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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,025
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Babbit vs Inserts

The key of this discussion is the quality of the work done by a MACHINE SHOP.

Yes quality shops are not cheap but are worth it in the long run. Our X31 engine started to knock an found some...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By barkleydave
U Joint replacement Engine Out

We have pulled the engine and it is at a re-builder.

We would like to replace the U Joint. The transmission is still in the car.
Has anyone unbolted and moved the tranny forward then removed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,759
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Using 85 octane fuel

yes especially at higher altitudes

HC head 87 would allow more spark advance
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,093
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Engine in my 1929 tudor sounds like it knocks

Not right for sure!

2000 miles on a rebuild.... obviously not done correctly!

While we were on the MFACA Canyonland tour in October we had to pull out of the tour on the third day due to a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,276
Posted By barkleydave
Re: What spark plugs are you currently using?

W18 pertonix ignition runs great and plugs clean
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Radial Tires 16 inch Kelsey Hayes

what size radial replaces the 600-16 bias?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Improved Steering Column Support

I used the 31 bracket on my 29 ccpu easy install one additional hole no problem much stronger and no strain on tank.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By barkleydave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By barkleydave
Spare tire mount for Keri-Keen Trunk

Have a Kari-Keen trunk looking for the spare tire mount A photo of the mount would also be helpful for fabrication.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,192
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Trailer

The only concern withh a 14-16 ft trailer is the strap angles are very steep. It pulls down on with more force but less fore and aft pull. You also want 10 percent of the GVWR on the tongue. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,136
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Trailering tips for protection

10 percent of load needs to be on hitch
Trailer plus car. About 400 lbs
Backing on a short trailer will be rear heavy and dangerous
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Short circuit issues. Where to start

I have both British cars and A's Lucas is fine... it boils down to clean grounds and good clean connections to battery etc. I have a owned a MGA for 20 years and not a single electrical failure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Radial Tires 16 inch Kelsey Hayes

Take a clean wheel.... spray it with Flex Seal... no rust no spoke leaks!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Checking generator output

NO not correct... you should have a min. of 7.2 volts at high idle to charge the battery. That still is only a average amp charge of 8 amps.

6.1 volts is min. for a 6 volt battery at rest.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Timing/Spark control arm

If notches have worn off a temp fix is to glue a piece of emery paper to provide resistance on the level.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By barkleydave
Radial Tires 16 inch Kelsey Hayes

We have a 31 Slant with 16 inch Kelsey Hayes wire wheels. Looking to replace bias tires with Radials. Looking for suggestions thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,684
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Marvel's Mystery Oil

Well just another reason to stay the heck out of CA!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,802
Posted By barkleydave
Re: 6V to 12V conversion

Many folks may not know that a 12 volt system amp draw is half of a 6 volt. Since our wiring was gauged for 6 volts and twice the amperage you end up with a heavy duty wiring harness... For touring...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,676
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Brake feel . . .

First drive a club members A that has great brakes with cast iron drums etc.

Now when looking to buy an A drive it.... you now know what good brakes feel and perform. If the car you are looking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,935
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Current BEST TIRES for daily driver?

Ask yourself one question?

Is saving a few dollars more important to you...than risking your life or more important your family's life running on old tires?

Not Me!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,537
Posted By barkleydave
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

I have not seen a price for one of these?
That is where the rubber meets the road folks.

5-6 K might work
Much more and out of the park.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By barkleydave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,537
Posted By barkleydave
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

Most A owners are 70+ and bitch about a qt of synthetic oil costs 6 bucks!
You think they will pay thousands for a block?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,866
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Comments on wanted to buy section

I prefer E mail I am hearing impaired.
Also have a record of transaction
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By barkleydave
Re: Flag holder trailer hitch receiver install

It is a Wagner Products hitch

Not sure still in business
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