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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,149
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Lightened Flywheel?

That's just what I lightened my flywheels to! And Henry did it all by himself, Wow! I wonder why? Let's face it, Heavy flywheels steal HP! They steal it by inertia. Which is easier to turn, a bycycle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: How Many Model A's Are There Now?

I have heard someone's estimate of 250,000, Give or take. That's in various stages of old age or restoration. About two a month are discovered in "Barns". Whether or not it includes foreign numbers...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,566
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Engine Oil

At the airport, we had to put a zinc additive into the crankcases of planes we had just changed oil in. This was AeroShell 50 Wt.
Terry
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,566
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Engine Oil

I have read somewhere, that chain bar oil and 2 cycle oil is the cheapest and least refined oil there is. What the hell? I think of that each and every time I see Stihl oil in those cute little six...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Carb Assortment

I don't know if you have any experience with A carb/Zeniths. Should caution you about taking them apart. First, Don't try to twist them (A s and B s). Some fall apart, some are so stuck that they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,255
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Where do I go from here??

I'd drive it! Yeah, Check everything! If the timing is way off, straighten it out. Otherwise, don't touch it! It should start on the second time around if everything is correct. Setting timing is an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,164
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Are aftermarket hoods any good?

I have a good 29 hood. my hood has smooth sides as opposed to the "Briggs" hood that has the continuation of the Beltline from the doors across the gas tank and the across the hood. My 29 needed...
Forum: Model-A 12-31-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 184
Posted By Terry, NJ
Van Norman Valve refacer/ Grinder

First off, I must apologize for not being able to post any pictures! Now, it's a Van Norman, Mod F valve grinder (Not the seat grinder). It's complete, even got the dressing diamond and the wheel. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,960
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Never Tried To Restore

New Bearings and the gearset runs about $ 700. But it's the proper setting it up that is a PITA. You need a 3/8 torque wrench to measure the resistance, Too tight and it runs hot and burns out. Too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,960
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Never Tried To Restore

If one man could make it, another can fix it. It's just a matter of how much effort and thought he's willing to put into it. For most of us it's not very much. It's easier to call Snyders. I am play...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-23-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,266
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Dumb Question About Nut/Bolt Diameters

After a lifetime of messing around with bolts, threads, and screws ( I am the only person I know who collects odd size taps) Nominal bolt sizes will mike what ever the size is. Say 1/2X13 will mike...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,439
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: French Model A aluminum head

[QUOTE=BRENT in 10-uh-C;1963865]I have owned 3 dual plug Model-A/B heads, and most of them use(d) a magneto on a side-drive (powered off the outboard side of the timing gear), and a magneto in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,439
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: French Model A aluminum head

Brad, Very interesting! So, they just used two connectors per cylinder and it used the same source for each spark! I was imagining something quite different. Maybe a two tiered dist. cap with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,439
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: French Model A aluminum head

Dual spark plugs are fine. How do they mount the dual distributors/magnetos? Do they use a special cam shaft with dual gears? Dual mags on an engine can pick up the speed of the engine about 50 RPM....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,225
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Reproduction splash shield quality

Hey Guys, Don't mean to hijack the thread, but! If anyone needs a pair of 28-29 running board splash aprons, I have a pair for sale. Pretty nice, no rust or holes $150.
Terry
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-24-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,789
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Leather main bearing

there's got to be an awful lot of bearing failures out there because of the number of times that story has gotten around! Me? I'd rather push the car by hand than pull the pan down! I did pull a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,397
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Head gasket?

Hallo Werner, Viele Gre. Wir haben kein Umlaut on diese "Ami" Maschinen. Kein ess auch. Aber, what Brent was talking about , as I understand it, was that 55 Lbs torque (25 kilos, I believe) was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,397
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Head gasket?

I prefer a copper one, not sure why.The first two torqueings, I go to 60 lbs, subsequent torqueings are 55Lbs. Maybe it's wrong, but it seems to be working. I don't slop Permatex all over it either!...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,458
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Model A's & Airplanes

As I recall the conversation, It was in spring and the weather was much warmer. Taking off earlier when the air was cooler and denser was the only solution. I remember something else odd about the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,458
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Model A's & Airplanes

A real J-2? In Gene Smith's book "What They were Like to Fly" he said. there were less than a dozen on the registry. I had one of them parked next to me at the now defunct "Twin Pines" airport in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,109
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: European Fordor project

Using Ash is much better! We have a lot of both Oak and Ash around here and for car parts I would only use Ash. Morgan uses Ash only in its cars. Ash is a funny wood. You can cut it down in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,396
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Snyder 5.5 head

I was thinking the same thing. The only fix I can see is to make a new, longer pattern.
Terry
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: #! Vicki wood sill replacement

My 30 Town Sedan had sills that were a lamination of three pieces. This may or may not help or hinder you. You will probably need to pull the old wood straight out a 90 deg. to the frame to get it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,345
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

One thing that always rankled me was the "Gun drives" that they had. The Govt told gun owners they should donate their privately owned rifles, shotguns, pistols etc. to the British so their people...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,345
Posted By Terry, NJ
Re: Scrap Drives May Have Trashed Cars, But Were the Drives Necessary?

I don't know! The old Franklin zinc (NJ Zinc Co) mine was going great guns with 3 shifts. They must've needed that zinc and the Iron and manganese they pulled out of that hole! Battle ships...
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