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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: U Joint Quality

Call up Berts and see if he has a good used one. That's the route I went after he told me the rebuild kits are poor quality. The one he sent me looked and felt almost brand new.


Alternatively,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 963
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Knocking at start up?

On my old engine, pushing the clutch in before startup would result in a loud clunk. The thrust was very worn and the crank would move about 1/16"... knocked louder from the center main and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 620
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Vacuum testing to diagnose fast idle

That just jogged my memory. My old boat with a Chevy 305 started running terribly so I went through all the checks, timing, fuel pressure, AND vacuum. The gauge read low around 13-17inHg and bounced...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Rear spring shackles

It is possible. I will also recommend the good shackles. The cheap shackles work but the play in the bushings is absurd.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 620
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Vacuum testing to diagnose fast idle

So, if I remember correctly, your original problems are fixed now? The last was the high idle right? Sounds like you got that done.



Not a huge job to pull the valve cover and take a look....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-04-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,024
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Using 85 octane fuel

FWIW, most e85 gas is about 108 octane.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-02-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Do You Guys Constantly Re-touch Wheel Spokes?

Not GPierce, but I usually torque lug nuts to 55lb-ft
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 854
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: fish scale instead of torque wrench

Those numbers would come out to 19.92 in-lb. You're very close.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Standard vs HD Clutch Disc

.004 is still within spec. Who makes the HD disc? The finger heights are supposed to be within .002. A finger adjustment solved my chattering clutch.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: air bubbles in rad water.

Motmo, what head gasket did you use?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 781
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: wedding decoaration ideas

My grandparents chauffeured a family members wedding once and made a JUST MARRIED sign cut to fit the spare on the rear. Everyone thought it looked pretty good.


Congrats!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 932
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Shift Tower & shift lever

Doubtful but anything is possible. With all the work you did, I would feel confident saying that rebuilding the tower will fix your jumping out of gear problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Trans Bearings

I wrecked one of the o-rings when I rebuilt my transmission and then it dawned on me to chamfer the edges of the holes in the transmission case slightly. Used a small stone on the dremel and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 923
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Rotella T4 oil, dirty oil

I've got about 1300 miles on it this season. Would have driven more but working on repairing some rotten wood I found. Changed it every 100 miles until it started coming out almost as clean as when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 923
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Rotella T4 oil, dirty oil

I saved a couple of my 100 mile changes from my new engine and used it in my new car :D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By ryanheacox
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 923
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Rotella T4 oil, dirty oil

My gut tells me that the dirty black oil isn't specific to Rotella.



I would suggest changing the oil on your modern car at 500 miles and you'll probably find that the oil is also black and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-27-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 996
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: New Radiator and Losing Coolant

If it's "burning" enough water/coolant the plugs and combustion chamber should look nice and clean. Might look slightly different with coolant vs water.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: U Joint Service

First off, that much play in that style U joint means a replacement is needed. Once that is done, put everything back together and with the speedometer gear off pump in grease until it starts pushing...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,225
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Sudden rough running, out of ideas

Understandable. Too bad you can't change the name of the thread now. Either way, keep us updated on how this ends up going.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,225
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Sudden rough running, out of ideas

I was under the impression that the engine won't idle low regardless of what the carb settings are and that it runs smoothly now. I could be wrong though, it has happened before once or twice.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 1950 vs Modern Quaker State Oil Comparison

That was a very interesting video. I did have a question though. Did the oil degrade at all just while sitting in the can for 70 years? If so, in what way? At the end he goes over TBN numbers and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-26-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 863
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: spark off of the distributor.

Before you buy all your parts, check the distributor casting for a crack right where the upper bushing is. My old one was cracked and so was the first core I picked up to rebuild. Very easy to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 863
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: spark off of the distributor.

Sounds like your upper plate is very worn out. That can affect your point gap quite a bit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,225
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Sudden rough running, out of ideas

Sounds like a good plan.
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