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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-07-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,179
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Steering Box 7 tooth vs 2 Tooth vs F100

So the comments over the years for F100 vs 2 tooth after close to 20 years of peoples comments online.

When not moving the F100 is easier to steer. When moving you cant tell the difference.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Headlights bulbs

Great headlights come from good properly shaped reflectors and correct bulbs in the focal point of the reflectors. This is proven out by a guy a while ago.

In fact some of the brighter head lamps...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-02-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,532
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: help with Model A market values

This is an inaccurate way of looking at money.

You need to couple in the cost of things. So while the value of money goes up by inflation, we have the cost of things going up beyond inflation.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Brake question

Just out of curiousity, did you take the drums off and inspect the state of the brakes?

If the brakes are off a bit in center or round then no amount of adjusting is going to get them braking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: upgrade to 1932 brakes?

Not sure of all the mixes of parts. Honestly I am pretty sure if you just rebuild the A brakes properly everything will be great. Truthfully brake rebuilding, any year, requires special tools. Here...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 883
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Vapor Lock

'Vapor lock' does not really exist in the A. Yes, I know that you can get the fuel in the carb bowl bubbling these days because of the boiling points of parts of gas. That is not vapor lock and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,545
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Lifetime of Distributor Points ?

Like oil changes and other changes the recommended change interval is driven more by profits. A mechanic and the companies do not make money if they are not selling products.

It used to be a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,282
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 28, 29 vs 30,31 What do you like any why?

From a practical stand point by late 31 some bodies were slightly changed in their steering wheel and seat position. For tall people slant bodies may offer more comfort.

28-29 roadster pickups are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Anyone know how to renew NJ QQ (antique) plates?

You must have missed or the post office lost the renewal form.

They just want the basic info plus I think they want to know the current color.

I am a NJ resident too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,533
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Synthetic Oil for Model A

Oil basics.

What I have learn by listening to oil engineers specifically talking about the oil in antique cars. These are people who make a living dealing with the science behind the oil in your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,664
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Restoring Ignition Coils

A bad coil will have the spark gap drop significantly from cold to warm.

Good coils have a healthy spark all the time.

I loved testing coils as a kid. The spark was fun to play with and my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,664
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Restoring Ignition Coils

There are 6V epoxy cased coils that have a narrow body but do not fit inside the A can.

I had one xrayed and found there was plenty of room to chuck one up on a lathe and cut down the diameter and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,393
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Firewall welding

Gas cap on and spark arrestor in the tank, What are you worried about?

The firewall is not close to the actual tank. Unless there is a fuel leak you have nothing to worry about. Just drain the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Which Books?

Legendary Model A Ford: This books gives you a historical context for how the cars were run and can run when proper rebuilt.

Fordlandia: About the rubber plantation attempt, but in the middle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Pick hammer dent removal

Shrinking with a torch should only be a last resort by someone with experience. You should not do that on a high crown area like the upper area on the door for 30-31.

Let restate the above, do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,544
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Rebuilt Model A Engine: What do I have?

Some other thoughts I had...

It has a header on it, that implies it might have been raced.

In any event, the engine came out for a reason.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,544
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Rebuilt Model A Engine: What do I have?

Well you have an engine.

You have no clue what is inside it. That tag could be 2 beside the house rebuilds since.

You need to take it apart and see what it really is. It could be worn beast...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,230
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Rumble Seat Hinges part 2

Good luck with that project.

I would say that would be a better trunk lid and spend the money on a better inner structure.

My experience with rumble lids. If you have a factory lid only use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,019
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: NOS paint thickness

I think you you need to consider some factors.

Were they production year vintage? Or post production?

Were they US made or English?

I do not know if there were any differences, but later...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: front fender brace straightening

First off, NO the parts were NOT poorly fitted.

Ford did not want people wasting time on the floor fitting parts. It cost time and money. So most of the production part were much more precision...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,462
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: converting to 1970 v8 points for model a

The truth about points.

First let me point out that my brothers 31 Coupe has been running the same points that came with the car in 1970.

Yes you read right. 1970

Points can go bad, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 967
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Coupe fender value

Any fenders with bead repair, not matter how nice, should be considered suspect until test fitted on a car. As I have learned the hard way there are many ways that fenders could be messed up. Any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: 68C and A400

They will be rubbing on the rubber seal which is like a find sandpaper.

Originally they were pot metal held on by squishing metal posts and the whole unit was plated together. Pretty sure they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,164
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Are aftermarket hoods any good?

The repro hoods are decent and workable from reports of people with them.

I have looked at them and the difference is the sides are flat. The factory hood is slightly curved to match the rad shell...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By Kevin in NJ
Re: Will a 31 Cabrio Quarter fix a Coupe Quarter from the Body line down?

I can tell you with 100% certainty NO.
As an owner of a 68C where I needed the full lower area of both qtrs I researched my options. My brother has a coupe so I could look close. I have also talked...
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