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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 68
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Lightened Flywheel

We had a flywheel lightened at a machine shop once and cannot tell the difference. from a stock flywheel. Stock crankshaft. No better and no worse.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,178
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Taking the plunge into Model A ownership!

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=284310&highlight=sedan
Compare this with the '30 Murray you are looking at. Your '30 Murray has red flags from bumper to bumper. All advice above...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 561
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Rear brakes

Do you mean you had the brake drums turned?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Install of 1929 Sport Coupe Belt Rail molding

Forgot to mention to pull top fabric tight and rough tack so that it's nice and tight on the wood tack rail before installing the belt rail.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Install of 1929 Sport Coupe Belt Rail molding

Fabric first, then cover the fabric with the belt rail, leaving no fabric showing at the base of the belt rail.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Manifold

I just did an exhaust/intake combo at our local machine shop. The owner was busy, so he told me to go ahead and do it myself. It's a flat table with a built in horizontal grinding wheel about 8" in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Side mount spares - Left, Right, or Both?

Judging Standards, Area 22, page 12.
Left, (driver side) mounted spare tire carriers were standard on "A" commercial vehicles. Both left and right mounted spares became available as options on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 31 Model A e brake question

Orient the e brake toggle levers so that they both angle towards the e brake control arm and the brake rods do not bind. Adjust the e brake rods so that the e brake is barely released. In other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1930 Coupe front end shimmy

Yes, that front axle is welded up mess, so replace if a good one can be found. I heard one time time, that to check if a front axle is bent, to remove the spring perches and install straight rods a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Parking braking help !

You may need to resort to the hot wrench (Acetylene torch) to remove the toggle lever from the e brake shaft on the rear backing plate. Remove nut and bolt. A half round key on the shaft keeps it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1929 Business Coupe - Need more leg room

Rather than cutting the package tray, you could remove the backrest and replace the spring with plywood and 2 or 3" foam. That would give an extra 2 or 3 inches of leg room. Others have done that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 411
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Vicky Question

I think Victoria seats interchange with the 400-A convertible sedan. Doors also. Scarce items.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 28 Tudor Emergency brake location

Originally, the first cars built in 1928 had the emergency brake located to the left of the driver, adjacent to the kick panel. Later in '28 it was moved to the front of the shift lever. Sometime...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Dimensions of hood edge protektor

Werner: Your hood corners look very nice. No one will ever know they are not quite correct except you. mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,350
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Slamming into first gear

Your clutch may not be fully releasing when you hold it to the floor.
1. Is your clutch release arm starting to fail.? Inspect for cracks. Common problem.
2. Clutch arm yoke/trunion nut out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Dimensions of hood edge protektor

The first two photos are an original AA truck with original rear hood corners. First photo is the outside, and second photo is inside the hood where the seam goes. The stitching is NOT exposed to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Seat Riser ??

Appears to be open car front seat riser, but need measurements, width and length. And more photos from all angles. We can figure this out, but need more info.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-26-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1915 touring car height with top up

My '15 touring measures 82 or 83" at the highest point, which is the second to last bow from the rear. BUT! The windshield is only a tad under 6 feet. AND, if that's not enough, the windshield...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Fossils and 1930 Ford ute.

I majored in geology back in the 1960's and have many fond memories of fossil hunting expeditions, but we didn't travel in Model A's. One trip to the western US was in my dad's rusty '59 6 cylinder...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Restoration in India

Thanks Stretch. Looked over all 6 pages of photos. They fabricated their own front bumper from stainless. Local radiator shop made an all new radiator that actually fit. Nothing stops these guys...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 30-31 Roadster seat question

The back rest only goes in one way, with the wide dimension to the top resting on the package tray. I just measured this one and the upholstered back rest is about 48" wide at the package tray and...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 07-22-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 404
Posted By Mike Peters
13 years of progress

My neighbor wants to see how those mysterious pedals work, so got the T out. Saw a photo op, so got the Phaeton out as well. Just a nice summer day to take photos. Ford made big changes between...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Another Upholstery Question

The seat cushions on a 28/9 roadster/Phaeton measure about 43" at the widest point in the rear of the the cushion. 30/31 roadster cushions measure about 44 1/2" at the same point. The first photo ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 850
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Restoration in India

They refer to body work as "tinkering", That's pretty much what body work amounts to. Slow and tedious. It appears that these guys are hand fabricating and welding patches in fenders and body...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Slow turn over

A hot engine turns over harder than a cold engine. Do you have the heavy battery cables, positive and negative? Those skinny little 12 volt cables from the auto parts store are not adequate. Check...
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