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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
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Re: Engine Oil


Did you mean “used” motor oil, like in the old days! ��

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Re: seat covers slip on type

I got some universal seat covers for the rear bench seat in my Toyota Highlander and another for the back seat of my Corolla when I was hauling my grand children to and from school. Can’t remember if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Re: aluminum radiators


i looked at a couple of aluminum radiators on E-Bay and they were mostly for 28 - 29 models. its hard to tell because the dimensions are in millimeters. I need one for my 30 Roadster, so I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Re: Battery charger

I had the same experience with a Schumacher. Ive also had a good experience with Deltran Battery Tenders.

I also have a 6V/12V battery charger and maintainer I bought at Sears many years ago. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,555
Re: Original Fan Belts...NOS

You should have set a reserve of $500!

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Re: (Yet Another) Electrical Question


I forgot to shut off the ignition and my battery discharged. It was totally dead when I went back a week or so later. I had to buy a new battery and it started right up. I guess I was lucky...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,971
Re: Latest aluminum block.


The only two benefits I can think of are: 1) the lower weight of the aluminum block, and 2) Aluminum conducts heat better than iron.

Tod can tell us what the difference is between the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,330
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2020, 02:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,239
Re: Floorboard drawing for 1931 Ford with 1939 Transmission

Ruth & Russ/40,

Thanks for the very helpful information, and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and all the Barners.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,239
Re: Floorboard drawing for 1931 Ford with 1939 Transmission

Hey Russ,

What did you use to make your mat? I have looked at some rubber mat material at Lowe’s that might work.

I was thinking of making separate mats for the top and bottom boards so I can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,069
Talking Re: Rutherford Head

Wish this site had a like button!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,330
Re: 6 volt battery trickle charger & charger?

I bought a couple of cheap $20 “battery maintainers” at Walmart and they didn’t work. I left one on over night and the next morning there was an acid smell in the garage. I suspect it didn’t turn off...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,847
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)


Its been fun following this thread. Hope you are able to start your own thread. Good choice on the 28 cowl, I think Speedsters look best with the 28-29 cowl with the narrow radiator shield...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Re: Rear View Mirrors for 31 Deluxe Roadster

Thanks old31,

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Re: Rear View Mirrors for 31 Deluxe Roadster

I also have two stanchion mirrors on my ‘29 Roadster. My problem is that They won’t stay in place because of the vibration from the engine. This is probably due to crappy repops. The vibration also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,646
Talking Re: Is the MAC's auto parts Model A Ford Engine Stand Adapter necessary?


I bought the HF 2000 lb. Engine Hoist because it looked a lot sturdier than the 1000 lb. Hoist. I am thinking of buying the 1000 lb. engine stand but I notice the tiny wheels in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,328
Re: Brake kit

People in previous threads have suggested that it is wise to try them on the front brakes first.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,171
Re: Oil

Thanks JKR.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,171
Re: Oil

I recently bought a case (2 five quart jugs) of Kirkland 5W-30 Fully synthetic oil from Costco for $30. It should be fine for winter since my car doesn’t leak or use oil.

I noticed Costco also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,565
Re: Bill Williamson

Cindy, I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I’ve been on the Ford Barn for six years and always enjoyed his posts and stories. He will be missed.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,135
Re: t 5 tranmission


Did you buy a Tremec? What model and what gear ratios did you get?

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Re: Rebuilding the starter switch

Nice video Bob. You’re a man of man of many talents.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Re: Distributor Body Electrodes

Try it out and see what happens.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,389
Re: New member and project

The Central Coast is a great area. There are a couple of wineries in Creston.

We like to stay in SLO and drive to Cambria for Lunch or dinner at Robin’s Cafe and a slice of Pie at Linn’s...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,359
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

Hey Jim,

Never thought Id get medical advice on the Ford Barn, but Ill have to try that!

David Serrano
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