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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 631
Posted By Floats
Re: Adjust speedometer from miles to km/hour

Hi Guys,
Kilometres speedos are out there. I found one for my Ford as well as my Chevy. Argentina went metric many years ago.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,229
Posted By Floats
Re: Grab handle

Hi Gufshoz
Let her drive every second sector.
In the business of Ďhigh speed pressurised aluminium tubingí (airline flying)it is customary for the Captain and First Officer to share the sectors....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,356
Posted By Floats
Re: Crazy temp gauge idea

Gasket
These cars have been going fine for nearly a 100 years, without a temp gauge. Why would you want a temp gauge and where would you place the gauge?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,429
Posted By Floats
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

Hi Jamie,
Thanks for sharing your progress, and cograts with a job well done.
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 11-18-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,939
Posted By Floats
Re: I am leaving Fordbarn

Cheers Pluck,
Sad to see you leave. Thank you for you input and advice over the years.
Take care.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,127
Posted By Floats
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By Floats
Re: Electrical motor to produce vacuum...is there such thing?

Dice roller,
Yep, the aviation industry use vacuum to drive some very important instruments, the artificial horizon, and DI( direction indicator)
They use an engine driven vacuum pump with an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,660
Posted By Floats
Re: International Model A Ford Day

Hi Guys,
A friend and I did our bit for the ‘International Model A Ford Day’ drive in Mossel Bay on the south coast of South Africa.
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This photograph of Kobus Harris, a friend and a long...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Floats
Re: A and B engine match

Thanks Bob,
I knew it was not really a big deal, but there was something.
Much appreciated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Floats
A and B engine match

Hi Guys,
I know this have been asked before, but I have searched and canít find the answers.
Does a Model A transmission fit on a B engine and visa versa?
Much appreciated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,841
Posted By Floats
Re: Loud Noise when car decellerates while i n first and second gears

Thanks Aaron,
Iíll try that.
However, I recently removed the pan in order to check the shims on the mains and also to confirm the crank end play. The end play was way out and I decided to have the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,841
Posted By Floats
Re: Loud Noise when car decellerates while i n first and second gears

Mech 3,
I canít help, but I believe I have a similar problem. I think it is the crankshaft moving forward when the inertia of the car is driving the engine. Ie gearing down and using the engine to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,082
Posted By Floats
Re: Ford verse Chevrolet

Hi Guys,
I have one of each. I can’t really compare them, as the Ford is a roadster pickup and the Chevy is a 29’ six cylinder Phaeton.
Ford built 5 million Model A cars in 4 years and must have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 803
Posted By Floats
Re: OT- My Connection To The Model A Community

Hey 1930 Pickup,
Welcome back.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,639
Posted By Floats
Re: Battery Isolator switch

Hi Dave,
Best thing you could ever do for your old car. I even have one in my E Type as well as my 250SL Pagoda.
Jim has his in the engine bay, which means, you have to open the hood to turn off...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,894
Posted By Floats
Re: Decided to pull the motor/trans

Jumping out of gear will only get worse. Fix it while it is out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
Posted By Floats
Re: Restoration in India

Congratulations on a job well done,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,730
Posted By Floats
Re: Anyone Ever Built or Even Seen, An Original type Greasing Pit?

Hi Guys,
I have dug and built 4 pits over the past 40 odd years. I have dug them all by myself, the last one at the age of 65. Once the hole is done, I build the walls, steps and floor with bricks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,334
Posted By Floats
Smile Re: Disconnect switch

Great Dean, we are on the same page. Donít let me down.
Cheers
Chris:):)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,334
Posted By Floats
Re: Disconnect switch

Hi Dean,
Some serious points to think about,
1. NEVER EVER admit or suggest that you want to, or have gone to 12v, positive, negative or whatever, NEVER EVER. You will never hear the end of it. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By Floats
Re: Low braking phenomena

Hi Phred,
My 2c
Put a little side load on the pedal in order to attempt replicating the interference.
Regards
Chris
Cape Town
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By Floats
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,070
Posted By Floats
Re: oil level

Hi Killer,
You don’t want to drive it full of oil.
Quarter is just fine, the higher the oil level, the more chance of it leaking out the rear main. And if you must park on a hill, park nose down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,679
Posted By Floats
Re: Were "Suicde Doors" Really Dangerous?

As a 3 year old I picked up a toy which had dropped to the floor. I pulled on the door handle to get back on the seat and the rest is history. Fortunately, we were going around a roundabout at a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,673
Posted By Floats
Re: Bendix Spring Snapped...Normal?

You are correct Davey,
6 Volt batteries are very hard to come by in Africa.
Cheers
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