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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 958
Posted By Floats
Re: Grab handle

Hi Gufshoz
Let her drive every second sector.
In the business of Ďhigh speed pressurised aluminium tubingí (airline flying)it is customary for the Captain and First Officer to share the sectors....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 01:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,102
Posted By Floats
Re: Crazy temp gauge idea

Gasket
These cars have been going fine for nearly a 100 years, without a temp gauge. Why would you want a temp gauge and where would you place the gauge?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,799
Posted By Floats
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

Hi Jamie,
Thanks for sharing your progress, and cograts with a job well done.
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 11-18-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,280
Posted By Floats
Re: I am leaving Fordbarn

Cheers Pluck,
Sad to see you leave. Thank you for you input and advice over the years.
Take care.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,715
Posted By Floats
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By Floats
Re: Electrical motor to produce vacuum...is there such thing?

Dice roller,
Yep, the aviation industry use vacuum to drive some very important instruments, the artificial horizon, and DI( direction indicator)
They use an engine driven vacuum pump with an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,568
Posted By Floats
Re: International Model A Ford Day

Hi Guys,
A friend and I did our bit for the ‘International Model A Ford Day’ drive in Mossel Bay on the south coast of South Africa.
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This photograph of Kobus Harris, a friend and a long...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Floats
Re: A and B engine match

Thanks Bob,
I knew it was not really a big deal, but there was something.
Much appreciated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Floats
A and B engine match

Hi Guys,
I know this have been asked before, but I have searched and canít find the answers.
Does a Model A transmission fit on a B engine and visa versa?
Much appreciated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,723
Posted By Floats
Re: Loud Noise when car decellerates while i n first and second gears

Thanks Aaron,
Iíll try that.
However, I recently removed the pan in order to check the shims on the mains and also to confirm the crank end play. The end play was way out and I decided to have the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,723
Posted By Floats
Re: Loud Noise when car decellerates while i n first and second gears

Mech 3,
I canít help, but I believe I have a similar problem. I think it is the crankshaft moving forward when the inertia of the car is driving the engine. Ie gearing down and using the engine to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,905
Posted By Floats
Re: Ford verse Chevrolet

Hi Guys,
I have one of each. I can’t really compare them, as the Ford is a roadster pickup and the Chevy is a 29’ six cylinder Phaeton.
Ford built 5 million Model A cars in 4 years and must have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By Floats
Re: OT- My Connection To The Model A Community

Hey 1930 Pickup,
Welcome back.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,532
Posted By Floats
Re: Battery Isolator switch

Hi Dave,
Best thing you could ever do for your old car. I even have one in my E Type as well as my 250SL Pagoda.
Jim has his in the engine bay, which means, you have to open the hood to turn off...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,785
Posted By Floats
Re: Decided to pull the motor/trans

Jumping out of gear will only get worse. Fix it while it is out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By Floats
Re: Restoration in India

Congratulations on a job well done,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,527
Posted By Floats
Re: Anyone Ever Built or Even Seen, An Original type Greasing Pit?

Hi Guys,
I have dug and built 4 pits over the past 40 odd years. I have dug them all by myself, the last one at the age of 65. Once the hole is done, I build the walls, steps and floor with bricks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,269
Posted By Floats
Smile Re: Disconnect switch

Great Dean, we are on the same page. Donít let me down.
Cheers
Chris:):)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,269
Posted By Floats
Re: Disconnect switch

Hi Dean,
Some serious points to think about,
1. NEVER EVER admit or suggest that you want to, or have gone to 12v, positive, negative or whatever, NEVER EVER. You will never hear the end of it. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By Floats
Re: Low braking phenomena

Hi Phred,
My 2c
Put a little side load on the pedal in order to attempt replicating the interference.
Regards
Chris
Cape Town
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,598
Posted By Floats
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,930
Posted By Floats
Re: oil level

Hi Killer,
You don’t want to drive it full of oil.
Quarter is just fine, the higher the oil level, the more chance of it leaking out the rear main. And if you must park on a hill, park nose down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,576
Posted By Floats
Re: Were "Suicde Doors" Really Dangerous?

As a 3 year old I picked up a toy which had dropped to the floor. I pulled on the door handle to get back on the seat and the rest is history. Fortunately, we were going around a roundabout at a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,582
Posted By Floats
Re: Bendix Spring Snapped...Normal?

You are correct Davey,
6 Volt batteries are very hard to come by in Africa.
Cheers
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,582
Posted By Floats
Re: Bendix Spring Snapped...Normal?

Hawk,
I have fitted 12 batteries in my 28 Pickup as well as in my 29 Chevy. The extra oomph causes the starter to kick in with a hell of a jolt. In the past five years or so, I have had a few broken...
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