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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By bobbader
Re: Inside Carb

No chunk missing. This is the way the venturi on a Tillotson carb is formed. But you do have a good deal of varnish and gunk inside the carb. Looks like the car was left unused for some periods of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By bobbader
Re: pedal shaft

OK, the first thing to be concerned with is the overall condition of the pedals. The bushings are most likely "shot" but how badly? If at least 1/3 of the bushing "shell" is missing, have the pedal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By bobbader
Re: model a cowl

No you can't !!!!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By bobbader
Re: Issue: Generator-to-Alternator Conversion

From the picture, it sure looks like the wire leading off the alternator into the Main Light Harness is in less than beautiful condition. It may be the picture but it looks like a "fire waiting to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,016
Posted By bobbader
Re: Gas Tank Cutaway Photos

Bob,

I have at least 1 30/31 tank with the top cut off at my shop. If you want to photograph it feel free to come over. OR, if you want to, you can take it home and do what you want at your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 873
Posted By bobbader
Re: Zenith carb

You said you purchased this carburetor from Snyder's but failed to mention if it was a new carb or a rebuilt original. Also, have you had this problem from the first time you installed the carb on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By bobbader
Re: Radiator shell mounting flange distance

That's a strange place for a stress crack. They usually crack at the bottom directly underneath the crank cover. If it's an original shell, it's possible it was restored at some time and there might...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By bobbader
Re: Wiring Harness 28-29 versus 30-31

The basic difference, as someone mentioned earlier, is the location of the stoplight switch, necessitating different lengths of wiring on the leads that go each switch. The 28/29 stoplight switch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By bobbader
Re: Split window regulator shaft

The regulators with the split shaft were common to 28/29 cars that used standard (non scroll design) window cranks like Tudors, Pickups, Standard coupes. This is why those same handles, used all the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 953
Posted By bobbader
Re: Door gap

On 28/29 cars Coupe & Tudor Sedan doord are all the same. Fordor and Cabriolet doors differ greatly since the belt rail moldings are rounded instead of flat but the front hinge mechanisms are also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By bobbader
Re: Starting issues when warm

While your friend's starter spins like 12 Volt, you haven't mentioned if it solved the hard starting problem when the engine is warm. If it did, that's great and YES, your starter needs some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By bobbader
Re: Not my day-gas leak

Micky. The leak problem .............. if it means actual fluid leaking somewhere outside the carburetor housing ............... could be from the line. OR, it could be a problem with the threaded...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By bobbader
Re: Not my day-gas leak

MickyD, sounds like you're all over the place here. You got the new gas line ...... apparently the one that runs from the sediment bowl to the carb. A mishap occurred during the installation of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By bobbader
Re: New Parts Suppliers at Oskosh

Quite simply, the poster is looking to see if any Repo Parts Vendors
(ie: Brattons, etc) are going to Oshkosh as he would like to place an order for pickup at the meet.

Bob Bader
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,387
Posted By bobbader
Re: Modern Ignition System Problem

Does anyone know how this issue is dealt with in a modern car? Could it be that there are numerous safeguards (read as multiple other electronic gadgets or computer) that would add significantly to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By bobbader
Re: Speedometer again

YES, the speedo unit only registers while turning COUNTER CLOCKWISE. That part is correct.

Now, we have to find out how you determined the cable turns clockwise.

First and foremost, the drive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By bobbader
Re: Getting 31 Coupe doors to stay closed !!

If the top edges of the strikers are worn to where it looks like the cutting edge of a chisel (or worse, like a knife blade) they need to be replaced. The edge of the striker that holds the latch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By bobbader
Re: Generator rebuild

OK, Nobody has mentioned this. Originally, that insulator has a tent-like peak built into the center. When put into place this would allow the the long end plate bolt to go under the "tent" and allow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By bobbader
Re: Generator rebuild

There are many insulators inside a generator. Need to know which one you're referring to. If you can't take a picture and post it, just a brief description of shape & size. There's a flat heavy paper...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,997
Posted By bobbader
Re: Crankshaft pulley - cast iron, steel or aluminum

I'll comment here, not to scold, but to make an observation from a vendor point of view. I think Fordbarn and all such message boards are a valuable asset to the hobby and a godsend. However, many...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By bobbader
Re: Tail lite switch

Vern, I'm thinking you have a 28/29 switch as the problem you speak of is not unheard of on these switches. The bad news is ............... NO A&L does not reproduce these switches. The possibly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By bobbader
Re: Horn wiring question

Great ! Always nice to find out why something went wrong. In this case, it stopped any electrical disaster and your horn now works well. Good Going.

Bob
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By bobbader
Re: Adjust speedometer from miles to km/hour

JAK is correct. It's not just a matter of different decals. The internal drive gears are different. I have worked on both USA and Metric Speedos and they are indeed different.

Bob bader
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By bobbader
Re: Horn wiring question

You mentioned you thought "someone was in there before me" (excuse my paraphrasing). If so, and depending on how far they might have gone, there are key insulators they might have missed....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,190
Posted By bobbader
Re: Steel or Brass Brake Lining Rivets

Pop rivets would be a No-No as far as I'm concerned. Standard brake lining rivets are meant to be swaged only tight enough that the lining is snug to the shoe. If applied by machine (foot powered,...
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