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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By Keith True
Re: Fan to Water Pump Fitting

I have a couple dozen water pumps on the shelf,and last spring I bought two new aluminum fans.We got to playing with them,and found they fit all but four of the pumps.They will fit the four with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By Keith True
Re: Randy gross

He has always gotten back to me in a reasonable time frame after I emailed him.He doesn't sit by the computer,but I have always gotten a response within a day.He is a pretty busy fellow,he also has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By Keith True
Re: power disconnect switch

If you look in a Cole-Hersey catalog you will see lots of different options.They also make one with a short shank,with a long stem.That one you can mount behind or under something,with just the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By Keith True
Re: power disconnect switch

Those come with different length shanks,you need to buy the one that fits your application.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,260
Posted By Keith True
Re: pinto engine on model A

I like little 4 cylinder engines,and kept a few around thinking I would build something with them someday.I had three 120 Mercruisers,a couple of Tempest fours,and one International Scout...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By Keith True
Re: question

Those radius rods are pretty flimsy,as Rotorwrench says.They have seams,and are not welded the length of the seams.When they bend,they go quick.One minute the car is sitting on them,the next the car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,260
Posted By Keith True
Re: pinto engine on model A

I served a lot of time in Pintos.There were a lot of things you could do to them to make them easier to drive.When the Pinto scare got big,I think it had to be about 1977 my father bought a two week...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,380
Posted By Keith True
Re: Model A Registration Woes

The A used the serial number,it was not called a VIN.The Branham bible,the book used by town clerks for info to register cars states the Model A Ford uses the engine number,and shows a picture of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,380
Posted By Keith True
Re: Model A Registration Woes

Most of these answers are solutions looking for a problem.I repeat,Maine is NON TITLE for the old cars.We have been dragging cars out of the willywags and driving them since there have been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,380
Posted By Keith True
Re: Model A Registration Woes

I don't think any of what you are reading applies to you.You are in Maine.Just like N.H.you can scribble a bill of sale on the back of an envelope,get a verification of VIN,and go register.I think...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By Keith True
Re: Gas-Per-Mile

I have one called the Mile-O-Meter.It was manufactured by a man a few miles from me.He also made a brake testing instrument.You hung it on the window,went X MPH,then slammed on the brakes.The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By Keith True
Re: air bubbles in rad water.

Warm it up,pull the fan belt off,and rev it up while watching it.It will still circulate by thermosyphon when warm.if you still see bubbles,it is likely something is putting gas in there.If the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By Keith True
Re: Rebuilt Powerhouse will not motor

You aren't by any chance using a modern smart charger are you? I inherited one from somewhere,and found I can't use it for any kind of testing without a battery in the circuit.I have some old...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,289
Posted By Keith True
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

In the early 70's I was doing the engine in a Volvo PV 544.The foreign car guys all harped on me,you HAVE to buy OEM parts,no aftermarket for the Volvo.The guy that bored the block for me gave me the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By Keith True
Re: Battery charger????

First,what is wrong with your car that makes it need a charger on it all the time?My cars sit for months,start them up and go.Second,chargers scare me.The new smart chargers scare me the most.They...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,289
Posted By Keith True
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

The Sears nearest me,in Manchester N.H. had their engines done locally.That shop also did engines for Page's Model A Garage back then too.When I was a kid Sears was pretty well done with A's,but I do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,435
Posted By Keith True
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

Were 6 and 8 volt bulbs marketed separately? This has got me to thinking,I have some NOS bulbs,and they are marked 6-8 volt.I have an old Tung-Sol bulb display,that just says 6-8 volt also.While I've...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By Keith True
Re: 82-B Cab - Soft-top to Steel-top conversion

I did one in the early 80's.I didn't bother with the firewall,I was only looking to have a sound cab,not a restoration.i think I used the middle rib out of a Tudor.I also used one of those fiberglass...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,435
Posted By Keith True
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

I have a bunch of new-old light bulbs for the A.They are Mazda,and the packages are marked 6-8 volt.I don't know if they made 8 volt only bulbs or not,I've never seen any,but that doesn't mean...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,435
Posted By Keith True
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

Now that video was worth watching all the way through.I hear lots of people with A's tell me they learned how to do this or that on youtube,Now I see where they get some of these hare brained ideas.I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,282
Posted By Keith True
Re: repro exhaust manifold

I've always had good luck with the repro manifolds,even the ones from Argentina.About 10 years ago Stiener tractor had a closeout on Model A exhaust manifolds,I bought 4 of them.I never knew why an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,332
Posted By Keith True
Re: Cup and saucer with Ford Model A on it

That's a 3 D view of a teacup tailight.To me it looks like a cartoon ghost.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By Keith True
Re: Brakes quiz!! ID the mistery system.

If the drums and shoes are in spec those things work great.I have had to pop a hole with a torch to reach in with a screwdriver and flip the link up.His drums were WAY out,shoes were WAY down,it was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By Keith True
Re: anyone using aluminum radiators

I have used the Wizard ones in British cars,VERY nice.They were not doing A radiators though.Or,they weren't at the time I asked.They could have come up with one,but the price was far more than a new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By Keith True
Re: Question on Trailering home

Shrink wrap works well on old cars.I towed quite a few old cars from N.H. to Florida in the 70;s,and later hauled dozens of boats.Mostly shrink wrapped.It's not the speed or rain,after all that car...
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