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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By duke36
Re: Air Filter

I have one similar to the updraft red quail made from 2 copper pipe elbows and a nitrile rubber type sleeve to the carb with hose clamps. Hasn't fallen off yet. The filter is a K&N type 5" tall but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,652
Posted By duke36
Re: pinto engine on model A

Had a coupe with 2000cc pinto and sold it. It would do 60 all day but rev'd too high for the stock A tranny for smooth shifting. The prior owner evidently didn't want to use the pinto tranny possibly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By duke36
Re: Side Mirrors

See the vendors mirrors selections; they just clip on to the glass with rubber gasket and can be positioned vertically. They also can be adjusted around the ball pivot. Down side is that windwing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By duke36
Re: Side Mirrors

To answer point 3, if you have wind wings, use the clamp on types but check them periodically for tightness to the glass. Have had many cars this way with good results.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By duke36
Re: differential oil

The closest modern gear lube I've found to the original (almost similar to SAE 250 wt.) is Lubriplate SPO 299 or Meropa 1500 good for yellow metals without a lot of additives. The others on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By duke36
Re: Front End Tool Box

Try Snyders in Ohio.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By duke36
Re: differential oil

Yes, or an oil suction gun from Harbor Freight or others
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By duke36
Re: Which 1931 hub cap to buy.

I use the $10 '30 st. steel types which look close to originals. Easy to re buff except as stated the steel liner makes it difficult to knock out dents. At the cheaper price get a couple extras as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By duke36
Re: Rear spring shackles

Just did it with rear spreader and clamps for added security. There are a couple of repro shackles made; get the latest ones that look like originals with grease grooves irrespective of country...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By duke36
Re: Alternator Replacement 12V

Try Wagner Products Company; 6 and 12 volt 1 wire alternators for Model A's.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By duke36
Re: F150 overdrive

I have the setup from the early '90's by Dave Delmue in Cal. Not sure what the ratios are but an RTS T170FT (which I think Dave uses) tranny is set up for D18 or D20 alum cases. Ratios are 1st 3.25...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,748
Posted By duke36
Re: I am so happy......With my 1500W gear oil...

I've tried the vendors' 600 in the rear end which looks and feels like modern Chevron SAE 140 I have in a pail. Am now trying 1500w (modern non synthetic SAE 250) from Summit racing which doesn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By duke36
Re: Is a Horn Relay Necessary?

My original Ford 6 volt horn has a relay for the 12 volt wiring system.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By duke36
Re: Sound deadening suggestions

Yup; had an original that had an asphalt looking material only inside the doors. I used solvent based roof patch to complement it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By duke36
Re: Sound deadening suggestions

Be reminded of insulation in doors and window quarters that can get wet
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By duke36
Re: Modern Shocks any good?

Are the Brattons shocks black color? The are probably gas assist, not pure hydraulics (softer rebound)which are usually only available for some foreign cars. A couple of suggestions: remove the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By duke36
Re: Modern Shocks any good?

Pete is correct; the vendors' tube offerings were too stiff for my sedan. Some say 60's VW shocks are softer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By duke36
Re: Bud vases and brackets

Go to Modeltford.com. (Langs car parts) They have them , $50 set. I have original period brackets like those shown to fit the hex vases.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By duke36
Re: GAV and alcohol

I can relate a short story about an A I had back in the 1960's. A friend who was a master welder during WW2. etc. brazed a fitting on the '30 gas tank firewall while in the car. We drained the fuel,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,848
Posted By duke36
Re: U-Joint Prepacking

Bought a few tubes of John Deere thinking it would solve the issue with some vendors' 600wt which is modern SAE 140 oil, too thin. Using the cornehad in the ujoint became liquified and tended to drip...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By duke36
Re: Front spring

Wonder if the top leaf can be removed or shaved if the stock ride height is altered (raised) by the repro springs?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By duke36
Re: Electronic Flasher

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Same experience though with 12 volt system. Never quite figured out why but went with non-electronic flasher and good grounds at flasher and switch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By duke36
Re: Return to the Rear Float a Motor Thread

With FAMs on a larger and heavier F150 tranny, the rear adapter can't be used so we use an angle and approx 1/8" pad on the cross member so as not to stress the rear mounts, etc. With your tranny,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 877
Posted By duke36
Re: Hi compression head and stock ignition

Same here with h.c.head, very sensitive to spark adjustments; also the stock ignition gives more ability to retard on steep hills to prevent knocking which may happen with the Zippers, etc.
Does...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By duke36
Re: Problem with a SignalStat turn signal switch

Had a light issue also. Mine is hot all the time, not wired to the switch. Took the lever cover off and checked the bulb and contacts which were gummed up with grease and misaligned. Be careful as...
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