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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By ericr
Re: Assembly line photo

I saw in a Model T history book that they lubed the sheet metal with soap suds before the press hit it. Don't know if that was still true in Model A days....maybe they graduated to Barbasol.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By ericr
Re: sticking pop-out button on Electrolock

oh yes, it seemed to help but only slightly
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By ericr
sticking pop-out button on Electrolock

I know the factory advice was to squirt graphite into the key hole, but has anyone know if that electronic contact cleaner spray is safe to try?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,239
Posted By ericr
Re: Charming Photo of Henry and Edsel Ford

my understanding is that the Company always lost money on Lincolns because the sales volume was never high enough, though since the Company was privately owned I doubt that information was ever...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,239
Posted By ericr
Charming Photo of Henry and Edsel Ford

I suppose some of you have seen this one before. I imagine it was posed, I
don't know in what context it appeared. Looking at them, I would guess it was taken in the late '30s.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By ericr
Re: Headlight Seal

won't it pop out down the road if you open the cover?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By ericr
Re: Light switch question

I talked to Snyder's about the US-made light switch when it came out (more expensive than the foreign-made) and they claimed it was indeed a quality repro. they also stated that the flat plate can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By ericr
Re: Light switch question

I don't wish to quibble with Badpuppy but the latest higher-cost, US made repros, advertised as best quality, have only been out for sever years. No denying the plates offer problems too.

Man oh...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By ericr
Re: MARC dues, regular vs. "air mail" of Model "A" News

I could be wrong on this but I have heard that FedEx and UPS also handle mail deliveries for the Post Office but maybe that refers to packages. . Maybe some members have family members that work...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By ericr
MARC dues, regular vs. "air mail" of Model "A" News

I've noticed that there are different membership dues for regular mailing of the publication vs. "air mail" delivery....

For a long number of years, , doesn't most mail travel by air anyway? How...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By ericr
Has Anyone Ever Researched What Features Are On the Patent Plate

anyone care to guess? Steel-spoke wheels? Cowl tank? Suspension?

The patents would have to relate to something unique to the car, correct?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By ericr
Re: Happy Halloween

I knew you had lost weight but I didn't know you were that thin.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By ericr
Re: Scammers are out in force

Alas, I use Microsoft Edge for my sins and not the various other browsers listed.
But thanks for your reply.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By ericr
Re: Scammers are out in force

Governor, how do you do a reverse search?

(signed),

Ignorant
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 973
Posted By ericr
Re: Andy Hardy Movies

Didn't Andy's car have V-8 wheels on it and also a non-stock hood?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,263
Posted By ericr
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

-pretty informative discussion, sounds like the scrap movement ran the gamut of intentions and efficiency.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,263
Posted By ericr
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

LOL well if I said "shoot them in their rumble seat with a glory gun" would that
make it clearer? If not, I am merely saying that the authorities wanted to keep morale and support high for the war...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,263
Posted By ericr
Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

Has anybody heard that the scrap drives (with the exception of aluminum) were really not needed and were designed to ballyhoo the population for the War effort?

I know that copper was a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By ericr
Re: Verification of Substitute Ignition Switch

-do you mean I have been vindicated, slightly?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,685
Posted By ericr
Re: Ford verse Chevrolet

I think I have said this before, but some of Dad's contemporaries had like used, 10-year old Chevrolets in the late '30s and commented that they had to install carriage bolts through the doors to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By ericr
Re: Verification of Substitute Ignition Switch

wow, case closed, I am glad I didn't have a bet riding on this LOL ten lashes with an Electrolock armored cable for me!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,685
Posted By ericr
Re: Ford verse Chevrolet

one factor that no one mentioned was the great reputation and likeability that the owner of the Ford Motor Company had, despite his blips in the '20s. He was a larger-than-life personality in his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By ericr
Exclamation Verification of Substitute Ignition Switch

I believe parts catalogs have stated that the substitute ignition switch (the one with no armored cable, just a thin wire) was carried by Ford dealers after the
Model "A" era. Maybe Electrolock...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,475
Posted By ericr
Re: Distributor Removal Tip Re Ignition Cable Clamp

do you guys think the car came with the clamp installed to delay/deter theft? surely a thief had to disable the distributor from the cable to (somehow) start the car to steal it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,959
Posted By ericr
Re: Posting this for a chuckle, unless you're grumpy, in which case you may hate it

this is hard for me to figure out. we talk here a lot as to whether the hobby is diminishing or not, some of us think it is. so how/why does somebody post an ad like that?
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