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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 29 Roadster Seat Springs

Doug: That's what I thought. Whoever installed your seat cushion did not run the listing wire (rotorwrench term). (We learn from each other. ) You have the seat bead that that runs 7 inches...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 29 Roadster Seat Springs

It looks like you have the right front seat cushion spring with the valley for the front cushion crease, but the cover was installed wrong. I can see the cross wire that should be strung through a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,183
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Engine pans

Some say that engine splash pans aid in cooling the engine. I really can't say from experience if that is true or not.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,708
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: A pic from the time

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What was the bell for? Super nice photo/s.


I don't know. Answer is lost to time. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,708
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: A pic from the time

Taken early 1930's on a summer's day. My uncle Walt (looking out the passenger side window) bought this 29 special coupe new. This is three brothers and three sisters. My dad is standing by the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Body Bolts

If you mean the bolts that attach the body to the frame, hardware store bolts will be fine. They are all 3/8" or 7/16". Plenty heavy, as Synchro says.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1931 Deluxe Roadster tackrail

If I remember correctly, the top fasteners that connect the top to the tack rail are installed along with the top. Then you know exactly where the fasteners will go.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Stuck front drums.

Can you get the outside wheel bearing off? Is Is the drum still hanging up on the brake shoes?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: `931 de luxe roadster on You Tube

I saw that one also and agree. Couldn't bear to watch it to the end. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Horn button

OK. If you unclip your switch from the steering column, you can take it apart by unscrewing it a partial turn and it will split, exposing the harness and connector plate.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Horn button

Sounds like your switch is falling apart. Do your lights work? Original light switches usually work better than repros, if you can find an original light switch. Original light switches are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,655
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: '28 Phaeton is reborn

Here's a few photos of a rough ebay Phaeton. These were very helpful when I was putting our 28 together from pieces.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Genuine Ford Jacks

Very nice Paul. From my experience, the early 28 flip top jack is fairly easy to find, but the next version, late 28 through 29 is scarce for some reason. Been looking for a good late 28 - 29...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Installing Interior in 31 Coupe

If your interior kit is from Lebaron bonny or Classtique, there should be instructions included.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1928 Briggs Leather Rear Door Hinges

This is a 28 Briggs basket case. The first photo shows what I think is the lower mounting bracket for the rear door. Shows two bolt holes for the lower rear hinge. Just what you said. So to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,407
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: U. S. Mail

oops, gloom of night might keep this dedicated carrier from his rounds. No headlights. But high water won't!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,407
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: U. S. Mail

Neither rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Happy New Year!

Rare and very interesting. You've got the 31 AA wire wheels and hubcaps. Super scarce.
I've gotta ask. What is the piece of sheet metal covering up behind the drivers door?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,517
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: battery relocation

This car came this way 15 years ago when we bought it. It was "restored" in 1957. I consider this firewall battery setup a novelty, so I left it as is. The rest of the car is a time capsule of what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,312
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Model "A" Cars vs. Their Successors

I have a 35 Ford, completely stock, and it is night and day better than a Model A. Rides way better, quieter, faster almost to the point of keeping up with modern traffic, and so far, more reliable....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,978
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Over Drive

My favorite is the Mitchel with 26% ratio increase. 3.78-1 rear end ratio. If you just drive around town with your model A, then I wouldn't go to the expense and work of installing an overdrive. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 30 AA doodlebug hits the silver screen

Thanks for the video. First doodlebug I've ever seen with a logging winch.. Sounds like it's running fine to me. What happened to 3 1/2 cylinders? Looks heavy enough to drag a good size log. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Re-attaching Drip Rail 1930 Fordor

I have never had a fordor, but Roger Kaufman used to stuff fine steel wool in rotten or loose wood screw holes, replace the screws, and they held tighter. Can you drill a new hole next to your pop...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Photo of the attached "crowner" needed...

I thought my Nov. 28 business coup was "unmolested". Wrong! This what i found when looking for the elusive 'crowner'.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Off topic vehy

Is the check from the lower 48? If so, wait 2 weeks. If international, forget it.
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