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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,405
Posted By wwirz
Re: Clear Distributor Cap

I recently saw an article that Mikes Affordables is selling these clear caps. I seem to remember $14.95?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,003
Posted By wwirz
Re: Need A LOT of help with Model A inheritance

Went to SIT from '75-'79. I did drive my 1951 Plymouth to SIT once. It drew too much attention so I took the train in everyday as a commuting student. My Great Grandparents were married at that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By wwirz
Re: transmission shift knob

They sell 3" Birch wooden balls on Amazon. These are unfinished. The thread for the shifter knob is 5/16-24. You can drill the wooden ball for a threaded furniture insert, install it into the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By wwirz
Re: transmission shift knob

Seems like you could find a suitable size wooden ball for sale on the INTERNET and drill it, tap it to fit the shifter. Probably can find all kinds of special wood too. (e.g. mahogany, walnut,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,003
Posted By wwirz
Re: Need A LOT of help with Model A inheritance

I went to Stevens Tech also. Exit 172 on the GS Parkway.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,003
Posted By wwirz
Re: Need A LOT of help with Model A inheritance

I would look for a Model A club in your area. Now here is a long shot......Many years ago I belonged to a car club called "Restored Rust Relics" out of Paramus NJ. The club had ( and I believe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,960
Posted By wwirz
Re: we did it... our first Model A...

Nice Model A. What factory was it manufactured in? Cologne??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,191
Posted By wwirz
Re: Stock top crow foot head, again

Is the head made from gray iron (class 30/40) or ductile iron (60-40-18, etc.)?? Nice looking casting and machining. Are you planning on leaving the foundry logo on the head as well as HT #?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,181
Posted By wwirz
Re: Old style distributor

Could never figure out how to purchase a condenser from A&L. I wanted to....but could not do it. DO you have a contact or way to do this?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,181
Posted By wwirz
Re: Old style distributor

I had the original set up with the condenser mounted just above the engine head in the distributor. This also requires the original condenser.
You can read in FORDBARN about the problems people...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,619
Posted By wwirz
Re: speedo service

Fantastic service. Thank you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,619
Posted By wwirz
Re: speedo service

Looking forward to sending my speedo to him within the next few days.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 906
Posted By wwirz
Re: Shimming axles

Just know that the axle drives the hub from the taper fit not the axle key. A clean, oil free taper and hub are essential to assembling this correctly. I usually "blue" these components and make...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,482
Posted By wwirz
Re: Tools/supplies needed while traveling

Assuming you have had your A for a long time, I would review the tools you needed (sizes) to perform the following tasks:
. setting timing and timing check
. changing points and adjusting
. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,188
Posted By wwirz
Re: Bad manifold gaskets

These did not work for me. I could not even get these gaskets over the studs on the engine block.
I used the gland rings and the copper gaskets. I also put a light smear of hi temp exhaust...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By wwirz
Re: Rear Tail Lights and Turn Signal Kits (another Newbie question)

I purchased a turn signal "logo lite" kit from Snyders. Many people in my club have this system. It is:
Very brite - motorists can see the signals
Easy to install - about 2 hours
No additional...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,793
Posted By wwirz
Re: 2022 Model "A" Resolutions

1. Drive my A more
2. Help my Model A club in planning additional tours
3. Help fellow Model A enthusiasts keep their As running
4. GO to the MARC event in June in Morgantown PA-----plan on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By wwirz
Re: Fuel Shutoff Valve Stuck (1930)

Keep the questions coming Brandon. We are here to help!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By wwirz
Re: marine vs car battery?

I believe most if not all 6 volt batteries are with the "DEEP CYCLE" designation.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By wwirz
Re: Rotor Height

No. The rotor should not be sitting lower than the points. Hard for me to think about how this could happen. Did you remove the cam? In this forum there are pictures on correct location of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By wwirz
Re: Floor Mat

I can remove and reinstall my floor mat without touching/removing the emergency brake handle. Give Brattons a call.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By wwirz
Re: Rear hub removal tool

I used the knock off puller without incident. I think because of the mechanical advantage of this type of puller, one good blow with a carpenter hammer released the hub from the taper. When...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By wwirz
Re: No spark '31

Purchase the Les Andrews "RED BOOK". It covers most aspects of diagnosing and repairing Model As.
Are you a member of a Model A club? There is a wealth of information in these clubs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,912
Posted By wwirz
Re: Engine sputters and dies when at high rpms and under load

Replacing the condenser is an easy fix/try. I had a similar issue a few months back. I was driving the car and I commented the car had no power. When hill climbing it was worse....I could take no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By wwirz
Re: Changing of the Guard

Congratulations Tom! You may not remember helping me. You have. All the best in retirement.
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