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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,361
Posted By metalho
Re: Hard lessons learned

Thanks for the pep talk guys. Waiting for parts to arrive only to find out I didn't go through my check list has been a real downer. Im just going to order a new distributor from MAC's.........Thanks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,361
Posted By metalho
Hard lessons learned

I've never been very good at electrical problems, and even less informed about motor work. We started having problems on the 30 pickup about a month ago, I have to admit we were not very systematic...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,764
Posted By metalho
Re: Ammeter 30-30

I have a new after market 6 volt wiring harness installed, are you saying that wont work on a 6 volt 30 amp positive ground alternator? Im confused.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,764
Posted By metalho
Ammeter 30-30

Blew my ammeter and ordered a 30 because I also purchased a 30 amp alternator. The alternator is on back order but was wondering if I can install the 30 ammeter with the original generator in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,679
Posted By metalho
Re: ignition keeps cutting out

Combination of the ammeter, keyed ignition, stuck cut-off switch AND GREMLINS! Also timed the truck while we were at it. She's runnin fantastic now, AND I've learned a lot in the process but my God...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By metalho
Re: No spark!

Combination of the ammeter, keyed ignition, stuck cut-off switch AND GREMLINS! Also timed the truck while we were at it. She's runnin fantastic now, AND I've learned a lot in the process but my God...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By metalho
No spark!

I've narrowed my no spark trouble to the terminal box. I wired it correctly and all the connections on both posts look fine, but when I push and pull on the amp meter wires it looses amps. I'm goin...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,679
Posted By metalho
ignition keeps cutting out

Something in the dash is making my ignition cut out. It runs fine until I lift the dash up to bolt it in, and before I even get it in place it cuts out, Im goin nuts!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,104
Posted By metalho
you get what you pay for

You would think by now I would have learned not to be cheap :( Had no sparky on the 30 pickup yesterday. After changing out the condenser, coil, charging the batt I find that the ignition switch is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Posted By metalho
Re: 30 closed cab pickup windshield

Cant thank you enough Gary. These are great! I lost one of the edges on the side from rust, but Im think I can carefuly spot weld some tabs that can be folded over the rubber. Again, thank you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Posted By metalho
Re: 30 closed cab pickup windshield

Even any pics of the rubber seals would be helpful.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 932
Posted By metalho
30 closed cab pickup windshield

Ive got Les Andrews I & II books, and a stack of other restoration books but cant find anything on front windshield info. Have new glass, screws and rubber but nothing to help me put it together. Any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,141
Posted By metalho
Re: Best hood prop?

Wow! Thanks for all the info guys, Im on it!!! I like Tom's idea, keep it simple eh? Confession, the reason I needed to know was I lost the bolt for the bendix spring in the bell housing and had to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,141
Posted By metalho
Best hood prop?

Any of you guys make your own hood prop? I bought the leather corners but forgot to order the bracket to set the hood on and I need to work on the car lol.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,560
Posted By metalho
Re: Big day for the 30 pickup in the morning

I was lucky in having no less than six good men on hand, four lifters and two spotters lol. I ran tape lines on the frame and cab and had put tape and white dots on the frames mounting holes. Very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,560
Posted By metalho
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,560
Posted By metalho
Re: Big day for the 30 pickup in the morning

Yes, yes and yes.........Itll be fine. Looking forward to it. Thanks for ALL the help guys. I swore about half way through the cab wood I would never do another A, that's funny lol......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,560
Posted By metalho
Big day for the 30 pickup in the morning

Troops are all comin over in the morning to transfer the cab to the frame. Any last suggestions? Stearings out, brake and clutch l, gear shift off, mounting holes marked, took the rear wheels off to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,052
Posted By metalho
Re: 30 PU Cab Installation

Welp, todays the BIG day. Getting peeps together to help put the cab back on. Ill be pullin the running boards before that :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 587
Posted By metalho
1930 pickup front splash apron

Do you guys ever install a screw at the front of the splash apron to keep it flat to the frame. I noticed when I pulled my cab off to repair it the front apron was curled up from the weight of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,052
Posted By metalho
Re: 30 PU Cab Installation

Thanks Guys. Ive pulled the steering column out and someone had cut the gear shift before so I just did the same. Im a welder so no big deal. Thought this might help so we don't have to lift so high.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,052
Posted By metalho
Re: 30 PU Cab Installation

^^^^^ Thank you SO much. It looks fantastic, and great info!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By metalho
Re: Quick 30 pickup front fender question

Think I got her figured out. Thanks again guys. Have I mentioned I couldn't have even started this project without this forum? Maybe I can answer a few questions some day.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,759
Posted By metalho
Re: ethanol

How bout NAPTHA?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,052
Posted By metalho
Re: 30 PU Cab Installation

Yup, welts on and punched. I took the steering column out. No seats or doors
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