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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 88
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Rear spring shackle

You're right, I typed 9/16 and thought 7/16:rolleyes:
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 88
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Rear spring shackle

The problem (or maybe not a problem) is that the shackle pin is maybe 9/16" and the bore of the bushing is over 1/2".



I installed those same shackles and was not impressed with the fit of the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: BackFlushing Radiator and Engine

What I did that made a huge difference, 30CCPU basically said above. First I filled the cooling system with distilled water and added a tab of dishwasher detergent to degrease. Ran it for a couple...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,335
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

They just didn't cut it in my opinion. Bright but unfocused and even with a dedicated ground I would get flickering and occasionally a light would cutout completely. Never had that problem with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,335
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

Just remembered another. Was driving home from chauffeuring a wedding and decided to turn on the dash light to check my speed. Turned it on and immediately lost all lights and engine... then I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,335
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Biggest scare in a Model A

Scariest moment I've had was this past June coming home at night I hit a deer. I had just switched from LED bulbs back to the 50/32s and hadn't readjusted the height of the beam so it was low... if I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Synthetic 680

Previous owner could have put in who knows what. I think a club member may have sold a '30 Pickup recently. PM me and I may know more details.


In any case, I would order a quart of 600W from...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Synthetic 680

By all means give it a shot. But, like redmodelt, I haven't had any trouble with the 600W from the vendors. I've been using Brattons with good results. What supplier did you get yours from?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Tail light / Switch Issues

My immediate thought is that you have bad grounds on the passenger side tail light. A quick check would be to run a jumper from the tail light housing to a good ground.



I would be checking the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: steering stabilizer

Mine will be coming off when I rebuild the front end and steering box over the winter. My front end is on the loose side of acceptable currently and the stabilizer gives me peace of mind.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Gear Tooth Pitting

That gear also has a lot of wear from clashing the teeth. The first gear section on my old cluster had about that much wear. Found a good used one from a club member, they are out there. I wouldn't...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-08-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Reliability

If the car is running and driving I would first start with steering and brakes. Take it all back to Ford specs or pursue any of the many "upgrade" options. Properly done though, stock brakes and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 506
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Trans oil leaking from speedo housing

Transmission takes about half a quart so it'll definitely be looking for a way out if you put in a quart.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Which 2 tooth steering make to use?

If you change the worm and races can you use either box?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-30-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Radius rod ball rubber cover mod

Thatís one reason I think a lot of people have bad opinions of the rubber ball. If the radius ball is already worn the rubber wonít fit as tightly and youíll probably still get unwanted movement of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,008
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: No nut manifold clamp

Haven't heard of or seen it. Can you post a link?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Weight of complete transmission and bell housing

It might be 75lbs but I think it's a little lighter. I'm not a big guy but I picked up the assembly, got it through the passenger door and installed it by myself. One hand in the inspection cover...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 1931 Roadster

Yeah, can't say I've ever seen a standard 30-31 roadster. Lots and lots of deluxe and deluxified though.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-26-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,437
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: How Far In One Day?

That is fantastic. You could write a book.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By ryanheacox
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,071
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Repolarize generator

Yep, if it won't motor odds are very good it also won't generate.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-25-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,228
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: My 1st decent drive of Model A and discussion

I doubled up O-rings on my motometer and now it seals tight and any extra water goes out the overflow instead of all over my windshield.

I also agree about sticking with the stock non-synchro...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,071
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Repolarize generator

Just from one terminal of the cutout to the other.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,437
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: How Far In One Day?

I'm also planning on going to the 2020 NE meet. Just checked the GPS and with no interstates it'll be a 299 mile trip. It'll be my longest trek by far. We'll see how it goes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Crankshaft Alignment/Transmission Problem

Before you go ripping the transmission out, was the shift tower part of the rebuilt transmission? Take it off and check for excessive wear in the forks and on the ball.
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