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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 03:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,794
Posted By cpf240
Re: We want our "A"

Perhaps see if the dealer has a Facebook page. Posting there might get their attention.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By cpf240
Re: New Cut-Out Relay . . . Not so good.

Diodes can fail in a shorted condition...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,140
Posted By cpf240
Re: What are some of the counter intuitive things you have learned about a Model A?

Engines were stamped when they passed testing. The number on the engine was stamped on the frame when the engine was installed.

Read Steve Pluckers study on this process....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,133
Posted By cpf240
Re: Headlight Ground

One other problem area is the rubber piece many use between the headlight bar and the fender. They didn’t have them when the car was new. Less metal to metal contact for the ground path.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,078
Posted By cpf240
Re: Need Help in Identifying Location of Short

You said this was a rebuilt original ignition switch, yes? If so, not to be rude, but are you aware that it needs to be pushed in to be off?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,692
Posted By cpf240
Re: Soldering

And do it in a well-ventilated area. Fumes are bad.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By cpf240
Re: 29 instrument cluster light

The switch is in the light.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 03-13-2020, 01:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By cpf240
Re: No Power to Starter

I’m still new to the T, so maybe this is nothing...

I know the T is normally a negative-ground system, while the A is normally a positive-ground system. Is the T like the A in that hooking up a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,460
Posted By cpf240
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 02-11-2020, 01:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,467
Posted By cpf240
Re: Ruckstell Rear End

I thought I saw that Chaffin’s is closing?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2020, 02:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,016
Posted By cpf240
Re: Tire Pressure

Most of the time, that number is Max pressure, and it should indicate if that is the case. Max is what the tire can handle, and shouldn’t be assumed to be correct for the vehicle it is currently...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 03:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,435
Posted By cpf240
Re: Ways to Start With Obstructed Hand Crank

Carry a pull-start rope from a lawn mower. Wrap it around the crank pulley and give it a strong yank!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,503
Posted By cpf240
Re: Data plate rivet holes don't line up

Where did you buy the I’ll-fitting plate?

No matter who the vendor is, I’d suggest calling and ask if one part is better than another. Places like Berts, Brattons, Snyder’s, etc will give you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,961
Posted By cpf240
Re: Car won't start

Not saying this is an/the issue, but if it still has the original pop-out ignition switch, just “turning it off” is not enough. It must be pushed in to disconnect the ignition. Not doing so can ruin...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 12:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 828
Posted By cpf240
Re: What is the spring and turn knob for on the bottom of the Zenith

Perhaps to drain water or crud from the bowl?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2019, 12:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By cpf240
Re: Generator hot to touch

After sitting for so long, perhaps it needs to be repolorized?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By cpf240
Re: Full advance from 28/29

Is the slot in the distributor the correct size? I seem to recall a Ford Service Bulletin that said some had been modified by owners or mechanics to have a larger opening. Though I would think that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By cpf240
Re: Trunk floor pan

I thought they used the same floor, at least that is what I understand from the vendor catalogs. Part of the reason for the riser platform is to clear the spring.

I'm interested to hear what more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,694
Posted By cpf240
Re: head light bucket - reflectors

If I may ask - what were the original reflectors made out of, the base material, not the reflective coating?

I took one of my headlights apart, and the reflector feels like it is plastic. In...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,459
Posted By cpf240
Re: What is a dash?

Per the Wikipedia entry:

"Originally, the word dashboard applied to a barrier of wood or leather fixed at the front of a horse-drawn carriage or sleigh to protect the driver from mud or other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2019, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,024
Posted By cpf240
Re: Marco;s FRONT Spring Chart...

There are two spring charts in the service bulletins, but I don't think they answer your questions.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2019, 02:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,926
Posted By cpf240
Re: Front and Rear Spring Restoration

The service bulletins clearly talk about proper spring lubrication when discussing the spring covers. Whether the springs were lubed during assembly is another question.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,160
Posted By cpf240
Re: GAV Question


It adjusts the mixture, does not shutoff fuel.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,272
Posted By cpf240
Re: Special Coupe

I'm curious to see how this goes
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,853
Posted By cpf240
Re: Check your fan blades

Can one replace the fan without removing the water pump?
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