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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By w.michael
Re: Model A club in Wilkes County, NC

Piedmont Region of Model A Restorers Club is centered around Winston-Salem. We have members from Blowing Rock and Jefferson in the west to Hillsborough in the east; and from southern Virginia in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By w.michael
Re: metal valve stems. How tight?

I followed Mr. Karr's advice, seconded by Mike and Jeff, to tighten the bridge nuts pretty tight--about as tight as I could get it while holding it with the wrenches, and not placed in a vise.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By w.michael
Re: How to identify the year without the Vin??

" So it is possible that I have a early 31 wood frame."

Yes, it's possible. All of the straight windshield fordors, 1928 through early 1931, used a lot of wood framing. All of the slant...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,108
Posted By w.michael
Re: Patching Inner Tubes

I pinched one of my new tubes this weekend while trying to install it. I was told that one of the old tire shops close by still used hot patches, so I took the tube to them. Turns out, they do not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By w.michael
metal valve stems. How tight?

When installing inner tubes with metal valve stems:

1. On the tube, how tight do you tighten the lock nut against the bridge washer? Just until the "squish" is gone? If it's not tight enough, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By w.michael
Re: 29 Tudor stop light switch question

In Fred's first picture, it looks like the rod is being pulled from the housing at an angle. Is this correct? Shouldn't it be pulling straight out of the switch housing?

W. Michael
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By w.michael
Re: Sport Coupe Fabric Top

"How to Restore Your Model A", Vol. 5, has a very detailed article on the Sport Coupe top. This is for the correct, original style top with a headliner and cardboard liners. The book is available...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By w.michael
Re: Nu-Rex popout look alike ignition switch

I have used the Nu-Rex switch for several years now with no problem. Looks good in the instrument panel, very similar to the original pop-out. I've had problems in the past with several of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By w.michael
Re: What's going on here

Adding oil to the crankcase.

W. Michael
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,268
Posted By w.michael
Re: Frustration

I had the same problem at one time. The battery would turn the starter and engine over well, but the engine would not start. When I would let off the starter button, the engine would suddenly fire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By w.michael
Re: Coupe back roll up window

I think of them as "roll DOWN" windows, not "roll UP" windows. Strange how our minds work. And strange how words that are opposites can mean the same thing.

W. Michael
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By w.michael
Re: removing flame arrestor or filler screen

SUCCESS ! I got the screen out, but I did have to partially collapse it to do so. The problem was, as 1crosscut suggested, the screen is bulged out below the threaded ring. I think that probably...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By w.michael
Re: removing flame arrestor or filler screen

I didn't have much time to work on this tonight, but I think I made a little progress. 1955cj5 posted a picture that really helped me understand that, as he says, there are only a few threads. Then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By w.michael
removing flame arrestor or filler screen

I need help removing the flame arrestor (gas filler screen) from my '29 Fordor. This is a completed car, not one under construction, so I must protect the paint, etc. and do this with the tank in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By w.michael
Re: Lightened Flywheel

I drove Model A's for 40+ years with stock engines and flywheels. Then Daddy had an engine rebuilt for his (now my) coupe with a lightened flywheel and V-8 clutch. I've driven that for 10+ years...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,031
Posted By w.michael
Re: OSHKOSH Final Update 2020/2021

I have attended six national meets and have had a great time at every one.

To all the people who have already worked on Oshkosh for this year, THANK YOU!

To all the people who will work on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,060
Posted By w.michael
Re: Which Model A for a coast to coast trip?

SPORT COUPE! Everyone knows the sport coupe is the most beautiful of the Model A's!

Gives you roll-up windows, but also a rear curtain you can open for hot weather. Remove the rumble seat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,993
Posted By w.michael
Re: Cracked head- pic

I had one cracked in the same location and had the same questions you have. I finally decided that the crack was where the compression leak into the water jacket was occurring--and I know it does...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 926
Posted By w.michael
Re: Engine noise only when hot

Would a hardened valve seat loosen up as the engine warmed up? That's my guess.

W. Michael
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 926
Posted By w.michael
Re: Positioning of outside scroll handles on Fordors and other body types

Pluck, I always thought it was "small ball down" until I saw the photos posted by WTSHNN in Post #2 in your thread entitled

"Proof wanted about the 1928 60-A 2-Window Fordor Sedan"
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By w.michael
Re: Transport recommendations

I recommend Bill Squires of Bill's Auto Works. He provided excellent service for me in a cross-country transport. Not cheap, but good. See post #4 above.

W. Michael
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By w.michael
Re: Learning how send pictures

I saw this car in either 1966 or 1967 in Maryville, TN. At that time, it belonged to one of the Coulter brothers, I think. Was 'specially assembled for a member of the Ford family.


W.Michael
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By w.michael
Re: Identify Old picture of Model A

The 28-29 Fordors, and the 29 Carbiolets have a cowl similar to the 30-31's. Not like the 28-29 tudors, coupes, roadsters, and phaetons.

W. Michael
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,178
Posted By w.michael
Re: That "Opportunity Knocks" Engine

I ran an engine for many years with a crack in that same location. Never did anything to it. It just oozed a bit, but never leaked enough to drip. Lasted until I knocked the center main out by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,549
Posted By w.michael
Re: My "new" 1931 Phaeton

"Phaeton" rhymes with "Peyton"

W. Michael
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