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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: Fs ignitions

YES, it can be purchased as either!! I just love it, the FS People are great too !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,162
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: if you could go back in time, what Model "A" parts would you bring back?

Henry Ford -- so's I could ask him why he was so mean to Edsel
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Alternator Won't Kick Follow-Up

After following suggestions found here -- took the alternator to a shop. Found one bad diode causing the problem. All's good now.

Thanks Guys
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,452
Posted By rfitzpatrick
How Many 2020 Miles Did You Drive

Well, I did a disappointing 1,736 miles.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: Alternator Hasn't Kick In

6 Volt/Positive Ground
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: Alternator Hasn't Kick In

OK, usually, after just a short drive, and when I'm going thru the gears after a stop, the alternator would kick. It would allways show a charge afterwards. It's just that after 10 miles today, it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Alternator Hasn't Kick In

Is the alternator still providing curcuit power even tho the amp gauge don't indicate? That is, am I on battery power alone until then?
Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,273
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: Side Mirror Installation Question

Are you able to actually use your passengner-side mirror? If so, and mine is a PicUp, what's that part-numbers?
Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 737
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: Have " A" Great Veterans Day

1962-66 Boca Chica NAS, Cuban Missile Crises, AirForce
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: adapting a ford pickup steering gear to model a

I bought one from him, no regrets other than why did I wait so long--
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: '31 Budd Cab

As a retired airline mechanic and '31 PicUp owner, I appreciate the information about the Wright Brothers
Thanks Guys
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By rfitzpatrick
'31 Budd Cab

I really believe if the Florida wind was just right -- I could do 90!!
When were wind-tunnels used?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,611
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: AAA for breakdowns in antique?

Broke down on i-75, they told my Wife I was already towed. I wasn't. Now I carry them and two locals. Traffic on the i-75 is a dangerous place to break down, in South Florida
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,124
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Model A's & Airplanes

So many Model A's and so many Airplanes on FordBarn. As a retired airline mechanic with a '31 PicUp -- I love this web site! I've read some excellent advise found here.
Stay Safe

Thanks Everyone
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Horn

I'll get the horn working and after the couple months driving around Town--
it slowly will only chirp. Do they require that much attention, or what.
It's not a Model A if the horn don't work right...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: Cylinder Soot

[QUOTE=30 Closed Cab PU;1946937]I do not know your experience level on As, so excuse me if you already know this info.

" Look for a nice tan color, clean/pure white is too lean, black/sooty is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,551
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: Oil Breather tube 20 inch flex tube

Like mine -- the only problem I had was when changed oil, didn't put the funnel down far enough, before discovered oil I was adding was going to the floor thru the breather line.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: PicUp Rear Bumpers

Closed Cab
I have a round support bar between the bumper frames. Used pipe conduits to mount the plate on this bar. My set-up came off a coupe. Allow me an emailing address and I'll supply...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: PicUp Rear Bumpers

taffrail
Home Depot sells a pipe conduit that I fitted around the support bar to installed my plate. I've also used the conduit to attach a radio controller to my steering column. And if I knew...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: PicUp Rear Bumpers

I have 2 bumperets instead of the full length bumper.[/QUOTE]




OK, that's what I have too. Since I never drive at nite -- not changing anything until I'm ticketed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: PicUp Rear Bumpers

I've looked at using the '32 picup licenses bracket also. You would flip the brake lite upside down so the the plate would be lit. However I've a 1931 Florida Truck licenses
plate that I don't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By rfitzpatrick
PicUp Rear Bumpers

They were not factory installed item were they? Now my licenses plate doesn't properly display directly from behind, it does easily off-side.
I did it because it gives the rear end a finished-look...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: Andy Hardy Movies

You might gather that I am rather cynical about the "entertainment" industry and those who have worked in it. They make a ridiculously large living out of playing make believe, something I stopped...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Andy Hardy Movies

When I watch the 30's era movies, I never see anyone start their A's with involving the spark/hand throttle. Were the cars used in the movies modified so's not to do this?

Just wondering
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By rfitzpatrick
ModelA Times

Has an article: "Isolating Road Troubles---" and states the ignition system causes 95%, Compression 1%, fuel 4%. How does having an electronic ignition system compare to theses finds, plz.
I now...
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