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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-16-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,622
Posted By GPierce
Re: Model A tech advisors team from Paul Shinn

Watch his video’s.
His video on installing the Mitchell Overdrive made my installation much easier.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,102
Posted By GPierce
Re: greasing new springs

Google Slip Plate...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By GPierce
Re: Ford to build second engine plant in China

The company I worked for built an engine plant in Chongqing about 25 years ago. The air was so dirty we had to air condition and pressurize the building to keep the inside clean.
I hope that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,467
Posted By GPierce
Re: Extinct Model A

Deluxe Pickup
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,102
Posted By GPierce
Re: greasing new springs

Slip Plate and covers. No squeaks in 6,000 miles.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,746
Posted By GPierce
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,183
Posted By GPierce
Re: Hagerty Insurance

I always read the policy. I don’t depend on what I am “told” when it comes to insurance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 799
Posted By GPierce
Re: Clamping cam gear to tighten

Seems to me with the teeth jammed you still have the load from torquing on the teeth.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
Posted By GPierce
Re: Rear End Vent.

My Mitchell came with a vent tube you mount to the underside of the car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By GPierce
Re: Tillotson carb question

Got my Tilley 5 years ago from J R Bullock. 6000 miles trouble free.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,814
Posted By GPierce
Re: Decided against turn signals.....what about this idea?

I did just like Bob. External appearance unchanged.
They are activated by spring loaded toggle switch under the dash rail and self cancel after 15 seconds unless you have the brake on.
The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By GPierce
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,759
Posted By GPierce
Re: Tire Rotation

I stuck a piece of clear vinyl tubing about a foot long over the valve stem.
Filled it with the beads and vibrated it by putting this sander next to the tube and watched them flow into the tube....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By GPierce
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,222
Posted By GPierce
Re: optima battery prices............

Those are not dry cell batteries as such, they are AGM (absorbed glass mat). They are lead acid batteries but sealed. I use them in my airplane. They typically are good for eight years.
Goggle AGM 6...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By GPierce
Re: Fuel bowl quirk?

I second what Mike said.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,077
Posted By GPierce
Re: Crimp style connector/wiring question

The Navy discouraged solder connections on aircraft except the cannon plug pins that had to be soldered. If there was a break that is where it would be; right at the juncture of the soldered pin and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,426
Posted By GPierce
Re: Car Cover???

My A is garaged but I wanted a cover to keep the dust off. I got a very nice multilayer rain proof cover with a soft inner liner for my CCPU for $162. This is not one of those paper dust covers.
It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,662
Posted By GPierce
Re: What's up with Macs/Ecklers

Last company I worked for we trained them. Most were happy for the opportunity to learn a skill. That was 20 years ago. Hope that desire is not dead.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,662
Posted By GPierce
Re: What's up with Macs/Ecklers

78 yesterday at Long Beach/LA Terminal Island waiting to unload.
Good case for MADE IN AMERICA.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,203
Posted By GPierce
Re: runs rough after head gasket replaced

Actually for airplane engines we use 80 psi on the high side. The low side pressure desired is subjective depending on where you are losing pressure. 70 psi or greater on the low is what you want to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By GPierce
Re: Tweaking Toe-In

I discovered my toe-in was 7/16” when I noticed front tire wear was leaving a feathered edge, little ribs on one side of the tire next to the grooves. That’s a clear sign of excessive toe-in. I had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,492
Posted By GPierce
Re: Well I found my issue from my last post

Changing a timing gear in the Hotel Parking lot, North Conway Grand Hotel during the Mount Washington New Hampshire MAFCA tour, June 2021.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,880
Posted By GPierce
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,668
Posted By GPierce
Re: Starter Stuck

Post 1. He pulled the starter and bench tested it.
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