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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,219
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Swirled Glass Shift Knobs

Yes,
Like other upgrades, these were available in the day.

Chris W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Clutch / pressure plate

Be sure to buy the clutch disc from Bratton's
They have the best USA made and not junk from China
I think the also have good pressure plate assembly.

My opinion
Chris W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Voltage regulator for generator

Tom's EVR's work great.
Your generator is converted to a 2 brush and his EVR is a true regulator of the field current.
I have theming both of my cars.

Chris W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,019
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Radiator Overheating

If you do not clean the engine it will just plug up a clean radiator.
I use Rust911 rust911.com A lot cheaper than Evaporust and does the same thing.
Drain the system and fill with Rust911 and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: no spark in my Model B fixed

I have run into problems with replacement Model B points. They seem to have almost no tungsten and will burn in a very short time. If your problem keeps happening, replace the points

My experience...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Factory VIN - ID Numbers

While all frames were supposed to be stamped at the factory, some did not get stamped so if you have a frame with no numbers, it still may be original to that car.

Chris W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,402
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Tachometer for my model A

I have Tiny Tachs. In 2 of my cars. Very easy to install and they work great

Chris W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,625
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Need Help in Identifying Location of Short

Exactly what I was thinking

Chris W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Check this out

Incredible!!!


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Gas tank cleaning

I agree.


I recently cleaned a tank for a car I am restoring. I was going to use Rust911because it is a lot cheaper and does the same thing.


The instructions said that the part should first...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Model A frame - pickup vs coupe

The difference between the Coupe and Pick-up frame is the coupe frame is usually in better condition.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,472
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: First trip observations.

One thing that might help with the accelerator hanging up is to oil the accelerator cross shaft, behind the engine.


There is an oil hole in the top of each support for the cross shaft. Lubricate...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,858
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Brake advice needed

One thing I have done on several Model A's is to replace the fronts with 32 Ford Mechanical brakes.


They are a direct replacement, no modifications what so ever. I believe the 33 and 34 front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,858
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Brake advice needed

I do not think there is any law against it BUT for reasons of potential liability, I will not do it for a customer on my shop.


Chris W.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,010
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Gold is where you find it....

That is absolutely amazing. When are you going to start the restoration?


Chris W
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Besides the extension, are 30/31 front fenders the same?

Steve,


I have actually done it in the past.


The only difference is on a 30 fender the lip that turns down and is spot welded to the splash apron extensions is just a little shorter than...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Steering Box LEAKS!!

Penrite steering box lube and Corn Head Grease are both very good. They are almost a grease but will still flow and keep everything lubricated and they do not leak.


DO NOT use grease in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,858
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Brake advice needed

Before you get involved converting to hydraulics, do a complete investigation.


Getting the mechanical brakes PROPERLY restored will result in very good brakes for your Model A and you do not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: First Compression Test

I would think that #4 may be a little high,


or may be this is a typo?


Anyway, I agree with Jack and then repeat the test.


If #2 is still low, put some oil in that cylinder and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Clutch release arm pin removal

Instead of a pin, I use good quality grade 8 bolt with the shank, unthreaded, portion of the bolt long enough so all the threads are exposed and no threads are bearing on the lever or shaft. I use a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Lightened Flywheel

I have a lightened flywheel in my Tudor that I use for touring. It is a "B" engine with a 6.0:1 head. I really like the lightened flywheel, I think it makes the car easier to drive and is more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,076
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Some observations and a few more questions from a newbie.

Get some miles on it and see if the oil consumption gets better.


Often when an engine has been sitting for a long period, the rings will loose their seal. After a few hundred miles, this should...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,114
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Fuse....

You have an aftermarket ignition switch.


Does this happen with the key only in the "on" position or all the time?


Did you just install the ignition switch , if not, what was going on when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: After Replacing the Headgasket - Update

Drive the thing and carry your AAA card. As long as you have a plan if something should happen, drive and enjoy your Model A. I am sure it will be just fine.


It doesn't happen often, but on one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By CWPASADENA
Re: Roadster door hinge mounting screws

So there were originally thin toothed lock washers used and it wasn't just my bad memory. As I remembered, they were very thin and usually came out in pieces.


I know I can put a drop of...
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