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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,842
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Re: Tools

In 1966 my dad and I were driving from Haines, Alaska, to Portland, Oregon, for college in my brand-new King Midget (!). We got to Whitehorse, Yukon, and needed a vice-grip type plier. We bought a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Re: Spark Control rod lubrication

Yup. That's what I'm going to do.....replace the upper plate. Everything failed up to now. I'm going to contact cement it again so I can start and move the car while waiting for the new upper plate.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Re: Spark Control rod lubrication

Today, I found out that the last time I retarded the spark, the rod had come off and pushed the distributor body off the base far enough to dislodge the connection to the #4 spark plug. The car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Re: Spark Control rod lubrication

I will try. I will let you know......but still open for more ideas.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Re: Spark Control rod lubrication

Well, contact cement didn't work to hold the ball stud on the distributor upper plate. Maybe I could solder it by heating it up and doing it like we do with copper sweat fittings? I'm trying to fix...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Re: Spark Control rod lubrication

Thanks. I thought so. Got 'em all greased.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Spark Control rod lubrication

Should the spring end of the control rod that goes from the steering column to the distributor upper plate be lubricated? The end of the plate arm has a ball fitting that came loose on mine..... Is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Re: 1929 Coupe metal header cover help

Thanks, Don. Very helpful information. Right now, all I have for the top is the header....not even the pieces that go back from there over the doors. I'm wondering if it will be possible to install...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Re: 1929 Coupe metal header cover help

Thanks. The photos are helpful. I'm wondering if it is easier to put the header and cover in place before the visor. Right now, I have the visor on but it's no big deal to take it off. I'm guessing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
1929 Coupe metal header cover help

I have a used metal header cover that needs help. Photo one shows how it lines up along the front of the header. The second photo shows the driver's side end and it seems to fit ok. The third photo...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,554
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Re: Who Remembers Model "A" Parts in the Sears Catalog?

Hang onto that 49 star flag! But if you ever want to sell it, let me know. I was 11 years old and lived in Haines, Alaska, when Alaska became the 49th state in 1959. My family moved to Alaska from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,293
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Re: What spark plugs are you currently using?

I never paid any attention until I saw this thread. I have Autolite 3076 and they seem to work just fine. I checked two of them just now and they look just right....not black or burned clean. I see...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Re: Cooked corn in radiator

Good plan. I have an ABDick 360 printing press in my garage/print shop, and it has three cylinders: plate, blanket and impression. I don't use it often, and one day after it sat unused for a while, I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Re: Cooked corn in radiator

Apparently, my neighborhood chipmunks used the upper tank for a storage spot. I did not notice this when I installed this radiator that I purchased on eBay. Live and learn.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Re: Cooked corn in radiator

Easy!:D And remember, backflushing is reversing the normal water flow direction.:eek: I bought one of those expanding plumber's helper thingy that hooks to a garden hose to blow out drains. I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Re: Cooked corn in radiator

Is there an easy way to adapt a garden hose to the lower radiator hose? I'm thinking that letting the car warm up to soften the corn residue, then draining the radiator quickly while it is still...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Re: Cooked corn in radiator

I love the thinking outside the box (radiator). :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Cooked corn in radiator

The first time I ran my newly-reassembled 1929 Coupe, it overheated quite quickly. I did a dumb thing by opening the quail radiator cap before she had cooled off and got a geyser of hot water and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,716
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Re: Really old gasoline question

I found out today that our local land fill takes motor oil and crap gas and puts it in barrels to be taken to where they can properly process it. Yay!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,716
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Re: Really old gasoline question

I've seen a couple comments about using stale crap gas to kill weeds. My wife says almost everything in our desert yard qualifies as a weed. I'm hesitant to pour gasoline around as it might get into...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,716
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Re: Really old gasoline question

Forgot to mention: it's an aluminum dip tube.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,716
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Re: Really old gasoline question

This is out of the tank of my old Econoline truck! No wonder the fuel pump was not working! Also.....explains all the crud in the tank which I am still in process of draining. What in the world...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,716
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Re: Really old gasoline question

10 gallons of gas here would be $38.90. I will probably just keep it for washing parts.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,716
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Really old gasoline question

While not directly a Model A question, but maybe related. I have a 1977 Ford Econoline flatbed truck that has not been driven for several years. I'm in the process of draining the gas tank to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,006
Posted By walkerlakeprinter
Re: Side Mirror Installation Tips Needed

It turns out the second pin was harder to remove than the first. After I had used the longer pin pusher, I tried to drive the hinge pin out with a longer punch and a hammer. That didn't work! I...
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