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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
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Re: Headlight amperage

Hi Syncro, Model A globes are rated in CP (Candle Power) which is a measure of Illumination. Example 50 CP. It is an older method of categorizing globe performance/brightness. There is no way to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: antifreeze type

If you do a search on the internet, a lot of other forums recommend using HOAT coolant with cooling systems with Aluminum parts.


Here is one site. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: antifreeze type

If switching Antifreeze types - make sure you thoroughly flush the radiator and block of the old type before adding the different type. Mixing antifreeze types can cause the antifreeze to congeal,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,121
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Quick question

Another option if not concerned about cosmetics, is to use a High Boy kit. It places the filter above the level of the carb/intake.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: High Point on Cam

Points gapping tool, Brattons


https://www.brattons.com/quick-set-point-setting-tool.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,392
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Electric Gas cut off

Buy 2, keep a spare in the car?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Springfield Paper

If you have the article on your screen, press and hold the CTR key down and use your keyboard up arrow to make it larger on the screen. Ctrl down arrow makes it smaller
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,812
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Using Ford Barn as an distraction

Thank you for all the support/response. It has taken me by surprise. Am feeling/doing a lot better. The amount of support is overwhelming. Offers/Condolences from friends, neighbors, family, even...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 12:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,195
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Having Fun With it?

Just keep you eye on the prize - increasing reliability, knowing you are doing things the correct way, not causing damage/issues by being thorough, reduced breakdowns, having confidence you know what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,195
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Having Fun With it?

If your baffle is ever really stubborn other ways - 2x4 across the top, large C clamp on top of teh 2x4 and through the baffle hole. Baseball bat through the baffle hole and pry.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 667
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Alternator Replacement 12V

Do a search here on the subject, anything electrical needs to be considered when converting from 6 to 12v. Horn, starter, bulbs, coil, etc. If switching from positive to neg ground - coil wiring,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,022
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: air bubbles in rad water.

Usually the fluid test indicates a head gasket or cracked head/block issue. At higher speeds if it is bad enough will push water out a leaky radiator cap, and or Out the overflow. It also causes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,812
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Using Ford Barn as an distraction

Will be using FB as a distraction the next few weeks. Please understand if I make errors, or posts do not make sense.


Woke up this morning to my door bell ringing, opened the door to 2 Air...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,195
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,195
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Having Fun With it?

Before going much further, even though it is a pain, sounds like this motor may be in poor shape, might want to do a compression test on it soon, Hand crank it 1st to make sure engine is free. See...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,195
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Having Fun With it?

Yep, not good. You should do a thorough job of cleaning the lower end, including the oil pump to clean it and its oil screen.


As long as it is off, as you planned check/adjust bearings. Check...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,309
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: 12 volt coil with resistor

Not so on a Points system. If points and ignition are on for a length of time, the coil becomes extremely hot, think I have heard stories of things melting, points going bad, etc. That's one reason...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,195
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Having Fun With it?

The back of the distributor base has flange material sticking out the back. This piece has dimple/hole that fits over a corresponding "bump" on the head. This is what indexes the distributor to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,195
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Having Fun With it?

Updated after originally posted.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,195
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Having Fun With it?

Have not heard of that before.


When you turn the screw does cam and shaft also turn? If no screw is stripped.


If yes - is the distributor all the way down/seated on the head? Then it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,195
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Having Fun With it?

Correct, once the nut is loosened and the screw is loose, the dist. comes straight up/out. Sometimes when it has sat for a very long time the distributer rusts to the head, and sometimes the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,195
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Having Fun With it?

Depends on your abilities/personality/time and money available, and condition of the A.


My truck was probably worst case. 50 years in storage in out buildings. Took the common advice I got,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,521
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

Picture 2, were you making motor noises and imagining driving it?:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,155
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Rotella T4 oil, dirty oil

Thanks eagle, will have to try that on next oil change.


Thanks to all who have posted so far, a lot of great info/ideas. Am open to more.


After Searching here previous to 1st post, I was...
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