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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By KGBnut
Re: 30/31 coupe seat frame

In most cars the seat is upholstered and then installed. In the coupe that is true for the seat bottom but not the back.

The back is about three-quarters upholstered and then installed. Final...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Replacement Ignition Switch

Mike,

It sounds like you got one the of the two-position switches. The extra position is for accessories, like a radio. You can be parked and listen to the radio without sending power to your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,789
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Crank start

I hand crank mine quite frequently, mostly for show. I usually turn around once she starts and find six or eight people with their phones out filming me.

I, too, have a piece of brazing rod...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,329
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Model T & A Era Only Car show & swap Meet

Dan & Family,

I can't thank you enough for hosting this event. Yes, the rain was a disappointment, but with the smaller crowd I got a chance to chat with some folks that I hadn't before. Learn a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,523
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Afraid I opened a can of worms

For piece of mind, it is not that hard to take off the caps one at a time and inspect them.

Ken
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Wooden trunk With cloth cover?

Hard to say without seeing the condition, but I would have at it. What have you got to lose? It the fabric is the only thing holding the wood together, it wasn't going to last anyway.

My guess...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,329
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Model T & A Era Only Car show & swap Meet

One of the most common questions I get about my car is, "You don't drive it in the rain, do you?" My answer is always, "Why not? It rained in 1930."

I just got up. It is gray out, and it looks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,329
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Model T & A Era Only Car show & swap Meet

Crap. I hope I didn't jinx it.

Dan, a little rain won't scare me off, but if you do need to cancel, how will you spread the word? And, am I correct that there is no rain date?

Ken
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,329
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Model T & A Era Only Car show & swap Meet

The weather forecast is looking great!

Ken
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,049
Posted By KGBnut
Re: spark plug cleaning

Okay, I'll bite. How does this thing work? I see that it has an air hose connection. Do you just jam the plug in one end and then turn on the air?...sort of a mini sand blaster? How long do you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,059
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Inexpensive LED brakelights

Dave,

Nice use of the "dark suckers" theory. Do we next discuss the use of dihydrogen monoxide in the radiators?

Ken
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By KGBnut
Re: old spark plugs

Sorry, I got myself mixed up. Of course the 3X was the original. Thank you for your polite and patient answer.

Ken
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By KGBnut
Re: old spark plugs

I had never heard that before. If that is the case, what was the original plug for the Model A?

Ken
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Looking for the Date of the Shelton Ct. meet?

This might help. If you go, I will likely see you there.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=239955&highlight=cider

Ken
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By KGBnut
Re: How to restore Model A headlights

I agree with what Charlie about the Bratton's reflectors. They were one of the best purchases I ever made for my daily driver.

Ken
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,065
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Strange Engine Noise

I've had some very surprising rattles through the years. The trickiest one was only at certain RPMs and sounded like it was under the car, or on the firewall.

I spent a lot of time walking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By KGBnut
Re: running boards

My daughter's PT Cruiser had a flat. I took the tire to the shop on the running board. It sure confused the guys at the tire shop.

Those running boards are damned useful. There is certainly no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Remote battery terminals

I did something similar with my daughter's '74 Beetle. It, too, has the battery under the seat (in the back). Those remote lugs make it a lot easier. I never felt the need for my Model A, but it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By KGBnut
Re: 1931 Model A Deluxe coupe

I believe that all Model As came with a center rearview mirror, but no side mirrors. Those were an after-market accessory.

And Bill is right. It was Ray Harroun in the Marmon Wasp. He put it on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By KGBnut
Re: What's required to convert 12v CB to 6v

Ted,

Mine has two wires coming out of it that are color-coded for Positive and Negative. You just wire it in as it should be.

As Mike said, you need to check to see if your CB is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By KGBnut
Re: What's required to convert 12v CB to 6v

I got mine on eBay. You may find that they work better with an alternator than a generator, but should work okay with either.

Click Here for Step Up Power Supply Converter Regulator Module...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Something to remember

I've got a couple of Neodymium magnets stuck under the tank near the fuel valve. They grab an awful lot of that stuff. I recently also added a WIX filter in the fuel bowl.

Between the two I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By KGBnut
Re: How embarrassing!

I've got one like that.

Not the car...the wife. Mighty smart and usually right.

Ken
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,235
Posted By KGBnut
Re: It has lasted 40+years, Should I fix it?

I love the old farmer's fixes. It's functionally safe so there is no good reason to change it back. Every time you are working under the car and see it you will think of the person who installed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,129
Posted By KGBnut
Re: Whatever happened to the surface mail option?

I've never used it personally, but I use to have some clients in Australia and New Zealand that used freight consolidators. I would ship the packages to an address in California for domestic rates. ...
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