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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Powder coating parts

Someone I know got ahold of an old full size pizza oven. He did a headlight bar for me. Turned out great. He has the room for said oven in his shop. He also has a regular range/oven for small...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,373
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Model A Registration Woes

The state that it is currently registered in may have put a registration plate on the firewall or the inside door jamb. If that state issued a state assigned number you may be home free.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By Magicbox51
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: water pump end play how to stop?

Are you sure it was the fan on the shaft or is it play in the shaft in the water pump housing? If it is the shaft, which is REAL common, you can rebuild or buy a rebuilt water pump. However, a much...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: That "Opportunity Knocks" Engine

Solder will not adhere to rust, and JB probably won't either. If it were a clean crack, I would definitely prefer solder over JB.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Trans Bearings

By the time you get the tranny out and apart, the additional cost and work to replace all the bearings and get new shafts with O rings is all pretty minimal, and worth the effort and cost. Taking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Install generator

Fifty years ago you could probably hold the generator still and even jockey it around with one hand while simultaneously lining up the bolt. I seem to have less arm strength than I did 50 years ago,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: U Joint Service

Get a pneumatic grease gun or you are in for a lot of hand pumping. I pumped and pumped and pumped, and then borrowed one and finally got the grease out the speedo hole. I think Harbor Freight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: push button starter

I ordered and am very pleased with the no foot starter that I found advertised in the Restorer Magazine. I have the ability and access to the parts to make it up myself but I was impressed with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: 1930 Pitman Arm

The steering gear box is just one link in a series of things that affect loose or tight steering. Unfortunately, there is no one single item that will be a cure. At 90 years old, we seem to deal...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 01:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Having trouble with the MAFCA website

They must have fixed it. It is working for me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Why wire up brake "dog bone"?

I had my first experience looking at a '28 last night. Went to help a newcomer to the hobby with brake adjustment. On my '29 the main cross shaft has bushings at each end where the cross shaft...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,293
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: How Many Model A's are left ?

So,almost 6 years to the day from the original question, we still haven't come up with an answer??


:D:cool:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,245
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

We buy all these neat old cars and want to experience the unique-ness of having a Model A. Isn't it kind of baffling that one of the first things many of us want to do is mess with some of the basic...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,245
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

Now, why didn't Ford think of that?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,245
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

In my opinion, converting to 8 volts is either a band-aid or it is dinking with something that ain't broke just for the sake of doing it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 907
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Cold Weather Operation

I always start the car with the clutch pushed in (disengaged).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,245
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

Oh my. Pretty 'interesting', all right. Kind of nutty.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,245
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

No, are there more?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,245
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

To answer the original post, Light bulbs are the main thing to consider, Many have said they have converted and are happy with it. The main reason seems to be the brighter lights which will just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,245
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

Yeah, just wait till you get to the part about setting distributor timing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,245
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

No kidding. I thought it was priceless.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,245
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

Say what??? :eek: :eek:

Take a look at this:

https://youtu.be/LC5SYil9vGw
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 907
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Cold Weather Operation

I notice the same thing. My tranny is very smooth at shifting, but the first few minutes in cold weather, I do experience some grinding. I guess the colder and more sluggish oil slows the gears...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Werner - ask away

Werner: I have followed your posts and I learn a great deal from the answers you get. Perhaps because things get "lost in the translation", you ask questions on topics that might not be written...
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