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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By Ed in Maine
Grounding the Horn

I am tryiong to improve the sound of sthe horn. I can see from the schematic that power to the horn comes off the generator. Then the generator is looking for a ground through the round circuit board...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By Ed in Maine
Installing New Head Gasket

I am in the process of installing Helicoils and a new head gasket. I know the head studs should be snug in the block but when you are setting their correct height how do you get them tight if the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-29-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By Ed in Maine
Stuck Cylinder Head Stud

I have a cylinder head stud that appears it may be stuck in the block. I don't want to break it. What are some hints to extract this cylinder head stud? Thank you, Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By Ed in Maine
Installing a winshield wiper arm and blade

This has got to be the easiest job on a Model A. I am using the 8 in. original style on a Victoria with a Trico blade. The arm seems fine but the blade is very loose on the bent wire arm. It is a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: 1931 Victoria, Installing Assisting Straps in Back Seat

Thank you for the picture. I notice that your strap has two vertical screws and the straps I have use two horizontal screws. Is this why I am hitting metal? What I need is a picture where the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Ed in Maine
1931 Victoria, Installing Assisting Straps in Back Seat

I want to add some assist straps in the back seat. The interior is installed in the car. The top of the strap mounts about level with the quarter window with two screws. I have probed in the area...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: New guy in North Idaho

You will have lots of fun with that truck. I just bought a 31 Victoria and I am finding all kinds of bolts that were inserted but it was too much trouble to put on the lock washer or cotter pin and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Ed in Maine
31 Victoria Vacuum Line

The previous owner of this car did not hook up the vacuum line. The fitting on the firewall has been installed and looks fine. At the intake manifold there is a 1/8 in. pipe threaded plug. After...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: 1931 USA made brake light switch issues.

If that switch has brass bushings it is most likely made by A & L Parts. They are a quality manufacturer and I believe they will make good on it. I have had these switches apart in the past and you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By Ed in Maine
1931 Victoria Door Hinge Mirror

I want to put an outside mirror on my Victoria. These cars use an oversized hinge pin (0.279). Does anyone have a source for these oversized pins in SST that are longer to accommodate a mirror? I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 765
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: brand new idle jet seperated

When you rebuild a carb, you should always flow test the jets. If you don't, you don't know what kind of a job you did! One thing to look out for, is that some jets have the calibrated tip pressed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: 31 Victoria Bumper Arms

Thank you for the reply. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By Ed in Maine
31 Victoria Bumper Arms

Does anyone remember what the bolt specs are for the front most mounting point, bumper arm to frame? It is a single bolt? Length, dia. and thread type? The previous owner omitted it! Thank you, Ed
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,053
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Bonnie and Clyde

An interesting read is the book entitled "The Epic Life of Frank Hamer". He is the Texas Ranger assigned to the task of taking down Bonny & Clyde. Chapter 20 is devoted to the ambush and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Striping the Early 1931 Victoria (Non-Indented Firewall)

Bill, thank you for the nice pictures. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By Ed in Maine
Striping the Early 1931 Victoria (Non-Indented Firewall)

I am going to stripe my new Victoria. I have reviewed the Paint and Finish Guide and the Restoration Guidelines. I have the following questions:

1. What is the correct width of the stripe that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: 1931 Victoria, Mounting a Luggage Rack

Thank you Bill, your pictures are excellent. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,303
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Ok, I've got a question for the Northerners....long.

You are not going to like my answer! Find a place in Florida for the winter. "Ed in Maine" is actually "Ed in Palm Coast, FL". It wasn't my idea, it was my wife's and if the wife isn't happy, nobody...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: 1931 Victoria, Mounting a Luggage Rack

Hello Bill, your picture answers all my questions. I will contact Brattons. Two more questions for you, does the luggage rack bracket use the same two bolts as the cross brace and is the luggage...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Ed in Maine
1931 Victoria, Mounting a Luggage Rack

Has anyone had difficulty mounting a luggage rack on the back of a Victoria that has twin side mounts in the front fenders? I have a couple of problems, the bracket comes too close to the rear apron...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: 31 Victoria Doors

Thank you for all the excellent comments, Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Front generator bearing screeching.....

You might consider and sealed bearing in the front. That's what they use in modern alternators. After it is back together you can't see it and you don't have to lube. As an example consider a Federal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Ed in Maine
31 Victoria Doors

I recently purchased a 31 Victoria and we are still getting acquainted. I find it is clumsy closing the doors when the windows are up. There are no door pulls like I had on my Town Sedan. Pulling on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By Ed in Maine
1931 Victoria Doors, Henry Forgot Something

I recently purchased a 31 Victoria
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: brake pedal return spring mounting

Snyders has an after market brake pedal return spring that hooks onto the brake pedal and to the square hole in the rear motor mount (A-2455ACC @ $5.50. Installs very quickly. Note that it does...
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