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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-13-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,708
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Found Very Concerning Issue

If antifreeze is getting into the cylinders, you can often smell it at the exhaust. That would depend upon the amount leaking, of course, and the reliability of your sniffer!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-12-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,225
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Where Do You Find Your Ford Parts

Sometimes you are forced to go to Drakes or Mac's because others don't have it in stock. That was the situation for a drag link for my 45 truck. It was made by Drake.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,106
Posted By mhsprecher
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,106
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

I never expected to get medical advice from FB.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By mhsprecher
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Tie rod and drag link rubbing

"If you don't believe this is an issue, then have someone stand on the front bumper and tell us what the clearance is now. When driving, the bumps cause the spring to flex past static loading. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 758
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Zenith Carb Leak Puzzle

The height of the jets can contribute, if they are too short, i.e. below the fuel level. If the jets do not have a concave surface, they can also leak via capillary action. I had one that was that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

Maybe we were lucky they scrapped those cars. If there were more old cars around, we'd all have to own more!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

A quick internet search would provide an answer. I have been a long time fan of The Straight Dope, so here is something he posted long ago....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Excelsior Stahl sport radial 550/600 R21

Here are the pics of my tires on the car. Not a lot of room in the garage, but you can see what they look like on the car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 895
Posted By mhsprecher
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Excelsior Stahl sport radial 550/600 R21

I like them. They have a pretty aggressive tread, so they may be a little noisier. I have had them for a couple of years and have no complaints.

I think they ride and handle better. My toe in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Tie rod and drag link rubbing

Mine is nowhere near that bad. I thought about the shortened pitman arm as a potential solution. Thanks for sharing your experience.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By mhsprecher
Tie rod and drag link rubbing

I checked under my 28 roadster and noticed that there was some evidence of rubbing between the drag link and tie rod. About 1/4" or so clearance when steering straight ahead, which is not enough. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,272
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Model A Tires

My understanding is that the Bratton's tubes are good quality. I have no direct experience, however. I have Excelsior radials on my 30 and some old Garfields on my 28, fwiw.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,254
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Luray Swap meet

I loved the 1910 Model T touring. Too rich for my blood, beyond my capabilities plus I have another T I am working on, so I have enough to do. Still, with $ and space, that would be a good project...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,254
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Luray Swap meet

Yesterday was great. Lots of T parts. I bought a wrench.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Excelsior Stahl sport radial 550/600 R21

I have the 19" on my car. I can take some pics and try to post them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Model A News mAG

The Model A News is the publication of the Model A Restorer's Club. If you are a member, you get it with your membership.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Starter failure

Replaced a good battery with a new battery, but that wasn't the problem. Still cranking slowly. Oh, well. It starts well - for now. We will put the rebuilt carb on and see what happens.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Radius Ball Service

Brent's tip is a very valuable bit of information!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Starter failure

Gee, Bruce. I was telling Tom Terko today about how much you have been driving your car lately!

We were very frustrated and then the darned thing started right up. Hard to figure out.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Starter failure

We took out the plugs and put in Kroil. Went back today and on first crank it fired, but didn't stay. Still very tight. We did all sorts of things, but then let it sit for about 20 min or a half...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Tow in Alignment

Interesting the variance in the prices for the aligning tool. I used a different one last weekend to adjust the toe in on four of my cars: two Model As and two V8s. I borrowed the tool from one of...
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 09-29-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By mhsprecher
Re: Got the 24 coupe running

Thanks, Joe. I hope I am up to the task. So far, so good!
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