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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,814
Posted By Milton
Re: What State is Model A Friendly ???

Sit tight, don't make any moving plans!

There should only be fees involved in your DMV activity. The reason being you are not purchasing or transferring the vehicle. The reason for the cost of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,142
Posted By Milton
Re: Electrical Problem

Are you using the insulated nuts on the amp meter wire posts?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,332
Posted By Milton
Re: Moving the Metal in Houston Texas Ford Dealers Selling Model A's in 1935

"Founded in 1923,[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethyl_Corporation#cite_note-1)[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethyl_Corporation#cite_note-2) Ethyl Corp was formed by General Motors...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,224
Posted By Milton
Re: Where does one find an oil return pipe?

I had the cockeyed cup problem and fixied it bolting the pipe up without gaskets. I then put a propane torch on the tube near each cup and when the solder relaxed I tightened the bolts. This allowed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,598
Posted By Milton
Re: No start

From your description, "with the key off I have 6V at both coil terminals and both fastners at the box on the firewall. Nothing at the points.", this is as it should be. There should be six volts all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,019
Posted By Milton
Re: Back flushing the radiator

By disconnecting the top and bottom hoses and applying water pressure to the bottom radiator hose neck. The catch is you are fighting gravity, a baffle, etc. You can do the block at the same time...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,831
Posted By Milton
Re: Possible "non surgical" solution to the Model A leaning problem.

My method is to loosen the spring clamps then tighten the high side first, then the other side.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,092
Posted By Milton
Re: 2 different VIN numbers. Which should I go with?

In California I've had the DMV do it both ways. My sedan title uses the engine number, but that engine is not in the car any longer. When I got my pickup registered, it had been non-op for 30 plus...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-04-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,553
Posted By Milton
Re: who's running what

3 7/8 x 4 1/4 Sleeved to Std.
Counterweighted crank
Insert main bearings
One piece rear seal
Insert rod bearings
Fully balanced
1 3/4 Intake 1 9/16 Exhaust valves
Self locking adjustable...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-30-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,334
Posted By Milton
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,116
Posted By Milton
Killer virus

Well here I am, I'm back.

All I did was search for shock info and I wound up at the H.A.M.B. Jalopy Journal. Got an alert about suspicious code and ignored it, twice. Got a Java script warning...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-10-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,137
Posted By Milton
Re: Fordbarn Barn Finds...

My 31 pickup sat in my backyard for thirty years. Fired it up, drove it out, got it registered and turned it into a Woody. My bad! :eek:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,287
Posted By Milton
Re: Thanks for the Forditude boost

Update! The rearend went fine (I think). The rear brakes were a mess so I did some temp work on them. A cam was frozen so I got that freed up. The adgusting shafts were two different lengths with the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,342
Posted By Milton
Re: dirrerential adjustments

My first thought is silicon. What you have is the the carrier preload to be concerned with. Keep the banjo gaskets in order and try silicon at the leak areas, which should show on the gaskets....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,056
Posted By Milton
Re: not enough backpressure?

Whoa, you're finding to many things to guess at. Stop, put the Meineke muffler back on and see if this corrects your problem. If it does then leave it or put the glass pack on and rejet the carb....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,709
Posted By Milton
Re: Spare Tire Mounted Turn Signals?

Something like these?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,056
Posted By Milton
Re: not enough backpressure?

I'm with Mike on this one. You have altered the flow properties. An increase in exaust flow will require an increase in intake flow. Run it and read the plugs. I have a glass pack and headers on mine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-14-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,350
Posted By Milton
Re: Shocks: Necessity or luxury?

I prefer shocks but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-12-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,033
Posted By Milton
Re: Lightened Flywheel and V8 Clutch Change?

Tom, I vaguely recall having to extend the thread on the link to get the proper freeplay.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,452
Posted By Milton
Re: Tailights: Top or bottom?

Brake lites on top, tail lites on bottom so they can illuminate the license plate.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 39,408
Posted By Milton
Re: Mac's survey

I ordered differential parts from Mac's, bearings, seals, seal tool, gaskets and shims. The seal tool was out of stock and they contacted me whereupon I cancelled that part. At the same time I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By Milton
Re: Front Brake Lever Pins

1/4" if I am reading Les Andrews Vol I page 1-32 correctly. Brattons says the same 2013 catalog page 12.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,236
Posted By Milton
Re: My homemade cam nut remover

Great minds ... The other dodad is my fulcrum bar for the valve springs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 20,436
Posted By Milton
Re: generator or alternator

Fred, Now that you have clarified your statement, i.e. an alternator that looks like a stock generator, I have nothing to contradict. In fact, I wholeheartedly support what you say. I did read post...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 20,436
Posted By Milton
Re: generator or alternator

I like your thinking also!! :D Better yet forget the fenders and call it a Speedster, maybe some 16" wheels and tires from a mid 30's Ford from E-bay because who cares about price. Glass... we don't...
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