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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 912
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Determining Model A Gas Mileage

I have done the same thing but lining up the F mark on the gauge with the index mark. Ran it down to 1/4 and refilled to that same level. Mine averages between 14-18mpg it seems. I suppose it's not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Instrument Panel Lamp

Just want to understand this correctly. The light mounts to one of the dash rail screws? Mine is mounted to one of these bolts shown in Bill Cilker's picture. I'll have to check if it has the opening...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Brake kit

I don't have any problem with the stock brakes. I can lock all 4 wheels up no problem. If I had wider tires with more of a contact patch I might think about it. In a stock car the tires are the weak...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 1929 u joint

I should also mention that Bertís probably also has good used originals. I got one from Steve last year and it looked and felt brand new.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 2 tooth adjustment

http://modelabasics.com/twoTooth.htm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 924
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Loose Pitman Arm

Is there still a gap where the bolt goes through? If so you should be able to tighten it up. I used a 3’ breaker bar to snug mine up. Those original bolts can take it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,546
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Night ride

I need to put a shade in mine. I currently have a piece of cardboard cut to the shape of the rear window and that does a great job for night driving. The reflections are definitely the worst part....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Light switch question

Yeah that's the issue you likely have like Badpuppy said. The detentes on the plate are probably too "sharp" and need the edges eased over. The switch body comes apart easily. Just turn the 2 halves...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Bratton's Engine spray can paint...

I started getting cans from Bert's. It's very close to Bratton's but not a perfect match. It does smell a hell of a lot better though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Light switch question

Is your harness new? The new discs are .030 too thick.


Bob, if you need a new switch body most vendors carry the A&L made one which is correct for an early 30.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Model B Fuel Pump

My guess is no although you could probably install a remote filter kit. Or make your own like one member did on here. I think it was Al in NY?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,060
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: European Fordor project

Okay so you've got a Briggs. Looks like it's in good hands. I've got a soft spot for Fordors. Then again, most Fordors also have soft spots... I'll show myself out.


Seriously though, the new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Another Interior Handles Question

Are you looking for a plater that can do it or the handles already done in butler nickel? There used to be a good plater we used around Bristol.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,060
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: European Fordor project

Welcome! I am a fellow Fordor owner and I feel your pain about all that wood.


The cloth tape you are talking about really is pretty much cloth tape and it was what Ford used for anti-squeak. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Serious oil leak - rear main seal?

On that hole, odds are one of the bendix bolts worked loose and then punched its way out of the flywheel housing. I've seen it before. If the rest of the housing is okay then it's not the end of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Serious oil leak - rear main seal?

Wow... did he name the car Exxon Valdez :D

First, the hole in the flywheel housing is mildly concerning, not related to the leak but concerning none the less.

There is no real seal in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Window Riser Handles and "Show Quality" Nickel Plated Escutcheons

I'll have to take a good look at mine when I get home. Mine also might not be the one to base anything off of since they are probably a mismatched set of repro parts. I'm pretty sure the ones I got...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Window Riser Handles and "Show Quality" Nickel Plated Escutcheons

I can't speak for the originals but I don't think mine have that ridge. I've also never seen that before. I can check later today. I bought a couple repros a few years ago now so it was probably a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Window Riser Handles and "Show Quality" Nickel Plated Escutcheons

I will say, I had to replace a couple of my scroll window riser handles and the quality of the new ones is far, far superior to the old ones that broke on me. They were paper thin vintique repros....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Can I use new cast brake drums with old shoes?

If the shoes are in good shape, linings are thick, pin holes aren't wallowed out, etc. I would have them arced to the cast drums and use them. Are they woven or molded linings?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,016
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Question ????

Always carry one. Never needed one for the A yet. Only car fire I've had was a small electrical fire in my Jeep. Had an extinguisher handy for that one too. Cleaning up the dry chemical was a pain...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: King pin felt washer orientation

I installed mine the way rotorwrench described and I thought I had them backwards. Maybe not?



I did have to reuse the old cups though, the new ones were too thick. I think Les Andrews book...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 6 volt group 1 battery

Considering almost every manufacturer converted to 12v in the mid 50s I think it's impressive that you can still walk into some parts stores and pick up a 6v battery at all.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,008
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Taillight bulbs

I hemmed and hawed about adding turn signals but now that I have good headlights and I'm driving at night more often the hand signals just wouldn't cut it. I picked up a set of restored Yell-O-Lite...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Battery Group ???

From Bob's chart the original battery was 9-3/8" long, the group 2 dimension is 10-3/8. Sounds like it would be too long to me. FWIW, O'reilly's lists them for sale on their website.
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