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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Rust in gas tank

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Have you considered trying a dirty leg to catch the rusty crap?

What's a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: J.R. Bullock Did Another Fine Job

https://clampdowncomp.com/tech/rebuilding-a-1932-ford-model-b-zenith-carburetor-for-a-model-a-4-banger/

Sychro: Don't know if you have seen this.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1931 valve cover gasket question

Paper gaskets shrink over time in packaging. If your gasket is too small, soak it in water overnight and it will expand to fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,394
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1938 model A powered Sears tractor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XG1MnILoNo&list=PLXcGGTHvQnp-kpIdqxsOUUgrpZj3DruiR

Here's one in action.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Uncover Project

Winter is the season for working on Model A's. Many of us are out in the shop doing something similar. Is this a complete body off restoration?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 869
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: AutoLite heater install

Yes. the Autolite cover will work without hoses, brackets. etc. We get lots of heat just mounting on the manifold and leaving a bit of gap between the firewall and heater. So long as it lines up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Replacement Running Board Bolt Bracket

I looked in the catalogs, and nothing. You could carefully remove your old brackets , take them to a sheet metal shop to bend up some duplicates, then just drill out the bolt holes yourself to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Model A Beltline Variations?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't '30 sport coupe doors the same as '30 coupe doors? If so, then the belt line should match at the juncture of the door and rear quarter panels??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Why would anybody buy a car and not ask for the key?

I couldn't bear to watch it to the end, thinking that this might be the future of all our cars.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Zenith Carb Questions

https://www.santaanitaas.org/tom-endys-tech-articles/

BobX2. Scroll down to fuel. There is an article by Tom Endy on cleaning Zenith passageways with a paper clip.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1929 Phaeton Top Bows

https://fordwood.com/phtn1928-29bwk.htm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,624
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Never Tried To Restore

Things I can't do: 1. babbit bearings 2. Shocks 3. rewind armatures 4. soldering is beyond me 4. sew interiors 5. plating of any kind 6. recore radiators 7. machining heads, valves, etc. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,831
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Model A Paint Codes

https://www.mafca.com/tqa_paint_codes.html

jb-ob, Mountain brown is on this paint code chart abo0ut half way down.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Switching bumper 1930

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31 fordor came this way. Easy to bolt up. Same as front bumpers.
I thought the factory installation of solid rear bumpers were reserved for DeLuxe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Switching bumper 1930

31 fordor came this way. Easy to bolt up. Same as front bumpers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Manifold Dilemma

If you like your Autolite heater manifold, and your old one is cracked and can't be repaired, Autolites are fairly common at swap meets. At least they are here in the Midwest. Maybe we will get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,328
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Gleaner engine pictures??

Dave. I remember your initial post about the 2 diamond engines you acquired. And now one of them is almost finished. Great job!
Looking to your photos from two years ago, I saw a hand clutch on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 544
Posted By Mike Peters
Model A Paint Codes

https://www.mafca.com/tqa_paint_codes.html

Like it says, Roger Kaufman published this years ago and I copied it for future reference. You can too. The trick is to remember where you put when you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 903
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Paint question

Single stage.

chicle drab, Dupont- B8854 PPG, 91
copra drab, Dupont-DS094 PPG- 440
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Rear fender brace hole location

Attach your two rear fender braces and drill your fender bead edge holes wherever the braces line up the best. Or, if you have any original rear fenders, copy those. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Mod a water neck for gage

https://www.mikes-afordable.com/product/A8273.html

Even easier. They also sell upper goose necks and water inlets already made for temp gauges.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Mod a water neck for gage

Wouldn't this be easier? Just use steel tubing cut to length and weld a pipe fitting into it, rather than all the drilling tapping.

This is in a car I just bought and temp gauge is not used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Paint codes

I have a listing for dawn Gray Dark. Dupont - 55134 For the other paint codes, I have the same as 31 Tudor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 30-31 Horn Rod Repair ?

I recently took a 29 horn rod apart. The four tabs on that only released the horn button, which was sticking in the on position. So yeah, the bezel is attached to the rod at the factory an does not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,238
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Side Mirror Installation Question

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=280203&highlight=hinge+pin+removal

Some ideas. Hope yours isn't rusted in too much.
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