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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:25 PM
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Posted By J Franklin
Blind back for sale on CL

Not mine but I am familiar with this one and it is a good car.

https://eugene.craigslist.org/atq/d/eugene-model/6963085690.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By J Franklin
Re: My model A wont go faster than 40-45

If it is a fuel problem it would be bucking and popping I think. Cars that were sold in hill country also had 4:11 gear sets.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By J Franklin
Re: - battery post

Pinch the cable clamping end tight with the bolt out and run a hacksaw between the 2 sides to allow the clamp to tighten up more. Or replace the cable with one that fits.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By J Franklin
Re: My model A wont go faster than 40-45

Does it have a 4:11 rear end? Does the throttle open fully for sure?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By J Franklin
Re: interior handle sleeve nut fit?

If you put the backside on a belt sander for a few minutes it will sit lower. It does look tall or your handle does not have enough depth. the handle could be a replacement. Maybe someone has an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Aristocrat dash swap

I don't think you will get a good fit. Of course anything can be made to fit with a big enough hammer!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,138
Posted By J Franklin
Re: 1930 Ford Model A 4Dr (Inherited Don't Know Much - HELP)

That is a nice car and not "dime a dozen"!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Walter O. Briggs Mansion update

Detroit died in 2008-2009 but it is steaming back. some of the homeless could get back on their feet if they went there and took advantage (NO BUMS PLEASE)!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By J Franklin
Re: interior handle sleeve nut fit?

Post a photo, I think they are above the handle on mine. Maybe yours are correct. Are they or the handles reproduction?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-19-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Settling of the rear spring

I have always used material on to of the spring to cushion the crossmember. I like a leather strip and a bit of grease. I punch a hole for the spring bolt.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Battery Charging Experts -

You may need to have it checked with a hydrometer or take it for a stress test. If your meter goes to zero on other batteries I think you have a legitimate question.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By J Franklin
Re: BB clutch

Maybe his Pressure plate or flywheel is damaged, he did not say, he only used the generic "Clutch".
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-17-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By J Franklin
Re: High compression head question

If you are racing, who cares!? Is that head designed to be used with poured bearings?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-17-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By J Franklin
Re: BB clutch

Can't you have the original one rebuilt? Or replace flywheel& clutch from another year? My '34 truck has a model A assembly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Hubs for new cast drums

Are your hubs damaged? If not use them as original stuff seems always better. Take your parts to a good brake shop that does trucks and have them install and true the drums. have them arc the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-14-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Water Pump Shaft Removal

Did you remove the front bearing? Some modern pumps have a locked bearing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,785
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Scary ... What the hell happened ?

A shop that works on trucks should be able to tell you what is loose, unbalanced, or out of alignment. They might not have parts to fix it but at least could balance and set proper toe in or other...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By J Franklin
Re: valve clearence

Always follow the rebuilders recommendation, but he was asking about Model A specs. Modified engines need to be looked at carefully.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By J Franklin
Re: valve clearence

Many answers depending where you find it. I set mine intake at .010 and exhaust at .012, no closer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Engine no run

Ether will tell you if the problem is fuel related or something else. It shouldn't hurt anything if used by the directions.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Engine no run

Try a shot of starting fluid.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 647
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Brake energizer kit questions

They're BRAKES. If you are planning to work on them do the X&Y, and everything else, and don't cheap out!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By J Franklin
Re: radiator for doodlebug

Enough that it won't get damaged!
Forum: Model T (1909-1927) 08-08-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Schrader valve stems

I think any tube getting metal stems will require surgery. It is easy, use a sharp razor blade.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By J Franklin
Re: Rear End Dolly

I use tire dollies. I like your creativeness.
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