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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-17-2020, 01:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,686
Posted By pbishop
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

Sounds like 'you' want a hot-rod. Do what you want to do. You CAN make your car go faster and be much more reliable and STILL keep it mostly original.



I put a Weber down-draft and intake on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By pbishop
Re: Conventional Cap

I use the standard distributor cap, but have converted it to use modern plug wires as I have also converted to a 12 volt system. I use the modernized internal components as well with the modern...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,422
Posted By pbishop
Re: The source of the problems?

The issue would seem to be whether YOU wanted to drive a car as originally intended (stock), or one that could and would be a 'more dependable' and capable of 'long distance' usages on modern...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2020, 12:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,430
Posted By pbishop
Re: Does tranny move forward during engine removal?

Take the engine AND the trans out 'together'. It is SO much easier to do it that way. Once you have them together on a stand (I have used a large sturdy old padded chair for years), then you can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2020, 12:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By pbishop
Re: Gas damage on rubber

You may get that 'white' discoloring look as well. In any event, after years the running-board covers will begin to crack without proper care and most likely need to be replaced. With that said, the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By pbishop
Re: Glass

If you buy the 'glass' from most of the 'major' suppliers the new glass will meet the national standards. Still, it is a good thing to ask about when ordering.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,642
Posted By pbishop
Re: Follow up to Registration Woes

From Tampa, FL - Once the situation is cleared up your car will be titled and tagged as 'antique' and will require 'no' further effort on you part. The 'antique' title and tag will be permanent and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,473
Posted By pbishop
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-19-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,686
Posted By pbishop
Re: A pic from the time

There are some really good 'videos online' of Model T's running through deep ruts of mud and snow, over steep embankments and the such. Love to see this stuff. Once when I had a Model T I took it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2019, 03:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,869
Posted By pbishop
Main and Rod Shim Sequence ???

TWO questions -


First, is there a 'sequence of order' for making shim adjustments for clearance/drag on 'main bearings' - either with the motor in the car, or out of the car and on a stand? If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 987
Posted By pbishop
Re: Werner - ask away

In this forum, there is 'NO PAST' beyond that which concerns your/our love of the Ford Model 'A'. The 'ONLY' history you/we are concerned with is that which deals with this car!


ALWAYS ask as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,113
Posted By pbishop
Re: Backfire or popping when going down hill

The back-fire is the exhaust gas that has not 'fully' combusted/burned and is then ignited by the heat of the exhaust system. Generally, this takes place when an engine has been driven fast and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,303
Posted By pbishop
Re: Carb Rebuild

That will certainly work even better with a solvent solution, still takes time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,160
Posted By pbishop
Re: Cooked corn in radiator

This was an 'old' cheap short-cut remedy to leakage problems. Much like the old trick of using saw-dust to quiet knocking values/lifters/rocker arms. Today, the 'leak-stop' products on the market are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,160
Posted By pbishop
Re: Cooked corn in radiator

That 'Mighty Mouse' advice was good, as many of us that keep 'The Car' in the barn have a ready supply.


Anyway, do as others have advised. 'FIRST', use a 'heavy duty' flushing product on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 987
Posted By pbishop
Werner - ask away

Ask ALL the questions you need to to get the job done right! That is the whole purpose of this forum - so we can help each other out as much as possible. Love the international comradery that has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 01:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,301
Posted By pbishop
AGAIN, Marco's Page

Can anyone access 'Marco T.' page - The Ford Barnyard?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,770
Posted By pbishop
Re: Pulled over by the Police!

Was driving home one night on deserted county road and got pulled over by sheriff for having only one taillight on my partially restored coupe. I explained that it was standard equipment (1931). He...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 92,858
Posted By pbishop
Re: Manners... A new rule...

Ryan, YOU continue to do a 'great' job! It is not forgotten that YOU administer this wonderful site as a favor and courtesy extended to the rest of us – taking the time from your personal affairs too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 03:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,650
Posted By pbishop
Re: Preferred Speed

YES, if you keep an eye on the 'fluids' and are comfortable with the mechanics of the car making the 'round trip' (especially the RADIATOR) then DO IT!



The MOST important thing from my long...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-08-2019, 12:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,466
Posted By pbishop
Re: New Radiator, Berg vs Brassworks

In 2015, installed a 'Brassworks' in my 1931 Coupe. Had to do a little increase diameter of lower mounting holes. Other than that the radiator fit well and has worked wonderfully. I have a Weber two...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,710
Posted By pbishop
MARCO's Ford Barnyard

I went to view Marco's page and get a message telling me that I do not have access to the site. Has anyone else seen this, or is it a conspiracy by my internet provider?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,971
Posted By pbishop
Re: Brakes Not Stopping The Car

Remember, you have an Emergency Brake and if you 'hold the top button down' as you pull back on the lever, you should be able to stop the car over distance.


As another reply noted, If at all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,624
Posted By pbishop
Re: How to fit a spare tire brace

I have a '31' Deluxe Coupe. I have the rear carrier spare tire mounted behind a 'rumble seat. I bought and installed the cast-iron support that connects to the upper/top bolt of the spare-tire mount...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2018, 02:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,382
Posted By pbishop
Re: Best fuel and exhaust system for power

I installed a Weber two-barrel on my Model A with an aluminum ‘down draft intake manifold’ purchased together from 'Mike's'. I do not use a fuel pump with this set-up. I do have to keep the gas cap...
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