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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Nice AAA

Labeled in Bulgarian, no less (flammable).

It does not indicate what it would be hauling, or capacity. If diesel fuel, which is heavier than gasoline (petrol), it's about 830 kg (1830 lbs.) per...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: High-pitch whistle when accelerating

Chris-
I have heard leaking exhaust manifold gaskets whistle, but instead of coming and going with throttle position, they usually get worse with RPM increase.

I have heard intake manifold to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: 1928 will not stay running

A Model A will run all day on a good battery without a working generator. That's a red herring. But a bad battery will die quickly. Have the battery checked.

If it seems like someone switched the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 964
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Timing

Original style points require you to remove the distributor cam so that you can pop out the upper plate, to get to the wire connection and screws/nuts underneath the plate.

Modern style points do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 964
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Timing

It works well, especially for a quick timing check or timing set by the side of the road.

You don't really need any "base" to use it.

Turn the engine over until the timing pin drops in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 667
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: USB charger socket for 6 V system

Just try a different little plug-in USB plug to put the charge cable into. I have found some that are more picky about their input voltage than others. From my limited trials, until I found one...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Mafca canyon land tour

If you are interested in reading it, Doug Linden is writing a travel log of the journey:

https://canyonlandandback.blogspot.com/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,158
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

Shell labelled the Rotella T oils as suitable for both diesel and gasoline engines for many years, using the API star system. The EPA made them stop marketing the oil to gasoline engines because the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Ammeter Reading

Does the new generator have a voltage regulator built into it? If so, everything below is incorrect. The following only applies to a stock Model A generator which is designed to put out a constant...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: early/late steering gear swap

The 2-tooth style column was introduced in mid-1929 to work with the '28/29-style steering column. If you can find one of them, it has the better design gearbox on it and the rest of it looks like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: WTB: Driver's seat for '31 Vicky

Thanks, Chris.

So it looks like we need a pair of front seats, the style with the rod across the front. Anyone have some?

Email me, please.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: WTB: Driver's seat for '31 Vicky

I'm helping a guy in California that plans to reupholster his early-'31 Vicky. He was told by another Model A guy that he had the wrong driver's seat. Hence the search for the wider seat.

Now it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: WTB: Driver's seat for '31 Vicky

OK, so let me check with the guy. Perhaps he does not understand that his current seat is correct for an earlier vehicle. So that's why he thinks he has the wrong one. He may have the correct seat ad...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: WTB: Driver's seat for '31 Vicky

I would say early, because the car does not an indented firewall.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By Jim/GA
WTB: Driver's seat for '31 Vicky

If you have a front driver's side seat for a '31 Vicky in decent condition, please contact me at MAFCAJim (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,789
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: How Far In One Day?

When planning most trips, I start out shooting for 200 miles a day, see where the breaks fall, and then adjust from there.

It depends if it is a one-day drive to get to your destination or a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Charging?? Canít say it is

Actually, the battery acts to regulate the voltage on a stock Model A with a stock generator (no aftermarket voltage regulator installed). You do NOT want to disconnect the battery from an engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Oil weight

The October, 1928, Ford Dealer Service Bulletins say to use SAE 40 in the summer, SAE 20 in the winter.

Winter in South Florida probably does not require the SAE 20, not cold enough. And if you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: How many Model A Phaetons were made?

Yes, and when the Model A was new, the phaeton was not really a popular body style. If the weather was not pleasant, you got wet, you were cold, etc.

But it was cheap! Only $395 in 1928! (That's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Resonant Rattle

Do you have the 2-piece swing-out hood supports on the car?

My Dad has them on his car and if you swing them in all the way, so that the moving part touches the fixed part, they will tap each...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Steering wheel position

The dealer service bulletins suggest that if the spokes block your view of the speedometer, reposition the steering wheel to have the spokes form an X.

I could not find anything in the Restoration...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Radiator overflow

There is a simple test that can be run on any engine called a "block test kit" to check for a bad head gasket, crack in head, crack in block, etc. I got mine at NAPA.

It sniffs for combustion...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By Jim/GA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: GPS charging on an unregulated 6v system

The various car chargers out there for GPS and cell phone use have varying grades of voltage regulator chips built into them. Some are more tolerant of a noisy 6 volt signal coming into them than...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,131
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Re Insurance

I have seen repeatedly in court that waivers are not worth the paper they are printed on. The courts throw them out. Waivers just intimidate average people from suing, but if there is a claim of...
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