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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,292
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Smooth Shifting The Model A

Agreed. I almost never double clutch from 1st to 2nd. However it was suggested to me by our "club mechanic" that I rev a little higher before shifting to 3rd to avoid lugging the engine. Doing the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,292
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Smooth Shifting The Model A

[QUOTE=Forddan;1810906]Hi

Can someone explain me what exactly will be the process of "Double Clutching ".

What I quoted above I always assumed that was double clutching.

In other words, for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,292
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Smooth Shifting The Model A

Go too FairfieldcountymodelA.club (http://fairfieldcountymodelA.club)

And find out all about us. There you can see any of our newsletters, and there are lots of videos and pictures there as well....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,292
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Smooth Shifting The Model A

Step 3 throttle blipping (rev matching) lets you complete the down-shift a little sooner than just waiting in neutral for the engine to slow down.

But as I said, if it is working for you, keep...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,292
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Smooth Shifting The Model A

I had a friend who bought a Jaguar with a bad hydraulic clutch It took about 6 pumps to make it work! It also leaked oil onto the exhaust manifold which resulted in blue smoke coming out of the hood...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,292
Posted By pgerhardt
Smooth Shifting The Model A

I am the newsletter editor for our model A club, the Fairfield County (CT) A's. I have written this short article to help members who may be having trouble smoothly shifting their model A. Since I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Model A horn question

Found them. THANKS!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By pgerhardt
Model A horn question

What size is the screw that holds the horn cover on the model A horn (mine is a Stewart Warner)?

It looked like a 10-32, but it is not. The thread count is 32, the size is however, slightly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Need strange lower distributor cap ID

Here is a picture of one on a car:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,861
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Gas?

Yes, but the goal is to reduce as much as possible the surface area where the atmosphere contacts either the fuel where moisture absorption can occur, or the surface of the tank where condensation...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,861
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Gas?

I would recommend just the opposite. I fill my tank to the very brim. (Although shutting off the fuel and running the carb dry is a good idea.) An empty tank is an invitation for condensation and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,031
Posted By pgerhardt
Need strange lower distributor cap ID

During the winter, when it is too cold to work in the garage, I enjoy restoring model A parts in the comfort of my warm basement workshop. So I picked up this "lot" of distributor caps for 20 bucks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,169
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: LED Headlights

Well we had a warm day so I went up to the garage and installed the Logo Lites LED headlight "bulbs" (picture 1). The installation time was about 15 seconds. I took a picture with just one side...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,356
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Model A Marine Engine

The friend I bought my 1930 coupe from did the same thing during WWII when getting gas was difficult. He said it worked fine.

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Model A engines were common in the Pietenpol. (picture 1)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,169
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: LED Headlights

I bought a pair to test out and review for our (Fairfield County A's) newsletter. I'll share my results when I test them, but that won't be for a while. It is TOO COLD to do now!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,216
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Electric Wiper Questions

I am glad to see you are going through the trouble of getting your electric wiper going. Not many do. The next time you are at a show look at all the model A's that should have electric wipers, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,318
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: New Guy

I have a 29, but have to open the hood anyway to shut off the main power switch which is mounted near the starter. It's a little bit of a pain, but relieves any concern of an electrical short/fire,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,318
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: New Guy

If you find this to be a problem look carefully at the shift lever. You will most certainly find it bent slightly toward the driver's side, trapping your knee under the steering wheel. This will not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,292
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: 29 Tudor pinstripe - wrong & now right!

You are correct. The whitewalls on my tudor are going away when I next need new tires. I just could not bring myself to get rid of good tires for appearance sake. I am too cheap I guess!! :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,292
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: 29 Tudor pinstripe - wrong & now right!

When I say "wrong" I am speaking as a judge might trying to compare a restored model A to a new original car as outlined in the JS.

As far as paint finish goes, IDK if Ford would have spent any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,292
Posted By pgerhardt
29 Tudor pinstripe - wrong & now right!

My 29 tudor had a pinstripe when I bought it. (picture 1) It was wrong. Notice how the stripe goes up the "C" pillar moulding, with a smooth curve toward the back, and a sharp angle toward the front....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,785
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Improved steering box choices

I have one on my 29 Tudor. Along with a rebuilt front end and Bill Stype shocks, I have no fear of rail road tracks or wash board roads!

Oh and also That is not a generator, buy a "gener-nator",...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By pgerhardt
$70 bucks for one spark plug!

eBay ad (https://www.ebay.com/i/132892350236?ul_noapp=true)

$70 on eBay or $9 on Snyder's! "There is one born every minute"!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Hidden Turn Signal Bracket.

Sorry, I guess I could have been more clear about the nature of the whole project.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Hidden Turn Signal Bracket.

It is part of an all electronic turn signal system which doesn't need a heat activated flasher, is self canceling, supports indicator lights if you want, and allows you to used cowl or fog lights as...
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