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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Windshield Wiper Conversion

Got to have a drill press or mill for the holes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Tudor pronunciation

I believe there was a thread on this but I forgot about it. Tudor and Fordor are pronounced just as they sound like two-door and four-door. Fordor got its name as a play on words from Ford, but I do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Carb Rebuild

I don't always soak carbs but when I do I use vinegar. Eats a little away at rust and certainly loosens things up.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Sandblasting sheet metal parts

I have blasted a lot of sheet metal with my outdoor blaster over the years and the method I use is a lower pressure and a going on an angle from further away if that makes sense. Basically shoot the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By chrs1961815
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: What do I need to do to get a reliable engine?

Maybe I mistyped but if most of his driving is in around town maybe he doesn't need it. But if his car is a driver and he wants a little extra power he can throw one on there.

You can do 60 on a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,129
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Oil for model a+ t

Shoot, must have got it backwards.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,129
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Oil for model a+ t

Antique Engine Rebuilding near me says no Zinc. Zinc only need for steel camshafts, Model A has cast iron camshaft. Furthermore, a majority of people use no zinc and everything is fine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: What do I need to do to get a reliable engine?

The main thing is to have somebody that knows what they are doing and is not a jerk. Also an important thing is that everything is balanced. It will always vibrate if things are out of whack. If you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,212
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Great experience with Schwalm's!

Just out of curiosity how much did you pay for all of that?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,955
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Model "A" Era Accessories

The Spark Starter. Two clips go on each side of the starter rod, so the device gets pinched between the firewall and starter rod bottom. The last central part of it has a few holes for attatching the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Mechanic lock starter motor if 'pre-ignition'

Check out the Sparky Start Thread.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=267120
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Stubborn Conpensator Jet Removal

Tried heat before but didn't work as it didn't come off and the screw head broke in two! Usually heat does the trick but this one is quite stubborn.

Drilling it out might be hard because the jet...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By chrs1961815
Stubborn Conpensator Jet Removal

I have a Zenith 2 lower bowl I am working on but the compensator jet is stuck like the secondary well which had to be drilled out. I tried with a screw driver but after a few times, half of the screw...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Drain plug

To take drain plugs off, I have a set of square drive sockets that I use where one (can't remember the size) fits perfectly. No rounding it off then.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By chrs1961815
Odd Brake Cross Shaft?

Saw this on ebay, what do you think?
Item number: 233374453166
Forum: Model-A 10-12-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By chrs1961815
Original Top Hold Down Brackets (28-29 Roadster)

Looking for an original pair of top hold down brackets for a 28 Roadster. Reproductions are too small to fit on the stanchion.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Aligning hood

I think all of the reproduction radiator shells are foreign made chrome ones. I also believe they are off in the specs a bit too because I have trouble when I tried to crank my engine to get the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Gear Tooth Pitting

Never thought of it like that... but I was going to keep it anyways!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,743
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: What have you found working on your A?

I found a lot of sand toward the back of the curtain pan in my Roadster. Not sure if it is media sand or beach sand as my car was from Florida.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Gear Tooth Pitting

Looks like I am going to hunt one down. Not a problem because this is just a spare and I am in no hurry. I will inspect the other gears tomorrow to see if the teeth are just as badly worn. I was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By chrs1961815
Gear Tooth Pitting

I am in the process of rebuilding a spare transmission. Everything is in very nice shape except the cluster gear which has pitting on almost every tooth on one of the center gears and some pitting on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 592
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Trans oil leaking from speedo housing

When I just rehabbed my trans, someone thought it was just a hole and plugged it with body filler. A drill bit and now no more leaks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By chrs1961815
Replating Gear Shift Lever

I want to get two gesr shift levers replated but they are kind of rusty and I want to clean it. I don't think blasting is the best option.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 592
Posted By chrs1961815
Re: Trans oil leaking from speedo housing

Whoops, I was mistaken about the pint and quart thing.
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