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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 974
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: A Model A Thinking out Loud.

Thank you Jack for taking the time to write down the story from your Model A. There is no doubt that they do talk to us, all we have to do is to listen. What a great read!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Low compression on cylinder 2 & 3

If you try the compressed air approach, don't forget to check if air is escaping through the crankcase vent pipe (oil pipe). It could be a bad ring causing the low compression.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,762
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Model A cross-country migration

Matt,


The idea of driving the Model A across the country is great, but your timing is way off. You will most likely hit snow and ice crossing the Rockies. We just got back from Seattle to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,198
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Model A car names

Edsel Ford had a lot to do with the design of the A so my 31 Tudor got his wife's name: Eleanor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Engine issue?

This issue has an unexpected solution. After the first post, I borrowed a borescope to try to figure out what was going on. Well, the valve didn't close (which I already knew), but it didn't seem...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 972
Posted By FordTudor1931
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Engine issue?

Eleanor has gotten MMO in her diet almost since the day she arrived.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By FordTudor1931
Engine issue?

Looking for opinions and advice for a possible engine issue.

I have had the 1931 Tudor for about three years and I know nothing about the history of the car or the engine. In the last few months...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,189
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Tools

Interesting news about Craftsman tools. Stanley Black and Decker has purchased the brand from Sears and reworked the entire line. The plan is to move manufacturing back to the U.S. and expand the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Bratton's shipping.

Nobody claimed life was fair!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Bratton's shipping.

Can't have it all - it is either sales tax or shipping.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Bratton's shipping.

Noting against Bratton's, but you are in Ohio - the home of Snyder Antique Autoparts... Just saying.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,845
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Another rare eBay find!

Charlie, you are correct and I screwed up. It looks like a 1930 radiator shell, but on a 1931 (supposedly) car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,845
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Another rare eBay find!

Is this a combination of a 1929 and 1931? The front bumper is 30/31, but the radiator shell seems to be from 1929. The wiring is to clear winner for a back to original restoration. Wow!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Water leak near radiator, where should I look?

Just fixed the very same problem. Thought it was the lower hose connection so I added a second clamp. Still intermittent leaking. Time to remove the radiator for a more complete inspection. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Play in shifter.

PRG999, if you need a new shifter, Snyder's would do the trick. Rebuilding the transmission tower isn't difficult, except for the shifter spring. If you know how to handle that you are home free,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Play in shifter.

It is also possible that the forks are worn. The shifter ball fits into a notch in the forks and that notch can be worn.

I just pulled the tower on my 31 Tudor apart and while the ball was nice...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: engine rebuilder in michigan

This one is unfortunately not in Michigan, but it is not that far away. Antique Enginer Rbuilding in Skokie, IL, just north of Chicago is one of the best.

Check out their website...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Rear spring - 31 Tudor

How do you say you are sorry for posting such a stupid question? Should have checked it out before trying to solve a problem that does not exists!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By FordTudor1931
Rear spring - 31 Tudor

How far from the center point of the rear spring are the u-bolts supposed to be? It appears that on my car they are quite close together and it just doesn't look right. I have no idea if it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,645
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: hood support

Here is another variation of the hood support. I had the same idea as Floats in post #13, but built it in differently.

The material is half inch plywood, painted and with a strip of felt glued to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Ahoog horn

Thank you everybody! I tried the JB Weld trick and it actually worked. It is probably just a temporary success, but the horn works for now.

Using the information provided about differences...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Ahoog horn

Not sure what brand it is. I have found no name anywhere on it. That makes this project into a dead end! Oh well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By FordTudor1931
Ahoog horn

Does anybody know if you can buy the horn motor armature (part number A-13816)?

The front end of the axle, which holds the serrated washer, has the threads stripped and there isn't enough...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By FordTudor1931
Spring

This is the day I have been waiting for since November.

It is "spring" in Michigan, 40 degrees and ready to start driving. Eleanor, the 31 Tudor, is back down on the ground with the tire pressure...
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