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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 31 Standard Roadster Front Bow

Distance between front irons is 37". Add three or four more inches for insertion into the front top iron. Held in with two rivets on each side. Wood dimensions are 1 1/2" by 3/4" thick. Overhang...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: touring cam improvements?

Thanks Kurt. Got it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: touring cam improvements?

Kurt in NJ
Senior Member

touring cam improvements?
I had a big improvement using a real "B" cam in place of worn original--- both speed and fuel mileage--- want from 54-67 mph, 15 to 23 mpg,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: First A

Nice car. Keep it under 90!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: New Manufactured Zenith Carburators

Bought one when they first came out for around $250. Ran great the first season, but wouldn't start the car the next spring. So took it back to the vendor and he had it "rebuilt". Don't know...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Electric wiper

The Mick Isbel "Standard Model A Hardware" guide specifies: No. 10-32 x 7/8" round head screw. Two used.
Vern: I would recommend that you purchase the Mick Isbell hardware guide fro MARC or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-02-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Which thread?

From the " Ford Model A Standard hardware 1928-1931" By Mick isbell:
Part# 20718. Intake manifold to exhaust manifold bolt. 5/16"-18 x 3/4". Plain finish.
No mention of hardness. I would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: reduce the charging current on the generator

In your second photo, the moveable third brush is shown. To decrease charging rate, simply move it upwards. No set screw, it slides on a track. I usually can adjust it with my fingers. Careful not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Subframe Question

https://brookvilleroadster.com
You can buy an assembled body or individual panels. All interchange with original bodies.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: No Spark--Follow Up

So glad you figured it out and let us know the outcome. Thank you. The before photo looks like this roadster went through a fire? Great restoration!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: No Spark

One more wild guess.. Did you turn the popout connection in tight to the distributor body? If so, it's too tight. A couple turns will do. Otherwise, you can short the buss bar in the lower plate.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: No Spark

You mentioned that your ammeter deflected when switch was turned. That's good and indicates that your points were in the closed position. You also mentioned that your ammeter did NOT deflect when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Deluxe Roadster Carpet

https://www.classtiqueupholstery.com
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: April 1928 Business Coupe

I bought a November 1928 business coupe a few years ago with plans to restore. Near perfect body, decent fenders, original motor, etc. Still sitting, waiting for me to do something. Is this a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,112
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: model b engine swallows

After startup, did you advance the spark by pulling down on the left hand lever on your steering column? Or possibly a plugged high speed carburetor jet? Do you have the B carburetor or the A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Anyone restored a E28/AR RPU?

Thanks Pluck. That would explain why I've never run across any closed cab pickups earlier than May 1928. I have at home a junk Feb 1928 AA with closed cab and a junk Dec. 1928 closed cab pickup,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Anyone restored a E28/AR RPU?

So, the first open cab pickups extended the cab sub rails to include supporting the bed? Never knew that. Then in May 1928, they dropped the rear portion of body sub rails and connected the bed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,350
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: First trip observations.

e: First trip observations.
IMO, too many people don't make allowances for the fact that these cars are about 90 years old and expect them to perform like one made yesterday. When these were made,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Early 28 hand brakes

For what it's worth, I have an October '28 Tudor with the exact same frame cutout and block off plate for the left hand e brake. Engine#566283. Tank # 10/17/28. This was a "survivor" car that I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,203
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 3.27 Ring and Pinion

Perhaps not related, but I put a 3.27 ring and pinion in our 35 Ford coupe with a tired engine and iffy radiator. Long story short, it pulled too hard and would overheat on a hot day. Starting out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Universal Grease Cup Hole Orientation

Synchro: Ford started out with equal spacing, BOP, until Jan. of 28, then unequal spacing until April of 29. After April of 29 the six u joint clam shell bolts were spaced equally. Perhaps things...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Clutch release arm pin removal

We've done a couple here and found that an air chisel with a punch bit will walk that pin right out from the bottom.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: We've lost another one

So sorry to hear. Yes, Herm wrote some of the most insightful posts on Ford Barn. I always read Herm with great interest. The voice of experience. Herm once posted a tip on removing a stuck rear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,622
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Garage Hoist

Al: 2 post or 4 post, that is the question. They both have their advantages and disadvantages. I bought a 4 post 8,000 capacity used from Craigslist 10 years ago for $1400. I love it. It's too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Hinge Pins

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=264763&highlight=hinge+pins+stuck

Lots of ideas here. Never easy.
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