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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By pbishop
Re: Terminal Box Cover

One nut tightened on the inside of the junction box - with wires positioned to allow for clearance and easy exit from the top of the box. The grommet should protrude out of the bottom of the cover...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By pbishop
Re: Engine center bearing

AVOID 'lugging' whenever you can - I would 'always' rather slightly over-rev the engine instead. 'Lugging' is like taking a hammer to all the bearings, the meeting points of moveable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By pbishop
Re: generator with stuck on pulley

Maybe try a 'pulley-puller', but the cheaper way is as J. Franlklin says and crack it with a chisel - just try not to scare the generator armature shaft.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,337
Posted By pbishop
Re: Floorboard Material??

My floorboards are original to the car (1931 Deluxe Coupe) and they are made of plywood (appear to have very old coat of varnish). I bought the car from the son of the original owner who purchased...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By pbishop
Re: Another crank shaft pulley question

I agree on several of these points: as noted, the pulley could be broken or cracked (same thing), or the nut could be bottoming out - also, the key way could be 'wallowed' out as well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By pbishop
Re: Gas leak

Yes, use thread tape on those fittings that are straight threads - pipe-thread fittings would be self-sealing as would be compression gland fittings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,796
Posted By pbishop
Re: Temperature Gauge

I bought a Sunpro gauge and placed it at the bottom of the instrument panel. It does look a little odd, but I can see it with a glance and that is a great comfort. I still have the motor-meter on top...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By pbishop
Re: fuel gauge questions

First time I replaced (with original rebuild) I had no leaks with cork and brass - did not leak for twenty years. When cork float finally went bad, I used neoprene gasket set-up and non-degradable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By pbishop
Re: Head gasket question from a newbie

Mike's sells the 'Premium A Head Gasket that might do the trick (said to be the best), but it states that you should use the 'B' gasket for a high compression head (5.5.1). If the head is flat then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2018, 02:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By pbishop
Re: Another rumble seat question

No plywood should be in the rumble-seat area (either on the floor, or in the seats themselves). When I replace my standard trunk with a rumble-seat (20 years ago), the floor panels and seat frames...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By pbishop
Re: Cylinder leak down test

I agree with 'bbrocksr'. It just depends on the 'head' you are using and or if your head has been significantly trimmed (surfaced). Looked it up in 'Mikes Affordable' catalog. For a standard head it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By pbishop
Re: 1930 Cabriolet Top

My kit was ‘out-of-the-box’ as well.

Check out Marco’s ‘A Model A Barnyard’ on the web – www.abarnyard.com (http://www.abarnyard.com) . Marco is a ‘senior member’. Click the ‘Begin the Tour’...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By pbishop
Re: Roof wadding

Go to Marco’s ‘ www.abarnyard.com (http://www.abarnyard.com) . Click the bottom right arrow to ‘Begin the Tour’. Then select ‘The Workshop’. In the list of subjects click on ‘Installing a Closed Car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By pbishop
Re: Car Cover question

First thing, with today’s technology if you had the car painted by professionals then you should have received it (after painting) completely cured. The paint shop would have ‘baked’ the car after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By pbishop
Re: Car Cover question

First thing, with today’s technology if you had the car painted by professionals then you should have received it (after painting) completely cured. The paint shop would have ‘baked’ the car after...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,362
Posted By pbishop
Re: A few questions Regarding Aftermarket Sheet Metal Parts

I have 'always' received 'top quality' parts from GASLIGHT'. You pay for what you get.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,998
Posted By pbishop
Re: Child Safety

Have used 'lap belt' in rumble seat for years now, but I made a heavy padded insert to fit into top of rain gutter. Teenagers loved to be picked up at school and drive through town.

Use to put...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By pbishop
Re: Fuel gauge sight glass

Just did this replace - cork float degraded from cleaning process. Used neoprene gaskets before and again -have had NO leaks at all over the years. Might as well replace float while you are at it....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By pbishop
Steering light rod

Last month my son and I were having a beer out in the barn and all of the sudden the horn blared out twice. We stepped out into the ‘run-through’ and the car was sitting there with one on around...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By pbishop
Backfire with Weber Carb

I installed a Weber carb on the Model A and am VERY pleased with the added performance. One thing though, the car will 'backfire' from time to time. It seems that I can stop it from happening...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 72
Pcd
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Posted By pbishop
Re: Pcd

That is the way to go.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,383
Posted By pbishop
Re: Sometimes I get tired of it

Adding 'heat' to rusted nuts after using 'concoctions' and then letting sit for a spell greatly improves results (expansion factor).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 957
Posted By pbishop
Re: what category

If you go to the 'Hot Rod Forum' you may receive a more accurate determination.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 957
Posted By pbishop
Re: what category

When you say 4-C OHC are you referring to 'after market head' mounted on a Model A block? What carburation does the car have? With 'all' the upgrades you speak of it would seem to fit a 'street rod'...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By pbishop
Re: Locking Door Handle

Yes, I installed a lock. When I restored my 31 Coupe I installed a lock on my driver's side, but I quit locking the car decades ago. I drive the car regularly and 'always' leave the windows down and...
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