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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By Bigphil
Re: 31 Victoria Vacuum Line

My vacuum line problem with my 1931 A400 is the inside connection at the firewall.
The very stiff steel line cannot be repositioned to mate with the brass feedthrough on the firewall.
Is there a...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-28-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,552
Posted By Bigphil
Cool Hydraulic brake adjustments.

Hydraulic brake adjustments.
I have 1940 Ford hydraulic brakes on my 1931 Model A Ford.
All cylinders are brand new with new rubber. And New Brake shoes.
This system has about 500 miles on it.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By Bigphil
Re: 31 A brake light issue. Help please

I need a picture of the 1931 Stop light switch bolted to the frame cross member.
I'm running 1940 hydraulics and the pressure switch failed early, so I thought I
would try the proper mechanical...
Forum: Early V8 11-24-2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 963
Posted By Bigphil
Smile Vintage Side Mount Spare Tire Rear View Mirrors (Two) for Antique Car

See the listing and pictures on eBay.
OR call me and I can send you photos.
714-747-0163
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,251
Posted By Bigphil
Modern Fuel filters for the Model A

I have a late 1931 Zenith carburetor with sidebowl on my A400 convertible sedan (indented firewall)
I need a good fuel filter - I have a metal mesh filter just
behind the firewall shut off valve,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,753
Posted By Bigphil
Re: Model B ignition question

I'm experimenting with timing to get a smooth idle with no stalling at stop signs.
Model B distributor, Model B engine, Model A carburator. 6:1 high compression head.
Will I damage the engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,954
Posted By Bigphil
Re: model B distributor

Renner's Corners has springs for the Model B distributor.

And they have a rebuild kits for the Model B distributor.
Forum: Model-A 09-23-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 913
Posted By Bigphil
Metal trunk for 1931 convertible sedan

I need a metal trunk for my 1931 Model A convertible sedan (A 400). It should be 13 inches by 34 inches, and about 19 inches high,with a tapered back.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,466
Posted By Bigphil
Vinegar in the Model A cooling system.

I'm using 3 gallons of vigegar ( temporarly) in the cooling system to dissolve
the rust in the block of my model B engine. It's been there 4 days, and the
radiator is starting to leak, at a rate...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,417
Posted By Bigphil
Re: removing the gas tank 31 late roadster help

MikeK, March 12, 2013

Thanks for your great article "Re: removing the gas tank 31 late roadster help" .
of 8/18/2012 appearing in The Ford Barn.

I have an A400 Convertible Sedan,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,235
Posted By Bigphil
Re: Dirty Gas Tank

Tom Wesenberg,

Where did you buy the fuel tank filter that you installed in the late '31 indented firewall
Model A ? Other in the forum say that the filters offered in the catalogs will not work...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 893
Posted By Bigphil
Rebuilding late 1931 fuel shut-off valves

Has anyone had good luck in rebuilding late 1931 fuel shut-off valves ?
Bratton's and others have new fuel valve stems for $8.95.
These have to be lapped in with a valve compound to your original...
Forum: Early V8 11-12-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,082
Posted By Bigphil
For sale: '35 & '36 Ford roadster rear window frames

For sale: '35 & '36 Ford roadster rear window frames.

#1 is chrome plated pot metal exterior, with painted stamped sheet metal interior. It is 24 & 7/8" long and 7" high. With screws, no glass....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,271
Posted By Bigphil
Re: Cowl lamps don't fit very well.

I have the wood blocks, and they are drilled and aligned properly.
The holes are factory drilled. On this deluxe model, cowl lamps were
standard equipment.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,271
Posted By Bigphil
Re: Cowl lamps don't fit very well.

Original cowl band, restored,nice and polished
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,271
Posted By Bigphil
Question Cowl lamps don't fit very well.

I'm restoring a 1931 A400 convertible sedan.
The cowl lamp assemblies are original, but not off this car.
The cowl arm tabs that extend forward and wrap around the cowl band don't
really "wrap...
Forum: Model-A 02-12-2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,261
Posted By Bigphil
Re: Excellent Model B Distributor

I'm interested in your Model B distributor. Could you email me a picture if you have one left ?

Thanks,

Phil, p.joujon-roche@roadrunner.com
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 20,047
Posted By Bigphil
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By Bigphil
How do I time my Model B engine ?

I have a Model B engine with the B distributor (mechanical advance ) and a stock Model A timing gear cover with the round boss (P/N A-6019-B )

But the timing gear has no indent hole that is used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 856
Posted By Bigphil
Question Questions regarding the Timing of the Model B engine.

I have a Model B engine with the B distributor (mechanical advance ) and a stock Model A timing gear cover with the round boss (P/N A-6019-B )

But the timing gear has no indent hole that is used...
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