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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,511
Posted By MVal
Re: Garage lights

A good friend installed LED lights in their kitchen which I believe were the tube type. During an outage (we have a lot of those in CA) when his generator was running his wife called him to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,594
Posted By MVal
Smile Re: Devastating Blow

Thank you Jim/GA for expressing my thoughts re FB--I can do without it too!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,450
Posted By MVal
Smile Re: Radiator Overheating

I'm a proponent of using only a 10 fin/inch radiator and even though I live in northern Calif have never had a problem with overheating and that includes driving through Death Valley and I-80 through...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By MVal
Re: Brassworks 28 Show Quality vs Active Driver?

Nothing worse than having to clean up the engine compartment when a radiator boils over--I have always used a 10 fin radiator and it works well for me in central CA where it was 112 yesterday!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,317
Posted By MVal
Smile Re: 29 Tudor charging system question

Had the exact same thing happen to me yesterday--I just hit the ammeter with the palm of my hand forcefully a couple of times and bingo--everything worked. This has happened to me a few times so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,047
Posted By MVal
Re: Fumes

Don't think anyone has mentioned this but having a gas leak in a garage can be a major problem if a source of ignition is there too like a hot water heater. Park it outside until the leak issue is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,028
Posted By MVal
Re: Radiator Recommendation

I always prefer a radiator with 10 fins/inch and no less. You won't regret it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,095
Posted By MVal
Re: Late 1931 Wide Bed Pickup Assy

I have a detailed drawing of the wood sills for the bed that I made from my April 1931 WB pickup. Send my your email and I will forward it to you.


Al
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,941
Posted By MVal
Re: Model A Roadster/Pheaton Security

We have put many miles on the roadster and spent many nights at motels and parking garages. Our security is a car cover thinking what is out of sight is out of mind. Nothing lost so far!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,893
Posted By MVal
Re: Powering a GPS with 6 volt.

Search "cell phone charger" and there are several ideas there although I didn't see Tom's post.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2018, 02:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,893
Posted By MVal
Re: Powering a GPS with 6 volt.

A couple of years ago Tom Wesenberg posted an article how to wire a cigar lighter to be an outlet for a cell phone charger or something similar. Charger output for the cell phone was only 5 volts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,798
Posted By MVal
Re: Replace Radiator

For my money I would never buy a radiator with less than 10 fins per inch. But I live in N. Calif and the summers are pretty warm!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,110
Posted By MVal
Re: Help needed with cb install.

Isn't there a manufacturers phone no. on it--why not call them for wiring instructions?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,999
Posted By MVal
Re: Mitchell Overdrive Question

With all the Mitchell comments, while in Coos Bay last week I saw a tudor from ID with TWO Mitchells in the drive line!! Not sure what the reason was as didn't see the owner but the engine had a OH...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,875
Posted By MVal
Re: strong waterflow

For a real cheap and fast fix that might work, it looks like your overflow pipe is quite low in the radiator. Cut a short length of rubber hose and put it on the end of the overflow pipe to raise...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2017, 12:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 18,374
Posted By MVal
Re: Who makes the best model A woody kits?

This is an old thread and assume everyone knows Pleasantville MFG. is for sale (see Hemmings) and question if they are still making bodies. In the last Woody Wagons newsletter there is an ad for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,374
Posted By MVal
Re: Revision 4 of the MARC/MAFCA RG's and JS's...

The new RG&JS offer was in my MAFCA renewal and ballot envelope I received Saturday.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By MVal
Replacing generator field windings

My 30-31 generator recently overheated (250+ deg) and the field pole insulation is scorched and mostly missing so am considering replacing both field poles and anything else to put it back into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,686
Posted By MVal
Re: Wanted a roadster

We have a 1930 Delux roadster and like it very much having put over 50K miles on it. Think the biggest difference is the look--the '28-9 looks more like a "old time car" whereas the 30-1 look "more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,759
Posted By MVal
Re: Muffler heat shield??????

I installed a piece of sheet metal on the frame secured with existing body bolts and involving a few slight bends. It has worked very well. Another fellow made the design and on a long trip two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By MVal
Re: Generator bearing replacement

Tom I am sorry that I didn't get back to you earlier re your reply to my question but other things got in the way and I just didn't. Anyhow, thank you very much for your excellent photos and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,268
Posted By MVal
Generator bearing replacement

I am replacing the brushes and cleaning up an original 6 volt long style generator with a bearing in front and a bushing at the rear. My question is how is the steel washer removed that is holding...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-24-2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,771
Posted By MVal
Re: Training to Denver for MAFCA national?

We are also taking the train to Denver and arriving on the 18th. Denver is opening a new train line to the airport I believe this month with a fare of $4-5 if I recall right. It is about 100 ft....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,335
Posted By MVal
Re: USB 5v power from Model A 6v geni/battery

Several years Tom Wesenbury posted a "how to" on wiring in a cigar lighter for use with a gps, cell phone, etc. complete with pictures and wiring details. I tried finding it with the search function...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,494
Posted By MVal
Re: How to: Jet flow test?

I seem to recall the distance was 1 meter or about 39"--guess I am wrong? Wasn't Zenith a French company?
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