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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By Ed in Maine
TCP Wheel Color "Straw"

Has anyone purchased this paint from TCP and found that it is a good representation of the Model A color in the Paint & Finish Guide? Thank you, Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Ed in Maine
Restoring the Victoria

I apologize if this has been mentioned before. On Youtube "A Road Less Traveled, Restore Cars" this guy is restoring a Victoria that initially was close to junk. He is a professional and is doing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Model B Carb Issues

The GAV on the Model B Carb is used differently from the Model A. Per the Service Bulletins, Ford stated that the GAV is only used when the car is cold. Then the GAV should be closed. The Service...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Ed in Maine
Model A Ford Trunks

I would like to investigate getting or making a trunk for my Victoria. Does anyone have suggestions for a quality supplier or sets of plans to make one? Thank you, Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,394
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Water in oil/engine

I just experienced this problem. I removed the cylinder head and dropped the pan. There is a lot of contaminated oil trapped in the lower engine, dipper tray and in the corners of the block. I wiped...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By Ed in Maine
1931 68C Cabriolet Floor Pans

I am getting ready to install the trapezoid shaped floor pan into the subframe. I can't remember how the rear side of this pan is placed on the cross brace that is connected to the rear spring cover...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 06-25-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 622
Posted By Ed in Maine
1914 Touring Pass Rear Door Striker Plate

The striker plate on my passenger rear door is not fastened tight to the door column. The screws appear to be original, flat head. However, I'm not certain they are wood screws. There are three...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 06-16-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By Ed in Maine
1914 Model T Gas Tank Shutoff Valve

I have had this car for 12 years and I have had the gas shutoff off the car several times to make it tighter. It always has a "runny nose" and smells up the garage. I am looking at shutoff valve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Spray paint

For spraying small items black, I have found that ACE Hardware has excellent spray heads on their rattle cans. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,069
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: "600w" trans lube foamy.

In addition to the comments above, you might check to see that the clutch free-play is correct. My car was getting a bit chirpy and found that the free-play was at 1 1/2 in. I have it now at 3/4 in....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,289
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Need to re-torque head, but socket is too fat

You should drain the coolant out of the engine if you are going to mess with the cylinder head nuts. Three weeks ago I broke a perfectly nice outlet casting torqueing the head down. I purchased new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,157
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Distilled Water?

When you add anti-freeze to the water it lowers the specific gravity of the solution. In other words, the weight of a gallon of 50/50 solution is less than a gallon of plain water. It makes the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Gas Shutoff Valve, Indented Firewall

I just figured it out. Remove the handle and the packing nut. Invert the valve body on top of a vice and with a 1/8 in. diameter pin, gently drive out the valve stem. It will bring the packing with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By Ed in Maine
Gas Shutoff Valve, Indented Firewall

I would like to clean and rebuild the gas shut off valve on my Cabriolet. How do you remove the old packing without damaging the valve stem or the valve body? Thank you, Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,666
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Need Help in Identifying Location of Short

Last month I removed the instrument panel on my 31 Victoria and managed to create a short while putting in back in. In my case, the metallic covering on the dash lite wire had gotten up against one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,302
Posted By Ed in Maine
Small Fire Extinguisher to Carry in Car

What would you recommend for a small (1-2 pound) fire extinguisher to carry in the car that would not make a terrible mess after using. I have been in the hobby for 56 years and feel negligent for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,289
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Need to re-torque head, but socket is too fat

If you have some nuts loose, you should drain the coolant so that it does not flow into the crankcase. I have just changed the cylinder head gasket and managed to break the outlet casting. I got a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,810
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Cannot Get Rebuilt Ignition Cable to Read 6 Volts on the Points

I apologize, I do see the earlier posts and the difficulties you are having. Be careful when removing the cam screw because the corrosion which is preventing the distributer from coming off could be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,810
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Cannot Get Rebuilt Ignition Cable to Read 6 Volts on the Points

I hesitate to get into this discussion because I may have missed some earlier information. First, I assume you have removed the lock nut and screw which retains the distributer to the cylinder head....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Differential oil leaking on on brake shoes

Leaking oil from the rear axle on to the brakes is a big pain but not as big as the job to replace the axle seals! Before you under take to do this job I would lower the oil level in the rear axle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: After Replacing the Headgasket - Update

Thank you for your comments. Yes, the car has been torqued five times and now the settings have stabilized and constant at 55 ft. lbs. I will continue to watch it. ED
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By Ed in Maine
After Replacing the Headgasket - Update

I have completed the head gasket change due to water getting into the oil. The car starts and runs great but as I mentioned earlier, I don't trust it. Yesterday I decided not to use the car for a few...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Difficulty with oil pan removal

The picture taken from under the car also shows a crack in the metal next to the pan. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By Ed in Maine
After Replacing the Headgasket

I completed changing out the head gasket after finding water in the oil. This was not an easy job, the head was stuck and some of the studs required Helicoils and finally I cracked the gooseneck and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Leaking Shock Absorbers

Yes, I did put the hydraulic fluid back in! The rebuilder also told me to use a heavier oil as suggested. I was also advised to have an air space in the shock. Don't fill it to the top. Ed
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