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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By dpson
Re: Vermont Model A Mechanics

By any chance did you step on the brake after the engine started. There are some really bad reproduction brake switches out there that are known to have "shorts" right out of the box (ask me how I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 715
Posted By dpson
Re: Vermont Model A Mechanics

I'm in Montpelier, VT, but far from an expert when it comes to electrical issues. It seems odd it would start and run briefly before blowing the fuse. Are you sure the generator cut out is wired...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,531
Posted By dpson
Re: Engine sputters and dies when at high rpms and under load

Beg, borrow or steal (ok, don't steal one) a known good running carburetor and put on your car and see what happens.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,496
Posted By dpson
Re: Look what I got for 10 bucks

Nice rack, trunk rack that is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,775
Posted By dpson
Re: New Carb

I've tried a number of different carbs, including rebuilt Zeniths, and found the Marvel-Schebler, aka Allstate, Marvel and other names, worked best for me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,435
Posted By dpson
Re: Tom Wesenberg

Perhaps there is something positive that can come out of this; which is a lesson to all of us of the value and need for insurance on our automobiles, dwellings and possessions.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,354
Posted By dpson
Re: Ammeter - Needle

The newer reproduction ammeters are basically junk. If you tip it forward the needle falls off and you have to pull the cover off to put it back on. It's too bad they bother to make this junk. Even...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,314
Posted By dpson
Changing of the Guard

It's been talked about for years, the oldtimers are passing on and new generations are coming into Model A ownership. There have been a lot of recent posts on other venues, such as Facebook, about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,436
Posted By dpson
Re: Water vs Antifreeze

Wonder how many cracked blocks will result from the recent cold spell down south for those not using antifreeze?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By dpson
Re: Update, Rear Brake Drum Install Over New Emergency Brake Bands

I struggled getting the rear drums on too. Everything was new, backing plates, drums, shoes, etc. Finally replaced the new emergency brake shoes with the old ones and the drums slid right on. The new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,372
Posted By dpson
Re: What is this Accessory called?

Reminds me of the 31/32 Studebaker radiator shell.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By dpson
Re: Kick panel with document storage

I bought an upholstery kit for my 1931 Deluxe Roadster from Cartouche (Mac's) and it had the storage pockets.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By dpson
Re: Epping (NH) Swap Meet Sept 27

I'm planning on going, so hopefully it doesn't get cancelled. The weather looks okay.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,762
Posted By dpson
Re: MHS Students Model A

You guys should do a Studebaker, they were manufactured in the next town over.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,179
Posted By dpson
Re: Distributor lower shaft removal

Oh wow, that's pretty clever. Nice work!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,454
Posted By dpson
Re: Not a Ford , but what is it?

I should explain that at one time I owned a 1924 Studebaker Light Six touring car, so had a bit of an advantage in identifying this one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,454
Posted By dpson
Re: Not a Ford , but what is it?

Looks like a circa 1923 Studebaker Big Six.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,277
Posted By dpson
Re: 1930 Roadster on ebay. Thoughts please.

I bought a similar car locally a few years ago. Title's are not required here for cars 20 years or older so that was a non-issue. Be prepared to put at least $5k into to it to get it to a safe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By dpson
Rear Wheel Bearings

There have been several recent posts about the poor quality of the reproduction Model A transmission bearings and was wondering if there are similar concerns with the reproduction rear wheel bearings?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By dpson
Re: Installing headlight bar

Same advice as above, also loosen or remove the bolts that holds the fender braces to the outer lip of the fender.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,525
Posted By dpson
Re: Annoying rattle.

I had a nasty sounding rattle when the car was first started that tended to diminish as the car was driven, except on rough roads. It was the windshield frame hitting the stanchion on the passenger...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By dpson
Re: Drive In Grease Fittings

There's a special tool to drive in those fittings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,090
Posted By dpson
Model A - 2 bucks

Looks like a 1930 standard roadster.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By dpson
Model A won't start

I finally got around to starting the Model A last weekend and I'll be danged it wouldn't start. It would crank over, but no fire. What the heck? it was running fine when put away last fall. I was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,362
Posted By dpson
Re: Rich Bell passed away

If it's the same Rick Bell from Wellfleet, MA my dad bought a lot of parts from him back in the early 70's. Nice man.
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