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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 275
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Building a Travel Toolkit

Heading out for a 4-day tour in a couple days. In addition to all the stuff mentioned (including TP), i can think of pliers, bailing wire, crescent wrench, bubble gum, and of course, bungee cords....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Just wondering if

If you really want to see a case where people don't read before replying, just go to either the MARC or MAFCA Facebook pages. I swear nobody with their little itsy-bitsy cell phone screens bother to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Resonant Rattle

I keep complaining about rattles and squeaks and my wife tells me to "chill out". She likes it and says it is part of the character of a 90 year-old car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 753
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: No air filter . . .

The folks at Renner's Corner say that an air filter will run the carb too rich and the result would be more damaging than a small amount of dust and dirt to begin with. The air filter was definitely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: battery power loss mystery

Maybe the charger is at fault or the connection to the battery. I would check those first. Also, check the electrolyte in the battery cells.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 708
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Change

It's one of those things.... All the stuff of the Model A that we love to hate is everything that gives the car its personality and what makes them what they are. Hell, if they were made to more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Fuse blows even when key off

The brake switch has power to it at all times that comes from the light switch bail. When you step on the brake, the power gets extended from the switch to the brake light in the tail light...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: 28 visor , what are we missing

The visor has about 8 screw holes that allow you to screw it into the header wood bull-nose piece that sits on the top of the header steel cross member. As was said, the 28/29 visor was covered with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,130
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: MARC facebook site

MAFCA also has a facebook page:

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,130
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: MARC facebook site

Try this one: Hopefully Mark will see the issue with his signature.

The MARC facebook page is a pretty active group. Like anything on Facebook, there is lots of misinformation, so you have to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 947
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: 6V to 12V conversion

I am just wondering what would have made it so the choke would not be needed. Maybe when the weather turns cold again, you might find that it still needs to be choked.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Judging Standards on Digital Media?

I believe there are ways for an author to protect their work and still publish it in digital form. However, it would not be in the form of simply a copy-able pdf file that can be copied far and wide....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,209
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Stupid Question #2: how does an iron frame act as a ground on our cars

Steel and iron are excellent conductors of electricity. The frame is used instead of running a "common" grond wire. It was a pretty common practice back in the day and was part of keeping the cost...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Brake rod length adjustment question.

I think it's just a preliminary adjustment and not set in stone. Reason being is that you are going to adjust the clevises from there in the final adjustment. The book makes it sound like it's a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: rear brake drums

Maybe you need shims on the axle. Is it hung up by the drums mashing into the backing plate? Did you call Randy to see what he would suggest? He was extremely helpful when I got my drums from him.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,514
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Mikes model A ford parts

I have had nothing but good results from Mikes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,845
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Transmission Issues

Check to make sure that something is not getting in the way of depressing the clutch pedal all the way. I once routed turn signal wires throught eh gap around the felt to the steering column and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,724
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Where to start?

Welcome to the forum. It would be good if you could put your city, state in the bio so we can get an idea of where you are and what resources you are close to. One real BIG suggestion is to check...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Rear brake drum studs repl

My local automotive machine shop who does a lot of our local collector cars did mine when I switched from steel to cast iron drums. He's one of those who does know how to do it and has the press to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: 1930 Tudor Sedan

It's probably not the steering box. Mine did not go away until I addressed the slop in the way the ball at the end of the wishbone fits into the bottom of the flywheel housing. You should also...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Charging to much

If the ammeter was hot, then it might be that the connection to the ammeter is getting hot due to one of the crimp-on connectors going bad and inserting some resistance. The generator uses the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Parasitic draw at turn signal on column

Make sure the TS signal switch body is grounded. You might have an open ground.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: New clutch - should the throw out bearing disengage?

It's also the way it lubricates your driveway, garage and the street!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,130
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Rear wheel bearings - Timken part number

Back in the day, the spacer was likely cheaper for Henry to put in the transmission than another bearing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,065
Posted By Magicbox51
Re: Radiator fill question

Thanks for the reply and that is indeed a great looking method. However, I was looking for a more simple approach. :D
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