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Forum: Model-A 09-05-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By Garcia
Re: Screw for windwing clamp open car 30-31

Here are pictures of the screw and where it fits in the windwing clamp.
Forum: Model-A 09-04-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By Garcia
Screw for windwing clamp open car 30-31

I'm in bad shape. I can't find one of the screws for my windwings, and the only thing I can find from the vendors is the complete set of clamps for
$80, more or less.

Would anybody have an extra...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,673
Posted By Garcia
Re: Model A Mechanic

I'm in MAFCA and the local club, and I have not gotten any support from either.
Forum: Model-A 09-03-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By Garcia
1931 Deluxe Roadster

https://www.ebay.com/itm/234171121345
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By Garcia
Re: Are most repro parts too small?

I don't know about window glass, but I took my mirror to two local shops and got two copies of my original (on the right in the picture). The mirror with my name taped on it was the right size, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By Garcia
Re: Are most repro parts too small?

Thanks for the information. In 90 years, who knows what somebody might have ordered from J.C. Whitney to stick on his car?

I'm not a lot concerned about that right now, because I'm just doing what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By Garcia
Re: Are most repro parts too small?

You know whereof you speak. How do you like my new floor mat?

Of course, I'm just wasting time with mirrors and floor mats on a car that still won't run right. It's really cool to ride around town...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By Garcia
Re: Are most repro parts too small?

I'm not blaming Snyder's. I said I didn't measure beforehand. I imagine most vendors get this licensed Ford stuff from the same manufacturers, so whoever I order a mirror from, it's not going to fit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By Garcia
Re: Are most repro parts too small?

I did. They said I could return the mirror for a credit to my card. The mirror was $7.50, and the postage to return it would be half that much. Maybe my wife needs a new mirror to carry in her purse.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By Garcia
Are most repro parts too small?

Last month, I was unhappy because the cable in my pop out repair kit was too small to fit securely in the switch housing. This month, I'm unhappy because the mirror glass I ordered is too small....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By Garcia
Re: Installing new Distributor Bushings ????

A can of dusting spray, used to clean keyboards and such, can get as cold as - 60F if sprayed upside down.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,642
Posted By Garcia
Re: Darned reproduction parts!

Touché. If I could weld, turn on a lathe, and plate metal, I'd tell those vendors what to do with their imperfect parts.

Until then, I'd should probably be grateful the parts are available at all.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,802
Posted By Garcia
Re: Engine RPMs

A previous FordBarn thread gave lots of opinions on this.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=119608&showall=1
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,642
Posted By Garcia
Darned reproduction parts!

I complained last week about the ill-fitting ignition repair kit, and I'm complaining this week about the poorly-designed choke rod set. Whereas Henry attached the knob firmly to the rod, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By Garcia
Re: Ignition cable blues

Thanks for the suggestions. As for sending the ignition unit out for rebuilding, I prefer, as much as possible, to do my own work. With the suggestions I got from this forum, I was able to get a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,521
Posted By Garcia
Re: How to remove ethanol from gasoline.

Two chemists walked into a bar. The first one said, "I'll have a glass of H2O." The second one said, "I'll have a glass of H2O too." The second chemist died.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By Garcia
Ignition cable blues

My car came with a replacement ignition switch, and I've been wanting a pop up switch ever since. I managed to get one that I should have just installed as it was, but I wanted to clean it up first....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,315
Posted By Garcia
Re: Kudos for Bratton’s

I hate always to be the whiner, but I ordered parts from another of the well-known suppliers and eleven days later they still hadn't arrived. I twice left messages through their website but never got...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By Garcia
Re: Horn repair

And please follow the advice Andrews gives about being gentle with the armature. I wasn't, and one of the wires broke. I was lucky to find a rusty but working horn on an auction site, so I put its...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By Garcia
Re: Beware of scammers

I once sold a revolver on a firearms auction site. Later a man contacted me who had paid for the same revolver but never received it. It turned out the scammer had taken the pictures and description...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By Garcia
I guess I am a Model A person

I want to again thank all the folks who responded to my previous whining about how frustrating my new car was. Time heals all wounds, though, and after changing out the coil and condenser and blowing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,404
Posted By Garcia
Re: I'm not a Model A person

For those who wanted to see more pictures, I've thrown together a google site:

https://sites.google.com/view/1931-roadster/home
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,404
Posted By Garcia
Re: I'm not a Model A person

Thanks, john in illinois and Slowmotoring. I drove around the neighborhood for two miles today, and I think some of the other problems are showing up now that the engine will keep running. First of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,404
Posted By Garcia
Re: I'm not a Model A person

D'oh! I wanted to go to the garage to make sure, and I used a place holder then forgot about it. The fuse goes between the starter and the terminal box, where it belongs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,404
Posted By Garcia
Re: I'm not a Model A person

Update on progress:
First of all, thanks to everyone who has made suggestions and pointed the way.
The fuse I have is a five dollar inline glass 30 amp fuse (not a circuit breaker) from the...
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