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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,388
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

As a kid in the 1960s, I watched the TV show THE UNTOUCHABLES and watched Elliot Ness chasing the gangsters in Model A Fords mostly. When I drive my Model A today, I hum the theme song silently to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Posted By KansasRick
Re: ModelA Times

I had an electronic ignition in my Roadster that failed on a trip. I thought I had prepared myself sufficiently by purchasing a spare module from the distributor manufacturer. That way I figured...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Newbe with a couple of questions

Your album photos shows the car on a flat bed heading home today. Is that right William?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,718
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Lebaron and Bonney

I feel really bad for the folks who have money tided up and it looks like they are going to have a loss over the failure of one of the longtime trusted hobby vendors. I also think we should not bad...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,613
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Gas Aspiration Problem?

I am with Mulletwagon on checking your distributor is pointing to 1 when cylinder 1 is tdc. An old timer told me 80% of my engine problems would be electrical related. It was pretty good advice. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,197
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Unauthorized accessories

The headlights that moved with the steering wheel are Pilot-Ray Roadlites. You can see an add for them....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,197
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Unauthorized accessories

I found some photos of accessories of the model A from Wichita that was in the Restore article many years ago.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,197
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Unauthorized accessories

The Restorer did an article years ago on a gentleman from Wichita, Kansas who had many unique unauthorized accessories. The two I remember most were fender skirts on the rear wheels and headlights...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Numbered steering column

Pictures please.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,311
Posted By KansasRick
Re: What strange comments or questions have you heard about your Model A

I just arrived at a car show one Saturday and opened the hood. While setting things up a fellow walks by and asked if I drove it here then put his hand on the exhaust manifold. I didn’t need to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2018, 04:17 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 17,213
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Model A cross-country migration

Text from FaceBook Post Friday Evening at 11:44PM

“Couple small misfortunate events this evening. Sadly the speedometer lost its life this evening so we’ll be forced to rely on gps for speed. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,294
Posted By KansasRick
Re: To Frequent Drivers: What Function Concerns You The Most?

I filled up the gas tank and didn’t realize the gasket was leaking at the fuel gauge. I was driving home thinking the gas smell was from fuel splashing on the fuel tank cap and some run over maybe. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By KansasRick
Fuel Gauge Seal Leak Test

I had a bad leaking fuel gauge seal recently that leaked gas into the cab of my Model A. It wasn't just a drop or two but a considerable amount that ran down the dash under the instrument panel and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,625
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Rear Float-a-Motor Mount Install Issue

This thread was started Jan. 1, 2018. Surely there has been some resolution. Anyone know?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,870
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Advice on lightened fly wheel

I have an odd prospective about my lighten flywheel. Maybe I am nuts but my car with a 45 lb lighten flywheel engine does not sound like a model A. It doesn’t have the sound I liked after the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Posted By KansasRick
Green Acres video

I hope you enjoy this funny video clip. Don' t forget to tap the unmute symbol in the upper left of the screen.

https://youtu.be/5ae4NDjHr4Y

Rick
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By KansasRick
Re: a sensitive question

I had a situation kind of similar happen. I worked a deal with a body man to fix a door on my roadster. The day I gave it to him he was killed in a bad automobile crash. My door was in the trunk...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Some old memories

Wow wished I could have listened to the conversation between Ed Winfield and Kong Jackson. What a once in a lifetime event to be a part of. Good for you Tim.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,582
Posted By KansasRick
Re: This Week's Barn Find

I can't tell for sure but it looks like a 29 Special Coupe to me. What does everyone think?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,273
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Intro & Questions - '29 Special Coup

Another good idea is to see if there are any model A car clubs in your area. This is a fantastic resource for a new guy. You say the car came from the Iola, Ks area. Are you still near there? I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,819
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Found: Car History Legal Papers to 1933!

Nice....real nice! Great history. What fun to have the stories and documentation.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,564
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Mascot... Airplane

I've seen original airplane mascots that look like yours sell for HIGH dollar. It is hard to tell from your photo if it is a repo or original. Original ones aren't usually all shiny and pristine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,909
Posted By KansasRick
Re: engine paint

Mike V - does it matter if the black is flat or gloss?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 819
Posted By KansasRick
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,577
Posted By KansasRick
Re: Oh I really need some help on this!

A little oil in coolant can look like a lot. Not knowing what you are seeing, I have to ask if it is a lite or heavy looking amount also? You're also considering you have a head gasket problem, I...
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