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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 742
Posted By steve s
Re: backfire out of exhaust after warmed up shut down.

No doubt, unburned fuel exploding is a backfire. Unburned fuel can come from either engine running too rich OR too lean (because of ignition failure causing unburned fuel/air mixture to pass on thru...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,466
Posted By steve s
Exclamation Re: Current BEST TIRES for daily driver?

BEST TIRES for daily driver are the best tires you can get--not the cheapest you can get!

I agree with Mike, and the only people who disagree with us about radials are folks who haven't tried them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By steve s
Re: Generator output

This change was recommended on page 390 of the November 1929 Ford Service Bulletins.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,600
Posted By steve s
Re: F-100 Ford Steering Box

hmmm, I wonder if this is what my dad did? i've often wondered about that and many other mods apparent on his first Model A. Alas, I missed the window on asking him that and many other things. Anyone...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By steve s
Re: Fan and Water Pump power consumption?

I recall (and succumbed to) the same hype. As I recall, the claim was about one horsepower. For some unexplained reason, my car ALWAYS took less gas to fill up when on our tours. Just saying...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,408
Posted By steve s
Re: Model A starter clunk then no electrical

If that fuse (or any on the ignition) blows while your driving, the motor could die, which depending on what you're doing right then could be a real safety issue. The controversy centers on whether...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,408
Posted By steve s
Re: Model A starter clunk then no electrical

Chuck makes an important point: When a meter says a connection is good, it might only be good enough to carry the tiny current that the meter used to make the measurement; it may or may not be good...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,408
Posted By steve s
Re: Model A starter clunk then no electrical

You know, the use of that fuse is very controversial. If you can get your car to work okay without it, you have my permission to remove it. That is, connect the battery cable and the junction box...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,408
Posted By steve s
Re: Model A starter clunk then no electrical

I think your answer lies in these sections, if only I could understand for sure what you're saying? There are TWO wires "to the fuse setup", one at each end of the fuse; I wonder which do you mean in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,408
Posted By steve s
Re: Model A starter clunk then no electrical

Sorry, but I get lost trying to wade thru this discussion. One problem is I suspect that the terms "short" and what might be called a "bad connection" or "open connection" are being used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,222
Posted By steve s
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,175
Posted By steve s
Re: External voltage regulator

See, eventually a person who knows what he's talking about will chime in and sort us out!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,222
Posted By steve s
Re: very rare body style

hmmm,
US-12 goes thru Ypsi.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,175
Posted By steve s
Re: External voltage regulator

I know what you mean, but I hope you're able to lighten up or you'll miss out on a lot of interesting, helpful, and fun stuff (along with some drivel!). A lot of new participants are new to the hobby...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,770
Posted By steve s
Re: letting go

This is how I feel--theoretically. However, one of the traits of personalities of the MBTI"s ENTJ type is an irrationally strong attachment to their things. This is true in my case: there's hardly a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,175
Posted By steve s
Re: External voltage regulator

The answer to your question is, YES, I think so. I had one of those on-the-firewall regulators for many years although it was with a Delco generator with a modified bracket welded to fit. I don't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,222
Posted By steve s
very rare body style

I was going thru my files and I came across this picture of the very rare Model A body style, the Push Me-Pull You. It was (is?) the property of the Butman Ford dealership in Ypsilanti, MI. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,770
Posted By steve s
Re: letting go

The body shop owner who did my mom's Model A told me that his trade magazines say you should expect to be able to sell a restored car for half of what you put into it. That turned out to be about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,770
Posted By steve s
letting go

I finally had to let my first car go--a 1929 Town Sedan bought in 1960. Although DBS surgery last summer had fixed the tremor, other Parkinson's symptoms remained and made it either impossible or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,503
Posted By steve s
Re: '29 A Town Sedan, over heating

get a new radiator and be done with it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,425
Posted By steve s
Re: How to get that perfect exhaust sound?

Use a cheap, repro muffler like most As had when most old timers first heard them, so that's what they think they're supposed to sound like.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By steve s
Re: Securing the exhaust better

Here's what I did. Fiberglass between the rubber and the metal. My main motivation was vibration reductions as this contact is an almost solid contact bwtween mootor and frame. Why screw around? Get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By steve s
Re: Can you hot wire a model A?

Don't cheap out; get the most expensive, heavy duty available.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,800
Posted By steve s
Re: Sudden rough running, out of ideas

Are you SURE you didn't crack one of your manifold's ears when you put it on?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By steve s
Re: Vintage Precision Thermostat Housing

I don't think there's a place to attach it. HEre's some photos of it and various alternatives I've used over the years-- all with one or two 1/8" holes for bypass circulation.
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