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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,557
Posted By eagle
Re: What is a "reasonable" speed in a Model A for one to get "reasonable" engine life

Listen to your car. Mine runs easy at 45 to just under 50. Over 50 its starting to feel a bit frantic. Getting close to 60, she's in adrenalin mode. Why not stay in the sweet spot? Ive got lots of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,064
Posted By eagle
Re: Does your Model A overheat ?

I have repaired burned equipment. It's amazing how absolutely destructive a fire is on a vehicle or equipment.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By eagle
Re: Condenser check

Make sure your point gap hasn't closed up. Pull a spark plug strap off of a plug about a 1/4 inch and see if you have a nice hot steady spark. If its weak and or sporadic you may want to try a new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By eagle
Re: Crankshaft Pulley hot!

Are you running water or antifreeze? Antifreeze provides rust preventative and water pump lubricant. As long as it turns semi freely, start the engine and let it idle for a few minutes then pull the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,064
Posted By eagle
Re: Does your Model A overheat ?

Supposedly you CAN start a fire with superheated steam. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,088
Posted By eagle
Re: Oil Breather tube 20 inch flex tube

Maybe SHE needs the "breather tube". Seriously though, I have one on my A and I don't notice any oil fume smell in the car.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 697
Posted By eagle
Re: Aftermarket radiator cap.

I believe the original 28-29 radiator cap threads are 2 3/16 inch. If the cap you have is indeed 2 1/2 inch, it's not correct for an A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-14-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By eagle
Re: Knocking on start up

Its a simple matter to pull the pan and check it out. Should be done once in a while anyways. The bearings have wafer thin shims that you take out to tighten.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-12-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By eagle
Re: The Battery Game

I keep a simple 1/2 amp trickle charger connected to all of my vehicles. Every few weeks I plug them in for a day or two. Keeps the batteries in tip top condition.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By eagle
Re: It was the Condenser

If you lift a spark plug strap and watch the spark you can usually tell in a few seconds if its an ignition problem. Do it when its running good so you get a feel for what its supposed to look like.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,710
Posted By eagle
Re: Model A only runs 40 miles

Sounds to me like a timing issue. If you drop the timing all the way down does it ping? It should, lift it just enough to stop the pinging.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,507
Posted By eagle
Re: Post or not?

I'm curious as to how much weight savings does the aluminum head and block give you?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By eagle
Re: Smoking upon start up

Is it white smoke (coolant) black smoke (fuel) or blue smoke (oil)???
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-04-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By eagle
Re: 1929 model a ford motor

Either way, now would be a good time to pull the caps and check the bearing clearances. Plastigage works good for this. Make sure to mark them when you remove so you get them back on the right...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By eagle
Re: Slight high speed miss

Put some marvel mystery oil in the gas. ATF works too.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By eagle
Re: Mystery missfire .

With an updraught carb its not as easy. Run a hose into the container, put the other end of the hose into the carb throat, then hold your hand or a rag in the carb throat to make enough vacuum in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By eagle
Re: Mystery missfire .

Any resolution yet?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By eagle
Re: Mystery missfire .

As its idling, lift the #4 spark plug strap enough to watch the spark. Make sure its steady and hot. If the cylinder fires with the strap lifted then you likely have a plug issue.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-22-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By eagle
Re: mud coming out of my engine???????????

Mud???? Where is it coming from? What makes you call it mud? You need to give details and preferably pics or all you're going to get is a bunch of wild guesses which are useless.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,577
Posted By eagle
Re: Title goes with Frame or Engine?

FINALLY! Some common sense.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,127
Posted By eagle
Re: Pretty good car....

Now that right there's funny! I don't care who you are.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-02-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By eagle
Re: Carpet

I have no idea if they have JoAnn's Fabric where you live but that's where I got mine. 5 foot wide spools, roll off what you need. Nice quality carpet and a Model A is about the easiest car to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,998
Posted By eagle
Re: 1930 Roadster on ebay. Thoughts please.

One other thing to consider when buying a model A. Will you fit? I am 6' 4" and it is very uncomfortable and even dangerous to drive some models. My Fordor, with some seat and shifter mods is very...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By eagle
Re: Ammeter Flops to Full Discharge When Key On

Put an inline ammeter in the circuit and take an actual reading. So many of the replacement ammeters over the years have been junk. Even a good one gives a very general idea only.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 958
Posted By eagle
Re: Engine Knock at 2000 RPM

Aluminum timing gear can make a metallic rattle although I think it most likely starts at lower rpm. Is a motor mount loose or front pulley touching? Take a prybar to lift engine while running.
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