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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,455
Posted By MikeK
Re: Special inscription on cylinder block

The foundry trademark (today "Logo") on the block is definitely a stylized union of two Cyrillic letters, possibly producing a digraph or trigraph somewhat unrelated in pronunciation to the letters...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By MikeK
Re: Lake Ice Saw

1931 Bow-Tie

No need for blade guard. If injured apply ice.:eek:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-19-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By MikeK
Re: Fuel tank spark arrestor

No. Modern cars have a specific size restrictor hole for the nozzle with a metal flap that the nozzle pushes open. That permits the nozzle to discharge any accumulated static charge before pushing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By MikeK
Re: Angled

Babbitt? When did you last drop the pan to check clearances? If the tube from the rear cap to a point below the pan's oil level is compromised or blocked you will get a lot of oil past that rear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By MikeK
Re: NewRex Ignition Switch with Auxiliary Position

I feel your pain. That is why I mounted the cutoff on both my A's in the center cross-member to disconnect the battery to frame(earth) cable. Just lift the rug in front of the seat, even while...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By MikeK
Re: NewRex Ignition Switch with Auxiliary Position

To use the Acc position on the switch requires wiring the Model A differently.

A replacement switch with an Acc terminal works like this- The BAT terminal connects to BOTH the coil and Acc...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By MikeK
Re: Cold Cranking Amps

The relationship between starting and deep cycle batteries in general is based on a few key differences:

1) Ratio of available electrolite sulfate ions to plate surface area-
True deep cycle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By MikeK
Re: 1928 Model A crankshaft switchover

Both the early 'beaver' and later A crank were forgings. The change was made to reduce the number of die strikes and time to produce the part, as well as to reduce the sectional thickness changes...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By MikeK
Re: Cold Cranking Amps

Henry's original battery was about 175 cca although batteries were not rated that way back then. A typical bottom end group one 6v used by lots of 'A' guys will be 500 to 675 cca depending on build....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-22-2021, 01:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By MikeK
Re: Fact or Fiction: Headlight Lens Gasket

The original composite cork gaskets were bonded with vulcanized latex. Vulcanization is a cross-linking process that uses sulfur. Those gaskets would, upon gradual deterioration, out-gas sulfur...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By MikeK
Re: How to test vintage oil gauge

No gauge hook-up kits include flow restrictors. After seeing two cars experience Niagara Falls when gauge lines failed I always use them.

You could make your own by solder plugging the first...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By MikeK
Re: How to test vintage oil gauge

Use water. Head pressure from elevated water is 1psi per 2.31 feet.
If you connect a hose and fill it with water 'till it is 6' 11 3/16" above the gauge it has exactly three psi, middle of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,797
Posted By MikeK
Re: Never Tried To Restore

Re-machining the casting well and making new oversized paddles for a warped pot metal vacuum wiper would be an interesting 3 axis challenge that I no longer have the mental drive to do. I have a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,963
Posted By MikeK
Re: So, ...how many Model-As can actually do the 'Three S's reliably?

Paul Shinn's video was nice, and he still has a flip phone? :eek:

If the three S'es were Stall, Shimmy, and Short-circuit I'd say 50%. Without those maladies half the posts here would disappear.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,841
Posted By MikeK
Re: Ford Model A Camshaft Inspection and Evaluation

The original poster stated in the second paragraph: "Let me know what you think!" The four items I posted were unaddressed unknowns and directed toward that point, not open ended questions.

I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,841
Posted By MikeK
Re: Ford Model A Camshaft Inspection and Evaluation

Your title line includes the words "Inspection and Evaluation".

1) How much measured wear is on each bearing journal?
2) How much bend/ runout when the first and last bearing are on V blocks?
3)...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By MikeK
Re: Headlight Focus Procedure

As many of today's A's have different tires and who-knows-what springs, the ground to center height of lamps on your particular vehicle may vary from what came off the assembly line. Keep this in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,557
Posted By MikeK
Re: Hydraulic Brake Blunder

Make up some bolt-on brackets that you can weld the parts to. Makes it a lot easier to remove if you need to service it or decide you do not like it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By MikeK
Re: Light Question

On my '31 roadster I have have 6V amber fog lamps that are used as the front turn signals. My initial experience with them was that during daylight driving the forward and low projected amber...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By MikeK
Re: Model A Estate Plans

Not leaving a single rusty washer. No-one gets anything. Who said you can't take it with you? LINK (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D6AXWVOWW4)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By MikeK
Re: O/T What material would you use for new axle shafts?

1144 'stressproof" and do not heat treat it. You need to watch what you buy with 1144, as some of it is approx RC30, some as low as RC15. I would avoid anything supplied under RC20. Keep the feed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By MikeK
Re: ODD QUESTION- aa TRUCK

No. The AA has a different bolt circle.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,203
Posted By MikeK
Re: iPhone App to Track Maintenance, Fuel Ups, Etc.

It appears the societal regression from books and paper to apps and internet has redefined behavior. Anal retentiveness, once an oddity, has become the norm. I realize this as I type . . . on my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,203
Posted By MikeK
Re: iPhone App to Track Maintenance, Fuel Ups, Etc.

Grew up just south and east of Belmont/Central. Now near Oriole Park, just south of Res. Hospital and the Kennedy. You should know that area :D LOVE SUPERDAWG. . .
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,203
Posted By MikeK
Re: iPhone App to Track Maintenance, Fuel Ups, Etc.

When I think back about all the maintenance and repairs I've done on cars over the years I would like an app to make me forget!
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