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Forum: Model-A 08-21-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 130
Posted By mrraford
Slant Windshield inside window crank handle

We are looking for one of the variants of the Slant Windshield window cranks. We need one of the 4 inch variety to match the others in a car.

Suppliers only carry the three inch variety so we...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By mrraford
Horn power wiring

here is an easy one.... what gauge of wire should be used to extend power to the horn? Should it be 12 gauge or 16 gauge or should it matter?
Forum: Model-A 05-31-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 380
Posted By mrraford
Model A Muffler

We are looking for a usable muffler for a Model A. New ones are just too expensive for the application here.
If you have a usable used unit for a reasonable price, we would like to hear from you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By mrraford
Re: Modern Points cross-reference

good to know. I'll keep that advice in mind as I chug along.

I have plenty of original type stuff. Just tripping down memory lane.

thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By mrraford
Modern Points cross-reference

Started this post and got distracted so I hope I'm not doubling up here:

Please help me confirm or debunk an urban myth.
I have acquired some modern points distributor plates.

Years ago,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,824
Posted By mrraford
Re: What's the latest you can remember anyone using an A?

Over in Creek County in and around the township of Oilton, the local fixit guy Warren Chambers could be observed driving his '30 coupe with a work rack engineered to the bumper ends well into the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By mrraford
Re: Spindle Conversion Reversal

When you get to the end of the odyssey and need them, I can provide a good pair of unmolested intact spindles.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By mrraford
Window Awnings

Greetings all! I've been gone awhile.
Let's revisit my continuing search for a source of window awnings for my 31 pickup truck. Over the years, I've run across several at swap meets but have never...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,403
Posted By mrraford
Re: Right hand drive suggestions

I help with a RHD Phaeton here in Oklahoma. It's almost like working on Deusenberg when it comes to finding parts related to the steering and brake system. Not many of those in this part of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By mrraford
Re: Distributor Analysis

also thought provoking information.
Thanks had not thought about that possibility
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By mrraford
Re: Distributor Analysis

That is good information. We are working on a RHD 1930 model. When it quits raining we will examine the advance mechanism.

thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By mrraford
Distributor Analysis

Ok, I should know this but I think old man Zymer is visiting right now.

A friend has an A with issues in the distributor department. First he has converted the beast to 12 volts. Will that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By mrraford
Re: I need a jack

Yep thats what I'm looking for.
Any further ideas would be appreciated.
Danke
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By mrraford
I need a jack

Greetings everyone. been awhile
I am looking for a jack to complete the set. I need a A-17080-A jack. I've been looking for some time but haven't run across an example as yet.
Question: Does...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By mrraford
Cars on TV

I was viewing the mostly well done show on the History Channel entitled something like The Cars That Made America. The episode about how Henry Ford came to be the most influential auto maker was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,116
Posted By mrraford
Re: What did you do working on you Model A today

On my way to work this morning, I stopped by the A and connected the electrical wiring to the starter and filled the new steering box with oil. I'm partway through a steering column upgrade and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,331
Posted By mrraford
Re: Who Needs a New 6 Volt Battery?

Atwoods stores sell 6V tractor/equipment batteries for about $44.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,331
Posted By mrraford
Re: Who Needs a New 6 Volt Battery?

Atwoods sells good batteries at good prices. Including the beloved 6 volt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By mrraford
Not the usual Oil Leak

My pickup has decided that it needs to leak oil. The offending orifice is not the rear main however and I need advice on a cure.
It appears that my engine is leaking from the front around the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,146
Posted By mrraford
Model A Accessories I would like to have. Sources?

I have found my share of period accessories for my cars over the years but here are a couple that I would like to find. Is anybody reproducing these items any more?

Window awnings - I've seen the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By mrraford
Re: Front Brake grease zerc woes

Snyders quotes $99 per side. Hence the farmers fix idea.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By mrraford
Front Brake grease zerc woes

Good Morning Campers!
One of the very nice Front Brake Actuating Assemblies that I had on the shelf for my current axle restoration has a problem. The port for the grease zerc has been damaged to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 938
Posted By mrraford
Balls!

More RHD stuff here today.
I have misplaced my contact list. The last time I needed to reball steering arms I had Wiley Higgins do the work and he did a great job with the work.
Does anybody know...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By mrraford
Wishbone head idea

Ok, we are working on the RHD front axle rebuild.
The wishbone is in good shape although the ball is showing some typical wear. Has anybody here attempted to apply braze to the ball to build it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,270
Posted By mrraford
Re: Kingpins stuck in axle

Thanks for the good advice.
I was able to use an old bushing driver that had an end about the same size as the pin. Laid the axle on the ground and whacked on the driver with a big hammer. The...
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