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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By abachman3
Re: Model A Ford Trunks

Try Ohiotravelbag.com I have not dealtwith them but they seem to have lots of parts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By abachman3
Re: throttle control

We have done them cold using a box wrench. Just go slow and it has always worked out for us in the past. Just put the arm into the open end on the box wrench and slowly bend the arm in the direction...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,055
Posted By abachman3
Re: Fumbled a piston

Cornhuskers is the name of the sports teams for theUniversity of Nebraska. Husking is the removal of the outer 'leaves' husk on an ear of corn.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 672
Posted By abachman3
Re: Starter Bendix bolt broken

We had a broken bolt wedge itself onto the flywheel and we could not get a complete revolution of the motor... had to pull the motor to get the bolt out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 847
Posted By abachman3
Re: Peking to Paris preparations / modifications

The owner of D&D restorations has done it twice... perhaps I recall that one was a 32 ford... not quite a Model A. Info on them below... North of Dayton, OH


D&D Classic

2300 Mote Dr....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By abachman3
Re: Piston orientation

I recently took apart a motor at the museum and it had two pistons facing each way... guess they were doubling down that at least they would be half right!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 873
Posted By abachman3
Re: Zenith or Tillotson

The Tillotson is currently used on a lot of Model A motors and seems to be acceptable. Purists will tell you that you need a Zenith. The choice is yours. If it runs well with the Tillotson, go...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By abachman3
Re: Radiator cap problem 31 coupe

The gaskets that are commonly used for the radiator cap and the Gas cap are a round piece of leather. They do have some thickness to them. Generally I find that when first used, they are almost too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,476
Posted By abachman3
Re: Swirled Glass Shift Knobs

Somewhat common in the model A's in my local clubs. Three of my cars have aftermarket knobs. They are available for about $25.00 and up, depending on the vendor. Many of the ones you find now are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 920
Posted By abachman3
Re: Fun project voltage regulator

Yes I am using one. Have had it for more than ten years without any issues. You need to set up your generator using a standard cutout, to the amps that you desire, then switch out the old one and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,496
Posted By abachman3
Re: Devastating Blow

Wrong info...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By abachman3
Re: Steering box & steering arm

The balls are replaceable... but take note that they are not perpendicular to the shaft. A club member here in the Chicago area made a fixture for this purpose. He cuts off the old ball, drills out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By abachman3
Re: Head Torque question

The crows foot opening should be 90 degrees out from the torque wrench. This gives the least distortion of the correct value. It may be off by 1-2 pound feet, which in the whole scheme of things is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,205
Posted By abachman3
Re: Original headlights

Mike Keating has done quite a study on the headlight glass lens. Hopefully he will chime in here and add to this.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By abachman3
Re: luggage rack

I have the extensions on my Tudor and have no problem with the spare tire, other than the lugnuts are harder to get at.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By abachman3
Re: Stainless Steel Model A

The name of the steel mill producing the stainless steel was Allegheny Ludlum, located in Brackenridge, PA, northeast of Pittsburgh about 20 miles, on the Allegheny River. The plant is still there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By abachman3
Re: Stainless Steel Model A

A 1936 Ford Sedan, 1960 Ford Thunderbird and a 1967 Lincoln Continental, all being stainless steel vehicles, built by ATI are being auctioned off in Indiana over labor day as one lot...... according...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,106
Posted By abachman3
Re: Which Car-Like Vehicles Can Tow a Model A?

I chose a Porsche Cayenne Diesel to use as my car trailer tow vehicle several years ago. Tows right at 9000 pounds. I get 26 mpg pulling my car/trailer cross country... open top/flat trailer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By abachman3
Re: Whistling sound when clutch is not engaged

I too, would suspect the throwout bearing I had a similar occurrence a few years back when I purchased my Tudor. The motor only had 700 miles on it. I replaced the throwout bearing and all is well...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By abachman3
Re: 28 Dash light intermittent operation

The outer housing should be pressed in slightly and turned to the right and have a noticeable stopping point where it sort of clicks into an open position and the bulb will stay lighted. The bulb...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By abachman3
Re: model b engine swallows

GAV set correctly? Perhaps open the GAV a bit more, or conversly, try it with the GAV nearly closed. One of my model A's prefers the GAV to be closed all the way.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By abachman3
Re: No fire at the points

Since the problem seems to be somewhat intermittent, it is in the movement of something electrical.. such as the acorn nut making/not making contact. wiring that is not quite securely fastened as it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By abachman3
Re: Engine diagnosis?

A quick clean of the points is to have the points in a closed position, key OFF. with a finger, open the points and place a clean piece of paperboard (matchbook, if you have one) between the points,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,527
Posted By abachman3
Re: Distributor stuck

If you do not remove the lower shaft, at least pour some motor oil down that hole to lubricate the lower shaft. Pour more than just a couple of squirts... it will just end up in the oil pan... so not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,168
Posted By abachman3
Re: Gold is where you find it....

Good on you saving another model A Ford from extinction!
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