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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2021, 01:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,134
Re: Pump Gas for a Model A

In California we haven't had an option for non gasohol fuel in years.

Maybe I can obtain "boat gas" at a local airport. It's worth a try.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,978
Re: Max Speed of a Model A with 26% OD and HC Head


The sway bars are the standard ones sold by the major parts dealers. They keep the body from swinging on the shackles around corners. I'm sold on them.

Anaheim CA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 12:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Re: Tight Engine Troubles?

It was built by a great shop. I would be tempted to make sure it had a full pan of clean oil, pull the plugs, squirt some marvel mystery oil in the bores and tow it in high gear for a hundred feet or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,978
Re: Max Speed of a Model A with 26% OD and HC Head

I have most of the modifications mentioned and have regularly taken long trips from weekends to a 7 week round trip, 40 state, jaunt some years back. With my antiquated but dependable 25% Borg Warner...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,101
Re: Passing of Dear Friend Jim Langley

Even from far away California, Jim was my friend. First it was on Fordbarn. Then on a long cross country Model A trip we set a date to meet in his state Alabam as he called it in his Avitar. A couple...
Forum: Model-A 04-19-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 152
Hi compression head



Anaheim CA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Milling Snyder 6.0 Head

Has anyone had any experience milling the Snyder 6.0 head for more compression?

How did you mill it and what would you guess the compression is?

Anaheim CA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Re: Are these Model A swing arms?

Looks to me like early V8 prewar but other brand cars used something like that too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,651
Re: Max Speed of a Model A in Stock Form

Henry said they would all go 65 mph and if everything is in perfect shape and spark advanced they generally will but not for hours on end.

With your 26% Mitchell 2000 rpm is just about 60 mph so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 72,020
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

No it will not pass fine point judging.

Let someone else enjoy all the fun of fine point judging.

These engines are made for driving.
See you on the road.

Anaheim CA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,443
Re: B block hole repair

I guess we can now call John Carlton THE BIG BOPPER.

I'm with John. You have nothing to lose so give it a try.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 01:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,731
Re: Coast to Coast in a Model A

Does anyone have contact information for "Double Clutch King?

Would like to chat about our 40 state round trip in our 28 Tudor about 10 years ago. It looks like he will be driving his 28 Tudor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Re: Glenn Johnson

We were friends for 50 years, members of Orange Co Model A Club and toured together thousands of miles. He was everything others have mentioned and more.

This short story may will give you some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,569
Re: 28, 29 vs 30,31 What do you like any why?

I own both but favor my 28 Tudor. I can almost imagine being the one with both Henry and Edsel standing next to it in that famous picture.

Someone favored his 28 for the red steering wheel. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 72,020
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

How many of us have bought new counterbalanced cranks, forged rods, installing insert bearings in our old original blocks, plus plus boring, sleeving and re-boring each cylinder and installed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,554
Re: F.a.s.t.


I hope those of you that were not members or those that quit paying your dues will join me to reinstate this fine club and magazine.

It is clear from reading...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,876
Re: Synthetic Oil for Model A

I can't argue with the advice you were given but most of you are doing your Model as a real disservice. You need to follow the motorcycle guys slogan from the 70's.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,625
Re: Temperature Gauge

When buying a water temperature gauge, look for as low a maximum temperature as possible, maybe 230*.

Look for a maximum needle swing, maybe 270*

You will now have a gauge with a broad usable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,572
Re: A question for old guys

Jim in Alabam, Jim Brierley and I are so close in age we were almost triplets.

Alabam is wrong about no Model A experts. Anyone 50 miles from home is an expert.
Brierley wrote the book and he is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 02:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,572
Re: A question for old guys

At 84 I get down and under. It's the getting up that is the problem.
I've found younger guys in the club are very helpful if you let them
you would like some help. They actually think they can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 01:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,339
Re: Thermostat update.

We all knew a thermostat would help you get it up. :D

Anaheim CA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Re: Cause of Blow By

Cape Codder,
You say you tried the sock trick and was told it isn't a good idea.
You got a lot of advice and what is causing the blow by. I don't think that is what you are asking.

Yes it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2020, 03:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,219
Re: Gratitude


Anaheim CA

84th Birthday March 8, 21
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2020, 03:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,768
Re: Cool Running

Wouldn't we all love to have your problem?

I use a 160* thermostat from one of the Model A parts stores that is welded to a stainless steel tube. I drill out the two bypass holes to 1/4 " diameter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 02:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Talking Re: Rear axle change on 1929 AA truck .


I don't have any info on your AA rear end but just have to say it's good to see you post here on the barn. Us geezers just never know if each other is still able to do so. Will you be back...
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