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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 9th Annual 31 & Older Only Car Show

Really hoping for nice weather this year. Was there for the first time last year and even with the rain it was a nice show!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,450
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: installed a new 6:1 head now a tapping noise

I realize this thread is getting quite off topic... but, I would agree with a stock head what you're doing sounds good. With a 5.5 head I never pull the spark down more than halfway. Was told once...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Alternator install

Yep, everything in the car is hot all the time. Turning the key off only breaks the connection to the points.


If you have a fuse on the starter you can pull that instead of disconnecting the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: AF700441 is this a big bore engine?

From fordgarage.com;


An 'F' in the prefix of a British-built engine indicates the small bore engine, not whether it was for a RHD or LHD chassis. Large bore British-built engines did not ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Mystery starting problem (or not)

My boat does the same thing (1983 305 SBC), doesn't fire till releasing the key or doesn't start at all. I'm curious if you solve your problem I can apply it to my boat.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Rhinebeck car show 5/3 5/4 5/5

Yeah, I haven't been since 2016 because of the rain. Hopefully this is the year!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,597
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Float a motor results

Been thinking about getting rears for mine. Would you guys recommend replacing the rubber pads and spacers first or jumping right into the float a motors?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Help with vibration

Float A Motors too tight?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Need a strong spark.

+1 on cleaning up the points
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: After replacing with 2 bladed aluminum fan, engine noise abounds

Congrats! It is a great feeling when you get things working again.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Putting oil in distributor shaft.

Built a good distributor from parts last year and the oil holes on all 3 cores I had were plugged solid. Definitely worth looking at.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: After replacing with 2 bladed aluminum fan, engine noise abounds

There were also some repro water pump shafts that didn't have the correct taper and could cause a wobble. You said you replaced an original fan that didn't have this problem so it's probably not the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Long term "A" Ownership

That’s fantastic! Congratulations!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,658
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: So here's my question......

I guess a quart ever 700 miles should at least ensure good top end lube :eek:


As much as I don't really like V6's, that 3.8 is a great engine (I'd love to get behind the wheel of a GNX...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,658
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: So here's my question......

My girlfriends Chevy Equinox is a perfect example. Chevy claims it's "NORMAL" for them to burn a quart of oil every 1000-2000 miles.... sad that my 90 year old Ford burns way less oil than a car made...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,658
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: So here's my question......

Then the real question is why would Snyders say they were made overseas? Communication mix up?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Can't get it to start

Happens to me every spring getting our Fordor out. Points look clean but they always need some sanding. Once that's done she fires on the first crank. Put a NOS set in last fall, we'll see how they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,276
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Vintage Precision thermostat housing

Always liked the look of those, seems like a high quality item. Will you be plumbing in a bypass hose?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,698
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 30w oil

This makes sense to me but I remember reading in the owners manual for my Jeep that 5w-30 is only recommended for sustained temps below freezing AND that using 5w-30 in higher temps would lead to an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Special electrical charger needed...

A laboratory power supply might do what you want. https://www.jameco.com/z/LABPS3003SMU-Velleman-0-30-VDC-0-3A-Adjustable-Laboratory-DC-Power-Supply-with-LCD_2245503.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Start Batterie / Akkumulator (6 V)

Does the stock Model A charging system meet that requirement? It is regulated but only in the loosest of terms.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 215
Posted By ryanheacox
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 28/29 tudor tail lamp wiring help

From everything I've seen including my car, the wiring is run along the inside of the frame rail and is clipped every foot or so with A-14565.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: cast iron pistons

Period aftermarket?



Read an article in Hemmings about cars that were built just before production stopped for WWII coming with cast iron pistons because of aluminum shortages. I think the cars...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: best head puller

I'm pretty sure we've had this discussion before and the both of us like that idea except I would tap that big plate for the bolts that contact the head studs. I'd bet this method would pull some...
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