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Hal Davis (MODEL A HAL)

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  1. I've never tried this, but some of the hit and miss engine guys take the head off and pour about 1/4" of brake fluid on top of the piston then set the brake fluid on fire. Seems like some let it soak for a few days first. Anyway, the theory is that the heat will expand the cylinder, but the liquid will keep the piston cool (or at least cooler than the cylinder). Don't know if it will work with aluminum pistons, though. Hit and miss engine pistons are cast iron. Another trick is to make an adapter for the spark plug hole so you can put a grease fitting on it, then use a grease gun to pump the c
  2. Thanks to all. I went ahead and got laminated safety glass for the windshield as well as the four door windows. I installed the windshield glass yesterday with no problem. I have window channels on order for the door glass. I'll see soon enough how it fits. As for the thickness of the old glass, it varied greatly from one window to the next. I think I will be in good shape, though. Someone had messed with the glass in this car sometime earlier. As Howard correctly states, Model A's had safety glass in the windshield and plate glass everywhere else. When I removed the glass from the car, I foun
  3. Will 1/4" safety glass from the local glass company fit the window channels and winshield frame of a Model A Ford? Sure is a lot cheaper! Also, what does AS1 rating mean? Thanks, Hal
  4. An interesting fact:<P>Some early car radios used the "chicken wire" that supports the top as an antenna. <P>I'll bet that reception really sucked without our modern resistor plugs and wires.
  5. Sondra,<P>There was an excellent article in the Spring 2000 issue of American Heritage of Invention & Technology about the early development of automobile radios. It was entitled "Radios Hit the Road" by Michael Lamm. They have a website but the only article from that issue NOT on line is the one about car radios. Your local library may have the back issues as well. If you can't find it and are still interested, e-mail me, and I'll see what I can do. Here is a link to their website, anyway. <BR> <A HREF="http://www.americanheritage.com/i&t/" TARGET=_blank>http://www.a
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