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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: 35 Ford Hubcaps

Wood wedge or one of those plastic (really strong) ones that Stihl sells for driving in a tree. Just something to get it started to where you can grab it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: 1929 front crossmember

I think they made a change in the cross member during 29 in preparation for the 30s and used them on the 29 style with different mounting some how. So if my memory is right, they were interchangeable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,267
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: Luray Swap meet

I was there late tuesday and wednesday, I really enjoyed talking to everyone and I brought home a pile of parts for my off road A project including 4 21 inch wheels at $10 each. Looked in a trash can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,590
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: Those were the days....

The dollar is worth a tenth of what it was back in the 70s so you would have to put it in today's money I guess. When the Model A was new the money was backed by gold and silver, that is why coins...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,267
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: Luray Swap meet

I am planning on going, I have not been before, they called the spring one off so I was glad to see this special one get scheduled.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,255
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: lost interest in 2013, working on it again.

I think the 29 is very close to the 30-31 other than the cowl where there is no wood so you wouldn't be far off going by that. Even the trunk lids are the same. I have a 30 coupe with no interior if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: Running engine with no dip stick?

I got a late 28 motor off of craigslist, covered in grease and road dirt, I only bought it because of the price and all the dirt kind of told me that nobody had messed with it in the last 70 years or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,305
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: It ran when parked ..... at the bottom of the lake

The manifold might still be good, I could use it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 773
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: Fuel leaking when shut off valve is closed

I have rebuilt several original valves, they aren't hard to rebuild once you pry off the washer from the shaft that sits on the packing. I used graphite rope to repack them with. The only one that I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,156
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: Engine sits too high for hand crank engagement

My unrestored car is like that though I can get the crank in while I am timing the engine, it doesn't disengage properly to where if I forget about it, the crank spins when I start the engine. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,076
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: Rain

We must have had the same rain that you were in over here, it rained hard for a long time. I have a vacuum powered fan on my tudor but I don't think it would have done a whole lot in that rain with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: Carb identify

Attached are photos from the 1948 Sears catalog showing the carburetor and the price for the core Zenith that they want in exchange. Not sure what they did with the Zeniths that they got as they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: Do YOU single-clutch ?

I single clutch going up and most of the time down shifting but double clutch if my speed it up when down shifting. My uncle could shift a model A without using the clutch at all, it was amazing to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: Installation of parking brake coil spring ?

I think they put them on while the body is off on the assembly line which is how I did it, easier when standing over it than laying under it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: Manifold

I have not tried it but I have heard of mounting the manifold that has sagged up side down and heating it really hot and putting a weight on the exhaust end and letting it sag back into proper...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: Separating Control Rod from Control Arm

The springs should keep things tight, a lot of the housings are cracked right behind where the shafts come out are painted and patched. Could there be a hidden crack in the column housing itself?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: Brass fuel shut-off valve binding.

I have rebuilt them and the least little rusty gas will kind of start clogging it up. It is just a brass cone that fits perfectly in the brass housing. there is a hole that lines up to allow gas to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: Voltage Regulator??

Three brush delco remy uses a 2 point regulator which functions like a cut out and the 2 brush uses the 3 point regulator. Tractors used the same set up and there are documents and videos on line...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 936
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: Fun project voltage regulator

I have a delco remy generator and regulator hooked up but haven't done a first start yet. I found a lot of help on youtube as a lot of old tractors used that system and some sites and videos go into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,022
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: What Model "A" Book Do You Read the Most?

I find the service bulletins to be where I look, there are many finger prints on the book and pages as it stays out with the cars.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,014
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: "Doodlebug"

Looks like may be a delco remy generator and regulator on the firewall. Very similar to what was on many tractors so if it works leave it. People with old tractors will be familiar with it, more so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: Model A won't start

They may have done you a favor by letting the old gas out though probably not a safe thing to do.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: Starter switch gasket

It doesn't insulate the starter switch housing since it screws into the starter so I think the purpose could be in case something went wrong with the internal moving part, in case it broke, it would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,125
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: Misfire and backfire when hot

What did you last work on just before it started acting up? I know it has gotten worse but just wondering if some of the history might be a tip off for what direction to look. I had a new condenser...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By Sunnybrook Farm
Re: connect the capacitor outside

Condensers are near the points in distributors for decades because they perform best at that location otherwise they would have put them on the firewall to start with, just like the coil.
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