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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,689
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: E vapo rust

Good question, since you have the radiator off you can plug the lower hose and fill up the engine. Once you soak the engine, you can use a pressure washer or a steam cleaner or a pool/sump pump and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: 1931 Model A starter help.

Put it in 3rd and rock it backwards!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,973
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: Basic advice

Mr. J
Cleaning the cooling system with the radiator in the car only helps promote the loose rust from the engine to circulate and stick in the top and tubes of the radiator.

If you want to clean...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,161
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: Out for a short cruise . . .

"Not sure about the quantity of grease - some was removed before the picture was taken. For the record it was installed over 30 years ago. I have ordered a "complete assembly ready to install. ....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: Amp Meter ??

Hey Phil, I use both a volt and 30 amp meter. But I only have a 35amp alternator, but the ammeter is not voltage sensitive, so use what ya got. I would however install a 30amp meter as opposed to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,689
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: E vapo rust

On this topic, I have a red, rusty sludge in my 30's radiator which I am assuming is a combination of grease/oil and rust. Would you recommend flushing first with a dish detergent/water mixture to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,161
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: Out for a short cruise . . .

I am thinking there should be a LOT more grease in and around that Ujoint.

There is a reason that area is double gasketed and the grease fitting lines up with hole in the dome piece. Be sure that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: Mechanic in central NJ?

I recently purchased a 1931 Ford Model "A"….I just love the car. But, I need a local mechanic….does anyone know a Model "A" mechanic in central NJ?


Hey Ralph, you find anyone yet?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,973
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: Basic advice

That is an assembly plant code that says it was built in the Norfolk Va plant and was more than likely the 5,209th car to be assembled. The actual meaning of the number at this point in time is still...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2017, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: 1931 Model A starter

You can also place it in third and rock the car back. That will work most of the time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: Rear end problem x 2

Well, that being the case, the possibilities are too numerous. Afraid you are on your own, but I would start at looking for a bent or broke shifter fork.

Good Luck, keep us posted.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: Cam shaft bushings

Hey Chiliman, normally your machinist will have a source for those bushings. After all, he IS the one that will be align boring that to insert them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: Rear end problem x 2

OH MY, you didn't say anything about that. I too hope it has nothing to do with the trans.

Do you also have the Mitchell OD that you haven't said anything about?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: Rear end problem x 2

OH MY, you didn't say anything about that. I too hope it has nothing to do with the trans.

Do you also have the Mitchell OD that you haven't said anything about?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2017, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: Rear end problem x 2

Oh yes. Since it would appear you may be pulling the rear end, first thing I would do is pull the floor and the tranny top to be sure that you didn't break a shifter fork and lock up at the trans....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: Labor Day Pain in the Rear End

*whew* Ok, I think I know what you are experiencing, though Tom Endy would better describe the fix.

If you have shims on one side of the banjo, take a shim from the loose side and move it to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: Removing stuck shift lever knob

Hey Rusty, if that fails, try holding the rod upside down, then heat from top down until about 4 inches from the ball, and as it cools lay a candle against the rod to let the wax drain down into the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,901
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: 87 Octane

Personally, I go to the Arco station and buy the cheap stuff, pour in 4oz of MMO and happily drive around with a few more coins jingling around in my pocket.

My modern gets the same treatment.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,818
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: Preferred Starting procedure

Mine is so fine tuned, I back in the car, lay down across the seats, open the gas valve under the tank, sit up, finish entering the car, turn key on, step on starter button, fires off quicker than my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: F1 steering or rebuild two tooth.

Does your Model A steer hard or sloppy or has lots of play? Is your original steering box worn out, or better yet, are you worn out driving your Model A? If so, then it is time to get modern with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: F1 steering or rebuild two tooth.

To the best of my knowledge, the one that Randy Gross builds slips right in and uses ALL the stock parts as far as lights and horn and levers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By RawhideKid
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2017, 01:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: brake rods

He is trying to say 15° but has no command of the Character Map on his computer. And while it is true that the Service Brake arms are to have about a 15° angle to them, nothing is said about the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: Gas tank gremlin

Vern, while you have the tank empty, be sure to install the finger filter!!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 299
Posted By RawhideKid
Re: Spare tire support

Hey Bob, there were really so many different rear tire supports, you really need to look in the RG&JS 22-13 to find the one that applies to your car.
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