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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 07:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,253
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Electrical Issue advice

No one's asked, so I will. Are we talking about your avitar?? Is this a stock configuration or is this a "hot rod" with aftermarket wiring?? FWIW
Paul in CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 623
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: v8-60 transmission help

Ck the arm to see if it's cracked. When the engine was out did you do anything different to the linkage or just replace the clutch disc?? New disc: May have to adj linkage to get correct free play??...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Why the switch to domed pistons in 36-37?

Higher compression??
Paul in CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 873
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Dim Headlights on 40:

"not reading in the green going down the road about 60mph."


What's the fix for this ?? I also have this problem. Gen and regulator have been gone through.
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Starter motor--question before I reinstall

Make sure your grounds are good. No paint on either the ell housing or the mating surface of the starter.
Paul in CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Fender Welting

Back in the "day" when I put my 32 back together after painting I used VW Bug fender welting. FWIW

Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Brake Info Needed

What do the drums look like?? What problem(s) are you having with the brakes??
You could try scuffing the brake shoe surface with rough sandpaper.
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,058
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Electronic ignition advise

Before I spent that much money I'd fix what I had.


What problem(s) are you having with the original style. It's a fairly simple straight forward mechanism. JMO
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 583
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Rear brakes

Bite the bullit and get NEW ones !
The originals were not meant to be turned. JMO
Paul in CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,257
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Swirled Glass Shift Knobs

I had one on my 32, the 40 has a large black dice w/white spots on the 39 tranny.
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Rumble Seat Help

Take the back cushion out, look at the bottom frame of the cushion, there should be two "holes". Now look at the bottom of the deck lid, there should be 2 "D" nuts that take two bolts thru the 2...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Manifold

Use the late '31 2 piece copper gaskets. JMO
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Separating Control Rod from Control Arm

Some have drilled a small hole in the column and sprayed insulation foam inside.
Paul in CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,693
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Should I be concerned?

The water pumps move a tremendous amount of water, hoses should be shorter but not a problem.
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Steering / Tie Rod Conundrum

Get the two wheels to sit straight ahead, adj the tie rod so it fits to the steering arms, now set the toe-in. Simple.
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Brakes

I think most Model A conversions back in the 40's to 60's were a visit to a junk yard and front bearing spacers from Honest Charley's. If the early style (39-42) correct adj is critical as well as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Backfire in overrun mode (load change)

Try re-torqueing the manifolds. What gasket did youu use on the manifolds?? Gland rings?? I liked the late 31 copper gaskets myself.
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: 31 model A

You could probably keep the one you have, but I believe you may need a proportioning valve to the front. Or youu could swap to a dual chamber cyl (some use Mustang) but wiould probably still need the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: 6v driving lights

Go online to Ray's . I believe he may have 6V CLEAR bulb fog/driving lights. FWIW
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Help diagnosing engine knock

Disconnect the fan belt and try again, use a long screwdriver or broom stick as a stethascope.
Paul in CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: 39 trunk latch

Coupe or sedan??
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Another Upholstery Question

I've never seen anything BUT pleated.
Take the cushion assy to a local auto upholstery/top shop. They should be able to re-do the seat covering in comparable material. JMO
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: vibrates when backing up

What trans are you using?? Do you have the original (V8) style steady rods installed??
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: 1931 Ford 01A Coupe

There's a coupe just posted here on the BARN, almost as nice looking for 12,500$, in NH. Where are you located?
Paul in CT
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