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    I joined up over on the **** **** and figured I'd join in here too. I inherited my grandfathers Model A, it was his first car, he bought it in 1957 and restored it about 16 years ago. He taught me a lot about it but it seems there is always more to learn about these awesome cars, look forward to learning!
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    Well Jordan, you are more than WELCOME here. We the "banned" salute you!
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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    • #3
      Welcome Jordan! You'll like it here. Spend a little bit of your online time here getting to know the technical threads. There is a great deal of information here and it is written by experienced people. Again, welcome!

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      • #4
        Welcome.
        The owner here (Mitch) owns 2 high point Model As, is very knowledgeable, is an active participant on the forum, and is a professional mechanic by trade, with his own shop, working on just about any vintage.
        You'll find the participants here very devoted to the hobby and very knowledgeable.

        Enjoy!!!

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        • #5
          Welcome Jordan, car looks nice. Hugh

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          • #6
            Jordan welcome to our VFF!
            Thats a nice coupe you got there to be the care taker of. Your grandfathers car will certainly be in good hands. The board here can help you with any questions or concerns that you may have. This joint is set up a little different from other places. We have 3 technical forums that contains popular reference information. Read the welcome sticky’s in each of those forums for more info on how the material is organized. Whatever your into driver, fine point or modified we have a special forum area for you. Everyone is welcome, and we don’t Shun any particular group. We do like pics so maybe you can treat us to some more of your A.

            Thanks for the intro

            Ya need anything just ask

            Mitch


            3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
            Henry Ford said,
            "It's all nuts and bolts"
            "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

            Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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            • #7
              Welcome! You will only find helpful and CORRECT help here.

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              • #8
                1930 converted to 12 volt coupe. Does the engine have any modifications? How about some more pics?

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                • #9
                  12 volt with an alternator, motor is stock except for a different cam grind and high compression head, has a model b carb on it now but I have like 5 for it. Has a Borg Warner overdrive as well. It's a driver for sure, will run all day at 60 mph. I'm also confident the suspension is upgraded, but I'm not familiar enough with original cars to know 100% what the difference is.

                  I can take some more pics in the light tomorrow. I'll have a few questions about the radiator overflow.

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                  • #10
                    Hi Jordan,

                    That car will always be a valuable companion bringing back fond memories of someone very dear to you.

                    He no doubt had you in mind all along when he was restoring it and when enjoying taking his time to teach you unique Model A maintenance.

                    We all appreciate hearing of such a valuable and rich Model A experience that you are sharing with all of us.

                    I think you will learn to like the people here.

                    FWIW: My Coupe is a March 1930, (early coupe), that I acquired in 1958 ..... driven often; however, never restored ..... yet. LOL
                    Last edited by H. L. Chauvin; 07-28-2018, 11:57 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Welcome jordanka 16, there is alot of good info. and good people to help you, Thanks for joining!

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                      • #12
                        Welcome Jordan take a lot of pictures engine undercarriage etc and the folks here will be able to probably help you to get to know your car a little better. The big difference with the vff you will not see people being rude or tell you do a search when you ask a question. Also if you explore this forum you will find a section for tours and events which may interest you. so ask all the questions you want and enjoy.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mitch View Post
                          We do like pics so maybe you can treat us with some more of your A.


                          Mitch


                          As Mitch said above, we like pictures because half of us can't read and the other half is blind but we are all little lambs who have lost our way. A select few of us are deaf and dumb in both eyes. In my case, pictures please, for I know nuttin about the inerts, only how to make'em look good!!!

                          So, pull up a stool and make yourself at home...…………

                          Edonis………….

                          "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"

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                          • #14
                            Welcome to the VFF! The more the merrier! . Jeff
                            Twiss Collector Car Parts

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                            • #15
                              Some more pictures! If you want any in more detail let me know. The plastic tank is what he had hooked up for an overflow, he was trying to make a recovery tank but it never worked right. I will probably remove it. I took a picture of what it is hooked up too, is that the standard overflow setup? Also pics of the manifold side and a picture of the suspension setup.

                              the thing in front of the starter is a siren.
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                              • #16
                                Another thing, the car charges fine, but the ammeter needle bounces around like crazy, like its loose or something. Does someone make a really nice one?

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                                • #17
                                  A drop of thick oil on the 2 pivot points for the ammeter will help dampen the needle bouncing.

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                                  • #18
                                    Jordan
                                    Is that a pressurized radiator or a stock one? It’s hard to tell in the pic how the overflow hose is hooked up
                                    I see there is a thermostat in the upper hose being held in place by the clamp. Is that air filter the paper type? If so beware of those they saturate with fuel easily, plus it looks a little dirty. That is a nifty heat / exhaust deflector on the back side of the airmaze.
                                    Looks like you have some sea monkeys in your fuel bowl
                                    3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
                                    Henry Ford said,
                                    "It's all nuts and bolts"
                                    "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

                                    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                                    • #19
                                      It's a stock radiator, the box is open to atmospheric pressure.

                                      I was thinking of ordering the air maze that is routed up to replace it, it seems safer. Either that or the one that curves under the carb, to get it farther from the exhaust. He made the heat deflector to try and protect the filter and cool the air intake.

                                      I guess i should clean out the sediment bowl

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                                      • #20
                                        If that is the paper style filter get rid of it and use the mesh screen that fits in the same housing. We have some tech threads on fuel filtering and air filter info. The sediment bowl filter in the technical thread works pretty good. Many of us use them but I’m just posting it fyi

                                        https://www.vintagefordforum.com/for...ter-yea-or-nea


                                        https://www.vintagefordforum.com/for...tering-options
                                        3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
                                        Henry Ford said,
                                        "It's all nuts and bolts"
                                        "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

                                        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                                        • #21
                                          I ordered a new air maze, the "high boy" style that is above the carb, seems much safer.

                                          I will also go to napa and get one of the sediment bowl filters as well.

                                          appreciate the advice very much!

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                                          • #22
                                            Welcome to the forum. We do like the pics

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                                            • #23
                                              Maybe you can post some better pics of the overflow setup where it connects to the radiator
                                              3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
                                              Henry Ford said,
                                              "It's all nuts and bolts"
                                              "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

                                              Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                                              • #24
                                                Originally posted by Mitch View Post
                                                Maybe you can post some better pics of the overflow setup where it connects to the radiator
                                                that orange/yellow line in the radiator picture is the tube that connects to the overflow bucket. Its hooked up to the overflow tube on the radiator.

                                                I unhooked it and ran it with no issues, but because the overflow line is aimed at the firewall I get a faint smell of coolant in the cab, but it isnt leaking.

                                                from pictures I've been looking at, it looks like normally the radiator overflow runs down the side of the radiator.

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                                                • #25
                                                  Welcome. I also used an overflow bottle for a couple months while trying to figure out my overheating and coolant loss problem. My original cap seals perfectly and I ran a clear plastic tubing from the end of the overflow pipe to the bottom of the 1 gallon milk jug, which I tied to the radiator support rod. This way any coolant expelled went into the jug, then got sucked back when the engine cooled. For this to work, the cap must have a perfect seal, and the overflow hose must go to the bottom of the jug. I cleaned and flushed the block and radiator, which solved the coolant loss, so then I got rid of the jug. I just fill to about 1/2" over the top of the radiator tubes.

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