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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 545
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Re: Fact or Fiction: Headlight Lens Gasket

Very interesting. Do you have any information about atmosphere, pollution, and nickel plating? My replated for 15 year (2005) radiator shell is holding up much better than my original plated (1929)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Drip Rail Won't Snap On

Go slowly for a more harmonious outcome. ~Old Sioux saying
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By 700rpm
Re: “The Restorer” for Jan/Feb 2021

No. Who can explain the mysteries and vagaries of postal delivery? Not the post office, and certainly not me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By 700rpm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By 700rpm
Re: “The Restorer” for Jan/Feb 2021

Contrary to Mr. McMimmcs’ statement, there is a very reasonable and logical explanation.

The two magazines are produced and published in different parts of the country with different staff,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By 700rpm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Rust in gas tank

Thanks Gold Digger. A simple inexpensive solution.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Clutch finger adjustment in car

I did that in my coupe, using a combination square, which allowed me to set the depth at 5/8" and position it over the fingers for adjustment. The hardest part was securing the nuts after adjustment,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,511
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Adding Guages

I have heard that Henry didn’t think a temp gauge was necessary, nor was a motometer, which he resisted offering. His comment, supposedly, was, "Any fool can look out over the hood and see if the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Trunk lid handle not locking

I just ordered a new one from Mike’s.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Early '28 Model A - possible AR?

Early ‘28 hoods had an upper slant to the top of the louvers that were not parallel to the hood hinge. Lacing on the radiator shell was threaded into holes in the shell. Most had shrouds on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 592
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Won't Start when Warmed Up

I’ve had this coil problem also.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 12:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 746
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Benefits of a thermostat?

Henry hired the best engineers of his time, and I run all my A’s completely stock, so I’ve never seen a need. I trust the engineers, and my cars are still reliable and run well after 92 years. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,102
Posted By 700rpm
Re: if you could go back in time, what Model "A" parts would you bring back?

Ammeter. Popout switch. Houdaille shocks (though Stipes are very, very good.) Electric wiper. Trunk lid handle.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 592
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Won't Start when Warmed Up

That was my problem with my coupe. The clearances mfg specified on current rings and pistons are incorrect for Model A, at least when sleeved back to standard.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By 700rpm
Trunk lid handle not locking

My trunk lid lock has stopped locking. The key still turns and the handle opens and closes properly, but it doesn’t lock. Is there a DIY fix for this or should I just take it to a locksmith? It is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 890
Posted By 700rpm
Re: AutoLite heater install

That is the best ex. manifold to have. They are more likely not to sag at the rear. Keep it and find a proper Autolite cover for it. Saying that, the hole in your firewall may still be located wrong....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Engine Rebuild Mission

You made a good decision and will be glad you did.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By 700rpm
Re: A working Sedan Delivery

I wasn’t thinking about the physics, I just thought it was a neat photo. :(
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,137
Posted By 700rpm
Re: We want our "A"

A better solution than towing, but up a driveway may not work.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By 700rpm
A working Sedan Delivery

https://theoldmotor.com/?p=183011


Make ‘em pay for themselves!


If you scroll down that link there are more photos and information.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 890
Posted By 700rpm
Re: AutoLite heater install

If you have an original rounded manifold setup that cover should set down lower on the exhaust manifold. Something isn’t right. Can you post a picture of your manifolds w/o the cover, and a picture...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,137
Posted By 700rpm
Re: We want our "A"

If you tow it by the bumper, attach the tow ropes to the bumper brackets, not the bumper bars, to prevent bending the bars. If you tow it by the axle, attach the tow ropes to where the spring perches...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By 700rpm
Re: 28 Roadster Pickup

Offer him $5000 to just take both the woman and the truck off his hands. Might be worth it to him.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,299
Posted By 700rpm
Re: A bad day!!

Aren’t these 92 yr-old cars fun to work on! :)
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