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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,187
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: Trouble starting my Model A

Sounds like you are not advancing the spark lever (on left), I suggest going on tube and find video "How to start a Model A." As others have said choke briefly to start then push choke back in and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-21-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By bob from red oak
Starter brushes

Any suggestions for holding back starter brushes so end cap will go back on starter.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-06-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,695
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: lost my best friend today

Stan thank you for posting. I also will think of you in prayer. Your post reminds me of how much I appreciate my wife of 50 years. I hope your future continues to be filled with beautiful memories of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2021, 05:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,278
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: battery cut out switch

when i bought my A it had one mounted on fire wall on the left side of the steering column. It has worked fine as I open the door and turn the switch before I get in the car and turn it off after I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: 6 volt turn signals

Like Katy said on my 41 the signal kit runs the rear wires off the brake light switch and you use the brake lights for the rear turn lights
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: At last! The long awaited first drive! Mart's 32 Ford Sedan hits the UK roads!

Congratulations, That is a thrill like no other. You have to experience it to really appreciate it,
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-16-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,917
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: Bleeding Brake lines on a 1939 Ford Deluxe

harbor Freight sells an inexpensive self bleeder with a small bottle that fits on the master cylinder and allows you keep it full while bleeding. No air gets into the master as long as you keep fluid...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,839
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: I think it can be saved.

I admire your faith in the builder.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,610
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: steering

i had similar issue when I bought my 29 A. I tried several things no change. even took it to shop who could find nothing. loose. Finally replaced radius ball and shaking was eliminated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,797
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: Ok, i'll poke the bear..Ethanol or Straight Gasoline ?

Regular gas (ethonal) with occasional MMO.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: mystery switch

thanks. I thought it might be some kind of interior light. I will check out the dash lights.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By bob from red oak
mystery switch

I have a 1941 PU and still learning a lot about it. Can anyone tell me what this switch is under the dash on the left side of the steering column. Sorry don't know how to post a picture. The original...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-02-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,092
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: Can this be welded?

I agree with #9 and others, it can be welded but the welder must be skilled.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,455
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: Dropping the pan , recent You Tube .

Your videos are very much appreciated. Thank you from someone who got my first A at 70 yrs old and still learning the basics.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,184
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: Model A Fleet

Nice fleet. What is your preference to drive?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,545
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: New Member---'28 Model A Mods----help!

Welcome Stevie649. I have found this forum to be extremely helpful for one new to Model As. It has also been helpful to find someone local such as a friend or a club to serve as a mentor.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: Low speed miss

Goods plugs. Not wet. the original issue was bad float. Fioat was filled with gas. Put in new float and some parts from carb kit. Just make me think I got something messed up in carb but that carb is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-02-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By bob from red oak
Low speed miss

I have a '41 PU with a 59 AB engine. It was running rich. I took the carb apart, installed new float and carb kit. Initial start up gas running out of accelerator pump area. Reset float. Now starts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: brake return spring ??

When I bought my A the brake peddle would not fully return and the brake light stayed on. I installed the return spring from Brattons and and peddle returns all the way and brake light goes off.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-16-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 17,890
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: WHO Is the Oldest Early V8 Forum Member?

75 and bought my Model A 5 years ago and my 41 PU last year and plan to add another one this year or next year. Have to sneak another one into the garage when wife is not looking.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,369
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: A question for old guys

I am also there. Mid 70s and finding more physical limitations all the time. AS you say big issue is getting under the A. Can't stay under too long without getting dizzy, nauseated, and difficulty...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,531
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: Does Gauge of Ground Wire Matter

this post is a bit late but when I put the disconnect on my A I bought the heavy wire at Tractor Supply. The had several different lengths,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,154
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: Diesel Conversion

Very interesting. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,086
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: Marvel Carburetor

A friend of mine recently swapped his Zenith for a Tillotson. Ran slightly better but biggest difference for him was slightly improved gas mileage. I have always had Tillotson. Can't compare to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,292
Posted By bob from red oak
Re: using the stock mechanical fuel pump with electric

Excuse my ignorance but are you all saying when running both the electric is inactive until the original pumps fails to provide adequate pressure at which time the electric takes over fully. It is...
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