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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-01-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,531
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: Model B valves

Model B has a wider gap. Don't worry about the ticking, its the one's that don't make a noise you should worry about.......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,807
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: 12volt conversion question ballast resistor

"How about the starter, many leave it wired for 6 volts, others have it rewired for 12 volts." I did this to my car (left it 6v) and pulled the ring gear off a few times, want to go through all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,124
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: Wheel/drum stud swedge remover

A hole saw will work, if you get the 9/16" size, it will go over the 1/2" stud and guide you down to the swedging perfectly. Be sure to use some cutting oil. A large drill press is handy, but can be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,504
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: Traveling into Canada

A few truck driving friends of mine had an Enhanced Drivers License issued by the Province of Ontario, and they couldn't wait for them to expire... said they were a PIA
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: 24 bolt hole Rear Axle Differential Housings...

I have one in my June 1, 28 Roadster that I feel is original. The car is Canadian made and came from Alberta in the early 90's. Body w243 and engine CA15266... I think I also have a spare....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,842
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: A BIG Happy Birthday To Tom Wesenberg

Happy Birthday Tom, from all your Canadian friends.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,153
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: 'Early" banjo bolt configeration.

I have the same one in my June 28 Roadster....(Canadian car..)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,524
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: "Model A" Cylinder Head

Aftermarket,would be my choice.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,482
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: Coil failure

Mike, thanks for that picture, it makes it all look so simple....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,217
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: door locks

Yes, the only door locks with a key, are on the riders (passengers) side of the car. It would help if we knew the year and model of the Model A you are referring to.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,645
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: Starting an Engine that hasn't run in two years?

Check the distributor shafts for wear....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,105
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: New Barn Find

Not to be nitpicking, but in the interest of safety, it appears to me the left front wheel is of the earlier A type. Does the edge of the wheel touch the brake drum, or is there a gap? If there is a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,387
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: 1928 split break system replacement

Those springs shown above go in the arms, (legs) that go out to each side of the car. They are located in the end of the "ball" that gets placed in the "clamshell" openings on both sides. There are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,479
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: Museums, Good or Bad?

Mr Highlander.... according to the Touring Class Judging Standards, as issued by The Model A Restorers Club, (ever heard of them?) I would loose 10 points for a car with a smaller diameter wire...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,222
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: 1928 Brake Question

No, as far as I know, all Model A's had 4 wheel brakes
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,479
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: Museums, Good or Bad?

"The only disappointment for me was when I saw the chopped coupe with a chevy engine was allowed to go in with the original A's." Quote by Jim

The fact that this was a Model A event dedicated to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 991
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: Brake lining dimensions?

The linings you have could be off a Model B. They went from an 11" brake drum to a 12" drum. These are diameter readings, so you can do the math.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,477
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: Do high compression heads eat head gaskets?

I'm not sure that it is the higher compression head that is all the problem. Most head gaskets do not have the meat between the cylinders as an original bore block would use. Most gaskets seem to be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,479
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: Museums, Good or Bad?

My grandson and I loved the new Ford Museum, there was so much there as well as a small history lesson for him that included Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Harvey Firestone. It was hard to explain...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,037
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: Tubular rivet tool needed

Try a leather store such as Tandy's, or any motorcycle leather shop....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,268
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: Who will be at meusem opening?

That's a wooden replica that a Carpenter friend of mine made for his 33 (Buick) 4 door. No, I would not chance the border on that issue. Sometimes they get weird, I just want a peaceful trip.......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,268
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: Who will be at meusem opening?

I'll be there with "Big Blue" and one of my Grandsons.....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,474
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: Distributor Stuck!

Why is your engine running so hot? I'd fix that problem first, flush, flush, and flush.....
Also,why not buy the "better" condensers......
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,309
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: Driving across the border

Yes Al, we are a bilingual country, and all the Border people must be fluent in both languages, but as for a separate lane, I've never seen one! How do they identify this to oncoming traffic? Please...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-01-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,179
Posted By Jim Parker Toronto
Re: NOS B cam on Ebay

Wouldn't a brand new Stipe cam be a better purchase? Just my thoughts on this....
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