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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: What doors will fit open style cars?

Good thing that you found out NOW the '30-31 Model A you're considering buying is a Sport Coupe instead AFTER you had paid a Cabriolet price! I love Sport Coupes and they are snazzy looking. But they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: What doors will fit open style cars?

The easiest way to determine if the body is actually a Cabriolet in this state of disassembly is to look at the flooring rails. If wood, then it's a Cabriolet. If steel, it's a Sport Coupe. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,799
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: Terriable backfiring

'Sounds as if you are about ready to consider the weird causes of misfires since you've just about exhausted the list of usual culprits. So, odd though it may sound, try this: Take off the terminal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: Radius Rod Ball Cap Bolts

Which radius rod ball mounting kit did you buy - the original style or the vastly inferior one with the rubber ball? No need in going through AGAIN why the rubber ball mounting is a bad idea for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: Grinding gears

Try lowering your idle speed to help reduce clashing between gears while shifting.
Marshall
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: Belmond, IA. Ford Dealer

Incidentally, this is a great photo, Mike, especially since it was taken in Iowa. A kind of "Blast into the Past" that we'd all like to experience. Thanks for posting it.
Marshall (in Davenport)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: Belmond, IA. Ford Dealer

During 1931 FoMoCo sent a message to all its dealers, informing them that NO SALE should be lost because the customer couldn't get the color combination he wanted, whether it was a "standard"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: 29 Roadster For Sale

Well, someone's gotta' say it: Yet another innocent '28-29 roadster turned into someone's idea of a 1930-31 Deluxe Roadster, with the regrettable addition of virtually every chrome goodie possible...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: New member

Take the starter off, if still mounted. The Bendix may be locked against the flywheel ring gear or one mounting bolt is too long and is keeping the flywheel from turning over the crankshaft.
Or is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: Oil Leaks front and rear of the oil pan

If the leaking oil in the rear is running only down the back of the pan, but not the front of the flywheel housing, odds are that the cork gasket is at fault, as others have suggested. Getting this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: Battery keeps depleting

After charging the battery AGAIN - but with the negative cable disconnected - touch the end of that cable to the negative battery terminal post. If you hear or see a spark, there is definitely a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: 29' motor knock when under a load, ideas?

Thank you, Dick. I was sure I had read the advice about climbing hills and retarding the spark when I first read the Owner's Manual back in the middle 1960's. I was beginning to worry for a minute...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: Battery keeps depleting

Two possibilities:
(1) The points inside the cutout are sticking, which drains the battery in a short time;
(2) the brake light is staying on because the brake pedal is not returning to the full...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: 29' motor knock when under a load, ideas?

"jhowes" is probably correct in his assessment of your engine knocking. I have seen time and time again over the years that Model A guys complain about engine knocking sounds going uphill, but they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: No fire to plugs

Some repo distributor bodies from the 1990's have internal cracks that stop electricity from reaching the plugs, especially in cold or damp/rainy weather. Try putting the replaced parts back on ONE...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: Engine locked up

Hurray! Success - and at no cost!
This happens every once in a while to the best of us. Now that you know what to do if this should happen again, I'd say leave well enough alone for now. If it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: Engine locked up

Ignition key off, put the transmission into reverse, which is one of the two gears you can shift into at the moment. With a buddy to help, rock the car back and forth from the front of the vehicle....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: I wish the previous owner had Les Andrews book

The worst enemy our old cars face is NOT the relentless passage of time and the elements - it's what previous owners did to them.
Marshall
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: Engine stud hole retap question/confusion

Thanks, everyone, for these great ideas and suggestions. Some are beyond my tool/machining capability, but most look lie they will solve the problem with hand tools if the oversized stud doesn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,159
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: Best engine green paint.

The only drawback I have noticed with Hirsch engine paints (besides the higher price) is the cure time. Unlike most rattle can Ford Engine Green paint, the Hirsch paints require a TWO WEEK cure time...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Engine stud hole retap question/confusion

I am working on an engine that has numerous problems. One is the presence of helicoil repairs, one of which came loose from its bore. The hole is too big for a new helicoil, so I just ordered the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: Anyone have a little leftover Brewster Green Medium Lacquer

Keep in mind - as I learned through a less-than-satisfactory experience - the color that the paint store "matches" with its specto-whatever gun will only turn up a color already in its data bank...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,204
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: The Untouchables

"There's one episode in particular, don't recall which one, but one of the 'old sedan's' rolled over and burst into flames! Only problem is, when it starts to roll over, it suddenly becomes a '50's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,204
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: The Untouchables

Whenever an "Untouchables" script calls for a car to explode or burst into flames, guess what kind of car it is! Yup - a Model A. I own a couple dozen two-episode video tapes that I bought 20 years...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By Marshall V. Daut
Re: Front Engine Mount Usability

By the way, in more cases than not, that beehive coiled spring support raises the front of the engine too high to insert a hand crank. REALLY a great design! (1) It's ugly; (2) it stresses the front...
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