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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,693
Posted By fundytides
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

Back in the late 1950's I bought and sold a few Model A's one summer (kept one which I still have). I sold a 30 sedan to a teenage friend of mine. It was a nice car but the motor was tired. A few...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By fundytides
Re: canada body screws needed

I think Mike's carries them https://www.mikes-afordable.com/ or visit your nearest Canadian hardware store.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By fundytides
Re: Groaning Brakes

Did all that between 9:00 am and 9:03 before I cleaned and reinstalled my oil pan. The only problem I had was that I had nobody to stand behind me and verify that they could see my turn signals. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By fundytides
Re: Groaning Brakes

Thanks everyone. Yes, I will be removing the drums to do an inspection. I will post what I find. If my memory is correct (50%/50% chance!). The linings are the woven ones with brass wire interwoven....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By fundytides
Groaning Brakes

1931 Roadster had the brakes relined in the 1960's and has been stored (indoors) ever since. After being revived, the brakes groan loudly when applied. They seem to work ok but are very noisy. I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By fundytides
Re: Roadster windshield problems.

Hey. I hear you. We have spent the last 10 winters in Florida but won't be going this year because of Covid and the political situation. First time I have bought snow tires in 10 years. However...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By fundytides
Re: Roadster windshield problems.

Yes that was me. Just got back at my project again and just wanted to make sure there were no other options before I build up the lower stanchions with weld. No solution on the finger pulls yet...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By fundytides
Re: Roadster windshield problems.

Hasn't anyone had these problems?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By fundytides
Roadster windshield problems.

I have 2 problems with the windshield on my 31 Roadster.
1. I bought repro finger pulls and it appears that the threaded hole for the machine screw is off center resulting in the profile of the pull...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By fundytides
Re: Grease Fittings

I have this problem as well with the modern drive-in fittings. They just won't drive in to the original holes. Anybody found a solution to this? I have a mix of original and modern fittings and want...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By fundytides
Re: Model A Shift plate installation

If someone you know has a Bratton's catalog, there is a good diagram with exact measurements of where the clips should be located.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By fundytides
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By fundytides
Re: Running engine with no dip stick?

Not a Model T but years ago the crankcase breather in my sons Chevy II got plugged up and crankcase pressure blew the dipstick out along with considerable oil. Quite a mess.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By fundytides
Re: 31 Roadster questions

Just be careful buying upper stanchions (stainless steel). There are 2 different lengths as the Deluxe cars had a lower top and shorter stanchions (and windshield) than the Standards. Lower...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By fundytides
Re: windshield folds too far

Will the wingnuts hold is ok on rough roads?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By fundytides
Re: windshield folds too far

I have looked at other pictures and along with the one Bob C. sent me it appears that the windshield should lay horizontal when folded down and supported by the front edges of the lower stanchion...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By fundytides
Re: windshield folds too far

Bob C. Thanks for the pic. I can't tell for sure but it looks like the windshield should be horizontal when folded down. Mine certainly goes lower than that so maybe my stanchion supports need to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By fundytides
Re: windshield folds too far

OK. I have done some more investigating. No solution yet, but here is what I have come up with:
-I have a reproduction gas cap that may or may not be taller than the original. I don't have an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By fundytides
Re: windshield folds too far

Not quite the same problem. Mine is a roadster and the problem occurs when I fold the windshield down into the "sporty" position where the whole assembly lays flat. I think it is supposed to have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By fundytides
Re: windshield folds too far

Nobody ever had this problem?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By fundytides
windshield folds too far

Progressing with the assembly of my 31 Roadster. Had new safety glass installed in my frame and put it on the car today. The problem I see is that when I fold the windshield down, the glass lays on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By fundytides
Re: How is it.........

Don't have specific facts but many cars back in the 40's and 50's were worn out in 40,000 miles. I played with flat head Fords in the 50's and most of them had motors rebuilt one or more times by the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By fundytides
Drive In Grease Fittings

I decided to change all of my grease fittings over to the modern style. There was a mix of original and modern on the car. I am having trouble with the new drive in fittings. I am trying to drive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,154
Posted By fundytides
Re: Help diagnosing engine knock

The engine in my car was "rebuiltl" back in the 60's but never run. When I started running it recently, it seemed quite noisy to me. At first I suspected an oil pump problem but I removed the plug on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,288
Posted By fundytides
Re: Anyone Ever Built or Even Seen, An Original type Greasing Pit?

My first experience with a pit was when I got my first car in the late 50's and went to our local country garage for service work and oil changes. The pit was dark and greasy with a slippery set of...
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