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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By mike657894
Re: Clutch stuck

It sounds to me as well that the collar is stuck. The zerk lubes the slide action of the collar. may get grease to the throw out, But the one I just installed from macs is sealed. Zerks can clog. On...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,769
Posted By mike657894
Re: Ok, I've got a question for the Northerners....long.

Dont worry about the salt jumping from the daily to the A. Im in michigan, road looks dry out side. you could take a ride up and down your street with no worry of salting your car. Its the wet slurry...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By mike657894
Re: Amount of oil remaining in the engine

I thought the accepted amount was 1/2 a qaurt(32oz/.946 liters) or 16ish ounces near to a half a liter. How did rotating the engine get more oil out of the plug? I was expecting you to have pulled...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 509
Posted By mike657894
Re: time for new starter brushes I suppose

I recently had to use a post brush on my battery posts. And a month later I was running bad due to the grounds being loose or needing a good scratching.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By mike657894
Re: Welch plug for carb

Ive found one place carrying a plug for tilotson. About half way down page. I bought a box of carbs and need to get a few plugs. havent ordered yet....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,479
Posted By mike657894
Re: High compression head choice.

putting more pressure in the cylinder may put more stress on the bottom end.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By mike657894
Re: Spring shackle bushings: Rubber or original?

Many vehicles use rubber. And yes they fall apart after 20 years(of road use). I would think they would need bigger holes or smaller pins or would be weak if they were as thin as the bushings. I put...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,110
Posted By mike657894
Re: Quick question

Ive gone full original. No filter at all. If my engines makes it to breakage due to ingested dust I will feel mighty accomplished. Ive got a fresh bore. Found .017 off of stock bore when I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By mike657894
Re: doodlebug

probably nothing. farmers(everyone becomes a farmer once on a tractor.) can drive tractors on roads. seemed we put slow moving vehicle signs on trailers and water tanks but never the tractor. My...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By mike657894
Re: Shackle Bore Alignment

I hook up everything except the last shackle and use the spare tire jack from a truck and a block of 4x4. that spring doesnt weigh as much as a truck. spins easy. travels right over. lift the axle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,045
Posted By mike657894
Re: Generator vs Alternator

I have seen a picture demonstration of properly adjusted stock lights with nicely polished reflectors and they gave good view down the road. And my lights being out of focus looked like the bad...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,340
Posted By mike657894
Re: Roadster Project

get your stock engine running good first before getting speed parts. Im waiting on a new dizzy to correct a bent shaft that makes #4 miss. Im hoping for 60mph I have had 57(per gps) as my current top...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,164
Posted By mike657894
Re: Bud Vase bracket

I got an ancient 3d printer.....made by bridgeport.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By mike657894
Re: Off topic vehy

total scam. that check will clear. the scammers steal checking numbers and accounts and this is how they drain those accounts. after the theft is noticed that clear gets reversed and you are out for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By mike657894
Re: No Spark . . . not going!

My car passes all other tests and runs different levels of bad when the grounds rattle loose or get corroded. Also suffers from slightly dirty battery posts and clamps that look like they should...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,509
Posted By mike657894
Re: Head Bolt Torque-Hot or Cold?

torque numbers are always cold. because the first time or in factory. the engine is off so its cold.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By mike657894
Re: Rear Shocks

yeah i got some on the rear. https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=4536&pictureid=38526https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=4536&pictureid=38525 here is the thread i made...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-10-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 883
Posted By mike657894
Re: Confused

you need to find if its spark or fuel. put a spark tester. or leave a strap sitting on a plug contact so you can see it sparking and see if the spark stops before the engine does or does it follow it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By mike657894
Re: New to this, looking for advice

Plan for a new set of springs. Ive tried and tried with mine ground greased rotated. pushed to one side. just get new ones. and many different shocks available. I run some tube shocks on an agle in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,440
Posted By mike657894
Re: Model A Registration Woes

deaths. have the wife title to her name. bingo bongo fresho titlo. the dead are not authorized to sell in US markets.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,897
Posted By mike657894
Re: Cracked Block

How much care and time did the failed welders take? I once welded a firing pin. You get one zap at a time. That takes patience. Not a lot of heat in one zap. Or a continous second of welding. Im...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,021
Posted By mike657894
Re: Vacuum testing to diagnose fast idle

poor compression should be fixed. burnt or bent valve. maybe get lucky and its a bad head gasket. For worn guides you would need to take out the valves mine bent on the way out so got a new set of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,929
Posted By mike657894
Re: Was there a 3 window Model A coupe

im going to add my 2 cents. And say that looks like a drippy fire weld on the mate above the shelf on the far side.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,670
Posted By mike657894
Re: Original 1929 Town Sedan company car

look for a diamond over the small timing cover. that would mean post production ford crate engine. later ones have b cam and hardened exhaust seats. if a diamond block it will have a year code on it....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,040
Posted By mike657894
Re: fish scale instead of torque wrench

they said that feels good and they ran it. low torque numbers are usually there to keep people from locking stuff up or breaking it. thats why the "good feel" can ride most of the time.
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