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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 777
Posted By WHN
Re: 29 Woodie for sale

You could buy one finished for under $30,000.00. A really good one.

With this one you are looking at most likely years of work and many dollars of investment.

Wooden boats and antique houses. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 489
Posted By WHN
Re: 29 Model A no spark on 2-4

New spark plugs! New points and condenser. New distributor body and rotor.

Even if that’s not the total problem, it will not hurt. Sitting around, doesn’t help.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,509
Posted By WHN
Re: Considering buying a T

We use to live in a small town in Central New York. Country roads everywhere and so were Model T’s and A’s, plus many other antique cars. You could drive them.

There not for everyone. Like an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By WHN
Re: Bent spokes

As other members have said, get new ones. The last unused set that
I had in the garage. I gave away. Not worth the work.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By WHN
Re: Shipping ....again

I sent a small box to an e-bay customer in Brattleboro, Vermont by USPO. We live in Connecticut. Maybe 200 miles between addresses.

It took three weeks for the box to get delivered.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,265
Posted By WHN
Re: Snow Chains

You guys are just writing these posts for the fun of it, RIGHT?

Tire chains, snow, ice, and salt on the roads?

Back in the day we drove what we called winter rats during the long snowy Syracuse...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,175
Posted By WHN
Re: Synthetic Oil for Model A

I have been using 20w-50 HD for many, many years. Only drive 150 to 200 miles per year. Last time I dropped the oil pan, no sludge at all. Just a very light film of what might have become sludge...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,729
Posted By WHN
Re: Wrap the steering wheel with rope?

I have in the past painted an original steering wheel. It helped for a few years but wasn’t perfect.

I finally replaced wheel with a new one. Did not take long, looks great, and no more dirty...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By WHN
Re: Angled

I would listen to your friend.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By WHN
Re: Cold Outside So Do I Run, Crank, Sit or Ignore?

40 plus years I have done this.

About November 1st, our 29 is put away. I check it about every two weeks for mice and put a charge on the battery. In mid April she comes out of her annual winter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 780
Posted By WHN
Re: Gas seepage at steering column

I would second these comments. It is not going to get better. Brazing in the car is another real problem.

I would assume the car is a 28 or 29. Gas tank is not hard to remove. It can than be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By WHN
Re: door pin removal

My recommendation is to install hinge mirrors. Hinge pin removal can be a problem but just take your time. Use a penetrating oil and let it sit. If the pin is really worn, it could have a flat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By WHN
Re: Oil Pump Question

Does the oil pressure drop after the engine warms up?

With 20w-50 oil, our oil pressure gage starts out pegged, than drops to 3 to 5 psi after warm up. At idle, warmed up, gage reads 1 to 2 psi. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,101
Posted By WHN
Re: The vaunted rumble seat...

Last summer I was passed on Interstate Route 95 by a Packard with two people in the rumble seat. We were in a Volvo doing about 70 MPH, the Packard was doing much more. Everyone was smiling and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By WHN
Re: Front wheel bearing grease caps?

I have never used them. I once did buy a set many, many, years ago. They did not fit properly. So I never put on car.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,552
Posted By WHN
Re: A question for old guys

I thought that I was alone with my new age related problems.

Glad to hear that I am in good company. At least we are on the right side of the ground.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,593
Posted By WHN
Re: Max RPM's

Your wasting your time trying to reason with him. He likes to argue and I think in his mind he is never wrong. Over the last four years on the Barn I have learned to ignore a number of members...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,161
Posted By WHN
Re: fan blade disaster

Back roads, little traffic, under 45 MPH. This has aways been our idea of where to be driving a Model A Ford.

Would you fly a Ford Tri-Motor with more powerful engines at 25,000 feet and 250 MPH?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By WHN
Re: compression

I have had great luck with older long stored engines doing the following.

Marvel Mystery Oil in gas, four quarts of 20w-50 HD oil, STP Blue bottle as last 1/2 quart in oil pan. All this after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By WHN
Re: Connecticut license plate color

You guys really have to go to ct.gov. The State of Connecticut web site has the true info for all years. Believe me, no question, the State says Black with White letters/numbers for 1930.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By WHN
Re: Connecticut license plate color

We’re just having a backyard conversation here so please don’t think I’m question anyone’s views.

I have been told that painting a license plate is altering it even if nothing other than the paint...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By WHN
Re: Connecticut license plate color

In the state of Virginia, it is not legal to repaint license plates.

I wonder what she would have done if you had said they were repainted. Sounds like a loaded question, like being stopped...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By WHN
Re: Connecticut license plate color

I don’t like drawing a line in the sand “but”.

In 1930 Connecticut passenger car license plates were BLACK with WHITE letters.

Take the time to go on line. The state of Connecticut will even...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By WHN
Re: Connecticut license plate color

1930, car, plates were black with white letters. Connecticut.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,139
Posted By WHN
Re: Sport Coupe Roof

Good looking, I see why you say “she’s no prom date”. Nice hot rod.

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