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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 01:08 PM
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Posted By mike657894
Re: Drivers door sag

look at the dove tail that mates up with a slot. there are some wear parts in there. I would replace the pins at the same time.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:51 AM
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Views: 706
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By mike657894
Re: 1930 Hub Cap

Are they shiny or are they a little rough? I have 4 originals and they have sprung tabs and pop out with a flat screwdriver. the reproductions have tabs that are soft and bent to retain the cap. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By mike657894
Re: flywheel housing shims? late production diamond block.

.010 is the standard thickness? do you have to sand them down or add more if your not at the correct position with those?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,280
Posted By mike657894
Re: Turlock machine

That is current I talked to him. He is open for bussiness. And I got the info to the interested party.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By mike657894
Re: flywheel housing shims? late production diamond block.

my engine comes out easy. no pinch. taking the trans back might be more work.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,280
Posted By mike657894
Re: Turlock machine

Is jnoe at turlock still doing model A engines? I wanted to give out his name as a well known rebuilder. does any one have his number. googleing turlock machine dint yield. to some one asking to get...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 855
Posted By mike657894
Re: Building a Travel Toolkit

I really like the home depot 6in1 screwdriver. It gives you 1/4in 5/16 and 4 screwdriver tips. very convenient to put in pocket or tool belt on a job.


These are a few things I have beyond...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By mike657894
Re: flywheel housing shims? late production diamond block.

The clutch doesn't chatter. Does this mean Im ok...for now? herm am I correct in saying that you are using head shelac as the shim? how thick is pressed head shellac? and are within .0002 on that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By mike657894
flywheel housing shims? late production diamond block.

When I took my motor apart there were no shims between the housing and block. I have seen them advertised. When Putting the motor back together I had heard about aligning the flywheel housing but I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-17-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By mike657894
haggerty model A time lapse engine rebuild video on youtube

haggerty has made a time lapse of their model A rebuild. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGn-5VoS-m8
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 792
Posted By mike657894
Re: No air filter . . .

There are jets available to correct the rich issue with air filters. I would say the air maze is an arrestor but you are supposed to dip it in oil to make it grab dust.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,707
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,707
Posted By mike657894
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

that jay leno model T episode with the young family guy who found his cars dirt track racing day doors. was his best episode yet. My dad had a 40s willys on a 60s frame and engine with a ugly poorly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,707
Posted By mike657894
Re: Newbie '29 Speedster project, the good the bad and even the ugly (maybe)

the pics are not showing up for me. but i use linux. so im different. but also firefox.



As for getting a b block for power. I have a stock A engine with a b cam and power is great in first...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 978
Posted By mike657894
Re: Another new Model A owner.

http://modelabasics.com/Starting%20&%20Driving.htm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 978
Posted By mike657894
Re: Another new Model A owner.

check compression. timing could be off. use the timing pin get it to tdc with the crank look in the distributor is the rotor trailing edge on post 1? Timing lever on the left of the steering wheel...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,607
Posted By mike657894
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

How I would deal with that tight engine. Would be to put it on a stand. I would start with the rods remove one rod and piston at a time and rotate the engine with a torque wrench. youll be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,607
Posted By mike657894
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

What questions should be posed to the shop doing your babbit? What clearances are you going to hand me? Where do you get your babbit and what is its make up? Or brand name and type so I can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,607
Posted By mike657894
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

one ive seen here is "if you have time to do it twice you had time to do it right the first time." I cant remember the user name of the one who said it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,607
Posted By mike657894
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

Sounds like you were out thousands of dollars. 5k total? more or less. i'm just guessing what 3 rebuilds would cost in 85. Im a cheapskate and order ala carte at the machine shop and try get out the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,607
Posted By mike657894
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

I get a sinking feeling and pain in my hands thinking about fitting a bearing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,607
Posted By mike657894
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

Fail rate was probably low. each block takes time and material. It wouldnt take too many toss outs to overcome the savings of measurement time. Ron's fail rate is probably low as well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,607
Posted By mike657894
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

But we know that ford infact did just this. In the haggerty video his crank is not frozen but requires 120ft lbs to turn.



"Ford spun engines in with an electric motor, they used an ammeter to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By mike657894
Re: Bumper height . . .

step back stand in front of your car look at the lean angle of the bumper does it match the lean angle of the front of the cab roof. If so springs. get new ones cleaning, rotating, greasing might...
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