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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Mafca canyon land tour

If you have the time and are able...photos would be great!
Dave in MN
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,731
Posted By Dave in MN
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 05:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Model-A Day @ Gilmore - Roll Call (Who's going?)

Three from MN driving and arriving Saturday morning, me included in the three.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 842
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Air conditioning in a open car

I have a Phaeton and a '31 S/W with the air conditioner alexiskai describes. Based on the output of the unit I have, the blast of cool air from the AC unit would help you to feel cooler if installed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Insert con rod suggestions

I have had good service from Antique Engine Rebuilding (AER) inserted rods on many engines. Mostly mild but a few hot A's and B's were built and are providing good service with these AER rods.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Change

Same "a bit longer" but for the legs!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,984
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: T-5 5 speed trans VS Mitchell overdrive

Soild cam plunger stop: The high capacity oil pump, a tight oil pump drive gear, fuel pump, varying lifter loads or a tight distributor can all cause the cam to move forward. The solid stop is a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,984
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: T-5 5 speed trans VS Mitchell overdrive

Sorry Ken. I made the same AC mistake once before when I replied to one of your posts. I took the AC reference out of my previous post. Thanks for correcting me.
Dave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,984
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: T-5 5 speed trans VS Mitchell overdrive

Ken, You ask how to produce 80 HP without an overhead valve head. 80 HP is my goal for a touring car I am building up. I am currently dyno breaking in a B block that has full oil pressure and is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,711
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Balancing an engine at home (Newbie)

Yes, It has the spiral grooves and used with rope seal. 11,600 miles and no leak...yet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,711
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Balancing an engine at home (Newbie)

Check with Murray Horne.
I have one of his front pulley dampeners.

Murray Horn <horn@xtra.co.nz>

Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,984
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: T-5 5 speed trans VS Mitchell overdrive

I have experience with the Mitchell and the T-5.

I have a Mitchell in my '29 Phaeton and have driven it over 95,000 miles. No issues and very durable. I like the splitter and have become...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Shock Absorbers

Thanks Alexiskai...
I see I was really off the mark! Maybe.
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Shock Absorbers

Paul, I interpreted his reference and question as to "shock arms". That was what he said. I saw your question and thought the same about your request. I did not know how we got to discussing the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Shock Absorbers

Same for me on the Stipe shocks. I have two cars with them and find they do a very good job. Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: What to do w Virginia?

If you can devote a full day to it, the Skyline Drive is about 120 miles from you. The drive is awesome with great views. The full drive is a bit over 100 miles.
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Engine stand adapter question

No reason at all. I drill all of mine.
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,918
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: not your average coupe

Hey everyone, let's cut him some slack about posting here. I want to hear his story. Man, I wish I was there to see him run. Thanks in advance.
Good Day.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Rearview mirrors for 1931 S/W Town Sedan (160B)

Good advice Mark. "Call Steve at Bert's...." (I purchased mine there.)
Good Day!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Toe-in tools - easy and accurate

Clever idea!

FWIW: Using a Duby stick I once adjusted toe in on my Phaeton off the floor on the car lift. Sure was easy. It tracked like crap. I did the same procedure but this time on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Reproduction wheels

The new wheels are pretty durable and they spin pretty true. I have used a set of 6 new wheels for about 80,000 miles. The wheels I purchased were only out for about a year when I purchased them so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Pressurized Radiator

Phred,

Go to Brasswork's web site:

https://www.thebrassworks.net/

Look under the heading of Parts and Pieces; you will find overflow tanks. I use the 15" stainless steel in my cars. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Hot 4 Banger radiator question

höllenteufel,

Go to Brasswork's web site:

https://www.thebrassworks.net/

Look under the heading of Parts and Pieces; you will find overflow tanks. I use the 15" stainless steel in my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: Hot 4 Banger radiator question

From my experience, you will need extra cooling capacity if you are planning to fully use the extra power available from the engine as you are building it. Be careful in the selection of your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 984
Posted By Dave in MN
Re: ford overdrive

If you want a T-5 and don't mind an open driveshaft....

John Baker
Transmission Exchange
Monticello, KY

jlbaker10@windstream.net

606-348-8533
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