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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Battery chargers or battery tenders ?

In general, size matters. In series, a large battery and a small battery will result in one being undercharged, or over charged. It matters less in the OP's case, as they are identical batteries. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: The 1st Model A; Oct 20, 1927

Build date vs model year...

I have a 1990 Turbo Eclipse with a build date of March 1989. Most of the time I say it's a 1990, but when you order parts, you sometimes need to say it's 1989.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,988
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Paul Shinn

Paul just posted a good news update:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwyjpYLsRLs

Includes viewer mail.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By Mister Moose
Stuck 1930 instrument light

My instrument light is as seen below.

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It had been working fine (How many threads start out like that!!!) and now the outer housing is stuck. It's usually push in to light the bulb, pull...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 168,168
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: tell a Model A related story

A few comments for Mr Woofa

Radials have to be pulled through a few revolutions pre start to clear the lower cylinders of oil, hydraulic lock will ruin your day.

Radials have no oil sump, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,063
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Never been this old before!

"Ja, I am eighty eight. But I don't feel a day over eighty seven."

- Klaus Obermeyer, now 101 and still skiing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,283
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: number of posts

When you google "clicked page won't load in firefox"
you get a number of responses.

This one looks helpful:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/websites-dont-load-troubleshoot-and-fix-errors...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,283
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: number of posts

I don't use Firefox, so someone else will have to chime in. Or you could try using Edge or Chrome and see what happens.

Go into settings on Firefox and look for a section on how to handle links....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,283
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: number of posts

What browser and device are you using?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,283
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: number of posts

Here is a link to a 1931 Town Sedan for sale on Ebay.

Can you click on it? Does it open an Ebay page?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174921115795
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: coolant level concern

Could both of you please post a photo of your sight tube showing where it is and how you installed it? I have the same difficulty telling how much coolant is in the radiator.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,283
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: number of posts

You're as "in" as the site can let you be - you're able to log in and post. It sounds to me like a browser compatibility/setting issue. Browser settings affect how your computer responds to links;...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,063
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Never been this old before!

You're a young'un. George Jedenoff went skiing on his 100th birthday, something I hope to do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bb23maq0rtQ
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,262
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Creating a list for what to do to winterize your A

My mice prefer to bathe with Ivory soap and dry off with Bounce.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Does spider in light switch need greasing?

I ran mine dry for 20 years, then it started to feel a little stiff. So I lightly greased it, figuring what harm could it do?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Jumping 6V with 12V battery

Yes, the jumper cables provide a voltage drop. So does the car's 6V battery, which will absorb current to recharge itself. For a few seconds I don't think there is a concern, and yes, I've done it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,604
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Crimp style connector/wiring question

Yeah, no. Salty humid air, significant vibration from the diesel and pounding slamming loads from sailing upwind in big ocean waves.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,604
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Crimp style connector/wiring question

Here's a nice ratcheting one from Klein for less $$

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Klein-Tools-Ratcheting-Crimper-3005CR/306884697?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,604
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Crimp style connector/wiring question

38 year old crimped connectors. No solder. Still going strong.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=474297&stc=1&d=1632876482

That's a lot of connections without a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,604
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Crimp style connector/wiring question

Oh please. I'll grant you that good crimpers are a good idea, but I've had lots and lots of single pivot crimps (not a cheap crimper, but still single pivot) in my sailboat last 30 years and still...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,635
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: optima battery prices............

There are limits to how much sulfation can be reversed. It's not a good place to be. Also, sulfate crystals will slough off and drop to the bottom of the battery case. When the layer of sulfate is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,160
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Turn signal beeper or other solutions

Since I don't drive looking down the steering column for the dimmest indicator lights in the world, I wired a cheap Radio Shack beeper to the turn signal. It's invisible and functional.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,604
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Crimp style connector/wiring question

Isn't there a compromise on soldered connections? I seem to remember the ideal is properly crimped and heat shrunk sealed.

*Edit, see above.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Steering Wheel Slop

Have someone turn the wheel back and forth while you look at the pitman arm, drag link, steering box. Chances are several components are worn, 5-7 inches sounds like a lot for just adjustment.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,851
Posted By Mister Moose
Re: Fading Interest

One of the hard things about being a teenager is having lots of ideas and desire, but little money to carry it out. And you are at a low point in your earning ability as well. Focus on school,...
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