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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By alexiskai
Re: runs rough after head gasket replaced

What would be an appropriate restrictor? 90 psi?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By alexiskai
Re: runs rough after head gasket replaced

If you have the equipment to fabricate an adapter for the compression test, you can probably fabricate one for the leakdown as well. All you need is something that mates an air hose to the 7/8" spark...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By alexiskai
Re: runs rough after head gasket replaced

Distributor shaft rubbing on the gasket?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By alexiskai
Re: 1929 Ford Phaeton Fantastic Original/Restored on Internet Auction ends 12 P 9-20-

Restamped engine (https://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/1929_ford_model_a_1628467879bfbc5bdea2b1e1d16320210808_170650-scaled.jpg?fit=2048%2C1317) too. No A prefix, the shape of the 0...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,542
Posted By alexiskai
Re: a 400 on BAT went for 22k

It's too bad this site doesn't have a forum where all we do is kibitz on various auctions, that'd be fun.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By alexiskai
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By alexiskai
Re: "Rules" for crossbar-style rear bumper

Here's the service bulletin from Mar. 1928 (p. 230) saying how to make the swap. But I still haven't seen it on a '28 or '29 car. Maybe the shape of the 28/29 front bumper looks too weird when you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By alexiskai
Re: "Rules" for crossbar-style rear bumper

Here are two coupes and two roadsters I found on Google Image search that are unmistakably '30 and have the full-width rear bumper. Note that all of them also have luggage racks, and at least three...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By alexiskai
"Rules" for crossbar-style rear bumper

I sometimes see cars with a crossbar-style rear bumper, i.e., one that goes all the way across like the front bumper. They naturally appear only on cars with side-mount spares. But they also appear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,185
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Shocks

Could be – I was going by Stipe's website, but maybe they're not updating it. Of course Bert's doesn't always update their site either.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,185
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Shocks

Pricing on the Stipe shocks is sort of academic if no one can buy them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,789
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Clear Distributor Cap

I admire this kind of commitment.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Spark Plug Gap

My understanding is that the .040 capability is just that - a capability. You could do it if you needed to, but I haven't seen anyone actually need to do it on these engines.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,485
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Spark plug gap for high(er) compression head

I just reset the plugs on my 7:1 head to .27-28.
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-08-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,897
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Engine Rebuilder

Just following up on this to note that Kevin Prus's shop contents are being auctioned off (https://baerauctions.hibid.com/auction/306189/prus-online-auction/).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,542
Posted By alexiskai
Re: a 400 on BAT went for 22k

The 400-B is now almost at $100K (https://www.ebay.com/itm/203580436288) with less than a day to go, but the reserve isn't met. I think it's a mistake to set the reserve that high without disclosing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,789
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Clear Distributor Cap

Nu-Rex supplies a cutaway cap with their timing kit and recommends using a timing light strobe to observe the rotor action:


I have one but I haven't had time to set it up yet to see how useful...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Is Bars Leak still a good temp fix

I was dissuaded from using it after a couple guys told stories about it gumming up the works. They definitely still make it; you can find the tabs in auto supply stores.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Surface Rust in Coolant Passages.

Address it after the system is sealed, using a de-rusting product like Thermocure or Rust911. Users of this forum have reported success with both; just follow the directions.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,555
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Are These Head Studs Long Enough?

Rich Fallucca at AER says that, but it's not universal advice. The reason for this recommendation is that, as the OP here found out, some heads/gaskets are taller than stock, so you need to back the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,555
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Are These Head Studs Long Enough?

I'd be careful buying cylinder head studs from an industrial supplier. The thread fit is likely to be too loose for this application. When I was researching my block-thread-testing video, I had a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By alexiskai
Re: State of things: 21" radials

I have no idea. I did later find radial tubes in the 550R21 size for the Excelsiors, but, just checking now, Coker's website lists no radial tubes in the 440/450R21 size.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2021, 02:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By alexiskai
Re: State of things: 21" radials

Update: I finally got my wheels powder-coated and the tires mounted. I put the wheels on the car tonight to test for leaks. When I inflated them, one tube immediately started leaking around the stem,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By alexiskai
Re: Vaccum Gauge

I'm planning to install a vacuum gauge once I get the car sorted. I think a vacuum gauge is one of those diagnostic tools that you learn to read over time, based on your specific knowledge of your...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By alexiskai
Re: American Classic Vs Excelsior radials

Someone reported elsewhere that the 550s sometimes require modification of the side-mount spare carrier in order to get them to slide properly into the well. They work fine as tires though.
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