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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Parasitic draw at turn signal on column

How much current draw are we talking about? What shows on the ammeter?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Buyer beware on another repro part

I should add that the screw pictured below, from Bratton's, appears to have the correct amount of shoulder vs thread the problem was that the screw they shipped me and chrs1961815 is not this screw.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Indented Firewall

This article by Bob Bidonde argues that, as Railcarmover mentions above, the indented firewall change combined the relocation of the fuel cutoff with the relocation of the steering column support...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Distributor Body Rocking??

Model B distributors used two slots, so repro bodies come with two so they can fit either car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Buyer beware on another repro part

Haha, I got this email this morning from Bratton's after I complained:



So there's your explanation. I'd ask for a new screw, but eh, is it worth it?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Buyer beware on another repro part

But why go to the trouble of spec'ing a shoulder bolt for this application, as Ford apparently did, and then making the threaded portion long enough that it could be screwed in far enough to contact...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 862
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Shock Absorbers

My interpretation was that he meant the original style shocks, and then he said "Would like to stay original but might consider the gas shock mod," and Paul said "Are these the tubular links?" and he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,118
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 1930 Ford Model A 4Dr (Inherited Don't Know Much - HELP)

Speaking as someone who bought a Model A from someone who was (a) selling their late father's car and (b) didn't know what condition the engine (which hadn't been run for awhile) was in, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Buyer beware on another repro part

Maybe if we all wrote to the vendors they'd stop selling it. I just thought it was something wrong with my car; if I'd known the part was faulty I would have complained.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Buyer beware on another repro part

That exact thing happened to me with a horn cover screw I just bought a few weeks ago as part of the Bratton's "Pro Pack Sparton Horn Rebuild Kit." I thought maybe my cover was a non-standard size. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Indented Firewall

I've heard it was to conform with certain state fire safety laws, although I've never heard which states or what the laws said.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,857
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Repop Ammeter Junk

I ordered the Fun Projects 6V voltage regulator back in April 2018 and I was probably one of the last people to get one, I think it's been "backordered" ever since.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,857
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Repop Ammeter Junk

Alternator and halogen headlights, that's it. I did have an experience, when I was setting up the horn, where I wired it wrong and when I hooked up the battery, the ammeter pegged at 20A. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,857
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Repop Ammeter Junk

It does say the ratings are for "wire bundles of 15 or more wires," and " a wire run individually in the open air may possibly be protected by the circuit breaker of the next higher rating." But it's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Sanity check on lubing springs in place

OK, all the discussion about specialized spring lubrication tools got me intrigued, so this weekend I'm going to attempt to build my own spring separator using a 4" C-clamp, a steel rod that I'm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,857
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Repop Ammeter Junk

I was interested in Fun Projects's specification of a 25A fuse, because I used to have a 20A fuse in my coupe, and after a couple of blown fuses I moved to a 30A fuse and it's been good since then....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,857
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Repop Ammeter Junk

This is an expansive definition of "fuse" that I don't think I've seen before. I guess if there's a short circuit, my headlights will "fuse" too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,857
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Repop Ammeter Junk

Fun Projects used to build a D'Arsonval ammeter for the Model T, seems like that would be the place to start if you wanted to build one for the A.

Interestingly, he says that you should install a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 101
Posted By alexiskai
Best fasteners for std coupe rain gutter?

One of the rain gutters on my '29 standard coupe is starting to come off the roof. I can see where there are a number of holes and even a few tiny nails still in the gutter.

Does anyone know the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Sanity check on lubing springs in place

This looks like the tool Y-Blockhead was talking about. Marked "Herbrand."
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Complexity of working on front spring U-bolts

Yeah, but then you gotta get the darn thing back in!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Complexity of working on front spring U-bolts

Great tip, I'll do that on front and rear.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Complexity of working on front spring U-bolts

Hmm, I bet – and I should have mentioned this in the original post – you have a 30 or 31 with the curved bolts. I have a '29 with the right-angle bolts. Yet another reason the later models were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Need Sedan Seat Carriage Diagram

There are also these guys, they don't list the Murray Fordor on their product catalog, but it might be worth a call to see if they have anything.

http://www.classicwoodproductsllc.com/contact.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By alexiskai
Complexity of working on front spring U-bolts

While preparing to re-lube my springs (different post), I noticed that my front spring U-bolts are non-standard no hole for a cotter pin, no castle nuts and my crank bearing is missing.
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