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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 480
Posted By mike657894
Re: Battery connector corroding

My car was needing battery post cleaning constantly. My cable from battery to starter was way too small. It had a fat insulator that fooled me. Somewhere you may be getting necked down or restricted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By mike657894
Re: Tires

Many factors. If you can afford it do it on the best new rubber. I've lived on both ends of the spectrum. The one end will have you doing tire work on the side of the road. The other may save you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By mike657894
Re: commercial color list for 1929

this web site has a listing for ford for 29 http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcodedisplay.cgi?year=1929&manuf=Ford
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By mike657894
Re: Hand throttle notches

get some needle files and recut the grooves. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-10-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 896
Posted By mike657894
Re: Kangaroo fuel.

Surging sounds electrical. If you think its the lack of a foot rest. Use the hand throttle. How does it run through the gears full throttle? Whats the history on your coil and distributor?

Edit....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By mike657894
Re: Driver

never pay asking price. looks solid and the stuff on the body would wipe off with reducer. or stripper if stubborn.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By mike657894
Re: automatic transmisson

Im thinking ive heard th350 conversion.

edit found a thread about torque flight https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=157569&highlight=art+moore


Just found a page selling two types....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-27-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,212
Posted By mike657894
Re: Missing Valve seat

I have a very late 1940 diamond block it has just exhaust hardened seats. when I put new valves in the hardened seats were pretty much a drop in. the intakes needed about .030 of the stems to fit...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-19-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 974
Posted By mike657894
Re: Clutch stuck

It sounds to me as well that the collar is stuck. The zerk lubes the slide action of the collar. may get grease to the throw out, But the one I just installed from macs is sealed. Zerks can clog. On...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-17-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,190
Posted By mike657894
Re: Ok, I've got a question for the Northerners....long.

Dont worry about the salt jumping from the daily to the A. Im in michigan, road looks dry out side. you could take a ride up and down your street with no worry of salting your car. Its the wet slurry...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-13-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By mike657894
Re: Amount of oil remaining in the engine

I thought the accepted amount was 1/2 a qaurt(32oz/.946 liters) or 16ish ounces near to a half a liter. How did rotating the engine get more oil out of the plug? I was expecting you to have pulled...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-12-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By mike657894
Re: time for new starter brushes I suppose

I recently had to use a post brush on my battery posts. And a month later I was running bad due to the grounds being loose or needing a good scratching.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-10-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By mike657894
Re: Welch plug for carb

Ive found one place carrying a plug for tilotson. About half way down page. I bought a box of carbs and need to get a few plugs. havent ordered yet....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-08-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,726
Posted By mike657894
Re: High compression head choice.

putting more pressure in the cylinder may put more stress on the bottom end.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By mike657894
Re: Spring shackle bushings: Rubber or original?

Many vehicles use rubber. And yes they fall apart after 20 years(of road use). I would think they would need bigger holes or smaller pins or would be weak if they were as thin as the bushings. I put...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-01-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,379
Posted By mike657894
Re: Quick question

Ive gone full original. No filter at all. If my engines makes it to breakage due to ingested dust I will feel mighty accomplished. Ive got a fresh bore. Found .017 off of stock bore when I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-25-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By mike657894
Re: doodlebug

probably nothing. farmers(everyone becomes a farmer once on a tractor.) can drive tractors on roads. seemed we put slow moving vehicle signs on trailers and water tanks but never the tractor. My...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-24-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By mike657894
Re: Shackle Bore Alignment

I hook up everything except the last shackle and use the spare tire jack from a truck and a block of 4x4. that spring doesnt weigh as much as a truck. spins easy. travels right over. lift the axle...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-22-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,325
Posted By mike657894
Re: Generator vs Alternator

I have seen a picture demonstration of properly adjusted stock lights with nicely polished reflectors and they gave good view down the road. And my lights being out of focus looked like the bad...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-21-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,452
Posted By mike657894
Re: Roadster Project

get your stock engine running good first before getting speed parts. Im waiting on a new dizzy to correct a bent shaft that makes #4 miss. Im hoping for 60mph I have had 57(per gps) as my current top...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,224
Posted By mike657894
Re: Bud Vase bracket

I got an ancient 3d printer.....made by bridgeport.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By mike657894
Re: Off topic vehy

total scam. that check will clear. the scammers steal checking numbers and accounts and this is how they drain those accounts. after the theft is noticed that clear gets reversed and you are out for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-18-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By mike657894
Re: No Spark . . . not going!

My car passes all other tests and runs different levels of bad when the grounds rattle loose or get corroded. Also suffers from slightly dirty battery posts and clamps that look like they should...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,995
Posted By mike657894
Re: Head Bolt Torque-Hot or Cold?

torque numbers are always cold. because the first time or in factory. the engine is off so its cold.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By mike657894
Re: Rear Shocks

yeah i got some on the rear. https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=4536&pictureid=38526https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=4536&pictureid=38525 here is the thread i made...
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