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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: 1931 wide bed

I have copies of the original Ford production figures. They do not contain any information regarding the paint colors of any vehicles. In fact there is no information on any options for any vehicles....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: 1931 wide bed

1931 Deluxe Pickup total was 297 units built.



The only body style that had a production total of 10 was the 1931 Traveler's Wagon.


Bob
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: 1931 wide bed

Sunny,
What are the features on your truck that determine that there were only 10 identical trucks made? As far as I know there were no records kept as to how many truck were paint which color.
Bob
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 927
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: 1929 Ford Phaeton Fantastic Original/Restored on Internet Auction ends 12 P 9-20-

Definitely converted to left hand drive from a right hand drive car. The speedometer is in Kilometers. Likely from South America. Could be from South Africa, Australia or other former UK empire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Colors on Town Sedan on Bratton's Catalog?

The owner says he used Manila Brown with Chicle Drab


Here is a link to the owners restoration story.
http://www.vccsa.co.za/BUILDING%20A%20MODEL%20A%20By%20Richard%20Palmer.pdf


This...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2021, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: 1931 Deluxe Vs STD Coupe

Deluxe Coupe came with the following :
Cowl Lights
Dome Light
Mahogany grained mouldings
Buttons in seat seams
If rumble seat was added it had brown artificial leather
After June 1931 drop down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,654
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Wheel Washers

Try an Axle shim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,654
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Wheel Washers

The washers are generally used on wheels where the hole for the lug nut is "wollered" out. With the wheel off the car put a lug nut into a hole. If it extends through the hole any amount you should...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Mitchell Overdrives

I talked to them (Steve) last week. 1-800-859-2088. They have lots of back orders.


Bob
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: No Mess Radiator Flush

You can connect a small diameter "rubber" hose to the bottom of the drain petcock. Run the hose into a 5 gallon bucket and drain the coolant. Close petcock, fill with clean water, run engine for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Amp draw when driving

Is the Ammeter connected correctly? What does it show with the engine off and the lights on?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Bob Johnson
Update on Hydraulic brake pull to left

I ordered new hoses for the front brakes. The rear brakes are all steel lines no hoses. I did some more tests.


I adjusted the cams on the front left brake. I opened them up all the way. That did...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Hydraulic brake pull to left

I do not think the drum is warped, no swish-swish.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Hydraulic brake pull to left

It does have the residual valves.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Hydraulic brake pull to left

The master cylinder has the fronts and back on separate pistons. both front and back are Ford equipment. The fronts are the later ones without the adjustment at the ends of the shoes. The rears have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Hydraulic brake pull to left

The hoses look OK. I just adjusted the cams that move the shoes in and out. That helped a lot. Thanks Paul. It still pulls slightly to the left when I first apply the brakes. But if I back off then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By Bob Johnson
Hydraulic brake pull to left

This is one of the reasons I do not prefer hydraulic brakes. My pickup has 38-41 brakes on the wheels. It has a 1960s dual piston master cylinder. It has always pulled very slightly to the left....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,266
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Can't get engine started after changing timing gear

I did computer programing for much of my professional career. Often when I was helping someone fix their program they would say "it was working yesterday but it stopped working today". I would ask...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,266
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Can't get engine started after changing timing gear

The cam gear can be off 1 or 2 teeth and the engine may start and run but run poorly. Recheck the timing gear alignment.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,464
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Model A Town Car

I can not find in the January service bulletins where it says "Initially all the bodies where painted black. If a Town Car was ordered in a color, it was simple to paint the lower sides & top of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,464
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Model A Town Car

Model A Town Cars were initially sold at Lincoln dealers for $1400.00. In Feb 1929 certain Ford dealers also sold the Town Cars. Initial order in 1928 was for Briggs to build 2500 Town Cars. Briggs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,464
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Model A Town Car

Tim Kelly and I had several sets of curved glass for the partition made several years ago. We made extras. I have a spare set.


Bob Johnson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: engine numbers

All factory stampings started with a star the an A or AA (except for foreign made blocks) followed by a number and ending with a star. Over the years many engines have had their stampings filed down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,998
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Mystery Engine Knock

A real stumpper. Since you have taken the engine apart have you tried listening for the knock with the cylinder head removed and using the starter to rotate the engine? You said that the knock is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Driving in 110 degree heat

At a loong traffic light open up the GAV. With boiling gas you do not get enough gas. I open the GAV 3 to 5 turns to keep the car going. After a few minutes of driving when the car cools down you can...
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