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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Front Axle Movement

Might check the junction of the radius rod and axle and ensure the thru bolt is tight. Don't think there should be any movement.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,388
Posted By Mulletwagon
Max Compression Ratio

Is there an accepted or practical maximum compression ratio for Model As beyond which will result in exceeding design limits of internal engine components and cooling/lubrication systems ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Non starter

If the ignition system is unmodified, should have 6+ volts at both coil terminals with ignition switch off. Should have 6+ volts at one side of the points (points open) with the ignition switch on. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Mulletwagon
Speedometer Repair

The round Northeast speedometer in my 31 Tudor seems to show accurate speed, however, the last three numbers on the odometer are rubbed off. Is this a common problem and what are the options to fix ?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: New Two Blade Fan

Had same problem, did same fix.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,308
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Model A prices...going which way?

In general, prices are going up but there are frequent good deals available if you search nationally and are willing to travel to get your prize. The best advise is to look for a reasonable price on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: model A/B lifters

X2 Need to ensure the bores have or have not been machined for oversize lifters.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Exhaust manifold torque spec

Easy to break a manifold. Torque progressively and evenly.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Interesting Florida Restaurant

3210 Margaritaville Blvd.

It is a little hard to find. Proceed down HWY 192 and turn south on Rolling Oaks near the Margaritaville Resort. Drive a short distance and turn left on to the strip...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Model A Sputter

Had same presentation which turned out to be a sluggish valve. Readily corrected with Marvel Mystery Oil.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,680
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Jerky Runner

Thanks for the come back and final report. MMO seems to be a common cure and should always be the first step in solving performance problems. Go drive it like you stole it !!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: I went and done it now.

Good on ya ! You will find that you have bought a time machine. Welcome to the club.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,521
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Hood adjustment

Have the same issue on a 31 Tudor. Seems like the answer lies with the forward hinge rod retainer. Have looked at pictures of new ones and they seem to have an integral rod stop within the retainer...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-21-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Charging?? Canít say it is

Might put a volt meter on the battery before and after engine start and confirm voltage increases after the engine starts. This will confirm the battery is probably charging.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: flywheel housing shims? late production diamond block.

Interesting !! The attached article suggests only the 0900/1200/0300 reference points need to be within .006 inch. The 0600 point will be pulled into alignment by the clutch housing is the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Transmission Reassembly

Something is wrong. Should be a light press fit. Merits further investigation. Hub or bearing would seem to be out of spec.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Clutch finger Adjustment

Pressure plate gets pretty hot. Nylocks might be risky. Developing a staking technique would be the safest.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 822
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Model A dies over 45 mph

X2 - Should be easy to rule out timing and GAV. Could be insufficient advance.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: flywheel housing shims? late production diamond block.

Understand how the shims affect 1200/0600 tolerance, not sure how 0900/0300 is adjusted. Thinking the shims are only placed on the upper through bolts and not the side bolts. Welcome clarification...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: flywheel housing shims? late production diamond block.

Dialing in the flywheel housing is a must. Do not omit this critical check. Clutch chatter after installing a new disk/pressure plate is very disappointing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Resonant Rattle

Did find a loose tailpipe clamp and thought I had an ah ha moment, but did not fix the problem.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: battery power loss mystery

The low cost hydrometer test is the way to go. Suspect one cell will show less floating balls than the rest which will indicate a bad cell.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By Mulletwagon
Resonant Rattle

At about 45 mph I get a low pitch rattle, more like a loud growl, that comes and goes. Sounds like a bad water pump bearing, but a new pump did not fix the problem. Can't find any loose panels or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,012
Posted By Mulletwagon
Interesting Florida Restaurant

During the annual pilgrimage to Disney in central FL went downtown for lunch in Kissimmee to Ford's Garage. The entire restaurant was decked out in Model A memorabilia. Two As were on lifts in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-03-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By Mulletwagon
Re: Model A I think I need another

It is right around 70 that we realize life is much like a roll of toilet paper - the less we have, the faster it goes.

I have been told the next phase of the ageing process is when we can hide our...
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