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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Joe K
Re: exhaust manifold outlet shape

The connection is a heroic sized taper compression fitting. The manifold is the male part and the sealing surface describes the side of a 45 degree cone - and the pipe is the female part which is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By Joe K
Re: Correct Sediment bulb Mounting Hardware

Dan Partain's is how I remember mine. (March 1929) I think the star washer (Bratton pix) is from the glass version. At least all the glass versions I have seen have this.

For the cast iron,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,471
Posted By Joe K
Re: STP and Transmission: any negative experience ?

You can probably compare the STP MSDS and any car oil MSDS and find they're nearly identical.

Yes, there are those who claim that STP is not a lubricant. And (surprisingly) there are those...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,471
Posted By Joe K
Re: STP and Transmission: any negative experience ?

And there are those who have pointed out that current production of STP has bronze attacking additives.

My addition was from back in the "peel off the top" can days - no additive.

I think?
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Joe K
Re: Cracked Cylinder?

When I was at the same point, I used a head gasket as a cutting guide and cut a piece of plywood to fit over the top: the studs stuck up through the holes and I could see nicely down each cylinder...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 952
Posted By Joe K
Re: Engine question

Thank you - that one was late at night when I'm past my horsepower curve.

Engines rebuilt are market - think $2800 for a short block or perhaps $3200 complete. Home-brew rebuild perhaps $500...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Joe K
Re: Cracked Cylinder?

Astute.

Sorry - too much texting in my life.

BTW and ICYDHI, It is not a word - but it is used.

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Joe K
Re: Cracked Cylinder?

Some wear? Or overbore? You say rebuilt? Might want to find another rebuilder.

Looks like a candidate for sleeving? Prolly do all four cylinders and start over?

080 pistons? Probably...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Joe K
Re: Fmd

And IMHO, they sold a LOT of so called "improved" cans without really improving them.

Neighbor (a non-mechanical doctorate) calls me regularly when he can't get his lawnmower started. Usually...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-23-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By Joe K
Re: Yellow metals in Ford A transmission

Early transmission (1928 and poss. early one) are reported to have bronze bushings on part T (reverse Idler gear)

My March '29 truck doesn't have these - but there is no guarantee this is the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 952
Posted By Joe K
Re: Engine question

Around here a street legal Model A (passes the non-inspection) runs around $8K. Mostly these are restorations from the 1970s, 1980s, possibly the 1990s which have passed into the "go to get ice...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By Joe K
Re: Fanology

You drive above 30 mph and the fan - ANY FAN - impedes air flow. The two blade version that much less.

If you throw blades or break a belt, drive like the hammers of H*ll to where you'll have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,471
Posted By Joe K
Re: STP and Transmission: any negative experience ?

Hah! You got me there. March 1929 no gots.

Ah well, each to their own. Those who buy Cadillac NEVER regret the decision. Those who bought Yugo now wish they had bought TWO.

Back...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,471
Posted By Joe K
Re: STP and Transmission: any negative experience ?

When did they start putting brass components into Model A transmissions?

I can't think of a one.

STP now 100% and about 30 years. No adverse effects. Of course I don't drive cross country...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By Joe K
Re: water pump

You could use the housing - but you'll have to bore out the rear of the casting to take the "old fashioned" brass rear bearing/gland.

Possible, but possibly a challenge to get the rear bearing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Joe K
Re: Headlight Bulb Filament Orientation

Lower filament would be HIGH beams and upper filament would be LOW beams.

Ford's original thought was NEVER both filaments together.

Think of it as the light shining in a mirror (which is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By Joe K
Re: What the...Nokia tyres ???

Hakkapeliitta is commonly specified for Prius as a winter tire.

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By Joe K
Re: Look at all the holes!

Tom W. has a nice picture showing the looped kick panel retainer up next to the firewall.

My truck has two on each side.
http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o89/Tom_Wesenberg/741263c2.jpg
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Joe K
Re: best sealant for head studs in block

Permatex No. 2 would be the classic method to seal.

Pipe dope might work. The old fashioned clay based (NOT teflon) would be best.


Of the two the permatex would be the more remove-able -...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Joe K
Re: Different style of water pump

I have one of these. Not using - although I might someday.

Available on Ebay usually for small money, although one seller has had one there for $81.95 for about 5 years. He's still there last...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 999
Posted By Joe K
Re: Rebuilt Engine

30 ft-lbs is a pretty good pull with a hand crank. If you can't hand crank it AT ALL then something is definitely wrong.

Read up on hand cranking if there is a chance the engine could start. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By Joe K
Re: Repair of Police (B) Head..

And given the price of stitching, or even welding - it may be more cost effective (and more certain) to simply buy an aftermarket high compression head.

I am reminded of welding an aluminum...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Joe K
Re: College "A" On Shorpy

GWU would be George Washington University. And the football team is indeed named "The Colonials."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington_Colonials

Joe K
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Joe K
Re: Squeaky throwout bearing?

A failing throwout bearing will "pull" the throwout bearing carrier around in the direction of motor rotation. Check your alemite fitting on top. If its a bit off to the side or the retracting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-16-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 770
Posted By Joe K
Re: Otwell Health Heater Exhaust manifold

Not to run down Otwell - but after giving it a little thought I probably would not have bought an Otwell.

It's impossible to see if the interior of the heater has rusted through to the air...
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