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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By gw
Re: The Ace Mechanic Again

I had the same problem were the engine stalled when the lights were turned on. I had an AGM battery and the battery showed 6 volts. Had the battery load tested and found that it could not supply the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By gw
Re: Head light switch question

I had a problem where the light switch was difficult to move and sometime locked. The problem started after I had replaced both the wiring harness and the switch with remakes. I found two problems...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,406
Posted By gw
Pilot Bearing Question

The pilot bearing does not fit snugly on the trans input shaft. Measuring shows that the shaft is .002 smaller than the pilot bearing. Is this a problem? If so, could a brass shim ring be used?
Forum: Model-A 11-27-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By gw
Ford Script Piston

One .010 ford script piston in good condition and one .010 ford script piston in marginal condition.

Also have two after market .040 pistons which have non standard ring thickness. The rings...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By gw
Camshaft rear bearing oil hole

The May 1929 Ford Service Bulletin has a procedure to drill a hole to oil the rear camshaft bearing. I have a Dec 28 motor and there is no issue with rear bearing wear. Is the oil hole .... not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By gw
Re: Which Valve Springs Would You Use?

Thanks again. I read in Les Andrews' book that when using 70# plus springs, you should not use a fiber cam gear. What is your experience?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-03-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By gw
Re: Which Valve Springs Would You Use?

Thanks for the thoughts. The concern I have about the 80# springs is the excess pressure and wear on the valve seat.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,751
Posted By gw
Which Valve Springs Would You Use?

I am doing a valve job and have an issue with the valve springs. Les Andrews’ book has the specifications of 2-15/16” free length with 57-64 lbs of compression at 2-1/4”. The valve seats are...
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