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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By ericr
Re: where is the most idiot-proof diagram of terminal box wiring?

Bob, thanks for this. I feel like I have found Davy Jones' Locker, Bluebeard's Treasure Chest , the Lost Dutchman's Mine, the Amber Room, the Oak
Island Treasure, Dutch Schultz's Strongbox, etc.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By ericr
Re: where is the most idiot-proof diagram of terminal box wiring?

You rest my case but simultaneously, thanks to the members who took the time to post the diagrams.

Perhaps some members have a more innate ease with circuitry. Alas, I'm between the town drunk...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By ericr
Re: where is the most idiot-proof diagram of terminal box wiring?

LOL well, yeah, this has been a distraction for me for years. Unlike me, the mechanics working on these cars in the day had new cars sitting in the showroom to compare.

I thought I read once...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By ericr
where is the most idiot-proof diagram of terminal box wiring?

many wiring diagrams I've seen are apparently some restatement of original diagrams with unhelpful particulars like showing the terminal located vertically, the ammeter is just a circle without...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,095
Posted By ericr
Re: if you could go back in time, what Model "A" parts would you bring back?

I know exactly where you are coming from. It's easy to get wistful looking at those shiny cars on the dealers' showroom floors, knowing how well they operated as new vehicles.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,095
Posted By ericr
if you could go back in time, what Model "A" parts would you bring back?

sure our money would not match but you guys would overcome that. and you would not necessarily go to 1928-31 since parts were abundant through at least the '30s at the same prices.

I'm guessing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,303
Posted By ericr
Re: whats the best & worst car to buy in 1930

wasn't there some specific dividing line for price that separated most brands into categories, like above or below 1,000 dollars?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By ericr
Re: Radiator and crank guide question

I don't mean to hector you but the Barn has repeated posts wherein members have had difficulties dealing with non-authentic modifications to these cars. Members say there are fine repro radiators...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,015
Posted By ericr
Re: Horn, for what?

Vern do you know what make of horn it is?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By ericr
Re: 28_29 Model A folding stanchions

I realize this topic is not exactly a barn burner to most members, but I am intrigued by things like, where did those Canadian stanchions come from, were they listed in company parts catalogs in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By ericr
Re: Brake shoes

I thought we decided in earlier posts that WD is only a water displacement, not a lubricant...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By ericr
Re: 28_29 Model A folding stanchions

didn't someone post a photo on here some years ago of a general Canadian auto exposition from like 1929 and there was a Ford roadster sitting there with the folding stanchions?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By ericr
Re: (Yet Another) Electrical Question

I looked those up, how/where do you install them?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By ericr
Re: 28_29 Model A folding stanchions

well I guess that shows the value of hearsay. I'll cancel my trip to Canada.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By ericr
Re: 28_29 Model A folding stanchions

interesting. I used to hear years ago, for unstated reasons, that it was very difficult tp get cars or even parts out of Canada to the US...was that true?

at the time I was hearing that parts of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By ericr
Re: 28_29 Model A folding stanchions

-not that I have ever found, the members are likely to tell you to look at swap meets for old contemporary ones. on some old originals, you had to reduce the thickness of the cowl post by sawing the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By ericr
Re: (Yet Another) Electrical Question

oh that is pretty clear.....but next, explain why the firing order is 1-2-4-3 instead of 1-2-3-4
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,208
Posted By ericr
Re: Any One Seen This Style Dunn Dash Panel Before?

didn't non-Ford cars of that era tend to have more gauges switches etc. on their wooden dash panels, like oil pressure, temperature, the choke rod, etc.? the Model "A" has about
the most elementary...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By ericr
(Yet Another) Electrical Question

I have read that the Model "A" engine always stops in one of two positions.

I always turn off the gas valve and let the engine die before shutting off the
ignition switch. I have noticed that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,901
Posted By ericr
Re: Signs, back in the day

Ripley's Believe It or Not many years ago claimed a tombstone in a cemetery had this inscription:

"Here Lies the Body of Jonathan Blake,
Stepped on the Gas Instead of the Brake"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By ericr
Re: are you guys putting the little screen inside the iron sediment bulb?

thanks that would be great to know....you must have taken a spare sediment bowl with you to NAPA to find one that fit correctly....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By ericr
Re: are you guys putting the little screen inside the iron sediment bulb?

I looked but isn't that paper filter for the glass bowl type of sediment unit?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By ericr
Re: are you guys putting the little screen inside the iron sediment bulb?

could you use the right size wire to stick up through the relevant parts and slide the filter up the wire?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By ericr
are you guys putting the little screen inside the iron sediment bulb?

I've been with Model "A"s since the mid-1960s but never realized there was supposed to be a screen in it. Tried to install a repro but could not get it seated directly vertical. I suspect the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By ericr
Re: Dumb Question About Nut/Bolt Diameters

gee, you have a better location for the positive terminal...I had been attaching it though the little machine screw that holds the wiring harness in place near the side water outlet
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