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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By mleder
Re: Alexandria MN, Any Model Aers???

The Twin Cities Model A Ford Club has a very active chapter, about 240 members. There are tours and events as well as good meeting and clinics. Look it up on the web at :TCMAFC.org
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,030
Posted By mleder
Re: My Bad Brakes Are Like a Sleeping Ugly Dog...Do I Poke With A Stick, Or Leave Alo

You admit how bad they are, what are you going to say to the attorney when he you asks you either for medical purposes or property damages why you were driving the car? they ask the questions like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By mleder
Re: Acetylene verses propane

Rusty - use the propane, must cheaper and safer. Easier to obtain. We torch scrap steel at our recycling yard and have used propane for as long as I remember (40 plus years) Of all the maintence...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,511
Posted By mleder
Re: 31 Roadster on eBay...Looks like a scam to me

Looked at the ad after it was sold and the sale site says local pick up only, aren't they required to state where the local pick state is??. Or did I miss something?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By mleder
Re: Clutch Shaft Removal

If your referring to the shaft the clutch and brake pedal are attached to i’ve Done it twice ..and if you search under my name and pedal shaft removal you should see my write up on the process
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,032
Posted By mleder
Re: Paintless Dent Removal

The "new" steel in your modern car is was created for this process along with other enhancements. I believe that I once read an article about this in a trade journal and Mercedes Benz was the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By mleder
Re: LED Turn signals erratic flashing

And the winner is Jerry in Shasta for his "fix". The flasher he recommended works and the only real difference is the one that gave me trouble had a grounding wire manufactured into the flasher. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By mleder
Re: LED Turn signals erratic flashing

Update on my erratic turn signal flashing. Erratic meaning each beat is not always evenly spaced. Took advise of dropping the alternator belt off of the engine to let it run with out the alternator...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By mleder
Re: LED Turn signals erratic flashing

Benson, Thank you for the reply, before I do as you suggest - if I have a bad diode would't my alternator not work? It charges the battery as usual and the ammeter shows charge on start up and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By mleder
LED Turn signals erratic flashing

I have a 12 volt system with an alternator and and FS point less electronic ignition. My LED turn signals cycle on and off on a regular beat when the engine is off. When the engine is on they cycle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By mleder
Re: Extra long bed

My father bought one of these from the U. S government at Ft. Snelling in Minneapolis from the Army in about 1949 or so. He said they gave him a bunch of tools and parts and tires to go with it,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By mleder
Re: Slant window town sedan

If you call Steve from Bert's in Denver he has a work around for this. I have two post mounted mirrors with pins he supplied that fit the larger diameter hinge bore. You need to drill out the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-03-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By mleder
Re: pedal shaft overhaul

This is a post I did a few years ago. As a disclaimer: It worked for me . Will it work for everyone I cannot say for sure. If you fail to get the pin out while it's still in the car you know the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,668
Posted By mleder
Re: Ever See a Water Pump Like This?

I also have one and someone I showed it to who does a lot of water pump rebuilding said that these were also used when the Model A Engine was used in a marine application. Anyone have an idea what...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,707
Posted By mleder
Re: Removing 4 Bad Drums from 4 Good Hubs

I compromised and cut around the hubs removing the majority of the drum. Just leave some room around the hub when running the torch. The person I sent them to had no problem with that. Would not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-28-2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,129
Posted By mleder
Re: Mounting a replacement starter on a Model A

There is one other choice some have made and that is to have the field coils changed. There is set of coils offered by the parts vendors that makes the starter seem and sound like a 6 volt system. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,598
Posted By mleder
Re: backup camera

In reply to Jacksonlll, I bought my back up camera which is a Peak brand, sold by AutoZone and many online sources. The screen is maybe 4"x 6" ? has a suction cup mount. I have an auxiliary cigaret...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,598
Posted By mleder
Re: backup camera

I have had one for 3 years. Although I have a 12 volt system. You could get around that issue if you had a 6 volt system. I have it on a 31 4 door slant window. I like it especially on tours to keep...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,089
Posted By mleder
Trouble measuring anti freeze strength

Like to hear your experiences. Today at work we began to get ready for a Minnesota winter. We like to run a 50/50 mixture of anti freeze to get to somewhere near -35 protection. Decided for some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By mleder
Vacuum wiper and vacuum

If I'm not sure that my vacuum wiper motor is operating correctly one of the first tests I'd like to make is take a vacuum reading at the connection to the wiper motor and then know if I have the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,843
Posted By mleder
Re: Hinge pin removal tips and questions

I found that kroil used for a week before the project and then an air hammer with a punch bit that I put in the lathe to make it just slightly smaller than the ID of the hinge hole. From the bottom...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,385
Posted By mleder
Re: Front brake actuator arm rebuild

It is a struggle trying to drive it out, I drilled them them down about 3/4 of the way and then heated what was left very hot and let them cool to cold and them drove them out. Kroil or PB blaster...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-13-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,460
Posted By mleder
Re: Keys

As a 16 year old kid in 1972 owning a Model A and working in a Target store in a kiosk owned by the Cole National key company I cut my own duplicate for the Made in Spain key. I have it today as well...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By mleder
Emergency Brake Carrier Right or Left ?

If you are digging thru a pile of parts and find an emergency brake carrier how do you determine if it is a right side or left (drivers) side part?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,136
Posted By mleder
Re: Pipe Dream or a New Way to Clean Radiators?

Brent: Interesting to see that the home drain cleaner Drano has as one of it's main ingredients Sodium Hydroxide. On Google it also lists its other chemicals and how they combine to get hot and to...
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