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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Cold Weather Operation

My uncle Walt bought a 29 Special Coupe new. Come Thanksgiving day here in Southern WI., it turned real cold, and nobody's car would start except for Walt's coupe. So Walt got the job of fetching...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Generator Motoring / Cutout sticking

Seth: I didn't know that a generator could "motor" when connected to the fan belt, the fan belt would keep the generator from turning after shutdown. A stuck cut out would show a big discharge on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: repro exhaust manifold

I've installed two or three repro exhaust manifolds and have had no problems with gland rings.
All the old original manifolds I have, including a late 31 with the extra web have drooped and won't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: New To The Model A Forum

Welcome and lovely car you have there. One of the colors listed for 1930 Town Sedans is maroon. Is this a possibility for what color your car is? I looked it up in the 3rd edition of the Model A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Front Fender Brackets

.What do you mean when you say 'early' 30? Are you referring to the 28/29 style?
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No. The early 1930 brackets were forged, like the 1928 brackets. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Front Fender Brackets

No, the distance between the frame and headlight mounting holes is much longer on the 30-31 front fender brackets. In the first photo, the black bracket is a forged 28. The dirty grey one is an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By Mike Peters
Smile Re: Model A Fords to be with us for a LONG time yet

I drove our Model A to a car show this past August, all hot rods, basically. When I left and drove down the line up, I retarded the spark and ran at a very slow idle. Those gearheads stopped...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,192
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Why did my axle break?

If I want to check the torque on those axle nuts, do I need to remove the wheel or can I just remove the hub cap? May be a stupid question, but I'm having trouble visualizing it.

Alexi_ There is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Gurgling

Our Model T gurgles after a run on a hot day, after shutdown. I figured it was continuing to thermo syphon. Normal for a T. Your A may be doing the same thing?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,192
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Why did my axle break?

The rear axle broke a year ago on our 28 Tudor. Same place as yours. I think the axle nut was tight, but it still broke. Just check your axle nut torque from time to time and hope for the best. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 30/31 roadster windshield "snaps"?

Open car windshield snaps install with a "friction" fit. You can pry them out with a screwdriver.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: sill plates

Body color on roadsters and Phaetons. In this case the color is rose beige.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,595
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

Yes, we drive them because we love them. 2X. We also avoid dangerous situations like then one you describe. Just have fun with your car and accept it for what it is and don't ask for more than it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,723
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: What have you found working on your A?

I bought an unrestored 1928 Tudor at an estate auction in 1984. There was a nice set of tire chains under the back seat. The car came from Northern Wisconsin, so no surprise there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: '28 coupe door check straps

This is my 28 tudor, same door as your 28 coupe. No side mount spare. 8" strap. Door swings out to 90 degrees and stops. Works well. Snyders says to use the 6" strap with side mount spare tire....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Model A as a mobile studio

I watched the first couple minutes or so, and was mainly interested in how the top brackets were covered and attached to the wood top bows. I have a 28 business coupe waiting for me to start a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,062
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: starting my A tool collection

If you want the tools you collect for your Model A to be correct, you might consider getting a revised copy of the Model A Restoration Guidlines and Judging Standards from either MARC or MAFCA. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Drivers door sag

To tinman 7:




https://www.brattons.com/catalogsearch/result/?o=hinge+pin+remover&q=hinge+pin+remove
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1929 CCPU Tail Light

Yeah, Joe is right. I was thinking AA trucks. Tail lights on pickups went both ways in 29.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,422
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

You can fix anything on a Model A with baling wire.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1929 CCPU Tail Light

https://www.brattons.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=19470
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Generator ID hewlp

The generator in the left photo was used from March 1930 to end of production. The right hand photo was used from Oct 1928 through late 1929. The oiler was relocated on the center bearing pocket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Different Model A Venturi

Looks like some sort of aftermarket venturi. Put it in a Zenith carburetor and see if it runs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: (GAV) Not working??

https://www.santaanitaas.org/tom-endys-tech-articles/

Look up Tom Endy's article on cleaning internal Zenith passageways with a paper clip. Your GAV doesn't seem to respond to adjustments.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Cowl lacing replacement style

The idea is to attach the lacing to the front bottom of the gas tank, pull as tight as you can, and then tighten with the threaded hook you have in front of the hood hinge. I've never used the...
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