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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 15,439
Posted By ericr
Re: Model A Light Switch

what exactly is holding the 3-bump plate, and the spring behind it, to the rest of the upper cover?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By ericr
Re: Headlight switch, bottom of steering box

what exactly is holding the rotating plate with the 3 contact bumps to the unit?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By ericr
Re: Anecdotes About Stalling on Train Tracks in the Model "A" Era

I am not sure that warning signals ("wig-wags") were all that prevalent in the '20s or '30s, except maybe in highly populated areas. AT some locations railroads would provide live-in shacks for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By ericr
Anecdotes About Stalling on Train Tracks in the Model "A" Era

have you guys heard repeated stories about cars conking out on train tracks in the '20s and '30s? I wonder if they just killed the engine by letting off the gas when they panicked when they heard...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,000
Posted By ericr
Re: Stipe shocks...

Werner, did you use black enamel that you thinned, or what.


Thanks,,


Eric
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By ericr
Re: Gas gauge repair question

I can see the wisdom of a brass float but when I went through this issue fairly recently, very few dealers sold brass floats.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By ericr
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By ericr
Re: epidemics in the Model "A" era

the story I heard in years past, was that with the growth of life in suburbia, had the result of children not intermingling as much as in previous times and therefore lost some acquired immunity to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By ericr
epidemics in the Model "A" era

wasn't it common then for individual residence to get quarantined for illnesses like the mumps, scarlet fever, tuberculosis, etc. I think the polio scares were more from the 1930s/1940s.


Even in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By ericr
Re: Restored Radiator Shells?

I've never dealt with a repro '29 radiator shell that fit well and I've tried several. Ended up finding an original. Perhaps part of the problem has been in the lower-quality repro radiators that we...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,715
Posted By ericr
Re: Ricks pack

what part did he sell that said on it, as I recall, "Industria Argentina"...was that an exhaust manifold?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,715
Posted By ericr
Re: Ricks pack

Rick gets blasted here from time to time, but my recollection is that he marketed what for the time was a better-quality reproduction of headlamp sockets.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By ericr
Our Local Former Ford Branch Sold

Built here in Columbus Ohio in the late 'teens, sold by the Company in the late '30s, and a Kroger bakery in recent generations, now sold for "redevelopment", which might mean demolition. In any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-29-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By ericr
Has anyone seen original hubcaps?

Since drivers in the Model "A" era had so much tire trouble (flats, frequent replacement), and since garage equipment required removing the hubcap to secure the wheel onto the tool to remove a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By ericr
Re: Lightswitch malfunction

Nun, viel Gluck!


Joe is really giving you great advice, clearer than mine, honestly. You have to start with the headlight knob stabilized on the steering wheel at "off" position, then try to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By ericr
Re: Lightswitch malfunction

Werner, I can't find the reference but I know I have seen somewhere that the repro harness flat discs were very slightly larger in diameter than original. I had to slightly file mine to get a slip...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By ericr
Re: Lightswitch malfunction

doesn't Bratton's catalog have some information about how to file the flat disc circumference to make it fit better within the switch body?


Snyder's told me on the phone that they feel their...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By ericr
Re: Hand throttle notches

good topic, with no easy solutions. years ago I saw ads for services that would build up the bottom side with weld then replate it, but I have not seen that offered for a long time. I have read...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By ericr
Ford Licensing Article in Model "A" News

What did you guys think about the article in the latest Model "A" News about the Ford Company or its adjuncts charging licensing fees for reproduction of items involving the familar script, the oval,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By ericr
Grounding Problems Cause By Frame Painting?

We have consistent comments here about grounding issues, and not just on the rear taillight.


Do you guys think this problem is due to restorers wishing to put heavy coats of shiny black enamel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By ericr
Re: Source for Service Bulletins

aren't the page breaks also if not solely due to Fordson tractors?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By ericr
Re: Rumble Seat - HELP

we have this problem with various bumpers....isn't the root problem that new parts are neoprene which is less flexible than original rubber?


And sure, the member is right, the assembly line did...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,559
Posted By ericr
Model "A" Cars vs. Their Successors

this is not completely a Model "A" topic but I suspect some of us have wondered about this....


does anyone who has had experiences with the '32 models, be they "B" or V-8, have a reaction as to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 999
Posted By ericr
Re: Coupe versus Tudor survival rates

do you guys think most coupes came with rumble seats?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By ericr
Re: Edgewater NJ Model "A" Assenbly Line

Tudortomnz, I noticed the same thing, there was quite a hustle on that line. Always amazes me how the parts just slid into place without all the hassle we go through today trying to get things to...
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