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Only repair type questions on the 1928-1931 Ford Model A.

Experience in the area

Owned one when I was 15 yrs old, and now have owned 5. Still own and play with 2 of them.


Oakleaf region of MARC. Model A Restorers Club. I have put several Model A videos on the Oakleaf site that may be of help. Things like how to start the A, how to Time it, how to troubleshoot it.. Go to and you will find them. Also, go to and search for "jackbahm" and you will find over a hundred videos. Many about the Model A and our outings. jack


"More than you need to know about cars." Just a small book for Car Nuts. "Model A Ford Tips and Hints" "Get A Horse" (What to do when Henry's Lady quits on you.) or Snyder's Antique Parts. "Engineering Stuff" (For the Kid who likes to take things apart and get them back together). Kids book for ages 10-16. 2012 Many Model A movies that can be found on


BSME LSU, 1958, Masters of automotive engineering from the Chrysler Institute of engineering, 1960, MBA Mich State, 1976. Worked as an engineer at Chrysler from 1958 to the end of 1991.

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Two patents while working in auto industry. Go to this site for my Model A videos.

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2016-12-18 Changing 21" Model A tires:

Sure, if you are a young man. Not easy, but I can still manage one at a time. Break the seal. Could be hard. Take tire off. Put on new rubber bands on the wheel. This will protect the new tube from the

2016-10-06 1969 turbo 350:

Joe, I know about Model A's, not moderns, but I may be able to help. I think you just adjusted the gear shift wrong at the trans. It is just a lever that has to be moved to get into the gear that agrees

2016-10-05 oil dip stick:

I assume you are talking about a model A engine. The stick is not flexible and goes almost straight down. I don't see how the angle could cause this. In the am, just pull the stick out and check it. No

2016-07-28 Dash light:

All you need is power to the black light wire, and you have that.  From here, the switch to turn it off is by turning it counterclockwise and pulling it back a bit.  The cover will come off if you pull

2016-07-26 Dash light:

The light switch does not control the panel light.  It is lit, only by pushing to lamp cover inward and twisting it to keep it there.  Take the panel off and see what is happening.  Should be easy to fix


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