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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Rear “C pillar” 31 Tudor

OK, now we the problem. Since that area will be covered by the back seat, I would weld/fabricate the base of your C-pillar and rivet to the subframe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: metal valve stems. How tight?

I echo Gary. This summer I installed an original set of metal valve stems on a 29 AA truck. In order to keep them from leaking, I had to tighten that bridge nut as tight as I could get while...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Rear “C pillar” 31 Tudor

I don't know what a C pillar is on a Tudor. If the door hinge post is the A pillar, the door latching post the B pillar, then where is the C pillar?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 815
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Taillight bulbs

Devil's advocate here. We live in a low traffic rural area and never drive at night, so have never installed turns signals on a Model A. So, do other drivers notice a Model A? You bet!
In fact...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Heinze Wiper Motor

Looks interesting. Have you tried it on a 6V battery to see if it works?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 582
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Drain valve question

1/8" NPT. Drain valve located on the bottom of the water return pipe on the driver side of your car. If you have some sort of after market radiator with a drain valve, then the thread size may be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Roadster Top Irons Bows help!

Most of the parts you show in your photos are Model T Touring top irons. Your last photo has promise, but is different from 28-9 top irons that I have seen, including where it mounts to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Best way to tie down the top of a 1929 Phaeton

Synchro: I like your way of fastening your Phaeton top to the back of the body better than our way. We Americans can be a bit provincial when it comes to matters such as this, but in the spirit of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Best way to tie down the top of a 1929 Phaeton

Synchro 909: According to John Charlton, American Phaetons are tacked permanently to the rear tack rail like mine is, while others are not. I didn't know that. I am curious as to how the top on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,393
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Juice brakes

Here's my setup. Only had this car a couple weeks and got it running for first time in many years. Now on to the brakes These are 39-48 Ford brakes. Pulled the rear drum (first photo) and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,393
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Juice brakes

I recently acquired a Model A already equipped with juice brakes. It's got 39-48 Ford brakes and front spindles. Model A spindles don't fit the later backing plates. I haven't gotten around to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1929 front crossmember

Yes. You will need to find a 29 cross member that has been taken from an original frame. The 29 front cross member will have slightly raised mounts for the radiator. The 30-31 cross member will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

Davey. I laughed until I cried. I've done that stuff myself, push it to go and then try to jump in and control the beast. Lucky it was a roadster with vinyl seat cushions. The blood will be easy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 29 Tudor stop light switch question

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The real problem is that your brake pedal is moving too far due to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Original ‘28 Radiator overflow location?

This is an original 28 radiator, but I can't guarantee the overflow hasn't been tweaked in the last 92 years.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1930 Fuel Bowl Leak

The fuel line should no extend more than about an eighth of an inch past the ferule. If it does, the fuel line itself could be pushing into the fuel bowl and interfering with tightening the ferule.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Is This Balsam Green?

Could it be Bonnie Gray in the darker area? Just a guess.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Happy Birthday to Paul in Ct -

Happy birthday Paul.. Every day is a gift.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 716
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: I made my 75 Birthday - Hooray

Wayne: We're not done yet. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!
mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 29' RPU doors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtT0XmEJs-I

Here's a 29 with outside door handles. Whether or not this truck originally came with outside handles is anyone's guess. When I restored my 28 Phaeton...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 29' RPU doors

Another thought. Perhaps the doors of the original poster were changed over to outside handles. If this is all true, then the RGJS needs to be updated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 29' RPU doors

This is interesting. I assumed that the RPU 76-A door changes would be the same as the regular roadsters 35-A. The RGJS says as much. The first photo is area 15, exterior plating. The second...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,703
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Stuck clutch -- unstuck

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 29' RPU doors

Outside door handles are correct for '29 RPU. Just stay the course. Sounds like a nice family project with your sons.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,703
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Stuck clutch -- unstuck

Clutch was stuck on a 31 fordor I am reviving after a 10 year hibernation. Got it running, started engine in first gear and drove it around the yard, fast, slow, would not break loose.
I could get...
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