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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-03-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By sinbad339
Re: marine vs car battery?

Back when I owned a sail boat, the marine batteries were always more expensive, and were characterized as "deep discharge" batteries. The idea was that they could supply the electrical needs on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,250
Posted By sinbad339
Re: Walter Thornton Oct 29th, 1929

Found a colorized version here:

https://www.reddit.com/r/HistoryPorn/comments/lg9eow/bankrupt_investor_walter_thornton_tries_to_sell/
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 991
Posted By sinbad339
Re: Gas gauge gasket disintegrated

This is the reason I try to only use 100% gasoline (no ethanol). The alcohol dissolves the cork.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,765
Posted By sinbad339
Re: Never been this old before!

Happy Birthday Wayne!. Yes, getting old can be a pita, but it beats the alternative.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,994
Posted By sinbad339
Re: How to remove ethanol from gasoline.

Note that he added water to his "petrol", not ethanol. For a gasoline/ethanol mixture, there is no separation. Only if this mix is contaminated with water will it separate; this is known as Phase...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-25-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,597
Posted By sinbad339
Re: Oh man. Now I canít even get my A to start or make a noise.

AAzz44, I'm not sure that I'm clear about what you're describing. You say that the car won't "turn over", but later say that "engine will crank by hand but I have never been able to turn it over by...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By sinbad339
Re: Waxing a Canvas Top on Cabriolet 68B

Based on the recommendation of a club member who owns a Sport Coupe (as I do), I bought this:...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,399
Posted By sinbad339
Re: What am I missing? 1930 Model A

Maybe I'm missing something, but because the crankshaft makes two revolutions for one four-stroke-cycle, the dimple will indeed indicate TDC on both compression and exhaust stroke. 180 degrees off...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-01-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,463
Posted By sinbad339
Re: I'm in deep doo-doo

Here's an alternative some have used...

https://fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=150569
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-26-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,443
Posted By sinbad339
Re: Power At Rear Wheels

There are crankshaft hp/torque tables for a stock Model A engine and engines with different mods at https://www.modelaparts.net/dynosheets.htm/dynosheets.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,551
Posted By sinbad339
Re: Most Difficult Restoration Tasks

Now you're scaring me. I was thinking about replacing my top this winter. I've looked online for info/videos about a Sport Coupe Top install, but haven't found much. Can you elaborate on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,458
Posted By sinbad339
Re: Brake switch issues

I had an issue a couple of years ago where the actuating rod was mis-aligned and would pop past the switch actuator and hang up. I was able to bend the rod (very soft) to get it to align, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,735
Posted By sinbad339
Re: 30w oil

I use Shell Rotella 30W diesel oil; the previousowner mentioned that the zinc in the oil helps with the babbit bearings.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,780
Posted By sinbad339
Re: Touring with other Model A's - How does your club communicate

Does anybody use the FRS (Family Radio Service) radios? They're inexpensive, have decent range, and are simple hand-held walkie-talkie type devices.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,144
Posted By sinbad339
Re: Sport Coupe Rear Window won't stay up

You may be thinking of the "lift-a-dot" fasteners. On these, the part on the window is a simple grommet type ring; no spring or anything. The stud part has a spring and a hook that retracts when...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,144
Posted By sinbad339
Re: Sport Coupe Rear Window won't stay up

Thanks all for the replies. To replace the studs, I think some (most?) of the top has to come apart to get the straps into the anvil tool to secure new studs. I'll take a look to see if the springs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,144
Posted By sinbad339
Sport Coupe Rear Window won't stay up

I have a '30 Sport Coupe, and have a list of things to do during our northern Ohio winter. One issue I'd like to fix has to do with the rear window. When I "secure" the window flap up (during hot...
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