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Forum: Model-A 09-11-2017, 11:57 PM
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Posted By columbiA
Post 1930 Model A Coupe

Completely restored 1930 Model A Coupe. This car was my late Father, Richard "Dick" Lee's pride and joy which he fully restored himself. You may also remember my Dad as "columbiA" from this forum up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 956
Posted By columbiA
Happy birthday ColumbiA....

You are always with me. Never forgotten.

Your loving daughter,
Andrea xo
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,681
Posted By columbiA
Re: In memory of 'ColumbiA', my Father, Richard Lee

Thank you all. Dad would have been humbled to read your kind words. Thank you Don for posting the pictures. My family will continue to celebrate his life and legacy each and every day. I miss him...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,681
Posted By columbiA
In memory of 'ColumbiA', my Father, Richard Lee

I'm writing on behalf of my Dad, Richard Lee. Everyone on this forum knows him as 'ColumbiA'. I'm sad to have to pass along the news that Dad passed away on Sunday, Oct 13/13 after a brave battle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,897
Posted By columbiA
Re: Restoration Qs...early 28 transmission case

Center the cluster gear with the main drive gear,then measure with a feeler gauge the clearance on ends of cluster.After cleaning up any roughness on case,install steel shim washers until you have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,699
Posted By columbiA
Re: Rear Shackle...

If the new shackle fits without a lot of looseness in old bushing,I would'nt bother to remove old bushing.As for the rear spring,he could have been badly injured-or worse.Re & re-ing the rear spring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 619
Posted By columbiA
columbia larrys40

Larrys40. E-mail me @ fordacres@gmail.com & I will give you info needed on Columbia OD. Thanks Richard.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,372
Posted By columbiA
Inquiring about transporting Model A

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have gifted my Daughter my '30 Model A.

I want to have it transported in an enclosed trailer. Can anyone recommend a reputable, bonded company that can...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,472
Posted By columbiA
Re: 35-36 Axle hsgs.

The tapered axle tube is the same diameter from28-36.On 37-48,the axle tube is 5/8" larger on both ends.That is why when I modified a 46 Columbia OD to fit my A,I used a '36 LH axle axle hsg which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,165
Posted By columbiA
Re: Vintique Fuse Block

I use a 30-amp breaker mounted on engine side of starter switch.It is a tin box with 2 threaded studs for wires & a flat 2- hole mount for the starter switch mounting screws.The mounting hole on one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,484
Posted By columbiA
Re: Resistance Ignition Wire

the round style dist cap with std plug wires is strictly after market.I would never use a modern style cap as the original type is one of the things that makes the A & B engines unique.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,997
Posted By columbiA
Re: new owner of a 31 ford

My daughter has my late '30 coupe & it has the 1-piece splash aprons which are correct for the car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,330
Posted By columbiA
Re: TWIN-X 2-Speed rear end

THE Twin-X Overdrive is a very rare unit.I looked & looked,but couldn't find one.I modified a 40 Ford Columbia OD to fit.It has given no problems in over 100,000 miles.The Columbia has a planetary...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,078
Posted By columbiA
Re: The F3 Head

The 32 WP,s are available new.If you need a new impeller,don't buy a repro as they are not machined properly & will not allow the pump to go far enough into the head.I ended up using the impeller...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,594
Posted By columbiA
Re: Rear end differential

If you live in an area with very few hills,you could install 3-27 gears.If in hilly country,3-54 gears would be a good choice.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,254
Posted By columbiA
Re: Why don't we get a decent mileage from our tires?

I had 14,000 miles on the 19" Firestone tires on my coupe.There was still almost 1/2 tread left,but because I cruised a lot @ 60 mph in OD,I decided to replace them.If I cruised @ 45,then I would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,827
Posted By columbiA
Re: continuation of Betsy's thread-stuck engine

Remove the manifolds & spray Liquid Wrench on upper & lower ends of valve stems.Don't use WD 40 as it doesn't work very well.You may have to respray it a few times over the next few days.Take an old...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By columbiA
Re: Banjo Flush

Install a street elbow with a short nipple & overfill it with kerosene,then drive around for a few miles,then drain it out.Repeat this process several times.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-04-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By columbiA
Re: Removal of Oil Pump Idler Gear Shaft

Put a short piece of pipe over the idler shaft,then get a bolt to match threads in shaft.Screw the nut up the bolt,and with a couple washers under nut,turn the nut down & it will pull the shaft out.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,193
Posted By columbiA
Re: 59 block oil filter question

reverse the lines,use steel tubing & solder the elbow that goes in the side of filter & drill a 1/16" hole in it for a restrictor.The filter has nothing to do with the trans problem.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-03-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,794
Posted By columbiA
Re: Wicked Oil Leak - Sage Advice?

Don't the early flatheads have the drain-back tube on rear main,similar to the model A? If so,then perhaps it has unscrewed & is laying in the bottom of they pan.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By columbiA
Re: fitting a spare wheel well to a 28 CCPU

A new well should come with all the measurements.Years ago,I installed a well in a 28 P U. I cut out the opening with a fine tooth blade in a sabre saw.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,575
Posted By columbiA
Re: Broken Head STud - Update

After you have fitted the largest insert that will not be too close to a cyl or block edge,then temporarily mount the cyl head with about 4 or5 nuts,then useing the head as a guide,use a 29/64" drill...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,477
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