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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 681
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Annoying rattle.

Check for loose rivets and loose bolts/nuts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,317
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Taking the plunge into Model A ownership!

I would get in contact with a local club (MAFCA or MARC) and see if any members are selling. In our newsletter, someone is always selling a Model A. Then you are dealing with people who know the cars...
Forum: Model-A 08-03-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By chrs1961815
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Mounting new tires on freshly painted wheels

How we did our wheels recently was get a moving blanket and two blocks of wood to lay the wheel on. That way you won't scratch it and you are able to access the other side.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,012
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Electronic ignition advise

The problem with these units is when they go bad you are screwed if you don't have a spare. And there is no telling when that might happen. Your distributor is at fault here: a proper rebuild will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,317
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Taking the plunge into Model A ownership!

Welcome to the Barn!

My roadster was kind of similar deal with your car, but worse. Older restoration, mechanical things never restored, bad quality work, bad paint. Point is, you will have to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Installing headlight bar

You have to loosen the braces. The headlight bar is basically a part of them. It ties the two together and adds extra strength to itself and them. It is supposed to be a tight fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Manifold

I recently bought a new one from Snyders as the two originals I had were unusable due to the boss behind the threads being knocked out (would have caused an exhaust leak). I ground some of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Need help determining what cars are in these two period pictures?

Both of them have wooden spoke wheels, which were not used on any Model A produced anywhere.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,237
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Swirled Glass Shift Knobs

I once met a guy who almost got in an accident with his 'A' and gripped his glass knob so hard it shattered in his hand. Turns out he didn't need the car accident to go to the emergency room.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Distributor

Possibly. It also isn't good for the bushings.
Forum: Model-A 07-29-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By chrs1961815
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By chrs1961815
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Distributor gear

Are you talking about this?
https://www.brattons.com/complete-oil-pump-drive-gear-assembly.html

I don't quite understand what 180 out means. Do tou have a stock setup or a modern setup which...
Forum: Model-A 07-27-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 190
Posted By chrs1961815
Wanted: Original Bakelite Distributor Bodies

Looking for original bakelite distributor bodies as I am running low for my rebuilding services. Looking for any of the variations. Original bodies have only one slot for the locating pin. I am in...
Forum: Model-A 07-26-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Rebuilt Distributors

Get your old distributor or project finished!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 927
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: starter not engaging

The bendix spring is held in place by two bolts with special lockwashers. They have a tendency to eventually break with all of the torque that happens on the drive gear each time the starter is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Brake light stays on when park brake is engaged

That was the way mine was set up on my early 28 car. I do not know if it is supposed to be like that as it is pulling all the brake rods just like when you put your foot on the pedal.
Forum: Model-A 07-22-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By chrs1961815
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 550
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Slow turn over

Bad battery or cables are not the right size like stated. Similar things happen when you use an extension cord of incorrect guage with a big piece of equipment like a lathe or drill press - the full...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,227
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Model A Estate Plans

Far too many people in the hobby leave it up to who is left, which is a mess. I am young so I have plenty of time to think about this but I would definetely go the route of offering the parts to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Frame to front and rear end alignment

I had a similar issue with the radius ball aligning with the clutch housing, though mine was not off that far. I was able to just jack it into place, but 3/4 of an inch is fairly large. I don't have...
Forum: Model-A 07-19-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By chrs1961815
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Dumb question about steering box

The cornhead grease is probably the way to go with all model a steering boxes because they leak. Many steering boxes use grease anyways, and cornhead is in between.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 03:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 859
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Best 6V battery

Whatever battery you choose, make sure the tag on it has a fairly recent date on it. The older the battery is, the more likely there is something wrong with it for several reasons.
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