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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By supergnat
Re: Drag link too tight?

I only turn the drag link cap in far enough to install the cotter pin. Be sure to check the balls on the Drag link and spindles. Wear on them will cause excess play in the steering.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By supergnat
Re: '29 No-Start Surprise

If you try to start Clyde yourself be sure he is in neutral and apply the parking bake or he may try to run you over.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By supergnat
Re: 1/2 Bendix

The Page 284 of the service bulletins announces a new 1/2 inch starter assembly A-18475 with the new Special Drive installed. That can be a direct swap. The 1/2 shaft of the starter armature was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By supergnat
Re: 1/2 Bendix

There is great bendix info on pages 570 to 572 of the Service Bulletins. As far as I know you cannot use a starter with a 5/8 shaft in place of the 1/2 inch shaft type without modifying the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By supergnat
Re: Gas tank installation

I just found where I saw a good description with photos. The January/February 2011 edition of the Restored magazine. It’s a real pain to do.
Supergnat
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,289
Posted By supergnat
Re: SignalStat 900 photos

Here a copy of the wiring. I am unable to upload the installation instructions. Send me a PM with your email address and I will try to send it that way. Supergnat
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By supergnat
Re: Drag link

This is addressed in the Service Bulletins pg 290, fig 592. See attached. Supergnat
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,030
Posted By supergnat
Re: Timely Parts delivery

I have ordered parts from both Berts and Brattons isnce this virus pandemic started and I habe been pleased with timely deliveries. I’m gladd our suppliers can still support us.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-15-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By supergnat
Re: Tread chaser or thread size

No sure why the link I sent disappeared. The company is JME Supply LLC located in Ohio. It is a small veteran (John) run business that specializes in rethreading dies It was recommended to me by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,176
Posted By supergnat
Re: Tread chaser or thread size

Here is a good source for two piece thread chasers. They sell them individually or in sets. Great company to deal with. Supergnat
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,521
Posted By supergnat
Re: EOG's 1928 Model A Pickup

The generator appears to be an original version so I really doubt the car has been converted to 12 volts. Supergnat
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,147
Posted By supergnat
Re: Front Hub Advice Needed

If you haven’t done this already I would check to ensure that there isn’t old grease packed in around the brake adjustment wedges, adjusting pins and operating pins. I had one like that and the old...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By supergnat
Re: Headlight Socket Insulator

Call Berts in Denver, CO. 800-321-1931 They probably have an original one
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-06-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,103
Posted By supergnat
Re: Bratton's & Covid-19

Fizzled?? This virus has killed nearly 11,000 Americans and there are over 364,000 confirmed cases so far. How man more need to die or be sickened before it isn’t considered Fizzled?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,103
Posted By supergnat
Re: Bratton's & Covid-19

As far as I know you can still order parts from Brattons. The shop is closed for walk-up orders but you can arrange to pick an order if that arrangement is made in advance. They are stall able to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,961
Posted By supergnat
Re: gas tank welting

I found it on mu 28 Leatherback. I used black hockey stick tape when I installed the replacement tank.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By supergnat
Re: Rear Shocks 1929 sport coupe

If you remove the shocks for inspection be sure to mark each one indicating where it was located. They are not all the same. Some operate clockwise and others anti-clockwise. I have never been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By supergnat
Re: 1929 tudor front radius rod question

I found this drawing which you should find useful. It is part of the laminated drawings that MAFCA and MARC sell. I have found them valuable when working on my car.
Supergnat
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By supergnat
Re: 1929 Model A Fordor gas tank removal issue

Glad you were able to get the tank out. I removed mine and installed a tank from another car because mine was filled with rust. I had a very difficult time getting that tank into my car. I would...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By supergnat
Re: Wanted 28/29 drum tail light

A & L sells quality parts. They are in CT,, no website but they do have a small catalouge available

(860) 693-2620; or (860) 693-0112.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 301, Canton, CT 06019-0301
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By supergnat
Re: Wanted 28/29 drum tail light

I suggest you call Berts in Englewood, CO. 800-321-1931 They probably have an original in stock.They are open 8-noon on Saturday but closed on Mondays.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By supergnat
Re: Brake Rod Anti Rattler

I have used Smith and Jones a number of time and have always been satisfied with their products and service,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,909
Posted By supergnat
Re: Garage heat

I have a mini-split too. Great heat in the winter and cool in the summer. Very happy with it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,185
Posted By supergnat
Re: Gas cap vent hole

I had the same kind of original cap on my 28 Leatherback. It was clogged. I placed the cap (less the gasket) in an ultra-sonic cleaned with enough solvent, like carburetor cleaner, to completely...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,402
Posted By supergnat
Re: 1928 multi disc starter motor

I also have a spare starter with the special drive just in case. I always move the spark lever to the up to the fully retarded position when I shut off my car. That way I am less likely to try to...
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