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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By pgerhardt
Need strange lower distributor cap ID

During the winter, when it is too cold to work in the garage, I enjoy restoring model A parts in the comfort of my warm basement workshop. So I picked up this "lot" of distributor caps for 20 bucks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,140
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: LED Headlights

Well we had a warm day so I went up to the garage and installed the Logo Lites LED headlight "bulbs" (picture 1). The installation time was about 15 seconds. I took a picture with just one side...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,001
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Model A Marine Engine

The friend I bought my 1930 coupe from did the same thing during WWII when getting gas was difficult. He said it worked fine.

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Model A engines were common in the Pietenpol. (picture 1)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,140
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: LED Headlights

I bought a pair to test out and review for our (Fairfield County A's) newsletter. I'll share my results when I test them, but that won't be for a while. It is TOO COLD to do now!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Electric Wiper Questions

I am glad to see you are going through the trouble of getting your electric wiper going. Not many do. The next time you are at a show look at all the model A's that should have electric wipers, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: New Guy

I have a 29, but have to open the hood anyway to shut off the main power switch which is mounted near the starter. It's a little bit of a pain, but relieves any concern of an electrical short/fire,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: New Guy

If you find this to be a problem look carefully at the shift lever. You will most certainly find it bent slightly toward the driver's side, trapping your knee under the steering wheel. This will not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: 29 Tudor pinstripe - wrong & now right!

You are correct. The whitewalls on my tudor are going away when I next need new tires. I just could not bring myself to get rid of good tires for appearance sake. I am too cheap I guess!! :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: 29 Tudor pinstripe - wrong & now right!

When I say "wrong" I am speaking as a judge might trying to compare a restored model A to a new original car as outlined in the JS.

As far as paint finish goes, IDK if Ford would have spent any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,099
Posted By pgerhardt
29 Tudor pinstripe - wrong & now right!

My 29 tudor had a pinstripe when I bought it. (picture 1) It was wrong. Notice how the stripe goes up the "C" pillar moulding, with a smooth curve toward the back, and a sharp angle toward the front....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,304
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Improved steering box choices

I have one on my 29 Tudor. Along with a rebuilt front end and Bill Stype shocks, I have no fear of rail road tracks or wash board roads!

Oh and also That is not a generator, buy a "gener-nator",...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 956
Posted By pgerhardt
$70 bucks for one spark plug!

eBay ad (https://www.ebay.com/i/132892350236?ul_noapp=true)

$70 on eBay or $9 on Snyder's! "There is one born every minute"!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Hidden Turn Signal Bracket.

Sorry, I guess I could have been more clear about the nature of the whole project.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Hidden Turn Signal Bracket.

It is part of an all electronic turn signal system which doesn't need a heat activated flasher, is self canceling, supports indicator lights if you want, and allows you to used cowl or fog lights as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By pgerhardt
Hidden Turn Signal Bracket.

I had to make a bracket to mount a small turn signal switch (to replace the big ugly switch attached to my steering column with a hose clamp) behind the dash rail of my 29 tudor. I made a video of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,434
Posted By pgerhardt
Here is a bargain! LOL

Used VW (https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/volkswagen/beetle/2171078.html?refer=news)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,974
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Excelsior Radial Tires

Interesting thread! I have a question. What is the difference between regular tubes (I put all new ones with metal stems on my tudor last year.) and tubes for radials? If it is just marketing hype I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,135
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Model A document holder

I use one of these:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M4JZZ50/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Slips into the door pocket although it is a little long and sticks up above the pocket.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By pgerhardt
Bad batch of parts

I ordered wire clips from Bert's to secure the wires going back to my new rear turn signal lights. Unfortunately when I went to install them, I found them to be useless.

Here it the email I sent...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By pgerhardt
LED Tail Light Saga Part 2

When we last left this story I had decided to simplify my life and instead of worrying about diodes and directing the flow of electricity I would just install separate rear turn signal lights like I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Need help with LED tail lights

The third brake light in my rear window also functions as a high bright turn signal. Only the right & left turn signal wires of the the third brake light are connected to the turn signal wires coming...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By pgerhardt
Need help with LED tail lights

Ok. So spent all day working on my tail lights without success. I ordered replacement taillights that were already set up with LEDs. The left tail light had stopped working at all. The good news is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Tail Light Question

Every day you learn something new is a good one! (retired teacher here)
I guess that was long before national standards for automobile light colors.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By pgerhardt
Re: Tail Light Question

Thanks for the info. Mine is a early 29 (engine Jan. & Body # April), so I'll switch to all red.

Which brings up another question. The top lights up when the brakes are applied, so the brake...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By pgerhardt
Tail Light Question

I am working on the tail lights of my 29 tudor. The lights on it now are amber on top, and red on the bottom. I don't know if they are correct, or something added by someone in the past. Did model...
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