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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,612
Posted By Steve Wastler
Re: How to remove Quail Radiator Cap

Jwilliams81 is good for the 30-31 caps, the 28-29 screw on caps have a small set screw on the backside under hinge.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,879
Posted By Steve Wastler
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,827
Posted By Steve Wastler
Re: Lift points - Model A

Much better thanks for posting follow up
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By Steve Wastler
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,827
Posted By Steve Wastler
Re: Lift points - Model A

Donít be this guy
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,827
Posted By Steve Wastler
Re: Lift points - Model A

I for sure would NOT want to be under that where you have in your third picture, way too far forward on the lift and completely unsafe. As others have said use close to rear motor mounts for front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,135
Posted By Steve Wastler
Re: Replacement Ignition Switch

I would never buy from Macs anything. Try Brattons or Bert’s
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,083
Posted By Steve Wastler
Re: 1928 Model A AR Brakes

Correct mechanical brakes will stop extremely well when adjusted correctly, keep trying
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,311
Posted By Steve Wastler
Re: i give up

Try valance
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By Steve Wastler
Re: Sad News: Harold Looney passed.

Sorry for the loss, earlier pioneers are missed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,457
Posted By Steve Wastler
Re: Engine number

The postal service did brand some items, tires later spark plugs, etc. but my unrestored 31 postal truck has nothing branded. Depends on the local POD garages at the time. You likely have a rebuilt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,294
Posted By Steve Wastler
Re: Sound deadening in a roadster door

For sure there was sound deadening in some doors, guarters and trunk rumble lids. I like the 6x50 rolls of window sealer from Home Depot or such. It’s rubber, self stick only about 1/8” thick cuts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,182
Posted By Steve Wastler
Re: 30 model A water pump ID help

Water pump not from mail truck
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,611
Posted By Steve Wastler
Re: Cracked Block Options

By the looks of it this one has none of the ‘upgrades’ you referenced. Would have been better taken care of. If you only have a cup of oil in 3 days you need to drop the oil pan and clean out the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,428
Posted By Steve Wastler
Re: Mail truck question

Thanks, not the best pictures and many liberties taken in a reconstructed mail truck, could be a fun vehicle for one not looking to be correct....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,428
Posted By Steve Wastler
Re: Mail truck question

Restored? Unrestored? Link? Can’t find nothing......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,301
Posted By Steve Wastler
Re: Cam / distributor gear back lash?

Before you start and run, be wise and drop your oil pan and clean the sludge, along with open valve galley and clean as well. Many a still decent engine is ruined in the first 5 minutes of running...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By Steve Wastler
Re: 30 Model A roadster top question

Top won’t need modified, it will be a weird line, but it’s yours. The top material will not line up at bottom rear for attachment
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,428
Posted By Steve Wastler
Re: Mail truck question

Decommissioned in 1954, and the only portion Ford played was supplying the body by others chassis, body builders supplied the bodies and the POD garages married the two. Some electrical differences...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,428
Posted By Steve Wastler
Re: Mail truck question

When were these trucks taken out of service? 1950s?[/B]

The POD decommissioned them in 54, most postal authorities speculate each one had roughly 1 million miles of road usage....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,661
Posted By Steve Wastler
Re: Everyone's Favorite Game: Name That Noise

Chasing potentially harmful noises isn’t really fun. Try using a section of broom handle, long screw driver or pry bar, or my favorite a mechanics stethoscope from harbor freight to help isolate area...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,969
Posted By Steve Wastler
Re: Floor boards

6 volt tractor battery’s at tractor supply still twist on caps to add water or acid to top off just bought one 3 weeks ago, $79.00. I prefer this type of serviceable battery better fwiw....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,428
Posted By Steve Wastler
Re: Mail truck question

Not true, Original running chassis supplied by ford were supplied with champion 3x just like every A and AA. The Firestone POD plugs were installed by the post office garages as replacement plugs...
Forum: Model-A 05-08-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 325
Posted By Steve Wastler
Forum: Model-A 05-08-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 362
Posted By Steve Wastler
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