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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By fordfun
Handicapped Parking at Hershey?

Is there a handicapped parking area at Hershey? We've always parked across Hershey Park Drive, and then treked the long distance to the Park. This year, for the first time, I'll be pushing a walker...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 935
Posted By fordfun
1931 Ford Ad

While doing some research on another subject, I ran across this 1931 ad in the archive of our local newspaper. In addition to the information contained within the "testimonials", it was interesting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 31,621
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,272
Posted By fordfun
Re: Repop steering wheel finish

Thanks for all of the valuable suggestions. I'll get busy and put them to work.

Bill W. - great suggestion about the potato peeler. Wish I had thought of it before grabbing the utility knife.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,272
Posted By fordfun
Repop steering wheel finish

When I acquired my 1929 Sport Coupe a few years ago it came with a steering wheel cover. The other day I removed the cover and found a great deal of molding flash along the parting line of the wheel....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2016, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,228
Posted By fordfun
Re: White tailpipe exhause briefly after starting

HL -

I neglected to mention that my coolant system is essentially "closed". That is, the overflow pipe is connected to a hose that leads to an overflow reservoir so I believe what the radiator...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,228
Posted By fordfun
Re: White tailpipe exhause briefly after starting

Well I have more information than when I started.

* The cooling system is down a qt.
* No apparent water seen thru plug holes
* Oil does not look milky
* Checked head nuts for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,228
Posted By fordfun
White tailpipe exhause briefly after starting

Shortly after start-up there's a great deal of white exhaust smoke coming thru the tailpipe on my 1929 Sport Coupe with Mod. B head & carb. It clears in 2-3 minutes, and is not present while driving....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By fordfun
Re: Oil Pan Plug - 7/8"

Thanks for the good suggestions. The plug may well be part of a '28 pan. The car was represented as a '29 Sports Coupe, and I suspect it either was significantly altered over the years or may have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By fordfun
Post Oil Pan Plug - 7/8"

Last week, after running the Coupe for the last time this year, I removed the drain plug and let the oil drain for a few days. Today I decided to replace the copper gasket before reinstalling the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,632
Posted By fordfun
Re: What did you trade for a Model A?

A friend I was in school with 50+ years ago shared this story with me recently. It's his story rather than mine, but I thought it good enough to share:

"I traded for this car. The transaction went...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,545
Posted By fordfun
Re: Cracked exhaust manifold

Thanks for all of your responses. I'll clean up the various pieces and proceed to painting them.

Bill
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,545
Posted By fordfun
Cracked exhaust manifold

I removed my manifolds to correct an exhaust leak, and found that the waffle section of the exhaust manifold has a crack in it. I had planned to sandblast and repaint all of these units if they are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By fordfun
Re: Ames Horn ID

Thanks Tom. I picked up a can of self-etch primer and will have a go with it.

Bill
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By fordfun
Ames Horn ID

I noticed some rust bubbles inside the horn bell and decided to deal with it before it got much worse. That lead to stripping the paint off of the exposed components and then giving them a soak in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,716
Posted By fordfun
Re: Leaking Exhaust Manifold

Thanks to all who added additional comments to the questions I asked. My next step will be to remove the manifolds and determine whether the exhaust manifold can be salvaged, as I understand that a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,716
Posted By fordfun
Re: Leaking Exhaust Manifold

Thank you all for your guidance here. I'll be picking up the necessary materials next week to deal with the manifolds and replacement of the gas line.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,716
Posted By fordfun
Leaking Exhaust Manifold

I continue to work down the list of problems associated with the 1929 Sport Coupe I acquired 2 years ago, and Iím about to tackle a leaking exhaust manifold. As youíll see in the attached photo, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,183
Posted By fordfun
Re: Radiator-Fan clearance

Charlie & Fred - the engine is indeed mounted with FAMs, and aligns with the crank.

Tom - Thanks for supplying the clearance information. That provides some reassurance that the fan blade sits at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,183
Posted By fordfun
Re: Radiator-Fan clearance

The engine contains a "B" head (embossed "C") on an "A" block.

I'll check the motor mounts later tonight or tomorrow AM.

As mentioned, the radiator came without spring mounts. The rad. pads sat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,183
Posted By fordfun
Radiator-Fan clearance

After living with a leaking water pump for the past 2 years ( and trying several fixes including tightening, repacking, etc.), I finally bit the bullet and installed a "leakless" unit. This seemed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,259
Posted By fordfun
Re: Backfire

Fredski -
Thanks for the response. I'll try that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,259
Posted By fordfun
Re: Backfire

I had the same problem going down a steep hill today in 2nd gear. The problem eased after shifting to 3rd. How do you check for an exhaust leak?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-04-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,495
Posted By fordfun
Re: Radius Rods fitting - again

Success!!
This afternoon I began to wonder whether might be some "polarity" (RH & LH) to these radius rods. After consulting the references I have (Andrews, Service Bulletins, etc.) and finding no...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,495
Posted By fordfun
Re: Radius Rods fitting - again

I'll measure the hole distance tomorrow morning. We're looking for about an 1/8" difference so that will be a challenge, particularly with the distorted geometry of the old rods. This is the reason I...
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