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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,410
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Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

I have a 1930 Tudor and it is happy at 45-52 all day long. It will run up to 60 fairly easy, but you can tell it is unhappy spinning that fast. I plan to add an overdrive, but I plan to rebuild...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,085
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Oil Breather tube 20 inch flex tube

I have very little blow by from my engine so there was hardly any smell, but my wife could smell it. The breather tube helped.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Model A hot water heater installation

The thermostat is in the upper hose by the radiator neck. The water inlet has a special pick up to help direct water into the heater. There seems to be plenty of water circulating through the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Model A hot water heater installation

In the upper right of the third picture it shows where the hot water lines run through the firewall.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Model A hot water heater installation

Hello,
My cooling system works well and I have a firewall insulator on my car so I run a nice warm 180 degree thermostat year round. The engine can run warm and efficient without cooking the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By bdtutton
Model A hot water heater installation

Hello all,
I purchased a brand new A-18480 (6v) hot water heater for my 1930 Tudor from Snyder's Antique Auto Parts. It seemed to be a good heater with a really interesting variable speed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,383
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Radial sway

I have a 1930 Tudor that had bias ply Firestone tires on for years. Last year I put a set of American Classic Tubed Radial Whitewalls (Made in USA) on my car and have put 5000 miles on the car in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,195
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Hot water heater will not fit

I talked to Snyder's today and they said no-one there had ever put one in themselves, but they have talked to several customers that had. It sounded like most had been installed in the Fordor model...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,195
Posted By bdtutton
Hot water heater will not fit

Hello,
I just purchased a brand new A-18480 hot water heater for my 1930 Tudor from Snyder's Antique Auto Parts. It seems to be a great heater, but I can not figure out how to make it fit in my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 784
Posted By bdtutton
Fuel Valve Leak Around Threads

Hello,
I have a 1930 Tudor and i decided to replace the fuel valve because it was leaking a little and the inside of the car smelled like gasoline. I replaced the valve with a nice new one. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,982
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Timken front wheel bearings good source

I bought a set of Timken bearings from Bratton's for the front wheels of my Tudor. The bearings were marked Made In USA and seemed to be of the exceptional quality i would expect from bearings made...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,355
Posted By bdtutton
Save it or drive it

Hello,
I have a 1930 Tudor that is really nice and mostly original except for a few safety modifications (seat belts, LED light bulbs, turn signals, electric wiper...etc) that I drive about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Head Gasket

I had rust around all my bolts through the head and it was almost impossible to move so I finally decided to buy a head puller and it was more than worth the money. It still was not easy, but I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,809
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Taking the plunge into Model A ownership!

I think the parameter I would look at is WHY you want to be involved with old cars. Are you looking for a project to restore because you love bringing vehicles back to life or do you just want to...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-07-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By bdtutton
Re: 1915 touring car height with top up

Thank you for the feedback....my garage door clearance is about 78 inches so my 1930 Tudor gets in and out, but a 1915 Touring car would not fit without lowering the top. The problem I have is that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Accessory fuse panel

I guess I did forget to mention that I do have a very nice touring alternator that puts out plenty of power to drive the accessories I plan to add. I am concerned about the amp meter though because...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By bdtutton
Accessory fuse panel

Hello,
I am thinking of adding an accessory fuse panel to my 6 V model A to accommodate the additional accessories I plan to add to the car. When I purchased the car it already had turn signals...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By bdtutton
6v backup lights

Hello,
I was just wondering if there are any optional back up light kits for a model A with a 6v system. I know I could build one fairly easy by purchasing some standard 12 V clear lens lights...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By bdtutton
6v driving lights

Hello,
The days are starting to get shorter here in Michigan and it wonít be long and Iíll be doing a lot more night driving and trying to avoid deer. I have a 6 V system and Iíve converted my...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-24-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By bdtutton
1915 touring car height with top up

Hello,
I have been looking at 1914 and 1915 model T touring cars and every time I see one with the top up I wonder if it will fit in my garage because of the height. It seems that every time I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,017
Posted By bdtutton
Best 6V battery

It has been a long time since I purchased a 6V battery and my car and tractor are both turning over kind of slow lately. I was wondering what battery brand people are most happy with. I am OK...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,113
Posted By bdtutton
New Front Wheel Bearings

Hello,
First I would like to thank all the great people that answer questions on this forum. I don't personally know any other people in my area with Model As.

When I bought my 1930...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By bdtutton
Hidden Safety Features

I am so happy to be part of this forum...so many people have come up with great ideas to help me keep my Model A running like a champ!!!

I am trying to keep my 1930 Tudor looking like it did...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,731
Posted By bdtutton
Re: Lighting for speedometer and gas gauge

I was the one that originally started this thread. Per the instructions in this thread, I replaced the 6v bulb with a 12v bulb and the light is bright enough to light the speedometer, but is not so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,556
Posted By bdtutton
Re: What Defines Over-Revving The Model A's Engine

I have a 1930 Tudor and it cruises nicely until about 50-52 MPH. As I exceed those speeds the noise and vibration greatly increase. I am not sure if I have the original 3.78 gears or if they have...
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