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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By nick c
Re: bad condensor symptoms

The engine will run but the spark will be weak and a weak spark makes for a weak engine,
this a know for a fact.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By nick c
Re: Piston protrusion

Last week I milled a stock head to the fly cut then removed all traces of the fly cut ( .125"). the old gasket measured .070" thick, The new BEST gasket measured .080" new. On this forum it has been...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By nick c
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,730
Posted By nick c
Re: Getting my 31 to run right.

Might be a good idea to check engine compression and vacuum and rule them out.
carry on
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By nick c
Re: cylinder bore

Did you measure the bore with an inside mice? did you measure the outside of piston just below the bottom ring?
If the bore is 3.945" and the piston is stock 3.875" then the clearance is .070"
On a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-20-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By nick c
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By nick c
Re: Ford model A window regulators

When I restored my 29 AA, I sandblasted the regulators and studied them, and decided they were not intended to roll, by not rolling they may do a better job of not letting the window drop down.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By nick c
Re: Need 28-29 Model AA Truck rear brake pics

You might join the AA club then get a copy of the magazine The Double Aer's, April 2010, pages 3,4,5, it deals pacifically with AA rear brakes.
carry on
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By nick c
Re: Brake/Stop light switch or ground issue?

I had a brand new one but spent too much time trying to make it work, I gave up and threw it away, went to the auto parts store and used a modern brake lite switch, had to drill 1 hole in cross...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-24-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By nick c
Re: Kewanee Green, cant find it anywhere.

Try Du Pont DS118 and PPG 546
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-14-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,866
Posted By nick c
Re: Overheating

I worked in radiator shop years ago. Try this, remove lower rad. hose and rad. cap, Place hand over lower rad. outlet, fill rad. to top with water, remove hand from lower outlet, the water coming out...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By nick c
Re: Head stud holes into block water jacket?

Yes, some tapped holes do enter the water jacket, I coat them with hard setting Permatex and a small amount in the threaded hole.
carry on
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,096
Posted By nick c
Re: Rust on Block Deck?

To clean I would use wd40 and a die grinder with a cup shaped wire wheel, then use copper coat in spray can both sides of gasket.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By nick c
Re: New clutch: Judder from hell

When I changed to a V8, 8N ford PP, I machined the PP from 63 lbs. down to 36 lbs. on a lathe and drilled and tapped the holes on a mill, so the new PP will fit.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,194
Posted By nick c
Re: Using Parking Lights For Signal Lights

I too don't like the add on front blinkers so I used the parking lites and bought amber bulbs, there work for me, 12v alternator on 29 AA.
carry on
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-06-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,343
Posted By nick c
Re: 6.1 High Compression Head

I've followed this subject closely for years, and I'm still trying to learn more. If you go to Ford garage .com and compare the Stipe 330 and the stock model B cam you will see they are almost...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By nick c
Re: 1929 tudor front radius rod question

Most all parts suppliers have diagrams of all the parts, just hope the socket is not broke.
carry on nick c
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By nick c
Re: Toe in adjustment

I have followed this subject for years, there are many methods of home shop toe end adjustment. Last year I found one that used stick pins in the tire tread, and rolling the vehicle front and back on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By nick c
Re: AA Transmission Replacement

About 4 months ago I finished a complete restoration of my 29 AA. I installed a F150 - RTS 170 with 41% overdrive. The engine is rebuilt and mostly stock except for the single barrel downdraft from a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,302
Posted By nick c
Re: Carb cleaner

The last can of Berryman I bought was at Walmart, it cost less.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By nick c
Re: Freeze plug or ? on my NOV 1929 motor

I've seen them before on rebuilt engines, the rebuilder installs them in the water jacket, if the owner over heats the engine, the center of plug pops out and the rebuilder is no longer responsible...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-05-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By nick c
Re: Headlight amperage

When I turned the key to ON, I was also feeding to the coil and electric fuel pump, the hi beam and lo beam are both 5A each. Sorry, my mistake.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-03-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By nick c
Re: Headlight amperage

On my big 29 AA, I have 12v, modern ign. sw., acc. off, on, start. The dim and the brites both pull 14.5A each, I put a switch to tie both on at the same time, 17.5A. I have a 30A blade fuse that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,661
Posted By nick c
Re: Replacing pistons

The piston to bore clearance is .0035, never use a dingle berry hone, it will not show defects in the wall, infact it will cover them up, always use flat stone to hone, it will show all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-20-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
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Views: 741
Posted By nick c
Re: Rsk

Any motor I own with sooty plugs must be cleaned in a glass bead cabinet or replaced. sooty plugs sound like it is running too rich.
On my AA I take the spark plug wire off, set wire on top of plug,...
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