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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Mafca canyon land tour

If you are interested in reading it, Doug Linden is writing a travel log of the journey:

https://canyonlandandback.blogspot.com/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,431
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

Shell labelled the Rotella T oils as suitable for both diesel and gasoline engines for many years, using the API star system. The EPA made them stop marketing the oil to gasoline engines because the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Ammeter Reading

Does the new generator have a voltage regulator built into it? If so, everything below is incorrect. The following only applies to a stock Model A generator which is designed to put out a constant...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: early/late steering gear swap

The 2-tooth style column was introduced in mid-1929 to work with the '28/29-style steering column. If you can find one of them, it has the better design gearbox on it and the rest of it looks like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: WTB: Driver's seat for '31 Vicky

Thanks, Chris.

So it looks like we need a pair of front seats, the style with the rod across the front. Anyone have some?

Email me, please.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: WTB: Driver's seat for '31 Vicky

I'm helping a guy in California that plans to reupholster his early-'31 Vicky. He was told by another Model A guy that he had the wrong driver's seat. Hence the search for the wider seat.

Now it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: WTB: Driver's seat for '31 Vicky

OK, so let me check with the guy. Perhaps he does not understand that his current seat is correct for an earlier vehicle. So that's why he thinks he has the wrong one. He may have the correct seat ad...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: WTB: Driver's seat for '31 Vicky

I would say early, because the car does not an indented firewall.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By Jim/GA
WTB: Driver's seat for '31 Vicky

If you have a front driver's side seat for a '31 Vicky in decent condition, please contact me at MAFCAJim (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,435
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: How Far In One Day?

When planning most trips, I start out shooting for 200 miles a day, see where the breaks fall, and then adjust from there.

It depends if it is a one-day drive to get to your destination or a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Charging?? Canít say it is

Actually, the battery acts to regulate the voltage on a stock Model A with a stock generator (no aftermarket voltage regulator installed). You do NOT want to disconnect the battery from an engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 861
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Oil weight

The October, 1928, Ford Dealer Service Bulletins say to use SAE 40 in the summer, SAE 20 in the winter.

Winter in South Florida probably does not require the SAE 20, not cold enough. And if you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: How many Model A Phaetons were made?

Yes, and when the Model A was new, the phaeton was not really a popular body style. If the weather was not pleasant, you got wet, you were cold, etc.

But it was cheap! Only $395 in 1928! (That's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Resonant Rattle

Do you have the 2-piece swing-out hood supports on the car?

My Dad has them on his car and if you swing them in all the way, so that the moving part touches the fixed part, they will tap each...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Steering wheel position

The dealer service bulletins suggest that if the spokes block your view of the speedometer, reposition the steering wheel to have the spokes form an X.

I could not find anything in the Restoration...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Radiator overflow

There is a simple test that can be run on any engine called a "block test kit" to check for a bad head gasket, crack in head, crack in block, etc. I got mine at NAPA.

It sniffs for combustion...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By Jim/GA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: GPS charging on an unregulated 6v system

The various car chargers out there for GPS and cell phone use have varying grades of voltage regulator chips built into them. Some are more tolerant of a noisy 6 volt signal coming into them than...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Re Insurance

I have seen repeatedly in court that waivers are not worth the paper they are printed on. The courts throw them out. Waivers just intimidate average people from suing, but if there is a claim of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Re Insurance

You are correct about the risk to any member that volunteers to be an officer or a director of a local club. If there is an incident, they will be sued for negligence and their personal assets are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,150
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Radiator fill question

You will not see coolant above the baffle when engine is cold. I use a little wooden stir stick that I picked up at Starbucks as a dipstick on the side to the baffle.

When out on a drive, engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 657
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: transmission oil

No. Big mistake. Don’t do it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Gas tank cap venting?

^^^^

The most important first question to ask! The '28-29 caps are pretty reliable; the '30-31 reproductions are a real pain, not venting.

You should never hear pressure escaping when you take...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Original Price?

All good points.

And remember, Ford was a private company through all this. Henry had bad experience with shareholders early in his career and HATED them. So he kept Ford private for a long...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By Jim/GA
Re: Need help near Atlanta diagnosing motor issue

I agree with Brent, now that I see the compression numbers. They are all high enough and close enough to each other to make a valve problem unlikely.

As he said, incorrect coil polarity can...
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