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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,919
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Check your fan blades

You are a lucky guy!! A "mail slot" in the hood is not an easy thing to repair.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,098
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

Mike, you are a very smart man! I just hit 70 and ten years from now the youngster at 60 will be be taking good care our A:s
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,741
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Worn Valve Guide

Watching the valve movement in the chamber jut proved that the valves weren't sticking. The adjustment was done the usual way (rule of 9, .013 and .015) and that is when I discovered the out of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Worn Valve Guide

I did adjust all valves and they all seemed to move correctly (from what I could see in the valve chamber). The surprise was that this did not fix the compression problem on cylinder #3.

That is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Worn Valve Guide

The valve was left open because the lock nut on the tappet was not secured. The tappet screw had unscrewed (or never been correctly adjusted) not allowing the valve to seat even when the tappet was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Worn Valve Guide

Yes, the valve left open is the same with the bad guide.

I checked the valve stem by putting it through the other valve guides to see how it moved. Since the guides are good and the movement is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Worn Valve Guide

Here is a picture of the valve. Out of curiosity I measured the stem of the eight valves and the variance was .002. The valve in the bad guide was no different than the other ones. The valve seat...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By FordTudor1931
Worn Valve Guide

My 31 Tudor had a 20 psi lower compression on in cylinder #3 combined with a ticking noise in that area. I started the work by removing the valve cover to check the valves, and as it turns out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,462
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: A Model A Thinking out Loud.

Thank you Jack for taking the time to write down the story from your Model A. There is no doubt that they do talk to us, all we have to do is to listen. What a great read!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Low compression on cylinder 2 & 3

If you try the compressed air approach, don't forget to check if air is escaping through the crankcase vent pipe (oil pipe). It could be a bad ring causing the low compression.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,540
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Model A cross-country migration

Matt,


The idea of driving the Model A across the country is great, but your timing is way off. You will most likely hit snow and ice crossing the Rockies. We just got back from Seattle to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,540
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Model A car names

Edsel Ford had a lot to do with the design of the A so my 31 Tudor got his wife's name: Eleanor.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-11-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Engine issue?

This issue has an unexpected solution. After the first post, I borrowed a borescope to try to figure out what was going on. Well, the valve didn't close (which I already knew), but it didn't seem...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By FordTudor1931
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Engine issue?

Eleanor has gotten MMO in her diet almost since the day she arrived.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By FordTudor1931
Engine issue?

Looking for opinions and advice for a possible engine issue.

I have had the 1931 Tudor for about three years and I know nothing about the history of the car or the engine. In the last few months...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-29-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,446
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Tools

Interesting news about Craftsman tools. Stanley Black and Decker has purchased the brand from Sears and reworked the entire line. The plan is to move manufacturing back to the U.S. and expand the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Bratton's shipping.

Nobody claimed life was fair!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Bratton's shipping.

Can't have it all - it is either sales tax or shipping.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Bratton's shipping.

Noting against Bratton's, but you are in Ohio - the home of Snyder Antique Autoparts... Just saying.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,263
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Another rare eBay find!

Charlie, you are correct and I screwed up. It looks like a 1930 radiator shell, but on a 1931 (supposedly) car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,263
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Another rare eBay find!

Is this a combination of a 1929 and 1931? The front bumper is 30/31, but the radiator shell seems to be from 1929. The wiring is to clear winner for a back to original restoration. Wow!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Water leak near radiator, where should I look?

Just fixed the very same problem. Thought it was the lower hose connection so I added a second clamp. Still intermittent leaking. Time to remove the radiator for a more complete inspection. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By FordTudor1931
Re: Play in shifter.

PRG999, if you need a new shifter, Snyder's would do the trick. Rebuilding the transmission tower isn't difficult, except for the shifter spring. If you know how to handle that you are home free,...
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