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  • Mitch
    Reply to coil wiring
    by Mitch
    We know there are many ways to check coil polarity. It's even tougher when the coil is not marked with + or -. Whenever an A comes into the shop for driveability, part of the diagnosis is to throw the polarity tester on it. The vendors all sell them, it's quick and easy...
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    Today, 08:01 PM
  • Richard Knight
    Reply to coil wiring
    by Richard Knight
    Thanks again, Yup car is stock, positive ground. Was wired backwards. Power was out for 18hrs do to storm so did not get to work on the car today Rick
    Today, 07:54 PM
  • Big hammer
    Reply to Good morning thread
    by Big hammer
    Great news Hooter! Yep prayers for the Wiz!...
    Today, 07:41 PM
  • Mitch
    Reply to Jim Bullock passed away from Covid
    by Mitch
    It's very sad to hear this. Jim has helped many VFF members with his expert carburetor services. I, too, have discussed things with him on the phone, and as mentioned above he was a pure gentleman. Unfortunately, we have lost some Model A brothers this year from Covid. This is a time to pray for Jim's loved ones and friends. It is not the time or place to preach personal beliefs, or push any agendas,...
    Today, 07:30 PM
  • Ted Duke
    Reply to What did you fix today, not A related
    by Ted Duke
    I think it might!
    Today, 07:29 PM
  • Ward
    Reply to Ammeter Restoration Materials
    by Ward
    Maybe this stuff?

    https://www.mcmaster.com/thermal-ins...lation-sheets/...
    Today, 07:27 PM
  • Jedmundcars
    Reply to Good morning thread
    by Jedmundcars
    Great to hear Hooter.
    Today, 07:23 PM
  • 1930 Closed Cab PU
    Reply to What did you fix today, not A related
    by 1930 Closed Cab PU
    Does the beer help in laying the wandering pattern?...
    Today, 07:18 PM
  • Mitch
    Reply to Good morning thread
    by Mitch
    Wonderful news Hooter....
    Today, 07:15 PM
  • pAAt
    Reply to What did you fix today, not A related
    by pAAt


    --------------------------------JW , it's been sold .-----------------------------------...
    Today, 07:10 PM
  • Ted Duke
    Reply to What did you fix today, not A related
    by Ted Duke
    After Helen's dentist appointment and my Kroger shopping, and a quick stop at Wallyworld for two things Kroger refuses to carry, we made it home and put everything away. Then a nap as we stayed up to watch Freddy Freeman and his Braves win the first game of the Series.

    Made an appointment for the Moderna third shot for mid-November after checking with our PRN.
    ...
    Today, 07:06 PM
  • Apple Green Wheels Rule
    Reply to Good morning thread
    by Apple Green Wheels Rule
    Drink tomato juice everyday......it will help the prostate enlargement, can't guarantee penis enlargement but it does help with the prostate....
    Today, 07:05 PM
  • Dan Partain
    Ammeter Restoration Materials
    by Dan Partain
    Does anyone know of a source for the hard fiber insulating material in the back of the ammeter?
    This is the part that burns and leads to a short when the the little carriage bolts get loose and heat up.
    I need to restore one and haven't found any material to replace the original piece.
    ...
    Today, 07:01 PM
  • copgib
    Reply to Jim Bullock passed away from Covid
    by copgib
    Our prayers will be with his family. I did some carb business with Jim and when I talked to him on the phone he was very knowledgable and friendly. He will be missed! The Model A as well as the rest of the country has lost a great man! Hooter
    Today, 06:57 PM
  • pAAt
    Reply to Good morning thread
    by pAAt
    Great news Hooter !!
    Today, 06:51 PM
  • copgib
    Reply to Good morning thread
    by copgib
    Good evening my fellow VFFers. I went to my doctors appointment 11am today and the doctor stated I was Cancer Free! No cancer in the biospy samples they took. I do have an enlarged Prostate which they are controlling with medication. The doctor believes that my enlarged prostate is what is giving me above normal readings on my PSA test. To be honest, when I heard the news that I was Cancer Free, I...
    Today, 06:49 PM
  • Jwmckenzie
    Reply to What did you fix today, not A related
    by Jwmckenzie
    Yes...
    Today, 06:46 PM
  • pAAt
    Reply to What did you fix today, not A related
    by pAAt
    Is he interested in it ? I left a message for Scott....
    Today, 06:35 PM
  • Jwmckenzie
    Reply to What did you fix today, not A related
    by Jwmckenzie
    My nephew is looking for a AA chassis for a Firetruck. He was second in line for this truck....
    Today, 06:31 PM
  • Jamey E
    Reply to Jim Bullock passed away from Covid
    by Jamey E
    Holy cow!! Me & him had been talking about a carb for Jesse’s car. Oh I hate that for his family...
    Today, 06:31 PM
  • pAAt
    Reply to What did you fix today, not A related
    by pAAt
    No, Scott messaged me this morning and asked if I wanted to buy it. I said I had enough stuff, but would post it here. I'll check, but it was a good deal, glass and all....
    Today, 06:28 PM
  • Jwmckenzie
    Reply to What did you fix today, not A related
    by Jwmckenzie
    Pat, did you buy this? My nephew said it sold....
    Today, 06:21 PM
  • Michael M
    Fill ‘er up!
    by Michael M
    Another nice pic of a Model A in it’s time period. See the original here:

    https://www.shorpy.com/
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    Today, 06:14 PM
  • Patrick
    Reply to Back in the day . . . 30W30!
    by Patrick
    37 posts on oil. Maybe this graph will convince some how multi oil works.
    The oil does not get thicker as it warms....
    Today, 06:11 PM
  • Matt
    Reply to Jim Bullock passed away from Covid
    by Matt
    This is so sad to hear. Jim was a very friendly and extremely helpful fellow in addition to being the absolute best on all types of Model A carbs. He restored two for me several years ago and they have been just great. I planned to see if he would tackle an old Winfield I picked up a number of years ago; sadly I procrastinated. This is a great loss to his family and to our hobby. Rest in peace Ji...
    Today, 06:10 PM
  • Michael M
    Reply to Jim Bullock passed away from Covid
    by Michael M
    Condolences and prayers to Jim’s family and all those who now mourn him.

    May his soul Rest In Peace....
    Today, 06:04 PM
  • WMWS
    Reply to Jim Bullock passed away from Covid
    by WMWS
    So sad. He was the friendliest most helpful guy I ever talked to. My condolences to the whole family.
    Today, 06:03 PM
  • conaway2
    Reply to Ammeter restoration
    by conaway2
    I also just installed a very nice original ammeter I bought from Gary. Night and day difference in performance from the repro. The needle is much more stable - no jumping around like the repro. The original meter movement.seems to be much better damped....
    Today, 05:34 PM
  • Bob C
    Reply to Jim Bullock passed away from Covid
    by Bob C
    So sorry to hear this.
    Today, 05:19 PM
  • Bill Cilker
    Victoria Information Wanted
    by Bill Cilker
    I am working on a Victoria Supplement for the Restoration Guidelines. It is about finished and the Supplement will be reviewed this Tuesday by the MAFCA JSC.

    I am still looking for pictures or information on the following. I would like pictures of the Brown Bedford Cord interior from an unrestored car. No matter what condition.

    I would also like a picture of the door pa...
    Today, 05:18 PM
  • Bill Cilker
    Victoria information wanted
    by Bill Cilker
    I am working on a Victoria Supplement for the Restoration Guidelines. It is about finished and the Supplement will be reviewed this Tuesday by the MAFCA JSC.

    I am still looking for pictures or information on the following. I would like pictures of the Brown Bedford Cord interior from an unrestored car. No matter what condition.

    I would also like a picture of the door pa...
    Today, 05:16 PM
  • pAAt
    Reply to Good morning thread
    by pAAt
    Our Ash trees are all dying around here Tree service is my neighbor who burns wood Bummer on the car !!...
    Today, 04:59 PM
  • eystein
    Briggs Body Windlace material
    by eystein
    For most body styles the Judging Standards say "Worsted Cloth". Now, my understanding of the term Worsted Cloth is that it determines the quality of the weave and not the pattern.

    On my Cabriolet I have the "Diamond Pattern" material as supplied by LeBaron Bonney
    I have also seen this material being used on several very high scoring cars.

    The original...
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    Today, 04:57 PM
  • Jedmundcars
    Reply to Jim Bullock passed away from Covid
    by Jedmundcars
    Man that’s terrible news. Great guy....
    Today, 04:54 PM
  • Jim Mason
    Reply to What's the torque setting for manifold bolts?
    by Jim Mason
    Somewhere between "it's leaking " and " grawliks, it broke"...
    Today, 04:49 PM
  • Jedmundcars
    Reply to Good morning thread
    by Jedmundcars
    Bummer for the Beemer Jon...
    Today, 04:39 PM
  • PepeLoco
    Jim Bullock passed away from Covid
    by PepeLoco
    His wife called left me a message. He passed away two days ago.
    He got Covid last week. And I just talked to him on the 14th. Really sad. We are losing some really good folks to this damn virus.
    They are not sure what is going to happen with the carb business. We need to give the family some time; and of course our thoughts and prayers.
    Pepe
    Today, 04:17 PM
  • Mitch
    Reply to Light Switch
    by Mitch
    They always do...
    Today, 04:07 PM
  • DBaldwin
    Reply to What did you do today that was model a related?
    by DBaldwin
    ahoogakev look what I found for you! Now you got something to go by.here a picture and the original listing https://www.ebay.com/itm/324851293861
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    Today, 03:57 PM
  • DBaldwin
    Reply to What did you do today that was model a related?
    by DBaldwin
    Lol kaiserwilly’s just informed me their distributor’s are on back order too! Amazon says they’ve got one left and can have it to me by the first week in November. On a positive note my glass arrived today for the ccpu, Yeah!! after dinner I can start the install ....
    Today, 03:50 PM
  • CSPIDY
    Reply to Disabling anti-drainback valve on accessory oil filters
    by CSPIDY
    In the first 50 years when non detergent oil was in most all model As, no filter is needed.
    just had to drop the pan occasionally and clean out the crap in the bottom of the pan
    with the use of detergent oils, it is advisable to use a filter....
    Today, 03:44 PM
  • Jwmckenzie
    Reply to Shaping the deck lid skin.
    by Jwmckenzie
    Me too, has anyone purchased the $130 offering. Saw this on Amazon.

    Stark Professional Shaping Sharper Benchtop Machine Workbench English Wheel Sturdy Sheet Metal Shaping Bench, Green - - Amazon.com

    Harbor Freight has one for $350 looks beefier.

    English Wheel Kit with Stand (harborfreight.com)

    Not sure I want to spend big bucks until I see if...
    Today, 03:42 PM
  • Tom Wesenberg
    Reply to coil wiring
    by Tom Wesenberg
    According to Chicagoland MG club posting on "coil polarity", the coil produces the same voltage wired either way, but the spark plug fires easier if the hot center electrode is negative. Thus the importance of correctly wiring the coil.
    Today, 03:36 PM
  • Jwmckenzie
    Reply to Good morning thread
    by Jwmckenzie
    ...for my Beemer ...
    Today, 03:35 PM
  • Tom Wesenberg
    Reply to Back in the day . . . 30W30!
    by Tom Wesenberg
    At 50+ MPH with a crank without counterweights, I can easily see the center main being wiped out.
    The two center throws are a lot of weight being thrown against the bearing....
    Today, 03:25 PM
  • Apple Green Wheels Rule
    Reply to Good morning thread
    by Apple Green Wheels Rule
    Real Bummer!!!!
    Today, 03:24 PM
  • Mitch
    Reply to Good morning thread
    by Mitch
    Wheeew
    Today, 03:11 PM
  • rheacox
    Reply to Back in the day . . . 30W30!
    by rheacox
    Here's a good graph that illustrates how a multi-viscosity oil works.
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    Today, 03:09 PM
  • Greynomad
    Reply to Post Your Joke Thread!
    by Greynomad
    A group of women were at a seminar on how to live in a loving relationship with their husbands.
    The women were asked, "How many of you love your husband?" All the women raised their hands.
    Then they were asked, "When was the last time you told your husband you loved him?"
    Some women answered today, a few yesterday, and some couldn't remember.
    The women were...
    Today, 02:58 PM
  • JDupuis
    Reply to What's the torque setting for manifold bolts?
    by JDupuis
    Kevin in NJ
    This one’s for you Bud.
    Today, 02:51 PM
  • Tom Wesenberg
    Reply to Thermostat installation
    by Tom Wesenberg
    Now that I had to move 150 miles north I've been told it will add a month to my winters. Other than that this will be a much better place to live than the area of Brooklyn Park. This Friday will be my last haul of what I can salvage, so now I need to put the blade back on my Cub Cadet to plow snow. Don't know why I bother to plow snow since it won't grow anything....
    Today, 02:48 PM
  • Tom Wesenberg
    Reply to Mouse Deterrent
    by Tom Wesenberg
    My neighbor recently said Cedar chips in a bag work to keep the mice out. I don't know if that works or not, as I've never heard that before.
    I do know that soap and drier sheets don't work for me, as the soap has been chewed away and mice make nests from the drier sheets.
    Cats are great mousers. I like Victor mouse traps baited with peanut butter. Sticky sheets and block poison are also...
    Today, 02:42 PM
  • Jwmckenzie
    Reply to Good morning thread
    by Jwmckenzie
    We had high winds last night and at 2:30am I thought I heard a limb hit the house. I got up and did a quick look from the inside of the house and nothing, so went back to bed. This morning I did a walk around and didn't see any damage.... Mary went to back the BMW out of the drive and here was the damage....



    It's a hardtop Convertible, so glass shops don't...
    Today, 02:35 PM
  • Tom Wesenberg
    Reply to Shaping the deck lid skin.
    by Tom Wesenberg
    Very nice!
    I've never tried an English Wheel, but sure would like to learn to use one some day.
    Today, 02:20 PM
  • Marco Tahtaras
    Reply to Thermostat installation
    by Marco Tahtaras
    But you have 9 months of Winter! ...
    Today, 02:10 PM
  • Dave hummell
    Reply to Just a thought
    by Dave hummell
    I just bought a 32 pickup cab and it was setting on a 30-31 frame and there isn't that big of a deal to mount it on my frame.
    Today, 02:09 PM
  • DaWizard
    Reply to Thermostat installation
    by DaWizard
    Make sure that you check the stats in a pot of hot water with therometer before installing and to see what temp they open at and they actually work.
    Today, 01:57 PM
  • alexiskai
    Reply to Disabling anti-drainback valve on accessory oil filters
    by alexiskai
    There are plenty of threads about whether oil filters are necessary, this doesn't need to be one of them....
    Today, 01:39 PM
  • Tom Wesenberg
    Reply to Thermostat installation
    by Tom Wesenberg
    X2
    I also like a 180* stat....
    Today, 01:30 PM
  • Kevin in NJ
    Reply to Disabling anti-drainback valve on accessory oil filters
    by Kevin in NJ
    Sorry, but the statement "To my knowledge, there is no evidentiary basis" makes me laugh.

    You do realize there is not evidentiary bases that show a filter does anything for the life of the Model A engine in the first place.

    We do know that millions of Model A's went the first 50 years without filters in the days before paved roads were a thing. We do know people...
    Today, 01:27 PM
  • Rob Doe
    Reply to Thermostat installation
    by Rob Doe
    Reporting back with intermediate results.

    Have read through multiple older threads again. Comments made here seem accurate. I first installed the stat below the gauge as experiment. See my pics. It took a good while to warm up, I think my bypass holes were too large. Engine temp leveled out at 140 when driving. Temperature outside was about 55*. I had filled with water, so drained and...
    Today, 01:23 PM
  • warhorseracing
    Reply to Fire destroys classic car restoration workshop in Grand Traverse County
    by warhorseracing
    Very tragic. He has retained a good attitude through his diversity.
    Today, 01:15 PM
  • Steve Plucker
    Reply to Steering wheel
    by Steve Plucker
    Hello Mr. Baggypants<

    According to the RG's, Steering wheels used with the 2-tooth steering assemblies were keyed. The 2-tooth steering columns were used from February 1929 through production.

    Pluck
    Today, 12:14 PM
  • CarlG
    Reply to Rear end gears for model A
    by CarlG
    I could never understand why some put a 4.11 rear then add a 26% Overdrive. Just seems counter productive.
    Today, 11:57 AM
  • Mitch
    Reply to How do you ‘burp’ your A?
    by Mitch
    Posted this before, but a more eye pleasing way to hold the stat in place, is to use a piece of old lower hose inside the upper.
    Skyward = Top
    Today, 11:31 AM
  • Jim/GA
    Reply to How do you ‘burp’ your A?
    by Jim/GA
    Yes.

    When I install the thermostat in the upper hose, I place one of the little vent holes in the thermostat in line with the red stripe on the hose. Then you orient that red stripe "on top" when you install the hose and you know that the vent hole is at the top.

    I also place an extra hose clamp on the upper hose over the body of the thermostat to keep it in place,...
    Today, 11:25 AM
  • alexiskai
    Reply to Fire destroys classic car restoration workshop in Grand Traverse County
    by alexiskai
    Hagerty has posted a video visit with Mike following the fire.

    ...
    Today, 11:18 AM
  • Dilrod
    Reply to Welcome ~ Introductions
    by Dilrod
    Welcome Gil!
    Today, 11:15 AM
  • Ray Horton
    Reply to What did you do today that was model a related?
    by Ray Horton
    You gonna like!...
    Today, 11:05 AM
  • Marco Tahtaras
    Reply to How do you ‘burp’ your A?
    by Marco Tahtaras
    Top, highest up to minimize the air pocket....
    Today, 10:48 AM
  • Phil Brown
    Reply to Disabling anti-drainback valve on accessory oil filters
    by Phil Brown
    Alexiskai, sorry if it sounded kinda derogatory didn't mean for it to. The A pump will make a lot of pressure if you start to restrict the outlet. I would not risk not getting everything cleaned out of the filter if you start using a drill bit in it. There's a lot of A's out there with tons of trouble-free miles running an "out of the box filter"
    ...
    Today, 10:39 AM
  • Jamey E
    Reply to Post Your Joke Thread!
    by Jamey E
    Must have been a Chevrolet
    Today, 10:22 AM
  • Kevin in NJ
    Reply to What's the torque setting for manifold bolts?
    by Kevin in NJ
    The tools are sized to provide the correct torque for the fastener.

    So if you use the original tools that came with the car the torque will be correct. You can be surprisingly consistant with torque.

    Assuming average strength of a male.

    If you are a weakling you might need an extension and maybe consider heading to the gym with Hanz and Fanz and let them PUMP...
    Today, 10:17 AM
  • Phil Brown
    Reply to What's the torque setting for manifold bolts?
    by Phil Brown
    Dish down, as the manifold heats and cools expanding and contracting the dish acts as a spring of sorts to keep the manifold tight. Without it as things heat and expand the stud can stretch and not return to its original length then things are loose and leaking or it pulls the threads out of the block 😬
    at least thats how it was explained to me...
    Today, 09:59 AM
  • pAAt
    Reply to Post Your Joke Thread!
    by pAAt
    ​ ​...
    Today, 09:58 AM
  • Buck Howard
    Reply to Good morning thread
    by Buck Howard
    thanks!...
    Today, 09:55 AM
  • Mitch
    Reply to What's the torque setting for manifold bolts?
    by Mitch
    Dish up, or Dish down
    Today, 09:46 AM
  • warhorseracing
    Reply to What's the torque setting for manifold bolts?
    by warhorseracing
    I often did too then someone told me, "concave" (cave) a depression or hole you can go in. The thought helped me maybe it will help you. As we get older it is hard to remember things. I have an especially hard time with peoples names. I know their face but putting a name on it....
    Today, 09:27 AM
  • Soapy
    Reply to Post Your Joke Thread!
    by Soapy
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    Today, 09:26 AM
  • rkmiller
    Reply to Introduction Butch Neal
    by rkmiller
    Looking great! Keep us posted on progress with more photos.
    Today, 08:59 AM
  • Jamey E
    Reply to Good morning thread
    by Jamey E
    Thanks pal!! Safe travels...
    Today, 08:53 AM
  • Jwmckenzie
    Reply to handle repair; twist-type, interior
    by Jwmckenzie
    Ya' think he could fix this one?



    I will ship it to you for your 4th...........
    Today, 08:39 AM
  • DaWizard
    Reply to Good morning thread
    by DaWizard
    This is normal, and no, it pains me greatly, this catheter leaks hence the VFF depends....
    Today, 08:38 AM
  • Buck Howard
    Reply to Good morning thread
    by Buck Howard
    Morning everyone, good luck hooter, safe travels Jeff, Jamey I'll bale you out if you get put in the clink.
    We're heading to Columbus today for Emily's consultation with the oral surgeon.
    Today, 08:38 AM
  • carolinamudwalker
    Reply to How do you ‘burp’ your A?
    by carolinamudwalker
    I thought 160 was to cold to burn fule efficiantly? Mitch, I dont know what a hole skyward means.
    Today, 08:35 AM
  • DaWizard
    Reply to Good morning thread
    by DaWizard
    We'll see after I see a new to me GP today. I don't like breaking in a new Dr. but I've out lived my last 3....
    Today, 08:34 AM
  • Hank B
    Reply to handle repair; twist-type, interior
    by Hank B
    Would I be out of place to ask what the single handle repair cost?...
    Today, 08:34 AM
  • Apple Green Wheels Rule
    Reply to Good morning thread
    by Apple Green Wheels Rule
    Back to normal I see!!! So is willy back to hanging and dripping normal also???...
    Today, 08:32 AM
  • Gary D
    Reply to Amish Country
    by Gary D
    For a number of years in my bicycling days I did probably a few thousand miles on the backroads in the Amish country of Lancaster County, PA. Bucolic scenery, immaculate farms, and hard working people; always a great experience! Can't wait until the Model A Meet in Morgantown in June to ride the roads again in my A as I haven't been there in 10 years or so. Gary D
    Today, 08:29 AM
  • Hank B
    Reply to Good morning thread
    by Hank B
    Mmmm, not a Capital day I see!!😟...
    Today, 08:29 AM
  • pAAt
    Reply to What did you fix today, not A related
    by pAAt
    9-13 some 15 Jeff. They don't use the dryer, due to fire problems, linked to the bean dust . They use a grain bin and fan to dry them down, or mix wet and dry together to get the right moisture. Have a safe trip home, for you and yours ...
    Today, 08:27 AM
  • Hank B
    Reply to Good morning thread
    by Hank B
    Good Wednesday Morning everyone.
    A few odds and sods that will get tidied up around the ranch today.
    Snow predicted for Friday, so time to put the blade back on the Cat as well.
    I'll go through my boxes of goodies from the Model A store and separate those for the SW rebuild from those for inventory.
    Have a great day and please Play Safe!
    Today, 08:27 AM
  • Mitch
    Reply to handle repair; twist-type, interior
    by Mitch
    Thanks... I'm going to add this to Plucks vendor list...
    Today, 08:27 AM
  • alexiskai
    Reply to Disabling anti-drainback valve on accessory oil filters
    by alexiskai
    Well that's why I'm bringing it up! I hadn't seen anyone counter that advice, and I think someone should go on record doing so....
    Today, 08:26 AM
  • DaWizard
    Reply to Good morning thread
    by DaWizard
    *grumble, grumble, grumble*
    Today, 08:21 AM
  • JDupuis
    Reply to What did you fix today, not A related
    by JDupuis
    pAAt
    Hey Doc…..What was the moisture content of the beans?
    Do they need to go into the dryer?
    Inquiring minds need to know..
    Today, 08:19 AM
  • DBaldwin
    Reply to What did you do today that was model a related?
    by DBaldwin
    Thanks ordered this morning....
    Today, 08:17 AM
  • rkmiller
    Reply to Amish Country
    by rkmiller
    We have a lot of Mennonites in Kansas too. They vary in how much technology they use, but they are good craftsman too.
    Today, 08:00 AM
  • pAAt
    Reply to What did you fix today, not A related
    by pAAt
    Scott is telling me to buy this, but I got no money , no room, would have no wife , and just have no energy !!!! He's located in Northern Indiana.. Seems to be a good deal ( Facebook----Model AA Ford Truck Group ). or get in touch with me and I'll message him with your info ...
    Today, 07:59 AM
  • N97323
    Reply to Good morning thread
    by N97323
    Good Morning All Wind with more wind forecast for the day
    Today, 07:45 AM
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