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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,947
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Non-Authentic Paint Schemes

I've asked the same thing and never got an answer.
Last I heard, I thought he mentioned getting married, then he vanished.


I think we need to file a missing persons report.
Maybe she took...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-24-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Early 28 Carb?

I bought a double venturi from A&L, and it looks great, but I haven't run the carb yet.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,138
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Just purchased and New Berg Radiator Wow

50% antifreeze always for me. I don't like rust and cracked blocks and heads.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 837
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Fuel Gauge

I had one and had to do the same as Rich.
I agree that the steel tools probably will be less likely to slip off.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-23-2019, 01:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: just curious

I agree with Brent. Just because a car can go fast, doesn't mean you have to drive fast. I drove my longest Model A trip at speeds from 42 to 45 MPH, made a few stops for gas and antiques shops, and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: 31 ford Roadster top ??/

Classtique is the way to go.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,269
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Worst Cars of All Time

You're absolutely right.
I remember when the Edsel came out, and people referred to it as a horse collar.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Mystery Missfire

If you have a sticky valve, then I'd add a can of Sea Foam to the gas, and another can to the oil.
In less than 5 miles a can of Sea Foam in the oil made my clicking Olds engine sound like new....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,269
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Worst Cars of All Time

I too was glad to see the Aztec listed. That was one ugly vehicle, and fits right in with the Gremlin and Pacer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Brake adjust now no spark

So true, and if you don't switch the coil power feed wire to the other side, then you can connect a volt meter or test light to the points terminal of the coil and ground, then watch for the needle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 679
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Starter issue

The 3 starter mounting bolts are 1", and NO longer, or they can hit the flywheel.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Happy 90 years old 6/18/29 firewall cars.

At one time a few years ago we had triplets in our club.
3 Model A Tudors all built in the Twin Cities plant and all 3 had firewall dates of 2-23-29.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Fuel line

7 years ago I had to fix a Model A that wouldn't go faster than 30 MPH.
His gas line at the carb was blocked off with Teflon tape.
See replies #15 and 16.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-18-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Mystery Missfire

The distributor body likes to short between #3 and #4 inside the Bakelite, where it can't be seen. Try another one to see if the miss goes away.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Ares Stud Removal Tool +1

I'm surprised the double nut would ruin the threads. I've used the double nut method a few times and never had thread problems.


Dave in our club is an engine rebuilder and has had good luck...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-17-2019, 01:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,827
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Schwalms

How many times has the engine been started, and how many minutes was each run time?

In the 70's I locked up two good running used engines because I only ran them for 10 minutes, then shut them...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,356
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: STP and Transmission: any negative experience ?

After a 17 mile drive at 85* my rear axle temp was still below 100*.
I didn't shoot the tranny temp.


BTW, I like MMO, STP, and Sea Foam. They've all done good things, just as they are supposed...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Turning over but won’t start-slight electrical short

Points may need to be cleaned or replaced. It happened to me when it lost spark while cranking with the starter. It fired right up with the hand crank though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Best way to scuff a clean head

"The water jackets looks pretty clean, no blocked ports so I should be OK there."


I've never seen blocked ports, but a lot of rusty crud settles in the rear bottom of the cooling chamber. Dig...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Cylinder Head Flatness

I'd want .002" or less across the width, and .004" or less along the length, and set .003" and .006" as the outer limits.
Remember, there is a lot of distance between the studs, beside the low...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,073
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Masking Carburetor

I've always greased small parts I don't want to get paint on.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: wheel stud - thread size please

I would buy a thread restoring tool rather than use a thread file or die, which both remove metal.
The thread restoring tool pushes the deformed metal back into place.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Electric wiper arms

LOL, that's a good one, but may well be true.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-13-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,425
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: I think my exhaust valves are burnt

Cancel the gasket order and buy the copper head gasket, so you won't have to pull the head again to replace the bad silicone gasket.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,064
Posted By Tom Wesenberg
Re: Help me identify engine noise?

Could it be the starter drive pinion moving forward and hitting the flywheel teeth?


Very unlikely, but never say never.
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