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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: Cold Outside So Do I Run, Crank, Sit or Ignore?

If you run a hose from the exhaust out under the garage door be aware that it gets really hot . I have melted more than one shop vac hose doing this. Just a warning. Frank
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: Cool Bill of Sale All The Way Back

Thatís the kind of model A most of us dream about finding . I hope you always realize how fortunate you are. Enjoy, Frank
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,975
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: Popping carb

Ayers 1. Welcome to the barn. The times I’ve had this problem I have found it to be a vacuum leak somewhere in the intake system. Make sure the connection between the carb and intake manifold is nice...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,068
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: whats the best & worst car to buy in 1930

I was thinking If we were taking the time machine back we would stop right after the stock market crash.Lots of high end cars could have been purchased with our 850 bucks. maybe a caddilac or if we...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,280
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: new to the model a/forum

65f100 Welcome to the site, A stuck intake valve is not likely the cause of your carb leak even though Marvel mystery oil is ok . Your probably going to have to check out the carb. clean it set the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,068
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: whats the best & worst car to buy in 1930

I would look for something with 8 cylinders , hydraulic brakes , disk wheels , sealed beam headlights , 4 speed synchronized transmission with maybe overdrive , a good heater , and a big gas tank ,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,803
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: Old sayings

An old carpenter that taught me many things used to always say ď well begun is half done ď
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,545
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: Just a guy and his dog...

Looks like youíve got a great start on your project. I would opt for doors so the dog can go with. Perfect cruising buddy. When he gets old you can make him a running board step so he can still jump...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,976
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: SOLD OUR 1930 Tudor

I hope that model a has a good heater in it. Itís really cold here. Frank
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,144
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: Knocking at start up?

Make a stethescope with a long rod of some kind and put it on the engine while itís running. You will be amazed at what you hear going on in there. My roadster knocks to until it warms up. Iím sure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,495
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: What's that on the outside of this GAZ?

In the last photo notice the headlight with the metal hood on it. I wonder if that was to narrow the beam of light. I have noticed lots of GAZs with only one headlight. I suppose that was to save...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,878
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: Patina makes this too good to restore?

I sure hope whoever drives it can see through the ďpatinaĒ on the windshield.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: Radiator cooked corn??

I had a neighbor that started his model a in the spring and popped pop corn came out the muffler. If you have a hole in your coolant system big enough for a mouse to get in you better start looking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,587
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: Strange Fordor at New England Meet

Sounds like the Budd built model A
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,406
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: My 1st decent drive of Model A and discussion

I would concentrate on the brakes and front end . A total rebuild might turn into a very long term project. Watch for leaks and do a compression check this will tell you a lot about the condition of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,341
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: Can the TDC pin be off by 90 Degrees?

You might still have a leak in the manifold check for that. Good luck Frank
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,033
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: Will I fit in a Roadster??

I have a roadster but my seats arenít stock so there back further and not as thick and I have lots of room . The thing I have noticed is that people want to grab the windshield stations when getting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,506
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: I need help!! Please!!

To check to see if itís flooded I would take out the plugs and look at them to see if their wet clean them and set them on the head hook them to the plug wires and turn it over and watch to see if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,981
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: Who has the best Tillotson rebuild kit?

I donít think it makes much difference where you get a rebuild kit.Read the threads on doing it,theres lots of them. Because the body of the carb is pot metal there prone to warping Thereís lots of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,887
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: Is it still possible to buy an unbuilt Shay kit?

From what your post states it sounds like you want to learn about your model a by putting together a shay . Your not going to learn much about model As by building a shay as they are completely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,227
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: Ormond Beach, FL, Model A estate sale

I sure hope it didnít take all those parts to make one decent coupe
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: 1930 1931 Roadster windshield ram horn question.

I bought a ruff roadster body a few years ago that I’m sure had been upside down in a junk yard. The ram horns had been busted off and brazed back together very crookedly. I still have them somewhere...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,499
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: Installing the Rumble Seat Lid

The bigger pieces are the rumble lid stops. There mounted to the floor inboard of the hinges. Some of the catalogues have the exact dimensions. The shoulder bolt goes into the hinge mounted to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,565
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: 100 Car find

Quite a collection indeed. They talk about how the cars were bought cheap in the day but I think it still would of taken a substantional amount of money to acquire those cars and that many even back...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,933
Posted By frank mcdaniels
Re: Saved A-nother one

Previous owner sure liked horns. Looks like a fun project.
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