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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By John/CT
Re: 29 modelA panel delivery

Mine is 73 inches tall. Won't fit in my Cargo closed trailer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,401
Posted By John/CT
Re: New hi compression heads

Last week we had a customerís new Snyderís 5.5:1 head shipped directly to the machine shop. We were there when the machinist opened the UPS box. The spark plug holes were tapped to a taper and had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,071
Posted By John/CT
Re: Engine Overheating

I think you have a cooling problem, not a fuel problem. This high speed overheating characteristic has been observed with inadequate replacement radiators. If your radiator passes the flow test...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,160
Posted By John/CT
Re: Battery Tenders?

I use a Battery Tender brand unit connected 24/7. These are automatic battery maintainers and you can monitor their activity by the red and green leds. A local storage battery manufacturer claims...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,066
Posted By John/CT
Re: transmission shift lever

Club member had a shift lever break on a recent tour. He was able to nurse it home with some gentle, judicious shifting. The rebuilt tower was less than 6 months old. Snyder's acknowledged the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,835
Posted By John/CT
Re: Cider Mill T and A show

Here are a few. That Town Car belongs to a member of our club. If you need images of specific details I can probably get them. PM me.
John
270937

270938

270939

270940
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,945
Posted By John/CT
Re: How do you guys mount your iPhones in the A

I've had success with this gaget called Bondi from Amazon
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/319XCY4BNgL.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,835
Posted By John/CT
Re: Cider Mill T and A show

I'll be leading 8 or 10 A's from Eastern Connecticut.
John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,678
Posted By John/CT
Re: Garmin GPS in Model A

The ARKON model GN079WD replacement suction mounting pedestal for Garmin products has a 3-Inch arm. It mounts conveniently on the gas tank and positions your GPS device at the level of the dash rail....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,761
Posted By John/CT
Re: Connecticut 1928 License Plates

During the Model A era Connecticut produced license plates with a blue background on even numbered years and red background on odd numbered years. Presumably, it was an effort to allow police to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,761
Posted By John/CT
Re: Connecticut 1928 License Plates

No border, that's correct, my error.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,761
Posted By John/CT
Re: Connecticut 1928 License Plates

For the do-it-yourselfer, Rustoleum Painter's Touch brand midnight blue is very close for a background color (available from art stores). Model Master brand light ivory makes for a nicely aged look...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 830
Posted By John/CT
Another Power Inverter

I know there have been quite a few threads about Power Inverters and hereís another one. A friend recently purchased a í30 Pickup from Pennsylvania with the pictured inverter bolted under the seat. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,549
Posted By John/CT
Re: 7/16" square brake wrench

What you seek is a machinist's lathe tool post wrench. There are some available on eBay in various sizes, at least 3 are 7/16".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,733
Posted By John/CT
Re: body paint and finish work in CT

Twin Brooks Restoration Inc.
1064 East Street S, Suffield, CT 06078
(860) 627-9883
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,380
Posted By John/CT
Re: Headlight Adjustment made easy

Could you please source the Walt Langill article?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,551
Posted By John/CT
Re: Mouse-Proofing

The mice seemed to hoard D-Con under the back seat of my Fordor in the long New England winter. Probably ate their fill and saved the rest for later.

I've had luck with a deterrent called Mouse...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,612
Posted By John/CT
Firewall Stamping

While doing an engine swap in a í30 Sport Coupe we noticed a curious feature on the firewall. There is a stamping on the [USA] passengerís side of the firewall directly under the choke rod. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,565
Posted By John/CT
Re: Engine Rebuilder near NYC

We have installed three Model A engines and a many flywheels rebuilt by J & M Machine in Southborough MA. Their attention to detail and close tolerances make for a strong Model A engine with minimal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,229
Posted By John/CT
Re: shocks

Just received my set of 4 shocks from what Bill claims will be his final manufacturing run. He wants to retire to KY. I sent a deposit to get on his list 7 months ago. Final cost: $1100 for 4, plus...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,727
Posted By John/CT
Re: wireless lower plate

Make sure the copper contact in your lower plate does not move relative to the steel backing plate. Remove the lower plate, hold it in a vice by the steel base and try to wiggle the copper contact...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,339
Posted By John/CT
Re: Brumfield Heads

My local Model "A" mechanic phoned Brumfield 6 months ago to order a head. He learned that they lost their foundry and are seeking a new one. No results yet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
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Views: 6,059
Posted By John/CT
Re: A&l

A&L is primarily a manufacturer of high quality reproduction Model A parts. They supply lots of parts to Snyder's and Bratton's. They are not really set up for retail.

They are located in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,528
Posted By John/CT
Re: my alternator that look like a generator

You can buy 'em here.
http://www.gener-nator.com/

(no affiliation)

John
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,025
Posted By John/CT
Re: Short Spark Plug Connection ?

Champion W18 and W16Y plugs are taller than Motorcraft plugs resulting in a shorter distance to the distributor terminals. The repro wires seem to cover the distance with the proper spring tension...
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