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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,450
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Bent frame--how bad is it?

What oldblueoval says X2. Hoods are difficult enough to align with the cowl and radiator shell properly without having to contend with a sagging frame. Run a tight string from end to end.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: B-W woes

Bruce: Email me, I can help. mailbox@sharontelephone.com I don't live very far from you. Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Model A starting issue

If you have a carburetor from another engine you know is good, try that. When timing the engine, set the spark lever to full retard, all the way up, and turn the engine over until your timing pin...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: upholstery companies

My wife and I replaced the headliner in our 31 slant window fordor last winter. Bought a suitable fabric at Joann fabrics and sewed the seams. You measure the distance between the top bows and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: AA express tailgate

http://forums.aa-fords.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5963&p=34777&hilit=AA+express+bed+tailgate#p34777

Here's some photos of an express bed with tail gate. See how yours compares.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 30/31 Deluxe roadster bows

Yes. Deluxe bows. The standard bows have a curved steel tube main bow. The deluxe is wood, like yours.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By Mike Peters
Model A Day in Sharon photos

It was a good day today. Great turnout of 150 Model A's and everyone had fun. Lots of parts at the swap meet. First photo in the second tow is Marv Tomlinson, who has been selling Model A Parts for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Fan Blade Concern

Looks like an original two blade fan with a crack. Don't run the engine before replacing. It could let go any time. I'm serious. These old original fans can be very dangerous. Don't run the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: zenith 2 carb ??

The Zenith carburetors, Zenith 1, 2, and three were original equipment from the factory when the car was new. So yes, a Zenith 2 is a good replacement.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1928 Phaeton curtain pan hinges.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=126507&highlight=1928+Phaeton+curtain+pan

Post # 12 has photos of curtain pan hinges.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Rear Fender for Leatherback

John: I was never aware of the difference between fordor and tudor rear fenders. Fordors have the rear body apron and tudors do not, hence extra holes in the fordor fenders. Thanks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: engine don't keep running after start

Yep. Probably electrical. A friends Model A would go for 10 miles and quit running after about 10 miles of driving. After a cool down, he could limp it back home. It did this repeatedly. Long...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Identifying my "Model A spark plugs. Help!

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12582

I put a set of W16Y from NAPA in a car a few years back and found they burn pretty dirty. It's a cold plug. W16Y's are not vintage plugs. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Rear Fender for Leatherback

I can't tell from your photo what fender you have, but these four photos are of a 29 right rear sedan fender. See if your fender matches my photos. I see you have the drum tail lights, therefore...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Putting a 29 CCPU together and found something new

You used the alien tape to hold the frame webbing in place so that it didn't move while installing the cab, etc? Then you just left the tape in place?
I always punch the needed holes in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Putting a 29 CCPU together and found something new

https://www.tryalientape.com/ALIENTAPE/8.0000/Index.dtm?mid=11188609&gclid=CjwKCAjwqIiFBhAHEiwANg9sznxGNIL6862J6NaooL9D1Opj6WgmxuX3lXVNmjGgLQp5XZumaOOBxhoC41AQAvD_BwE&otsid=24292

This?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Wind Wings

They might fit closed car wind wing frames? I don't know about those notches. Photo of open and closed car wind wings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1928-29 AA Bumper brackets

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Default Re: 1928-29 AA Bumper brackets
Somewhere they changed the prefix from A to AA. In the August 1929 parts book
they show...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Rear carrier warped

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=204492&highlight=emergency+brake+carrier

This is what happens when you try to use your e brake to stop your car at road speeds. Is this what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1928-29 AA Bumper brackets

28/9 bumper arms are the same for cars and AA trucks. The parts book shows part numbers AA-17754-BR for the right hand arm and AA-17755-BR for the left hand bumper arm. These part numbers are the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Model A Day in Sharon is on. June 6, 2021

Yes. Little Hersey is next Sat. May 15 at the Boone county fairgrounds located on the north side of Belvidere, IL. Many years ago it was a mecca for Ford A and T parts, but not anymore. The last...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,186
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Model A Day in Sharon is on. June 6, 2021

I attended a Model A Day meeting in Sharon last evening and thought I would pass along the menu for June 6 in Sharon. There will be plenty of food at three different locations, plus the Coffee Cup...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Assembling Open Car Windshield Gaskets

Pluck: Four years ago I installed a rubber windshield gasket kit in our 28 Phaeton windshield. Original frame. It fit fine. I probably got it from Brattons, but it could have been from Snyders,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: How often does a Model A have a need for a tow truck?

1. broken clutch arm
2. broken rear axle

Both these events required a flat bed ride.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Clutch adjustment

You should have an inch or so of free play in your clutch pedal.
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