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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
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: 24
Views: 775
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: 291
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: 1,219
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: 7,802
Posted By duke36
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
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: 12
Views: 611
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: 333
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: 533
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: 587
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...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By duke36
Re: 31 slant window outside door handle sag

The shaft receiving hole can get worn, and sometimes the handle shaft can be twisted slightly with channel locks to correct the sag if not too severe. The free end is placed in a vice and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,584
Posted By duke36
Re: Dave Lopes Fordor Model A

I like the photo of the wishbone ball end. I wonder if has been "adjusted" or rebuilt because the springs look tight with minimal gap between the clamp halves. Could this be the original set up?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,456
Posted By duke36
Re: Take a gander at this.

Go on to the Pietenpole website: can purchase plans, etc. and get a lot of info.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By duke36
Re: Rear axle housing

Maybe Cologne, Germany ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By duke36
Re: Brattons Radiators

Likewise, Brassworks. and to add that they come well packed for shipment if you order direct.
One issue is that sometimes the rad caps are hard to get on the neck. The one with curved tabs worked...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,266
Posted By duke36
Re: Current BEST TIRES for daily driver?

I tried the Lucas 19" blackwalls at $100 each. Nice design and fit in fender wells.
Some lessons learned:
They are made in Nam and the quality so far seems OK after 2 years , but the nylon cord...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,310
Posted By duke36
Re: Tire Dressing

May want to try this stuff from Miller's. We've also used it on rubber running boards on various classics. It's water based.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By duke36
Re: New Forged Front Brake levers

Have bent back a clutch release bearing fork without heat but not sure about the new brake levers. Some say to heat on the compression side of the bend to prevent cracks but never did just one side...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By duke36
New Forged Front Brake levers

The vendors' front lever replacements are straight vs the bent later style.
Can these be bent without compromising them? (heated or cold) .They are supposedly forged but not sure of the quality.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By duke36
Re: New Front Spring Travel

I made one about 8" long out of denim with a hole for the center bolt, glued it to the spring and then greased it before installing in the crossmember. I thought webbing was too thick. The removed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By duke36
Re: New Front Spring Travel

Have the A-spring. The ? is how much expected travel? Calc's would indicate that if the spring rate is 315#/ inch. (from Detroit Spring), then assuming model A sedan front weight distrib. is approx....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By duke36
New Front Spring Travel

I have a new A- spring, front. What should be the expected travel distance?
It is well lubed with new shackles and stock shocks but is very firm.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,321
Posted By duke36
Re: Cause of hot ignition coil?

Some were even filled with an asphalt type insulation material which also helped seal the windings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By duke36
Re: Building a Luggage trunk

The plans by Marshal Lewis were from the Restorer Magazine from decades ago. The file is too large to upload . Perhaps Google it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By duke36
Re: fordoor rain gutter help

Suggest using an epoxy filler. We used to use a product called Kwik Poly (mixed reviews by others) that has a powder binder or can use hardwood sawdust mixed with it. Also, we have used toothpicks or...
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