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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 901
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Coil + or -

You can lead a horse to drink but you can't make him water?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 873
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Gas shutoff valve

I have seen it done on the road and would never recommend it, There was gas running down the arms of the guy that did it and he must have lost at least a quart of gas onto his carpet, got in with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Update on starting problem

Ken,

I'm using alternators on both cars now. a understand there is a tiny bit of draw when the car is not running. Something about keeping the alternator ready for action. Electricity and women I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Update on starting problem

Put the circuit breaker in this morning and started right up and we drove off for coffee. When I got home it hooded the starter area and removed the circuit breaker. No little spark now. Guessing the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Oil Pan baffle

Pour the oil out and let it lean against something to drain the last bit out before dropping upside-down on lawn or dirt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Update on starting problem

Well up date on the update. This morning the battery was dead. Charged it a bit and it started right up. When I shut it off I pulled the circuit breaker, which is what I had been doing almost since I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-09-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By daveymc29
Update on starting problem

With 12V neg grd and a push start starter switch I suddenly had the car start only when I cranked it with the starter until it was rolling over rapidly then let off on the starter switch. In other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By daveymc29
Mystery starting problem (or not)

So, the Ace mechanic has been at it again. Put air into my 31 coupe. That required converting to 12V. (Neg. grnd.) Then I found that when I wanted to start the car I most times got my foot wedged...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,568
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Scammer warning

Syncro,

Yes, that was the guy you checked on. Michael Echo no has the car unless he has sold it. Nice machine that needed little to be a very nice daily driver.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,568
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Scammer warning

I got a call from a chap with an ozzy accent about a car I was selling. Much the same, pay full price plus the shipping fee and some bonus if it could go fast. I hung up and the next day I got a call...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,600
Posted By daveymc29
Re: F150 trans or 39 Ford trans for banger?

With the cable shifter on the Mitchell Overdrive there is no extra lever on the floor. It can be mounted onto the transmission shift lever like the big trucks, Push down it is in over drive, pull up...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Broken Valve guide

Try replacing just the guide and see if that works. If you had good compression in all four cylinders you should be good to go. Make sure valve is straight and seats evenly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,600
Posted By daveymc29
Re: F150 trans or 39 Ford trans for banger?

Top speed is still 1:1 with the 39. Just has the advantage of syncro 2nd and 3rd. F150 has the OD but may require more work to install. I like the 39 with a 26% Mitchell, or better yet the Mitchell...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 853
Posted By daveymc29
Re: i need some help. What regulator/pump for stock carb with underbody fuel cell?

34 years and three months in the Oakland fire department and I can say I have been to a goodly number of automobile and truck fires. I have yet to see a gas tank explode. Mind, I don't say it hasn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,889
Posted By daveymc29
Re: What's the latest you can remember anyone using an A?

A pilot on the Oakland fireboat drove a 30 pickup to work in the late fifties. We painted it in the parking spot for firemen's cars in a sort of shed. The other guys were nice enough to park their's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By daveymc29
Re: OK,I wanna change my......

Might want to put on a two bladed fan when going back together. Moves more air and don't have to remove the hood and radiator. Looks better to some.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Shock fluid/oil

Is there aa chance the thicker oil will slow down the leaking? I have two sets that came from a reputable rebuilder who is no longer with us. Both sets were filled by him and leaked from day one. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Spindle Conversion Reversal

I have hydraulics on my roadster and the spacer comes right off with my fingers , no heat or tools. Other hydraulics that I have worked on came right off also. Try a putty knife to move it off before...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,459
Posted By daveymc29
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Model A News, Jan-Feb 2019, Fuse Block

30 amp circuit breaker on starter works well for me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Tube shocks

The kit I got had mounts and four shocks that looked all the same to me. I couldn't find a part number so I just felt how hard they seemed to be to pull out and push in. Without any way to measure...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Tube shocks

I had a set on my roadster and they seemed to beat me to death on our great California roads, The pro is they didn't leak from day one and the ones I had required only one hole on each side in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-09-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By daveymc29
Re: 1929 AA oil drain on engine

Strangely I don't recall when it was built. I do have an early pan somewhere and that would be a good cure for this issue, though I have never seen this problem until now.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By daveymc29
1929 AA oil drain on engine

So I crawled under to change the oil. Got my 16 inch crescent wrench in tow. Tighten it nicely onto the drain plug and pull in the counter clockwise direction. This sucker is tight, but turning....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,818
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Pronunciations

And some say Krick for creek. This could cover 90% of the lanuage. Raa diator or Ray diator? And remember there is no "r" in Boston. Nay one!
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