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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By abachman3
Re: LED Tail Lamp Bulb

Yes... Bert's has them, item number A13465L. They were $7.50 each about a year ago.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By abachman3
Re: Tillotson Round Bowl Carb.

It is pot metal, like the other Tillotsons.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By abachman3
Re: are you guys putting the little screen inside the iron sediment bulb?

Yes. It can be a bugger to get it seated just correctly. But the screen does help keep crud out of the gas line.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,122
Posted By abachman3
Re: Dumb Question About Nut/Bolt Diameters

The bolt is sized on the outside diameter. The nut is actually sized based on what size bolt fits into it... thus the diameter of thee inside threads, not the outside threads.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By abachman3
Re: Spark control lever detents worn

I have welded up the rods and filed them back to a slight point. Worked quite well... but yes, you need to remove the rods to do this fix.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By abachman3
Re: Position of Indicator on Choke/GAV Rod

It is really an arbitrary position. It depends on the carburetor choke driver and its seated position. They are not all the same due to how far into the carburetor one tightens the driver seat.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By abachman3
Re: Blocked off coolant port above serial number?

It perhaps has something to do with the casting process. Just a guestimate on my part.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,230
Posted By abachman3
Re: What year is my Model A.?

No! Only slightly less than 5,000,000 model A's built... so the numbers do not exceed that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By abachman3
Re: First "Legal" Ride

Changing the Tires, Inner Tubes, and Liners is relative easy. There are a number of Utube videos on doing that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,241
Posted By abachman3
Re: Instrument Panel Light

Shouldbe a single filament bulb, fairly low candle power, 3cp, if I remember correctly. Higher (10cp) get too hot too quickly to be used.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By abachman3
Re: Luggage Trunk Needed

I believe that the damage may be beyond repair. Just start shopping model A sights MARC, MAFCA swap sections, or local swap meets. They're out there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By abachman3
Re: Not Model A but Model A Era

The car is an American Austin. 1930-1932 build. It is a coupe, generally referred to as a 5-window, as there are Business Coupes with only three windows. These were made in Butler, PA. The company...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By abachman3
Re: Distributor drive gear shear

I just had a case where the distributor shaft, in the distributor, froze in place and locked up the distributor causing the the shaft tab to shear off and the motor to stop.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By abachman3
Re: Model A Ford Trunks

Try Ohiotravelbag.com I have not dealtwith them but they seem to have lots of parts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By abachman3
Re: throttle control

We have done them cold using a box wrench. Just go slow and it has always worked out for us in the past. Just put the arm into the open end on the box wrench and slowly bend the arm in the direction...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,216
Posted By abachman3
Re: Fumbled a piston

Cornhuskers is the name of the sports teams for theUniversity of Nebraska. Husking is the removal of the outer 'leaves' husk on an ear of corn.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,565
Posted By abachman3
Re: Starter Bendix bolt broken

We had a broken bolt wedge itself onto the flywheel and we could not get a complete revolution of the motor... had to pull the motor to get the bolt out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,002
Posted By abachman3
Re: Peking to Paris preparations / modifications

The owner of D&D restorations has done it twice... perhaps I recall that one was a 32 ford... not quite a Model A. Info on them below... North of Dayton, OH

D&D Classic

2300 Mote Dr....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By abachman3
Re: Piston orientation

I recently took apart a motor at the museum and it had two pistons facing each way... guess they were doubling down that at least they would be half right!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,052
Posted By abachman3
Re: Zenith or Tillotson

The Tillotson is currently used on a lot of Model A motors and seems to be acceptable. Purists will tell you that you need a Zenith. The choice is yours. If it runs well with the Tillotson, go...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By abachman3
Re: Radiator cap problem 31 coupe

The gaskets that are commonly used for the radiator cap and the Gas cap are a round piece of leather. They do have some thickness to them. Generally I find that when first used, they are almost too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,726
Posted By abachman3
Re: Swirled Glass Shift Knobs

Somewhat common in the model A's in my local clubs. Three of my cars have aftermarket knobs. They are available for about $25.00 and up, depending on the vendor. Many of the ones you find now are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By abachman3
Re: Fun project voltage regulator

Yes I am using one. Have had it for more than ten years without any issues. You need to set up your generator using a standard cutout, to the amps that you desire, then switch out the old one and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,835
Posted By abachman3
Re: Devastating Blow

Wrong info...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By abachman3
Re: Steering box & steering arm

The balls are replaceable... but take note that they are not perpendicular to the shaft. A club member here in the Chicago area made a fixture for this purpose. He cuts off the old ball, drills out...
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