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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By 160B
Re: Rewiring . . . What would you do different?

Only way to go!!! If you have problems on road trips you can get help from those traveling with you because it matches the wiring diagrams!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By 160B
Re: Sport Coupe to Cabriolet conversion

Here is a couple of photos.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By 160B
Re: Sport Coupe to Cabriolet conversion

Here is a photo of a Cabriolet and a Sport Coupe, use the recommended procedure in post #2 and #3
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,498
Posted By 160B
Re: What have you found working on your A?

I found these 20 years ago under the front carpet of the 1931 160B that I had just purchased
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,466
Posted By 160B
Re: How Far In One Day?

Terry, It was a trip that went "lets go to the next town, its too early to stop", and soon we were home. There were two of us traveling together. That was 16 years ago and we are happy to get a 250...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,466
Posted By 160B
Re: How Far In One Day?

My longest day in a Model A ford was our return trip from the MAFCA NWRM Calgary, Alberta Canada July 15 - 23 2003. We traveled from Cranbrook BC Canada to Port Orchard WA in one day 502 miles (809...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 986
Posted By 160B
Re: Building a Travel Toolkit

Here is a list I made several years ago, it is broken down in three lists, tools, parts, and supplies with an code for location, TB (tool box), T (trunk), US (under seat), and the blanks are for item...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 972
Posted By 160B
Re: No air filter . . .

This is an age old subject.

see the below threads, and draw your own conclusion.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=264971

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=259524...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By 160B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By 160B
Re: Anyone use a TomTom gps?

FWIW


The Model A Ford is a thing of the past!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By 160B
Re: Anyone use a TomTom gps?

I use a Garmin navigator and have a small 12 volt battery 9Ah Rechargeable Sealed Lead Acid AGM Battery under the front seat. I connect to the battery with a Car Accessory female Cigarette Lighter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,612
Posted By 160B
Re: misdiagnosis based on assumptions

Mike,

Also note the pins holding your emergency brake shoe are not installed correctly. The link pins are installed so the cotter pins are inboard like the Tom Wesenberg photo above. The way you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,612
Posted By 160B
Re: misdiagnosis based on assumptions

Sometimes finding the problem is harder than fixing the problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By 160B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,274
Posted By 160B
Re: Rearching brake shoes.

FWIW

Several years ago I had a situation where there was not time to redo a brake job that had been completed years before in a restoration project. The brake work had been done by the owner with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,274
Posted By 160B
Re: Rearching brake shoes.

FWIW

If you bend the shoe you change the centerline distance between the holes that you use to mount the shoe. The result is that when you install the re-arced shoe it is not properly centered...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By 160B
Re: $32.99 !

You need to look at the rest of his listings, trolling for big $$$$ profits!!!


The lowest priced item is a Tail Light 6 Volt Bulb 8 Watts for 1928-32 Ford Model A for ONLY $25.99, but shipping...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By 160B
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 941
Posted By 160B
Re: Radiator Drain Cock rebuild kits...

Steve here is a online source for Brass cotter pins, not sure what size you need but they have a pretty good selection with the following Diameter 1/16", 5/64", 3/32", 7/64", 1/8", 5/32", 3/16", 1/4"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By 160B
Re: Carburetor question

What kind of air filter are you using. If it is a paper pleated, take it off and throw it away. The commercial paper filters sold by the Model A vendors are not adequately sized for an adequate air...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,305
Posted By 160B
Re: Start up w/o coolant, REALLY !

FWIW

Here are the instructions that come with the head gasket that is used by a reliable engine rebuilder in our club.

The only deviation he recommends is to not put coolant in the cooling...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By 160B
Re: Help Identify 31 Slant Window Fordor

Some of this has already been posted but here is my summary on the 1931 Slant window 160A, B, C

As far as Murray or Briggs, when Ford built the 31 Slant Window he had Murray and Briggs build the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,003
Posted By 160B
Re: So what is an AR?

fwiw

If you look at the Restoration Guidelines and Judging Standards, Section A Early 1928's Section A-1 pages A-1 through A-17 Revised 2016. This section address all the unique characteristics of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By 160B
Re: Zenith 2 float level

The difference is that the Zenith 1 was made by Zenith, and the Zenith 2 was made by Holley.

They are basically the same except for some minor casting differences that do not affect...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By 160B
Re: 1930 speedometer change

Confirmed!!

RG&JS 6-3 Revised 2016 "A round shaped speedometer was introduced with the new instrument panel in June 1930."
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