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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,817
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Paul Shinn

I bought my first Model A at 71. I was looking for something new I could learn. Helps with brain cell cobwebs. Paul's videos have helped me time and time again. There is an amazing amount of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By pjdeb
MMO: How much is a little?

Model A has been sitting for 9 months. Want to put a little MMO in cylinders when I have plugs out for clean & checking the gap.

How much is a little? Oz.? Table spoon?

Is it best to let it sit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Curious About the Horn Rod

Thank you, Bob C.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Curious About the Horn Rod

Wires on the outside of the shaft? I am just saying that with all the trouble of removing the rod in say a closed cab pickup and with the sometimes trouble with the contact disc, the cover, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By pjdeb
Curious About the Horn Rod

Anyone know why Henry came up with the horn rod design? Would it not have been easier to put a rotary contact switch and a horn contact switch at the top of the column?

Steel rod cheaper than...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By pjdeb
Need Advice on Emergency Brake Shoes

I recently put cast iron drums on my 1930 pick up. Installed all new service brake components. Fronts and rears work great. Will lock up if needed.

When adjusting the brakes my right rear wheel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,349
Posted By pjdeb
Re: How often does a Model A have a need for a tow truck?

So, if you need a tow or pull onto a flatbed, where is the best place to hook up?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Small mirror, big blind spot

A convex round mirror placed on your side mirror may help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By pjdeb
Re: cleaning 28 gas tank

Member of local club kept having fuel problems. Picture attached to show old sealant that was floating in tank.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Battery/Starter Advice Needed

Oh yes! Bolt broken off. Now I have to find it. Looks like I have to go fishin'.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Battery/Starter Advice Needed

Well, it has been a learning experience, anyway. Removed the starter. Expected to find broken bendix spring. Looks good. Am I missing something in the attached picture?

Back on the idea that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
Posted By pjdeb
Battery/Starter Advice Needed

I have been focusing my headlights. So the battery was drawn down. Battery is two years old. When starting the A, the starter whirls, but does not engage.

Recharged the battery. Read 6.2 volts....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Fact or Fiction: Headlight Lens Gasket

Thank you for the information. Yes, I was referring to the reflectors. Great explanation from MikeK.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By pjdeb
Fact or Fiction: Headlight Lens Gasket

Fact or fiction: the neoprene gasket for the headlight lens has an adverse effect on the bucket finish? It tarnishes the aluminum surface?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,690
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Headlight Help

Please describe what you mean by a relay set up. Thanks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,690
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Headlight Help

OK. So now you know I do not see very well. It is 6000K and 3000K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,690
Posted By pjdeb
Headlight Help

I am trying to improve headlight performance. Need some advice. I have been using standard two filament 32 CP bulbs.

1. One of my lenses might be original or at least older than the other. One...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By pjdeb
1930 CCPU Right Side Mirror

I am looking for a BLACK right side mirror. My pin is free and ready to go. The repos all seem to be chrome. Any suggestions?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Brake Drum Help

I did call Fhane. He was a great help. I hope to drive to Stuart sometime to meet him.

Finally got the drum on without the ebrake shoe. Still a little tight but I will drive it a bit. Left the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Brake Drum Help

I gave up on trying to get the ebrake band fit. If

I take the emergency band out, the keyway out, the hub will go on very tight on the service brake. So tight that I can not pull it off by hand....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Brake Drum Help

Thanks. Mine has to be the shoes, I think. The hub from the other side would not go on either. Both hubs went on the driver rear. Neither go on the passenger rear.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By pjdeb
Brake Drum Help

I have searched the threads. Tons of info on this. Maybe too much for my aging mind to sort out. Just new cast iron drums. All new brake parts. New composite service shoes. New woven ebrake shoes....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Help! Brakes!

Thanks for the help. I had put one roller pin in upside down. The cotter pin was interfering.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By pjdeb
Help! Brakes!

New to this thing. At 72, I thought I could learn something new. Maybe not.

Took all four wheels assemblies off including backing plates. Cleaned everything. Sent shoes out for relining.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 989
Posted By pjdeb
Re: Rear Brake Assembly

Thank you, I thought it was just me not being able to figure it out.
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