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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Battery warmer

Well 42 degrees in my area would be considered a mild day. I think there is something more that the "cold" weather causing your battery to go dead in two days. Here we can leave the battery sit for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,222
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Stud removal; broken stud process Q.

As Terry Burtz suggests, using an EDM machine works great. I had a broken head stud removed locally by a shop that had those machines and the stud was removed quickly and the stud hole was in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Original interior?

It's not an original interior, but it looks very presentable. I would leave it as is. If you have a copy of the Restoration Guidelines all the factory interior materials are listed for each Model A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Cold Outside So Do I Run, Crank, Sit or Ignore?

Let it hibernate for a few months, with proper storage no harm will come. Leave it alone.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,077
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Tires

A friend has 5.00/5.50 x 19 Lester Tires on his Town Sedan and likes the ride and looks of them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,200
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Fatigue Cracks In Model "A" Parts

Bob, this is a picture of a cracked radiator neck from the top tank. You can see the daylight shining through the crack. Since this is under the radiator shell, it makes it hard to spot.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: New guy here..my story

Feel free to contact the Pine Tree A's out of Kenneybunk. There is probably someone close you can contact for any information.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,388
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Is there a way to determine the original color?

Not primed as we think today, but unpainted bodies were treated to a process called Bonderizing which provided a surface for paint to bond to.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 853
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Tools...availability ?

I bought Craftsman tappet wrenches years ago and they may now be available now at ACE, Lowe's or Home Depot. Worth checking.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: The A-17017 Spark Plug and Cylinder Head Wrench...

Steve, just looked in my tool box and my wrench has the # 50 in addition to the Moore logo.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Model A Clubs near Syracuse

The Mohican Model A club is located in Vernon Center.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Paint v/s Japaning

In the Nov-Dec 2019 issue of The Restorer magazine there was a good article on how to make you own Japan Black Enamel and how to apply it to the carburetor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Bendix Drive Question??

Thanks for the report Stuart. I have put on over 120K mile on my model A and during that time I have had one spring break and one bolt fall out. I don't think that is all that bad for the miles...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Restoration of Markings on a Fuel Gauge

There is a good article on restoring the Fuel Gauge in the 2013 May-June issue of The Restorer magazine. If you have copy of it handy check it out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: rear wheel stud installation

My local auto machine shop has the tools in house to that work, maybe you could check around your area to find a shop that can do this job for you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Automatic in A

John LaVoy has started a series in his Model A Times magazine about installing an automatic tranny in a Model A. The Fall 2020 issue is the start of the information.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Ford Model A engine noise

Sounds like a vacuum leak between the carb and manifold. If you have a Tillotson carb the flange can warp, you can use a flat file on the carb to smooth it out and a new gasket should help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,851
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: AAA for breakdowns in antique?

I have used them a few times and they have always been very careful with the Model A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,019
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Spring perch removal ?

Heavy duty 1" air hammer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,686
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Preston “ALL VEHICLES” Antifreeze

How about your local autoparts store, they should have some brand of GREEN ethylene glycol (which is an IAT opposed to OAT/HOAT compound) antifreeze.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Front Spindle Measurements

Joe, just measured a spare I had.
inner = 1.189"
outer = .750"
Hope this helps.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: 6v t0 12 v

Yes, as Herb Concord says, the key is using proper size wire. I was having an intermittent problem and cleaned all the connections and used new 14g wire and the problem disappeared. These OD's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Borg-Warner OD Wiring

yes that will work fine
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: Bearing adjustments

I would check all the babbitt bearings (Rods & Mains) at 20K intervals.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By Doug Linden
Re: 1/2” Bendix

The issue is that it is not a Bendix starter drive, the 1/2" shaft used an Able starter drive which are not available. Easier to change to a starter with a 5/8" drive.
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