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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 690
Posted By JayJay
Re: Gas mileage question

I'll add a data point - competely stock survivor 1930 Town Sedan, just filled the tank an hour ago (going for a drive tomorrow). Last filled several weeks ago. 132 miles, 8.2 gallons = 16.1 mpg....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,269
Posted By JayJay
Re: Death Wobble Fixed!

I'd been meaning to order the gizmo that Paul Shinn recommended in his video (he provided a link) and used this thread to do so - link is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By JayJay
Re: Yard art 28 coupe

I laughed at that too! Clearly, no freakin' clue, but he got it running. That's how ya learn.

JayJay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By JayJay
Re: Yard art 28 coupe

I watched it and agree with nkaminar - he certainly approached it more as a "I wonder if it will start" rather than "I wonder if I can get it reliably running for the long term". That said, I have to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By JayJay
Re: rebuild electric wiper motor

Thanks, rotorwrench. I also stumbled across www.classicwipers.com (http://www.classicwipers.com) when I was noodling around on Google, so there appear to be some options.

Best wishes, and anyone...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By JayJay
rebuild electric wiper motor

G'day Barners. The electric wiper motor in my early 30 Town Sedan (appears to be a Heinz HA-C2) has gone kaput. I got maybe 20 seconds of rotation of the motor after I cleaned it up, but then it died...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By JayJay
Re: Where did my gas go?

The Comet cleanser of years ago used to have a little bit of sodium borate (aka Borax) abrasive in it. Lots of great uses for a mild abrasive like aermotor suggests. I just looked at the can of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By JayJay
Re: 5.50-19 Radials and Side Mount Fit

Ditto on the Firestones. I have to deflate my spare for the pickup to get it to fit in the fender well, and carry an air compressor with me.

Good to hear the American Classic radials fit well.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By JayJay
Re: Is Bars Leak still a good temp fix

I'm going to be a contrarian based upon my experience. I have a radiator in my pickup that the previous owner had added Bars Leak to stop what appears to be a head gasket leak. It gummed up the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By JayJay
Re: Colors on Town Sedan on Bratton's Catalog?

Most excellent, thanks Bob.


JayJay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By JayJay
Re: Colors on Town Sedan on Bratton's Catalog?

Yes, of course you are correct, I'll edit the original post. Thanks.

JayJay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By JayJay
Colors on Town Sedan on Bratton's Catalog?

So a few months ago we had a discussion about the Town Sedan on the front of the latest (2021) Snyder's catalog. I believe we ultimately concluded that it was a Photoshopped picture of a possibly RHD...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,679
Posted By JayJay
Re: Wheel Washers

Many of us who purchase "restored" vehicles have found this to be the case. My pickup was restored in the late '70's by a body-and-fender guy. Looks great, but I've spent the last two years sorting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By JayJay
Re: Low compression, all holes

The thing that jumps out at me is the consistent low readings. If you have ATF in the cylinders then you could repeat the compression test with the cylinders wet. A consistent increase with wet...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By JayJay
Re: Low compression, all holes

Yup, it's easy peasy. Just don't forget the new gasket.

JayJay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
Posted By JayJay
Re: Photo of Henry Ford in Dealerships

Back in the '50s and '60s I remember touring dealerships with my Dad and trying to talk the salespeople into letting us look at the new model cars a few days before official release date. He pretty...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By JayJay
Re: Installing new Distributor Bushings ????

There's another trick to installing bushings. Whenever I install bushings (and bearing races, too) I put them into the freezer for a couple of hours beforehand. Yes, the shrinkage is minimal, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,440
Posted By JayJay
Re: How to Distinguish Repro from Original Instrument Panels?

My late '30 pickup has a really nice chrome panel in it that I always presumed was a repro (the rest of the car has a lot of repro parts, and the guy who owned the car before me was pretty obviously...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By JayJay
Re: Hot Dipstick

Well, when I was working at full-service stations during high school (in the '60's) we would always start the gas pumping, wash all the windows, and then do the underhood checks - to give the engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,306
Posted By JayJay
Re: Kudos for Bratton’s

Indeed, Bratton's does a great job of getting orders out and delivered quickly. But let's not forget the other vendors, in particular Bert's. I routinely order from Bert's because the distance from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By JayJay
Re: Car Stalled/Went Fishing...In Gas Tank

Pencil filter (https://www.brattons.com/fuel-tank-filter-screen.html) fits in to the inlet of your tank shut-off valve. This link is to Bratton's but all the suppliers should have them.

JayJay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,507
Posted By JayJay
Re: Snap-On Obstruction Wrench.

If you could get it from Snap-On today it would likely be well in excess of $100, and still made overseas.

JayJay
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By JayJay
Re: Car Stalled/Went Fishing...In Gas Tank

If you don't have a pencil filter on the fuel tank valve then anything flat in the gas tank can block the inlet to the valve (sounds like that's what happened here). This might be a good time to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By JayJay
Re: Anatomy of the Oil Pump, MMO

Well, you guys had it pegged as usual, and I thank you.

I removed and disassembled the oil pump. It was surprisingly tight - virtually no slop of the shaft in the bushings, no lash in the gears,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By JayJay
Anatomy of the Oil Pump, MMO

G'day Barners.

First oil change on my new (to me) '30 Town Sedan I got quite a bit of sludge out of the hole before the oil started flowing. No obvious chunks, though. So I figured I would pull...
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