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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By mleder
Re: Rear axel

a 3/8 breaker bar will work , although it is a sloppy fit. If the square gets rounded off and it's real tight you may not get it out. If you want to keep that plug hole square buy a piece of "key...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By mleder
Re: Alternator Replacement 12V

The grounding issue if going 12 volt and you want an off the shelf unit will have to be changed. The physical size is a Delco 10 S I This GM alternator was used on cars from the 60's and 70's are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By mleder
Re: Is there such a thing as a 6 volt heater?

This summer in preparation for the Great Northern Tour of the Twin Cities Model A Ford Club in October I installed a Zirgo Gobi heater on my car. Around $90.00 and found on eBay sites. Well built...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By mleder
Re: Temporary Sealant/Caulk

go to the home depot and buy a roll of Moretite. Will not hurt finished or painted surfaces. It is a great product
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 966
Posted By mleder
Gas Gauge Calibration

Today I found out my gauge was not really reading what I thought I had in the tank. A little under a 1/4 on the gauge and the tank was really the bottom of the tank and the dregs of many years of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By mleder
Re: Rearview mirrors for 1931 S/W Town Sedan (160B)

Call Steve at Bert's Model A in Denver, he has a mirror that works, and will sell you the correct hinge pin needed. I found that I use a stick on convex mirror over the added mirror on the passenger...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By mleder
Hot water heat in a Model A

I'm going to put hot water heat in my A. I can run regular heater hose, but I think I could do it neater by using PEX type tubing. Is there any heating or plumbing experienced people on the forum who...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By mleder
Re: Need Electronic Media Artist

Why not try a local technical college or art school and let them do it as a project
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,801
Posted By mleder
Re: Tom Wesenberg

I spoke to a good friend and he is enjoying some different scenery, you can be sure he is visiting interesting sites, and yard sales finding the unique Wesenberg finds.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By mleder
Re: 1931 Side bowl Carb Why?

Dave, thanks for your reply however as many people do today you can use an indented fire wall car with the original shutoff valve , a glass sediment bowl, a reconfigured fuel line and original style...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By mleder
1931 Side bowl Carb Why?

Would someone have an explaination why when the Model A was near it's production end the side bowl carb was used. Did it have either a fuel saving or reliability feature that was not present on 3/4...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,998
Posted By mleder
Re: LED tail lights

Is it possible by error you received a set that was intended for 12 volts?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By mleder
Re: Hood removal

I did it with some 1 x 2 lumber, ran 2 sections under the hood on either side front to back then attached 2 other sections to form a rectangle with a few wood screws. I then set up two step ladders...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By mleder
Is my coil compromised?

I have a standard igition set up however using modern style points, my key switch was left on and drained a fully charged battrey. After charging it starts and runs ok, have not taken on a road test...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By mleder
Re: Motor meter threads

See if a friend has a thread pitch gauge, you can also use a tap or a thread file to match the thread and then you would know what pitch the thread.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By mleder
Re: Ooh,my rear end..31

Go to a supply house that sells bearings and get a section of key stock that is 7/16"
square .you will probably find it as well in an industrial catalogue like McMaster Carr
Forum: Model-A 07-22-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 410
Posted By mleder
modern style shocks

These came on my 31 sedan , works well, decided to go to original style. Requires you to drill a hole in the rear spring cross member cover and extend two bolts that hold on your rear backing plate....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By mleder
Re: Alexandria MN, Any Model Aers???

The Twin Cities Model A Ford Club has a very active chapter, about 240 members. There are tours and events as well as good meeting and clinics. Look it up on the web at :TCMAFC.org
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,000
Posted By mleder
Re: My Bad Brakes Are Like a Sleeping Ugly Dog...Do I Poke With A Stick, Or Leave Alo

You admit how bad they are, what are you going to say to the attorney when he you asks you either for medical purposes or property damages why you were driving the car? they ask the questions like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By mleder
Re: Acetylene verses propane

Rusty - use the propane, must cheaper and safer. Easier to obtain. We torch scrap steel at our recycling yard and have used propane for as long as I remember (40 plus years) Of all the maintence...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,806
Posted By mleder
Re: 31 Roadster on eBay...Looks like a scam to me

Looked at the ad after it was sold and the sale site says local pick up only, aren't they required to state where the local pick state is??. Or did I miss something?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By mleder
Re: Clutch Shaft Removal

If your referring to the shaft the clutch and brake pedal are attached to i’ve Done it twice ..and if you search under my name and pedal shaft removal you should see my write up on the process
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,521
Posted By mleder
Re: Paintless Dent Removal

The "new" steel in your modern car is was created for this process along with other enhancements. I believe that I once read an article about this in a trade journal and Mercedes Benz was the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,377
Posted By mleder
Re: LED Turn signals erratic flashing

And the winner is Jerry in Shasta for his "fix". The flasher he recommended works and the only real difference is the one that gave me trouble had a grounding wire manufactured into the flasher. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,377
Posted By mleder
Re: LED Turn signals erratic flashing

Update on my erratic turn signal flashing. Erratic meaning each beat is not always evenly spaced. Took advise of dropping the alternator belt off of the engine to let it run with out the alternator...
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