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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,172
Posted By pj the dj
Re: Insurance?

So far no one has mentioned J. C. Taylor in Pa. I have them and gladly never had a need to use them Any others had any dealings with them?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,800
Posted By pj the dj
radiator temperature

I just bought a new infra red thermometer and being anxious to try it out. I took the "a" for a 10 mile ride. The car being fully warmed up I got the following readings. The top is 127.5 degrees. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,685
Posted By pj the dj

What is the web address of A&L parts that I keep reading about? Do they have a catalog or web site?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,923
Posted By pj the dj
do not buy Cartouche

I inherited my '30 coupe 2 years ago. The LB interior still looks like it did when it was first installed in the mid 70's. However, the kick panels and the rumble panels were out of the car, badly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,551
Posted By pj the dj
which plug is correct

I have a '29 engine in my '30 coupe. It has a 5.5-1 head, a b cam, modern distributor, alternator and was computer balanced. I have Motorcraft plugs no.TT-10 in it now. A friend told me to use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,601
Posted By pj the dj
running board trim

Can someone tell me what will clean the outer edge of the running board trim on a '30 coupe? I tried simichrome and it helped a bit but not much. I know that the trim will be some what dull, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,594
Posted By pj the dj
Re: Alternator vs. generator?

Don't go there!!!!!!!!!! I did a few weeks ago and all hell broke loose. I guess this is a touchy question.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,725
Posted By pj the dj
Re: alternator purchase

Mr. alternator.. i'm looking for a way to quit adjusting the 3rd brush. At about 35mph my amp meter is at +10. When I turn on the lights it goes to -2-3. No matter how I adjust the brush, it won't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,725
Posted By pj the dj
alternator purchase

After reading the many comments about alternators yesterday on the barn, I've decided to buy an alternator. Before I do, is there anything else I should buy along with it? Is it a simple...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-26-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,804
Posted By pj the dj
Ammeter question

I'm new to the barn and need some information. How many amps should the ammeter show when the car is at idle? Also, how many amps with the car at idle and the headlights on? The generator is a new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By pj the dj
Re: After 40 years of rest...

I had the same problem a few years ago. An old mechanic told me to squirt some P B Blaster in each spark plug hole and let it sit for a few days. I started it up and haven't had a valve problem since.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,005
Posted By pj the dj
Re: The "new" Mac's: faster!

I buy only from Snyder's and Mikes a fordable in Georgia. Mike's is a 1/12 hour from Gray Court Sc. Nice drive. I will never buy from Mac's again. I did a few years ago and it was a complete...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,053
Posted By pj the dj
Re: your thoughts on snyders vs brattons parts?

I use Mikes in Georgia and Snyder's exclusively. Mikes is about 1/12 hours drive from Gray Court SC. Nice drive. I have never been disappointed with either one. Had bad luck with Macs and will never...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,983
Posted By pj the dj
Re: After market 30-31 cowl band

Maybe I got lucky, but I bought one last year from Early Ford V8 Sales, Inc. They are in Piedmont S. Carolina. It was for my '30 coupe and it fit like a glove and looks great.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,480
Posted By pj the dj
carb cleaner

Hi i'm new to the barn and need advise. Have '30 coupe and it just started to run crappy. I bought a bottle of "guaranteed to pass" to pour in the gas tank and it says it's used to clean valves and...
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