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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 618
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Different take on seat belts

Please post a picture of a crash where the frame separated from the body.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 817
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Selling/trading Model A parts

If one needs a part one will pay for it. If one wants it to just "fill the garage" then they are going to offer low money maybe even stupidly low money.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,206
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Sellers throwing away good parts

If you read my post the answer is there. Why should the other person gain use of the parts and "profit" from them and the original owner loses money.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 618
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Different take on seat belts

Who here has said that seat belts are useless in the A? Come on you have to be out there, fess up! Why would Denis say so if it's not true. Come on!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,206
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Sellers throwing away good parts

Tell the guy how much you are willing to pay and to keep you in mind when the old man "moves on".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,206
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Sellers throwing away good parts

I agree, at least ask if he would entertain a lower price before insulting him. Does anyone think a junk yard would take a car, put it up on blocks on demand, wait for the work to be done, then move...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Rear axle shims- one or two?

The shims move the drums away from the backing plate. ! or 2 depends on if the drum is still rubbing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,206
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Sellers throwing away good parts

Let me see if I understand him. He has spent money on a part, stored it, taking up space and now no longer needs it. People need parts to fix their cars and would have to spend money on the same part...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Any Lore About Battery Repair in Model "A" Days?

The dykes manual has step by step instructions on how to do it. https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=BtYbqYNbg0QC&rdid=book-BtYbqYNbg0QC&rdot=1
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: nu-rex cut out

Original, Nu-rex, other brand, no brand, they all install the same. Look up a wiring diagram and it will tell you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: New generator or rebuilt?

Should be cheaper to have it rebuilt, cheaper still to do it yourself. Problem is most likely the field or third brush section.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Frame "off" question

What Chris said!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 619
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: 2 core rad

The original radiators 1930 through 1931 had 3 rows and 102 oblong tubes. Two rows might be a little light.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,613
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Cos of A Restoration

As I said before all the posts above are valid. There is not even one definition of what it means to restore a car. Is it wrong to say something like " I want to restore the engine to running...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 701
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Points alway hot???

Then you have a defective ing switch. All the drawing presented here clearly show the path to the points open with the switch, so no voltage at the distributor at all.

Where are you placing the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Non-A Sparton horn id help

Could have been any number of cars from the '20's.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: 30 coupe engine number

Here is a date calculator,


http://www.modelahouse.com/cgi-bin/enumbers/numdate
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Lighting Diagram - PLEASE HELP

I don't know what to say I did it on two different computers and my phone just now and get the same result. You did use " around the words wiring diagram?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 581
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Head gasket question from a newbie

Every 50 miles or so until the nut no longer move when torqued. I place the wrench on the nut, make a note of where the handle is. I then "crack" the nut loose and retighten again noting if the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Lighting Diagram - PLEASE HELP

And have much more info then just the diagram for the owner to use.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Lighting Diagram - PLEASE HELP

What was the method you used to search? For HA HAs I selected search, advanced search, entered "wiring diagram" and Model A for the forum and hit enter. The very first thread to come up I entered and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,026
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Why is it hard to find 30w oil

You have stated the theory correctly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,258
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: How to lower the A.

These are great answers and on the HAMB forum (sister to this one) they specialize in these kinds of mods. https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/forums/traditional-hot-rods.57/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Original "Ford Logo" Shocks

FYI Those logo shocks were used up to 1929 if they were original.
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