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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,565
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Veterans Day

USAF 1961 - 1969 RAF Lakenheath 5 1/2 years then Volk Field, Wisconsin 2 1/2 years
MA Air National Guard 1973 - 1997
Aircaraft Mechanic - F-100's, F-101's, F-106's & F-15"s.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: AMP Meter Reading

Thanks to all for your responses!

Bob C - When the lights are off it usually runs at zero. It usually goes to 6 - 8 amps charging and stays there for just a couple of minutes after starting and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By Cape Codder
AMP Meter Reading

I recently drove my A on a short trip that I decided to turn my lights on. I have an original generator and a six volt electrical system. I also have a generator cutout which I believe has a diode...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: 29 special coupe top and wood

Well first of all I would like to Welcome you to the Ford Barn Forum!
I am sure others will tell you the same but first you should put your location under your user name. I'm assuming it is in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Radiator

I have used Simple Green in the cooling system and ran it for a short period of time. I then back flushed it with clean water with good results.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,076
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Radial Tires

Can any of you that have changed to new tires with white walls speak to how easy or hard they are to clean?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: rumble seat ins & outs

Recently a friend of mine and I participated in a parade at which he had an older lady riding in the rumble seat. Her getting in was not a big problem but getting out.....well the roof was folded...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: splash apron removed

Although not knowing for sure Synders offers this bolt set so I would say the body has to be raised just a few inches UNLESS they go toward the inner part of the body. You could see this by taking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Spark Plug Connectors

According to The Restoration Guidelines page 2-12 Revised 2011:
"The correct connectors from the distributor to spark plugs were stamped from 26 gauge bronze which had a copper color. From the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Marco's Roadster Colors

If I was fortunate enough to have a Cabriolet the Bronson Yellow would be the last color I would have it painted. It seems to me the majority of Cabriolets I have seen are Bronson Yellow. Recently...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: (GAV) Not working??

Interesting question which I sure would have been shared with all!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: New England Meet

Bob Bidonde It was nice to have a chat with you at the N.E. Meet. Some nice pictures also!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: New England Meet

Forddan - Yes to both of your comments. Pretty blind uh? I really think I was a bit perturbed with my self knowing I hadn't brought a spare. Who would have taught?

w.michael - Yes she was VERY...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: New England Meet

I haven't seen any reports about the New England Meet so I thought I would say a few words.
We, as in four people in two cars traveled in two cars from Cape Cod with no issues except for the RAIN...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: New England Meet

Sure seems no one is going! Really disappointed!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By Cape Codder
New England Meet

Just wondering if any one from the Barn is going to the New England Meet? Sure would be nice to meet and "talk" face to face!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Zero Grease Fitting Replacement

Well, I have do ask, do they require anesthetic?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Oil Change Interval

Ernie: So now that you have 10,000 miles on your rebuilt are you about to drop the oil pan and check your mains and rods of clearances?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: 2019 MAFCA NW Regional Meet

What a great parking area for the "A's"!! I have never been to a meet where there was parking in a garage.

Apparently I have to move back to Everett where I spent 2 1/2 years 8 months of which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,607
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Engine Blow By or Not

Thanks to all for your suggestions and comments!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,607
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Engine Blow By or Not

Bob Bidonde My readings are still the same: #1 - 62lbs., #2 - 60lbs, #3 - 60lbs. #4 - 60lbs. Now what?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,296
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Turn Signals . . . Your Thoughts

[B]Y-Block[/B Yes I did receive the PM! My PM file IS full but don't have time to delete stuff now. Unfortunately I like to retain the PM's.
Thanks Again!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Uploading Files

Thanks to Dick Steinkamp and Pilotdave for your suggestions.
I will have to defer trying them just now because I'm on another mission BUT I will work at it tomorrow evening or Monday.

By the way...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,607
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Engine Blow By or Not

Want to thank you both for your responses!

First, I had the motor rebuilt 12,502 ago maybe 5 years ago at a noted machine shop with either 60 or 80 over pistons. Just this past March I had a valve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By Cape Codder
Re: Uploading Files

Well I went hunting and found that one file is 2.59mb and the other is 2.03mb.
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