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Forum: Model-A 01-22-2022, 06:05 PM
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Pdgx
Re: Model A Body Assembly video

Well done !

Thanks for that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,712
Posted By Pdgx
Re: Storing restored model A without a garage or carport

CarCapsule.com.

I still have 2 of the original clear bubble types we used up in the ‘great white north’. A 16’ that we kept my wife’s Mustang in, and a 18’ that I extended to 8.5’h for my TT...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,712
Posted By Pdgx
Re: Storing restored model A without a garage or carport

Get a CarCapsule. I have 2 of them - they will recirculate air and protect it from varmits. They are portable and can be setup or relocated easily/quickly. Considering the value of the car, they are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By Pdgx
Re: Rolling Chassis - Dustless vs sandblasting

Dustless blasting is a huge improvement over dry blasting. Blasting media stays localized, you don’t need to be in a full media suit, and the liquid is a rust inhibitor that extends your need to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By Pdgx
Re: Model A & Philco

Here’s the Ford / Stewart Warner version of my column mounted control head.

Yes there are 2 ‘speedo’ cables from it to the radio unit to control it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Pdgx
Re: 1928 Open Cab Pick-up Wire Routing

Don’t know if this is per any judging guidelines, but on my ‘30 OCPU the harness leaves the lower frame, just goes over the axle to a tie-down block behind the axle, then into a flex conduit, to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-23-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By Pdgx
Re: No Mess Radiator Flush

If you have side pans on your engine, where the radiator petcock will drain into it on the drivers side, take a rectangular plastic storage container and cut a hole in one side so it slides under the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,048
Posted By Pdgx
Re: paint colors available

Any year paint codes.
1930’s:
http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisplay.cgi?manuf=Ford&con=m&year=1930&rows=50

Also check 31’s for late year colors.

Model usage:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By Pdgx
Re: Paint codes

https://www.mafca.com/tqa_paint_codes.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,203
Posted By Pdgx
Re: Filler putty for aluminum intake?

Used this stuff frequently. As long as it’s clean, it will stick and doesn’t seem to be affected by engine heat.
It sets hard and you can drill, mill, file, etc.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,389
Posted By Pdgx
Re: Boat Anchor

I’m sure it’s at least as warm down there as it is here already. I’d suggest you open your air/fuel adjustment a little bit more and see if it helps your setup.
If you’re driving it a lot in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By Pdgx
Re: Hydraulic brake balancing

Thanks for all the feedback.

Not sure what ‘good brake shop’ suggested adjusting the stationary and the middle adjusters, but ‘46-48’s only have middle adjusters.

Did find a little (DOT5)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By Pdgx
Hydraulic brake balancing

Has anyone had problems balancing brakes on hydraulic conversions (46-48 backing plates) ?
Brakes have been re-bled with no air found; mechanically adjusted each brake to just before drag - but it’s...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,566
Posted By Pdgx
Re: Fender cover

The Snyder mat works pretty good. It has holes cut into it to go around the headlight bars and hold it in place. It also has slots marked on it that you can cut if you have fender mounted spares....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,135
Posted By Pdgx
Re: tool storage

Jack and lug wrench - under the seat. Tools in the tool box on the running board.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,118
Posted By Pdgx
Re: Where to get tough up paint?

If you have an actual YOM paint, or a paint code - I’ve used AutomotiveTouchup.com and TouchupDirect.com very successfully..
They can mix touchup size quantities in paint pens, fingernail type...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,514
Posted By Pdgx
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

Wife kept complaining my ‘17 TT and ‘22 Mack were too slow !

Now we can do almost 3x as fast . . . . .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,402
Posted By Pdgx
Re: Fan Blade orientation

Thanks, I will check that in the morning !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,402
Posted By Pdgx
Re: Fan Blade orientation

No, it will not blow air forward thru the radiator unless it is rotated in reverse (CCW from the front) - which it is not - it is still turning CW, it just was not using the curvature of the blades...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,402
Posted By Pdgx
Re: Fan Blade orientation

Well I flipped it and reinstalled it with the smooth, concave side to rear. Took the same route, corners, relative speeds and stops - and it didn’t exceed 200° or blow off.
While sitting stopped...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,402
Posted By Pdgx
Fan Blade orientation

Working on an over heating problem with a recent complete restoration (1930) - gets hot and boils over within about 10 miles @200°+ - and noticed the (4) fan blade looking like it’s installed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,093
Posted By Pdgx
Re: Mitchell O.D.

Thanks Bill. That’s what I wanted to see. 👍
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,093
Posted By Pdgx
Re: Mitchell O.D.

Would like to see how it fits in the vehicle and how much cable throw is needed before ordering.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,093
Posted By Pdgx
Re: Mitchell O.D.

Thanks. Will give them a call.

Can you post a pic of the shifter mount in yours ?
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