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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
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Re: lowering question

From what I’ve read, the front of the Model A engine is at a 3 degree angle. When lowering an A is it necessary to maintain the 3 degree angle? If it is not, could the engine sustain any damage?
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Re: Pasadena High School Model A Ford Club

Well, Tom Endy is a knowledgeable and highly respected individual in the Model A community in Southern California. IĎll take Tomís first hand knowledge of and involvement in the program over the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2021, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Re: Orange County Model T Club Swap Meet

Thanks guys. Yes it’s small but an interesting way to spend the morning.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Orange County Model T Club Swap Meet

Is the OC Model T Club Swap Meet still on for Saturday, October 2nd?

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Re: trickle charger

Kenjt,

Crankster explained the difference in post #2 above.

If you want to keep your trickle charger hooked up to your battery for an extended period of time the best thing to do is put it on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 894
Re: 1931 Model A Roadster WIW

See if you can drive a Model A before you buy one, especially since you are into muscle cars!

My wife wanted a Roadster so I bought a 1929 Roadster for her for Valentine’s Day 2014. The first...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 108,941
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Terry,

Do you have a price or a rough estimate for the new cam?

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,643
Re: Model A Mechanic

Tom,

😂👍

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Re: 19th Santa Maria All Ford show and Swap Meet

It’s a great car show with a surprising number of Model A’s and Model T’s as well as a good number of Fords from the 30’s and 40’s. There is a guy who brings his Model T with a Frontenac head. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,647
Re: You Tube Roadster Body Rebuild Series; from the Subrails Up!

McMimmcs,

I commend Casey for keeping a lot of us updated on his progress. The lack of posts does not mean people are not following this thread.

Itís not a problem for me, is it a problem for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,878
Re: Looking for commiseration

I’m with you. It’s your car, call it whatever makes sense to you.

Naming a car a female name is just an unwritten rule, like in Baseball that is made to be broken.

In my case, they are just a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Re: Pulling the Cylinder Head

Use the search function on You Tube to look up “Model A Cylinder Head”. There are a number of videos on the subject including three recent ones by Alexiskai0 who is a member and contributor here on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,638
Re: Leg room question

Russ,

Bill was a frequent poster and a great resource on the Barn for many years. Unfortunately, Bill passed away some time ago.

I have a 29 Roadster and a 30 Roadster, and the 30 Roadster has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,003
Re: Key start

I donít remember. Iíll try it when I get home tomorrow.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,003
Re: Key start

I donít know, Iíve just been doing it for 7 years and it works for me and it starts on the first or second time I press the starter even after it sits for some time. I only press the starter for one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2021, 01:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,003
Re: Key start

I have a Zenith and I donít have to hold the choke open when I press the starter. I leave the GAV at 1/4 turn, pull the choke a couple of times before I press the starter and she starts up every...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,376
Re: Nu-Rex Electronic Ignition Help

X2. I agree with Tudor that it is the quickest way to get it started.

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,609
Re: Jim Brierely"s Book

I heard about Jimís book when I joined the Barn in 2014. Couldnít wait so I drove 30 miles down to Temecula to get it, and Jim gave me a tour of his cars which was a bonus.

My wifeís 30 Roadster...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,230
Re: Steering box grease?

Quote:
Originally Posted by JKY View Post
We don't use grease. Opened a couple that had been greased and it was all caked around the casing and nothing was on the actual gears. Cornhead may be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Re: Model A gas guage !

Intelligent minds think alike!

David Serrano
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Re: Model A gas guage !

Hey H.T.,

Make your own stick. I would use the stick to see how much is the tank and mark it. Add 5 gallons and mark it. The difference between the two is approximately 1/2 a tank. From that you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2021, 03:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,139
Re: 108 in Portland

We get those temp’s all the time in Inland Southern Cal. If it’s 100 to 110, we drive before 11 am and after 5 pm when it cools down to the low 90’s.

My wife and I grew up here when we didn’t...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,724
Re: Tom Wesenberg

Crankster,

When you make statements like that on a public forum you should also state where you got the information. How do you know what his assets are? How do you know what his net worth is,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Re: Thought I had it!

The above comments are all good. Also make sure you have the spark lever about half way down after you start the car. I’ve forgotten to do that myself.

The previous owner of my car told me his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,130
Re: NO starter? NO hill? Here's "Plan C" in 45 seconds

Some of us (me included) are at that age where itís easy to forget.

David Serrano
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