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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,121
Posted By Lona
Re: Patching Inner Tubes

I don't think today's glue patches hold a candle to the old hot patches......the ones with metal shells you clamped tightly over the hole in the tire and then lit a match to ignite the sulfur type...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By Lona
Re: Roadster windshield problems.

Seems like a lot of trouble to fix your stanchions so the windshield won't hit the gas cap. In reality, how often would you ride with the windshield down? You live in New Brunswick, Canada. I was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,134
Posted By Lona
Re: Carlisle

Look up the CDC site. If a person dies of cancer but also has covid when he dies, the death is recorded as a covid death, thus skewing the numbers of deaths caused by covid. Same if a person has any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,134
Posted By Lona
Re: Carlisle

Yes, the virus us real and it is scary. My wife and I take careful precautions. However, don't believe everything you read or hear on TV from media that has an agenda. You really don't know the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 842
Posted By Lona
Re: Purpose of dual points?

My '31 Chrysler with a six cylinder engine has a distributor with dual points. One set for three cylinders and one for the other three. Nothing complex about them and no special tools needed to set...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,998
Posted By Lona
Re: Posting this for a chuckle, unless you're grumpy, in which case you may hate it

If he included the tires and tubes and maybe a car to mount them on, it might be a good deal.

Glen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Lona
Re: Fan blade

Why go through the trouble of checking the fan blade every time you drive the car which may have hairline cracks you can't see when there are other options including a new aluminum or plastic fan? I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By Lona
Re: Seatbelts in a Roadster

Stewgee,

What does the fact that it's a roadster have to do with not installing 3 point belts? Not a lot of extra effort to install the shoulder parts once you've started the project for the lap...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,076
Posted By Lona
Re: Put 3 point retractable seat belts in roadster

Jim,
As mentioned in the article, I bought the retractors, belts and hardware from Westcoperformance If you plan to use this kind of installation, I urge you to contact them to make absolutely sure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Lona
Re: Fan blade

I like originality but with fan blades, I'll stay with plastic. I too discovered a cracked steel one before it let loose. Aluminum ones are probably ok but they were out of stock at all suppliers...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By Lona
Re: Seatbelts in a Roadster

Try this link:

www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=134748

Glen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By Lona
Re: Where to find Ethanol free gasoline in your area

For years, there was only one non-ethanol station in our area. Recently, two more were added so it looks like the restrictions have been lifted a bit or public pressure is gaining traction. There...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,244
Posted By Lona
Re: Model "A" Ford Clubs

I drove to high school in my '30 coupe but sold it when college came. Always wanted another "A" but life got in the way for 56 years. We bought our roadster 7 yrs ago when I was 74 and looked for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,040
Posted By Lona
Re: Do YOU single-clutch ?

I usually double clutch out of a habit I learned with my first Model A when I was 17. However, with our present roadster, I can single clutch or use no clutch at all.....need to listen to the engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,558
Posted By Lona
Re: Swirled Glass Shift Knobs

Thanks for all the replies. I was surprised to find the glass knobs were available in the 30's as I thought they were just a recent fad. I learn something new every day.

Glen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By Lona
Re: shocks

Congrats on getting your Vicky! If the car is new to you and needs fluid in the shocks, good chance the shocks are shot and will not hold oil. Suggest you try one at a time to make sure you don't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,558
Posted By Lona
Swirled Glass Shift Knobs

I often see Model A's and other vintage cars at shows with multicolored swirled glass shift knobs. If fact, my '31 Chrysler came with one when I bought it. I know these knobs were not factory stock...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,652
Posted By Lona
Re: When is a "Model A" no longer a "Model A"

I was at a show where one of the trophy categories was "oldest car". My '31 stock roadster lost to a '27 T bucket full rod. The only thing Model T about that car was the bucket. Even that could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,360
Posted By Lona
Re: Anyone Ever Built or Even Seen, An Original type Greasing Pit?

A fellow Peace Corps volunteer and I broke through a concrete floor and dug our own pit by hand while we were setting up a school for young mechanics in Chile in 1961. Used cement on the walls and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By Lona
Re: A Big Thanks to Mr. Endy

I second your feelings about Tom Endy. He has been an inspiration to many of us and we sincerely hope he does not tire of contributing his wisdom about our precious cars.

Glen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,143
Posted By Lona
Re: How to Start the Model "A" shown in 45 seconds

How did he hold the choke out when he was in the front of the car cranking? Also, I suspect fully retarded but how far down on the quadrant should the gas lever be when starting?

Glen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,745
Posted By Lona
Re: Seat Belt

Dave,
Another thanks for showing me how to make a link. I'll print your instructions for the next time I want to do that.

Glen
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,745
Posted By Lona
Re: Seat Belt

Y-Blockhead,

Thanks again for your help in posting the link to my second description on how to install three point seat belts in a sedan. I would be most appreciative if you could PM me on how...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,745
Posted By Lona
Re: Seat Belt

lap belts only may keep you in the car but your upper body will rotate around the belt and your head will hit the steering wheel or the windshield. If you are installing lap belts, why not spend a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,745
Posted By Lona
Re: Seat Belt

Thanks for you help in showing a link to the roadster 3-point belt installation. There is also another post on installing retractable 3-point seat belts in a sedan if you would be kind enough to...
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