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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By ahirt
Re: Need Advice on Emergency Brake Shoes

Are you sure you are mounting the e-brake shoes correctly? They have an "inside" and an "outside" when they mount on the e-brake carrier. If you mount them wrong side in then they can cant (lean to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By ahirt
Re: Rubber Mat Fasteners

The Repo mat I have already has the holes
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By ahirt
Re: Light Bar Repaint Question

Just did the same thing last week.. I did not sand any areas but I did clean the bolt holes well as well as the threads on the bolts themselves. I then used Loctite Copper Antiseize 8008 on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By ahirt
Re: Good old dependable Fords

Love the Tube Patch on the radiator hose!! Looks like my bicycle tire!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By ahirt
Re: Hand throttle play

Throttle control assembly's are almost always bent. People remove/install the engine with the assembly on and it bends when it hits the firewall. They can be straightened without heat - just put it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,589
Posted By ahirt
Re: 28, 29 vs 30,31 What do you like any why?

I like the 28's most of all - just because of the red steering wheel - makes the 28's unique!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2021, 12:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,186
Posted By ahirt
Re: Radiator Recommendation

I have a Bratton's heavy duty radiator. Bought about 3 years ago. Fit like a glove and almost runs too cold! Could not be happier!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,061
Posted By ahirt
Re: Shocks for a Model A 1930 pickup

I put Ken Davis rear shocks on my 29 CCPU. For your information, the shocks he uses for the rears are from a 65 Mustang which weighed 2800 lbs. They have a 6.5 in compressible length -about the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By ahirt
Re: lt rear brake rod question

I had a similar problem to Dave in Australia - but one side only. The brake actuating arm on the back is "sided". my car at "right" side arms on both sides. This required the left side brake rod...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By ahirt
Re: Update, Rear Brake Drum Install Over New Emergency Brake Bands

"I have been trying to get my new cast iron drums on for a while...New linings on service brakes and new emergency brake linings. The emergency brake linings look totally different then any I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,701
Posted By ahirt
Re: Rebuilt Model A Engine: What do I have?

First month of a year ending in 3? 1983, 1993, 1973?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By ahirt
Re: 29 closed cab on 30-31 chassis

Page 387 of Service Bulletins "New Front Cross Member" talks about the need to shim the radiator if you have the 30-31 Cross member and the 28-29 radiator. It gives part numbers for the shims and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By ahirt
Re: 29 closed cab on 30-31 chassis

The Service Bulletins discuss the shims needed to mount the 28-29 radiator on the 30-31 chassis. Just follow their instructions.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,775
Posted By ahirt
Re: Float-A-Motor Questions

I think the spacers are needed when you use the rubber pad on the outside. However, the original spacers are too long. I chose to use both pads on the outside, thus the original spacers and bolts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,250
Posted By ahirt
Re: Signs, back in the day

Don't Let Your Arm
Stick Out Too Far
It May Go Home
In Another Car
Burma Shave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By ahirt
Re: Switching bumper 1930

"Henry's Lady" page 234 in the section on the 1931 Convertible Sedan shows a full width rear bumper and writes "...standard on the Convertible Sedan and Deluxe Phaeton."
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By ahirt
Re: Switching bumper 1930

I read somewhere that a full length rear bumper was an option in 30/31. It may have been dealer installed. One of the books has pictures but I do not remember where. i will have to look.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By ahirt
Re: Brake Drum Help

Call Fhane at Stuart Model A. (Post #5) He is an expert.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By ahirt
Re: Brake Drum Help

Had the same problem about 2 years ago. One hub simply would not go on all the way. Swapped sides and same hub still would not go on so the problem had to be the hub. Did measure the hub race and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,090
Posted By ahirt
Re: Battery Group ???

I tried a Group 2 ( same size as a Group 1 except slightly longer and it is higher capacity). It would not fit in the battery holder. IThe Group 1 drops right in like it was made for it (which it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By ahirt
Re: Rear Brake Assembly

Doing my rear brakes now. Yes, you need to remove the radius arm. Also, make sure you install the emergency brake lever springs BEFORE you put the backing plates on. Much easier than fighting with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By ahirt
Re: 1929 front crossmember

I have a 30-31 front crossmember on my 29 CCPU. I had to have 2 adapter pads fabricated in order to put my 29 radiator on. The pads are simple. A piece of metal (aluminum or steel) with the same...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,334
Posted By ahirt
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

Well Ace, at least you drove home. I have a 29 CCPU that i have been working on for 18 months. Finally got it running, front brakes (no back ones yet) and decided to give it a short test drive. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,462
Posted By ahirt
Re: Best Replacement Radiator

My Bratton's radiator for my 28 Tudor fit like a glove and keeps three engine below 180 even on 90+ degree days.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By ahirt
Re: grease gun adapter

Are you sure the Zerks are in good shape? My adapter leaked but only on a few of the fittings. Inspection showed that the ends of the fittings had been deformed by something. Because the ends were...
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