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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,076
Posted By ericr
Re: Garage lights

so all we need to do is to connect two wires into one tombstone? do you know what the colors would be of those two wires?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,168
Posted By ericr
Re: Wisdom of Stopping Engine by Choking It Out

well there would still be some cylinder and valve rotation as the engine conked out, wouldn't some gas get expelled through the exhaust valves?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,490
Posted By ericr
Re: Will there be any model As left?

is there any scientific opinion as to whether petroleum is still being formed inside the earth?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,168
Posted By ericr
Re: Wisdom of Stopping Engine by Choking It Out

hhmmm....what did he think about turning the ignition off and on while driving to make it backfire?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,168
Posted By ericr
Wisdom of Stopping Engine by Choking It Out

is this practice harmful to the engine in any way? Sure makes re-starting easier, though.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,068
Posted By ericr
Re: Pretty good car....

youngsters, Senator Claghorn was a character on the Fred Allen Show that was an exaggeration of a stereotyped politician from the South. Foghorn Leghorn on the Warner Bros. cartoons was apparently a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,068
Posted By ericr
Re: Pretty good car....

Well, like Senator Claghorn used to say, "that's a joke, son".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,068
Posted By ericr
Re: Pretty good car....

-sounds very familiar to me. one of Dad's friends had a '58 Cadillac (remember how huge those were?) and the passenger door would swing open when he drove into a gas station or otherwise banked the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By ericr
Re: Ford Factories

do most of them feature a kind of cream-colored brick trim incorporated into them as a kind of accent?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,182
Posted By ericr
Re: Helpful Tips: Removing Perch Bolts From The Front Axle, Model A

this might be in the realm of the absurd, but would dry ice, or even whatever level of liquid nitrogen one can buy on E-Bay, affect how tight the perch is stuck?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By ericr
Re: Who Will Fix Your Model "A"? "Mr. Nobody"

do you think one reason some people collect old cars is a feeling of nostalgia for everyday life in those earlier eras? although we know our ancestors had huge problems, we have the benefit of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By ericr
Re: Who Will Fix Your Model "A"? "Mr. Nobody"

oh I am sure humor styles have changed since the Model "A" era, what was funny to them might be merely educational to us. to me, much of the social history of that era is interesting.....their...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,182
Posted By ericr
Re: Helpful Tips: Removing Perch Bolts From The Front Axle, Model A

in one of the Service Letters the Branch stated that it became aware how dealers were using heat to straighten bent axles and disapproved of the process. But nothing was stated in terms of specific...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By ericr
Who Will Fix Your Model "A"? "Mr. Nobody"

https://youtu.be/Z80BrugnLVs

-clip from "Betty Boop For President in 1932".

Actually, the Model "A" members of this site are unbelievably helpful. We owners from the '50s and '60s would have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,109
Posted By ericr
Re: Engine sits too high for hand crank engagement

Razkid, keep us in the loop about the wind-up of this journey, as this condition appears periodically on this site.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By ericr
Re: Fuel leaking when shut off valve is closed

judging by the frequency that this subject draws, I'd say you won't have any problem finding buyers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 614
Posted By ericr
Re: Frame welting application

how do you guys actually punch the holes through the webbing?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By ericr
Re: Colors of original tool kit

I don't have photographic nor copying abilities here at home, can someone send Werner the little diagram from Area 17 (tools) of the Judging Standards which depict what came with the car. The only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By ericr
Re: 1931 Model A Coupe light switch body installation

APH48, don't know what your wind-up was but there was a change to the length of the light switch lower cover, because sometimes the wires somehow got bunched up within the switch and I assume,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
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: 952
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: 1,239
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: 2,145
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: 2,145
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: 369
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...
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