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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By MAG
Re: converting to 1970 v8 points for model a

Bratton's P/N
17320 Modern Upper Distributor plate with Modern Points and Condenser.
17270 Distributor Lower Plate with long wire when using the modern upper plate.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By MAG
Re: 30/31 Roadster top dimensions

52 1/2" outside to outside between the tabs on quarter panels. '30 roadster.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By MAG
Re: 12 volt system on a Model A

I think this is what you are seeing:
With the ignition switch closed and the points OPEN you will see "static" voltage (12 volts)at the output of the ceramic resistor. With the ignition switch...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,872
Posted By MAG
Re: Head gasket?

I never use anything but the copper head gasket. Use copper spray as a sealant.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By MAG
Re: Southwind Heaters

My '30 Roadster had a Southwind Gasoline Heater prior to my owning it. Was removed but the mounting holes are still there. I have one and may install it in the future.
Back in the 50's I had a 36...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,052
Posted By MAG
Re: Model B engine transmission and brakes on Model A

I have installed '32 brakes on the front of 2 Model A's. Use '32 backing plates drum and all internal parts. No modifications required. They work well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By MAG
Re: What Overdrive Transmission is this?

Ruth, the Torque tube, Radius Rods and Drive Shaft are shortened approximately 2 1/4"
(? Memory escapes me) when using a AA bell housing. The AA bell housing is approximately 2" SHORTER (front to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By MAG
Re: What Overdrive Transmission is this?

It is a F150 Transmission 4 speed w/OD. The pictured installation uses a Model A bellhousing. They are excellent transmissions. I did my own conversion using a AA bellhousing. Have driven it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By MAG
Re: crank shaft movement

The part Post 4 is referring to is:
Brass Replacement Rear Main With Thrust Surface . Bratton's PN 8949.
It works very well. We just set one up with.002 clearance. No oil leaks yet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By MAG
Re: 12v amps gauge

Agree with Dave-in Minn. The current draw of a AC is almost constant load of 25/30 amps depending on the AC clutch cycling. That continuous load will cause the 30 amp meter to get hot because it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By MAG
Re: Carb to intake gasket

Carburetor to Intake Gasket - Copper. Bration's P/N 13750.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,820
Posted By MAG
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,896
Posted By MAG
Smile Re: Electronic ignition advise

Had one installed for years. Worked perfectly. Doing Great Race Rally in Nebraska off in the boonies at a rural intersection, i.e. a mail box, a small Post Oak tree and a lane that looked like it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By MAG
Re: Clutch won't disengage

Remove the floorboard and the inspection plate. Rotate the engine with the crank and look for a Clutch Disc Torsion Spring out of place. If so, bummer!
Some clutch discs have "keepers" over the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,854
Posted By MAG
Re: How common a practice is this?.

Had one years ago. Couldn't keep light bulbs in it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By MAG
Re: Door striker pocket/housing

Had that problem on a 31 slant front door. The housing had broken off (welds). Found it at the bottom of the pillar and welded it back in place. Easy fix.
Will add...before we found it in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By MAG
Re: Throw out bearing

Same bearing 28 through 48.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,395
Posted By MAG
Re: King Pin Retaining Bolts

"I became aware of this when the inside of my left front tire rubbed on the brake rod during a tight turn." Firestone tires?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By MAG
Re: LeBarron Bonney Roadster Top Question

They are attached to the Top Mechanism above the door openings. They overlap the door Side Curtain to prevent rain from coming in.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By MAG
Re: Upholsterer for Cabriolet top wanted NW US?

A friend just went through this. He hired a local convertible top man to do the job. Big Mistake. Doors were open for access during the installation process. Doors were very difficult to open or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By MAG
Re: Carb ID & Help

Being made out of Pot Metal they have a tendency to warp the top half along the seam where it meets the bottom half. Also they warp at the top mounting flange. That is usually caused by over...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By MAG
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By MAG
Re: Modern distributor cap

Just thinking,,, if electricity travels at roughly 11, 628 inches per second how long does it take for the spark to jump .025 or .035?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-06-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,196
Posted By MAG
Re: Lightened Flywheel

I wouldn't do it unless I was adding weights to crankshaft to balance it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-05-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By MAG
Re: Newbe with a couple of questions

In the past I have called ahead to reserve a UHaul Car Hauler, one way. That saves fuel. UHaul equipment is usually very dependable and the correct equipment to tie down the vehicle is present. As...
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