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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,437
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Bonnie and Clyde

An interesting read is the book entitled "The Epic Life of Frank Hamer". He is the Texas Ranger assigned to the task of taking down Bonny & Clyde. Chapter 20 is devoted to the ambush and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Striping the Early 1931 Victoria (Non-Indented Firewall)

Bill, thank you for the nice pictures. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By Ed in Maine
Striping the Early 1931 Victoria (Non-Indented Firewall)

I am going to stripe my new Victoria. I have reviewed the Paint and Finish Guide and the Restoration Guidelines. I have the following questions:

1. What is the correct width of the stripe that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: 1931 Victoria, Mounting a Luggage Rack

Thank you Bill, your pictures are excellent. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,779
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Ok, I've got a question for the Northerners....long.

You are not going to like my answer! Find a place in Florida for the winter. "Ed in Maine" is actually "Ed in Palm Coast, FL". It wasn't my idea, it was my wife's and if the wife isn't happy, nobody...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: 1931 Victoria, Mounting a Luggage Rack

Hello Bill, your picture answers all my questions. I will contact Brattons. Two more questions for you, does the luggage rack bracket use the same two bolts as the cross brace and is the luggage...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By Ed in Maine
1931 Victoria, Mounting a Luggage Rack

Has anyone had difficulty mounting a luggage rack on the back of a Victoria that has twin side mounts in the front fenders? I have a couple of problems, the bracket comes too close to the rear apron...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: 31 Victoria Doors

Thank you for all the excellent comments, Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Front generator bearing screeching.....

You might consider and sealed bearing in the front. That's what they use in modern alternators. After it is back together you can't see it and you don't have to lube. As an example consider a Federal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Ed in Maine
31 Victoria Doors

I recently purchased a 31 Victoria and we are still getting acquainted. I find it is clumsy closing the doors when the windows are up. There are no door pulls like I had on my Town Sedan. Pulling on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By Ed in Maine
1931 Victoria Doors, Henry Forgot Something

I recently purchased a 31 Victoria
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: brake pedal return spring mounting

Snyders has an after market brake pedal return spring that hooks onto the brake pedal and to the square hole in the rear motor mount (A-2455ACC @ $5.50. Installs very quickly. Note that it does...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By Ed in Maine
Door Sound Deadning

What is everyone using to put on the inside of the doors to reduce the tinny sound when the door is closed? Thank you, Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,652
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Non-Authentic Paint Colors & Schemes

With color fading with age and sun light it is impossible to determine the exact factory colors. But this is not an excuse to not try to duplicate the original color. This is why you will see so many...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By Ed in Maine
Pin Striping Paint, Color Straw

Does anyone have a source for this color premixed in "One Shot" paints. From the paint manual it appears to be a little lighter than Tacoma Cream. What One Shot paint colors are required to mix it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: distributor shaft

I believe the drilled distributer shaft was first installed in a 1930 Town Sedan, my car! The idea was published in the Restorer under "Tiny Tips" in the late seventies and in a few later issues. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By Ed in Maine
Zenith Carb Float Valves

Recently I have had some problems with my float valve leaking and sticking closed. I would like to know what type of float valve has given you the best service? Where are you purchasing them? Thank...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: 1931 Emergency Brake Adjustment

Thank you for your reply, Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By Ed in Maine
1931 Emergency Brake Adjustment

My emergency brake will not hold the car in place on a hill. I was under the car today and found that there is not an adjustable clevis between the brake handle and the cross shaft. Is it permissible...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Ed in Maine
31 Victoria Ampere Meter

I am going through my 31 Victoria and the item that stands out is that the ampere meter stays on zero. I have a new battery and the car came with a 6v alternator. The car runs perfectly. Looking at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Follow up to Registration Woes

Thank you for all your encouraging words. Just a final clarification, the new Florida title will show the current engine number just like it should. The old VIN has been discarded. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By Ed in Maine
Follow up to Registration Woes

First I want to apologize to the Ford Barn for the confusion I created on this thread. I forgot that my handle is "Ed in Maine." The truth is "Ed" is in Florida because I am avoiding all the cold and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,446
Posted By Ed in Maine
Model A Registration Woes

Today I went to look at a 1931 Model A that is for sale. I liked it, it is a good ten footer in very good running condition. The price was negotiated and I am happy with it. This is the situation:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,183
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Sudden rough running, out of ideas

These are very good suggestions to follow up on. You might try running the engine in the dark to see if there is any arcing around the coil, distributer or plugs which would result in a miss fire....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Ignition Switch Help

I have worked on an ignition switch and it was not a reward experience! I did get it back together and it did work. The back plate is a crimp over and you have to take a small bladed screw driver and...
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