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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,075
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: 6V versus 12V (stupid ques. I'm a newbie)

Yep you have the greatest car ever built,your posts tell the story..and you never fail to toss in your superior skills..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Mechanic lock starter motor if 'pre-ignition'

It was for women,so they don't rip a stocking or scuff a shoe toeing the starter button..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 764
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Number 8 Exhaust Valve sticking

Its yiddish...just a nazi check..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Pan Gasket

Yes you can make your own..but they aint expensive and will allow you to stop on the way up..
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 764
Posted By Railcarmover
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 764
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Number 8 Exhaust Valve sticking

I certainly agree with doing the least possible work to complete the repair sir.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Pan Gasket

Doing the job in an engine stand you do it once,doing it upside down you might not like the results..that being said,some tips for doing it with the engine in the car..get the car up high enough for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: First day in my possesion!!

Turn it around,back it on the trailer,less chance of wind peeling the top.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 764
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Number 8 Exhaust Valve sticking

Not arguing Purdy,just don't understand..the horror of a broken head stud is worse than the horror of a broken valve guide?. I'd be as happy as a clam if a chemical fixed the problem but an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: motor break in

The reason you pour the last 2 quarts down the distributor hole is it lubricates the main bearings and cam bearings prior to start up.Without doing this your main bearings and cam bores can run dry...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 764
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Number 8 Exhaust Valve sticking

or instead of using snake oil you actually pull the head and valve cover,find the root cause and save yourself potentially huge issues from a broken spring or a broken guide..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,075
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: 6V versus 12V (stupid ques. I'm a newbie)

Proper restoration cant make a generator put out smooth consistent voltage,its just like a properly restored stock engine doing 65 mph..yeah,it will for awhile till the center main fails,the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: A paper towel stopped my car from running

https://i.imgur.com/jhnpBz1.jpg?1

go ahead,I dare you to give a gremlin an opening.. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,075
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: 6V versus 12V (stupid ques. I'm a newbie)

I agree with that,to me a delco alternator has chevrolet written all over it.The pure engineering of the model a in original form is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. But in this current...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Black Thursday

I rode the construction wave from the late 80's till 2008,fixing equipment as silicon valley was being built..go go times,no one thought it would end..the only good thing I got out of it was a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: IL-2 and AA collison

Barn,you mentioned all the ways they beat the nazis..they were resourceful,stole or commandeered anything that helped them and would work as a team without thought for gain.The political kommissar...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,075
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: 6V versus 12V (stupid ques. I'm a newbie)

12v with alternator,consistent current means longer lasting components you can buy at the local auto parts store..I like stock A 6v,it is part of the charm of a model a,no doubt,but for me and what I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,420
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: No compression all cylinders

I looked at the body for something to salvage..but no dice,ended up buying the chassis..fresh engine with nice babbit,transmission and rear end excellent,mitchell OD,pro built backing plates with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,420
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: No compression all cylinders

https://i.imgur.com/fshIcVZ.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/KUDwyG0.jpg?1

Fire was so hot it warped the right front wheel,consumed everything that would burn on the engine but the internals were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Black Thursday

When the dice are hot and the banks are fading you 80% you're damn right your gonna take a few passes..hell,given the size of the crap table in 1929 who wouldn't..what kind of funny is they do the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,420
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: No compression all cylinders

https://i.imgur.com/OomuL0E.png?1

This chassis was in a house fire,the coupe body was destroyed,warped and soft as cheese.The engine too a lot of heat from the fuel tank burning..upon disassembly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: IL-2 and AA collison

The Soviets were skilled at taking propaganda shots..here's a real shot of Red Army infantry,captured in 1941..Mongols,Tartars,Asiatics,Slavic..peasants for the most part,who's sheer bravery led...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Hi compression head and stock ignition

Improper timing leads to detonation,high compression is not as tolerant of manual spark control as stock is. Detonation or spark knock is one of the leading causes of bearing failure,that knock is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Model A Fords to be with us for a LONG time yet

The folks who lived during the cars days are dead or close to it.There is no story tellers,no one to further the allure. It took somone you looked up to,or loved to pass it on to you.The clubs cant...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 751
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Hi compression head and stock ignition

The tolerance for timing deviation decreases with higher compression,the effects of spark knock increases as well.When buying a B distributor its important to check the lower advance plate and shaft...
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