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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 605
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Electronic ignition advise

Before I spent that much money I'd fix what I had.


What problem(s) are you having with the original style. It's a fairly simple straight forward mechanism. JMO
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Rear brakes

Bite the bullit and get NEW ones !
The originals were not meant to be turned. JMO
Paul in CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-03-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,167
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Swirled Glass Shift Knobs

I had one on my 32, the 40 has a large black dice w/white spots on the 39 tranny.
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Rumble Seat Help

Take the back cushion out, look at the bottom frame of the cushion, there should be two "holes". Now look at the bottom of the deck lid, there should be 2 "D" nuts that take two bolts thru the 2...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Manifold

Use the late '31 2 piece copper gaskets. JMO
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Separating Control Rod from Control Arm

Some have drilled a small hole in the column and sprayed insulation foam inside.
Paul in CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,635
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Should I be concerned?

The water pumps move a tremendous amount of water, hoses should be shorter but not a problem.
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Steering / Tie Rod Conundrum

Get the two wheels to sit straight ahead, adj the tie rod so it fits to the steering arms, now set the toe-in. Simple.
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 531
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Brakes

I think most Model A conversions back in the 40's to 60's were a visit to a junk yard and front bearing spacers from Honest Charley's. If the early style (39-42) correct adj is critical as well as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Backfire in overrun mode (load change)

Try re-torqueing the manifolds. What gasket did youu use on the manifolds?? Gland rings?? I liked the late 31 copper gaskets myself.
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: 31 model A

You could probably keep the one you have, but I believe you may need a proportioning valve to the front. Or youu could swap to a dual chamber cyl (some use Mustang) but wiould probably still need the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: 6v driving lights

Go online to Ray's . I believe he may have 6V CLEAR bulb fog/driving lights. FWIW
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Help diagnosing engine knock

Disconnect the fan belt and try again, use a long screwdriver or broom stick as a stethascope.
Paul in CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-22-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: 39 trunk latch

Coupe or sedan??
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Another Upholstery Question

I've never seen anything BUT pleated.
Take the cushion assy to a local auto upholstery/top shop. They should be able to re-do the seat covering in comparable material. JMO
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: vibrates when backing up

What trans are you using?? Do you have the original (V8) style steady rods installed??
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: 1931 Ford 01A Coupe

There's a coupe just posted here on the BARN, almost as nice looking for 12,500$, in NH. Where are you located?
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Slow turn over

CLEAN the ground connections. Install a separate ground cable from the frame to the transmission. JMO
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,196
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: JC Whitney now carparts.com?

I've still got a pair of inside chrome door handles for a 29 Roadster bought around 1958 in my tool box. Car long gone.
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Big range of prices

One of his may be chrome and the other black.
Paul in CT
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Hood Latch Bumper Replacements

I did the same thing (small machine screws), also did the corner leathers, painted the heads black.
Paul in CT
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 786
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Happy Birthday JM 35 Sedan

Many, many more ! ! !
Paul
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,621
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Model A Day at Gilmore Cancelled!!!

Went to a show this past Sunday at the local American Legion put on by "Over The Hill Gang: (Thanks ! !), First around here. Approx 325 cars. Lots not wearing masks BUT distancing themselves. When my...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By 1931 flamingo
Re: Elec novice

Ronnie and Bob C: WIl try this tomorrow. Dash voltage meter still only goes to a little past the red zone into the yellow..
Paul in CT
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