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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By nick c
Re: Any AA trucks running 55mph?

I just finished a complete restoration of my 29 CCAA. I cruise at 50 mph at 2000 rpm's. The engine is bored out .040, stock head, modern valve train with adjustable lifters, centrifugal advance dist....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By nick c
Re: windshield tape

I don't know anything about roadsters, but I do know about a 29 ccaa truck windshield install. The Model A suppliers sell bedding tape .048 thick, it was a snug fit, my frame was sandblasted, primer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By nick c
Re: Exact dimensions of the 6 holes in the A block (inlet + outlet)

I made my own exhaust header and down draft intake manifold. I measure the gasket and block. It is my take that all the blue prints I've seen are in fractions.
My mill has dro and it likes decimals,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By nick c
Re: Water pump probably needs rebuild or LEAKLESS.?

The 1/8" end play can be solved by installing a brass washer 5/8x1x1/8" thick after the packing nut, then a 5/8" shaft collar, and a small amount of grease between the parts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By nick c
Re: Help with heat

I did mine this year, the summer time heat in fl. is all it needed, I laid it in the sun for 1 hr.
carry on
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By nick c
Re: Insert Main Bearings

Most model A owners don't have a line boring fixture that bolts to the block and has a motor for power, there will be a boring bar that is longer than the block, held in place by 3 support bearings,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By nick c
Re: How to check a Model B Cam?

Go to ford garage.com, click on camshaft, measure heal to nose, subtract base circle, that's the lift, if its an A or B cam, it can be reground.
carry on
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By nick c
Re: Drivers door sag

When I finished restoring my 29 ccaa, I had the same problem, had to place 2 shims under cowling per side, made from 1/4" conveyor belt, each side of cowling has a front and back hold down bolts, if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By nick c
Re: Broken glass

I broke a fairly new window glass on my 29 cc, it was safety glass, the door had a problem not staying closed, the glass was not all the way down, I grabbed the glass and slammed it closed, it broke,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By nick c
rear fender patch

Does anyone make a rear fender patch for the model A, its the rear part of the rear fender where it sweeps to the rear.
thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By nick c
Re: The dreaded death wobble

Most everyone on FB would agree, throw the rubber ball away and buy the upper and lower metal caps. Might check the 3 steel balls on spindles to see if they're wore out, I replaced all of mine. If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By nick c
Re: fly wheel filling

The fw to crank can go 2 ways 180* apart. The fw is cast iron, don't use 6013 the weld can be so hard that you cant drill or tap it, this I know, don't try to braze, it would take to much heat. Find...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,532
Posted By nick c
Re: Engine Blow By or Not

Heres an idea, I just cranked up my rebuilt engine with .040 pistons and rings, I held my hand over the filler tube for 30 seconds, there was No pressure build up, just the fluttering of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,532
Posted By nick c
Re: Engine Blow By or Not

Heres what we need to know, did you take this block to a machine shop and have it bored out and buy new over sized pistons and rings or did someone say it was rebuilt when you bought it?
Now removed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By nick c
Re: Brake energizer kit questions

Brake floaters will help, the brake energizer will help more, because the top adjusting wedge is 2 piece and the wedge can float so that the rear shoe puts pressure on the front shoe know as self...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By nick c
Re: Splitting a wishbone

Joe, are you trying to adjust the caster?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By nick c
Re: Sand blasting gas tank

I own a commercial sandblaster, and blasted my gas tank.
carry on
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By nick c
Re: new seat cover

Professionally speaking, it called the South West pattern and is used mostly for high performance race cars, as in this case.
carry on
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-24-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,404
Posted By nick c
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

When I rebuilt my engine and had it bored out .040, the machine shop would not begin the process of boring and honing until they had the new pistons to mic. Would the new engine need to dismantled,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By nick c
Re: Radio in my PicUp

Forgot to say I bought a hidden antenna on ebay for $17.00, put it anywhere, it works.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 971
Posted By nick c
Re: Radio in my PicUp

When I restored my big 29 AA, I lengthened the cab 6", made my own mail pouches about 2" wide x about 12" long, went to WM and bought an am fm cd radio, it fit in the mail pouch.
carry on nick c
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,404
Posted By nick c
Re: The Terry Burtz 5 main bearing engine blocks are back on track.

I think Terry's engine is great, it might spark new interest in younger people, you might see more model A's on the road. Everything new needs to have the bugs worked out of it, how will these...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By nick c
29 ccpu door seals

I'm finished with the restoration of the cab, the original door seals were windlace, has anyone here used weather stripping instead, if so which one did you use and where did you get it?
thanks nick...
Forum: Model-A 07-16-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 321
Posted By nick c
Model A and AA parts for sale

28-29 ccpu cab corners good condition 2 for $200, 2 brass door handles 28-29 Fordor $40.00, Generators and starters $25.00 ea., Model AA bell housing $100.00, Model A 3 spd bell housing $50.00, 28-29...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,925
Posted By nick c
Re: Model A Improvements

These are all good improvements, I like my single barrel downdraft Ford carb from an inline 6, 300 ci, and a centrifugal advance dist. I made my own intake and exhaust headers
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