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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 270
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Dirty Carburetors

I recently resuscitated a car that had been asleep for the past 11 years. Dry gas tank. After replacing the points and getting spark, I poured fresh gas in the tank and she fired right up and ran...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 270
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Dirty Carburetors

I suspect that dirty carburetors were indeed an issue back in the 1930's. Otherwise, why are there so many Tillotson and other aftermarket carburetors on Model A barn finds? Back in the day, it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1929 doors

Yes. They interchange for '28-'29.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-20-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Drip Rail Won't Snap On

Grease is good. I used a rubber hammer and started on one end and worked my way across to the other end. Light taps should do it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Hood Painting Question

I paint hoods disassembled also. I don't hose on a lot of coats to avoid excess paint build up. Three coats of color to get coverage and stop. Reassembly will go better, as stated above, Hinge...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Rust in gas tank

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: J.R. Bullock Did Another Fine Job

https://clampdowncomp.com/tech/rebuilding-a-1932-ford-model-b-zenith-carburetor-for-a-model-a-4-banger/

Sychro: Don't know if you have seen this.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 519
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1931 valve cover gasket question

Paper gaskets shrink over time in packaging. If your gasket is too small, soak it in water overnight and it will expand to fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,662
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1938 model A powered Sears tractor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XG1MnILoNo&list=PLXcGGTHvQnp-kpIdqxsOUUgrpZj3DruiR

Here's one in action.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Uncover Project

Winter is the season for working on Model A's. Many of us are out in the shop doing something similar. Is this a complete body off restoration?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 891
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: AutoLite heater install

Yes. the Autolite cover will work without hoses, brackets. etc. We get lots of heat just mounting on the manifold and leaving a bit of gap between the firewall and heater. So long as it lines up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Replacement Running Board Bolt Bracket

I looked in the catalogs, and nothing. You could carefully remove your old brackets , take them to a sheet metal shop to bend up some duplicates, then just drill out the bolt holes yourself to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Model A Beltline Variations?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't '30 sport coupe doors the same as '30 coupe doors? If so, then the belt line should match at the juncture of the door and rear quarter panels??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-04-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Why would anybody buy a car and not ask for the key?

I couldn't bear to watch it to the end, thinking that this might be the future of all our cars.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Zenith Carb Questions

https://www.santaanitaas.org/tom-endys-tech-articles/

BobX2. Scroll down to fuel. There is an article by Tom Endy on cleaning Zenith passageways with a paper clip.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: 1929 Phaeton Top Bows

https://fordwood.com/phtn1928-29bwk.htm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,650
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Never Tried To Restore

Things I can't do: 1. babbit bearings 2. Shocks 3. rewind armatures 4. soldering is beyond me 4. sew interiors 5. plating of any kind 6. recore radiators 7. machining heads, valves, etc. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,857
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Model A Paint Codes

https://www.mafca.com/tqa_paint_codes.html

jb-ob, Mountain brown is on this paint code chart abo0ut half way down.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Switching bumper 1930

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31 fordor came this way. Easy to bolt up. Same as front bumpers.
I thought the factory installation of solid rear bumpers were reserved for DeLuxe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Switching bumper 1930

31 fordor came this way. Easy to bolt up. Same as front bumpers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,145
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Manifold Dilemma

If you like your Autolite heater manifold, and your old one is cracked and can't be repaired, Autolites are fairly common at swap meets. At least they are here in the Midwest. Maybe we will get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,347
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Gleaner engine pictures??

Dave. I remember your initial post about the 2 diamond engines you acquired. And now one of them is almost finished. Great job!
Looking to your photos from two years ago, I saw a hand clutch on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 553
Posted By Mike Peters
Model A Paint Codes

https://www.mafca.com/tqa_paint_codes.html

Like it says, Roger Kaufman published this years ago and I copied it for future reference. You can too. The trick is to remember where you put when you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-14-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Paint question

Single stage.

chicle drab, Dupont- B8854 PPG, 91
copra drab, Dupont-DS094 PPG- 440
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Mike Peters
Re: Rear fender brace hole location

Attach your two rear fender braces and drill your fender bead edge holes wherever the braces line up the best. Or, if you have any original rear fenders, copy those. ...
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