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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 35
Posted By midgetracer
Re: 29 Roadster seat question (Upholstery)

Snyders makes the springs that everyone sells. I would call them. As for repairing the old ones....If they are originals I would probably replace the unit. Snyders may walk you through repairing your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Spare Tire Mount

I may have a used mount if you need one. Send me a pm if you do and I will check stock.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Spare Tire Mount

28-29 plates are side interchangable. 30-31 plates are side specific. Hope this helps
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Rusted block, repairable?

usually pits like that indicate a crack somewhere in that cylinder. You can install new valve seats to solve the pitting, however I would magnaflux the block to see if there is a crack in that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Setting glass

I have had real problems using the neoprene stuff that the vendors sell. I wish they would sell cork/fabric like I am used to getting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,961
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Take a gander at this.

That is not a muffler, it is heat for the carburetor to keep it from frosting up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Gas Valve Installation - thread sealant recommended?

I use a product called Gasoila. It is a paste and used in the petroleum industry. It works very well and I have never had a leak using it. Just google gasoila.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 02:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,405
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Hershey cancelled

Thanks to the folks that had the good sense to cancel. We can act brave until we catch the virus and infect a lot of innocent people. I say follow the science. When a vaccine is developed, I will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Lincoln Bomb sight wheel balancer

Thank you. This helps a lot. I see I am missing the centering cone, and that is why I will not be able to use this unit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By midgetracer
Lincoln Bomb sight wheel balancer

Does anyone out there have instructions for a Lincoln Bomb Sight Model 7471 wheel balancer. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,200
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Were "Suicde Doors" Really Dangerous?

I opened the rear door on my 29 Town Sedan at about 10 MPH. The door was not completely latched. The wind caught the door and it about broke my arm. I did get the car stopped and the door shut, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By midgetracer
Re: model A with a stromberg 97 stalls at highway speeds

I had the same problem, and it was the diaphragm pump. I went back to the vane pump and my problems went away. Both were Carter pumps sold by NAPA.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Which way for headlight bar?

Picture on the right is right.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,146
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Pilot bearing fit

The pilot bearing is a press fit to the flywheel, but not a press fit to the input shaft of the transmission. If it was you would not be able to install the transmission.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Electrical Fuel Pump Wiring??

It seems that a broken fuel line will dump fuel to the engine compartment no matter if you have a fuel pump or not. That being said, I wire mine like Jim Cannon describes in post 2.
Safety is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Ford Key

The Spanish popouts I have seen have only a one digit number.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Hub Hardness and Cutting

Do you mean "cutting the drums"? I see no reason to cut the hubs. sometimes cast iron drums can get quite hard if they are overheated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By midgetracer
Re: 1931 Ford Deluxe roadster stanchion liners.

The original stanchions were stainless. The cups were steel. Liners were stainless and spot welded in a few places to keep them in.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By midgetracer
Re: 30 standard roadster mirror

My stanchions are stainless steel. I believe that all standard open cars came with stainless stanchions. I went ahead and drilled and tapped the top sub stanchion screw for 7/16-20 and used the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By midgetracer
Re: 30 standard roadster mirror

Sorry Bob, I meant 7/16-20. The problem is my screw holding the sub stanchion is 3/8 nf. Again..Should I drill and tap to 7/16 -20.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By midgetracer
Re: 30 standard roadster mirror

Sorry Bob, I meant 7/16-20. The problem is my screw holding the sub stanchion is 3/8 nf. Again..Should I drill and tap to 7/16 -20.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-16-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By midgetracer
Re: 30 standard roadster mirror

Yes Bob, that is the mirror I have, but with a 11/16 -20 thread on the mirror, I cannot thread it into my stanchion screw which is 3/8 nf thread. Do I have to redrill and tap the stanchion ram horn...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By midgetracer
Re: 30 standard roadster mirror

Springer pete, did you retap the lower machine screw to 11/16-20 to match the 30-31 mirror? My lower machine screw is 3/8 nf. A picture would be wonderful I cannot see it from your avatar. Thanks for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By midgetracer
30 standard roadster mirror

Is there an easy way to put a stanchion mirror on a 30 Standard roadster? I really do not want to pull the liner. Thanks.
Forum: Model-A 02-18-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By midgetracer
Re: Metal Valve stems

Sold Thank You.
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