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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: model A package tray ?

Hello Richard, I can't answer your question but just know that the narrower your package tray is, the more room you will have to swing your feet into the car. In other cars that I have had, I had the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,749
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Most Difficult Restoration Tasks

Bob, I laughed when I saw the first item on your post. For me it was the moulding on my 1932 five window Coupe. I also have a 31 Cabriolet which this past summer I was assemb lying the body and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 948
Posted By Ed in Maine
Determining Model A Gas Mileage

My car is running perfectly. It starts good, runs good and is a pleasure to drive. I decided that I was going study the gas mileage on my Victoria. It isn't as easy to do because you can't fill the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,785
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Does your Model A overheat ?

As bad as the Cabriolet picture looks, that car looks like it survived. The top cover and paint is not damaged. It needs a good washing!! Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Speedometer Calibration

I don't believe it is possible to set up the speedometer to be accurate over the full speed range. When a spring is used to establish a desired output value on any device, you have what is referred...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: roof replacement

Now I know some of you are going to yell at me for not using original materials but on the tops I have replaced I used 1/2 in. galvanized metal cloth (it is a mesh with 1/2 in. square openings). It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Touch up Paint for 1930 model A

Hello Werner, I know you are not happy with the way your engine looks but I may have a fix for you. First clean off the white streaks off the block. Then take a rag and wrap it around your fore...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Touch up Paint for 1930 model A

Hello Mister Moose, here in downeast Maine we give the moose plenty of room! This summer I wanted to match the paint on my wheels (the color was straw). I took the paint to a NAPA store which sells...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,117
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: clutch problem

Mike, I wouldn't give up on that clutch just yet. It is a lot of work to change a clutch disc, you have to pull the engine out! You mentioned that you turned the clevis adjustment 7-8 turns. That is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,603
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Heater to firewall

I always have to have the windshield open to the "notch" to prevent getting head aches on long drives! I'm sure there must be a small amount of carbon monoxide under the hood and some seal at the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: New to Barn 1930 Model A

Glad to see you have gotten into the hobby. I have been here since April, 1964 and have loved tinkering with Model As ever since. Get a copy of the Model A Ford Mechanics Handbook, Vol I and a copy...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Reproduction Shock Absorbers

I also have a set of Stipes on my 1932 Coupe and love them. No leaks. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Model A Ford Trunk for my Victoria

Thank you for your comments, I will have pictures in a few months after it is finished. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 211
Posted By Ed in Maine
Model A Ford Trunks

I found my source for the article "Build Your Own Custom Luggage Trunk". Please see Ford Barn on 7-05-2020 and post by Conaway 2. I was this article that got me on my way. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Ed in Maine
Model A Ford Trunk for my Victoria

Ford Barn has asked for pictures of the trunk that I am building. This is first time I have loaded pictures so I hope they get to you. This project is taken from an article entitled "Build Your Own...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By Ed in Maine
A Sensitive Clutch

I recently purchased a 1931 Victoria and I am still trying to get used to the clutch. In other cars I have found that the clutch has more movement at the point that the pressure plate contacts the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By Ed in Maine
Model A Ford Trunks, WWIRZ Suggestion

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 895
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Model A Ford Trunks (Suggestion from WWIRZ)

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was making a trunk for my Victoria and was having trouble with the curved portion of the top. There was a suggestion from WWIRZ to cut strips to form the curve....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,743
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Sidemounts - 1 or 2 ?

If you must have them, I would consider one and mount it on the passenger side to evenly distribute the weight with just the driver in the car. Why waste the money with an extra tire? Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By Ed in Maine
Model A Ford Trunks

Does anyone have a trunk accessory supplier that they would recommend for handles, leather trim corners and edging and latches? I have looked on the internet and none of the suppliers I have seen...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Paint recommendations

This is a topic that you can spend months studying. I was getting ready to paint my 31 slant windshield cabriolet in Kewanni Green and Elpointe green. I tried to get a close match to what I thought...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: 6 volt group 1 battery

I purchased a Group 1 at NAPA a few months ago for $106.00. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 895
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Model A Ford Trunks

Thank you all for your excellent suggestions. Ed
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 895
Posted By Ed in Maine
Model A Ford Trunks

A few weeks ago some of you sent me an article on how to build your own trunk. I did get started and have made the bottom and sides. I am having trouble making the curved top. The plywood I used...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By Ed in Maine
Re: Zenith Carb Leak Puzzle

A leaking carb is a real pain. I purchased the carb rebuild manuals written by Steve Pargeter and Russ Reheis/Gordon Biggar. They are an excellent addition to your library. The one thing that...
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