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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,618
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Max Speed of a Model A in Stock Form

A couple of years ago on an open road no traffic I had my 31 pick-up at 60 MPH for
about 3 miles timed by a modern car. It was scary and all over the road. I will
never try it again.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Club Meetings Using Remote Media

Our club uses zoom for our meetings but out of 60 members about 5 show up and
its not to very good, but I will try again next tuesday .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,344
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: An interesting idea regarding cylinder heads.

Our local club has around 60 members and I can only recall about 6 members buying
heads over the last 20 years. It seem somebody always had a good head they
can give or sell to anyone that wants...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Aluminum windshields

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I have an aluminum windshield frame in my 31 pickup that i put in back back in the
late 90s. I dont remember what vendor i bought it from but it works and looks fine.
If I remember right I had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: The A-17017 Spark Plug and Cylinder Head Wrench...

Mine has the number 73 in the circle
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,047
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Wide bed A pickup

If you are going to replace the box subfloor you might want to use Wolmanised SIC
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,889
Posted By ed thibodeau
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Model A intake manifold

ford 8N tractor
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Model A Ford Trunk for my Victoria

Its here in Michigan where its always been. The fellow that owns and built it is not
to active now and I dont know what plans he has for it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: 6 volt group 1 battery

Bought one today from Rural King $52 with exchange.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Seat belts 1930 pickup

In my 31 pickup i put piece of 2" angle across between the frame members and bolted it in with the frame mounting bolts just at the rear of the seat
and used those bolts to mount the outside...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,749
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Leg room

On my tudor I went to a junk yard and got the drivers seat out of a late 90s Saturn
and with a little modifing IE making it narrower and some welding of brackets it fit
nicely with no modification...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,306
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Pickup Leg Room Needed

On my 31 I removed the seat back spring and put in a piece of 1/4 plywood
with a piece of one inch foam rubber and tacked the upholstery to the plywood
this gave me an additional 3 1/2 inches. And...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 20,883
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Dumbest Reproduction Parts

Back in the 50s there was a Ford dealer in Croswell Mi that I could buy genuine parts
for my 29 tudor that he still had in an attic store room, mufflers, brake linings, dist.parts
etc.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,666
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Take a gander at this.

There was an article in the Secrets of Speed a while back showing one with engine
up side down but no one could tell anything about the oil dropping into the pistons.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,304
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Hidden Safety Features

I put a backup camera with a switch and when I backup I just flip the switch and the LED
tail lights give enough light. The viewing screen is on a bracket mounted just below the
left side of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,123
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: MARC Membership Update & Virus

Mark I dont know if I am supposed to send this to you but I would like to cancel my
registration for the Membership meet for 2020 .

Ed Thibodeau No. 149146 at ebthib@msn.com

Sorry and thank...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,660
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Ok, I've got a question for the Northerners....long.

If you live in Michigan you need an old pickup to drive in the winter. My 31 widebed works fine for me. Livingston Michigan.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Door Handle

What year ?? On my 31 I bought an aftermarket door handle with lock from Snyders and
installed on the drivers door and it works fine and I don't have to crawl over the seat to lock and un lock.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,970
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Veterans Day

USAF, 1954-1958 Japan Korea
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Tudor front seat crunch time

I packed my springs with medium hard foam robber. Before putting the cover on I built
a bolster a couple inches wide and 3/4 inch high along each side edge. I added stiffer
foam to the passenger...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,602
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: About Door Locks

I put a locking door handle on the left side so I don't have to crawl over to unlock the
drivers door. I am getting older.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,682
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Tudor front seat

I went to a junk yard and got a seat out of an early 90s Saturn. Took the slide mech. out
and narrowed it with some 1" by 1/8" angle iron and added some lugs on top to mount
the original seat and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Interior Sun Visor

I put some in my 31 pickup. I went to a junkyard that lets you look for parts
(this was 20 yrs ago) and found a set in a foreign car that screwed into the header and they worked fine. They fold up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: AA transmission in an A

George DeAngelis showed me a picture of the assy line with a pickup on it and in chalk on the firewall it said 4 speed. This was back in the mid 90's.
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