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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,081
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: RH Drive Model A

Yep. Great deal for sure. I hope you just drive it as is, and leave it as a RHD car. It will be fun.
Question: I know that on at least some, if not all, RHD Model T's , the spark and throttle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,765
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Changing of the Guard

Looking at it this way, let's say that there may me less than 500,000 Model A's left on the planet. World population is about 7 billion potential model A owners. Out of all those people, we only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: running board length

https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/ProductDetail/A-185-D_RUNNING-BOARDS-28-29-TRUCK?fromCategory=SearchByKeyword
These are what you need. No rubber mat. Ford script. Parallel sides. No square...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,195
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Calling all Phaeton's

15 T 28 Phaeton
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Owen dyneto 1B question

Does this help?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: interior upholstery kits

X2. Call Mike at Classtique.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: valve tool needed

https://www.brattons.com/valve-spring-compressor-tool.html
This makes the job of removing/installing valve spring clips much easier. Hook the curved bolt over a manifold stud and lever the valve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: RHD engine block?

Mistake. I meant to say valves on the left, rather than on the right for RHD. sorry.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Mike Peters
RHD engine block?

After reading about all the trials and tribulations from owners of RHD Model A's over the years in this forum, I came up with a second guessing observation that Ford could have, should have, or maybe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,081
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: RH Drive Model A

Jeff: Thanks for the photo! Unless it's an optical illusion, the emergency brake handle is to the left of the gear shift lever? The gas pedal is between the clutch and brake pedals. You could use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,081
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: RH Drive Model A

Living here in the land of LHD, I admit to having never seen a RHD Model A. Could one of you gentlemen provide a photo of what a RHD car looks like from the point of view of the driver? You know,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,563
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Considering buying a T

Ray, surely you jest! I think the cows got the better of that car. Not much left useable. Couple hundred bucks? I think new wooden wheels alone are over a grand, RUN! Plus T's aren't worth...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Tire Stems

Yes, they are tall. I have one 90 degree air nozzle that snaps onto my air hose that fits over the stem without tweaking the stem. Never good to bend the stem while airing up tires.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Correct seats?

Front back rest spring measures 23" by 44", approximately. No wood.
Metal surround with slides.
If you are missing everything, and can't find an original front seat assembly, then i would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Correct seats?

You caught us at a good time. We're just in the process of recovering the front seat on our 31 s/w fordor.
The wooden base is 39 1/2" wide at the rear and 37 1/2" wide at the front. 16 1/2"...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Interior some light

It's your car, and you can't have too much light.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Correct seats?

We just finished sewing the back seat in our 160-A with brown vinyl artificial leather). Note that the 160-A seats have fewer pleats than the 160-B or C.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Correct seats?

There was 4 different fabrics used on the 160-B, according to the RG&JS. 1. Brown Mohair 2. Brown Bedford Cloth 3. Tan Broadcloth 4. Brown Artificial Leather. The cushion and back rest were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,838
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Birthday present

UGH!! Looks like someone backed into your fender. Dollar to a donut they had no insurance, no money, and no morals to boot.
Could you gently push it back onto shape by leveraging from your front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Engine Stalls at Stop Signs

Also, I have found that ball park flow values result in pretty decent operation, but does NOT solve stalling at stop signs, so your values are of special interest.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Engine Stalls at Stop Signs

I have flow tested some Zenith jets and found that size really does matter. The next Zenith i do will be with your values. Thanks for the great info, Ed!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Original interior?

I have same with it's original interior, with only two door pockets, right front & left rear.

jb-ob: Thanks for clarifying that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Original interior?

There is no door pocket in the front drivers door. I would guess that originally it did have a driver door pocket.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 28-29 vs. 30-31 roadster bucket/cab?

28-29 roadster doors measure 22 1/4" wide. 30-31 roadster doors measure 24" wide. The 28-29 roadster body has NO package tray behind the seat back rest. The 30-31 roadster body does have a small...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Running board prep

Correct me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't the running board trim be removed in order to install the rubber mat that fits under the edge of the trim? That would require taking the boards off the car.
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