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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By Wick
Re: Lightswitch malfunction

Place a yard stick thru the spokes of the steering wheel, holding the horn button down. Take horseshoe clip off. Push the Spider up and replace horseshoe clip into Next slot. If it's easy to put the...
Forum: Model-A 02-05-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By Wick
Mullins Trailer Restored

1936/37 Original Mullins. Restored, possibly the nicest in the country. Has spare tire mounted underneath. Jack,lug wrench,lift bar. Original hitch 1.5" ball?
Tailgate and floor are beautiful. Pm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,057
Posted By Wick
Re: Garage heat

Mpi monitor stays on 58 all winter. Garage is 36x36 13' ceiling with two fans. I've been using Off road diesel in it.
When it's 30s and 40's fuel use is 1/2 gallon or less a day. Garage is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 868
Posted By Wick
Re: Value of parts

The manifold with heater cover is a $50 item all day long. Gasket set With head gasket $25
Distributor $10 Transmission.... I consider each one is a core @ $15 max. Tested and ready to install...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,724
Posted By Wick
Re: High compression head choice.

6.0 is a great head.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,477
Posted By Wick
Re: Heater

Dennis, in our area you can get by without a heater. Once the roads get salted down,we park our cars.
The club out of Richmond is a good group.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By Wick
Re: antifreeze type

Clem, I've been using 1 gallon of Preston in each of my cars with New radiators.
The 100% type. No problems or leaks.
Wick
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-26-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By Wick
Re: 30 AA doodlebug hits the silver screen

Sounds good! I like how the boom moves forward, smart set up. That thing is a real workhorse!
Love the old trucks. I think we need a video tour of the place.
Wick
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By Wick
Re: Most Recommended On-Line Auctioneers

That is a late B Truck block. Engine mount pad. Balanced crank. Notice the oil line hook up on lower rear corner.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By Wick
Re: Most Recommended On-Line Auctioneers

You could check with Nick Arrington in Virginia. He does online auctions. He's a Model A and early V8 man. (703)966-8422 tell him Fred Wicker gave you the # He's very good!
Wick
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By Wick
Re: Most Recommended On-Line Auctioneers

I bought a good deal of parts from Garths online auction on the 13th. For the seller I do Not recommend them. Most items went for 50-75% Below value.
The 30 Phaeton brought $2400 car should have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,712
Posted By Wick
Re: Running on 3 1/2

That's great to hear. Oily intake port....on the compression stroke when the valve starts to close,some excess oil in the cyl. Is pushed or sucked back into the intake port. Why?... weak valve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,712
Posted By Wick
Re: Running on 3 1/2

I don't think a hotter plug is going to make a difference. A original style 3x plug maybe?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,712
Posted By Wick
Re: Running on 3 1/2

If the port is crusty it's had a problem for a long time. Ring is probably broke.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-15-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,712
Posted By Wick
Re: Running on 3 1/2

Rear floor drain. Also,when you checked the compression on #4 and it was good like the other cylinders. Did you have the plug out in #3 at the same time?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,712
Posted By Wick
Re: Running on 3 1/2

Just for a simple test....park it on that hill facing Downhill over night. When you start it up and drive it,if the plug doesn't fowl , then your oil drain hole in the valve chamber is restricted. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-13-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,712
Posted By Wick
Re: Running on 3 1/2

Your intake port should look normal,exhaust will be wet from oil. A leaky gasket will cause engin to backfire when you let off. Your top ring gives you the good compression, 2nd ring helps wipe the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,712
Posted By Wick
Re: Running on 3 1/2

Broken or stuck oil ring.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-06-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By Wick
Re: Smith Gordon compressor

The later models, kits....is a square box. Makes the compressor look like a industrial unit.
This on is on skids. I have pictures posted on the Gordon smith Facebook page.
Wick
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-05-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By Wick
Smith Gordon compressor

Just found this late Sheet Metal compressor.
Very complete. Should fire up easily.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,477
Posted By Wick
Re: Heater

Dennis where in Va. Are you located? I'm located 75 miles outside Richmond. Lot's of Model A people all around the state. Plenty of Parts in the area also.
Welcome to group.
Wick
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Wick
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 11-12-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By Wick
Re: Buying a Model T

Find a T that's on the road going on tours and trips. These will have been gone over from front to back and in great mechanical condition. Whenever I buy a T that's been sitting they all seem to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By Wick
Re: Oil pump replacement gears

Put a model B pump in the engine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By Wick
Re: Backfire or popping when going down hill

Intake gasket or carburetor gasket sucking air. First just take and make sure manifold bolts are tight.
Wick
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