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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: tail lite bulbs

Paint the inside of the housings white, go to LED bulbs. Run seperate lights for signals.

Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: 1928 Model a Pickup

Adapters are available.
Paul in CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-12-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: How to Fry a 6 V Voltage Redulator

Trying not to steal the thread BUT


Regulator has 3 terminals, from left to right which is which??
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Rear wheels upward travel limitation

I don't think that's the correct rear spring.
Paul in CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-10-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,789
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: 731
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: 445
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: 59
Views: 1,358
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: 297
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: 222
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: 255
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: 1,079
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: 595
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: 522
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,271
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: 261
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: 450
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: 636
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: 1,710
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: 663
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: 552
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: 482
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: 228
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: 431
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: 681
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
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