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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: wheel rim liners glue a bit, or no?

Duct tape..had a tire guy tell me its the best,all he uses.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Henry ford drives off in a ford model a

https://i.imgur.com/kqL0mKf.jpg

Mr Ford had a '28 coupe..with cowl vents (crotch coolers),a good idea..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,206
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Sellers throwing away good parts

I've watched buyers at swap meets wait around the garbage can on the last day,hoping a vendor pitches what doesn't sell.

I work with a guy who's dad was a founding member of the local club,he has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-18-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,332
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Navel gazing & the future of the car hobby

Its art,not money.Building cars is an expression of yourself,writing checks to do it cheapens the satisfaction

The big push for net worth derives from the creation of the IRA,the brokers are the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Bent Wishbone

Bent wishbone usually indicates a bent axle..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,066
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Oil Leak Worstning Quickly

Jacking up the car and seeing where the leak is coming from is your next move.There are leaks that are easy to fix,like the drain back pipe and the valve cover,and hard,like the rear main.You can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,639
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Crankshaft in New Rebuilt Model A Engine Won't Turn

No engine should ever be that tight.It shouldn't take 75 foot pounds of torque to turn it or have to be dragged around the block as few times to 'burnish' the bearings.Mr Kohnke is correct,do not do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: rebuilt engine with cracked block

Hope the grey iron gods don't cast (pun) a spell on your new block..Ford mechanics back then used to use filings and work them into a crack,the filings would rust up and seal.When Ford developed the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Engine pans

Borrow or buy a heat gun,your radiator temp should drop 20 degrees from top to bottom.Its important for timing to be set correctly as well. If you decide to pull the engine pans,or even if you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 581
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Head gasket question from a newbie

Head gaskets crush on installation...006 should fly,I would use a graphite head gasket.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,850
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: No compression

Even if you wrung the teeth off the timing gear you would have compression in at least one of the cylinders,there is no cam position where a valve on all four cylinders open..so that rules out a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,613
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Cos of A Restoration

Having a clear vision of what you are building coupled with a little skill and a whole lot of luck keeps the cost down. Quality used 'once restored' parts are out there,and can be picked up for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-09-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,240
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Antifreeze cost comparisons

Propylene glycol has replaced ethylene glycol in most antifreezes..its non toxic...and lower cost.Funny I dont see the lower cost part.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Exhaust leak at manifold

The cast header and weber intake are stout,no 'droop'like on an A exhaust manifold. Im doing a vacuum leak on one lashed to a Miller/Serr head..the washers provided dont bridge as well as stock A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,613
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Cos of A Restoration

Then after all is said and done,you take your hard work,labor love /money pit and give to somebody else to render their opinion of it and give you 'points'...It boggles the mind why any sane man...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Exhaust leak at manifold

Measure the tabs on the manifolds,if the intake and exhaust are different thicknesses it will affect your clamping force.You can avoid the machine shop as well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Model B distributor

The key is finding one with good shafts,the upper and lower get galled from lack of lubrication.All model A engines can benefit from mechanical advance,detonation is one of the main causes of bearing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Radiator flow rate

We have an industrial hot water pressure washer at the shop with quality chemical degreaser.Ive saved two radiators so far by flushing back and forth till the radiator gets good and hot.Water pump...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,408
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: The Fine Point cars of Reno

The 29 open cab pickup with the whitewalls scored a 407 fine point...and is driven regularly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-07-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,399
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Zero compression #3 Cylinder

With everything else you've noticed,pull and replace head studs,seat the studs in the block with modern quality silicone sealant to stop the water migrating up the studs and rusting to the head stud...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 641
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Knocking Sound Comes, Then Goes

Same issue on an engine Im building for a friend,Thumps for the first few minutes then quiets right down..rods and mains good,cam thrust spring good..spring missing from oil pump,found the oil pump...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-06-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Model B distributor

Doesnt matter if its a touring cam,B distributor has the correct advance curve.Total advance is about 24 degrees,perfect for an A ,especially with a high compression head.Stock B points are getting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-04-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,399
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Zero compression #3 Cylinder

Huh...odds are its a head gasket,but now you will find the root cause of the issue,and make the repair accordingly. Avoid using radiator sealer like 'stop leak',once again,its best to cure the cause.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Engine hoist in East Bay Area, CA

https://i.imgur.com/yVBTfh3.jpg?1

If I catch a job down there on the 19th Ill help ya..
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,399
Posted By Railcarmover
Re: Zero compression #3 Cylinder

Model A engines are expensive to rebuild,when diagnosing an issue its important to find the root cause,to put your finger on the issue and address it and any potential damage.If you tear it down a...
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