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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,481
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Motometer does not seem to register anything

Ed,


Not all thermometers are the same. Taylor makes many different versions of this thermometer. They all look the basically the same in the same shape and style. There are some that have a F/C...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By Bob Johnson
Solved

The problem was a mushroomiing of the shoulder on the spine shaft that holds the back end of the clutch. It was about 0.004" bigger in diameter than the rest of the shaft. At the throw out bearing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: HELP Multi disc clutch removal

Here are pictures of the clutch seated all the way in and a picture of how far I can slide it out before it just stops.



http://www.modelahouse.com/images/multi-clutch01.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-29-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By Bob Johnson
HELP Multi disc clutch removal

I am trying to remove the clutch from a multi-disc clutch. I have the nut off and the clutch will slide out about 2 inches (past the point where the splines are engaged) and then it stops. Is there...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-25-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: July/August 1991 "The Restorer"

MAFCA sells a thumb drive with the first 50 years of The Restorer. You might consider buying it so you can get any old articles.


Here is the Q&A you are looking for.
Bob Johnson




Q: A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,508
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Model A Town Car?

Brad,


That is definitely not my car. I have the Danish registration paper for the car. In 1931 my car was still owned by the original owner Vlad Pedersen of Odense. The windshield posts on my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: ID'ing a FORD 160-C 2-Window Fordor Body

I have a 160-B and there are Briggs logos stamped on some of the sheet metal. There is one on the metal sub-rail which is under the woodgrained dash rail. It is a large "B" with "co" inside the "B"....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,508
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Model A Town Car?

"I do believe I saw that there was one referred to as «the pelican» because it had been modified with a very long visor. I could not readily identify any of the cars in the 1987 article as being that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,508
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Model A Town Car?

One of the three Town Car that Terry is working on is mine. Since it was hidden in a barn in Denmark in 1987 it was not included in the 1987 article. Some of the owners of Model A Town Cars tend to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,508
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Model A Town Car?

Yes that is the 1930 Town Car in New York. It has been for sale for many years.



Bob Johnson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Removing engine/transmission

It is removal of the engine with the bell housing and transmission attached.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By Bob Johnson
Removing engine/transmission

Where is the center of gravity with respect to the spark plug holes for a Model A engine with the transmission attached?


Bob
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Canadian Patent Plate

That is it Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By Bob Johnson
Canadian Patent Plate

Is there a source for the Canadian Patent Plate?


Bob
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,454
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Fatigue Cracks In Model "A" Parts

Funny you should ask. This just happened this week. I have never seen a water-pump casting that broke because of a too tight fan belt before tjis one.
Bob



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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: LED Focus

The lights are shining onto a piece of cardboard about 3 feet in front of the car. The intent of the pictures was to show the focus of the bulbs and not the intensity so the exposure is not relevant....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Bob Johnson
LED Focus

Here is a picture which compares the focusing of LED vs Incandescent bulbs. The pictures were taken with a clear plexiglass lens. The adjusting screw was adjusted to give the smallest (most...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,211
Posted By Bob Johnson
Headlight "Load Equalizers"

There have been several references to "Load Equalizers" used to prevent flickering of LED headlights. What are "load equalizers"? How are they installed? How do they work ? Are they just a resistor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,521
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Rubelite Red

If you can not find a good paint code you can have your paint supplier match the color using the new "Paint & Finish Guide" from MAFCA. Here is a link to my posting which describes the new guide....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,839
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Model A Town Cars?

Below is an excerpt from Vol 31 Issue 6 of The Restorer. Dan Is no longer the owner of the car. Heaters were installed in at least one Town Car.


Bob Johnson


DAN DAVIS of Reno, Nevada...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,839
Posted By Bob Johnson
Premature Obituary

Hey I am not dead. I have lots of information on Town Cars. Was your Dad Dale Watson?



Bob Johnson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,185
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Headlight Help

I purchased them from a company in England. However if I were to buy more I would get them from one of the Model A parts houses. No I did not install load resistors. A word of caution, make sure you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,185
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Headlight Help

Here are my results from testing LED headlight bulbs. It might be that the LED bulbs do not focus as well as the stock bulbs but in my tests the LED bulbs definitely light up the street much better....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 998
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: pops, slips, drops out of second gear

The gears are labeled "MARK USA". Are these gears good or bad quality?


Bob
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 998
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: pops, slips, drops out of second gear

Here are some pictures of the gears. The top two pictures are the cluster gear. Then last two are the second gear.


Bob
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