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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Bill G
Re: Installation of parking brake coil spring ?

For me, it's really easier to take the rear assemblies off and put that $^#*!! spring on while on the bench. It's not that hard to get the assembly off the axle and rear radius rods.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By Bill G
Re: Annoying rattle.

I had (sometimes have) a rattle from the clips that are riveted to the firewall that the hood supports go into. On one of mine, the rivets have really loosened up and I have to compensate by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 02:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By Bill G
Re: using a 12 volt system with the 6 volt horn

Maybe the horn is bad and in need of a cleaning/rebuild.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 905
Posted By Bill G
Re: Battery Isolator switch

Color of the wire is not important. Where the positive side of the battery connects to the frame, unhook and set aside that cable, and place one of the wires from the switch To the battery where the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 822
Posted By Bill G
Re: What Model "A" Book Do You Read the Most?

I entered this hobby a little over three years ago, and during that time I have completely gone through my car. I hesitate to call it a complete restoration, but I literally did do everything. Call...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 905
Posted By Bill G
Re: Battery Isolator switch

In series with the battery. Either side of the battery will work, however, there has been a lot said of the benefits to putting it on the positive (ground) side. Really super simple as far as what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By Bill G
Re: Adjusting the Retard/Advance on the steering column

Maybe you should consider getting a Nu-Rex timing wrench. For someone new to this, it can really help and sets it pretty much right on. I have one and so do many others. The issue in your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 968
Posted By Bill G
Re: Front License Plate Hitting Radiator

My state supposedly requires two plates, but I have a single YOM plate that came with the car when I bought it three years ago. That plate is on the rear. Our YOM plates in Washington don't even...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,410
Posted By Bill G
Re: How common a practice is this?.

People always want to reinvent the Model A to "make it better". My opinion: Those extra two volts don't get you much other than shorter light bulb life.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By Bill G
Re: Adjusting the Retard/Advance on the steering column

You also need to loosen the clamp inside the cab of the car where the steering column support is clamped to the gas tank. You may also need a strap wrench to budge the column even when everything is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Bill G
Re: Tie rod end drag link gasket

I was able to put grease on the new rubber seals to help push them on. Then I was able to stretch them over the balls with the help of a pair of wide-mouth channel locks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,914
Posted By Bill G
Re: Anyone Ever Built or Even Seen, An Original type Greasing Pit?

I know a man who was once injured when he lost his footing on an oily stair step and fell into a pit and screed up both his knees. I can see why they are outlawed. He no longer works in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By Bill G
Re: Steering / Tie Rod Conundrum

URSUS, as has been said, I think you are over-thinking this. When you get the toe-in to specs, both will be pointed straight ahead at the same time. (actually, they will both have a fraction of an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By Bill G
Re: Stop lite Switch malfunction - burned wiring

Does your brake pedal have excess travel? This happened to me once when I was testing my brake linkage with no rods attached and the brake pedal went to the floor exceeding the design of the switch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By Bill G
Re: Coil Resistance

From one Bill G to another, the math seems to work, but the hot coil is not good. What about trying another 12-V coil?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Bill G
Re: 1930 Coupe Windsield Garnish Molding Removal

Yes, move that dash belt rail.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 872
Posted By Bill G
Re: Shifter spring compressor

I used the compression tool from Mikes. That was one of those things that turned out to be a non-event. It went right in. I had an old workbench that I drilled a hole in the top so that I could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By Bill G
Re: Head Torque Question

I think the Ford factory specification was "Good and tight". Maybe "real tight" on a standard head and "Good and tight" on the police heads.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 823
Posted By Bill G
Re: Who sells the best repro radiator shell?

I am betting that Steve Becker at Bert's will take it back. He can also tell you if he has a decent original in stock. Steve has always been very fair with me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2020, 04:03 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 102,769
Posted By Bill G
Re: tell a Model A related story

Woofa, you’re doing all right in my book!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By Bill G
Re: Mystic noise iside a rim?

Werner, I have the same noise on two of my wheels, and my conclusion is the same. As far as I can tell, it is rust particles inside the hollow rounded "bead" portion of the rim.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-12-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,127
Posted By Bill G
Re: Speedometer error

Mine is off too. Speedometer can say 40; School zone radar signs say one thing, my wife driving behind me says another thing and GPS says another. It's all kind of relative. Do I really care...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By Bill G
Re: Coil problem?

With 6v on both sides of the coil when points are closed, the issue is not the coil.

The issue has to be

(a) the points aren't really closed;
(b) the wire between the upper and lower...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By Bill G
Re: Wiper motor cover

I am pretty sure nothing on the Model A was bare brass. I seem to recall that the judging standards say black.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,029
Posted By Bill G
Re: King Pin Retaining Bolts

Even with normal installation, I have had to hammer on them to get them out. Be sure to put the domed nut on the bolt a good distance and beat on the domed nut so you don't screw up the threads on...
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