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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By mike657894
Re: IL-2 and AA collison

Oh my. I would like to see the A after repair. Wondering if they found a carpenter and it looked nice or if it just got wood screwed over the holes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By mike657894
Re: The Fordor you have when you're not having a Fordor.

Its hard to look at. That body flys out past those back fenders a lot. The top material is in the tudor style.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By mike657894
Re: Returning member, changing priorities

In my briggs a lot of it is straight stuff. you could probably get away mostly with 1x4 from the lumber yard. it all gets hidden.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 984
Posted By mike657894
Re: Smooth Shifting The Model A

I like how you layed it out. Very clear.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By mike657894
Re: New to Ford Model A

I have a non original horn with that shape but short. It was broken but very close to fit the harbor freight ahooga horn to it. Just had to drill the holes with a 1/4in bit and that moved the holes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 882
Posted By mike657894
Re: Positive Ground

im half dumb and havent broken a multi meter yet. its all the same with the polarity reversed. get some sand paper and get to scratching and shining. use your meter set to continuity or ohms to test...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,508
Posted By mike657894
Re: What have you found working on your A?

i found a single cracker jack dice. similar to the small ones in this picture i found on google. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/91/b8/5b/91b85b65290261850d0139944fd593cf.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By mike657894
Re: Need help polishing a 1931 grill shell

i used to use mothers have switched to maguires cleaner wax. 2000 3000 they have some in the small strips at home depot. auto body paint shops have high number paper.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,537
Posted By mike657894
Re: cracked cyl head

have you thought about a high comp head? A used head should be surfaced by a machine shop. or honed. But that takes some knowledge and skill and enough effort to activate some tennis elbow.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,113
Posted By mike657894
Re: Fire wall grommet

Measure the hole. It may be easier to go to home depot than drill a hole. I forgot to put a choke rod set on my last order. I dug into some drawers and found a grommet that was a perfect fit for the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 823
Posted By mike657894
Re: Engine Oil Analysis

to remove condensate you would have to get the oil up to a temp it will steam the water out and keep it there. The oil has its own schedule of heating up because its not circulating around the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,192
Posted By mike657894
Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

Yeah use stainless! Then the repairs last so long you forget about them. till the wire fatigues in northern iowa on the way to Minneapolis five years later. Your radiator comes in to the fan at 7 pm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,192
Posted By mike657894
Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

Im working on a 65 mustang. making a hot rod out of that. just to keep my hands off the A. I did a little go fast mods on my 78 k 10 and quickly realized that will get louder but wont get much...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By mike657894
Re: Rear backing plate bolts too long,did search.

hack job jim here. just take the bolts over to the bench grinder take off a little length then sharpen the bolt at the end so it will thread nicely. Usually doing that will help me find the bracket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By mike657894
Re: Exhaust manifold torque spec

ive heard 35-55. 45 is what I do. 75-100 will crack the manifold. both at one time if your real lucky.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 712
Posted By mike657894
Re: another project? our gas level gauge inop

the suppliers have a cheap wrench. If your chrome is garbage you can grip it with channel locks but it will booger it all up. You could try to wrap your pliers jaws with electrical tape. Its pretty...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,290
Posted By mike657894
Re: Asking for a favor

my clutch chattered because a former helper of my grandpa thought he could fix a stuck clutch by playing with the adjusters through the hole with no plan on how to do that. The fix for that was to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By mike657894
Re: Hand riveting tool ?

or just weld a piece of steel on the other side of the clamp
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By mike657894
Re: I went and done it now.

http://modelabasics.com/Starting%20&%20Driving.htm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,059
Posted By mike657894
Re: 1930-31 Model A pickup fenderless

if you have fenders and they are rough a decent fab guy could probably fix them up to decent condition in little time.


Mine had many dents and 4 tears/cracks. I fixed them up in a day or two of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,059
Posted By mike657894
Re: 1930-31 Model A pickup fenderless

If you want a clean look for a step use the brackets and some 1in weathered hard wood planks.



every genre has a stance and they are all terrible except maybe a little low in the front and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By mike657894
Re: Hand riveting tool ?

I was just thinking about this. One might take a c clamp knock off the anvil on the screw and sharpen the ball to a point and it might make a simple riveter. I have a few other tools I want but cant...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By mike657894
Re: piston hit the head

What kind of head do you have? If its a cut down stock one you may want to get a new 5.5 head and see if that has a better clearance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,252
Posted By mike657894
Re: My 1st decent drive of Model A and discussion

you probably need a radiator. It may not be draining back enough for the poor seal of a thermo quail. high comp head and big tires will give you 55.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,294
Posted By mike657894
Re: Did you restore the car yourself?

just say its in constant restoration its almost 100 years old.
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