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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: High carbon on valves

My first thought was the engine is running too cool now and that is causing the carbon buildup but since you're in Florida I doubt that's the case. How long since you examined the carbon on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 1931 USA made brake light switch issues.

I believe A&L is the maker of that switch. I'd give them a call on Monday and see what they say. Probably just a fluke. They make very high quality products but there are only a couple people working...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Loctite for pressure plate finger adjusting nuts

There is also a green version that will wick into the threads after you get it adjusted right. I think it's the same strength as the red.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 918
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Nice Gasoline Filter

I was thinking the same thing. Maybe Werner was referring to copper-nickle line? That stuff doesn't work harden like straight copper and it bends beautifully.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Half of a cotter pin in oil pan?

Better to drop the pan now rather than after that rod nut backs off.


Surprising it found it's way past the dipper tray, lucky. I'd change all the cotter pins while you're in there.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: New to the forum and questions (lot!)

Trying to help where I can:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 840
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Teflon EZ Steer Kit what do you think?

You will need the correct plugs to use those inserts though. Can't use the stock ones.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 840
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Teflon EZ Steer Kit what do you think?

https://www.mikes-afordable.com/product/A3305M.html


Here they are about $20 cheaper. Says they are longer wearing compared to the other teflon seats. I am planning to use the regular teflon when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Model A gas tank cleaning

If I remember right, you wanted to get this truck up and running as quick as possible. I wouldn't pull the tank in that case. If there really hasn't been any gas in it for 50+ years I would vacuum...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Steering Column Bracket

That makes sense since the Fordors used a different cowl.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Points Cam ?

Interesting that they kept the A cam available after the B cam was introduced.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,558
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Fuel Tank Purchase

There have been a few people that have had good luck filling the tank with Rust911 or Evaporust. As long as your tank hasn't been sealed previously and the sealer is failing or it leaks, you could do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Paint situation

12k seems like a fair middle of the road price for a paint job these days. My grandparents paid 9k back in 2007 and the car still looks pretty decent but it's becoming more and more apparent that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,598
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Removed engine; some improvements?

http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/1948kolnLKWparts.htm


There are other links at the bottom of that page with more info as well.



The G28T was essentially an improved Model B engine but with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-02-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,598
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Removed engine; some improvements?

I never thought of that. A G28T would be a huge improvement. Wonder how easy one would be to find?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Sea-Foam

The MSDS for Seafoam doesn't tell much but it is some blend of hydrocarbons. Usually runs about $5-$10 for a pint bottle.



MMO I think is mostly naptha with eleven secret herbs and spices and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Sea-Foam

Correct. The only times I've used it in the crankcase is the first couple oil changes after I bought a high mileage used car. I figure it's good practice in case the previous owner didn't keep up on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 909
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Bearing fit ... engine oil gravity feed

I'm not an engine builder but I am a mechanical engineer so if Herm or anyone else with experience corrects me I will yield but 75ft-lb just to turn the crank seems like way too much. Maybe on a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,120
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: loping engine?

Gunk in the carb? A couple months could be enough for the ethanol gas to go bad and do god knows what inside the carb. Might try putting a can of seafoam in the gas and driving it for a while to see...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,231
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: I need help to overhaul 7-tooth steering

Werner, what oil did you use that had the high MoS2 content? MoS2 would do wonders in these steering boxes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Cold Weather Shifting

Glad I could help! :cool:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,553
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 1929 special coupe

Been 5 years since the last update. Get her running yet?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 7 tooth steering box

I've never been inside a 7 tooth box but there are a few threads on here that are recent about it. From what I gather you need to play with the shims on yours to reduce the shaft end play. The shims...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Cold Weather Shifting

Shift quick, don't double clutch the upshifts until the oil warms up. Thats the way I did it when it was 10 outside and I only let the engine warm up for a few minutes.


Edit: Jack beat me to it
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-29-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,188
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Brake Light Switch Backwards

I can't help but think the problem has to be in the switch still. If you're sure that there is no grounding issue I don't know what else the problem can be. A quick check would be to put an ohmeter...
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