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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By MAG
Re: Piston Placement

The splits go to driver (left) side.
Are the rods installed on the pistons with the rod dippers in correct direction? To pick up oil when the engine rotates?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By MAG
Re: How to attach emergancy brake spring / grind coverings?

Everybody does things different. Here is how I install the emergency brake spring:
With the backing plate on the workbench ready for installation for parts:
1. Place the toggle lever into the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By MAG
Re: Headlight Issue Round Two

BobPro I understand your frustration. Like some of the other posts, I used to struggle with that area myself until I studied that system quite thoroughly and figured out how to properly install it....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By MAG
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By MAG
Re: Radio noise

The Early V8 Service Bulletins has a section on radio installation that includes placing noise suppression caps in various places in the car. From memory one goes on the dome light switch. That is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By MAG
Re: Cabriolet Top Installation

They are tricky to install properly. Too much forward tension on the top and the doors will not close. A friend had many problems with his installation and ended up taking his car to Elizabeth,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By MAG
Re: Pate swap meet

We are going. Bringing transmissions, engines, Hydraulic brake parts, etc. No sheetmetal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By MAG
Re: 6 to 12 Volt & Neg ground

You seldom hear about 6v starters running on 12volts pushing the starter ring off the flywheel but it happens. I have seen 3 of them. One of them was mine.
I changed the field coils and converted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 582
Posted By MAG
Re: Upholstery Question

If your brother-in-law is not concerned with originality, fit or appearance then let a local shop use their own discretion. If he does want it as close to original as possible, order the kit from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,817
Posted By MAG
Re: Steering Box 7 tooth vs 2 Tooth vs F100

I have rebuilt several of all three types of steering boxes. In one car I have a 2 tooth box with short pitman arm and teflon steering tie rod cups. It steers as easy as one of my other cars with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By MAG
Re: Headlights bulbs

If you want to light up the back yard go with LED's. If you want great headlights, install Brattons headlight reflectors and 50/32 incandescent bulbs so that they can be properly focused.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,665
Posted By MAG
Re: Are brake floaters worth it?

X2 on Post #5.
If you have to install floaters to make them work you haven't done something correctly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By MAG
Re: front wheel spindle

Bert's Model A Center. 800-321-1931
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By MAG
Re: wiring question?

Some Headlight Wiring Harnesses only have one wire which attaches to the cutout. In that case, the Horn wire is powered at a junction inside the switch assembly. The better harnesses have 2 wires...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,589
Posted By MAG
Re: B Carb Questions

Yes it will fit the B carb.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By MAG
Re: Hole in the floor ?

That hole is access to allow checking the electrolyte level in the battery cells. The hole is covered by a metal plate held in place with metal clips.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By MAG
Re: Update, Rear Brake Drum Install Over New Emergency Brake Bands

Use same method as redmodelt with same results..Drum service brake should be 11' dia. If my memory serves me right the ebrake dia is 9 5/8". Check an old drum to be sure.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,651
Posted By MAG
Re: converting to 1970 v8 points for model a

Bratton's P/N
17320 Modern Upper Distributor plate with Modern Points and Condenser.
17270 Distributor Lower Plate with long wire when using the modern upper plate.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By MAG
Re: 30/31 Roadster top dimensions

52 1/2" outside to outside between the tabs on quarter panels. '30 roadster.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By MAG
Re: 12 volt system on a Model A

I think this is what you are seeing:
With the ignition switch closed and the points OPEN you will see "static" voltage (12 volts)at the output of the ceramic resistor. With the ignition switch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,702
Posted By MAG
Re: Head gasket?

I never use anything but the copper head gasket. Use copper spray as a sealant.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 811
Posted By MAG
Re: Southwind Heaters

My '30 Roadster had a Southwind Gasoline Heater prior to my owning it. Was removed but the mounting holes are still there. I have one and may install it in the future.
Back in the 50's I had a 36...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,239
Posted By MAG
Re: Model B engine transmission and brakes on Model A

I have installed '32 brakes on the front of 2 Model A's. Use '32 backing plates drum and all internal parts. No modifications required. They work well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,106
Posted By MAG
Re: What Overdrive Transmission is this?

Ruth, the Torque tube, Radius Rods and Drive Shaft are shortened approximately 2 1/4"
(? Memory escapes me) when using a AA bell housing. The AA bell housing is approximately 2" SHORTER (front to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,106
Posted By MAG
Re: What Overdrive Transmission is this?

It is a F150 Transmission 4 speed w/OD. The pictured installation uses a Model A bellhousing. They are excellent transmissions. I did my own conversion using a AA bellhousing. Have driven it...
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