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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Rear Wheels

On jack stands, when the clutch is first released, usually both rear wheels turn. After they get up to the speed of the engine, the wheel with the most drag will slow down to a near stop while the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Wind Wing Screws

On my wind wings, the screws would not tighten enough to hold the wind wings for very long. Since my ww clamps were from off shore, rather than to fight metric threads and their inferior fasteners,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: OMG its smoking!

Ditto. Keep all wire connections tight. Loose wire connections create heat when amperage is passed through them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Chickasha

One of the reason attendance was down was because of the terrible weather. Next year will be the 30th year for the Chickasaw swap meet. Good weather would help with the success of the swap meet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Late 31 steel top pickup

Correct. Is is cotton rope. We used to call it sash rope. Used originally for the holding window weights in the homes that used sash weights. When I did our steel top CCPU, I was able to reuse the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,181
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: 1 That never was!! Pretty neat pickup.

I am a Viet Nam era USMC vet and I think your pick up is fantastic! Thank you for posting it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Pickup leg room

Our '31 CCPU is more than roomy enough for my 6' 3" frame and my 210# body. I tied the back rest seat springs a little shorter and that gave me plenty of driving room. Getting my size 13 shoes in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Window and window tint

Model A Fords never came from the factory with tinted window glass. Safety laminated glass will turn color with age and that is most likely what you are looking at if it is old glass. Put in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: What do you guys finish wood with?

Man O War Spar Varnish. Stands up the weather and sunshine real well. Takes several coats, is slow to dry but it is worth it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Rivets or weld?

I riveted the subframe on my 1930 phaeton. It wasn't that hard to do and I will never regret that I riveted it instead of welded it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,004
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Water pump won't fit now.

The dynamics of this is that the water pump draws the water out of the block too fast and it creates a low pressure with in the block. Any water close to the boiling point, flashes into steam at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,579
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Not Model A need identification

The car in the first photo is a 1913 Locomobile, model 38, little six, roadster. Sold new for $4300. 6 cylinder, 43.8 hp, 128" wheel base. This same car is pictured on page 856 of the second...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 11,383
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

Will be 74 in April. We have owned our 1929 Tudor since 1968. We have owned a few model A Fords before 1968 and owned many more since.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,081
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Do you drive your A in the snow or stormy weather?

Year round, our 1930 Pickup serves us well. Last night we didn't put our car cover on it and it got clobbered with 14 inches of fresh snow.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,221
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Is fuel bubbling normal

The late '31 Model A with the fuel shut off on the engine side of the firewall should have it's cast iron sediment bowl correctly attached to the carburetor. It is unique.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,221
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Is fuel bubbling normal

Ditto.
I remember the Christmas bubbling lights that had a little vial containing an alcohol mixture warmed over its light bulb. It didn't take much heat to make it the liquid bubble. Your fuel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,515
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: More ?'s about vibration...

I had the same symptoms with our 1930 AA stake bed. It turned out that the universal joints on the drive shaft were the problem. Replaced them and the problem was gone. The information that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: PPG paint code for interior window trim of '29 Tudor

Ditto on window trim for our 1929 Tudor. Bought our car from the original owner in 1968. It had 50,000 original miles on it back then.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,365
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Newly acquired '31 AA

I have for years, annually inspect our original two bladed steel fans for cracks. One spring, while doing my inspection I found my fan was terribly cracked and it was about to fly apart. It was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: AA on Display

Our 1930 CCPU without its white winter coat.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: AA on Display

Our 1930 A Ford pick up lives outside too. It makes good yard art. I built it up with discarded rusty parts. I move it with the lawn mower every time I mow. Go ahead and hate me. All of our...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Bolt against flywheel?

Many of us have endoscopes now that can direct the magnet or mechanical fingers to the lost bolt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Starter cranks, then spins

With cold starting, I find by opening my GAV valve a quarter of a turn counter clockwise and using the choke, my A will then start right up and keep running. With The GAV valve closed, the engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Non stock Muffler?

The model A muffler and tail pipe that the parts vendors sell is a good choice. It is quiet and the tone of the exhaust is exactly what the model A Ford sounded like when the model A Ford was sold...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone, and a Happy New Year! Thank you Ford Barn. Great entertainment for all of us.
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