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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 822
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Why did my axle break?

According to my bolt chart, Grade 5 5/8-18 is good for 170ft-lb dry. Assuming the axle shaft is not quite grade 5 and with 90 years of use and fatigue I definitely wouldn't want to go over 100ft-lb....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Generator question

Agreed, it's toast. If all else is good, you can buy a new armature from one of the vendors or keep your eye out for a good used armature.


It's too bad because I have 3 armatures that are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Model A Brake Lights

I have the STOP lens on my Fordor along with a 32cp bulb and anyone that has followed me says it's plenty bright. If I were to change to anything else, it would be LED.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 53
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Wiper motor

https://www.mafca.com/downloads/Seminars/2014%20Puyallup%20Model%20A%20Wipers.pdf

Could be one of two vacuum motors.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Replacement Wiper Motor Parts or replacement motor??

I also believe John Holland out in Ohio can fix you up. Someone else will have his number, I seem to have lost it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,001
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Smooth Shifting The Model A

Where does CMARC meet? I joined the Northwest CT A's over the summer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,001
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Smooth Shifting The Model A

Just keep practicing. I've found it usually takes more throttle than I think, don't be afraid to give it a good rev. If I turn onto a side road I'm usually doing 15-20 and that takes a good rev to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: USB charger socket for 6 V system

I made my own from some scavenged parts and a 5V regulator. Works great and it was a fun project. I sealed it all in a little box and mounted it on the firewall.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,001
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Smooth Shifting The Model A

Excellent write-up! Although, I had a Jeep once that needed to be triple clutched. The master cylinder was bad and you'd have to pump up the clutch before it would shift:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,276
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

I often think about that driving my girlfriends Equinox, such poor visibility... The massive A pillars mean you'll probably be okay in a crash but they also mean you won't see the crash coming.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,619
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Radial Tires

$206 for the American Classic black wall.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Safety first . . .

Reminds me of when I worked on a house renovation and was helping a guy cut a hole in a plaster ceiling with metal lath. The grinder caught and grabbed his shirt. Thankfully it was a heavy shirt...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,276
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

Sadly, I'm sure you're right... defensive driving can only get you so far :(


Had a very close call on the way back from Rochester two weeks ago. On I-90 eastbound in the right lane going 70 and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Rear spring shackle

You're right, I typed 9/16 and thought 7/16:rolleyes:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Rear spring shackle

The problem (or maybe not a problem) is that the shackle pin is maybe 7/16" and the bore of the bushing is over 1/2".



I installed those same shackles and was not impressed with the fit of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: BackFlushing Radiator and Engine

What I did that made a huge difference, 30CCPU basically said above. First I filled the cooling system with distilled water and added a tab of dishwasher detergent to degrease. Ran it for a couple...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,276
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

They just didn't cut it in my opinion. Bright but unfocused and even with a dedicated ground I would get flickering and occasionally a light would cutout completely. Never had that problem with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,276
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

Just remembered another. Was driving home from chauffeuring a wedding and decided to turn on the dash light to check my speed. Turned it on and immediately lost all lights and engine... then I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,276
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

Scariest moment I've had was this past June coming home at night I hit a deer. I had just switched from LED bulbs back to the 50/32s and hadn't readjusted the height of the beam so it was low... if I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Synthetic 680

Previous owner could have put in who knows what. I think a club member may have sold a '30 Pickup recently. PM me and I may know more details.


In any case, I would order a quart of 600W from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Synthetic 680

By all means give it a shot. But, like redmodelt, I haven't had any trouble with the 600W from the vendors. I've been using Brattons with good results. What supplier did you get yours from?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Tail light / Switch Issues

My immediate thought is that you have bad grounds on the passenger side tail light. A quick check would be to run a jumper from the tail light housing to a good ground.



I would be checking the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: steering stabilizer

Mine will be coming off when I rebuild the front end and steering box over the winter. My front end is on the loose side of acceptable currently and the stabilizer gives me peace of mind.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Gear Tooth Pitting

That gear also has a lot of wear from clashing the teeth. The first gear section on my old cluster had about that much wear. Found a good used one from a club member, they are out there. I wouldn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Reliability

If the car is running and driving I would first start with steering and brakes. Take it all back to Ford specs or pursue any of the many "upgrade" options. Properly done though, stock brakes and...
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