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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By western77
Re: #1 cylinder has 36psi compression

I fixed a model a engine with 10 psi in one cylinder and 0 in another. Still ran but no power! He had just gone one a one hundred tour with it. It was the valves.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,393
Posted By western77
Re: How many miles between oil changes?

I do run a filter on my engine and change the oil and filter at 3000 miles. I have 60000 miles on this engine. 15-40 Mobil oil. I am not saying this is correct, it's just what I do.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-19-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By western77
Re: Diaphragm Clutch

A 9 inch pressure plate from a early ford ranger will work. Just needs new mounting holes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By western77
Re: head info...

I used Barrs stop leak with water glass in it. Has sealed a leak in the intake manifold of a 4.6 liter ford for 5 years now. Just added it to the antifreeze and that's it. JB
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By western77
Re: Broken wheel spoke

I have welded spokes in the middle with a tig and then dress down the weld. Works good.JB
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,129
Posted By western77
Re: Which plug do you run?

Went to advance auto and got their cheapest, TT10s. 50,000 miles on the same plugs. Works for me! JB
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2017, 04:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,298
Posted By western77
Re: Teflon Tie Rod Ball Seats

New balls, Teflon seats, grease every 1000 miles or so, 50,000 miles, no problems. JB
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By western77
Re: International Model A Day

I am in Craig Colorado on a trip from Michigan. Drove to Steamboat Springs and back today.Have been on the road for a week and a half and have seen only one other Model A on the road. Let's hit the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,438
Posted By western77
Re: Ford Dealer

Two years ago I was just north of New Orleans in a small resturant when a man asked me if that was my car outside. I said yes it was. He said it's a long way from Michigan and I said it sure is. We...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-19-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By western77
Re: Rhams-horn, 6 volt

Gold digger, hook up to 6v and see how it sounds. 12 v will only make it louder and possibly only for a short time!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,128
Posted By western77
Re: I made custom rear shock mounts this week. check them out.

My F150 also has the shocks at an angle. Seem to work for the last 250,000 miles.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-05-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By western77
Re: Wolf Whistle again

If you see a 75 year old chick with a walker, just pull off the road open the hood and operate the whistle with your hand. She isn't going anywhere too fast.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-04-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,408
Posted By western77
Re: Running too warm issues

Rock auto start at 1.44 for new stats.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,582
Posted By western77
Re: Starving for gas at highway speed

90% of fuel problems are electrical. Check your gas cap vent! JB
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By western77
Re: Headgasket

Snyder's sells them. B-6051-x for the graphite and b-6051-x for the copper. I like the graphite. JB
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-07-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By western77
Re: Inner tubes

Last summer I bought four new tubes. Three blew out before I got home, the last one blew sitting in the drive two hours later! What a bunch of junk. JB
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-29-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By western77
Re: Original distributor

Try checking continuity with the condenser grounding screw off the back of the condenser. I had the same problem and it turned out to be a bad new condenser.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By western77
Re: Bars leak duration

I have a crack in a 2001 ford intake manifold. Rather than replace it, I added Barrs leak in the antifreeze and am still driving it today. That was four years and 50,000 miles ago. It has water glass...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-15-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,049
Posted By western77
Re: No One Makes Seat Covers so I'll Make My Own!

We made our seat covers and use them on trips. We attach them just as Tom said and they work great. They save the wool under it and it's a lot cooler. JB
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,878
Posted By western77
Re: #4 cylinder misfiring. Spark good. Compression 53 psi

As long as you have the head off, remove the valves in #4 and check the guides and the seat area.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2016, 05:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,045
Posted By western77
Re: Not Ford but handy DIY tool

I have just like it, but in cold weather it will not start. Also, it's hard to keep the chain sharp. What heat range is your plug?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,839
Posted By western77
Re: Happy Model A Day to everyone!

Drove from Green River Utah to Gunnison Colorado. Went over two passes 10,000 feet, beautiful day, no over heating, put many smiles on peoples faces. Does not get better than that. JB
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By western77
Re: Mac,s copper manifold gasket

Had the same problem, sent it back. JB
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2016, 06:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,378
Posted By western77
Re: Single Lock Tappets

3/8-24 Hope this helps. JB
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By western77
Re: Spindle Arm Ball Stud Loose?

I tightened mine up yesterday, took a 12 inch pipe on the wrench to line up the cotter.
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