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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 420
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: grounding distributor

Some years ago the distributor cap body (where the brass spark plug connectors attach) shorted out internally on my AA truck. This caused cross firing between various cylinders, resulting in much...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 641
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Spark Plug Condition

Typically, to start a Model A, you open the GAV a turn or so counterclockwise from completely closed. After warm up, turn it down clockwise to a quarter turn or so to run. I don't know why your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: February '30 Pickup Bumper????

These two '30 station wagons appear to have the 28-9 style front bumpers. These factory photos are from pages 174-5 of DeAngelis, The Ford Model A, "As Henry Built It". I could find nothing that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1929 AA / Craigslist

The first photo I assume to be the before, and the other two are the truck down to the frame and bed stripped. Basket case. Appears to have the original bed stakes. Original spare tire carrier in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Cowl Welting Problem

They probably did not drill any new holes. Your new lacing kit will contain only 1 or 2 extra split rivets. Count the pop rivets and compare with number of split rivets in kit. Since you've...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Installing engine/tranny w/ pedals

It's also easier to install to drop the engine back in the frame with the accelerator linkage bracket removed from the flywheel housing. The accelerator pedal can easily get tangled with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Removing Door Hinge Pins

Usually those door hinges are a bear to get off the car and door as well, but you did it. Good for you!! Never give up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Ford Key

Is it an ignition switch key from a late Model T? Does anyone have a late T to compare?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,072
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Overheating

While the car is running, remove the rad cap and look for foaming, lotsa bubbles. If so, bad head gasket, warped head, cracked head, etc., which allows combustion gases into the water, which causes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Where to get the best tops and upholstery

https://www.classtiqueupholstery.com

Ask for Mike.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Spare tire holder

I remember your post about a stuck side mount arm. Glad you finally got it apart. I'm not familiar with those. After unbolting the arm from the frame, were you able to pull the arm from under the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: NOS Mallory

https://www.brattons.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=17080

Close to $400. Doesn't say Mallory in catalog description, so may not be a fair comparison to what you have.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: A intake/ exhaust studds

7/16" common thread
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 31 Std. Roadster Front Bow

Fundy: Enjoy the warm Florida weather!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Cracked Wheels ???

Were they cracked before you installed the radial tires? Do your two good rims have radials?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 31 Std. Roadster Front Bow

Fundy: The front bow on our 30 standard measures approximately 1 1/2" by 1", with the 1 1/2" dimension being vertical. It's covered with top material, so can't be precise. The length will be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Bodywork and painting panels on or off the car?

Hood: separate into four pieces. Paint, reassemble.
gas tank: Was originally painted on the body. Underside wasn't covered very well. I paint underside, install on body, and finish painting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Bodywork and painting panels on or off the car?

Fenders: I do outer fender beads on the car. Fender is firmly held in place for pushing, pulling, or whatever you need to do. When finished, you can sight down the outer bead to see if it really is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 31 deluxe roadster rear fender panels

I recall reading somewhere about this years ago. If memory serves, the rear fender wells on the early Model A's were left body color. The body was painted and rear fenders installed at the factory,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 31 deluxe roadster rear fender panels

Yes. The lower body that is exposed under the rear fenders and directly behind the rear wheels. If Ford had used disc wheels, this area would not have been noticeable. Apparently, some customer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 31 deluxe roadster rear fender panels

According to the Judging Standards under Paint, Area 14, page 14-2: "Fender wells painted black, lower body color, or trim color are acceptable."
So it's your call.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-29-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 'Open' Car, rear top window frame.

Another possibility is that cars assembled in Australia did not follow the Ford paint and finish schemes? Perhaps some of our friends from down under can comment?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-29-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 'Open' Car, rear top window frame.

According to page 10-7 of the Judging Standards, the cabriolets (68 A-B, and C) for 30-31 were wood grained on the inside and either stainless or chrome on the outside of the rear window frame. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Kick Panels

https://www.classtiqueupholstery.com
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Hood adjustment

I assume that you are referring to the center hinge on top of your hood? If your front clearance is tight, you can adjust the two radiator support rods that run from the firewall to the top of the...
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