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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Colors on Town Sedan on Bratton's Catalog?

The owner says he used Manila Brown with Chicle Drab


Here is a link to the owners restoration story.
http://www.vccsa.co.za/BUILDING%20A%20MODEL%20A%20By%20Richard%20Palmer.pdf


This...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2021, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: 1931 Deluxe Vs STD Coupe

Deluxe Coupe came with the following :
Cowl Lights
Dome Light
Mahogany grained mouldings
Buttons in seat seams
If rumble seat was added it had brown artificial leather
After June 1931 drop down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,597
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Wheel Washers

Try an Axle shim
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,597
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Wheel Washers

The washers are generally used on wheels where the hole for the lug nut is "wollered" out. With the wheel off the car put a lug nut into a hole. If it extends through the hole any amount you should...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Mitchell Overdrives

I talked to them (Steve) last week. 1-800-859-2088. They have lots of back orders.


Bob
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: No Mess Radiator Flush

You can connect a small diameter "rubber" hose to the bottom of the drain petcock. Run the hose into a 5 gallon bucket and drain the coolant. Close petcock, fill with clean water, run engine for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Amp draw when driving

Is the Ammeter connected correctly? What does it show with the engine off and the lights on?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Bob Johnson
Update on Hydraulic brake pull to left

I ordered new hoses for the front brakes. The rear brakes are all steel lines no hoses. I did some more tests.


I adjusted the cams on the front left brake. I opened them up all the way. That did...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Hydraulic brake pull to left

I do not think the drum is warped, no swish-swish.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Hydraulic brake pull to left

It does have the residual valves.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Hydraulic brake pull to left

The master cylinder has the fronts and back on separate pistons. both front and back are Ford equipment. The fronts are the later ones without the adjustment at the ends of the shoes. The rears have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Hydraulic brake pull to left

The hoses look OK. I just adjusted the cams that move the shoes in and out. That helped a lot. Thanks Paul. It still pulls slightly to the left when I first apply the brakes. But if I back off then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By Bob Johnson
Hydraulic brake pull to left

This is one of the reasons I do not prefer hydraulic brakes. My pickup has 38-41 brakes on the wheels. It has a 1960s dual piston master cylinder. It has always pulled very slightly to the left....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,923
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Can't get engine started after changing timing gear

I did computer programing for much of my professional career. Often when I was helping someone fix their program they would say "it was working yesterday but it stopped working today". I would ask...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,923
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Can't get engine started after changing timing gear

The cam gear can be off 1 or 2 teeth and the engine may start and run but run poorly. Recheck the timing gear alignment.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,221
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Model A Town Car

I can not find in the January service bulletins where it says "Initially all the bodies where painted black. If a Town Car was ordered in a color, it was simple to paint the lower sides & top of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,221
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Model A Town Car

Model A Town Cars were initially sold at Lincoln dealers for $1400.00. In Feb 1929 certain Ford dealers also sold the Town Cars. Initial order in 1928 was for Briggs to build 2500 Town Cars. Briggs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,221
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Model A Town Car

Tim Kelly and I had several sets of curved glass for the partition made several years ago. We made extras. I have a spare set.


Bob Johnson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: engine numbers

All factory stampings started with a star the an A or AA (except for foreign made blocks) followed by a number and ending with a star. Over the years many engines have had their stampings filed down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,742
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Mystery Engine Knock

A real stumpper. Since you have taken the engine apart have you tried listening for the knock with the cylinder head removed and using the starter to rotate the engine? You said that the knock is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Driving in 110 degree heat

At a loong traffic light open up the GAV. With boiling gas you do not get enough gas. I open the GAV 3 to 5 turns to keep the car going. After a few minutes of driving when the car cools down you can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,742
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Mystery Engine Knock

How about a rod hitting the dip tray?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Wheel color mystery

All 1929 Model A wheels were painted black at the factory. However the dealers could paint them any color you wanted. Hessian Blue was not available until 1930 on any Model A.



The likelihood...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,088
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: New Carb

I think it is hard for most people to say which is better. They can tell you which one works better for them. However you do not know what they are comparing. Are they comparing carburetors that are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Ford script Batteries

Here is a better link
https://www.batterycentralmall.com/Batteries/TurboStart/Script/MODELA.html
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