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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-01-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 963
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Gears 1930 model A

Lou something that was has not been mentioned that will effect shifting is the temperature of the oil in the transmission.
When cold you will need to shift faster and then slow the act of shifting...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-30-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Black spark plug ooze

Not familiar with electronic ignition systems but I would think that it could be too advanced also.

Is it a high compression head?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Black spark plug ooze

Before you pull the pan make sure that the knock you hear isn't a ping from running too advanced.

Try running the spark lever a little bit at a time less advanced to see if the knock gets less or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-25-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Getting my A to idle

Is it idling too high?
Disconnect the linkage and see if it will close farther by hand.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-23-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 833
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Remove sludge from bottom of gas tank

Ummm... it's a gas tank.

:)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Removing rust from engine

Try to parkerize them. Wire brush, heat with a torch and quench them in used motor oil.

Did a couple today and they look pretty good. Not sure how long it will last but it's easy to do.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 833
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Remove sludge from bottom of gas tank

If your tank doesn't have a sealer this will certainly dissolve the crud on the bottom. Let it work for a couple of days and rock the car from side to side a few times while soaking it. Flush it with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-22-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Rear water pump grease fitting

Yep it's just a cap covering the grease zerk. Be very sparing with the grease you put into it as any excess goes into your coolant. IMO about a half pump is plenty once or twice a year.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-21-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Removing rust from engine

It looks to me that it probably had a water pump that was a chronic weeper for a long time to cause the rust.

If you are not willing to remove the engine for a refresh I agree with alexiskia that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-18-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Numbers on C-4 spark plugs

A mystery that may never be solved.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By 1crosscut
Numbers on C-4 spark plugs

I've started working on cleaning up some C-4 spark plugs. After taking several of them apart I've noticed that there are numbers towards the bases of the porcelain that are hidden when they are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-16-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,227
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: price on car

I don't like putting a number on other people treasures. The owner probably doesn't have a good feel for what the local market is on A's and could be hoping that a half dozen people throw numbers at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,612
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Head gasket?

On studs I use Indian Head shellac.

I like to wait about 24 hours after setting them into place before putting on the gasket and head. This allows the shellac set up a fair amount but still allows...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 968
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Evan's Coolant

Seems like a lot of money to do what a conventional coolant/distilled water mix does pretty well in a Model A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,612
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Head gasket?

I don't loosen them first. Others do.

Brent, perhaps I will install my next head without using the copper coat.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,612
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Head gasket?

Torque the water outlet studs to 55 lbs too. I don't use a gasket on the upper outlet fitting. I file both surfaces until they are flat, flat, flat. Then I put a very thin smear of silicone gasket...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By 1crosscut
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,348
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Iím wondering if my coil is going bad

[QUOTE=shew01;1950614]That would be wireS. Nothing (the coil wire nor the wires for the coil terminals) would reach. ;-)

Iím not firmly convinced I have a coil problem yet, which is why I posted....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By 1crosscut
Glue for generator wire wrap.

In Les Andrew's red book it states that one should wrap bare wires with a cotton thread and seal it with a heat resistant glue but doesn't say what glue to use. I've done searches on the Ford Barn...
Forum: Model-A 11-09-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Rusty Champion C-4 spark plugs (found some)

Found some.
Thanks to all that replied.
Dave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 20
Oil
Views: 948
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Oil

If you were to do a search you'd probably find that 10w 30w is most commonly used.
That is what I use.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,273
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: AAA for breakdowns in antique?

Early in the morning several years ago on the day I was scheduled for a colonoscopy my oldest son broke down a couple miles away from home at a busy intersection on his way to school. I had just...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,158
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: how to loosen stuck motor

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Really hard to get a good grasp of just how stuck the engine is with the limited amount of information you have provided. Knowing more would help.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-30-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By 1crosscut
Re: Noise from distributor

Could be your generator making the noise. Remove the fan belt and see if the noise goes away.
Forum: Model-A 10-30-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By 1crosscut
Rusty Champion C-4 spark plugs

I'm looking for a few well aged Champion C-4 spark plugs. Need to be good and rusty but not so much that they are pitted or rounded off. Stained porcelain is fine. If you have a few laying about in a...
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