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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Black spark plug ooze

Not familiar with electronic ignition systems but I would think that it could be too advanced also.

Is it a high compression head?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Black spark plug ooze

Before you pull the pan make sure that the knock you hear isn't a ping from running too advanced.

Try running the spark lever a little bit at a time less advanced to see if the knock gets less or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Getting my A to idle

Is it idling too high?
Disconnect the linkage and see if it will close farther by hand.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Remove sludge from bottom of gas tank

Ummm... it's a gas tank.

:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Removing rust from engine

Try to parkerize them. Wire brush, heat with a torch and quench them in used motor oil.

Did a couple today and they look pretty good. Not sure how long it will last but it's easy to do.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Remove sludge from bottom of gas tank

If your tank doesn't have a sealer this will certainly dissolve the crud on the bottom. Let it work for a couple of days and rock the car from side to side a few times while soaking it. Flush it with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Rear water pump grease fitting

Yep it's just a cap covering the grease zerk. Be very sparing with the grease you put into it as any excess goes into your coolant. IMO about a half pump is plenty once or twice a year.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Removing rust from engine

It looks to me that it probably had a water pump that was a chronic weeper for a long time to cause the rust.

If you are not willing to remove the engine for a refresh I agree with alexiskia that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Numbers on C-4 spark plugs

A mystery that may never be solved.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By 1crosscut
Numbers on C-4 spark plugs

I've started working on cleaning up some C-4 spark plugs. After taking several of them apart I've noticed that there are numbers towards the bases of the porcelain that are hidden when they are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,220
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: price on car

I don't like putting a number on other people treasures. The owner probably doesn't have a good feel for what the local market is on A's and could be hoping that a half dozen people throw numbers at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,602
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Head gasket?

On studs I use Indian Head shellac.

I like to wait about 24 hours after setting them into place before putting on the gasket and head. This allows the shellac set up a fair amount but still allows...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 961
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Evan's Coolant

Seems like a lot of money to do what a conventional coolant/distilled water mix does pretty well in a Model A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,602
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Head gasket?

I don't loosen them first. Others do.

Brent, perhaps I will install my next head without using the copper coat.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,602
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Head gasket?

Torque the water outlet studs to 55 lbs too. I don't use a gasket on the upper outlet fitting. I file both surfaces until they are flat, flat, flat. Then I put a very thin smear of silicone gasket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By 1crosscut
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,329
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Iím wondering if my coil is going bad

[QUOTE=shew01;1950614]That would be wireS. Nothing (the coil wire nor the wires for the coil terminals) would reach. ;-)

Iím not firmly convinced I have a coil problem yet, which is why I posted....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By 1crosscut
Glue for generator wire wrap.

In Les Andrew's red book it states that one should wrap bare wires with a cotton thread and seal it with a heat resistant glue but doesn't say what glue to use. I've done searches on the Ford Barn...
Forum: Model-A 11-09-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Rusty Champion C-4 spark plugs (found some)

Found some.
Thanks to all that replied.
Dave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 20
Oil
Views: 937
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Oil

If you were to do a search you'd probably find that 10w 30w is most commonly used.
That is what I use.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,244
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: AAA for breakdowns in antique?

Early in the morning several years ago on the day I was scheduled for a colonoscopy my oldest son broke down a couple miles away from home at a busy intersection on his way to school. I had just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,150
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: how to loosen stuck motor

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Really hard to get a good grasp of just how stuck the engine is with the limited amount of information you have provided. Knowing more would help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Noise from distributor

Could be your generator making the noise. Remove the fan belt and see if the noise goes away.
Forum: Model-A 10-30-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By 1crosscut
Rusty Champion C-4 spark plugs

I'm looking for a few well aged Champion C-4 spark plugs. Need to be good and rusty but not so much that they are pitted or rounded off. Stained porcelain is fine. If you have a few laying about in a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Suggestions on crud removal

A good quality putty knife with a stiff blade that is razor sharp will get the bulk of the crud on the flat surfaces on the head, block and manifold cleaned off. I sharpen my putty knifes on a fine...
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