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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 223
Posted By duke36
Re: Ever have your engine die at a stop light?

Sometimes hot weather can cause a lot of issues, as expressed in other threads. Gas line not sloping downward to carb to help prevent vapor lock, failing coil or condenser, debris in gas plugging...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By duke36
Re: Timing/Spark control arm

Timely question, ETA. I've contacted numerous vendors (some of the A ones) including metal stamping companies, etc. The A vendors indicated not enough demand to warrant the tooling costs for an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,024
Posted By duke36
Re: New Tires...going just a little crazy...

Note these are Nylon bias ply tires, which may exhibit flat spots when sitting. The Lucas Tires are similar nylon at $99 ea. You may want to find out where they are made.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By duke36
Re: Turn-Signals

1939 Buick 1st production car in US with t.s. After Jan 1956, all cars in US required to have them by law. Some European makes had the semiphore signals early on. Check out the article also.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By duke36
Re: Loosening front spring bracket . . .

You may have to pull it. The radiator( and shell) can slide laterally a small amount also in the elongated holes to help attain proper hood to shell gaps, but as stated the top bearing can't slide...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By duke36
Re: Loosening front spring bracket . . .

Make sure first your spring is centered between the frame rails before doing anything. This will hopefully indicate the spring (middle) square bolt head is in the cross member recess . Then loosen...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By duke36
Re: Float a motors

You brought up a good question and in the process, suggest installing new FAM donuts from the reputable vendors. They will help maintain proper front end caster and starter crank hole alignment.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By duke36
Re: Buying radial tires

Tires are constructed with a (complex) combination of various fibers/ materials for different stresses/strengths, temperature ranges, locations within the tire, weather exposure, etc. Depending on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By duke36
Re: Buying radial tires

Suggest inquiring from the vendor what the tires' cord material is and where made. There's debate whether radials add any benefit for the stock Model A wheels and at lower speeds driven vs....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 995
Posted By duke36
Re: Mark Auto Supply New Jersey

Yes, Mark Auto Company, Layton,NJ .Just tossed out all the old catalogues. Motometers, quails were $19 in 1968. Ditto Rogers comment, good quality. JC Whitney sold A parts, including cowl lamps with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By duke36
Re: Spark rod rubbing

The 2 tooth column has the separate upper column housing that can be rotated to raise the rod slightly or to allow the rod to fit the 20 deg opening limits in the dizzy plastic body.
The 7 tooth...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By duke36
Re: Mixture Control (GAV)

Perhaps a new bushing is needed up by the dash, under the tank in the cabin?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By duke36
Re: Spray Paint

TCP Global in S. Ca, can still mix acrylic lacquer, enamel and of course the contemporary formulas and send to VOC tolerant states. They have the original Model A formulas and can match a wet or dry...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,789
Posted By duke36
Re: T-5 5 speed trans VS Mitchell overdrive

The Mitchell gives 6 speeds forward, though the F150 (I have both) is smooth shifting especially with lightened flywheel, V8 clutch, etc. For a speedster, possibly the F150 synchro would be faster...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By duke36
Re: Correct wheel color?

You may want to get the book , The Model A Ford, by De Angeles, Henry, Francis. Wealth of info.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By duke36
Re: 12 VDC Wiring

Here's a 12 volt neg ground schematic off the net. Some discussion in other threads about pros/cons about relocating the condenser to the firewall. Make sure you have a polarity check for the coil...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,296
Posted By duke36
Re: Coil failure ?

Modern replacements are oil or epoxy type material filled. The oil types often can be shaken to hear sloshing , and the windings may not get completely covered. . Supposedly Ford developed a molten...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By duke36
Re: Striping Paint

TCP global in Cal can mix or match the paint for all Model A colors.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,319
Posted By duke36
Re: Wheel painting

If you have spray gun/ compressor, use acrylic enamel or single stage mixed by TCP global in Cal. They have the Model A colors or send them a sample to custom mix.. I needed 4 qts for 5 or 6 wheels...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,984
Posted By duke36
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By duke36
Re: Re Insurance

Jim/Tx is correct.If your local Model A club doesn't have directors/officers insurance, don't become an officer. Also, check that there is insurance for the meeting place, parking lot, etc.. That's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,092
Posted By duke36
Re: Upholstery Clips - Need Advice

I save every orig. clip like Brents orig. I find. Auveco orig. clips are getting had to find especially for other makes of cars. See pg 129, clip 3887J, Restoration Specialties. The flatter head...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By duke36
Re: Front spring question on how tight u-bolt

Answer to the ? about tightening, the bolts can take a dry torque of 40- 50'# or so depending on size, threads, etc listed in a table for the bolts you used. Ours were 7/16-20. Cross tighten for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
Posted By duke36
Re: transmission oil

Agree with Jim: Get Modern SAE 250 wt. from Resorationstuff. com or others, (Penrite, Lubriplate.) close to the original 600 wt. designed for yellow metals.
The A vendors' "600 wt." appears to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By duke36
Re: Rearview mirrors for 1931 S/W Town Sedan (160B)

Couldn't get the peep mirrors on the top door edge of the 160B to angle properly on passenger side. I have period draft side glass with the clip ons , similar to windwings which work.. The 160B...
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