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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 823
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Sound deadening suggestions

Leave your wife home.:D
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Is a Horn Relay Necessary?

It ain't wrong if it works (I saw that on a T shirt).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Is a Horn Relay Necessary?

No a relay is not necessary but keep in mind that the horn draws several amps and the switch would need to handle the current. on the other hand the coil of a relay needs very little current and a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 657
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Battery charger????

This is what I used;


http://products.batterytender.com/Automotive/Battery-Tender-Junior-6V-1-25A-High-Efficiency.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Exploded view of light switch

This is what I have;
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-17-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: What did I just buy?

Homemade mixed year "tractor" often called a doodlebug.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Generator Motoring / Cutout sticking

You would have to open the "can" to see what happened. I for one would like to see pictures of the thing once the cover is off.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Master Cylinder & Left Hand Parking Brake on Early 28

There is a sister site to thins one that specializes in modified and hot rods. While good answers come here there might be additional information on the HAMB site.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Zenith float level ... Model A

http://www.modelabasics.com/carb%20basics%202.htm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Tudor pronunciation

two-door and four-door
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: AMP Meter Reading

Sounds like your system is working normally. The minus 2 amps are coming from the battery to assist the generator. I have driven for more than an hour with my ammeter reading the same as yours. When...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Roy Nacewicz bolts

"Just as a friendly reminder, we are still planning to start accepting orders for Roys hardware starting this coming Friday. While we are not fully operational yet for all his products we are slowly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Mysterious hole in valve chamber?

The black pipe on the outside of the engine from the valve cover to the block is indeed a oil return.


Where would the oil go when driving up a long hill?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: model a radiator

On a stock radiator, not a thing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,199
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Oil for model a+ t

If it gets your out on the road and driving with confidence use Rotella it won't your cars engine.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 617
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Timing? Coil? need help!

"The guy at Little Dearborn told me that the coil needed to be the right type, something with the resistor." True if you have 12 volts.


One without a resistor for 6 volts.


With the ignition...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,205
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: What do I need to do to get a reliable engine?

How much do you want to spend?


Stock engine
engine with inserts
oil filter partial or full flow
different cam
counterbalanced crank
lightened flywheel
v8 clutch
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,154
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-24-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,154
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: 6V versus 12V (stupid ques. I'm a newbie)

Keep it. Use the car a while and then decide what you want. There is no operational reason to change the voltage. Use the money you will save for gas.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,993
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: ROTELLA 15W 40 Oil

If you feel you need ZDDP,


"Shell Rotella T which is a conventional (mineral-based) oil that was originally formulated for diesel engines. Rotella T still contains 1,200 parts per million ZDDP,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-05-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,189
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Oil In My Water

Might sound stupid but do you have water in your oil? What did the oil look like when you changed it? Did it look like a chocolate milk shake?


What does the oil look like on your dip stick?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2019, 10:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 918
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Engine Oil Analysis

Another reason for x miles or x months which ever comes first.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 806
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: another project? our gas level gauge inop

Vendors also sell a brass float. https://www.mikes-afordable.com/product/A9313C.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,394
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: Every 500 Miles!??

We have better oil now with better additives so the 500 mile mark is a little out dated. But them again oil is cheap compared to a new engine.


Nobody will take your car away if you do it 500 or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,486
Posted By Mike V. Florida
Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

You need to change XYX to more "modern" parts to make the car really drivable.
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