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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 608
Posted By Fairview
Re: Finding TDC for leak-down test

Hi Jack,

I don’t know if a Model A engine will start making complete revolutions with compressed air piped into one cylinder, but when doing leak down tests on airplanes, an assistant has to hold...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 03:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 608
Posted By Fairview
Re: Finding TDC for leak-down test

I put my big fat thumb over the spark plug hole and feel the compression increasing as the engine is slowly turned by an assistant.

Be careful of putting air pressure in a cylinder unless the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By Fairview
Re: Kewanee Green, cant find it anywhere.

An automotive paint store can match it if you take the car to them, or a piece of it. I took the cap off my door panel to match Vagabond Green for a small batch of touch up paint. They can also mix...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,050
Posted By Fairview
Re: Carb Rebuild

Gunk carburetor and parts cleaner is readily available in most car parts stores. Around $28.00 and the gallon size gives you plenty of room for a Zenith. It has the basket for dipping the items,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By Fairview
Re: Choke to start all the time?

John,

I’m not sure what suggested to you that I don’t know the difference between the function of the choke and the GAV. This is my fourth Model A so I am right familiar with them. This one seems...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By Fairview
Choke to start all the time?

My 1929 Sport Coupe takes a bit of choke to start even when fairly warmed up. Is that normal?

Carburetor is clean and recently rebuilt, recent ignition parts replaced, timing seems spot on,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By Fairview
Re: headlight sockets

Hi Thom,
Yes, you are describing what I found too, though I donít know where my headlight sockets were made. The high beam terminal in the socket on one light was just barely touching the socket and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-18-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By Fairview
Re: Carb Question

Do these pictures help?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2019, 04:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 868
Posted By Fairview
Re: stubborn rear brake drum seal removal

And I picked up a helpful hint here on the forum:

To drive in the new seal, assuming you don’t have a seal driver kit, a short pvc pipe connector (2 inch inside diameter 92 cents at Home Depot),...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By Fairview
1948 Super Deluxe brakes mysteries solved

As Iíve searched the forum, I see there are numerous posts about brake bleeding and other issues. Iíve struggled with replacing the brakes on my brotherís 1948 Tudor, but finally have them working...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-05-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 985
Posted By Fairview
Re: bleeding brakes

If the problem is loose bleeders, try speed bleeders. They have a one way check valve for easy bleeding, and a sealer on the threads. Used a pair in the front wheel cylinders today and worked well....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By Fairview
Re: Complexity of working on front spring U-bolts

Before removing the radiator you might try to remove the u bolts. The technique described by Steamer worked easily for me on my 29 a couple weeks ago. Reinstall was a snap, too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,780
Posted By Fairview
Re: Coil failure ?

I have recently had a coil failure such as you describe. My Model A would run fine for 10 minutes or so, then it would start missing and barely run. Once it cooled down completely, it would run again...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By Fairview
Re: Horn only works when headlights are on?

Okay, Ryan, figured it out.

I used rosin core solder to build up the bottom tip of the horn rod. The horn works perfectly every time now.

I took a picture before I smoothed out the new solder....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,608
Posted By Fairview
Re: Misfiring and backfiring when engine is warm

I just wanted to follow up on my own recent post. Several miles of driving today, several stops and starts all confirm the problem with my Model A was most certainly the coil.

It sure runs sweet...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By Fairview
Re: Horn only works when headlights are on?

Hi Ryan,

I’ll dig into this a bit more and let you know how it goes. Jeff
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By Fairview
Horn only works when headlights are on?

The horn on my Model A works well, but only when the light switch is in any position that has lights on. At the 6 oíclock position, the horn wonít work though I can sometimes get the horn to blow by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,608
Posted By Fairview
Re: Misfiring and backfiring when engine is warm

I’ve been following this thread with keen interest lately as I had the same symptoms with my 29 Sport Coupe.

Summary is that it would start and idle, but after warming up and heading down the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,339
Posted By Fairview
Re: Across USA road trip

Registration is not a problem for you. A simple LLC, limited liability company, can be set up in the US. The LLC can legally be owned by you, a non-US citizen, and the Model A can be titled in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,883
Posted By Fairview
Re: Why the Model A

That’s a beauty!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,883
Posted By Fairview
Re: Why the Model A

Some cars just naturally make folks happy. The Model A is one of those marvelous few. And the Model A has a secret weapon to put a smile on the faces of the most hard-hearted: A-oo-gah! Works every...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,412
Posted By Fairview
Re: Bring a Trailer Auction results 1928 Sport Coupe

That is for sure. It is not just limited to Model As. I can’t think of many cars that financially justify a complete and competent restoration, at least in the short term. If you can restore a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,412
Posted By Fairview
Bring a Trailer Auction results 1928 Sport Coupe

Looks like a good result for a decent Model A:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1928-ford-model-a-7/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By Fairview
Re: Broken bolt on Bendix Spring

I tried the flexible magnet tool first. It kept sticking everywhere but where I wanted to go. Then I tried the magnet on the flywheel and sweet success!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By Fairview
Re: Broken bolt on Bendix Spring

I just had the same puzzling situation, tried all kinds of tricks, but nothing. I did a search here on the site and found a great solution.

Hereís thanks to msprecher who posted the idea...
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