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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Modern Shocks any good?

Happens rarely these days, perhaps a defective tire?


My modern car developed a small "bounce/vibration" at certain speeds. Tried spin balancing a couple of times, added beads, new struts,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 863
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

Think of using an 8v battery as the 6V components have to run at voltage and power d1ssapation up to 25 % more than they were rated for. Example - the starter spins faster with more power and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,087
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: What spark plugs are you currently using?

This is like many Model A subjects. Since it is not fuel injected, no sensors, not electronically controlled, what works best for one car is not what is needed for another Car. So you tune/adjust...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: failed sealer gas tank cleaner, alcohol ?

The only best way is in post 5, has been discussed in length on FB, and Brent does gas tanks the restoration way. Remove tank and split it apart at the welds. To make it rust free you need to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 759
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Gear ratio

I believe I read somewhere that converting from 3.78 to 3.54 is a gain of 4-5 mph at 2000 or so rpm.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 759
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Gear ratio

Joe - Was that with Stock compression Head and stock components? With or without a Mitchell?. I just do not understand, my late 30 comes no where close to that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Used zenith carbs number one and 2

Maybe donate them to a local A club, hate to see possible original good rebuildable A parts trashed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,558
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: 4-banger book

Post here when you have more in, am not in immediate need. Will make a nice addition to my library, and will make some interesting winter reading. Figure I will order when restocked, in case...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 759
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Gear ratio

I believe it depends on your model car (Fordor vs. Pickup/coupe), what shape the motor is in, and what grades you are going to pull. For occasional hills it I've heard it will be OK with Stock, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 759
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Gear ratio

wmws - That's great info. Thanks for posting it. Perhaps I missed this info before, but do not remember seeing this comparison when researching 2 years ago when figuring out what to do. With the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,322
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Analyze this . . .

So you tried another good carb, no help? Re-read this string and did not see this info.


Perhaps a summary of what has been done would help, if the W18s do not solve your issue.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Hot Driver

1st time I opened this thought it may be a discussion of women drivers like Courtney Force and Danica Patrick.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 759
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Gear ratio

I had my truck changed from 4.11 to 3.54. Am satisfied, but I drive lower speeds 45 mph is usually max. Motor is rebuilt, Standard head, but not balanced or built for touring. It will do 55-60,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,322
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Analyze this . . .

Yep, was agreeing with you, a rehash, and adding a suggestion or 2.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,322
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Analyze this . . .

For fouling in 30 miles I suspect you may only get marginal improvement with the W18s.


Try the w18s, if issue not resolved as FM indicates most likely your carb is running way too rich. Try...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 863
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: 8 volt battery in 6 volt car

sofield - Are you just asking for knowledge, or do you have a problem/issue needing to be resolved?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,399
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: One note to modern engine oils

Zinc was not originally used. Zinc Additives were used much later on to reduce wear due to the higher force valve springs in much higher reving cars. Zinc is not required in Model As due to the low...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,087
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: What spark plugs are you currently using?

W18s, happy with them, 3076 were too cold.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Battery powered creeper

That would be great, but do not have the skills, money, space. Am in the A hobby on a shoestring budget. Thanks for the info/advice
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,961
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: MMO non believers

From what I have seen here, and what is on an MMO bottle, 4 ozs. per 10 gallons. As the above poster, I incorrectly assumed when you "fill", you were filling from an almost empty tank to a full...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,322
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Analyze this . . .

The W16s and 3076 are almost equivalent range plugs for RPMs on an A. The W16 are kinda a dual range plug, they are colder at below 2000 rpm, but hotter above 2000 RPMs for more modern motors.

...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Old problem but new twist? Coolant loss

My opinion - Depends on how long since the last torque/re-torque.


If they are rusty/frozen clean/wire brush the nuts and exposed threads, one at a time loosen enough just to break them free...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 812
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Cold Weather Operation

X2, mine runs better when it is cold out than when hot out. Idles lower Rpm and smoother
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,961
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: MMO non believers

X2, yes, Use it in my A and all my small engines, fill the tanks full with some Stabil 360 when storing, all my storage issues disappeared. No water in the gas or phase separation, no varnishing in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By 30 Closed Cab PU
Re: Battery powered creeper

Thanks, looks like I have another idea for Santa Claus.
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