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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-07-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By harryc
Re: Tefba Coolant Filter Review

I use a common stainless sink drain screen that you can buy at Home Depot or Lowes for less than $5.00----almost a perfect fit
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-08-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 897
Posted By harryc
16 inch wheels

Aside from whether or not you personally approve of their use, do you think 16 inch standard ford wire wheels decrease the value, increase the value or have no effect on the value of a model A? What...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-05-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By harryc
restoring chrome plating

I have a fairly new 29 radiator shell that someone has lightly sanded causing the appearance to be similar to unpolished stainless. My question is can chrome in this state ever be brought back? Could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-16-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,510
Posted By harryc
Re: Replacing A connecting rod in place

that's exactly right. Just because it might knock doesn't mean it must be replaced
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By harryc
Re: Checking 32 B Compression

open or closed throttle I have never seen a bit of difference
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,307
Posted By harryc
Re: question. simple starter motor conversion to 12v

The problem I had when running a 6 volt starter on 12 volts was that it engaged with such a jolt that it started chewing up the teeth on the ring gear. I finally switched to a modern starter drive...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By harryc
Re: spark plug sump plug

If you should hit something and break it off while driving it will drain all your oil
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By harryc
Re: Distributer top plate wobble.

You do have the spring under plate--right?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By harryc
Re: I've been hacked

Thanks Jim -I have that one-- I wanted to make sure I hadn't missed something as it seems like I saw someone mentioning your "new" book within the last few month.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-26-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By harryc
Re: I've been hacked

How many books have you written and when did you write the last?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By harryc
Re: radiator paint

I have been told for the last 60+ years by many radiator repair shops upon questioning that black painted fins cool better than unpainted. That has been common knowledge for years. Whether it's true...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-14-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,583
Posted By harryc
Re: Crankshaft in New Rebuilt Model A Engine Won't Turn

Can you get it to turn by rocking it back and forth in gear? I have timed some very tight engines while pushing (struggling) down the hill of my driveway . I then had to tow them to get them started.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-13-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,626
Posted By harryc
Re: How to lower the A.

you can go pretty low by reshaping the springs
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-10-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,289
Posted By harryc
Re: No compression

what kind of tappets do you have and what did you set your valves at? make sure the timing marks are still in line
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By harryc
Re: Fiber timing gear

check the wire under the top plate in the distributor for shorts
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,425
Posted By harryc
Re: chirp, chirp, chirp - Update

My first "chirp" when I was a kid driving my A daily in the 60's turned out to be a head gasket. The car wasn't missing or exhibiting any obvious problem other than the noise. I finally pulled the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,792
Posted By harryc
Re: Temperature Gauge

Rather than worrying about the temp (unless of course it boils) I find I have incredible peace of mind with my broken non working motometer
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,553
Posted By harryc
Re: Are Model A coils polarity sensitive ??

some cars are very sensitive and others aren't. Like you I have just slapped the wires on for many years and they have worked fine on nearly all of my cars. Recently I was having a problem locating...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By harryc
Re: Shell doesn't fit crank

A picture is a must for this one.----maybe radiator is really 30/31
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-17-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,240
Posted By harryc
Re: B Rod spec..

Did I sell you those Pontiac rods I had? ( I can't remember) If I did why not use them if you don't want to use B rods?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,576
Posted By harryc
Re: black sooty sparkplugs

black sooty plugs can also be caused by reversed coil polarity. I was having extremely sooty plugs and corrected the polarity--problem solved
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-02-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,231
Posted By harryc
Re: 1929 Deluxe Roadster - not

your windshield looks like it may have been chopped also--check height.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-29-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By harryc
Re: Weiand model A head

I bought a brand new one in 1965 for $25.I don't know if the were still being made then or if it was NOS. It was very high compression--too high for a kid like me who was driving my model A every day...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By harryc
Re: opinion on Rad filters

A filter is a good idea--monitor regularly
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