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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,890
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: Model A Brake Lights

I like the LED replacement lens where the whole lens is red and you can have it all come on for tail light and get brighter for stoplight.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,057
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: Rear spring lubrication

We use a product called EZ Slide, it is available at Tractor Supply locations and on line. The picture shows a 1QT can but it comes in spray cans too. We are doing the front spring for the next Model...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,799
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: Model A Roadster/Pheaton Security

The early phaetons placed the side curtains in a pan under the rear floorboard. When I first got my phaeton I didn't have the pan and made one that was deep enough to place tools and a jack etc. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,312
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: What horn size?

The reproduction horns are made by A&L and are excellent. They are correct in all details and the motors are superior to the original. You would be happy with one of those.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,324
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: Gas valve on position

The early shut off valve works the opposite of the later valves.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,957
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: Mafca national/regional meets

The average cost of a weeks vacation is roughly $1,200 per person per week. Did the meet exceed that? It appears MAFCA is looking for people to step up and create groups to find a location and do a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,873
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: oil filter kit?

we reviewed all the oil filter options a few years ago. The most effective is the one that replaces the valve cover and has the filter installed there. The delivery of the oil to the filter is under...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,355
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: Fire Wall Insulator

We have them on all the cars, work well for noise and the engine heat.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,934
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: Good quality blackwall tire source

Excelsior tires have a 50,000-mile tread warranty Coker sells them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,058
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: Air Conditioning In A Cabriolet?

I concur with the use of the Ken Davis kits we have used them in several cars and am planning on one for the Cabriolet project.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,290
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: 1929 tire questions

The choices are varied on tires. You need to decide on what you want. Goodyears have the correct size and wear pretty well. If you want mileage get the Excelsior radials you get a 50,000-mile...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,516
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: A few questions Regarding Aftermarket Sheet Metal Parts

We've used most of the various reproduction parts over the years. We've heard all of the objections to the parts by people saying they don't fit etc. Before you start talking down about the parts be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,802
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: model a /c4 automatic

A company called Speed Gems out of Michigan I believe. They have a website, they put together a complete kit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,802
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: model a /c4 automatic

We used an A4LD out of a Ford Ranger Pick Up, has an overdrive and is working really well for us.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,098
Posted By JohnLaVoy
When was the tools put in the Model A

At what point were the tools and the owner's manual placed in the Model A. Was it during the assembly, when it was shipped to the dealer, or done at the local dealer? I would like to hear from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,301
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: How do I spot repro?

There are various stories and tales about reproduction parts. we have been reviewing them and find that there are usually more than one manufacturer of these parts and if you look at the quality and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,903
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: Anyone running 550-19 tyres?

I'm running the Excelsior tires and I think they are 600X19 but you get a 50,000 tread mile warranty on these.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: Odd Crankshaft Pulley

Several years ago we did a review of the pullies and none of the two-piece ones were good. I think Snyder's is having a better one made now but we found the one piece was the way to go for the fewest...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: Door question

21" for the phaeton 27" for a Briggs fordor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,381
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: Is There an Axle Vent or?

There is no vent for the rear axle. It is common for the pressure to force the oil out the hub seals. I'm looking at the possible insertion of a pop valve somewhere on the banjo to relieve the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,581
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: Looking to buy a 31 - advice needed

The Model A is an easy car to work on and almost any part is available either reproduction or used. There are dealers all over the country so finding a local source is easy. I concur with the local...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,183
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: Model A Gauges

We run the Apco gauge cluster that mounts to the steering column. On one car we have a temp gauge and a tach, the other we have a temp gauge and oil pressure. The Apco holder is available from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,056
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: AR Fenders

the running board aprons are also different.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: FSI Zipper

I use the Zipper on the sedan and have around 40,000 miles on it. Works great!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,498
Posted By JohnLaVoy
Re: Steering

No on EZ Steer, yes on Randy Gross, we have two of his units and they are excellent.
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