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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,434
Posted By bunnyc
Re: Electrical troubleshooting

My first thought was 'what do these both have in common'. Both powered from the light switch at the end of the steering column.
I'll start at the front.
Much later I learned they share a common...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,434
Posted By bunnyc
Re: Electrical troubleshooting

Hindsight is 20/20
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,434
Posted By bunnyc
Re: Electrical troubleshooting

Yes, tail light and brake light not working. Checked bulbs: OK, then started at the cutout switch and worked my way back. Hours with my multimeter and jumper wires. I'm old and slow.

Final...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,409
Posted By bunnyc
Re: best oil pan gasket rubber or cork

I just changed mine a couple days ago. If you're doing it with the engine in the car, the best thing I can say is at least the old gasket scrapings won't fall into your engine.
I used a combination...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,434
Posted By bunnyc
Electrical troubleshooting

A good ground is essential. Yep.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,349
Posted By bunnyc
Re: Battery Tenders?

I have eleven 12V batteries that I maintain. I use two Xtreme charger/desulfators, rotating every week or so.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,846
Posted By bunnyc
Re: Insight needed re: operating costs

Absolutely the best car I ever owned was a VW Beetle. Easy to work on, goes great in the snow and did appreciate in value. Drove the same '73 Super Beetle for 26 years, daily and all over the US....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,836
Posted By bunnyc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,289
Posted By bunnyc
Re: Valve Cover has Extra TUbe

The valve cover on my '30 engine has the plug shown in the photo. Looks like it could be 1/8" NPT.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,787
Posted By bunnyc
Jack stands

Here are a couple photos of Model A era jack stands that were purchased by my grandfather. They've been in use by my family for 4 generations. I decided to clean them up a bit and retire them.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,161
Posted By bunnyc
Re: Anyone's email been hacked lately?

Mine was hacked 4 days ago. I have an email account with the rural telephone co. Someone in India got ahold of my account and sent out 9845 emails in one night.

My account was shut down for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,233
Posted By bunnyc
Re: Timing lights ?

I use a 12V timing light and degree marker by the crank. I use a spare 12V battery to power the light. I've been told that the 12V light will work with a 6V battery, just won't be as bright. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,672
Posted By bunnyc
Re: chirp, chirp, chirp - Update

Neil in Oz (sommcain) nailed it with his first post to Ford Barn!

Greased the throw out bearing and the noise went away. Happy.

Thanks Neil!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,672
Posted By bunnyc
chirp, chirp, chirp - Update

The last time I started my A, this is the sound coming from my engine at idle (best way to describe it). Rhythmic and intermittent. Stops, then starts again as throttle increases.

At first I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,868
Posted By bunnyc
Re: Camshaft timing gear rattling noise

That is a neat, useful tip. Thanks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 770
Posted By bunnyc
Re: Bunny C's engine problem

Here's the thread. Seems to have been vapor locked.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=204033

Car has been starting and running fine since then.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,224
Posted By bunnyc
Re: Desk lamp - Model A

[QUOTE=burner31;1350740]Really like the piston clock. Very creative

I made a hammer out of an old piston rod once, didn't change it at all...just used it as a hammer.[/QUOTE

Here's his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,224
Posted By bunnyc
Re: Desk lamp - Model A

Way cool ! There's a lot of $$ tied up in that.

My husband makes things out of used car parts too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,113
Posted By bunnyc
Re: Sunday evening joy ride - follow-up

What seems strange to me is that it remained vapor locked for two days.

This happened Sunday; I tried to start it today before working on it and it would only run for a few seconds. Then I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,113
Posted By bunnyc
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,113
Posted By bunnyc
Re: Sunday evening joy ride - follow-up

no. I've run 40-50 gallons through it this summer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,113
Posted By bunnyc
Re: Sunday evening joy ride - follow-up

no. gas cap has a clear hole in the center. checked that first.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2016, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,113
Posted By bunnyc
Re: Sunday evening joy ride - follow-up

Problem was fuel starvation. Here's how it went:

Tried to start engine. Fired after 1-2 revolutions, ran for a couple seconds, then stopped.

Checked fuel level in tank. Gauge said 1/3 tank, has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,113
Posted By bunnyc
Sunday evening joy ride - follow-up

Yesterday I went for a 25 mile ride. The last 5 miles was 4 lane road and I cruised along at 45 mph. Car ran great.
Pulled up to the garage, let it idle with the e-brake on (slight uphill grade)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,194
Posted By bunnyc
Saw this on Craig's List

Too far for me. Maybe someone on here is interested.

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/pts/5745098605.html
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