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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2018, 11:58 AM
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Posted By duke36
Tire tube rubber stem covers

Some of the tire vendors sell a cover for the tube long rubber valve stem?
Has any one tried these? They come in 2 finishes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By duke36
Re: '31 S/W Town Sedan Interior Photos

The revised MAFCA/MARC judging standards and the Model A ford Book by Henry, DeAngeles, at al. have good Sw sedan factory photos. Some original cars had 6 screws/cups for the front each cowl panel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By duke36
Re: Float A motor and noise

Sometimes the choke rod rattles, engine splash pans, oil fill pipe cap and throttle/advance rods. The FAM's need new donuts or biscuits when they get hard and compressed and just tighten enough to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By duke36
Re: rubber....

Steele Rubber Parts, though can be pricey. 800- 447-0849
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By duke36
Re: Battery Disconnect Switch

Summit Racing has the substantial types like the 2 pole # SUM G1432 (check amperage, load, etc.) which can come with long or short stems. It can be much easier when accessed from inside the car (...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,306
Posted By duke36
Re: Sound deadening and Insulation Materials

Just a reminder that water can get down in the doors/windows which may affect the insulation's performance.. We found a factory installed substance like roofing mastic for sound deadener in our car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,400
Posted By duke36
Re: Brasswork's Radiator

Some of the vendors caps with the straight tangs don't fit well and/or the gasket is too thick for the '30 neck.. One repro. st. steel was procured (can't remember where) with the curved tangs and a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,464
Posted By duke36
Re: Water or Antifreeze ?

6 window coupe or (4 window) sport coupe with a soft top like a cabriolet?
Suggest using 50/50 premix antifreeze especially if in freezing climates and to generally prevent internal corrosion, etc....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By duke36
Re: Carburetor Float valves

We've been adding ethanol stabilizer to help with the effects of this gas on seals, etc.
which perhaps is softening the viton tips.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By duke36
Re: Zenith LEAKS after rebuild

viton tipped needle ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,314
Posted By duke36
Re: Cleaning Zinc running board trim

Timely question as we just did ours with Mothers Mag Wheel polish in one step. Wonderful product that even shines up plastic head light lenses and other elements as it's not too abrasive. Most local...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By duke36
Re: Distributor Body notch

Thanks KATY, you answered the question, and that seminar info I now remember.
The opening dimensions listed will help to be able to retard the spark lever for initial timing and by comparing if the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By duke36
Re: Distributor Body notch

I have the correct control rod length (some vendors' are incorrect) and the bulletins, but how is the 20 degrees translated into the width? Is it measured at the end of the plate lever ball to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 517
Posted By duke36
Re: Cowl lacing - oil?

We've had a Door Ease stick for 40 years, like 1955 posted. It's great for door latches also. Sometimes we also use a very small amount of vaseline on the lacing rub areas only.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By duke36
Re: 1931 S/W Fordor Sedan Front Seat Question

That's how our springs were attached to the seat bottom wood frame, with top material scraps, and now I think we had the same for the back rest plus common metal holed straping clips we made running...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By duke36
Distributor Body notch

What is the proper notch opening width in the body?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By duke36
Re: 1931 S/W Fordor Sedan Front Seat Question

recollection is there are 3 small holed clips on back of spring top cross rod but forgot how suspended to back frame. upholstery tacked to top rail then covered with hide-um.
check with le baron...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By duke36
Re: Engine quit ------ Condenser overheated

Are folks using the (same) A&L condenser used for both 6 volt and 12 volt systems ?
Also, we found the A&L points fit better than some other repros which have the arm contact too far towards the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By duke36
Re: B carburetor fuel starvation

We've had same problem with grosejet valves. Renners suggests to blow thru them to test if they leak air, etc. We try to find the viton tipped original style. Also, sometimes float levels are too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By duke36
Re: 1930 wheels- powder coat or enamel?

Originally, factory black wheels were dipped in enamel (not lacquer) and spun like a centrifuge to distribute the paint and dried.
Some shops can shoot a special primer that is resistant to high...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By duke36
Re: 31 S/W 4D TS Rear Window

Yes; just one single frame with oval head slotted wood screws. The SW was had with a rear window shade/pull tab. See photo in the judging stds.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,429
Posted By duke36
Re: Removing an Air Maze filter

The K&N filter is not paper and so far is impervious to modern gas. It is cleaned with water / cleaner and then sprayed with kit oil provided. There are other special oils available for air cleaners...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By duke36
Re: oil coil

On can buy spark plug wires and tips from Restoration Supply, with the copper internal wire, not carbon, etc. Some solder the tips to the wire ends..
Some folks also say that oil filled cool better...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By duke36
Re: It was the coil

How did the guys determine the coil was bad? Did they test it, etc.?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By duke36
Re: speedometer drive ratio adapter

Go to PATC (performance auto transmission center.com) and select ratio needed. For example if 3 or 4mph fast or slow, they can help calculate the ratio needed and what cable end adapter may be...
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