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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,408
Posted By Lee Mitch
Re: Gas tank seeping.

My restored car developed this same exact problem. I installed the later style bracket from the dash after the problem developed. My plan was to "seal" around the old bracket where it was weeping,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,017
Posted By Lee Mitch
Re: Tips to select good Model A wheels

A friend taught me to use a wrench and tap on each spoke. They should sound the same. A broken one will sound very different. Definitely roll them on hard surface as post #2 says. Avoid deep pitting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By Lee Mitch
160-B top wood

I have a slant window 4-door with all the top wood in need of replacement. Can all of the wood be replaced with the cowl/firewall section attached to the rest of the body, or does it need to be cut...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,778
Posted By Lee Mitch
Re: The Restorer needs to fact check its articles!!!

Could not agree more "barkleydave"!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,877
Posted By Lee Mitch
Re: Help with radiator cap spray

Thanks 40 Deluxe. Good to know. Sounds like a good test even if I wasn't having this problem. btw Kuna is a great place!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,877
Posted By Lee Mitch
Re: Help with radiator cap spray

Cross-cut: Great info. I did just as you suggested, but have not tested it yet (extra gaskets).

Sea-slugs: The top baffle covers everything. Darned if I know how much water is in there. If I fill...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,877
Posted By Lee Mitch
Re: Help with radiator cap spray

Replaced that today! Will try it when the rain subsides to less than Hurricane levels around here!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,877
Posted By Lee Mitch
Re: Help with radiator cap spray

Purdy and Jackson: Original radiator, but completely re-cored with extra tubes. Only a couple thousand miles on it. I have always run a mixture of antifreeze and water so I don't believe it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,877
Posted By Lee Mitch
Re: Help with radiator cap spray

Magicbox: Thanks. Definitely not full. It finds its own level below the top baffle.
Redmodelt: Thanks. Overflow tube clear! Gaskets.... Replaced them today. Will check if that's at least part of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,877
Posted By Lee Mitch
Help with radiator cap spray

I have had a reoccurring problem of spray coming under the radiator cap and decorating my hood. It occurs on longer pulls (up a hill) regardless of environmental ambient temperature. It does not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,083
Posted By Lee Mitch
Re: Best way to enter and exit 31 CCPU

The real trick is to teach your wife to wait until you have gone through all of your jyrations BEFORE they try to enter! Inevitable mid-seat bumping/colliding will occur. BTW if you fellas figure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,300
Posted By Lee Mitch
Re: Overflowing fuel filler?

This exact thing happened to me just last week. Filled up (non-ethanol) from my above ground tank. Air temp was low to mid 40's. Tucked the "A" into its temp controlled bay that was around 62. An...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,632
Posted By Lee Mitch
Re: Rear Brake Adjustment Wedge

Sure looks like service brake sticking. However, if it has an e-brake, is it on? Don't ask how I thought to ask that!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,333
Posted By Lee Mitch
Re: Body to frame! Anyone ever have this?

Terry, a few years ago when I fitted the body to the frame on my Fordor I remember there were some domed rivets towards the back that created this same issue on mine. I am honestly not positive where...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By Lee Mitch
Re: Luggage Rack Bracket

They are sometimes tough to reach, but really great when you do get ahold of them. They are indeed in business, especially the trunks. That is most of their business. Their racks and hardware are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By Lee Mitch
Re: Luggage Rack Bracket

Try this:
http://www.varcoinc.com/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,020
Posted By Lee Mitch
Re: Float-A-Motor mounts

Pepeloco, that was hilarious! Thanks for making me laugh out loud!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By Lee Mitch
Re: Outside Mirror Mounts

I had the same problem with my MAC's ordered mirror. 1 fit, I had to modify the other. Mine are hinge mount, where the mirror bracket goes above and below the hinge. I assume yours are the same. In...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,990
Posted By Lee Mitch
Re: Grounding lights

I ran separate ground wires from each light to a common brass bar. I bolted the brass bar to the cross frame using the same bolt that the positive ground from the battery uses. It was a lot of extra...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,481
Posted By Lee Mitch
Re: Lights not working in all positions.

Mine did the same thing. Turned out the switch (at the bottom of the column) was not on correctly. Clean it and keep working with it until it connects properly. Could be a lot of things, but this is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By Lee Mitch
Re: winter project

Very cool XMarine! That would be more than a winter's project for me. About 5 winters to be exact, but a lot of fun. Good luck and post your progress. Avitar is great too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,478
Posted By Lee Mitch
Re: how fast can a model A be restored?

Model A Man- I don't like to do a half-way job, even if it doesn't make financial sense. Since you are in the midst of the restoration, do it right and put a "for sale" sign on it after you get it in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,328
Posted By Lee Mitch
Re: crack in block

Thanks to everyone! It looks like JB weld is the first course of action. I will re-post if it doesn't work. As usual Tom W., I believe you are spot on, but we will never know and it doesn't really...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,328
Posted By Lee Mitch
Re: crack in block

Really? You should re-read my post. Do you rebuild engines by-chance?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,328
Posted By Lee Mitch
Re: crack in block

Yes, it is leaking. That is how I found the crack. Thanks everyone. Where would I be without the fellas on Fordbarn....
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