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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Radial sway

Your car was designed to ride on bias ply tires. It is not the fault or responsibility of the tire seller how your car handles unless there are defects. or the store touted better handling for your...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-22-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By J Franklin
Re: T front spring

Try Snyder's Ford parts. I see one listed for about $250.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-22-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By J Franklin
Re: T front spring

Keep an eye on eBay. New are really only a few hundred dollars and will last longer than you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 815
Posted By J Franklin
Re: B Distributor Initial Timing

I time mine by ear since I still have the A gear cover. I will note your answers for reference.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Model a instruction book

Reproduction manuals usually credit PolyPrints as the publisher.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,126
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Cleaning Silvered Plated Lamp Reflectors

Sorry for the hijack but it reminded me of a time in my youth. We got to a cheesy motel in the Mohavie desert in the middle of summer, sign said POOL! That pool was a color towards a few shades of...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-16-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By J Franklin
Re: How do you test a magneto coil ring?

Test to make sure the coils are isolated from the frame and no breaks between the coils. An ohmmeter works for this.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Eaton cap ID help

Looks like mine. Does it have the gasket? Or is the gasket too thick?
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-13-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By J Franklin
Talking Re: Tire question

In Michigan, I would take it to a Ford Dealership and then laugh at them if they couldn't do the job!
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-13-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Tire question

I took mine to the local tire store it was relatively cheap and painless.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By J Franklin
Re: thoughts of(for) Medford, OR

The town of Blue River is in all sense gone as well as some other smaller towns. Our McKenzie A's president may have lost their model a as they had to leave it behind during evacuation. Said the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,003
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Fumbled a piston

If it is just for running display I would use the piston after checking it over carefully and doing as Big hammer suggests. It will be easy on it since it won't be under load or speed.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-07-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,282
Posted By J Franklin
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Crap - can't reply to a seller

Are you sending a private message?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 890
Posted By J Franklin
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 890
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Firestone tires Too Big?

Your Firestone tires will work just fine. If you do buy wrong size tires You shouldn't expect the seller to accept returns.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,262
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Hydraulic Brake Blunder

Weld it and re-paint the damaged area.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2020, 01:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,087
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Tough Old Ford

That's in the desert, so the hood is in the trailer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 966
Posted By J Franklin
Re: How are 28-29 and 30-31 radiators different?

I am beginning to think you should leave this part of the project until the body is in place. To get things running just use the radiator as is for now. I think you are working/worrying too far ahead.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,563
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Marvel Mystery Oil

I thought the instructions were on the container.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 966
Posted By J Franklin
Re: How are 28-29 and 30-31 radiators different?

Have you installed the 2 rods from the firewall yet?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Replacing fuel shut off problem

Sometimes a shot of WD-40 or such helps.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 966
Posted By J Franklin
Re: How are 28-29 and 30-31 radiators different?

Install the rods from the firewall as they were, and see how far off the hood fits. the rods have some adjustment capability.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-26-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By J Franklin
Re: why ???????

I'm guessing you are trying to post in the wrong area. The bumps to your posts don't help either I read.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-24-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Got the 24 coupe running

You could post a photo so we could see your joy.
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