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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By marty in Ohio
Re: starter rod assembly

WOW. I feel humbled to give Tom Endy advice. My '30 town sedan has the rubber grommet and the metal clip screwed to the firewall from the engine side. Be proud grandpa! Looks like a good car and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By marty in Ohio
Re: Stainless Steel Model A

A couple stainless steel Fords were in the Crawford Auto Museum in Cleveland years ago. I haven't been to the museum for several years to see if they're still there.
Marty
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By marty in Ohio
Re: New Manufactured Zenith Carburators

I bought a new one from Snyder's on the day I got my first social security check! I think I paid about $400 for it. I put it on my car and it wouldn't work. I called Snyder's and they told me that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By marty in Ohio
Re: No Spark--Follow Up

Ralph, How long did it take to make that "silk purse out of a sow's ear?" She's a beauty. Columbiana, huh? I guess you made a few trips just down the road to Snyder's.
Marty
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By marty in Ohio
Horn Rod?

It's Memorial Day and a Model A friend wants to put his car in the parade. Suddenly last week his horn stopped working. We put a jumper on it and found that the horn itself is fine. We put a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By marty in Ohio
Re: Engine diagnosis?

I've heard it said on Ford Barn that many fuel problems are electrical.
Go figure.
Marty
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,339
Posted By marty in Ohio
Re: "Sure-Stop" front brake equalizer

I've had these on my car since I bought it 27 years ago. I think they work as well as the original wedges, but you have to check the linings to make sure they don't wear down too far.
Marty
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By marty in Ohio
Re: Right hand drive frame?

Thanks for your responses guys. I think John is right in that my car (at least the frame under my car) was a leftover before the change. I've never seen the serial number on the frame, but the man...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By marty in Ohio
Re: Right hand drive frame?

Good suggestion, Paul, but I don't know of any of my friends who have original engines (matching numbers.) I know my car is a 1930, but the engine is a '31 according to the engine number. The car was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-11-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By marty in Ohio
Right hand drive frame?

Yesterday I was under my 1930 Briggs Town Sedan with left hand steering, and noticed that the right side of the frame was drilled for a right hand drive steering gear. Several weeks ago this was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By marty in Ohio
Re: Identifying Year Of Model A Frame

John,
You just answered a question that I've had for some time. A friend has a '29 and when we were under the car a few weeks ago I noticed holes in the frame on the passenger side that matched the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,374
Posted By marty in Ohio
Re: Wheels

How bad are the cracks? What year is the car? As CWPASADENA says welding wheels id not for amatures, are you a good enough welder? Maybe you should find a friend to weld them for you. Maybe you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,268
Posted By marty in Ohio
Re: Reducing Fumes and Noise

Like Y-Blockhead, I also have a '30 Town Sedan, and also have installed both on my car. The insulation was a a chore to install with the gas tank in but I finally got it. I like it as it cuts down on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,467
Posted By marty in Ohio
Re: Spring........and electric blankets on the A

I feel for you bigd1101. I run the same in my "A" but I been driving for a couple weeks now in Northern Ohio. My garage is not heated but it's attached. I would think the blanket would work,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,690
Posted By marty in Ohio
Re: Can I run my A on White Lightning Moonshine?

I think this goes back to that urban myth that if said grandpa ran out of gas on Saturday night he just poured in whiskey and got home. Just don't tell grandma.
Marty
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,840
Posted By marty in Ohio
Re: Changed my steering column mount today!

Good for you, David. I called Snyder's a couple months ago and was told they are basically "not available at this time."
Marty
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By marty in Ohio
Re: Zenith carb rebuild

Wow, good responses all. This gives us a lot to look for as we take the carb apart to check.
Thanks everybody,
Marty
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By marty in Ohio
Zenith carb rebuild

Have rebuilt the carb on a friend's Zenith. Runs well until he stops and then the gas runs out of the carb. I know this has been discussed here many times, but I can't seem to find it on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By marty in Ohio
Re: Do I have too much toe-in?

Benson,
I don't know if the toe-in is correct, but it's easily altered with simple tools, nail clippers.
Marty
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,453
Posted By marty in Ohio
Re: Spark advance question

Conaway2,
Jim, after 50 years you should be telling all of us how to drive an "A" I adjust the spark in my car exactly the same way you do. I just do what the car seems comfortable with. Been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,241
Posted By marty in Ohio
Re: The wife and I drive our 30 coupe in to town

Nice ride, Art. We've done the same with our "A" and I've wondered about being in opposition to the "stay at home" ruling, but nobody said you can't drive (whatever car you have available.) My wife...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,100
Posted By marty in Ohio
Re: Which Model A for a coast to coast trip?

How about a coupe with a trunk? I mean a real trunk and not a box hanging on your rear bumper. Anybody know what percentage of coupes were built with a trunk verses a rumble seat?
Marty
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By marty in Ohio
Re: Installing the control rods

This was the most frustrating part of helping a friend restore his '30 coupe. We spent hours trying, with lots of different methods, to put the rods in. Then BAM they were in. Like Jackson says...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,007
Posted By marty in Ohio
Re: Took my 30 coupe out for a spin

Today I did the same trip - different scenery.
Marty
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,230
Posted By marty in Ohio
Re: Nice Town car photo

Brad in Germany blew up the pictures and did you notice the tread on the tires in the second picture? YIKES!!
Marty
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