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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: License Plates

Same here had a YOM plate on the car, but I did have the correct historical plate in the trunk and some "business" cards in the seat pocket.


If stopped I was ready with " Oh crap officer I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Pictures and computer scanning/transfering

You can also place it under glass and (to flatten it) and take a picture.


http://www.rideau-info.com/photos/images/tripod.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,970
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Hood prop on Ebay going nuts.

I was thinking the same thing.
List it as new using the exact title he used, put a price of 80.00 free shipping, refer to the ended listing to "justify" your amount, emphases on it being new and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,970
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Hood prop on Ebay going nuts.

Ebay used to let you warn buyers directly when this happened but now it's truly buyer beware.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,081
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: So when would my car actually have been made?

The guidelines and standards call out as much as 3 months after the engine was stamped it would have been placed into a car.


"Engines were placed into production vehicles up to three (3) months...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,739
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Fuel Tank Purchase

Try Steve at Bert's.


ADDRESS
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PHONE
Toll Free: 1-800-321-1931 (tel:18003211931)
Phone: 303-293-FORD (3673) (tel:3032933673)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,002
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: “Do not use a file” to dress down breaker points

Yea they meant a standard file. the "modern" points file is more of a burnishing tool.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,182
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: 6 volt battery

Online look up a Group 1 battery for 6 volts.

9 1/8 length, 7 1/8 width, 9 3/8 height

6v group 1 batteries are found by the following numbers;

NAPA - BAT 7244
Exide - 7200
Tractor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: 1931 Tool kit screwdriver

There were no manufacturer markings on the screwdriver, so it might have been possible but I have never heard exactly who made them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Fine point judging...a simple question

So why mention paint color? That is what threw me off. If you simply asked "I'm curious as to whether or not the number of cars at national meets seeking a fine point judging ribbon are increasing or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Fine point judging...a simple question

Are you trying to make the point that fine point entries are decreasing because of car paint color?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,134
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Non-Authentic Paint Colors & Schemes

Wait a minute, you asked for opinion, you colored the asking for opinions in red, and now your pitching on the opinions you received?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,134
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Non-Authentic Paint Colors & Schemes

I was judging at a concours event when we came upon a 1920's car with a metallic paint job. The owner pitched a fit when his car did not win best in class complaining on how about how much money he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,134
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Non-Authentic Paint Colors & Schemes

My opinion, its your car paint it any color you want.


But, by doing so you void your right to complain when you can't sell the car for what you think it's worth.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 938
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Value of parts

Contact the International Ford Victoria Association. They have a youth restoration program for those under the age of 21. They might has a use for the parts and you would be helping the next...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Stainless Restoration

Here is one from the list of suppliers on this site;


Stainless Steel Polishing
1. www.customplatingspecialistinc.com (http://www.customplatingspecialistinc.com/) (Wisconsin)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2020, 02:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,158
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Proper License Plate??

https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1585_1595_52364---,00.html


Historical vehicles
A historical vehicle must be:

26 or more years old
Owned solely as a collector's item
Used only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2020, 02:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,158
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Proper License Plate??

https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127--179800--,00.html


The Department has two types of commercial plates available - a "regular" commercial plate and an elected gross vehicle weight (GVW)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Wierd compression

If the motor runs, try a vacuum meter to see what is going on.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,473
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Generator vs Alternator

They do, they run about $350.00.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,473
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Generator vs Alternator

Not true, with correctly (key word, correctly) restored headlights you will be fine.


I will admit that if you want to use modern accessories that use a lot of current, the alternator is the way...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,461
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Generator cut out

The original ones work until they don't. They are just a relay. If it stops working the prevalent problem is the ground wire has become unsoldered.


Same with the ones with a diode, they too work...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: 31 Victoria Ampere Meter

If you remove one wire from the meter and the car will not start then you have a bad meter. If the car still starts then you have a wiring error'
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 19,284
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Head Bolt Torque-Hot or Cold?

I did!


let's see how much longer it gets with all the new people since this was first started.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,399
Posted By Mike V. Florida
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