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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 02:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Rock chips on fender

You can buy undercoat spray in rattle cans.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By J Franklin
Re: 180 Degree Thermostat "Hunting"

There are places that will repair that type of temp gauge.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By J Franklin
Re: 180 Degree Thermostat "Hunting"

Yes I think things are OK.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 839
Posted By J Franklin
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Loose Manifold Stud

When reinstalling make sure you know the correct torque. Some references are incorrect. It was just done by feel at the factory. I use 30-35#, and redo them after things are used a bit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Loose Manifold Stud

Helicoil, or such.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Loctite for pressure plate finger adjusting nuts

I use Loctite on all fasteners. there is one for every application. I would recommend the red that needs heat to undo.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By J Franklin
Re: New to the forum and questions (lot!)

Usually normal wear causes the clearance to tighten.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Teflon EZ Steer Kit what do you think?

I've never seen bronze ones, but they may work nicely.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Teflon EZ Steer Kit what do you think?

Look here - https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=276647
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By J Franklin
Re: question drag link rebuild

Go ahead and install it, I think you will enjoy easier steering.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Toe in adjustment

You can't drive it yet so why get in a rush?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Which SCAT crank?

All original cranks had an oil slinger. Sometimes it is removed for a different crank seal.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 972
Posted By J Franklin
Re: High compression engine life.

Your foot plays a big part in bearing wear too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-09-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By J Franklin
Re: US Customs blocking import/export of NY registered vehicles

And it is people like him that need to get VOCAL & Demanding that the State reconsider its very bad legislation!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-08-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 810
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Need encouragement head replacement

What is the cause/reason for increased performance? I am not familiar, but I have a truck with CI heads.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,762
Posted By J Franklin
Re: “Do not use a file” to dress down breaker points

Sometimes the "new" stuff isn't as good as repaired "old" stuff.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,762
Posted By J Franklin
Re: “Do not use a file” to dress down breaker points

Maybe the file in the farmers garage was a bit corse compared to a points file or oil stone.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,756
Posted By J Franklin
Re: spark plug caps

Whatever suits your fancy. If they were given to me I would use them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Paint situation

This car sold recently for around16K. Fresh new paint down to the metal, new LB interior and fairly fresh engine/trans rebuild. so they are out there!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Points Cam ?

The B cam allows better coil saturation I have been told, and is the profile sold now.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Burning out headlight bulbs

First the generator should put out about 0 amps or less with the lights on. Next make sure the light sockets are clean of corrosion and they and battery are securely grounded. Check for loose...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-04-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 909
Posted By J Franklin
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Windshield project

And a special night out! It's all worth it in the long run.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By J Franklin
Re: 6 volt battery

A tractor shop should have one.
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