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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,276
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Kwik Poly

It was Dale from whom I ordered a Kwik Poly kit a couple years ago. Real nice guy. Give him my best and try to cheer him up!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Engine Water Jacket Cleaning

If you run an engine with chunks of rust in the water jacket, Those rust chunks will be pumped through the upper water outlet and into the top of the radiator, where they will lodge and plug up your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Fuel/Natchez Trace

We drove the Natchez Trace in a 35 Ford from Nashville to Natchez, MS. several years ago. No fuel problems at all. Just pay attention to your gas gauge. Fuel at intersections as stated above....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Roadster Door Knob

Chris: I just looked at the knobs on our 28 Phaeton. All 4 are repros, probably from Vintique. The head is 8 sided, like the one you have on the left of your photo. It fits a 5/8' open wrench,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,276
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Kwik Poly

I bought a kwik poly kit from their company in Missouri a couple years ago to patch up the wood on our Phaeton top bows. Mixed results, but better than nothing. When i called them to order, the man...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Model A crashed by distracted driver.

Yeah, it happens. I've been lucky so far...
I would begin a re restoration of this coupe with a nice 30-31 rolling chassis with engine and steering column. Then salvage what body and fender sheet...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,638
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Why the Model A

My father in law bought a beat up 30 AA truck out of someone's back yard for 50 bucks in 1982. After 3 weeks of ownership, he decided he didn't want to restore it, so I offered him his 50 bucks, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Sand Blast Box air pressure

There's no such thing as a an air compressor that's too big. Only ones that are too small. The garden variety air compressors that are rated at 15 to 20 CFM, (cubic feet per minute) at 90# pressure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: September 28 coupe surfacing

Yes, the main incorrect item is the generator. But lots of original stuff still on this car. Someone loved this car back in the day and was a careful caretaker.
The engine and firewall tell the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: September 28 coupe surfacing

I don't suppose it still has the original popout switch? Looks like the original round tube 28 radiator lurking behind that rare shroud. Maybe the radiator doesn't leak? I think you have really...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Zenith 3 carburetor ??

Let me rephrase that...... "attached sediment bulb". Rather than built in gas filter., as stated above.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Zenith 3 carburetor ??

Scarcity is the reason Zenith 3 carbs are more expensive. I take it you are referring to the Zenith 3 used in conjunction with late 31 indented fire wall and under hood shut off gas valve. I'll...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,424
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: New to Model A

David: So you bought a Model A with a stuck starter? I wonder if the seller knew that? Maybe he thought the engine was fatally seized? Some guys have all the luck!! Glad you got the starter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 808
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Slow leak

I don't mean to be gross, but I check for valve core leaks by spitting on my finger and wiping the spit across the tire valve stem. It works like soap. If there is the tiniest slow leak, a bubble...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Front cross member

Dean: If you can' get your hands on a 28-29 cross member to replace the late one you have, you could experiment with rubber pads at the base of your radiator when it comes time for hood alignment? ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,105
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Too excited to sleep!

When adding the radiator install an upper hose coolant filter to catch any crud in the motor from plugging up your radiator. 30 closed cab

Great advice! Question: I've never heard of an upper...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: An interesting oil pan

Hats off th Chris and Ken for figuring that one out! Murphy's law at work: If something can possibly go wrong, it eventually will. Now we know that even if the dipper tray is loose in the pan, it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,424
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: New to Model A

Another thought... You did take out all THREE starter bolts. 3/8" with a 9/16" heads?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,424
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: New to Model A

Sounds like your starter bendix is jammed into the flywheel. That happened to me on a trip a hundred miles from home. Unbolted the starter, and couldn't budge it by hand. In desperation, I jammed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,255
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: What strange comments or questions have you heard about your Model A

How fast? What year? Gas mileage? Tire availability? How much is it worth? etc. People assume our cars are much more valuable than they really are. I try to set them straight and urge them to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Front cross member

Replaced. Check to see if it's correct for a 29. Should have a raised area where the radiator mounts. 30-31 were recessed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,499
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

Mike,
I did not realize that Briggs built pickup bodies too.
Here is a picture if my pickup and the Briggs tag that was attached to the cowl.
Neil

Thanks Neil. I just learned something new! ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Engine Number

The biggest obvious difference between and A and B block is that he B block has a fuel pump mount on the right side below the valve cover towards the front of the engine. The A block does not.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,499
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

Also have a 1929 Briggs body pickup that I purchased from a good friend's estate.

?? Neil: You mean a fordor converted into a pickup?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Champion C-4 spark plugs

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?p=985740

Here's some good info on C4 plugs.
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