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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 498
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: License Plate Search

I agree with Ronn, have it as a bring up and bookmark it. Pairs will cost you more and because it is in the Model A era they will cost even more. A few years ago I found a glass covered 1914 plate...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,091
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Good Run

I remember years ago in a 1930 Town Sedan on I-84 in Connecticut going up a long hill coming back from a New England Meet, having the accelerator all the way on the floor doing 50 mph and that motor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,816
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Longest trip you took in a Model A

My longest trip was from Marshalltown, Iowa to Detroit, Michigan for the 1978 National Meet. Like others I also was driving a car with a newly rebuilt engine. I spend a couple of weeks driving around...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Upholstery Question

I have installed two LB kits, a 30 Town Sedan and a 32 Coupe. I did not have any experience with interiors but I was motivated to do a good job. It is just one more facet of old car restoration. If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,839
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

Thank you for your comments. It peaks my interest to find out what kind of cam is in my car. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,839
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Highest Reliable Compression Ratio

I am amazed with all the interest in high compression heads. How fast do you really have to go in a Model A? My Victoria has a touring cam and it idles lousy. With the fast steering and bias ply...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,583
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Motometer does not seem to register anything

This post is back to Bob Johnson. Please come back and let us know how you set up you motormeter to show a digital temperature reading.

I did try this using the Taylor 2516 meat thermometer. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Carburetor leak

I agree with the comments about the float valve adjustment. If you look at a carb cut-a-way drawing, you will see that a 5/8 in. gas level puts the gas level right at the top of the cap and main...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,876
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Engine stumbles on acceleration

Some may disagree with me but get rid of the Tillotson Carb and get an original Zenith. Clean it and check that all flow passages are clear. Flow test the jets so you know how much gas you are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,312
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Why do you own a Model A?

I own a Model A because I have always owned one! It was the first car I owned. I purchased a 1930 Town Sedan in April, 1964. I had two more semesters to go in college, with bills to pay, but I had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Zenith Troubles

When rebuilding I always rub the area where the float valve stem hits the brass float. It will create a small divot in the brass. Scrub this area with 320 (very fine sand paper) to remove any ridges...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,324
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Adding turn signals

I also have the Signal Stat 900 with the lights mounted between the bars both front and back. The advantage of this is that you don't have to make any modifications to the existing tail lights or the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 975
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Coolant Seepage at front of head

I would retorque the head as a check. Should be done annually anyway. I know you live in a cold area but it is a lot of work to change the head gasket. Consider using water with Prestone Anti - Rust...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 903
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Mothballs

Last spring I removed the rear seat in my new 31 Victoria and was shocked to find that moths had turned the lower portion of the seat cushion into swiss cheese in several spots. Fortunately it is at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,684
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Coast to Coast in a Model A

I read a book about four college girls who in 1922 purchased two new Model T Touring cars upon graduation and drove from Iowa to the west coast. The book was written from a diary that one of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,911
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Looking to buy Tacoma Cream powder coat paint for my painter, need help.

Just for a comparison, I painted my wheels last summer. I took the rims to a local sand blaster. The wheels came back electrostatically primed and were just beautiful for $90.00 per wheel. Then I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 966
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: tire pressure

My Model A tends to find the groves in the road and weave back in forth. I wish I had purchased radial tires. However, to put a slight bias to the front end I put 30 psi in the passenger front tire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Mirrors for the Victoria

I mounted two mirrors on the upper hinge of the doors on my 31 Victoria. I think I purchased them from Drakes only because I liked them. There were issues! The size of the hinge pins on the Victoria...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,951
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: help with Model A market values

I would look at the car from the point of view of how much personal work it is going to take to to get the car to the level you want to achieve. Then ask yourself will I have fun doing it? Then, buy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: zenith 2 carburetor

Hello Bob, since we are on the subject of carburetors, I have seen your comments about the secondary well and how it may be restricting flow from the Compensator Jet. I have been rebuilding carbs for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Drag Link Replacement Question

I did this job just a week ago. I had the same question. Many different answers but this is what I did and the job seemed to go OK.
1. Grease all the parts.
2. Assemble and turn the cap in until...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,236
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Calling all Phaetons and Open Cars

It is a pretty car. I hope you have small feet. It is a challenge getting in and out of those cars. Good luck and welcome to the Ford Barn. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,494
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Steering Wobble Troubleshooting

My car has some left to right moving around but the free play at the steering wheel is only 5/8 to 3/4 in. It is not in the box. I have also adjusted the toe-in to specs. It is the bias ply tires...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,439
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Itís getting harder to drive my A

This post is about me just yesterday. I am 78 and drove 75 miles with our club in my Victoria. I made a big mistake not getting radial tires, the car just weaves back in forth in the imperfections on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,964
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Changing of the Guard

I enjoy the reaction of fellow motorists when I have my car on the road. Every trip out, there will be someone who stops what they are doing and watch my car go by. It is part of what I call the...
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