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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
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Re: Fillister head screw?

That seems like a logical answer, but the screw will not go in. I’ve got a column support bracket in place that’s been there at least ten years, and there are no screws in it now, though probably...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By 700rpm
Fillister head screw?

As I closed the driver’s door on my coupe last week, there was a slight "thunk", like something fell on my running board. Looking down, there was a Fillister head machine screw, about 1” long and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Radiator leaking

Try just plain water, not a coolant. Water cools better. High temps can cause water to overflow and present as a leak. Model A radiators like to find their own fill level too. Also, make sure you are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Looking for References in Portland OR Area

Tom Godish. Model A Fordworks. In Portland. Very knowledgeable, 45+ years experience with Model A’s. 503-410-1091. Tom is often backed up, so if you need something in a hurry, you’ll be disappointed....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Long Beach Employee Badge

I canít address your question, but I have (had) been looking for an Ypsilanti badge for 40 years. I saw one once in a collection, so I know they exist. Then I met a lady who worked in that plant, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Original headlights

The quality of the Ford script can give you a clue. Also, some originals have a small two-digit number in the center, towards the bottom. I don’t know why that is there, but I’ve seen some (not all)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By 700rpm
Re: 28/29 Brake Light Switch

You could try Tom at Model A Ford Works in Portland. He has a lot of original stuff. 503-410-1091.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 838
Posted By 700rpm
Re: 28/29 Brake Light Switch

Get an original one anywhere you can. A&L probably makes a good one, but originals can sometimes be found for less than $10 at swap meets. I’ve given up on the repros. Too bad the Portland Swap Meet...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By 700rpm
Re: rear brake drum question

Have you backed off the adjusting wedge as far as it will go? I note you have beveled the main brake shoes, which is good, but I usually take that bevel back about a half inch so there’s no edge to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,183
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Model A Gauges

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,183
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Model A Gauges

:rolleyes::rolleyes:

It has always been my personal policy to keep my Aís all stock and as Henry built them. That way I know what troubles to anticipate and how to fix them. And observation of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,721
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Proper use of the back seat

Hahaha! That might be true, but I'm tryin' to keep it classy.:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,721
Posted By 700rpm
Proper use of the back seat

Here is a good place to start:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/3134468368_69c4a28de0_o.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,522
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Posting pictures on the Barn?

Your picture file must meet all the size requirements for your file format. Those requirements are stated in the attachments window.

I don't know why after years of this question coming up Ryan...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,183
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Model A Gauges

For my money, gauges are a solution looking for a problem (and possibly creating one). I don't see much percentage in making a simple thing complicated without a clear and significant benefit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By 700rpm
Re: I need a jack

Sent you a PM.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,785
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Need help in Fayetteville, AR with my 1st A

Yeah, rereading my comment, that part was a little harsh. I apologize for the offense. But I stand by the first part.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By 700rpm
Re: gas gauge inner nut

Bert’s in Colorado.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,785
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Need help in Fayetteville, AR with my 1st A

It is tempting to fiddle with your new toy as soon as you get it. I’m guilty of that myself. But since this is your first A, slow down and take some time to learn the basics of the car before you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,831
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Removing timing gear nut

You’re probably right about the rag. The clamps sound like a good way to go. Some of us old guys who have been doing this for 50+ years have trouble adapting to newer methods.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,831
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Removing timing gear nut

Put a long pipe over your wrench handle for more torque. Put in first or reverse gear. Set your parking brake. Stuff a large heavy rag, like an old bath towel, between the gear and the pan to help...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,277
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Front spring u bolts

Does the new spring have the same number of leaves as your old spring?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,988
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Newer engine internals

—>> I can make more money tomorrow. <<— Great attitude!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,495
Posted By 700rpm
Re: Hagerty and Pelling Insurance

Bruce, no insurance company wants to actually pay a claim, but I have been satisfied with Hagerty the one time I did have to make a claim. They are a good company for the hobby. You might also try...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By 700rpm
Re: horn rod

There is no need to hash stuff togther if you have the correct parts and follow the directions. Correct replacement light rods fit. Figure out where the problem lies, and do it right. You’ll be...
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