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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Phaeton Top Problem

I have the same situation with our car. Original top bows. The hinged joint that is exposed below the top is held together with a bolt and thumb screw on our car. I can push it back up under the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,018
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Early Ford Hydraulic brakes in 1931 Fordor

Bench bleeding a new master cylinder is necessary before installing to get the air out of it. You said you pressure bled the master cylinder. Is this the same thing?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 3.54 gears in a30 ford 4 door

The standard rear end ratio for a 1930 is 3.78:1, not 3.96:1. Do you have a stock Model A rear axle? If not, then Model A ring and pinion won't fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Weight of vehicle

minus fenders and fender brackets? Around a thousand pounds with steering intact? Good luck on your quest saving an original chassis!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,093
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Finally had it with the gas tank.

I often run into good gas tanks at swap meets. You might get lucky at Hershey. If you do run across a better tank, make sure it's a match for your old one. I can think of 5 different Model A gas...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Model AA Truck instruction book/owners manual

No, I have not.
On page 91 of the RG&JS, under heavy commercial vehicles, it says that all the tools for the heavy trucks were the same as the cars, except the Jacks, cranks, and tire wrenches. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Doors

28 coupe and 28 tudor sedan doors are the same. 28/9 pickup doors are the same as 26/7 Model T coupe, as Dennis says.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2021, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Lug nut sizes

What's a lug nut bar? A wrench?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,542
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Enclosed trailer

A Model A is 14 feet long, so theoretically, a 16 foot enclosed trailer would work at minimum, and your 1500 would pull it OK. I bought a 24 foot enclosed trailer 3 years ago and pull it with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 28-29 interior upholstery panels

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Steering column support Q.

Wasn't there a recent article in either the Model A News or The Restorer about adapting the 31 steering wheel support to 28-9 cars? It can be done.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,564
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: head studs not long enough


This explains why no washers on head studs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,359
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Well I found my issue from my last post


It appears that you have the stock camshaft nut on your car. This camshaft nut wrench is the best way to get the old nut off and back on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: need help identifying splash aprons

Looks similar to these Model T shields.https://duckduckgo.com/?q=ford+model...5894%2F001.jpg
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Thanks BobC. Found a good photo in the Lang's catalog. 26-7 Model T.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: need help identifying splash aprons

I'm looking at the Lang's Model T catalog and the illustration of '26-'27 splash aprons shows a tapered top like what I have. Hmmmm....Might be the one.
Thank you Deuce Lover . Gonna check it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-22-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By Mike Peters
need help identifying splash aprons

Just acquired these running board splash aprons. NOS, Supposed to be Model A. Definitely NOT Model A. Early V8?
67" long. Top is 7" wide tapering down to 2 1/2" wide at rear. Running board...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 899
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Doesn't Want to Restart After Running a While

Did you check coil polarity? The two small coil connections are marked + and -. Be sure that the positive coil terminal is connected to the red ignition switch wire. the car will run both ways,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: UD 16 Champion Spark Plug

UD 16 Champion next to a 3X Model A plug. I use the UD16 in a 1967 International 2424 loader tractor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Running Board Model A Pick-up mounting Question

Join Date: Jul 2021
Posts: 12
Default Re: Running Board Model A Pick-up mounting Question
So do I need to push the splash aprons in so they rest on top of the frame?

Yes. Like Tom says, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,306
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Sears Rebuilt Engines

This Sears engine tag came with a 30 roadster I bought 15 years ago. We were told by the seller that the engine in the roadster was the very same Sears engine as represented by the tag. Shows...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Cracked Roadster windscreen pillar

Are you sure it's not just cracked paint? is there actual movement along the crack?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 216
Posted By Mike Peters
Mystery door sill plates

I've had these sill plates for a long time and would like to know what they fit. 39 1/2" long and 3 1/2" wide at the wide end. I looked in an early v8 catalog and don't see any quite like these. No...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,259
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Bent frame--how bad is it?

What oldblueoval says X2. Hoods are difficult enough to align with the cowl and radiator shell properly without having to contend with a sagging frame. Run a tight string from end to end.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: B-W woes

Bruce: Email me, I can help. mailbox@sharontelephone.com I don't live very far from you. Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Model A starting issue

If you have a carburetor from another engine you know is good, try that. When timing the engine, set the spark lever to full retard, all the way up, and turn the engine over until your timing pin...
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