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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: That "Opportunity Knocks" Engine

You could JB weld that crack, put the engine back together, and run it on a test stand to see if it still leaks. If it still leaks, then you won't be out all that much time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Install generator

You could put an undersized bolt or tapered punch just in one hole as a guide, the feed the half inch generator bolt in the other hole, remove the punch, and then feed the half inch bolt through the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,593
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Having Fun With it?

David: You have a rare light bar on your truck. Early 30 version with built in license plate mounts. These didn't hold up well, so Ford went back to the tubular style later in 1930. Also, take...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Steps to install anti-rattle felt in steering column

With a roadster or Phaeton, you can pull the light switch rod all the way out of the steering column without having to remove the entire steering column. Just lower the top. You can't do this with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Steps to install anti-rattle felt in steering column

If you are referring to the spark and throttle control rod anti rattle felts, that is a big job, and Les Andrews walks you through it, as stated above. Is the steering loose? If so, you might...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 964
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: My "new" 1931 Phaeton

Paint is over rated. Have fun with this one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,176
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Should I buy it?

Chris: Sounds like a great father-son project!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: How can you ID 1928-29 Phaeton Top Irons?

Measure between your windshield posts where the top attaches. Should be 44 inches.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,439
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Interesting read in Hemmings about restoration costs.

I'm sure that I am reiterating what has been said, but many car people have no idea what goes into paint and restoration. It's not hours. It's months or even a year on one vehicle, but they think...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Did the 31 cutout have Ford script

Per page 2-9 Judging standards. Looks like Ford script restored in Nov. 1930, and ran until end of production.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,990
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

Engine # and photo of engine. Stamped block #does not match title #. The star is present, before and after, but faint. Color is more or less Ford engine green. Unfortunately, that's all I can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,990
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

Terry: You are right. Didn't notice the date. Must have been purchased in 59. I bought the car 20 years ago from an elderly seller who told me he restored it in 58, but was probably 59.
Joe: ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,990
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

This Sears engine rebuild tag was on the firewall of our 30 roadster that was restored in 1958, so I assume this engine was purchased in 1958 from Sears. Notice that all the rebuild specs are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Mike Peters
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,672
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Removed engine; some improvements?

Good time to inspect the starter ring gear on the flywheel.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: '28 Phaeton is reborn

Since you are at the bare frame stage, if you haven't already done so, stretch a string across both frame rails to check for straightness. Frame sag is common. Doors and hood will fit much better...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1930 Model A Tudor Value?

Is that rusty coolant stains on the firewall from a leaky water pump?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,153
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Gear ratio

I installed a Mitchel 26% overdrive last summer in our Tudor and am very happy. Best of both worlds. Overdrive for country driving and standard drive around town. 3.78 rear end ratio. Stock engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Used zenith carbs number one and 2

As always, value depends on condition. How rusty and cruddy? Are the internal passageways lugged? Does the throttle butterfly bushings leak air from wear? The earlier Zeniths had a brass GAV that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Generator Motoring / Cutout sticking

OK. That makes sense. We keep our belts fairly loose on Model A's. Thanks for clarifying. Glad you got another cutout that worked.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 894
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Cold Weather Operation

My uncle Walt bought a 29 Special Coupe new. Come Thanksgiving day here in Southern WI., it turned real cold, and nobody's car would start except for Walt's coupe. So Walt got the job of fetching...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Generator Motoring / Cutout sticking

Seth: I didn't know that a generator could "motor" when connected to the fan belt, the fan belt would keep the generator from turning after shutdown. A stuck cut out would show a big discharge on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,155
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: repro exhaust manifold

I've installed two or three repro exhaust manifolds and have had no problems with gland rings.
All the old original manifolds I have, including a late 31 with the extra web have drooped and won't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: New To The Model A Forum

Welcome and lovely car you have there. One of the colors listed for 1930 Town Sedans is maroon. Is this a possibility for what color your car is? I looked it up in the 3rd edition of the Model A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Front Fender Brackets

.What do you mean when you say 'early' 30? Are you referring to the 28/29 style?
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No. The early 1930 brackets were forged, like the 1928 brackets. ...
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