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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:52 PM
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Posted By Y-Blockhead
Briggs Town Sedan Door Sills

A while back I got a set of NORS door sills for my '30 Briggs Town Sedan at an extremely good price. (Bratton's wants $180 for them). The other day I started to install them and noticed the ones on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: where is the most idiot-proof diagram of terminal box wiring?

That about covers it all. Thanks for the link Bob C.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,725
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: ammeter problems

Can't say I have ever seen "a quality off the shelf ammeter that will fit the same opening"... If you know of one, please let us know.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Grab handle

Another good option... :cool:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Grab handle

I certainly wish you were right!! It would give me less heartburn if I didn't have to drill holes. But I do need something to help the CEO to get in.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Grab handle

The upper one appears to be half way between the dash rail mounting screws. My dash rail does not have a screw where the lower one is located.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Marvel Carburetor

Same with the Marvel Schebler, soft metal. Ensure not to over tighten the screws. I only tighten the screws until the lock washer flattens, no more. I have been cutting my own gaskets also using...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Grab handle

The one issue keeping me from fabing one is I don't want to drill mounting holes in my dash rail.



I have some " schedule 80 S/S tubing I have from extending my Mitchell Shifter I was looking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Marvel Carburetor

I do not know off the top of my head but I do have a Marvel apart out in the garage. I will measure them when I get out there (moving slow this morn...)

Edit: The Zenith and Marvel have the same...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 804
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: converting to 1970 v8 points for model a

Really? I find the opposite to be true.



Ford had a number of point designs between the Model A and the Y-Block.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: rear brake track how do you check it

Nice tool GeneBob. I enjoy seeing tools people make.

I made a similar tool when I installed my FHT brake kit. Since the front tracks are not used with the FHT kit I only made a tool for the rear....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 933
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Grab handle

I saw this grab handle 'somewhere' and always wanted to either find a similar one or fab one.. My CEO has a hard time getting in my Town Sedan. I think the shape of it looks sorta period correct.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Fog Light Switch Help

Nice!! I will have to look into that. What did you use for lenses?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Fuses

There are a couple of threads on the subject that, of course, I can't find right now.

Anyway, yes I have a fuse panel that is mounted on the inside of the firewall behind the junction box, hidden...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 01:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 883
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Reamers

Look thru Bratton's printed or online catalog. They usually list what size reamer (among other measurements in their parts description). For example front spindle bushings "Ream to .813" - .8135.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2021, 12:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: received my deluxe flathead ted brake kit today concerned

The four black flat nuts go on the adjustment screws on the backing plate. They hold the adjustment. Unlike the original adjusting wedge, the FHT floating wedge doesn't have the notches to hold the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,033
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: leaking head gasket?

In the meantime I would suggest draining the water/coolant from the engine. You don't need any coolant leaking back into the cylinder(s) and possibly the oil pan while it sitting for the next three...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Fog Light Switch Help

Not to mention they look Bitchin'. :cool::cool:

RB, never thought of using them for driving lights. With 30w bulbs X 2 they really pull the amps. I will try that out next time I'm out.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Marvel Carburetor

Jon have you tried advertising in the "Swap Meet" section?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Marvel Carburetor

These past months during the Corona isolation to keep myself busy, I rebuilt a couple of Marvel Schebler carbs I had. I also went thru a few of Zeniths I have.

In swapping out the various carbs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: received my deluxe flathead ted brake kit today concerned

Snyder's has the instructions in their on line catalog https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/Resources/en/ItemDocuments/A_2051_DLX/A-2051-DLX%20-%20Flat%20Head%20Ted%20Instructions.pdf but probably the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,179
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: throw-out bearing

I have never used Aetna bearings that I know of (dang it, now I am going to have to check my stash...) but I have to wonder how they have remained in business all these years if their bearings are so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 01:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: 3 x spark plugs

Here's a little trivia for you;

Ever notice on the BOX of a NOS 3X spark plug the "3" has a flat top while on the Repro BOX the "3" has a round top? The opposite what the plugs have. Weird, eh?
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 01:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 879
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: new to the model a/forum

Awesome truck! Welcome to the 'Barn'...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Steering Box Adjustment

Your PDF is from the awesome website, Model A Basics. http://modelabasics.com

There are numerous informative articles and some of the best explanations of the working of the Model A on this site.
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