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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,212
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Leather main bearing

Had a friend that bought a Model A a few years ago that ran and drove fairly well. After a couple years he restored it and found in the transmission someone had whittled the cluster gear shaft out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Condenser mount

38 years ago I was having trouble with the condenser burning out because of the manifold heater over heating it. I moved the condenser to the fire wall and haven't changed it in 38 years. Never...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,312
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Jumping a 6 volt battery

I learned my lesson back 50 some years ago. I jumped a 48 ford pickup that was 6 volt from a 56 ford 1 1/2 ton truck that was 12 volts. started 48 and got out to unhook jumpers and I think steam...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: New-to-me '29, Butchered Fenders?

I remember back in the 50's there was a craze where boys "dehorned" their Model A's and they looked something like that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: 1930 Firewall Fuel Bowl

I have a 1930 roadster pickup with an original cast iron bowl.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,450
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: throw-out bearing

Just ordered new clutch, pressure plate, pilot bearing and throw out bearing yesterday. Hope they don't send me one of those bearings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,480
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Distributor Removal Tip Re Ignition Cable Clamp

If my cars had a clamp like Bob's I would just bend it up till I changed things out and then bend it back down.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,888
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Boy, does this hit close to home

In 1970 I sold a 1928 model A coup to buy a wedding ring. 39 years later she ran off with a cowboy and I've been happy ever since. My girl friend now backs me every step of the way and loves my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,390
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Persistent Leaky Fuel Shutoff Valve

I have one "A" with powder rust in it that gave me trouble for several years. I replaced the valve twice and pencil filter both times and still had fine rust go through and stop up my sediment bowl....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Fuel shut off valve

What I have done on one of my "A" tanks that has a small rust problem and ruins my valve soon after I install a new one even with a new pencil filter is put a magnet with a hook on it inside the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,493
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Thermo Quail

I have had one on my roadster pickup for close to 10 years and like it real well. When I climb some steep mountains here in the Ozarks it tells me when I need to ease up a little. I have always...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,810
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Spark advance question

Remember, starting without retarding the spark will sometimes kick back on the starter and bend the shaft. Just for newbies that don't know yet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,600
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Model A cracked block

I don't know if you may have another crack some where else but I fixed a jeep block 32 years ago that was worse than that with bondo. Still holds water under pressure.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: transmission noise while in neutral, goes away when clutch is depressed.

Hard to say what makes the noise for sure with out disassembling it, but it probable is a rough bearing new or used.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,524
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Knock on Model A's door

I had a similar noise when I bought my 30 tudor a few years ago. It was on the passenger side. I found that it was the body mount on the back corner had broken. I can't remember how I repaired it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,518
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Vapor Lock

I use 4 wooden close pins clipped on gas line close to carb. Its worked for years for me and a lot more that have tried it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,062
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Shortened Pitman Arm

I have had shortened pitman arms on two of my cars for 10 years. I like them because it lessened the effort to turn the steering wheel. My cars both still turn against the stops right and left. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: gas cap gasket

Make sure not to seal off the vent holes. I made that mistake once.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,894
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Miles Per Gallon

It sounds unbelievable but I got 24.4 once on a tour. I had just tuned it up and drove 45 to 50. Never got that before or after.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-29-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Leaking Head bolt?

I would try removing the nut and use a lead washer under it and put in some stop leak.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,601
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Gear oil

I don't know much about oils and there make up but I know from working with steam engines for the last 50 years you use 600w for steam lubricators on the engines. Other oils brake down under the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,227
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Fuel Tank Purchase

I have a rusty tank on one of my model a's that looks like the pictures above. What I have found that works for me is placing a magnet that has a loop on it down inside the tank that I can reach...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,314
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: Brake Rod Anti Rattler

Just got done installing all 6 springs this evening. Other than a little trouble with a couple cotter pins it was a breeze. Even if it took me all evening.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,046
Posted By Gold Digger

My 1930 AA has west coast type mirrors. I know they aren't period correct but have been there for 70+ years. It was in a movie a few years back and they asked me to remove them to look "1930". ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,986
Posted By Gold Digger
Re: wedding decoaration ideas

I remember a friend got married back in 1964 in a brand new 64 fairlane. Some one wrote just married on the side of it with shaving cream. After washing it off it still could be seen in the...
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