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    I have a red question. Red distributor body,cap, rotar ,red fan belt ,red radiators hoses. When were they used and for how long. I could not find the answer in the restoration guidelines.

  • #2
    Hi Frank Welcome.. And yes i know who you are it's great to have you here.

    Two of your answers are in our daily JS trivia question thread in the fine point forum. We just went over the fan belt colors and the radiator hoses.
    There is some good reading there

    Here is the link
    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


    • #3
      Hey Frank, WELCOME to the VFF !!
      You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!


      • #4
        Hi Frank, Did you fix the problem you were having with car at Gettysburg?


        • FrankFalcone
          FrankFalcone commented
          Editing a comment
          I drove home stopped every 20 minutes and added 3/4 gallons of water.
          Since I came home have not had a problem . I am planning a long run before Hershey, and also having Mike Etling checking out the radiator.
          Thank you for your concern and support.

      • #5
        Frank bring the car over and we will put a BERGS radiator in it and be done with the overheat problem.
        1928 speedster
        1929 closed cab p/u
        1930 standard roadster
        1931 deluxe tudor sedan
        1967 ss/rs conv.camaro


        • #6
          Originally posted by FrankFalcone View Post
          I have a red question. Red distributor body,cap, rotar ,red fan belt ,red radiators hoses. When were they used and for how long. I could not find the answer in the restoration guidelines.
          The answers to hoses and belt are here,

          As for the cap and rotor,

          The distributor cap and body were black Bakelite. The
          body had cadmium plated spark plug connector contacts.
          The distributor body from 1928 through December
          1930 had two notches at the top of the opening where
          the control arm protrudes. Thereafter the opening was
          rectangular. In July 1931 a Ford script was added to the
          distributor body between the number 1 and 2 contact
          points. In August 1931 "U.S.A." was added below the
          Ford script. Original distributor bodies have only one slot
          in the lower skirt for the locating pin. The distributor cap
          had a double Ford script through March 1928. Thereafter,
          the cap was plain.

          So it appears unproven that red was used at the factory.
          Last edited by Mike V. Florida; 09-03-2017, 12:34 AM.


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