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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Gallon jugs for stretching top material.

My Father wasn't a car guy but did offer another set of hands helping to install a top on my '29 Delivery. Both the top & memory are still great today.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,404
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Has Anyone Ever Found A Use For WD-40?

While you might not wish to invest in their product, your definitely should invest in their stock !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,673
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Why involve the radiator ??

I went round & round chasing a pesky leak that turned out to be a poorly cast / machined water pump housing. I made a solid rubber gasket to seal off the bottom water inlet and then would fill the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,798
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Curing The Black Ooze


Some have found it necessary to plane even new heads.

I'd double check the flatness of that block deck as well.

That appears to be more than just a weeping gasket failure.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Tudor and Panel Delivery Front Seats

I believe the solid bar seat rest was an early item found in 1928.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Gas valve on position

Shake your head up & down meaning 'yes' .... gas is on.

Shake your head side to side meaning 'no'....gas is off.

Got something else, get the correct gas valve.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Oiling springs


With the car supported with jack stands under the frame, wheels off, and a floor jack under the front end, lower the front end as far as the shocks will allow. With the weight off the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By jb-ob
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By jb-ob
Re: 49 years ago...Not Model A...well maybe...


As the New York weather prediction was for a wash out, I didn't bother.

The friends who did go, came back with less than exciting reports of the crowds, mud, and lack of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,939
Posted By jb-ob
Re: What do you regret?


The older I got, the smarter my Father got.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Why I prefer open cars

No point deductions for that one at MAFCA Fine Point Judging either......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Ammeter reading on start up takes rev to start charge


The theory from the Service Bulletins after the wiring change in November '29, upon engine cranking the ammeter needle will wiggle showing the points opening & closing.

So much for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By jb-ob
Re: do you paint the Goodyear tire logo on whitewalls?

To be era correct you should dual whites.....an era photo shows that Goodyear white walls did have the Goodyear flag, on both sides of the tire.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,816
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Henry ford drives off in a ford model a

Every car has a story....If your car doesn't, make one up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Shock link


I have yet to see any Ford Script channel locks used at the Factory.

Yes it might appear to be easier to install the bottom first (using a large rubber hammer and a liberal dose of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,457
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Why is it hard to find 30w oil

I recently found Pennzoil 30 on the shelf at Blain's Fleet & Farm.

I assumed it was available there because of the 'Farm' nature of the place.

I prefer straight 30 weight because it's the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By jb-ob
Re: GAZ AA with Fordson ???

Russians....'Strong like bull, Smart like truck'.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By jb-ob
Re: So Sorry....


I didn't realize you were attempting to match existing colors.

Skip my formula, it will only work with a new, complete repaint.

Take a piece from each vehicle to your paint...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By jb-ob
Re:'Rock Moss Green'


I have access to a collection of large sized Model A era paint chips from which I scanned 'Rock Moss Green', using PPG equipment. The chip received a #4 rating to a modern Ford color...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,565
Posted By jb-ob
Re: "People You Have Never Met ?" Why ?

Some time in the dark ages someone thought it would be 'cool' offend the purists like me if you modified YOUR car.

I couldn't careless.

It's your money, you earned it, go live your dream....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Value of Standard vs Deluxe Roadster

Yes rare, extremely .....
Ford never made a Deluxe Roadster in 1929,....... no matter how many white walls, side mount spares or chrome trash bolted on it !

Sorry Grand Ma, no condo in Florida...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,945
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Can someone interpret this?

Some states (ie Illinois) in the era, when an engine (vin number) was changed, the Secretary of State assigned the vehicle a new vin number with the prefix SOS.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,756
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Unfixable random cutting out

2X Dave. Do a complete 'tight & bright' secession on all connections.

My case, battery cable at starter switch wasn't tight.

Good Luck, JB
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Getting to original paint

Duct Tape.

If the adhesion between the brush paint and the original finish isn't strong, try this;

Clean the brush painted surface to remove all dirt & grease. Using a piece of duct tape a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,305
Posted By jb-ob
Re: Oil viscosity (weight) for model A

1930-Pickup, thanks for posting an informative link.

Not much doubt that a 'modern' multi-weight oil is the best but no one provides at what engine temperature does this magic transformation...
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