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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2021, 12:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Front wheel bearings

Yes sir. Tight then back off one notch. With wheel and tyre mounted in place a good pull down on the tyre shoul give you from five to ten rotations of the tire with the brake backed off two or three...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 989
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Replace differential seals and gaskets

Also make sure that all bolts return to the original location and do not use a thread chaser on either the internal or external threads. They are a different pitch than more common bolts of similar...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,052
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Burtz engine

Terry,

You will always be my hero of the Model A World.

The Ace Mechanic, Dave Mc Arthur
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By daveymc29
Hood alignment

Is there a sourse for information available on alighning the hood? My 29 roadster had issues with a bent frame horn and misaligned bumpers. After that repair the fenders bolt right up and the hood...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By daveymc29
Re-torquing head bolts

Do you torque with engine hot or cold? Why?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By daveymc29
The Ace Mechanic, Looking for good machinist in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Wondering if anyone has a suggestion for a good machinist in the SF Bay Area?
Engine has a crack in #3 at a point close to the bottom of the piston stroke. With piston at bottom, the crack is just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By daveymc29
Re: So, I have apparently blown head gasket

Would have been nice. I now find that the third bore has a horizontal crack, perhaps an inch to inch and a half long just above the pistom dome when fully bottomed. The bore is one of two, .060 or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By daveymc29
So, I have apparently blown head gasket

The oil is full fo water and I will have to determine later why the gasket blew or if I have a crack somewhere. I'm hoping just a blown gasket and wondering what a good rinse for the block would be?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Model A won't move in gear

Try driving it back and forth a few feet now that the key has been replaced. Both wheels on the ground, I might add.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Universal Dampers Ltd

Later 30's Ford with A arm.?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By daveymc29
Re: The Ace Mechanic, waiting for AAA

I agree with you all that the amp meter needs no ground. Been thinking about that today and was going to correct my missive but I see you are all way ahead of me on these things. That's why I am on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By daveymc29
The Ace Mechanic, waiting for AAA

So there I sat, waiting for a tow home. Car suddenly quit running and had no spark, plenty of battery, just no spark, lights, or brake lights. Also not a tool aboard including the most important one,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Hub cap noise

Okay. did the RTV on both cars. Caps seem fairly tight to the wheels when putting a putty knife between rim and hub cap and prying, so off for a ride to test the sound affects. Over a couple of bumps...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-27-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By daveymc29
Hub cap noise

Here's what I hear, it sounds like my hub cap are loose and send a hollow tinnie sound out when I hit bumps. These are repo later Ford caps for the 1935 Ford wire wheels on my 29 roadster. I just had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Neat old photo showing Model A Fords

That wagon looks a bit "uppity" to me. Ours had a seat that was just even with the top of the side boards of the bed. Took us to town twice a year for groceries in Eagle, Idaho. It also took us to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Update from the Ace Mechanic

Snoopy in France, 1917, over a fag and coffee as I repaired his Sopworth Camel, shot up by the Red Baron.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Update from the Ace Mechanic

Borg Warner overdrive, built into the torque tube. The overdrive quit engaging and the owner passed away before he got around to repairing it. I'm not very good at working on these, but did try to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By daveymc29
Update from the Ace Mechanic

So friends have come to the conclusion that the solenoid is trash. When out on the bench and 6V power is applied to it the plunger just oscillates in and out. I an told it should snap in and stay...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 885
Posted By daveymc29
In need a hand

The Ace Mechanic took a fall. Badly pulled my hamstring just as I was undertaking a job I needed help with. Diagnosing why a BW overdrive will not shift. Our club had only one person that I knew was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By daveymc29
Re: The Ace Mechanic stikes again

No, 6V all the way. This is the most "Like" original Model A I ahave driven. Was restored in the 70's and shows very well now. He drove it to DC the morning after he finished the restoration and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By daveymc29
Re: The Ace Mechanic stikes again

Anyone selling 6V solenoids outright? If so I'll be interested.

daveymac1936@gmail.com
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By daveymc29
The Ace Mechanic stikes again

On the way to the Reno Bash a few years ago a friend stopped me at a turnout and asked if I was using my overdrive over the mountains. I told him I was and he asked me to slow down a bit as his BW...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,682
Posted By daveymc29
Re: FRONT model A ‘modern’ seal use.

I helped a friend put one in. He was told to not us rtv when installing it and it imediately leaked. We removed the seal and filled top and bottom with channel with rtv, pushed seal into place and it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,267
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Unhappy with pressurised radiator

I have a 2.5 psi radiator cap on adaptor I bought on a trip to Texas. It sits down by the horn wiring and is on the overflow tube. There is an overflo tank on the radiator locating rods and I use a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2021, 11:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,086
Posted By daveymc29
Re: Any help for a new guy?

Any vehicle new to me will get all of the fluids changed before I try to drive it. Then I will usually put a charger on the battery and slowly charge it up while I take a compression test. Depending...
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