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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,382
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Air Filter

I use a K&N highboy setup and like it. As for whether to use a filter or not - the jury is in - filter. Sucking in abrasive particles and damaging cylinder walls of our cherished engines would be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,250
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: My 1st Model A (non Hotrod) - Starting....

The old Henrys are easy to over choke and flood. My procedure is to pull and immediately release the choke while cranking. Usually fires up on first crank.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,933
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Preparing for the end.

This prooved to be quite a thread ! Many good suggestions. I have noticed the best deals on classic cars - especially Model As - is often vehicles sold by widows who want them gone ASAP. My plan...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: fan belt size

BX40 - if too tight, try a 41 or 42. Readily available.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,561
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Edsel Ford

Good flick:

Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,561
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Edsel Ford

Of the 8,000 or so B-24Js built by Ford, only one example exists today and is located at the Air Museum at Barksdale AFB, LA.

Of the many potential causes of Edsel's cancer, another was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Clutch pedal play was 1", now it's 2 1/2". What happened?

Mosy likely failed, broke, deformed clutch linkage. Less ikely - pressure plate coming loose from flywheel. Looking through the inspection cover should tell all.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Grinding When Cold

Ask two Model Aers how to shift and you will get eight opinions. Typically, when the trans is cold you can shift to 2nd without double clutching. Once warmed up it will probably require a double...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,661
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Itís getting harder to drive my A

At 72 I can still drive my 31 on a long trip like I was 20. It just takes alot longer to recover.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Mulletwagon
Carpet Caper

Thinking about replacing the old rubber mats in the 31 Tudor with carpet. Welcome recommendations and insight on color, material, and a good source. Should there be an underlayment (like the old...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,349
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Consensus of opinion

My 31 Tudor has a 12v alternator negative ground system and I like it. Quick starts and easy to get a jump if necessary. Other mods include seat belts, electronic ignition, and turn signals. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Front Bumper Brace Bent

Had the EXACT situation last year. I removed both brackets, bolted them together, put the pair in a vise, and heated the bent unit and rehaped it until in symetrically matched the left unit. Was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Fan Clearance from Water Pump

Put a new pump and cast aluminum fan unit on and had to do quite a bit of filing on the pump snout to get clearance. Pretty common issue. Was told the casting was thicker than the original steel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,404
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Never been this old before!

I am right behind you and understand the importance of enjoying every day. Our advise to the youngsters is to remember "life is like a roll of toilet paper - the less you have the faster it goes". ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Model A dies with throttle open

Maybe sticking valves. Direct some Marvel Mystery Oil into the carb intake at elevated rpm. Any sticking valves will free up immediately. Had the same problem and MMO fixed it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,290
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Model A serial number verification

Just a heads up. Sellinng a Model A in which the title number and engine number is not the same can be a major issue - especially if the buyer is from out of state since the gaining state DMV often...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: My first Car show!!!!!!

You have just experienced the time machine quality of the Model A. There is one out there for you !! Good Luck.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,046
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: First start

Always like a good story. Enjoy that ride !
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,250
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: 31 five window value

Looks pretty good. If everything is there, $7K would be pretty close to the mark. Good Luck.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: throwout bearing

My Tudor has a lightened flywheel and V-8 pressure plate (three finger) and uses the standard Model A throwout bearing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,397
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: "It ran well when I parked it!"

Might try sucking in some MMO through the carb before any major disassembly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Uneven compression

Enjoy your ride !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,648
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Engine sputtering - where to go from here?

Had a similar problem which turned out to be sticking/sluggish valves. Sucked some Marvel Mystery Oil in the carb and the problem went away. Now add 4 oz of MMO to gas tank at every fill up. Might...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-03-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,654
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Another Reason to Love the A

Also makes us the "cooler" grandpa !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,009
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Oil Leak Question

A lesser possibility is trans oil getting past the forward bearing or oil being pumped out by the shift rails. These problems are usually serviced by a shielded bearing and a shift rail plug...
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