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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,289
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Leg room

On my tudor I went to a junk yard and got the drivers seat out of a late 90s Saturn
and with a little modifing IE making it narrower and some welding of brackets it fit
nicely with no modification...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Pickup Leg Room Needed

On my 31 I removed the seat back spring and put in a piece of 1/4 plywood
with a piece of one inch foam rubber and tacked the upholstery to the plywood
this gave me an additional 3 1/2 inches. And...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,650
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Dumbest Reproduction Parts

Back in the 50s there was a Ford dealer in Croswell Mi that I could buy genuine parts
for my 29 tudor that he still had in an attic store room, mufflers, brake linings, dist.parts
etc.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,406
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Take a gander at this.

There was an article in the Secrets of Speed a while back showing one with engine
up side down but no one could tell anything about the oil dropping into the pistons.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Hidden Safety Features

I put a backup camera with a switch and when I backup I just flip the switch and the LED
tail lights give enough light. The viewing screen is on a bracket mounted just below the
left side of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: MARC Membership Update & Virus

Mark I dont know if I am supposed to send this to you but I would like to cancel my
registration for the Membership meet for 2020 .

Ed Thibodeau No. 149146 at ebthib@msn.com

Sorry and thank...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,957
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Ok, I've got a question for the Northerners....long.

If you live in Michigan you need an old pickup to drive in the winter. My 31 widebed works fine for me. Livingston Michigan.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Door Handle

What year ?? On my 31 I bought an aftermarket door handle with lock from Snyders and
installed on the drivers door and it works fine and I don't have to crawl over the seat to lock and un lock.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,192
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Veterans Day

USAF, 1954-1958 Japan Korea
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,307
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Tudor front seat crunch time

I packed my springs with medium hard foam robber. Before putting the cover on I built
a bolster a couple inches wide and 3/4 inch high along each side edge. I added stiffer
foam to the passenger...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,370
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: About Door Locks

I put a locking door handle on the left side so I don't have to crawl over to unlock the
drivers door. I am getting older.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-05-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,486
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Tudor front seat

I went to a junk yard and got a seat out of an early 90s Saturn. Took the slide mech. out
and narrowed it with some 1" by 1/8" angle iron and added some lugs on top to mount
the original seat and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Interior Sun Visor

I put some in my 31 pickup. I went to a junkyard that lets you look for parts
(this was 20 yrs ago) and found a set in a foreign car that screwed into the header and they worked fine. They fold up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-07-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: AA transmission in an A

George DeAngelis showed me a picture of the assy line with a pickup on it and in chalk on the firewall it said 4 speed. This was back in the mid 90's.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,306
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

On the matter of Rolls buying the hydromatic what they did was buy the rights to manufacture the trans for there use only. The first thing they did was to look at the drawings and decided that the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: '28 AA dump truck

On the 4 speed there is a side panel you remove then add the gearbox for the pto. Its on the right side.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,919
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: ebay = rip off

Try Cosco $1,600 to $1,800
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Tractor carburetors

The ford 8n carb has a different hole spacing for mounting.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,123
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Model A Roof Insulation

I have had the Styrofoam between the ribs for twenty years and no problem with moisture but you should glue them in because they will squeak with the motion and twisting of the body when traveling. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: AA Transmission

My june 31 PU has the 4 speed and when I got it I just thought that somebody had got one out of a junk yard and put it in, but then George DeAngelis showed me a photo of the assembly line with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-06-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,401
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: cold weather start

Back in 1958,, 31 t/s when it was 35 below I would take the battery into the house at night and in the morning I would light a 1 lb coffee can filled with pea gravel and heating oil, light it and put...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By ed thibodeau
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,087
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: 8N on an A

I run a A model zenith on my 8N with an adapter plate and an extension on the throttle arm and a new bracket for the chock/gav rod. The throttle works backwards ( you push opposite the normal 8N...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Seat belts 31 Tudor

On my tudor I mounted the outboard belts to the body attach bolts that are at the back of the seat by the door lock pillar and the put a reinforcement in the middle under the floor pan and attached...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,051
Posted By ed thibodeau
Re: Alternative Fuels in a Model A

In 1958 while going to Port Huron jr. college I ran my 31 t/s on fuel oil ( home heating oil ). With a one gal. can with gas under the hood for starting and then switched to the heating oil in the...
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