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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Led Lights

The head lights need to have a beam of light that is projected thru the facetted lens and onto the road. That is why the headlights use a reflector to concentrate the light into a beam.


The tail...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Update on starting problem

Thanks for the up date.


Often suggestions are made and we never find out what the actual problem was.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By CWPASADENA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: body shimming

This can be a fun project.


Just think about what needs to happen and where shims need to go. Sometimes this is a bit tedious but the end result of having the doors line up properly is well...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Model A - 12 volt question

I absolutely agree,


If the electrical system is in good condition, the original 6 volt system works very well.


All my Model A's and early V-8s are still running 6 Volt systems. Very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 627
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Mystery starting problem (or not)

I would replace the circuit breaker with a fuse. We have been experiencing problems with circuit breakers, especially those made in China.


Be sure you have good spark during cranking. It sounds...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 1930 ford 2 dr sedan rear side window

Just to be sure I was not thinking about one of my other cars, I checked my 30 Tudor this morning and sure enough, the rear side windows roll all the way down and all the way up.


When the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Ignition rebuild report

I use Dick for all my Model A and Early V-8 Ignition and door lock work.


Excellent work, very fair price and short turn a round time.


I highly recommend him.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: 1930 ford 2 dr sedan rear side window

My 30 Tudor rear windows will roll all the way down and all the way up. without a problem.


My car has the stops for the down position and when the window is all the way down with the top of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,577
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Float a motor results

I have FAM's in 2 of my cars and I like them.


Only use them only at the rear, not the front.


They have to be carefully "tuned" for best results.


The thru bolt can not be too tight or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Best roadster floor sheet metal

Thank everyone for their comments.


I will proceed and see if I can get my project moving forward.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By CWPASADENA
Best roadster floor sheet metal

Hi Folks,


I am restoring a 31 Roadster that has no floor, seat riser, of front seat frame.


All the original body sills and cross channels are there and are in good condition but the floor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: LED tail light kits

I first bought the array that uses the original lens. I did not feel they worked very well at all.


I then purchased the LED array that took the place of the original lens. MUCH BRIGHTER. This is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Engine Water Jacket Cleaning

I have good success with RUST 911.


This is a concentrated solution that you mix with water.


If the car is still together and running, drain the cooling system and fill with RUST 911...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,626
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: LED Headlights

Thanks Jim for a very good explanation.


What is needed is a LED bulb is a true 2 "filament" bulb so you have a low beam that lights the road closer to the vehicle and a high beam that projects...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Rear Main Bearing Oil Behavior

I believe there is a very good reason why Henry designed the rear main drain tube to be submerged in oil. On a recent tour, one Model A had an external oil filter that had a small leak. The owner...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,745
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Battery??

You are correct.


I should have qualified my statement and say "conventional wet cell lead-acid batteries".


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,745
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Battery??

I agree.


Optima batteries are a little more expensive BUT they have a lot more cranking power, they do not lose their charge if the car is sitting for long periods of time and they last a lot...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,004
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: I'm a Movie Star!

Very interesting.


It is always good to see an original Model A that is just being taken care of and enjoyed.


Thanks,


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Might have screwed up

I doubt that you hurt anything.


The crank has a lot of mass to it and the rod bearings will be fine.


If the flywheel was still attached to the crank, the rod bearings would not even know...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,319
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Columbia for an A

Why didn't he tell us this?


We had no way of knowing what experience the OP had with Mitchell Overdrives.


Anyway, I hope we did offer some information that was useful.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,319
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Columbia for an A

I agree,


I have Columbias in 2 of my early V-8's and a Mitchell in my Model A.


I would NOT go thru what is necessary to convert a Columbia to a Model A. I would buy another Mitchell. Less...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Model a rear end

If you have not already done so, I would purchase the Model A Mechanics Handbook by Les Andrews. There are 3 volumes. Vol 1 would be most useful but I would suggest buying all 3. These are available...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Exhaust Manifold Gasket

Just a suggestion.


I use the original type copper gaskets, as stated above, the late 31's work very well.


I put the smooth side toward the manifold. I use a thin coat of high temperature...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Starter question

The starter motor itself probably will work for a very long time with 12 volts.


There have been a few problems with the extra engagement force of 12 volts with a 6 volt starter have caused the...
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