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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 736
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: 6V Quartz Halogen Headlight Question

You can also use the correct ford shaped reflectors that Brattons sells along with bulbs that have the properly shaped filaments and stay stock.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 949
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Hand Throttle Backwards!

Stop that! The only stupid question is the one not asked.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: It was the coil

My brother has been into muscle cars for years. But when he obtained a Model T he found the same thing you did. He never had an offer to help out with his muscle cars but found loads that would help...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,121
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Answers to questions here telling them to look in club mag.

Telling people that the answer is in publications only shows the advantage of either buying the books or joining the clubs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,348
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Why no lock-washers?

Because the nuts don't move, the gasket acts like a lock washer providing back pressure to the nut.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,492
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Exhaust manifold finish?

Nothing was used from the factory. It was plain cast, hence the use of the "cast blast" coating to simulate the look of just cast iron.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: 1931 maroon paint code

Here are two for everyone to see.

From Rainmaker Ron;
X-31 COLOR
8/22/2011
PPG Ambassador Maroon


Single stage urethane DAU 50842 QTY 1 Gal
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Main bearing draining characteristics

The oil seeps past the bearing surface. This tighter the bearing clearance, the slower the drain. Please forgive me for asking but you did clean out the tubes before you assembled the engine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: AA mail truck

In his new book soon to be published. :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,395
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Which Carb is best, and why?

Any one properly restored!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 563
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: 6 volt jump starter

Like the others have said, if the reason you are looking is to jump your A, you don't need 6volts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: victoria visors

Look up larger rivets they are available from many sources.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,569
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,230
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: front license plate mount

nope no compelling reason
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Torque for oil drain back pipe

Put a drop or two of permatex on the threads and follow d.'s advice.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2018, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: 4 questions

Answer to number 1,

Gas Gauge Exploded drawing (http://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/Content/uploads/GasGaugeExplodeddrawing-10332-1856.pdf)

Answer to Number 2, (I think) From vendors catalog,
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2018, 03:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,724
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: oil pressure

Are you able to post the portion of the drawing that calls for it to be machined straight across?

I have never seen a block with a straight dam nor have I ever read about it being so. I would like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Building Trunks for Model A's Need Venders Please...

They may not get them completed. They may buy the leather straps and stamp, punch and rivet them themselves.

The buckles are about 1.25 each.
Keepers 1.25
Leather punch, 8.00
Rivets 3.40 for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2018, 02:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Building Trunks for Model A's Need Venders Please...

What is your price point? What do you want to buy them at? Here is another 17.50;

1-x-72-natural-heavyweight-cowhide-leather-strip...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Homemade Model A trunk

While not exactly the same methods here are some plans for a trunk.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,866
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Whitewalls

Yup 4 1/2 years and 8 pages. Maybe I'll start one about pudding or ice cream, Chocolate or vanilla.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,528
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Firestone or Goodyear??

Both seem to give the same service but the Firestones are cheaper.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Building Trunks for Model A's Need Venders Please...

Hows the price on this;

Tandy-Leather-Latigo-Cowhide-1x72 (https://www.amazon.com/Tandy-Leather-Latigo-Cowhide-4761-00/dp/B003TBY7J2)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By Mike V. Florida
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