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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Ed in Maine
1931 Cabriolet Rumble Lid

I am getting the rumble lid ready for paint. I noticed that at the bottom edge there are no drain holes. Any water that would get in thru the handle would collect in the bottom of the lid. Would it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 879
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Coil failure ?

Maybe the cutout opened up disconnecting the generator from the battery, the generator voltage goes high because it is not regulated by the battery and the excessive voltage overheats the coil and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Striping Paint

Thank you for the information, Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By Ed in Maine
Striping Paint

Does anyone know a source for striping paint in the Apple Green color. If not, what are the the component colors to mix this paint. Thanks for your help, Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Ed in Maine
Purchasing a Model A Jack

I have been looking at Model A Jacks and have tentatively picked the "C1" version. This is the jack with three oval holes in the cast stand with a top that has been crimped over a lower piece. I want...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 06-23-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: 1914 Model T Gas Tank Shutoff Valve

Thank you for your answers. I like the idea of getting the original style valve if it has been updated with a modern soft seat. Does Langs have these valves? Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,470
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Transmission Bearings?

You might check to verify that the fan is balanced. This would be RPM sensitive. Vibration here would get back into the engine. This would be easy to do before you pull everything else apart. It is a...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 06-21-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,156
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Parts found at an old mine, are they Model T?

I think those solid disc wheels were used on a rail system, maybe carrying ore out of the mine??? The rims look like they have a stepped edge to fit a rail. The top of the steering column is Model T...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Electrolock?

I know I am very fussy about the way I do things but why are all those loose parts placed on top of the head with open spark plug holes??? Ed
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 06-21-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By Ed in Maine
1914 Model T Gas Tank Shutoff Valve

I have lived with the brass, factory original shutoff valve that came with the car since I purchased it in 2006. It doesn't drip but it is always moist. I dismantled it a few years back and cleaned...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,411
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Collector Car Insurance

Has anyone had any experience with American Collectors, Cherry Hill, NJ with regards to claim service? Also, I am curious what level of coverage others have for Bodily Injury & Property Damage...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,035
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Driving The "A" In a Parade

Don't forget the individually wrapped candies for the kids on the side of the road! Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Fuel line

Do not use copper. Copper can crack from fatigue failure. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,349
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Kerosene

I don't think anyone mentioned it but you do have to remove the dipper tray. Place a 2x4 across the top of the pan and put a C-clamp in the hole for the oil pump and on top of the 2x4 and lift out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,065
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Battery constantly draining

You might also check the wire inside the armoured cable from the ignition switch. The insulation can get brittle and break and ground out. Also, try disconnecting the connections to the head lights....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Model A valuation

Hello Steve, you do not need to get someone to come to your house. I am also looking for a Model A (in Florida) and I look at the following sites on the computer each day for that right car: ebay...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Fender welting: where to buy now?

Over the years, I used a lot of Roy's fastener kits. He always took the time to reply to my questions. Does anyone know what is planned for this fine business? Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,069
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: It ran when parked ..... at the bottom of the lake

I remember an article in the Model A News or Restorer about a Model a that had gone through the ice. They raised it and had in running in a couple of days! It may not have been submerged as long as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,288
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Zenith rebuilds

Hello Harleynut, I was in your shoes years ago. I had rebuilt a couple of Zeniths and they never ran as good as the after market carb. Then, I saw Steve Pargeter's rebuild manual on the Zenith carb....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,288
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Zenith rebuilds

Hello Penthode, I'm glad you found the problem in the idle circuit. The hole in the carb throat is very small and easily plugged with debris. Flow testing the idle jet is not easy either. The jet is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,288
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Zenith rebuilds

There is some excellent literature written on rebuilding the Zenith carb. Steve Parageter's manual comes to mind. The theory of operation is easy to understand if you study Steve's manual. Rebuilding...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By Ed in Maine
A Car Cover for a 1931 Victoria

I am looking for a quality car cover to be used outdoors for 2-3 months during the summer. This should be a cover that is kind to the paint and weatherproof. I will eventually use the cover in my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By Ed in Maine
Looking at a 1931 Restored Victoria

I am considering a very nice Brewster Green/Black 1931 Victoria. There always has to be an issue and in this case there are about a dozen paint blisters on the back drivers side. The car was restored...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,801
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Proper way to re-torque?

All very good comments. I would add a couple of more. If a new gasket is being installed and therefore all the nuts have been removed, forget that ignition switch cable clamp under one of the nuts....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,668
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Tudor Value

If the engine does not have a knock and doesn't drip too much oil you are in the ball park. Take a ride in it and verify that first and second gear are pleasingly quiet. Make sure you have a title if...
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