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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,986
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: Ran when parked

Now that would be a cool display for the Model A museum. Display it under water in a big aquarium.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,679
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: 1934 Pietenpol with Model A engine

The MAFFI Model A Museum recently had a Pietenpol donated for display. I do not know any of the details. Maybe another poster can supply the details.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,614
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: Gordon Smith

Anyone interested in the Smith Motor Compressor Club that Dick Webber mentions above can contact me through fordbarn. I can send information about the club and how to join.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,235
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: Niagara blue light - any pictures ?

Niagara Blue should have been called Niagara Green. You will be "shocked" if you are expecting blue paint.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,578
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: First ride....died...help

Don't have anyone to crank it over so I can see if I'm getting spark, but the old girl still won't start. [/QUOTE]

Very simple for one person to crank over to check for spark. From passenger side...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: Fiddler and Fiddleheads Car Show 4-26-2014

I don't think so. They dropped the Friday hill climb several years ago.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,839
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: Model A sea trials

20 amp safety fuse is not heavy enough. Use a 30 amp fuse like the safety fuse holder was designed for.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By Richard Wilson
Fiddler and Fiddleheads Car Show 4-26-2014

The East TN MARC Fiddler and Fiddleheads Festival and Car Show at Farm House Galleries in Unicoi, TN is Saturday April 26. This annual show averages 50-75 cars, mostly Model A's. Bluegrass, gospel ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,749
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: Here's one for ya

Be careful with those newer ignition switches. They can short out to the gas tank as you found out. Worst case is when they weld them self to the gas tank and set the wiring on fire. We had this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: car Club Logo Badges

Pic for Tiny.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,397
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: Bend the gear shifter?

I helped a man bend his shifter by using two pipe wrenches, one held square just above the shift tower to keep pressure off the lower part of the shaft and forks and the second a little higher up the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: car Club Logo Badges

In my pre-computer days I designed a topper for one of my former clubs styled like the 20's and 30's tourist toppers. O'Brien Truckers cast these for me. Low minimum and reasonable pricing....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: A Club Magazines

I agree! The hobby is very lucky to have such amazing editors. There is a lot of work and time spent behind each magazine by all involved. Just think, every sixty days the editors have to start all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,401
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: Gas Tank Condition Go or No?

If you do not see any debris or flaking rust in the bottom you should be good to go. The brown color is probably the stained tank sealer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: Looking for a chrome plating co in SC/NC

This is a very good ideal for any painted 28-9 headlight bucket. There could be, and probably is, a good reason why they are painted.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,894
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: Mystery

Back in the 50's my little brother put a little crab apple in Dad's Model A gas tank. Drove dad crazy for about a month before he figured it out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,365
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: Clear Distrubutor Cap

Be careful! Don't forget the 1980's reproduction clear caps with Ford script. I keep this one in my touring tool box.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,377
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: Electronic Ignition Opinions Needed

If you buy one electronic ignition system go ahead and buy a second to have as a spare and carry it with you. There is NO roadside repair or adjustment on these units and no way that I know of to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,091
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: 30-31 Roadster project spotted on Craig's List

Note that this is located in Greenwood, SC. Hey Chris. I wonder if they would trade even for a 35 Chevy? :)

You need another Model A......spring is coming........I think!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,186
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: Suggestions wanted on testing an engine not on a frame

At a club meeting many years ago, we hung a Model A engine from a tree limb with a rope and fired it up. Sure was a strange sight as it swung back and forth in the wind as it was running. Sorry no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,646
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: What's The A Mean to the Family?

I have seen over and over lately that when Dad or granddad dies the antique car collection becomes a burden for the wife and family who can not sell them quick enough. Usually someone will come in...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,214
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: Ok Ok Guys >>>>>>Come clean!!!!

One thing for sure............it will be in the last place that you look.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,304
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: Things Not To Do

If you have one of those safety fuse holders that is attached to the starter and the A is constantly blowing the fuses...........don't wrap a blown fuse with tin foil and put it back in the fuse...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,047
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: What makes a club successful?

A touring club went down hill when several members installed overdrives and would run off and leave the "stockers" on tours. Club tours became two groups instead of one. Nothing wrong with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,832
Posted By Richard Wilson
Re: "How to Start a Model A" Song Video

Thanks for sharing Will.
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