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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,185
Posted By connecticut mike
Vintage Precision Hub Puller

I expect that this post might p-off some Barners because of the extensive discussion of the subject on this site but I am very reluctant to hammer on the rear axle or on a puller. It seems to me that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By connecticut mike
Thanks and Information

I would like to begin this post by thanking all the forum members who have shared their knowledge over the years. Having no training as a mechanic, I could not have accomplished what I have on my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By connecticut mike
Windshield Wiper Conversion

My 1930 Coupe did not have a windshield wiper motor when I got it. I recently bought a restored vacuum wiper motor, which the Judging Standards say my car should have. The holes in my windshield...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By connecticut mike
Re: Another Interior Handles Question

Thanks for your response, Ryan. I was thinking of all new handles/cranks in butler nickel as my car has a mismatched set of plain and scroll, repro and (original?)

Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By connecticut mike
Another Interior Handles Question

Does anyone know of a source for Butler Nickel Interior door handles and window cranks?

Thanks, Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,252
Posted By connecticut mike
Paint Color Name

Can anyone please tell me the Model A color name for DuPont color code DS091. I don't find that code in any of the searches that I've done. I'm told that it is a code for DuPont Spectra paint, if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,020
Posted By connecticut mike
Re: What Do I Have?

700rpm, thanks for your reply and interest in helping. I took a photo of the two different bars and the differences did not show up well. Only by comparing measurements could the differences really...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,020
Posted By connecticut mike
What Do I Have?

Good evening. I have a headlight bar that I would like to pass-on to someone who can use it, but I don't know what it fits. It was sold to me as being for a 1930-31 Model A, but it doesn't fit my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,868
Posted By connecticut mike
Re: Headlight bar differences

I ran into the same issue. When I bought my '30 coupe it had what I was later told was an early '30's bar - inverted U-shaped center section. It had been repaired by brazing in at least two places...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,316
Posted By connecticut mike
Re: Defective Distributor Points

Hi Del,

I think that over-tightening of the nut on the stud was a contributing cause of the failure. In fact, I detected the insulator breakdown by loosening the nut while an ohmmeter was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,316
Posted By connecticut mike
Defective Distributor Points

Good evening,

Being a newbie I'm not able to offer much in exchange for all the good advice that I have received from this forum, but sharing a recent experience may help someone. My A wouldn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,582
Posted By connecticut mike
Upholstery Question

Good evening.

Should the upholstery panel above the windshield be vertical, or is it tilted from top to bottom. My CRS prevents me from remembering what the original was like before I removed the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,255
Posted By connecticut mike
Dome Light Wire Routing

Good evening,

I am trying to install a new wire for the dome light of my deluxe coupe. I can't find a path to feed the wire around the top corner of the pillar. Page 468 of the Service Bulletins...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,404
Posted By connecticut mike
Glass Setting Rubber

Good evening,

The rubber channel which I purchased for installing the fixed glass on my coupe is smaller in all dimensions (including thickness) than what I removed. When set in place the frame /...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,436
Posted By connecticut mike
Radius Rod Lubrication

Good Evening,

First, thanks to all who responded to my (first-time) clutch replacement questions. I'm making progress - the new disc, pressure plate, transmission and U-joint are back in. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,884
Posted By connecticut mike
Clutch Replacement

Good Evening,

My clutch began to slip this past Sunday. I now have the disc out, and it is clearly worn.
In addition to the disc, I plan to replace the throwout bearing, pilot bearing and...
Forum: Model-A 07-24-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By connecticut mike
Re: 1930 Headlight Bar

Jay,

I would like to, if the condition is very good - not bent and no deep pitting.
Please let me know.
Also. how much are you asking?

Mike
Forum: Model-A 07-20-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By connecticut mike
1930 Headlight Bar

I am in need of a 1930 headlight bar in good condition.

Thanks, Mike
Forum: Model-A 07-20-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 932
Posted By connecticut mike
Re: 1930-31 Model A Headlight Bar

Is the headlight bar still available?

Mike
mfxdpe@aol.com
Forum: Model-A 07-20-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 715
Posted By connecticut mike
Re: Model A Headlight bar

If it is still available, what is the year and condition of the headlight bar?

Thanks, Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,122
Posted By connecticut mike
Re: Headlight Bar Length

To: Don Turley

Thank you very much for clarifying and re-measuring the headlight bar for me.

Mike Doyle
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,122
Posted By connecticut mike
Re: Headlight Bar Length

Don Turley,

Thanks for your reply to my inquiry on the length of a 1930 headlight bar. Sorry to be nitpicking, but is the 42" length that you stated tip-to-tip or hole to hole?

Thanks much,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,122
Posted By connecticut mike
Headlight Bar Length

Hi.

Would someone kindly provide a measurement of the length of a 1930 headlight bar. Center-to-center of the upper bolts would be good.

Thanks, Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,199
Posted By connecticut mike
Bumper Clamps

Good Evening,

I need to purchase a full set of bumper clamps for my '30 coupe. (New bumpers will come later when the budget permits.) Does anyone have a recommendation or opinion on solid...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,271
Posted By connecticut mike
Windlace Removal / Install

Good evening,

Help needed please with the removal, and future installation, of windlace.

The section in question is on the upper half of the hinge side of the doors on my '30 coupe. This strip...
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