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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-18-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,352
Posted By Cave
Re: Powering a GPS with 6 volt.

Me too. No out of pocket because I already owned these... about $7 for the lead/outlet and a couple more for the USB adapter. Even though you're only putting in 6VDC (instead of the 12 it is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By Cave
Re: Toe-in tools - easy and accurate

Aretino, thank you. Any post will generate input from members with different perspectives. I have to say – the FORD BARN seems to be populated with a dedicated and respectful following. All of us...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By Cave
Re: Toe-in tools - easy and accurate

For clarification… or in defense… my setup is definitely “shade tree”, no expensive tools, no garage floor, just a reliable way to check toe-in in spite of not-perfect rims or squiggly tread. And I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By Cave
Re: Toe-in tools - easy and accurate

Square tubing... Lowe's, Home Depot, Amazon, etc.
Hack saw... see above
1/2" drill bit (for lug bolt hole)... ditto



And half an hour of your puttering time. Easy, peasy. (Peasy is a word?)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By Cave
Re: Toe-in tools - easy and accurate

The fit is really good... notice the way it sits on the rim in picture #2... they were only finger tight, no wrenching needed.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By Cave
Toe-in tools - easy and accurate

Toe-in tools… I rebuilt all steering components from the steering box to the wheel bearings and decided to re-set the toe-in since everything was rebuilt or new and the old slack was eliminated.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Cave
Re: Drag Link to Pitman Grease Seal 1930 Sport Coupe

This is from a guy who marched in cadence "go to my right, my left, my right" until all the pushups straightened me out... but I think Mickey meant 90 degrees.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 514
Posted By Cave
A couple shade tree handy tips...

Rose is a late '31 so I use a 6v fuel shutoff, but it gets pretty warm so I JB'd four aluminum heatsinks to it, helps keep it cooler. (I had to buy a box of them, so I still have 24 sinks left -...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-22-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,879
Posted By Cave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,415
Posted By Cave
Re: Electric Gas cut off

The Snyder economy solenoid is marked 6v 6w (which equals 1 amp).
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-16-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By Cave
Calculating engine RPM at idle

I was curious how to know my engine’s revs at idle. I tried a HF “photo” tach but was disappointed in ease of use and accuracy so I calculated my own numbers with simple math.

I measured...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By Cave
Re: carb man

I agree with the positive comments - he is an honorable fellow. I bought a M-S carb from him that makes Rose (my '31 coupe) fun to drive again... no stalling at unexpected times, more power on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,415
Posted By Cave
Re: Electric Gas cut off

This is the instruction sheet that came with my cut-off. It simply changes the switched wire on the coil from the ground (points) to the hot and then you can add the solenoid on that same switched...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,415
Posted By Cave
Re: Electric Gas cut off

I just happened to touch it and was quite surprised by its temp... and mine isn't next to the manifold, it's down at the carb inlet next to the hood louvers.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-12-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,415
Posted By Cave
Re: Electric Gas cut off

I've seen many favorable comments in several threads over the years so I installed the 6v one (Snyder's) and really like the convenience, but it seems to get hot (160-180F after just a few miles). ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-06-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By Cave
How to routinely clean engine?

How do you routinely clean your engine? I mean occasionally removing road dust and grime, not scouring off decades of crud or tanking a block.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-01-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,526
Posted By Cave
Re: Dumb is as dumb does

Another "oh-oh" moment - bolted up a Dodge flathead six, new pistons, bearings, you know the drill. Snugged up the pan, manifolds, ready to fire up and just before turning the key my towheaded son...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,407
Posted By Cave
Re: Keeping Tailgaters Off Your Back

397641


Works great, the only hand gestures it draws are waves... plus some smiles and laughs.



Easy to make, 1" and 2" rub on letters from Michaels (or similar) and a blank license plate.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-09-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 517
Posted By Cave
Brake adjustment - frustration - RESOLVED

Whew! The brakes are now right. The original problem was that they wouldn't adjust for smooth braking... a sort of "Goldilocks" problem, they were either way too tight or way too loose, no "just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-07-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By Cave
Re: Best Florida touring drives?

Totally agree on Bok Tower, take a picnic lunch. BY ALL MEANS take a roll "up" Spook Hill as long as you're in Lake Wales... it's only a spit and holler from Bok Tower! ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-17-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,407
Posted By Cave
Re: Keeping Tailgaters Off Your Back

Simply,
Great idea. Reflects your handle... Simply conveys a message!


Now, tell me how you posted pictures that display without the reader having to log in, I've asked before and was told it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,531
Posted By Cave
Re: Brake adjustment - Frustration

No, even with the shoes "free" - no springs, no connection to the arm the rods are bound. Tomorrow I pull them and mail them to Snyder's for evaluating. I'll post the end story when I know it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,531
Posted By Cave
Re: Brake adjustment - Frustration

Don, Jr. himself did the rebuild... all NEW drums, shoes, adjustment parts, springs... the only used parts were my backing plates and hubs. And even the hubs have new wheel studs swaged in. Snyder's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,531
Posted By Cave
Re: Brake adjustment - Frustration

Oh, they're greased! There's plenty of white grease.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-16-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,531
Posted By Cave
Re: Brake adjustment - Frustration

Update - more information but still no fix. I now find the same symptom on both front brakes, too. I pulled the drums off all four brakes and found out why the adjuster freewheels ccw - the brake...
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