guys in the club are very helpful if you let them
you would like some help. They actually think they can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 01:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,124
Re: Thermostat update.

We all knew a thermostat would help you get it up. :D

Anaheim CA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Re: Cause of Blow By

Cape Codder,
You say you tried the sock trick and was told it isn't a good idea.
You got a lot of advice and what is causing the blow by. I don't think that is what you are asking.

Yes it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2020, 03:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Re: Gratitude


Anaheim CA

84th Birthday March 8, 21
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2020, 03:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,556
Re: Cool Running

Wouldn't we all love to have your problem?

I use a 160* thermostat from one of the Model A parts stores that is welded to a stainless steel tube. I drill out the two bypass holes to 1/4 " diameter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 02:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Talking Re: Rear axle change on 1929 AA truck .


I don't have any info on your AA rear end but just have to say it's good to see you post here on the barn. Us geezers just never know if each other is still able to do so. Will you be back...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,488
Talking Re: Rumble Seat Risk

Not the ideal safety measure, but when someone rides in my rumble seat, I tie the opening handle to the spare tire which is only inches apart when open.

Seat belts should be a must and the padding...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,444
Talking Re: 30 Tudor Upholstery Kit

What a pleasant surprise. Yes lets share a scotch. Maybe some of the other guys on here would like to join us.

Send me a round trip ticket :D

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 02:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Re: A and AA flywheel castings

I have always called that housing the bell housing which is bolted to the clutch or flywheel housing which has the mounting attachments to the frame.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,930
Re: Post or not?


No, you should NOT have posted here and now. What's next? Discount coupons for your products?

Am I the only person that sees a tawdry attempt to move to the front of the line?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 51,514
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Since there will be 5 cam bearings, it would be a shame not to use all 5. You might look into having a batch of billet blanks available for cam grinders.
Another profit center.

Anaheim CA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,324
Re: Bell housing

Its not the bell housing.

It's the shift lever

Don't remember exact details but there was a change in the shift lever somewhere between 28/29 and 30/31. All reproshift levers are the same so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,277
Re: Cam Choice

You will like Jiim's "C" grind cam. I do.

Never been accused of holding up traffic either.

Anaheim CA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 02:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Re: Piston orientation

1. Flat part up

2. Split toward cam
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 02:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,203
Re: Finding local A people

80 miles isn't that far to drive once. 1. Find out when the club meetings are and drive there Meet some new friends, exchange contact info etc. 2. Repeat at the other club meeting.

You will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 02:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Re: 12v amps gauge

Most alternators will put out at least 35 amps immediately after starting.
Install an aftermarket ammeter from Model A parts dealer with 30/30 reading.
They look just like the 20/20 original...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,541
Re: Main bearings Babbitt unusual

Don't turn it in your lathe, just polish it with crocus cloth if the journals are round
Forum: Model-A 08-08-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 304
Wanted: Aa truck throttle bracket assy

I'm ready to start the big boy and my throttle bracket assembly is for a car.
Need bracket specific for 28/29 AA truck. Perhaps a Pickup is the same.

This is the bracket you mount on the top of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Re: "Old Couple in the Model "T" Legend"

That's an interesting Corvan19 mask
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2020, 02:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,986
Re: New Tire Recommendation

I go for the best, Goodyear from Kelsey Tire the manufacturer. They are located in Missouri

Anaheim CA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,477
Re: new tubes-any of them any good?

I'm with Syncro. On a long trip around the USA years back, I started out with 5 new tires and the most beautiful tubes I have ever seen. They were thick black rubber made in Danmark.

One went...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,657
Re: Were "Suicde Doors" Really Dangerous?

"Back then" when your car wouldn't start, it was pretty common to open the driver door, push the car, jump in and "bump start" it. Not at all uncommon today if you can not recruit a couple of buddys...
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