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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By ericr
Re: if you could go back in time, what Model "A" parts would you bring back?

I know exactly where you are coming from. It's easy to get wistful looking at those shiny cars on the dealers' showroom floors, knowing how well they operated as new vehicles.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By ericr
if you could go back in time, what Model "A" parts would you bring back?

sure our money would not match but you guys would overcome that. and you would not necessarily go to 1928-31 since parts were abundant through at least the '30s at the same prices.

I'm guessing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-15-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,104
Posted By ericr
Re: whats the best & worst car to buy in 1930

wasn't there some specific dividing line for price that separated most brands into categories, like above or below 1,000 dollars?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By ericr
Re: Radiator and crank guide question

I don't mean to hector you but the Barn has repeated posts wherein members have had difficulties dealing with non-authentic modifications to these cars. Members say there are fine repro radiators...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By ericr
Re: Horn, for what?

Vern do you know what make of horn it is?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By ericr
Re: 28_29 Model A folding stanchions

I realize this topic is not exactly a barn burner to most members, but I am intrigued by things like, where did those Canadian stanchions come from, were they listed in company parts catalogs in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By ericr
Re: Brake shoes

I thought we decided in earlier posts that WD is only a water displacement, not a lubricant...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By ericr
Re: 28_29 Model A folding stanchions

didn't someone post a photo on here some years ago of a general Canadian auto exposition from like 1929 and there was a Ford roadster sitting there with the folding stanchions?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By ericr
Re: (Yet Another) Electrical Question

I looked those up, how/where do you install them?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By ericr
Re: 28_29 Model A folding stanchions

well I guess that shows the value of hearsay. I'll cancel my trip to Canada.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By ericr
Re: 28_29 Model A folding stanchions

interesting. I used to hear years ago, for unstated reasons, that it was very difficult tp get cars or even parts out of Canada to the US...was that true?

at the time I was hearing that parts of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By ericr
Re: 28_29 Model A folding stanchions

-not that I have ever found, the members are likely to tell you to look at swap meets for old contemporary ones. on some old originals, you had to reduce the thickness of the cowl post by sawing the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By ericr
Re: (Yet Another) Electrical Question

oh that is pretty clear.....but next, explain why the firing order is 1-2-4-3 instead of 1-2-3-4
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,164
Posted By ericr
Re: Any One Seen This Style Dunn Dash Panel Before?

didn't non-Ford cars of that era tend to have more gauges switches etc. on their wooden dash panels, like oil pressure, temperature, the choke rod, etc.? the Model "A" has about
the most elementary...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By ericr
(Yet Another) Electrical Question

I have read that the Model "A" engine always stops in one of two positions.

I always turn off the gas valve and let the engine die before shutting off the
ignition switch. I have noticed that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,802
Posted By ericr
Re: Signs, back in the day

Ripley's Believe It or Not many years ago claimed a tombstone in a cemetery had this inscription:

"Here Lies the Body of Jonathan Blake,
Stepped on the Gas Instead of the Brake"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By ericr
Re: are you guys putting the little screen inside the iron sediment bulb?

thanks that would be great to know....you must have taken a spare sediment bowl with you to NAPA to find one that fit correctly....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By ericr
Re: are you guys putting the little screen inside the iron sediment bulb?

I looked but isn't that paper filter for the glass bowl type of sediment unit?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By ericr
Re: are you guys putting the little screen inside the iron sediment bulb?

could you use the right size wire to stick up through the relevant parts and slide the filter up the wire?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By ericr
are you guys putting the little screen inside the iron sediment bulb?

I've been with Model "A"s since the mid-1960s but never realized there was supposed to be a screen in it. Tried to install a repro but could not get it seated directly vertical. I suspect the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By ericr
Re: Dumb Question About Nut/Bolt Diameters

gee, you have a better location for the positive terminal...I had been attaching it though the little machine screw that holds the wiring harness in place near the side water outlet
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By ericr
Re: MAFCA Model A of the Day

sure is a beauty allright. the body color looks like a deep purple to me, am I seeing it wrongly?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By ericr
Re: Dumb Question About Nut/Bolt Diameters

-I don't know exactly what I meant. I ask because I try to install battery tenders such that the negative lead is fastened underneath the nut on the starter switch, which is a 5/8 nut. I never like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 921
Posted By ericr
Dumb Question About Nut/Bolt Diameters

can any machinist, or any informed person, tell me if the nuts/bolts for a specific size are actually small/larger than their stated size? for example a 5/8 nut on a 5/8 bolt would not fit together...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,337
Posted By ericr
Re: Noisy Hood Hooks

if you look at original hood hooks, they had a well-formed little finger that fit nicely into the hood latch. unless more recent repros have changed, repros I have merely have like a small rolled...
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