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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,097
Posted By springerpete
Re: Max Speed of a Model A in Stock Form

Perhaps you should think about your brakes and steering at 65 mph let alone the kids on bikes and animals in the road. I like 35-40 and enjoying the scenery, waves and smiles from other folks on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,161
Posted By springerpete
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

I always loved Model T Fords. I had three at different times and rebuilt a lot of parts to get them in good shape. Then I grew up and got an A. Still have a T but drive the A a lot.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,677
Posted By springerpete
Re: Hood supports

I have them and they work fine for just propping the hood sides open. But if I want to work on the engine I do like most folks do, lay a towel over the closed half and open the other side all the way...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By springerpete
Re: Interior Question

Unless you do it yourself or hire it done in a custom shop, Classtique is the best answer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 899
Posted By springerpete
Re: wind wings

Get some plane ones and take them to a place that sells grave stones as they do custom etching on the stones all the time. Have your grandson come up with a design he likes. Most grave stone folks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By springerpete
Re: 29 Roadster won't idle all the way down

Check to be sure the idle screw is backed off on the carb so the throttle closes. Also check and lube all of the throttle rod parts don't forget the apparatus on the firewall. Also check that nothing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By springerpete
Re: Top Boot

Try Classtique, known for their good work.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,510
Posted By springerpete
Re: Rubelite Red

Is this the color you are looking for ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By springerpete
Re: Using 'marker' lights for front/back turn signals 6v.

I went to a local truck shop and looked over the offerings and settled on some round ones that are about 2 1/4" in diameter. Chrome plated with orange lenses. While I was there I took one apart to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,551
Posted By springerpete
Re: Model A News Has Shipped

Helen and staff: Great work and many thanks to all who have helped. Bill
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,211
Posted By springerpete
Re: Bone Stock or Modified?

As you can easily see, my roadster is way out of line for body and wheel color but it is eye catching if only for a quick glance. It also came to me with a March, 1937 diamond engine. It has seat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,254
Posted By springerpete
Re: Lifting body to adjust sagging doors

Sounds like you are talking about my '29 roadster. Tried all the easy things to get the doors and hood to line up but it was frame sag all the time. Simple job on a lift with chains on the frame...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By springerpete
Re: Mod a water neck for gage

Might also look into a motometer. Will give you a great thermometer reading and the numbers won't bother you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By springerpete
Re: Model specifications, colors and interior

Dan: Find out where the closest Model A Ford club is to you. Someone there will have a copy of the Judging Standards . That will answer a lot of your questions. Good luck, Bill
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By springerpete
Re: Pop out switch

Guess it is unanimous. Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By springerpete
Pop out switch

Is there someone who is known for doing a good job rebuilding these switches and has them for sale ? Got burned a while back with one but it looks good hanging on my shop wall. Thanks, Bill
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,050
Posted By springerpete
Re: Front End Rebuild Questions

Did you check the wishbone ball/socket situation ? That is often in need of rebuilding. Bill
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By springerpete
Re: Kick panel with document storage

Check with Classtique and they will make them for you. Bill
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By springerpete
Re: Rear axle ratio and car speed

OK, thanks for your thoughts. Bill
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By springerpete
Rear axle ratio and car speed

Due to damage I had to replace the ring and pinion in my '29. Went from stock 3.78:1 to a 3.54:1. Did not change the speedometer gear. If my speedometer reads 40 mph what might be my actual speed ? ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,555
Posted By springerpete
Re: Car fails to acheave high speed

I am right in the middle of that issue right now only my problem is at the other end of the scale. Car idles way to fast as the throttle will not shut all the way. Yes, the idle screw is backed off. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By springerpete
instrument panel light

With the bulb in the socket it is always on. Cover on or off makes no difference. I'd like to get it to work correctly so any suggestions will be appreciated. Regards, Bill
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By springerpete
Re: 29 Phaeton Upholstery Color

Yes, '29 roadsters used the blue-grey in the cockpit but the rumble was the brown/tan color. I am curious whenever I see a '29 because it seems that most all of them are brown both front and back. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,334
Posted By springerpete
Re: 1931 Standard Roadster top

Call Bert's in Denver and talk with Steve. They have all the parts except the fabric. Tell him to stop at his bank first.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By springerpete
Re: Convert to 12 Volt ?

Instead of taking the time to convert to 12 v and instead of spending money in an un needed way, go for a drive, enjoy your A get a take-out meal and cruise.
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