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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Removing engine/transmission

It is removal of the engine with the bell housing and transmission attached.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Bob Johnson
Removing engine/transmission

Where is the center of gravity with respect to the spark plug holes for a Model A engine with the transmission attached?


Bob
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Canadian Patent Plate

That is it Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Bob Johnson
Canadian Patent Plate

Is there a source for the Canadian Patent Plate?


Bob
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,217
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Fatigue Cracks In Model "A" Parts

Funny you should ask. This just happened this week. I have never seen a water-pump casting that broke because of a too tight fan belt before tjis one.
Bob



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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: LED Focus

The lights are shining onto a piece of cardboard about 3 feet in front of the car. The intent of the pictures was to show the focus of the bulbs and not the intensity so the exposure is not relevant....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Bob Johnson
LED Focus

Here is a picture which compares the focusing of LED vs Incandescent bulbs. The pictures were taken with a clear plexiglass lens. The adjusting screw was adjusted to give the smallest (most...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By Bob Johnson
Headlight "Load Equalizers"

There have been several references to "Load Equalizers" used to prevent flickering of LED headlights. What are "load equalizers"? How are they installed? How do they work ? Are they just a resistor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,168
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Rubelite Red

If you can not find a good paint code you can have your paint supplier match the color using the new "Paint & Finish Guide" from MAFCA. Here is a link to my posting which describes the new guide....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,582
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Model A Town Cars?

Below is an excerpt from Vol 31 Issue 6 of The Restorer. Dan Is no longer the owner of the car. Heaters were installed in at least one Town Car.


Bob Johnson


DAN DAVIS of Reno, Nevada...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,582
Posted By Bob Johnson
Premature Obituary

Hey I am not dead. I have lots of information on Town Cars. Was your Dad Dale Watson?



Bob Johnson
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,048
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Headlight Help

I purchased them from a company in England. However if I were to buy more I would get them from one of the Model A parts houses. No I did not install load resistors. A word of caution, make sure you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,048
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Headlight Help

Here are my results from testing LED headlight bulbs. It might be that the LED bulbs do not focus as well as the stock bulbs but in my tests the LED bulbs definitely light up the street much better....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: pops, slips, drops out of second gear

The gears are labeled "MARK USA". Are these gears good or bad quality?


Bob
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: pops, slips, drops out of second gear

Here are some pictures of the gears. The top two pictures are the cluster gear. Then last two are the second gear.


Bob
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: pops, slips, drops out of second gear

It was a freshly rebuilt engine. I did not rebuild the engine so I can not say for sure that there was a new pilot bearing. But it looked new.


Bob
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By Bob Johnson
pops, slips, drops out of second gear

I have a "rebuilt" transmission that was won in a raffle. Please read all of this message before responding. When I put it in my car it popped out of second gear when going up hills. Usually when I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Frame - is it straight?

Here are a couple of pictures of a bent frame with a string used to show how bent the frame was. The upper picture is the driver side and there is a slight sag around the rear motor mount. The second...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,042
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Model A Paint Codes

See link below for paint chip information.


https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1966246#post1966246
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By Bob Johnson
Matching original paint colors & Paint Codes

One of the problems with matching the original paint colors is that the paint systems available are always changing. Ford used nitrocellulose lacquer when the vehicles were painted at the factory....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Original point of sale?

Some cars had stamps on the front cross member of the body just in front of the front seat (see link below)



https://www.mafca.com/data_assembly.html


Just because I am a little OCD. It is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Model specifications, colors and interior

The factory only had one green color combination for that car. It was Kewanee Green for the Lower Body and Reveals plus Elkpoint Green for the Upper Body, Belt and Sill Mouldings.


Your car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Bob Johnson
Bendix

I have several "original" spare Bendix drives. I took them apart to inspect them. Two of them were missing the slotted part that fits on the end of the gear assembly (See picture). Were there Bendix...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: What year is my Model A.?

Engine #3505654 was made on May 29, 1930
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By Bob Johnson
Re: Ads are back

Now they are gone. I guess they were fixed.
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