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Old 01-12-2021, 12:51 AM   #1
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just got my 29 pickup will do a preservation and make the truck road worthy - runs good starts rite up but carb leks out intake side while running needs brakes and steering help etc. - so far so good! im also on the h.a.m.b. under an alias as i didnt know they were connected - ill try and post a pic
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Old 01-12-2021, 01:00 AM   #2
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Awesome truck! Welcome to the 'Barn'...
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welcome to the barn! I also have a 1929 pickup. Hope you’re not too tall or heavy because there sure isn’t much room in the cab.
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Old 01-12-2021, 08:32 AM   #4
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I also have a 29ccpu since 1961 a lot of enjoyment except for the drivers side spare a dog to get in and out now that I'm approaching 79 years.
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Old 01-12-2021, 08:41 AM   #5
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I also have a 29ccpu since 1961 a lot of enjoyment except for the drivers side spare a dog to get in and out now that I'm approaching 79 years.
Could always tie the spare to the radiator!

Welcome, great looking truck. My first 'car' was a 65 F100.
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Old 01-12-2021, 08:45 AM   #6
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Welcome to Ford Barn. You have a very nice looking truck. Enjoy the ride!
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Old 01-12-2021, 09:21 AM   #7
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Looks nice! Welcome to the barn....
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Old 01-12-2021, 10:32 AM   #8
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yes being 6' tall i find its easyer getting in and out the passenger side - plus that door opens and closes better!
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Old 01-12-2021, 12:02 PM   #9
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That’s a pretty straight ‘ol Pickup! Being 6’2” and a wee bit more than 230 lbs I was struggling to figure out how I would ever drive my ‘30 when it was done. I’d shortened the clutch and break peddles on my Coupe which helped a lot. I did the same with the pickup plus bent the shifter to the right an inch or so and tied the seat and backrest springs down as much as they would go. Now it’s reasonable although I still slide in butt first into the passenger side to get my legs in and out.
An alternative is to replace the seat springs with foam rubber but I wanted to have the vehicle judged at Oshkosh in Touring Class. Now, it the meet greet happens, that’s another issue!
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Old 01-13-2021, 02:10 PM   #10
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There are less thick seats available.
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Old 01-13-2021, 05:39 PM   #11
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Amazing how these old machines keep coming out of the woodwork.
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Old 01-13-2021, 06:23 PM   #12
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:47 PM   #13
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Welcome. Nice looking truck, hope you enjoy it. Where are you located? Ned
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Old 01-14-2021, 10:18 PM   #14
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thanx for the welcomes - im having a blast working on this old truck doing the brakes and trying to figure out a pesky carb leak - leaks out the intake side of carb while running and i think ive traced it out to a sticky intake valve so its getting the MMO treatment - hope i can get it unstuck
ned im in New Mexico,Alamogordo

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Old 01-14-2021, 10:40 PM   #15
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65f100 Welcome to the site, A stuck intake valve is not likely the cause of your carb leak even though Marvel mystery oil is ok . Your probably going to have to check out the carb. clean it set the float level make sure the float valve is working set all the adjustments and maybe with some luck itíll quit dripping. good luck my first model A was a 29 pickup.
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I and others would strongly suggest that you join your local MARC or MAFCA Model A club chapter. You will find other Model A owners who can provide lots of help and advice, if you want it. MARC - Model A Restorers’ Club; MAFCA - Model A Ford Club of America.
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Please expound, where ?
Snyder's makes the springs.
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Snyder's makes the springs.

Would these work?

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Old 01-15-2021, 11:37 PM   #19
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thank you for the advice Conaway2/frank mcdaniels i have joined a local club and they have been a help with the brake job - the stuck valve turned out to be an exhaust valve so ill keep at it till i get it - hope to have my truck on the road by the end of feb. - been having a good time with this piece of history im amazed at how easy every thing i put a tool to comes apart!
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Old 01-16-2021, 12:48 AM   #20
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Best of luck with your new truck, and welcome to the forum.

Don't worry, if it didn't leak, didn't need better brakes, and didn't need help with the steering it would not be a Model A.
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