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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 09:31 PM
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Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Paint code for Manila Brown

Roger Kaufman published 'close matches' paint codes several years ago in the Model A News.

Manilla Brown:

DuPont- B8254
PPG- 2000
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Radiator overflow

Do you continue to lose coolant, or does it seek it's own level? With engine running, open your radiator cap and look down with a good light to check for foaming, which would indicate a leaky head...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: GPS charging on an unregulated 6v system

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My GPS is on my iPad. It works just fine on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 561
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Distributor help

You are on the right track. If you have 6v at the points and no spark when you crack open the points with the switch on, then you likely need new points. That has been my experience. I've tried...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Lighting issues

Badpuppy: Yup. You are correct and Les Is wrong here. I looked in a Model A Instruction Book, and yes, dim comes before bright to the right.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Lighting issues

Al: Maybe we are both wrong! The photo is from the Les Andrews "Troubleshooting and diagnostics", the 'blue book'. Les says the first light switch position to the right is bright lights, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Lighting issues

I think you refer to this as a 'housing'? We call this the light switch. the slots and raised areas need to correspond when assembling. It will only go together one way. Don't force anything. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Cylinder temperature

Another thing...since the engine is tilted slightly to the rear, rust in the water jacket will tend to collect in the rear more than the front, thus restricting circulation to a degree. I recently...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Rear End Dolly

That's a nice rear end dolly. I'm in the process of doing the exact same thing with our Model A, replacing a Borg overdrive with a Mitchell. I just lay the rear end on a rolling table I happen to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Free root beer floats

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Toe-in tools - easy and accurate

Should the car be on the ground with wheels on to measure toe in? Some slack in the wheel bearings and king pins could affect your measurement? I don't know for sure. Just asking.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,309
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Junkyard Memories

I have fond memories of Horter's junk yard, in Harvard, Illinois in the early 60's. There were many 20's and 30's cars sitting in the grass to pick pats from. Today it would be a gold mine. Long...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,376
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: misdiagnosis based on assumptions

OK. Will do. I already straightened out the stop tabs for the parking brake. It took some serious heating and hammering, etc.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,376
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: misdiagnosis based on assumptions

Thanks Tom. I didn't notice that. Will do. When I bought the car 35 years ago, it ran, but had no brakes to speak of, so the previous owner must have used the emergency brake to stop?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 29 Model A Roadster parts questions

This is a 30 deluxe roadster top. It is removable. The fasteners are called 'clinch' fasteners and are listed in Brattons, etc. under open car tops. The corresponding grommet is on the next page. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 505
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 31 Standard Roadster Windshield Frame

OK, so here's me eating crow. This standard roadster DOES have six snaps. One on either side of the wiper, which is drilled through the windshield frame. This car was "restored" in 1957, and I use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 505
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 31 Standard Roadster Windshield Frame

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Hi Mike,

Take another look at your frame. You should find an empty hole at the wiper location where your sixth snap has been lost.

Also, if your car is late enough to have had a vacuum...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,376
Posted By Mike Peters
misdiagnosis based on assumptions

Today I finally got around to finding out why the rear wheels on our 28 Tudor are no longer taking orders from the engine up front. This very sad state of affairs began last fall a hundred miles...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 505
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 31 Standard Roadster Windshield Frame

Fundy. If your look close, you can just barely make out the five snaps on this car. Like yours, someone has drilled an extra hole for the wrong wiper motor! Five snaps is plenty to hold the front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Interest in Accessory "Spark Starter"

Chris: Do you have an original? The photo you show doesn't look like the photos in either the Brattons or Snyders catalogs. Yours is different. Perhaps someone can enlighten us?
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 505
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 31 Standard Roadster Windshield Frame

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OK. I think someone drilled a hole to put a mismatched motor on with the shaft going through the frame so I'll get rid of that. The finger pull...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 505
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 31 Standard Roadster Windshield Frame

: 31 Standard Roadster Windshield Frame
Mike,

What distance from the edges are the holes for the pulls? I bought a frame that didnít have the holes drilled.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 505
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 31 Standard Roadster Windshield Frame

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The wiper motor does not bolt to the frame on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,520
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Clutch pedal

e: Clutch pedal
You say arm is not cracked.

Have you had someone push and hold down the pedal while you look at the arm under car from several different angles?

Many times the crack closes up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,520
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Clutch pedal

You might experiment by adjusting the clutch adjusting yoke shorter, thus pushing the pressure plate fingers farther in, and decreasing pedal free play. Just see what happens.
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