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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,110
Posted By Gerald1961
Re: GAV Newbie question

Hi folks, does nobody of you use the GAV adjustment for inner engine cooling in high load low RPM situations?

I am climbing steep hills that way and it works pretty fine. The overrich mixture is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,893
Posted By Gerald1961
Re: Model A car names

Ours is just called "The Lady" or "The olŽLady"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By Gerald1961
Re: Temp diff across Radiator

I measured the temperature differences several times to see the influence of ambient temperatures. Adding 10F to ambient seems not to add 10F to coolant but less, even theoretically this should be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By Gerald1961
Re: Idle temp

Steaming and spitting are different things. Check in detail what you observed really. Finding the right filling level usually takes place WITHOUT steaming. My level is some mm below baffle, anything...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By Gerald1961
Re: Odd vibration noise

I got such an annoying metallic rattle noise on our lady as well. No stethoscope, no endoscope, nothing helped, noise came from everywhere. After a wile i found it by chance: We have a 1930 body and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By Gerald1961
Re: deluxe coupe rear window shade

hi Bud!
Since we own our 30 Murray Town Sedan I am after correct shades, with no luck. I am willing to pay your price, almost any. Can you please please help me?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,188
Posted By Gerald1961
Re: Running with out shocks

I have best experience with new shocks from Bill Stipe. They look identical to my originals, which were no more functional and are refillable. The riding improved tremendeously. With springs greased...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2017, 12:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,139
Posted By Gerald1961
Re: Engine water leak

I agree to the answers before. My engine had a crack an cyl1 towards the fan at the lower edge of the water area, looking exactly as yours does. I went a different way, but also successully. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,687
Posted By Gerald1961
Re: 1929 Briggs Town Sedan Interior Pictures

Hi Keith,

i took the original chrome plated parts and blasted VERY carefully. Apprx. 5s on a certain spot, then the surface turned matt. I am pretty sure not to have injured the closed chrome...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,687
Posted By Gerald1961
Re: 1929 Briggs Town Sedan Interior Pictures

Mike, thank you very much! I am really proud of my work. But honestly spoken, it was a very simple job:D. You will succeed easily!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,687
Posted By Gerald1961
Talking Re: 1929 Briggs Town Sedan Interior Pictures

Hello togehter,

i want to update this thread because I finally continued my restauration work on the chrome interieur parts. Unfortunately, swap meets in Europe donŽt give any possibility to buy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By Gerald1961
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By Gerald1961
Re: Brake specialist in the Netherlands wanted.

Dear Rene,
all my best wishes for your health to you!
You are right, noboby knows how long life lasts. Therefore, drive your A as long and as much as you can. So do I.
Some years ago, we bought...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By Gerald1961
Re: Brake specialist in the Netherlands wanted.

If you do not succeed at all: Please try contacting Yesterdays Cars. They are absolutely competetive in brake works and sell fine cars, especially "A"s.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By Gerald1961
Smile Re: Happy New Yehar!

Happy New Year to all you helpful fordbarners.
May all your wishes come true!

Good weather conditions allowed our first ride of the year 2017 today
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,006
Posted By Gerald1961
my Model A in everydays life

IŽd like to start a new thread with funny or interesting pictures of our model AŽs. Let me begin with our Lady as a toe service for my wifeŽs cabriolet. She lost all her coolant and we towed her...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2016, 01:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,823
Posted By Gerald1961
Re: Tool for econ mpg runs. Great Idea & Fun

I also measure the fuel consumption from time to time to evaluate if all settings are correct. Recently, I cleaned and readjusted the carburettor.
Last week I proudly calculated 24mpg on a 180 mls...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,967
Posted By Gerald1961
Re: Advice on noisy transmission


this is a good adress in Netherlands where you can buy almost everything...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2016, 02:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,431
Posted By Gerald1961
Re: points gap keeps closing

I had almost the same problem and found that the point adjusting screw fixation (2nd screw going into the point mounting block did not really fix on my mepro parts. I slightly deformed the threads to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2016, 12:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,090
Posted By Gerald1961
Re: Cowl lights, parking lights and turn signals

My car came with parking lights in the cowl lamps wired parallel to the parking lights in the mains. I did not change up to now though it is not original but looking nice!

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2016, 12:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,133
Posted By Gerald1961
Re: Who has an Oil Filter on their A?

I am using an affordable in combination with a small Mann filter equivalent to the big FRAM, mounted horizontally is is fine to me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2016, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,541
Posted By Gerald1961
Re: Reinstalling Brake Actuating Arm

The brake actuation shaft fits horizontally moved outwards into the king pin cup.But this assembly procedure is restricted by the thread bolted to the spring perch. So the assembly has to be rotated...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2016, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,274
Posted By Gerald1961
Re: Rural Courtship With A Model A Ford

Thanks for the very nice article funny to read
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2016, 12:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,401
Posted By Gerald1961
Re: Oh No! Now how am I going to fix this!

Please consider that glues like JB weld need layers of at least 30-100 microns to harden correctly giving them the high tensile strength. This means putting the cracked parts together will change...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,972
Posted By Gerald1961
Re: Engine locked up

Hi Guys,

as a Newbie I would like to know if the coolant level has changed in the radiator? If the engine is stuck from water, it should be missing somewhere.

Next question:

If the head...
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