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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,822
Posted By springerpete
Re: Marvel's Mystery Oil

4 ounces of MMO to 10 gallons of gas is what I have heard recommended. That is a 4 : 1280 ratio . Not much pollution there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By springerpete
Re: Unsaddled

If you call Bert's in Denver ( 303-293-3673 ) and describe what you need chances are very good they have it as a used piece.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By springerpete
Re: Best location for master switch in a Tudor

Put it where you can easily reach it from your seat. It is up to you and how easily you move but it must be convenient to get to. Your choice.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By springerpete
Re: shaking front end

check for tightness in the wishbone on the axle and at the back end of it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By springerpete
Re: Helpful Suggestions ?

Buy or borrow a gas gauge tool as it makes the job of getting the gauge out much easier. I had no problem with my '29, Drain the tank down and disconnect the battery. Be sure you have new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By springerpete
Re: Lebaron Bonney

I put Classtique kits in 2 of my Ford's. Good stuff !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By springerpete
Re: Locking pin

OK, thanks to all. Bill
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By springerpete
Re: Locking pin

yes, lock washer in place.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By springerpete
Locking pin

The nut on the locking pin seems to need tightening mid season. Season is about 1000 miles for me. I always check it before I take it out on the road each spring and get a bit on it. Is this your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,028
Posted By springerpete
Re: Non-Authentic Paint Schemes

Check my avator picture. The red is 1978 Ford "dark red" code 2M
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,954
Posted By springerpete
Re: Will I fit in a Roadster??

I think it is dependent on how bad you want the '29. Mine is fine for me. ( 5'10"and 205 ) You'll learn how to do it. My top is down 99% of the time so I get in standing up. My left knee was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,075
Posted By springerpete
Re: Lubrication chart in Les Andrews' book

Look on pages 3-2 and 3-3.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By springerpete
Re: Source for '29 Roadster Door Panels

Check with Classtique too. They have great products.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By springerpete
Re: Ammeter

i had my instrument panel re plated and when I put it back I put in a ammeter I got from TAM's. That was in 2012. It has worked fine ever since. When I bent over the tabs I put a dot of clear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,211
Posted By springerpete
Re: Insurance

If you have been with an insurance company for your home and cars for a while check with them first about a Model A. They should be able/interested in giving you a good quote. Only restriction I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By springerpete
Re: interesting cutoff switch

Steve: I used one of those and have a friend who did as well. We both had a real power loss due to the tiny contact area when switch was on. At 6 volts you can't stand much loss. Got worse over time...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,997
Posted By springerpete
Re: Seat belts - to be or not to be?

I used a small 2" steel C beam about 4' long as the anchor. Placed it behind the body structure in my '29 roadster and drilled thru the body and beam to anchor the belts. Yes, stay away from the car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By springerpete
brake linings

What do you guys use ? I have a terrible squeal problem with my front roadster brakes. Cast iron drums and what appears to be woven linings. It has been suggested that I use molded linings as the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By springerpete
Re: brake linings

Do any of you guys have words of wisdom about fixing very loud, squeaky front brakes ? I wave woven linings and cast iron drums. I have chamfered the shoe ends and roughed up a bit on the linings. No...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By springerpete
Re: Bottom rumble seat

If you look at the bottom of the spring of the seat cushion you will see two metal loops that project out from the spring. These will fit into the holes you are asking about. Set the cushion in place...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By springerpete
Re: Sport Coupe Rear Window won't stay up

It may not be the same car and window, but my '29 roadster stays secure in the up position. It is glass with a metal frame. But, all the fastenings are new and hold very well. I got them from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By springerpete
Re: car clock

How 'bout the old-old-old fashioned way, watch the sun or the stars.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,879
Posted By springerpete
Re: Installing Battery Disconnect Switch in 1931 Coupe

I'm sure you will get lots of replies. Having the switch is a good decision wired as mentioned above to shut off the + cable. Be sure to use 6 v cables ( 00 ? ) It is better to use a 3/4" hole...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By springerpete
Re: Diamond B i.d.

The date code is on the same side as the diamond, behind it 3-4" and has a capital letter followed by 2 numbers. Mine is C 5 7 which means March 5, 1937.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By springerpete
Re: Magnesium Zinc Bars Anodes

Engines operating in the ocean ( salt water ) use zinc anodes in their cooling systems. The zinc will corrode/be sacrificed before the metal of the engine. Also, zinc anodes are used on propeller...
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