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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: What year is my Model A.?

The engine that was in your car originally was made on August 28, 1930. The number was stamped on the engine after it was run in. The engine was shipped from Dearborn to the various assembly plants....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: pinpointing month date-of-assembly

There is no way to know the day of manufacture. You can estimate the month of manufacture with the engine / frame number. It is easier with a car that has the original interior, because there are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: pinpointing month date-of-assembly

At this point, you would have to use the frame number. The Slant Window Sedans started production in late March of 1931. If you do have a March of 1931 165-C then it was one of the last produced. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: Vacuum Wiper Motor Spring

here is the correct spring in a TR-C1A wiper for a closed car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: Instrument Panel Lamp

Pat
Here is a picture of my 1930 coupe's instrument panel light. It is bolted to the the back of the dash with the center dash bolt, you can see it just behind the bulb cover.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: Have " A" Great Veterans Day

Thank you for your Service !!!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,908
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: What am I missing? 1930 Model A

Have you checked your timing? It could be 180 degrees out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,501
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: Adjusting ahooga horn

I found the felt washer/seal on my spare horn. The felt washer outside diameter is 5/8 ", the inside diameter is 5/16" and the thickness is 1/8".
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,501
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: Adjusting ahooga horn

Does anyone have a picture of an original felt washer or measurements?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: AA 1930 king pins bushings needed

Dave
I have a NOS set that I can sell to you.
$100 plus shipping.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: Model a fender ID

The fenders were used on Model A's from September 1930, when they were introduced, the end of production.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: First generation Rear motor mount

Steve
Here are pictures of Dean Drenzek's A-495 rear motor mounts
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,728
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: 1931 victoria garnish moldings

Try Bert's in Colorado. See post 5
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: Vicky bracket ?????

I thought that may be they were for the spare tire carrier, but they are not. May be they were a "farmer fix" and not original to the car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: Vicky Question

The drivers seat was 18.5" wide for both the early and late (sliding) style. The passenger seat was 17" wide for both early and late. The early seats had a flap that covered the opening between the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: Substitute for Satin Golden Beryl

It is in the MAFCA Paint & Finish Guide
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,081
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: What Model "A" Book Do You Read the Most?

Restoration guidelines and Brattons
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: Hood Latch Bumper Replacements

I was missing one on my unrestored Victoria and I was able to work a bumper on to the original rivet by heating it and using a little grease.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: Victoria Garnish Paint Color

Here is a picture of the wood gaining on my original Victoria. Also note the binding between the door post and the dash rail.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: Front Fender Braces ID

They were introduced in November of 1929 for the 28-29 front fender and used through May of 1930 on commercial vehicles. A similar one was used through January 1930 for the 30-31 style front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: Where to mount flower vases on a 1930 TUDOR

I mounted mine (1) on one of the window moulding screw on the vertical surface just behind the driver. I had to tilt the vace just a little to make it clear the window.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: Warford Information

Dave
I have a Warford in my Late 1931 AA. They are harder to put into a 30-31 because of the brake cross shaft.
I assume that your Warford has 6 spline input and output shafts, because I believe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: AA truck 4 speed question.

John
There are two types of shifters. One where the ball is part of the shifter (later) and one where the ball is a separate piece and is pinned to the shifter. You may have the pinned type where...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: luggage rack

Paul
With your Victoria's rear mounted spare, you will need the trunk rack extension brackets. See Bratton's #25171.
There are special brackets for a Victoria with side mount spare tires. See...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By Bill Cilker
Re: What is this?

headlight & horn wiring, switch and 2 piece cover
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