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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By WHN
Re: Car appraiser

Get in your car and go!

Better safe than sorry.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By WHN
Re: Brake drum paint

I have used a good name brand black shake can paint.

Heat has not been a problem.

I check the drums after almost every long drive to see if I might have a brake hanging up.

Sometimes they...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,718
Posted By WHN
Re: Craigslist / Rebuilt Engine

There was a song by The Left Bank in the 60’s.

“Just Walk Away Renee”.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By WHN
Re: Transmission oil,I searched

Yellow metal can be effected by gear oil with sulfur.

Yellow metal, brass and bronze.

This is not a myth. Spring steel can also be effected by some greases and oils.

There is usually a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By WHN
Re: Value of a 1929 Model A Special Coupe driver

I would put in Hemmings.

If it is a parade car, and has not had much mechanical maintenance done. Old tires, brakes, shocks or no shocks, front end in need of attention, on and on it goes.
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By WHN
Re: Transmission oil,I searched

Use the 600w oil. The thicker the oil, the more your gears will slow down between shifts.

Some owners use 50/50, 600w oil and STP. I happen to do that also. Enjoy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,389
Posted By WHN
Re: Membership dropping, interest too???

I second the comments of B. Terry.

I have owned Model A’s for almost 60 years, and have never been a car club member.

Just don’t have the time. If something needs attention that I can’t do. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By WHN
Re: Coupe leg room

I’m 6’5”, 71 years old. Getting in and out of our 1929 Sport Couple can really be a problem.

Seat does not adjust. Once in, it’s still as much fun as it was when I was just a young guy.

I do...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By WHN
Re: leakless water pump

Try starting car without fan belt.

If still making same sound, at least you now know it’s not the generator or water pump.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By WHN
Re: turning brake drums on conventional lathe

I have been told the same by many people.

I can tell you that cast drums can be turned. I have had them done, with no adverse affects. You do need to have metal left on drums that will allow...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By WHN
Re: turning brake drums on conventional lathe

I took the last set to a truck brake shop. They did all four for $50.00 on a true brake drum turning machine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,778
Posted By WHN
Re: GAV Newbie question

One of the first things I do to a new to me Model A is rebuild or add a new Zenith carburetor.

1/2 to 3/4 turn to open for cold start. Than 1/4 turn open to run. Any thing less seems to cause...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By WHN
Re: Spark arrester???

It is actually called a Flame Arrester.

Gas doesn’t burn the fumes do.

Arrester is designed to keep the potential problem at the tank neck, not into the tank itself. If you were to have a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,262
Posted By WHN
Re: Gas tank seeping.

I think if you use a good quality sealer, and follow the directions to the “T”, it will work for you.

Remove tank, coat at least twice, and let tank stand for a couple of days before the second or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By WHN
Re: Re-torque head

This is the way I have done it for almost 60 years and Iím to old to change. Not much extra work, and you can get a real wrench on that head nut. Enjoy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,479
Posted By WHN
Re: Model A flywheeel lightened

My personal view on everything that has to do with a Model A is the more stock the better.

With the exception of oil and tires.

Henry’s design has lasted 90 years. A stock, well maintained or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By WHN
Re: Date of manufacture question.

Try Modelahouse.com, go to technical information, first category, than go to engine date calculator.

Info is out there.

Bill
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By WHN
Re: Date of manufacture question.

One of the forums members has a chart on engine testing dates.

Hopefully they will read this tread and respond. I will try to find it also.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By WHN
Re: Transmision temoval

I drop the rear end. Not a big job. As mentioned above, leave spring attached to axel. Make sure to disconnect brake rods first.

Check and really grease your u-joint and speedometer gear. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By WHN
Re: Date of manufacture question.

Our 1929 Sport Coupe engine date (tested) 6/15/29, firewall stamped 6/18/29. Engine and frame have matching numbers.

They were moving them out fast. Enjoy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By WHN
Re: Model A Fords on American Pickers.

A correctly sorted out Model A will move right along off the line and up to its normal cruising speed.

Not a 500 HP Mustang, but not a Model T either.

Our Sport Coupe, with just one person...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 790
Posted By WHN
Re: Bubbles above gas tank

There’s something under those bubbles.

Been storing Model A’s for years, moisture in the tank should not effect the outside.

I think you have another problem here.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-22-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By WHN
Re: 4 blade fan woble

Please listen to to the posts you have gotten.

Old fan blades are known for breaking at speed. The damage that could be done is not worth saving the cost of a new blade.

If it happens when you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By WHN
Re: radiator filters

Just be very careful with a filter on the cooling system.

Please remember, Model A’s are “syphon flow” aided by a water pump for higher speed assistance. Flow is about 36 to 38 gpm. Modern cars...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By WHN
Re: 4 blade fan woble

Replace with new aluminum two blade fan and leakless water pump.

Two more problems solved. Enjoy.
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