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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Non-A Sparton horn id help

Could have been any number of cars from the '20's.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: 30 coupe engine number

Here is a date calculator,


http://www.modelahouse.com/cgi-bin/enumbers/numdate
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Lighting Diagram - PLEASE HELP

I don't know what to say I did it on two different computers and my phone just now and get the same result. You did use " around the words wiring diagram?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Head gasket question from a newbie

Every 50 miles or so until the nut no longer move when torqued. I place the wrench on the nut, make a note of where the handle is. I then "crack" the nut loose and retighten again noting if the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Lighting Diagram - PLEASE HELP

And have much more info then just the diagram for the owner to use.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Lighting Diagram - PLEASE HELP

What was the method you used to search? For HA HAs I selected search, advanced search, entered "wiring diagram" and Model A for the forum and hit enter. The very first thread to come up I entered and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 943
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Why is it hard to find 30w oil

You have stated the theory correctly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 789
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: How to lower the A.

These are great answers and on the HAMB forum (sister to this one) they specialize in these kinds of mods. https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/forums/traditional-hot-rods.57/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Original "Ford Logo" Shocks

FYI Those logo shocks were used up to 1929 if they were original.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 528
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Head gasket question from a newbie

Please notice the words, may, might, should.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Head Date Code

Do you have a picture of the date code.


I would think that a date code on the head would be an important thing to look for when a car is being judged but I find no reference in the Guidelines...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: 160 deg. thermostat questions

To expand a little the carb is used on forklifts and the like and with the exception of the GAV will work the same in the A.


Here is an old discussion on the carbs;

...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 779
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Coil has constant power

Let's look at the wiring diagram,


The flow in into the coil on the black wire and out on the red. The red goes to the switch and travels down the armored cable to the points. With the points...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,025
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: block crack

So how many said fix it and how many said junk it?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 943
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Why is it hard to find 30w oil

Here is an explanation,


http://www.synthetic-motor-oil-change-and-filters.com/articles/oil-information/lubrication-news.php#.W0l2mNiovT8
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: rebuilt engine with cracked block

I also agree. We had a guy in the club that after many years of hard and faithful service he decided to freshen up his coupe. When cleaning up the engine for a repaint he found out that the JB Weld...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,290
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Cos of A Restoration

All of these posts show why the original question is impossible to answer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: "Gener-Nator"?

1000 dollars, That is a lot of gas for driving. What are your expectations for the unit?

That is the top question to be answered.

The generator can be restored with a regulator for far far less...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,290
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Cos of A Restoration

So your idea of restoration is the replacement of every part with new? You don't believe in restoring any part? That's one way of doing it.

I like to take things apart and only replace and repair...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,290
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Cos of A Restoration

$3000 in parts and you rebuild it yourself or $3000 ready to install?


I see Mikes has ready to install brakes, hubs, bearings ready to install $2280 all four corners.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,223
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: I have always wanted a stock Model A

Road worthy or doodlebug? Either way they are easy to work on and fun to drive.


Here is a link where doodlebugs were talked about.


https://fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=170942


As...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Valve Inspection

Can anybody show us a study, testing, etc. that shows antifreeze will destroy Babbitt? I can see problems with lubrication when antifreeze gets in the engine but does it really destroy the babbit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Head Repair

I don't know if the head is thick enough for the method called stitching.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Drag link question

If you were to change the length of the pitman arm. you change the geometry of the system. This will cock the wheels slightly to one side, the adjustable link will take this out and bring all the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Window Stickers

No it was printed on paper and stuck to the windshield. I want to say the size was 5x6 1/4".


https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=150194
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