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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By springerpete
Re: Changing engine oil...

500-700 miles depending on the weather here in Maine. 30 Wt ND. No filter.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By springerpete
Re: Top Strap Brackets

Try putting your top down and see where the straps need to be to hook into the rests, then place the loops on the front bow and line them up. Hope this helps.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By springerpete
Re: 29 model A roadster stock windshield angle?

On a cold, rainy morning in Maine I find the lay back on my '29 is between 11 and 12 degrees.Bill
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,882
Posted By springerpete
Re: Manifold Cooking

Not a manifold, but while operating a steam locomotive we would put our foil wrapped sandwiches on the back head shelf along with the steam oil can and have things already to go after we got back...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 837
Posted By springerpete
Re: Brake linings

I just went thru a complete job on my brakes but had no luck at all getting the shoes (woven) arched. I went to many places, many mechanics old and older but had no luck. They had all heard of it but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By springerpete
Re: 30 standard roadster mirror

No, I did not re tap the threads, it fits just fine. However, I really do not know if the stanchions are '29. They look and fit fine and were already on the car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By springerpete
Re: Follow-Up Model A Upholstery Mystery

Try calling Classtique Upholstery. Can't recall the owners name right now but in the past he has been very helpful to me over the phone. He may be able to email you pictures as well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By springerpete
Re: 30 standard roadster mirror

I have one on each side. They screw into the holes left when you remove the lower machine screw. Then you lock the nut provided against the stanchion. They stay tight. Not sure if you can see enough...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By springerpete
Re: rear axle taper/threads

Thank you for your thoughts. I will pass along the information and I'm sure he will take your suggestions. Bill
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By springerpete
rear axle taper/threads

I am writing this for a friends who is not computer oriented.
The drivers side rear wheel/hub will not stay tight on the taper. After driving for 100 or so miles if you jack up the rear of the car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By springerpete
Rumble seat lid

The paint on the lid is pitting and forming some small bubbles. It was refinished two seasons ago by the same shop that painted my car. My car has no such issues, just the lid. I think I have heard...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,148
Posted By springerpete
Re: The Diamond Mark Challenge

Vince Falter has quite a bit of information on diamond blocks on his Ford Garage site. Check it out. I have a diamond block in my '29, certainly a replacement as the casting date is either '35 or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By springerpete
Re: wiring

I'd suggest that before you dive into the wiring repair you get a look at a wiring diagram. Do you have Les Andrew's books ? They are in there. Or ask someone in the forum to post a picture, copy it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 978
Posted By springerpete
Re: Rumble Seat - HELP

try trimming the bottom section of the rubber with a razor blade but be sure to keep it larger than the hole in the metal so it will not pop out. Work it in to the hole with a plastic probe of some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,251
Posted By springerpete
Re: Tom Wesenberg

just posted on the water pump discussion above.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 914
Posted By springerpete
Re: Where do I store stuff??

I built a tool box that fits between the front bumper braces. Carry tools, oil and some spare parts. Extra water and antifreeze jugs on rumble floor in a box I made so they won';t move around. Fire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By springerpete
Re: sill plates

Thanks, Mike.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By springerpete
sill plates

Are the sill plates for a '29 roadster supposed to be natural zinc color or body color ? Thanks, Bill
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,561
Posted By springerpete
Re: Marvel's Mystery Oil

4 ounces of MMO to 10 gallons of gas is what I have heard recommended. That is a 4 : 1280 ratio . Not much pollution there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By springerpete
Re: Unsaddled

If you call Bert's in Denver ( 303-293-3673 ) and describe what you need chances are very good they have it as a used piece.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 969
Posted By springerpete
Re: Best location for master switch in a Tudor

Put it where you can easily reach it from your seat. It is up to you and how easily you move but it must be convenient to get to. Your choice.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By springerpete
Re: shaking front end

check for tightness in the wishbone on the axle and at the back end of it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By springerpete
Re: Helpful Suggestions ?

Buy or borrow a gas gauge tool as it makes the job of getting the gauge out much easier. I had no problem with my '29, Drain the tank down and disconnect the battery. Be sure you have new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,377
Posted By springerpete
Re: Lebaron Bonney

I put Classtique kits in 2 of my Ford's. Good stuff !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By springerpete
Re: Locking pin

OK, thanks to all. Bill
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