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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By ericr
Re: Need to purchase an outside rear view mirror for a 29 Tudor

isn't the problem with these mirrors is that not being weighted, they vibrate annoyingly?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 828
Posted By ericr
What Model "A" Book Do You Read the Most?

To us old-timers that still collect books:

I am just curious as to what resource book you guys find yourself looking at the most, be it historical, mechanical maintenance and repair, parts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,067
Posted By ericr
Re: Persistent Leaky Fuel Shutoff Valve

I am puzzled about something here: are you guys thinking the cars when new had these same gas valve problems? I would find that hard to accept...what is different?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,919
Posted By ericr
Re: Anyone Ever Built or Even Seen, An Original type Greasing Pit?

-that's because you were not maintaining Ford standards of cleanliness JK JK
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,919
Posted By ericr
Anyone Ever Built or Even Seen, An Original type Greasing Pit?

-I know it would be a lot of work, but a lot of you guys apparently reside with some acreage and have built large garages etc. Plus a lot of us are nostalgic, eccentric, etc.

I suspect there are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By ericr
"Old Couple in the Model "T" Legend"

Did you guys ever hear about an odd legend of many decades ago, whereby a motorist would drive up behind a slow-moving Model "T" car and in passing it, would notice a somber elderly couple in it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By ericr
Re: Brake centering

BTW, in one of the Service Letters books, the Branch stated that dealers asked to buy the little plate to avoid replacing the whole backing plate. No luck, said the Branch, as the plate went through...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By ericr
Re: Were "Suicde Doors" Really Dangerous?

Wow, i have to admit I'm surprised but now very well-informed by the various personal experiences relayed by members.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By ericr
Were "Suicde Doors" Really Dangerous?

Does anyone have any evidence, surmises, suppositions etc. that these doors in the '20s and '30s were really that dangerous?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,280
Posted By ericr
Re: Small Fire Extinguisher to Carry in Car

do you guys remember those cute little "Presto CB" extinguishers from decades ago? I guess they were banned years ago.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-23-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,284
Posted By ericr
Re: Knock on Model A's door

Andy!


Hast Du die Halterungen von der hinteren Federung gecheckt? (rear spring mountings)


Hast Du ein Diagramm, das zeigt wo die Karosse mit dem Rahmen verbunden ist?
(diagram of body...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,947
Posted By ericr
Re: How Were They Painted?

The DeAngelis book stated the bodies went through a vertical spraying process then a horizontal pattern or vice-versa, then the bodies went through a drying process using heat to quickly dry the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By ericr
Burning Out Carbon in "The Model Garage"

Do you old-timers remember the Model Garage series in Popular Science?


In one of the issues from the 1920s, Gus was removing carbon from the pistons by thrown a lit match into the cylinder, then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,284
Posted By ericr
Re: Knock on Model A's door

Maybe someone suggested this already: have you had a friend that is knowledgeable about cars, ride in the back seat while you drive, and try to find the source of the noise?

Viel Gluck,

Eric
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By ericr
Re: Not a Electrician

we receive quite a few posts about wiring confusion. instead of simply copying the Dyke's diagram or similar historical diagrams, I wish someone would produce a made-for-idiots illustrated...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By ericr
Re: Not a Electrician

why do many diagrams have the junction box sitting sideways, making it more complicated to orient the wiring at that location?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,284
Posted By ericr
Re: Knock on Model A's door

Andreas, wir sind verwirrt…..


At this point, your only option is to take the door upholstery off---have you done that already?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
Posted By ericr
Re: crank pulley issue

Gang, when the 2-piece pulley came out (or at least when I became aware of it), it was ballyhooed as being a huge improvement for replacement. It seems to me you guys are saying the two-piece...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,284
Posted By ericr
Re: Knock on Model A's door

LOL übersetzer Joop, it's nice to see a sense of humor in these particular times.

I've been reading his diagnoses again. No doubt his door anti-rattlers are kaput but it is hard for me to grasp...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,284
Posted By ericr
Re: Knock on Model A's door

Lieber Andy!

Ich weiß das klingt blöd, aber was passiert wenn man auf dem Trittbrett steht und das Auto ein- und ausfedern lässt?

Inhochachtungvoll!

Eric
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By ericr
Re: Pandemic 1918 St Louis

have you guys ever noticed in street scene photos of the '20s and '30s that sanitary conditions on streets, gutters, sidewalks etc. were often noticeably messier than today? I suspect that horses...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By ericr
Re: Installing the control rods

makes one wonder how the factory did it as we all know assembly processes were on a hustle wherever possible
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 16,326
Posted By ericr
Re: Model A Light Switch

what exactly is holding the 3-bump plate, and the spring behind it, to the rest of the upper cover?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By ericr
Re: Headlight switch, bottom of steering box

what exactly is holding the rotating plate with the 3 contact bumps to the unit?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By ericr
Re: Anecdotes About Stalling on Train Tracks in the Model "A" Era

I am not sure that warning signals ("wig-wags") were all that prevalent in the '20s or '30s, except maybe in highly populated areas. AT some locations railroads would provide live-in shacks for...
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