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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: What is it?

Looks like a snap coupler of some sort. Not Model A unless it was used on an accessory.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Fuel shut off valve

Lefthander makes a good point. One wonders if Ford went backwards by moving the gas shut off valve to the engine compartment. I have an indented firewall 31 with a B carburetor that does not leak...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Mitchell OD with touring engine

I have run a Borg Warner OD for years with a stock engine. The Borg OD is a 33% increase. It pulled a bit hard, IMO. The engine was never quite up to the task. Then I installed a 26% Mitchell...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1928 Roadster interior question.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=180143&highlight=1928+roadster+interior

Check the last reply with photos from Jim Sinclair of an original unrestored 28 roadster. That will be as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1928 Phaeton windshield gasket

If I did this again, I would run the lower windshield rubber gasket past the end of the windshield frame, rather than cutting it off like I did. Let the rubber overlap the base of the stanchion an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Model A Day in Sharon is on. June 6, 2021

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharon,_Wisconsin

Shew: The village of Sharon, WI. is located literally on the Wisconsin/Illinois state line. The south boundary of the village IS the IL./WI....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Mike Peters
Model A Day in Sharon is on. June 6, 2021

Just got home from a meeting with the local folks who put Model A Day in Sharon together. It is definitely a GO. Same basic format as other years. Parts swap, live music , pig roast, exclusive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,419
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Is this Model A or Model T?

Sorry. Spelled it wrong. mailbox@sharontelephone.com
Try this one. Should work.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,419
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Is this Model A or Model T?

Slatgrille_ If you have a pair of those not dinged up, I would be interested in buying from you for our 28 business coupe. Email me at mailbox@sharonteleophone.com
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,419
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Is this Model A or Model T?

https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/ProductDetail/A-46480-AOR_ZINC-SILL-PLATES-COUPE-PAIR?fromCategory=SearchByKeyword
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-15-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Twin Wheel A

This is the RHD phaeton you just bought, right? She needs to hold that steering wheel a bit lower.
Funny story...Our mail lady drives a RHD Jeep to deliver mail. One day a few years ago when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,068
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Itís getting harder to drive my A

I feel your pain regarding Tudor seats. Ditto with our 28 Tudor. The bride and i are just finishing reupholstering a S/W fordor for some summer driving. We padded those bench seats to be a soft...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,168
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Need advise buying a 1930 model A coupe

Winters are cold and long in Wisconsin. Working on a car out in the shop sure beats doing nothing all winter, and I have something to show come springtime.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By Mike Peters
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Factory fitted heater?

Yes. That's right. What I have on my car is NOT original. Speaking of the JS, on page 16-4 under Accessories, it says that Ford did sell a heater manifold, A-18455, that attached to the stock...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Factory fitted heater?

This was left under the rear floorboard of our Tudor. Heater? On the far side there is an opening to attach a hose or steel flex line? Maybe went to the muffler? It's just a vestige from long...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Factory fitted heater?

I vaguely remember some sort of vents that you could open and close under the floorboards of our 28 Tudor when I restored it back in the '80's. I took it all out because it was a hopeless mess. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,485
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: RH Drive Model A

Yep. Great deal for sure. I hope you just drive it as is, and leave it as a RHD car. It will be fun.
Question: I know that on at least some, if not all, RHD Model T's , the spark and throttle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,641
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Changing of the Guard

Looking at it this way, let's say that there may me less than 500,000 Model A's left on the planet. World population is about 7 billion potential model A owners. Out of all those people, we only...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: running board length

https://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/ProductDetail/A-185-D_RUNNING-BOARDS-28-29-TRUCK?fromCategory=SearchByKeyword
These are what you need. No rubber mat. Ford script. Parallel sides. No square...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,752
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Calling all Phaeton's

15 T 28 Phaeton
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Owen dyneto 1B question

Does this help?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: interior upholstery kits

X2. Call Mike at Classtique.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: valve tool needed

https://www.brattons.com/valve-spring-compressor-tool.html
This makes the job of removing/installing valve spring clips much easier. Hook the curved bolt over a manifold stud and lever the valve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: RHD engine block?

Mistake. I meant to say valves on the left, rather than on the right for RHD. sorry.
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