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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By JBill
Re: It's alive!!!!!

Wow, that's so cool. Hope you either have or can find a hood to match!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,666
Posted By JBill
Re: Ricks pack

I know, I know, it's easy to make fun of Rick Packs now, but when I did my first A restoration back in the 1970s there were some other suppliers (Ernie Hemmngs in Quincy, Illinois, and Bob's Model A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By JBill
Re: Rear-end oil fill

Tom's way is the easiest. But if your heavy differential (or trans) oil didn't come in a squeezable bottle, you can buy one at Menard's, Home Depot, etc. Fill the bottle with a funnel and you're in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,289
Posted By JBill
Re: Driver Licneses In a Model A Lately

Once you reach a certain age, it's not the driving test it's the vision test you have to worry about!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 872
Posted By JBill
Re: Spring Perch Troubles

If the nuts are that tight, I can't imagine how tight the perches must be in the axle. I've had to drill them out before, and that of course ruins them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By JBill
Re: Battery connector corroding

There are several different kinds of battery post spray/protectant on the market. Might try one. Can't hurt, might help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By JBill
Re: Rear brakes.

Some people (like me) drill and tap the emergency brake shaft housing for a zerk fitting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 941
Posted By JBill
Re: How much paint?

Will depend a little bit on type of sprayer. I believe HVLP guns use less paint.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By JBill
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By JBill
Re: Rear axle

Just fill it until it runs back out of the fill hole. Same with the transmission. I don't know exactly how much that takes, but somebody will. A fair amount starting from scratch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By JBill
Re: Rumble Seat - HELP

I wonder how the heck they did this at the factory. They wouldn't have spent a lot of time on what would SEEM to be a simple installation.

PS: Many years ago there was a radio station in Del...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,396
Posted By JBill
Re: Looking for a Good Soul to Detail the Marvel Carburetor

I have one I don't use since the float once stuck and scared the bejeebers out of me. I recall they require a slightly different pipe fitting from gas line to carb than either the Zenith or the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By JBill
Re: 1930 Pitman Arm

The shorter pitman arm doesn't turn it into power steering, but it does make steering a little easier. Been a lot of debate about turning radius changing, but I've never noticed any problem there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,120
Posted By JBill
Re: What color is my coupe?

The light green looks like my "Dawn Gray" roadster.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By JBill
Re: 1930 Model A Tudor Value?

I was going to say they'd do well to get what he paid for it in the first place.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By JBill
Re: Sea foam

A local small engine mechanic recommends Sea Foam instead of Stabile, and suggests using premium fuel in small engines.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,392
Posted By JBill
Re: Roadster getting harder to start

Do you have a fuel filter either in the tank or in the sediment bowl (or both) that might be restricting flow?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By JBill
Re: Model A Fords to be with us for a LONG time yet

Well, to state the obvious, what constitutes an "old car" keeps changing. Here in Indiana, a car only 25 years old is eligible for "historic vehicle" plates. Right now, that makes vehicles from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By JBill
Re: Splash Apron Mounting isses

It's been some years since I installed my hood shelves, but I recall that one of the vendors (Snyder's, I think) had reworked the reproduction hood shelves to improve/increase the curve in the front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,816
Posted By JBill
Re: update on getting dizzy after being under the A.

It's likely something called "benign positional vertigo." Sometimes called "top shelf disease" because it's often happens when you look up. Go on line. There are things you can do for it. One is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By JBill
Re: Roadster Top Won't Go Up?

Can you get enough play by loosening the stanchions and moving them around a little to get the top seated, and then tightening them back down? Or are they too far off even for that? Horizontal I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,234
Posted By JBill
Re: Model A prices...going which way?

When I sell mine, I'd be happy if I got just half of what I have in it! Sadly, vision problems tell me that day isn't far off.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By JBill
Re: Help, Paint Application Problems

I always just used an ammonia-based window cleaner before the final coat! Read somewhere that that was what to do, and did it. Seemed to work okay.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,033
Posted By JBill
Re: Marvel's Mystery Oil

Probably true, likely because it defeats the purpose of emissions controls, and California is pretty sensitive about such things! Here in my part of Indiana we have emissions testing, and I would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By JBill
Re: About half Model A related

18 X 8.5 8 Not as small as the fronts, but pretty small. I'm going to give getting the wheel off one more try. Reminds me too much of getting the rear hubs off my Model A! Wish I could use that...
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