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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: What is this part called?

What color should they be painted? Body color or black to match the fenders?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,991
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: 1929 double a won't start, help

Your timing gear shouldn't wobble or be eccentric. Something's going on there, and I suspect it is misaligned on the shaft. You may just have to remove the pulley and the front cover, get in there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Fitment of 28-29 lower cow patch panels?

Russ/40 has it right. My cowl panel replacements needed compound curve massaging and sharper bends at the A pillar. It took me a lot of time with the body hammer and dolly to get it right. You might...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,675
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Can't get engine started after changing timing gear

You said it ran for a short while as smooth as silk? It isn't timing gear misalignment. That won't ever run smooth one moment, not so the next. Simplest next step is starting fluid. If it won't start...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,355
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Ramps vs Jack Stands

I use 16-inch old implement discs and 2-1/2 inch pipe or thick-wall tube (thicker the better) thoroughly welded together with 2-1/4 inch tube inside and half-inch rod or bolts drilled through the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: 12 Leaf Front Spring ??

28-29 AA axle shouldn't be any different than the car axle.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: 12 Leaf Front Spring ??

Model AAs have 12 leaves, so ursus likely has gone to the heart of the issue. They were more plentiful in scrap yards with less chance that someone wanted to resurrect a one-ton truck than a coupe,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: AA express tailgate

I'm with you on this one. I'd like to have the tailgate and the express bed that goes with it. The tailgate is too short for any other bed, I'm thinking.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,157
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Starting the Model A with a crank

I always used a clothes pin to hold open the choke, and a wire to push it closed after the first yank on the crank. Always started right up. I seldom used the starter as I enjoyed the ceremony of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,988
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: New guy and I have a weird question

No thermostat, and I'm sure that was a contributing factor, but without pressurization, it only would get warm, not hot.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,988
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: New guy and I have a weird question

I had a hot water heater in my '29 Model A standard coupe and it seldom had enough heat to warm the cab. Non-pressurized systems don't get warm quickly, or at all, in very cold weather, and that was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Window Regulators

The rollers at the end of the arms are notorious for crumbling, as the originals were made of pot metal and seized up from rust and corrosion. If you want function and aren't worried about judging...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: A special kind of nut

Wrndln, Ernie, thank you both for some fresh direction. I'm considering tack welding a hex nut (1/4-20), but will first try direct contact with suppliers. I'm changing things up a bit anyway on these...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By Osage Orange
A special kind of nut

I'm trying to find a source for the nuts that are inserted in a three-hole door window regulator. I have the nut inserts on the passenger side of my '29AA door, but they are missing on the driver's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,444
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Is One of Your Windows Hard to Wind Up?

I'm using sliding glass door bearings and making my own 28 - M30 pickup metal glass channel out of 18 gauge. Unfortunately I couldn't find bearings quite small enough to fit in the channels sold by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,118
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: First Time Tire Change

I had always used talcum powder for lubricant, especially on the innertubes. It helps them avoid bunching and pinching when inflating. Also, when partially inflating the innertubes to check for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,166
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: speedo cable lubrication??

I've always used powdered graphite to lubricate speedometer cables. Make sure you put plenty down inside the housing and that should do it. Grease attracts dirt and can harden.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,382
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Heated Seats In The Model "A"

Back in college, when I was driving my '29 A coupe to and from classes in 1969, I'd occasionally offer a ride to a young lady and on cold winter mornings stress the need to move closer to me so that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,656
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: What are some of the counter intuitive things you have learned about a Model A?

When crank starting a Model A, don't wrap your thumb around the handle, rather cup it on the same side as your other fingers and only pull up on the crank. Otherwise, if you've forgotten to set the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,624
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

Back in '68 the Sears and Wards warehouses were just a few blocks from each other in Kansas City's Northeast neighborhood. I bought tires and a muffler from them, but don't remember which. Pace's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,412
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

When I bought my first car, a '29 A coupe, I didn't check anything on it before driving it 30 minutes home in rush hour city traffic. Well, first the front brakes weren't working, then I lost a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 10-17-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Window lift rollers

If your metal rollers are roached and/or your nylon versions aren't cutting it, do what I've had to do: get to the hardware store and check on patio or screen door rollers. I had to special order a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,790
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: What's the latest you can remember anyone using an A?

Parked my '29 A standard coupe in late October 1969, right after my parents loaned me the $900 to buy a neighbor's '64 barracuda. I'd bought the A in August 1968 for $450 and spent probably another...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,533
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: truck lift

I was a reporter for 17 years, and saw a lot of ugly carnage. One of the worst was the guy doing work beneath a double-wide trailer that had been using concrete blocks and no backup. Aaaagh!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,162
Posted By Osage Orange
Re: Do you drive your A in the snow or stormy weather?

When I was in college back in '68-69 and driving my '29 A coupe daily, yes, I was out in all kinds of weather, including heavy snow. Non-pressurized radiator and a simple heater core with a fan...
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