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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Cowl Lites

Did the model A Driver really use cowl-lites -- or where they there to be seen?
Certaintly not today's driving
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Head Torque

What's the maintenance schedual for Head Torque checking? Is it by millage, or, time ? Or what?
Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: On this day in history 1929

On this day in History 1965, I married--
We're OK
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Indented FireWall

What's the reasoning behind the late '31 Indented Firewall? Did the idea of a larger engine(V-8) have an influence -- or what?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: Wobble On Braking

I can sprag latter if desired.[/QUOTE]




Plz do! I'm getting some very interesting/helpfull information. Taken a direction I've never considered

Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: Wobble On Braking

YES!! Same problem !!
This is a tough web-site
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: Wobble On Braking

Toe-End done when front end alliment done, wheel bearings adjusted/inspected at brake (front) change done.



Warped Drums is item never thought about, nor looked into, Interesting. How do I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: Wobble On Braking

One year old Firestones, front end alliment last week, when (front) brake shoes were changed out again
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Wobble On Braking

When I take my '31 PicUp out for a drive, first one of the day, and I lightly press the brakes - I get the front end wobble. Have new tires, brakes all around, F-150 Ford Steering Box, new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,580
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: Fuel Tank Purchase

Is this the way it is? If I replaced my 89 year old fuel tank -- it will be one the same age, give or take a few months? Because I'd not seen hardly any rust in the fuel-bowl (late '31), and I shut...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,580
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: Fuel Tank Purchase

I've actually considered selling my PicUp --
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,580
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: Fuel Tank Purchase

Anyone with this set-up (late '31) with the glass fuel bowl in the engine compartment: With you engine running, is there an air-space seen in your fuel bowl? I've an extra fuel-bowl, looks like the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,580
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: Fuel Tank Purchase

I'm very concerned now. Just how many parts are only available now that must be replaced by finding an original? I just assumed fuel tanks were still being manufactured. My PicUp was stopping at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,580
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: Fuel Tank Purchase

So what do people do when that source is no longer? Can they be rebuilted some where?
Yes, he has what I need, just got to confirm what I have, there seems to be two different ones for a '31....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,580
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Fuel Tank Purchase

Where do you guys buy fuel tank for a '31--
Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,000
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: Garage heat

Move to South Florida??
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 01-14-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Electric Lites

When did Henry Ford go Electric Lites?
Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-14-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Electric Lighting

When did Henry go from gas to electric lighting? is there a conversion to make the gas lites to electric? Some of the old gas lites sure are interesting -
Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: Oil Analysis

I Love This Web-Site.

What I found, number 8 was stripped threads in the lower part, so an over-sized nut was used as a spacer, then a washer and then the correct head bolt. I've torqued it to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: Oil Analysis

" -- taking action"
Actually I do have a clue -- my number 8 head bolt was found with loose torque, it's double-nutted so probably that torque reading is in question--
Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: Oil Analysis

"previous life."


In your previous job, what are your thoughts on Sodium found at 44 PPM, up
from 42 PPM first sample, plz. I've done only two. It was the only item flagged on the report, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Oil Analysis

I've been creating my engine's oil history -- by doing an oil analysis at my 500 mile oil changes. This is my second one, and it also states: "Coolant Contamnation In Oil Possible - Sources Are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: Fords and Friends Car Show

There's a small flea-market there at the F&F Meet too, forgot that. And of course food/drink at the Monkey
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 916
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: TransmissionThrow-Out Bearing Lub.

Thanks Jim -- my real problem is that I don't know what I don't know. Thought I was supposed to lubricate every greese fitting in sight -- but got a lesson with the water pump.

Thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 916
Posted By rfitzpatrick
Re: TransmissionThrow-Out Bearing Lub.

Damn! I've been lubricating every alimate in sight, no matter where (except water pump) every 500 Miles. What a relief this is
Thanks Jim
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