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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-27-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By TMarsh
rear axle bearing lube

Do not want to over or under grease rear bearing. The bearings are new and hand packed 2000 miles ago. Would like some thoughts on this.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-20-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By TMarsh
Thumbs up Spark lever position

Have 1930 coupe, runs great, stops great, looks good. Issue is car seems to run best with spark lever near full retard. Timing on, points on, Tillison carb. Does not overheat, just seems like...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,112
Posted By TMarsh
Re: 30 Coupe Cooling question

I agree with syncrho909.My 30 coupe runs 160 with stat. Hardly ever add liquid. Keep level just above fins, may need a flashlight to look at an angle in the rad to see level just over tubes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-06-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 960
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Front wheel bearing grease caps?

I use them I think they help keep dirt out, you cant see them anyway with the wheels on.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-23-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Need Info on Rear Bumper Flag Mount

Those are for small flags, probably have to rig your own. If you have a patriot guard unit around you they put big flags on their motorcycles for veteran funerals. They may have a good mount.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By TMarsh
Re: front plate dumb question

Just went out in the garage and put mine on like BobCs picture shows, never could figure that out before, many thanks
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-09-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,526
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Reducing Steering Free Play

Radial tires helped mine but the wind will always be a factor on these boxes
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By TMarsh
Re: powder coating prep: backside of wheel Q

I had powder coated frame, wheels, springs, axle housings, axle, backing plates, ets.etc. etc. I don't have a ranger bass boat or a bennelli shotgun, I just spend my money on my A hobby. Have twice...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,225
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Recommendation needed for add on turn signal system

Go with Logo lights easy to install easy to remove.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,054
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Signs, back in the day

OK I give up, I'm from Texas where we say yonder as a measure of distance, what is "caulk" besides the stuff we put around winders
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Radiator Baffle

I keep mine where I can see it above the fins looking with a flashlight when the engine is cold. Never overheats and I don't add liquid. I run 50/50 antifreeze year round in NE Texas. I also run 165...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,054
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Signs, back in the day

Lsmft
lucky strike means fine tobacco
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,137
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Finding Correct Size Battery

Check suppliers for a hold down bracket besides these two little holders. The top will secure the group one battery, most A suppliers have them, attaches to existing battery tray.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,908
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Help with an engine noise...

Just replaced original rear mounts with float a motor. Front mount original. Parts were with basket case when I acquired it some 20 years ago. Check for babbit in oil when changing, possibly damaged...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,908
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Help with an engine noise...

sure sounds like excessive crank play to me. Had the same noise and issues. Corrected most of it with engine mount adjustment (float a motor). Crank the motor, push in the clutch and see if the front...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Replacing float and kit for 1930 Gas Gauge

The cork needs sealant on it or a float that will not sink eventually when exposed to gasoline
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By TMarsh
Re: door handles and slide lock questions

That drivers side key lock was added by po. They reasoning behind the original was exit on curb side and lock passenger door with key. There was a slide lock (inside) that you are missing. No key on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By TMarsh
Re: manifold leak

My 30 coupe is not set up for gland rings. I used a one piece gasket with the metal on the side facing the manifold and the paper side toward the head, no gasket sealer used.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By TMarsh
Red face manifold leak

Just thought I would pass this on, had an exhaust leak in the area of the number four exhaust port. Removed the intake and exhaust and found them to be true and level. Noticed valve cover gasket...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-08-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,143
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Pop-up Adds at Bottom of Screen

This is totally acceptable to me.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,261
Posted By TMarsh
Re: 1930 Coupe front end shimmy

This is what I did. Dont use the cup spacer. Tighten the nuts up until they just hit the spring spacers. Install cotter pins. May seem to loose , but my experience, such that it is, led me to believe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By TMarsh
Re: crank shaft movement

How big a deal to change to bronze thrust bearing on my engine, it seems awesome in all respects and I just hate to monkey it up. I want to just enjoy it but do not want to damage it. Daily driver...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 769
Posted By TMarsh
crank shaft movement

A brief history. Had basket case 1930 Model A for 20 years. Finally completed total rebuild, engine, trans, rear end brakes, interior, paint, wiring, the works. Probably have twice what it is worth...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-01-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By TMarsh
Re: Rumble Seat Help

That is correct, but in can be a PITA. I ended up securing mine with plastic ties around spring and to rumble lid. Works great and you cant see it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,013
Posted By TMarsh
Re: How common a practice is this?.

Father had a 50 model Ford, one 6 volt light, one 12 volt headlight, 8 volt battery, could always spot him at night.
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