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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By Safari bob
Front Brake Shaft -

How do you determine if the cup in the front brake shaft is too worn to work properly? Is there a certain depth to the cup in the shaft? How far in into the cup should the operating pin fit? Thanks....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2019, 02:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By Safari bob
More leg room in Cabriolet

I'm looking for ideas on gaining more leg room in my 1930 Cabriolet with non-adjustable seat. If any of you have made such a modification, I would like to know what you did. I was thinking of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By Safari bob
Re: Slant Window window regulator springs

Thanks JW. We will make a change today as I have a extra correct smaller spring. I tried to find a large one and it took a while. I know that they are difficult to find and I will so the same as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By Safari bob
Slant Window window regulator springs

I was having difficulty primarily raising and to a lesser degree lowering the drivers window on my slant window sedan. The channels seem OK as I had replaced them some years earlier. After removing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By Safari bob
Window regulator spring - Slant Window

Help!! I'm looking for the larger of the two springs for the front driver's door window regulator on my slant window Model A. Told by Brattons they are no longer made. Tried Bill's in Pennsylvania...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,588
Posted By Safari bob
Re: Cable shifter

I have a cable shifter on my '31 slant window. I added the overdrive to my F150 4 speed transmission because of the gap between second and third. I would go up a good hill in second gear at max 25...
Forum: Model-A 10-09-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 460
Posted By Safari bob
1930 Deluxe Fordor Sedan

1930 Deluxe Fordor Sedan. Total restoration in 2011 by professional restorer Charles A. McKeown. Seventy-eight thousand five hundred original miles and driven 21 miles since restoration. Health...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,868
Posted By Safari bob
Re: International Model A Day

The San Gabriel Valley Model A Restorers Club, the Santa Anita A's and the Diamond Tread Chapter of MAFCA celebrated the day with a poker run followed by a freshly prepared taco lunch with Klondike...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,506
Posted By Safari bob
Unfamiliar bell housing

Found this mixed in with my Model A parts and don't know what car it fits? Appreciate your help. Thanks.

Bob
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2017, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By Safari bob
Re: Water pump rebuilder

Thanks for your help.

Bob
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By Safari bob
Water pump rebuilder

I need to have my water pump rebuilt. Can you recommend someone?

Thank you.

Bob
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 962
Posted By Safari bob
Re: Adjusting ford 150 steering box

Thanks - Had my phone book open to call Randy Gross.

Bob
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 962
Posted By Safari bob
Adjusting ford 150 steering box

The original steering box in my 1931 sedan had been replaced with the steering box from the ford 150 when I purchased the car. It has more play in the steering wheel than the tight steering in my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 792
Posted By Safari bob
Youth and Model A Restoration

The Model A Restoration Award program provides financial assistance to youth between the ages of 12 and less than 22 who are restoring their Model As. This assistance is made biennially and the 2016...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,677
Posted By Safari bob
Re: 6 Volt alternator conundrum

Today I discovered that the cable between the battery and the starter was not completely tight at the starter. After tightening it, my alternator started working correctly on my friends car.

The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2016, 11:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,677
Posted By Safari bob
Re: 6 Volt alternator conundrum

Thank you Tom. I may have an answer to why the alternator that I have had at the shop isn't working properly.On the Nu-Rex Site , there is an alternator short circuit test. It indicates a short...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,677
Posted By Safari bob
Re: 6 Volt alternator conundrum

I am talking about alternators. Both were working fine at one point. I know that because I had to borrow it from my friends car. Before I switched mine to my friends car, it acted just as you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,677
Posted By Safari bob
6 Volt alternator conundrum

I have a friends Model A with a 6 volt alternator. After installing the engine, the amp meter showed no charge. I don't know if the problem was there before we changed the engine. Took the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,325
Posted By Safari bob
Re: What do you think happened?

I checked the tie rod and it was fine. The front wheel where the car had been strapped was bent. I put a pointer next to the edge of the rim and spun the wheel. Probably 1/2" to 3/4" out from the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,325
Posted By Safari bob
Re: What do you think happened?

Thanks for giving me things to check out. I watched as the front straps were attached and they did not go over the tie rod. The straps were attached just inside each of the wheels between the wheel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,325
Posted By Safari bob
What do you think happened?

A few days ago, the engine in my 31 SW stopped along the road. It came home on a flatbed. I replaced the points, condenser and coil. It runs very well now.

However the problem is that before I...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,908
Posted By Safari bob
Re: 39 ford transmission rebuilder

Thanks for your input. Al Zanino was the name I was trying to come up with.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,908
Posted By Safari bob
39 ford transmission rebuilder

I am looking for a re-builder of 1939 ford transmissions in Southern California.
Thanks.

Bob
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,058
Posted By Safari bob
Re: Black radiator water

Thanks for your input. I will drain it out and see if it overheats. If not, just leave it alone.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,058
Posted By Safari bob
Black radiator water

While working on a friend's car with a freshly rebuilt engine, I flushed the radiator after running it for 30 minutes - I had added 1 gallon of vinegar. I drained and flused it (didn't look at the...
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