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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,580
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: A question for old guys

I am also there. Mid 70s and finding more physical limitations all the time. AS you say big issue is getting under the A. Can't stay under too long without getting dizzy, nauseated, and difficulty...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,712
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: Does Gauge of Ground Wire Matter

this post is a bit late but when I put the disconnect on my A I bought the heavy wire at Tractor Supply. The had several different lengths,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,157
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: Diesel Conversion

Very interesting. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: Marvel Carburetor

A friend of mine recently swapped his Zenith for a Tillotson. Ran slightly better but biggest difference for him was slightly improved gas mileage. I have always had Tillotson. Can't compare to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,379
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: using the stock mechanical fuel pump with electric

Excuse my ignorance but are you all saying when running both the electric is inactive until the original pumps fails to provide adequate pressure at which time the electric takes over fully. It is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: New Shoes !

Nice look! Did you paint or buy that way? Looks great with whitewalls.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,351
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: Crazy temp gauge idea

Your "crazy idea" sounds innovative and fun to make for someone with time and someone who enjoys tinkering. I simply got a digital hand held infared thermometer and it gives me accurate temps and no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,797
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

Very interesting responses. Why do we make changes? Some are content with originality and keeping it the same, That's fine for some. I think others have a basic inner need to change. Why do we...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: Looking for information on Raymond M. Anderson

Hope you hear from someone who knew Mr. Anderson. I did a quick google search and a couple Raymond Anderson obits were posted. You might check those out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 827
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: Oh What Fun It Is To Ride

Welcome Mark. Beautiful car. Enjoy the top down driving in a few months.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-29-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: Length Limit for Priority Mail Shipping

I thought the size of the content was determined by the box/package furnished by the USPS. As for delivery time they always tell me three days. That could be because i have only shipped small...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,504
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: Signs, back in the day

Don't know if this is from back in the day but my wife bought me a sign for my shop. It reads "You can't buy Happiness- but- you can buy cars and that's kinda the same thing."
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,063
Posted By bob from red oak

It is 4:30 am on Christmas day 2020. Just drinking a cup of coffee and thinking about things i am grateful for this year. A tough year for many, not to mention my own fight with cancer and my wife's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,900
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: 1930 Model A 170B on the road after 6 yrs.

I agree with others. It looks fantastic. Hope you enjoy for many years, I know you will get lots of smiles, thumbs up, and compliments every time you take it for a ride, It seems one thing our A's do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,257
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: headlight current tied to ignition switch?

Install a cut out. (#11 and #16). I did this and no worry about electrical drain when I am not driving it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-13-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,512
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: Off topic but a Christmas sentiment

Well done GB! Thanks for sharing. Hope we all can find things we are grateful for after a rough year for so many.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,229
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: Simple to make and use Toe-In gauge

Nice work! I'm always glad to see individuals come up with these kinds of helpful self-created things. It is especially pleasing to see it does not require a software app and a computer screen.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-09-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,389
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: New '35 Purchase

Beautiful. Hope you get many miles of enjoyment from it. I am somewhat limited in my restoration/rebuild skills and I also enjoy this forum as a great resource as those with experience and knowledge...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-30-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By bob from red oak
difficult hood latch

I bought a 1941 PU a months ago and I am learning a lot of things from the forum. My hood latch seems extremely tight. I hate to fix it if it ain't broke but I have to use a wrench to pull up on the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-29-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: Carb leaking?

My carb would got wet around base. Started and ran great. Often had fuel smell. When warmed up acted like it was flooded. I finally pulled carb to rebuild and check needle and seat. . Looked great...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,030
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: My Distributor Cam Screw is Stuck

i agree with others. Take out the distributer and put it in a vice. Put some heat on the screw. If that does not get it take the distributer to a shop with some older mechanic that has worked on A's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,436
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: What am I missing? 1930 Model A

It might be helpful to go to utube and watch "How to start a Model A'" Make sure the little lever on the left side of the steering column is all the way up and the choke (GAV) is pulled out when you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,080
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: I made my 75 Birthday - Hooray

Happy birthday. Keep on driving that A. I am also 75 and my time with my 1929 A on sunny days is truly a highlight. Didn't get mine until I was 71. Should have done it 30 years ago.

Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-29-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: Repair Manual

thanks for all the suggestions. I want to keep it a mostly original daily driver. I will start building a library from service manuals, internet sources, and selected manuals. Appreciate the advice....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-28-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By bob from red oak
Repair Manual

New to this forum. I've had a Model A for a few years and enjoyed learning about repairs and keeping it going. I recently bought a 1941 PU and look forward to more new learning experiences. What are...
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