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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: 6 volt group 1 battery

I'm with Marty. Rural King is it for all my batteries!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: Best way to tie down the top of a 1929 Phaeton

I tow mine with top up on my open trailer but only about 10 miles to and from the heated garage I store it in for winter. I was always told not to go faster than the car will go, so I stay at about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: Rusty Coolant

My car has always had rusty water, even before it's light restoration in the early 80's. After it's 30 year hiatus my Dad put it in without draining fluids, I completely flushed it before starting in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: mud coming out of my engine???????????

My A's radiator was like that when I resurrected it from a 30 year slumber by Dad was responsible for. He had stored it with straight water in the radiator (heated garage). All that sludge and crap...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 630
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: Centering 1930 Model A Deluxe Coupe on towing trailer

I have a 10K equipment trailer and do exactly what Jack Shaft does. My A hardly moves my Dodge Ram 2500 rear end down much, but I can tell when there is a bit of weight on the tongue.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,517
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: Title goes with Frame or Engine?

A partner and I used to run a small company where we would purchase run down cars and part them out. That's back when you could find cars sitting in lots or fields for $50 or $100. When we would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,315
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: Garage lights

I had two sets of 8 ft high output T-12 Florescents in my home garage and swapped them out for 8 4ft LED shop lights from Rural King on sale for 19 bucks each. Made a HUGE difference in light output...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,606
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil

I do what 1931flamingo does. I use either MMO or SeaFoam, whichever is on sale. The A starts first time every time and seems to idle smoother.. I will attest to having a gas EZ-GO utility cart which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: Can this be worth the price?

Katy: Makes sense, in today's MXN rate that would make it around $6-7.00 USD
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: Model A Missing Badly

Mine did the same thing last year. Found out the screw that holds the timing cam in place had loosened up. New cam and screw solved the problem for me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 976
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: Do YOU single-clutch ?

I normally single clutch on upshifts, double-clutch with 'rev match' on 3-2 and 2-1 downshifts. No grinding whatsoever unless I hurry it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: Mounting new tires on freshly painted wheels

I have heard of using trash bags to protect the wheel as you are mounting the tire.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 883
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: Annoying rattle.

Yeah, I have a strange rattle towards the front of the car right now. Sounds like a loose hose clamp or something similar. At idle or driving, rattle is there. Everything is greased. I have no idea...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: Need help determining what cars are in these two period pictures?

Oakland maybe? Friend of mine has one. Looks similar.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: 6v driving lights

6v driving lights are a good idea. I'm gonna try to look some up!


katy & Pete: Back in college a friend of mine had a Plymouth GTX with the 4 headlights. His Dad was an aircraft pilot and he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,253
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: Anyone Ever Built or Even Seen, An Original type Greasing Pit?

There is a Muffler Shop locally who still uses two pits, leftover from a former service garage. The guy has been running that place for years. No appointment needed. He shuttles cars in and out all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: Model A - 2 bucks

Ronn, I remember in the 50's and 60's in the little town I grew up in, cars would drive thru on their way to the local Hardware store at the end of Main St where they would check the deer. There...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,005
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: Best 6V battery

I just go to Rural King. They have many 6v batteries and the pricing is very good. I get several years out of them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,060
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: Model A transport

77Birdman: Really, in PA? I have pulled a commercially tagged 16ft box trailer with 3/4 ton Longbed Dodge Diesel thru that state several times and never run into any type of inspection. Of course I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,996
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: Speaking of Auto Part Stores I'll share my experience.

Always good to save money, but the local Advance just turned me off not knowing a Taurus from a Civic & always trying to sell you tire pressure gauges or car scenters. Luckily tho, we have one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,921
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: Gas shutoff valve handle direction

I got a cool tiny magnetic sign from Snyder's I put behind the shutoff on the firewall that states which way it should go. I know vertical is on, but in case my son drives it he will know...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: Deliver model A from NYS to SC

Just sent you an email with a recommendation...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: Need a Project

I agree with Burner51 on pricing. I love those cars, if I had the space I'd definitely consider it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By 1928Mik
Re: Advertisements

I use Firefox with 'Adblock Plus' instead of Explorer, it filters out alot of that stuff. I don't get any ads on F/Barn, a few sometimes still show up here and there on other sites, but not alot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,425
Posted By 1928Mik
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