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Forum: Questions & Suggestions 11-18-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,883
Posted By Floats
Re: I am leaving Fordbarn

Cheers Pluck,
Sad to see you leave. Thank you for you input and advice over the years.
Take care.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,165
Posted By Floats
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By Floats
Re: Electrical motor to produce vacuum...is there such thing?

Dice roller,
Yep, the aviation industry use vacuum to drive some very important instruments, the artificial horizon, and DI( direction indicator)
They use an engine driven vacuum pump with an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,377
Posted By Floats
Re: International Model A Ford Day

Hi Guys,
A friend and I did our bit for the ‘International Model A Ford Day’ drive in Mossel Bay on the south coast of South Africa.
442595
This photograph of Kobus Harris, a friend and a long...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Floats
Re: A and B engine match

Thanks Bob,
I knew it was not really a big deal, but there was something.
Much appreciated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Floats
A and B engine match

Hi Guys,
I know this have been asked before, but I have searched and canít find the answers.
Does a Model A transmission fit on a B engine and visa versa?
Much appreciated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,561
Posted By Floats
Re: Loud Noise when car decellerates while i n first and second gears

Thanks Aaron,
Iíll try that.
However, I recently removed the pan in order to check the shims on the mains and also to confirm the crank end play. The end play was way out and I decided to have the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,561
Posted By Floats
Re: Loud Noise when car decellerates while i n first and second gears

Mech 3,
I canít help, but I believe I have a similar problem. I think it is the crankshaft moving forward when the inertia of the car is driving the engine. Ie gearing down and using the engine to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,686
Posted By Floats
Re: Ford verse Chevrolet

Hi Guys,
I have one of each. I can’t really compare them, as the Ford is a roadster pickup and the Chevy is a 29’ six cylinder Phaeton.
Ford built 5 million Model A cars in 4 years and must have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By Floats
Re: OT- My Connection To The Model A Community

Hey 1930 Pickup,
Welcome back.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,392
Posted By Floats
Re: Battery Isolator switch

Hi Dave,
Best thing you could ever do for your old car. I even have one in my E Type as well as my 250SL Pagoda.
Jim has his in the engine bay, which means, you have to open the hood to turn off...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,678
Posted By Floats
Re: Decided to pull the motor/trans

Jumping out of gear will only get worse. Fix it while it is out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By Floats
Re: Restoration in India

Congratulations on a job well done,
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,353
Posted By Floats
Re: Anyone Ever Built or Even Seen, An Original type Greasing Pit?

Hi Guys,
I have dug and built 4 pits over the past 40 odd years. I have dug them all by myself, the last one at the age of 65. Once the hole is done, I build the walls, steps and floor with bricks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By Floats
Smile Re: Disconnect switch

Great Dean, we are on the same page. Donít let me down.
Cheers
Chris:):)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By Floats
Re: Disconnect switch

Hi Dean,
Some serious points to think about,
1. NEVER EVER admit or suggest that you want to, or have gone to 12v, positive, negative or whatever, NEVER EVER. You will never hear the end of it. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By Floats
Re: Low braking phenomena

Hi Phred,
My 2c
Put a little side load on the pedal in order to attempt replicating the interference.
Regards
Chris
Cape Town
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,496
Posted By Floats
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,777
Posted By Floats
Re: oil level

Hi Killer,
You don’t want to drive it full of oil.
Quarter is just fine, the higher the oil level, the more chance of it leaking out the rear main. And if you must park on a hill, park nose down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-15-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,464
Posted By Floats
Re: Were "Suicde Doors" Really Dangerous?

As a 3 year old I picked up a toy which had dropped to the floor. I pulled on the door handle to get back on the seat and the rest is history. Fortunately, we were going around a roundabout at a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-21-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,446
Posted By Floats
Re: Bendix Spring Snapped...Normal?

You are correct Davey,
6 Volt batteries are very hard to come by in Africa.
Cheers
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,446
Posted By Floats
Re: Bendix Spring Snapped...Normal?

Hawk,
I have fitted 12 batteries in my 28 Pickup as well as in my 29 Chevy. The extra oomph causes the starter to kick in with a hell of a jolt. In the past five years or so, I have had a few broken...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,168
Posted By Floats
Re: Changed my steering column mount today!

Hi Synchro,
Could I impose on you to send me some photos direct.
cfm65@me.com
Much appreciated.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,599
Posted By Floats
Re: The wife and I drive our 30 coupe in to town

We have just been to town for some lockdown shopping in the Chevy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,504
Posted By Floats
Re: Rear end ratio-gear question

Hi John,
I have also replaced a 4.11 set with an unmatched 3.78 pair in my RPU. I got the two parts from two different guys, they looked like a match with no apparent wear. It runs smooth and quiet...
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