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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,707
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: Spark plug socket

To Y Blockhead ....

That’s a nice set of spanner’s you have there....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Richard Redmond
External door handles

I'd be grateful for advice and identification of these two door handles that were sold to me some time ago from the US as suitable for a 1929 Roadster.

Well, I don't think they're right for that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2016, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,318
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: Carb Rebuild Recommendation

Doug Hudspeth of Zenith2.com Texas - he did a fantastic job for me.

Digital photos of the rebuild and he road tests the carb after the rebuild.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2016, 04:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,799
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: Roadster color

Yes - Andalusite Blue, over black wheels, fenders etc (including the radiator shell). Plus French Grey pinstripe (looks possible on my computer monitor).

AB, FG stripe over black - correct for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,793
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: Need Marvel Carb Expert

Sorry to make a second comment -

I looked again at the initial photo - assuming that the screw is not at an angle in the carb float chamber top (as it looks a little ? due to tilt) would it not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,793
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: Need Marvel Carb Expert

Just nipped out to the garage to check my Marvel carb.

No extra needle screw, just the vent hole.

Someone will probably explain that there was a series or variant from the factory that had this...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,586
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: Who's running a Marvel/Schebler carb?

I run one on my 1929 roadster despite having a beautiful, restored Zenith. Starting is very good. My mileage each year is very low so I have only an intuitive feeling that performance is just fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,736
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: What's the safest and best battery charger?

The CTEK UC 800 swedish-made charger is an excellent piece of kit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,202
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: Water Pump Problems (?)

Hmmm. Thanks to 1955cj5 for the prompt pictures. His cast iron boss appears to measure roughly 13/16 in height. Mine is less at 11/16 and the rim, which at first glance looks chamfered, is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,202
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: Water Pump Problems (?)

I'm rebuilding my 1929 water pump which I had previously 'rebuilt' about 5 years ago. I confess to being puzzled by the rear bushing and found this thread after a search. My initial thought was the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,943
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: Pop-out ignition

The pop-out ignition switch is one of the most fun and fascinating things about the Model A.

There is plenty of information about them - and worth a read. I chose to replace my replica non-pop-out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,401
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: Follow up on poss blown head gasket.

Maclab58's original question was whether anyone thought his photos showed evidence of cylinder head cracks at the bolt holes.

My own view is that there are rough casting marks but no actual cracks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,592
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: Sparton Horn Overhaul

Hi Charlville,

Newshirt has given you a pretty thorough tear down and rebuild list.

You may also want to try the article 'Care & Feeding of the Model A Horn", p.103 of Vol. 1, How to Restore...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,717
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: All state carburator

Hi Step-Down,

I was encouraged to use the Allstate 2405 I found in my 29 Roadster's trunk, particularly by JD Miller.

I've used it for 2 years now (admittedly very low mileages) and prefer to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,740
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: Headlight glass/gasket

I hadn't realised that the headlight lens gaskets were originally cork!
I've fitted rubber / neoprene gaskets.

Checking the online catalogue from Brattons - they do a rubberised cork gasket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,931
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: center emblem on trico vacuum fans

Hi Reggiedog.

Please let us all know if you succeed in getting a Trico emblem replacement.

Mine was too badly damaged to be photocopied or photographed. It was triangular in overall shape. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,498
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: vacuum fans

Is it like the Trico seen in my photograph?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,226
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: Rear Main Janitor

Just resurrecting this thread from 2012 as I was removing a Janitor from my car today - judging the posts above - I assume that many Janitor users do run the car with the device clipped on, and don't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,791
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: Emergency brake arm springs (again)

I've done this this job twice in the past couple of years - second time was to convert back to mechanical original.

As everyone else has observed - these springs are difficult and IMO - best done...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,093
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: Renner's Corner

I found Renner's after extensive Google searching. They were able to suppy me with a repair kit for my Allstate carburetor (see other threads).

Renner's is sufficiently old-fashioned not to handle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,550
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: Rear Axle brake drum hub Shim sleeve ?

When I stripped down the hubs, rear axles and differential on my Uruguayan (always have difficulty spelling that word) 29 Roadster, I was surprised to find scrolled up fragments of silvery metal/tin...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,664
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: What's Wrong With This Picture

I agree with Ed Saniewski - the firewall / gas tank nuts should be uppermost. The nuts in the picture look undisturbed for a long time - ? as from factory

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,153
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: Rebuilding Roadster Door Latches info needed??

Hi Mark,

I can't claim to be expert, but I restored a 29 Roadster and have owned it for about 4 years. I built up a fair library of books, articles and web site links but haven't come across a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,911
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: Repro Hydraulic Shocks Mystery

I've been living in Texas for the past 2 months and accumulating various Model A bits to take back to England, mainly to convert from Uruguayan home made hydraulic brakes to Ford mechanical.

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,609
Posted By Richard Redmond
Re: Speedometer gear housing endcap

Are you referring to the oval plate at the bottom of the Stewart Warner speedo?

Try this link to a thread http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=78422

I eventually found the plate easy...
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