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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By Fhane
Re: Spark Plug Question

Just by the Motorcraft or Champion plugs. The cap unscrews. Very easy. If you need help call me. 772 341 8291
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,101
Posted By Fhane
Re: Brake Centering Challenges

Ahirt might just have the answer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,602
Posted By Fhane
Re: Alternator Always Charging

If you are victim of a sulfated battery, you will begin to notice the signs decreasing efficiency. The most common sign of a sulfated battery is one that will not charge very well, or simply refuses...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By Fhane
Re: Odd-ball 30 Pickup......

Google......Model A Ford Warbaby. During WWII many a passenger car was cut down to create a pickup truck. Pickup trucks were issued more fuel rationing stamps than a typical passenger car. Hence...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-19-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By Fhane
Re: Broken Venturi

One of the definitions of a Venturi.
A Venturi is a system for speeding the flow of the fluid or air by constricting it in a cone shape tube. In the restriction the fluid must increase its velocity...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By Fhane
Re: Oiler Bottle with Stainless Needle Tip

I found the bottles a couple of years ago. I give them to my Model A customers with a lifetime refill guarantee. I am getting old so the warranty is not as good as it sounds. Some I fill with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By Fhane
Re: Zenith Sidebowl Parts

Stuart Model A Parts and Service. 772 341 8291
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By Fhane
Re: Missed vital step

How does oil leak from a head gasket?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By Fhane
Re: Oil Return Pipe will not fit on Mike's oil Filter Valve Cover

Unbelievable. This cheap hose not even good for hot water let alone oil. In the marine world you would never install a hose below the water line or under pressure without double clamps. That hose...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By Fhane
Re: Steering box rebuild parts availability

I received mine from Brattons last week. Always good service and communication.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By Fhane
Re: Installing Rear Drum

Could be a couple of things depending on what you are replacing. I have recently seen lining that was bonded to the brake band to thick for some drums. There is a inside and outside to the way the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By Fhane
Re: How to test vintage oil gauge

If the oil pump quits, you most likely will hear the engine knocking before you look at the gauge. By the time you look at the gauge, realize you don’t have oil pressure and you shut the engine down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,523
Posted By Fhane
Re: We want our "A"

Interesting VIN number
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By Fhane
Re: Radiator Paint

Use a paint that goes on thin. Maybe Rustoleum Bar-B-Q. The thick enamels will act as insulation and stop the transfer of heat and the engine could over heat.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By Fhane
Re: Brake Drum Help

Good Morning pj

If you want give me a call concerning your brake problem.

Fhane Jones

Stuart Model A Parts and Service
772 341 8291
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By Fhane
Re: Bratton's Engine spray can paint...

The only supplier of the correct spray Ford Green in spray is Bill Hirsh. The other greens are no where near correct. I can get the spray from Hirsh, around 25 to 30 dollars a can, including...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,188
Posted By Fhane
Re: 6 volt group 1 battery

I just checked O’Rielly’s website Type the number 1 in the search, scroll down a little bit, 96.99 retail.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,188
Posted By Fhane
Re: 6 volt group 1 battery

Try O”Reilly’s. I get two or three a month no problem. One in a while might have to wait until the next day for delivery.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,235
Posted By Fhane
Re: Worn rear axle threads

Pete. The torque value of 225 foot pounds seems very high for 5/8-18 axle nut. Maybe a high of 125 foot pounds, usually we torque to 100 foot pounds on a good used axle and then go to the alignment...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,955
Posted By Fhane
Re: Battery Isolator switch

The color of the wire could be important. If it is a red wire, connected to the battery/starter it is probably sized for a 12 volt system and not a 6 volt system. Is the battery installed with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,139
Posted By Fhane
Re: Putting model a on lift

If a 4 door phaeton was lifted by the frame and the door alignment changed you would know that lifting by the frame is not as good as a drive on lift. I remember back in the fifty’s lifting a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,717
Posted By Fhane
Re: Your best method for drilling out rivets?

Center punch and then use a center drill countersink. You can find them on Amazon or Harbor Freight.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,415
Posted By Fhane
Re: Wobble On Braking


A brake is said to grab when it has an unusually high shoe factor, making fine control difficult or even impossible. A spragging brake locks solid as soon as it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,415
Posted By Fhane
Re: Wobble On Braking

Grabbing or wobbling is sometimes experienced when a vehicle has been standing overnight. Linings tend to absorb moisture from the atmosphere, which causes slight swelling and an increase in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,496
Posted By Fhane
Re: loping engine?

Two things may help

Google loping engine.

Run a test with a vacuum gauge if possible.
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