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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Bolt against flywheel?

Many of us have endoscopes now that can direct the magnet or mechanical fingers to the lost bolt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Starter cranks, then spins

With cold starting, I find by opening my GAV valve a quarter of a turn counter clockwise and using the choke, my A will then start right up and keep running. With The GAV valve closed, the engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Non stock Muffler?

The model A muffler and tail pipe that the parts vendors sell is a good choice. It is quiet and the tone of the exhaust is exactly what the model A Ford sounded like when the model A Ford was sold...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone, and a Happy New Year! Thank you Ford Barn. Great entertainment for all of us.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
H&h
Views: 1,298
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: H&h

Ditto
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,909
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Tig welding door panel questions

I have found very quickly that for welding sheet metal Oxygen/acetylene warps the sheet metal much more than TIG and MIG welding. The least expensive to weld with is MIG welding. The only thing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: A Very High $$ Box of Empty Boxes !!

Wow! I have one of those same Ford emergency kits in about the same condition. I never thought it was worth more than $20. I will have to readjust my pricing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,243
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: What strange comments or questions have you heard about your Model A

With my Model A Ford, I get that a lot. "Did you drive it here". More questions I get when I am at car shows is: "Does it run?" "How much is it worth?" "What year is it, about a 1940?"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,243
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Main Shaft in Trans is worn...

I had the same problem when I bought the transmission rebuild package for my '31 CCPU. Their new main shaft was too big for their 2nd /3rd gear slider. I ended up using my old main shaft and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,516
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Do you drive your A in the snow or stormy weather?

We drive our Model A Fords in all weather, and year round. Rain storms, snow, and flooded streets, it has seen it all. It is a must that the wife has her hot air manifold heater working. We have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,255
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Radiator soldering

I have had good success in soldering up radiators using the old heavy duty copper soldering irons like the radiator shops use. The heavy soldering iron gives the penetrating heat exactly where one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: I got the LAST Goodyear Tire!

31 Woody, Your back seat passenger looks a little under fed. His ribs are showing. Wood wheels on a woody, is a match made in heaven.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,626
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: so this just happened....

When I was a kid over 55 years ago, while on cement, I did a quick burn out in reverse gear and I got instant wheel hop followed by blowing the cluster gear out the bottom of my transmission. After...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: 29 Tudor rear window install dilemma

I have been there and done that. For the rear glass to seat properly, it has to be pulled up against a straight surface. On my '31 CCPU, I broke two of my rear safety laminate windows before I got...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Broken bolt on Bendix Spring

I had the same good results.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Shelf for '31 pickup

Ditto. It worked for me too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,990
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Model A flywheeel lightened

Daren, I recently sold my phaeton with engine balance problem. I still have the Tudor with the B engine and the A flywheel combination and it runs super smooth. I am very happy with the Tudor and I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Rear End Question

30 closedcab PU,
My '31 Pickup is painted its original color that it was sold new with: Gull Grey. Yes it looks very light in the photo. On the door of the '30 black pickup is a sign that says...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,990
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Model A flywheeel lightened

I installed a model B engine into my 1929 Tudor. I used the full weighted model A flywheel on the B crankshaft and it all went together very nicely. My big bonus was with using the A flywheel, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Rear End Question

[QUOTE=30 Closed Cab PU;1688869] I am considering changing to a 3.54 with a standard head, may consider going to a higher compression head.



Ditto for me. The right idea! 3.54 gearing has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: Broken ring gear

Having actively played with antique cars for about 60 years, I have seen ring gear teeth break off after many years of faithful use. Metal fatigue is usually the culprit. As mentioned above, there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,766
Posted By SSsssteamer
Re: 30 PU max safe driving speed

You have to match your speedometer driven gear with the rear axle ratio for the speedometer to be correct. I live in the mountains area of North West Washington state and I have 3.27 gears in the...
Forum: Model-A 09-25-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 469
Posted By SSsssteamer
1930 Model A Ford Pickup for sale

Sold, Sold Sold1930 Ford model A pick up For Sale. Has no motor or transmission. Would make a good project for someone, or use it as is for yard art to advertise your business. Typical rust in...
Forum: Early V8 09-25-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By SSsssteamer
1946 Ford Pickup 1/2 tone for sale

Sold, Sold. Sold!1946 Ford Pickup half ton for sale. Recently repainted. Was former fleet truck and was well maintained. New wiring harness, radial WW tires, all new bed and upholstery. 4 speed...
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