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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By AL in NY
Re: 16" Wheels

I just put the 16" wheels on in August and I love the better handling and smoother ride. I went with tubeless 225/75R16 radials and I added Tire Pressure Sensors. The tires have the same diameter as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By AL in NY
Re: 35 Ford Hubcaps

Looks like I'll take a ride the HF and pick up these plastic wedge tools.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By AL in NY
35 Ford Hubcaps

I recently installed 35 Ford wheels on my 30 CCPU. I purchased new hubcaps from Snyder's that fit reallllllly well. The problem is these hubcaps are extremely hard to remove. Is there a special tool...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Custom Rubber Mat for 1931 Victoria

Snyder's sells just what you're looking for. See photo below.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Modification to idle circuit in Zenith A and B carburetors

Folks, I added a gasket between the idle jet shoulder and the bottom of the upper casting. I does improve the idle mixture sensitivity to the adjustment of the air adjusting screw. The one problem I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Modification to idle circuit in Zenith A and B carburetors

Folks, I am talking about the UPPER carburetor casting fit to the wide shoulder of the idle jet, not the threaded tapered fitting in the lower casting. There is a chamber in the upper casting where...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By AL in NY
Modification to idle circuit in Zenith A and B carburetors

Has anyone tried adding a gasket between the idle jet and the upper carburetor casting to eliminate air leakage and increase the sensitivity of the idle air adjustment needle?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,366
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Tachometer for my model A

A few years ago I found a 50's vintage Sun Tach that looks like it was made for the Model A. Here's is photo:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Adjustable Tappets

You turn the tappet head counter-clockwise to decrease the clearance and clockwise to increase the clearance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Carburetor display/ Diagram

If the above link doesn't work, here is a photo of the diagram.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Carburetor display/ Diagram

The attached diagram is the best one I've seen on the Model A Zenith carburetor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Number of Previous owners

I purchased my pickup from the third owner in Miamisburgh, Ohio. I have the names and addresses of the first two owners. The truck was built in Cincinnati in September 1930 and had always resided in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 890
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Designing an Emergency Electrical Circuit

I put in a fuse block with fuses for the brake lights, turn signals, alternator, headlights, horn and main fuse. I wired it according to the article in the "Model A News" in 2018. I mounted the fuse...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,672
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Electronic ignition advise

A friend of mine just took his Model A 4 door from NY to Florida. After the first couple of days of traveling, he was ready to replace the points with electronic ignition. After a couple more days he...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,334
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Tremec T170 Transmission Troubles (this issue may be a puzzle)

I would pull the starter and see if anything is broken on the bendix shaft. With the heavy oil in the transmission, I don't think the problem is in there. After removing the starting and the bendix...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,426
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Speedometer error

I have posted this adjustment on VFF and it come directly from Leonard Nickols who rebuilds and sells Model A speedometers. This is an adjust to correct the speed error on the round Stewart Warner...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,533
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Need to re-torque head, but socket is too fat

shew01, you don't need retorque the entire head if you just loosened the two nuts for the water outlet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Does Anyone Know of a Good Car Touring App?

shew01: if you have internet email, send the file to yourself. Then get on you email account from your phone and download it to your phone.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Does Anyone Know of a Good Car Touring App?

You can create a *.gpx using the route planner in Google maps. After planning your route, be sure to hit enter before copying the Google address. In another window go to the website...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 35,587
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Just wondering : what's your year of birth ?

Celebrated my second 37th birthday in March.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,148
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Update - Locking Handles

Turbo26T, you have to cannibalize the driver's side latching mechanism which isn't that hard. Just drill out the two spot welds and remove the two locking mechanism parts. On the passage side door,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,996
Posted By AL in NY
Re: What is the hardest Model A accessory to find

To Purdy Swoft, that chromed fumaze you missed out on is probably the one I purchased on ebay in 2011 for my Pickup. It was in beautiful shape and I had it powder coated satin black.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By AL in NY
Re: Sluggish B Carburetor

Here's an excellent flow chart showing the fuel flow in the Zenith A carburetor. It illustrates what JRN1967 was stating about his problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By AL in NY
Re: .0435 pistons

I would mic the bores to see exactly what you have. Then you can make a determination about piston size.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By AL in NY
Re: transmission noise while in neutral, goes away when clutch is depressed.

Sound to me like the throwout bearing has not been greased or is bad.
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