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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By jhowes
Re: Anyone use a TomTom gps?

I'd like to know how people connect devices to the ignition switch to turn it on and off. The ignition switch only connects the coil to the points and does not provide a way of turning on or off...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,809
Posted By jhowes
Re: LeBaron Bonney vs Cartouche

Am I missing something? I thought that LB was out of business. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By jhowes
Re: Rear Spring

How did Tom know that I had Harbor Freight clamps? Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By jhowes
Re: Rear Spring

Ursus; That's exactly what I am doing. I mounted the main leaf with a spring spreader and then one leaf at a time with plenty of nylon straps and clamps . In the future I would use a threaded rod...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By jhowes
Re: Rear Spring

Thanks to both of you for your advice. I am using straps and C clamps, the bolt is new from Snyders I didn't know about the piening after all is assembled. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By jhowes
Rear Spring

I am now putting the rear spring together and the question of the strength of the center bolt has arrizon. Is that a grade 8 bolt because I am nervous bringing it down to its final resting place. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 676
Posted By jhowes
Re: Is a gasket needed between transmission and bell housing?

As I read this I assume that you are cutting off the trop of a gasket to position the shift tower more forward. How can the thickness of a gasket be enough to even notice in a forward movement of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By jhowes
Re: Brake energizer kit questions

Brent; What is your opinion of the floater kits if one is rebuilding the front brakes as close to spec. as possible? Sorry to steal this thread. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,953
Posted By jhowes
Re: Value of a 1929 Model A Special Coupe driver

I guess there is something wrong with my eyes. Where do you guys find a picture of this car? Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 726
Posted By jhowes
Re: Interest in Accessory "Spark Starter"

I have had one of the Snyder's design for over ten years now. I put it on because of the old man problem of finding and pushing the starter lever. So far no problems and it has never slipped or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By jhowes
Re: Cabin Fan

taffral; I m a little slow so can you post pictures that will show me what you're doing? Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By jhowes
Re: Cabin Fan

Forddan; I have a rubber bladed fan but the mounting is puzzling to me. Did you have to drill holes in your dash rail to mount it? My dad had one in his 33 Chevy but he used it for the defrosting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 860
Posted By jhowes
Re: changing to 5.50 Bias Ply = changing to 3.54 ratio

Now what speed do you get with the 550 tires and the 3.54 rear?
Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,587
Posted By jhowes
Re: Dave Lopes Fordor Model A

The engine and intake manifold do not look ford green. Is that the camera or is there something that I am missing? Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 997
Posted By jhowes
Re: Snow bird conversion at Iola WI car show

History's question wasn't answered. I thinking that they had to cut off the doors and weld the lower half back to the cab. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,340
Posted By jhowes
Re: wire wheels

Tell us where you are located and someone may want to come and pick them up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By jhowes
Re: Got Miss Molly home

I would add that the fuel system can be a real headache if not cleaned out before trying to start it. The tank might have rust or junk in it and the carb should be drained and flushed with clean...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 857
Posted By jhowes
Re: Tillotson versus Zenith carburetor

Don't be afraid to look into the Marvel's. I have all three and for cruising I prefer the Marvel. It seems to have more zip and the mileage is good. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,081
Posted By jhowes
Re: External voltage regulator

I have one of both (Tom W. and Fun projects, John's) They have worked fine for years now. Call Tom and see if he has any at this time. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By jhowes
Re: just curious

I agree totally with Brent. Last summer my brother and I went from Daytona Beach to Vermont. You would be surprised how beautiful this country is when you travel at 50 mph and see the sites. We...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,631
Posted By jhowes
Re: Worst Cars of All Time

I think we are being a bit critical. I haven't laughed so much in sometime. His humor was refreshing. "Rolling roadblock", Not as fast as the Rose bowl parade" etc.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By jhowes
Re: Tillotson carburetors

I have never heard of an accelerator pump on a Tillotson but we learn every day something new. There are people on this forum that carry parts for these and can rebuild them. I would try a search...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,365
Posted By jhowes
Re: Checking rod and main bearings

Railcarmover; I assume youre talking about aluminum foil. Only us old timers know about tin foil. Jack
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By jhowes
Re: Carburetor question

My answer to a question like that is to remove the carburetor and rebuild. Either you do it or have a guy that knows Model A's do it for you. Someone in your club must know someone that can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By jhowes
Differential Carrier Bearings

Does anyone have a good way of getting the bearings off of the carrier? Jack
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