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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-20-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,373
Posted By mike657894
Re: Seat Belt

I have three points belts in my fordor attached to the door post. seemed a better idea than none at all. i have experienced roll overs in moderns at low speed. locally two young guys died in a slow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,344
Posted By mike657894
Re: Assistance Needed !

someone drilled that hole to fix a broken stud and went to deep. that stud will require sealant or sealant tape.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By mike657894
Re: stone guard

you can use flattened expanded steel using some wire to hang it from the radiator wings that hold the shell. mild steel is pretty cheap and will rust up nicely. I found 18 ga x.5in opening($13+ship...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,044
Posted By mike657894
Re: Feedback on modern tube shocks for Model A's

I did my own thing with some $20 gabirals at a 45 angle and have friction shocks in the front. good bump dampening on both ends. the gabirels seem better than the friction. but that may be king pin...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By mike657894
Re: how bad is this cluster gear? photos.

drove the car today. its noisy in second gear. silent in third where I spend most my drive time. holds second all the way to top rpm. I put in a full set of china "ford authorized" bearings....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,531
Posted By mike657894
Re: Poor quality transmission roller bearings

glad I saw this. I got new bearing from snyders and In "ford authorized" bags stamped made in china. are these dimple bearings. and I checked berts and they have the dimpled ones pictured. I guess Im...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-30-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By mike657894
Re: how bad is this cluster gear? photos.

For what its worth I broke the trans abusing it. This was not a fail due to wear or age. Upon inspection the gear in my old trans, the exploded one. Were in similar shape. It made a hum in 2nd but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,438
Posted By mike657894
how bad is this cluster gear? photos.

Is this damaged enough to cause problems? My old trans broke the case out. I got a used one cheap. most parts look pretty good. The large gear on the cluster, 1st gear. I think. is worn to a slight...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-22-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,718
Posted By mike657894
Re: Can I run my A on White Lightning Moonshine?

Back to your actual question. Yeah it will run pure ethanol. You will have to open the gav 100%. These are designed for multi fuel. That modern piece of s$%$ you have, its computer can determine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-28-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Posted By mike657894
Re: Is My Cam Going Flat?

In an l head. You can only have so many things affecting lash . If a lifter does not rotate it will wear fast and so will the lobe. If there was an obstruction between the valve and seat. if the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-23-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By mike657894
Re: how to remove oil foam after a head gasket fix?

It worked like a charm. After it heated up the foam started to look greasy. It took about and hour to all go away. Thank you CrossCut!
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-22-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By mike657894
how to remove oil foam after a head gasket fix?

I was low on water. Fill it up drive 5 miles home lose 1/2 gallon on the way. find foam in oil cap. I re-seal the head with copper spray gasket. Oil level remained constant but 1/4 inch of foam with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By mike657894
Re: Grounding the Horn

I noticed my horn button was starting to fail. So I added a relay. Straightened out the problem with out having to take anything apart. Im on 12v so that was probably cooking the button contact....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-17-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,090
Posted By mike657894
Re: What kind of glue for running board mat?

weld wood needs to dry for 20 mins after being applied liberally to both sides. and needs to be tacky to the touch not wet. I have used it for many things after it was recomended by a jet ski foam...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-28-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By mike657894
Re: Battery connector corroding

My car was needing battery post cleaning constantly. My cable from battery to starter was way too small. It had a fat insulator that fooled me. Somewhere you may be getting necked down or restricted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By mike657894
Re: Tires

Many factors. If you can afford it do it on the best new rubber. I've lived on both ends of the spectrum. The one end will have you doing tire work on the side of the road. The other may save you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By mike657894
Re: commercial color list for 1929

this web site has a listing for ford for 29 http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisplay.cgi?year=1929&manuf=Ford
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,099
Posted By mike657894
Re: Hand throttle notches

get some needle files and recut the grooves. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,819
Posted By mike657894
Re: Kangaroo fuel.

Surging sounds electrical. If you think its the lack of a foot rest. Use the hand throttle. How does it run through the gears full throttle? Whats the history on your coil and distributor?

Edit....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By mike657894
Re: Driver

never pay asking price. looks solid and the stuff on the body would wipe off with reducer. or stripper if stubborn.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,653
Posted By mike657894
Re: automatic transmisson

Im thinking ive heard th350 conversion.

edit found a thread about torque flight https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=157569&highlight=art+moore


Just found a page selling two types....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,428
Posted By mike657894
Re: Missing Valve seat

I have a very late 1940 diamond block it has just exhaust hardened seats. when I put new valves in the hardened seats were pretty much a drop in. the intakes needed about .030 of the stems to fit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,248
Posted By mike657894
Re: Clutch stuck

It sounds to me as well that the collar is stuck. The zerk lubes the slide action of the collar. may get grease to the throw out, But the one I just installed from macs is sealed. Zerks can clog. On...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,720
Posted By mike657894
Re: Ok, I've got a question for the Northerners....long.

Dont worry about the salt jumping from the daily to the A. Im in michigan, road looks dry out side. you could take a ride up and down your street with no worry of salting your car. Its the wet slurry...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,042
Posted By mike657894
Re: Amount of oil remaining in the engine

I thought the accepted amount was 1/2 a qaurt(32oz/.946 liters) or 16ish ounces near to a half a liter. How did rotating the engine get more oil out of the plug? I was expecting you to have pulled...
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