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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By 31 Vicky
Re: coil

I have used the Pertronix 3 ohm oil filled coil with 12 volts for a number of miles without issue. The Pertronix oil filled coil is designed to operate in any orientation, including the Model A...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 02:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By 31 Vicky
Re: 180 Degree Thermostat "Hunting"

I was only able to get the 185 degree thermostat to work correctly in a pressurized system. The 160 degree performed well in a non-pressurized system.

A's Always Dave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-30-2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By 31 Vicky
Re: How do you lock a 31 Victoria?

The drivers side interior door release handle is pushed forward, counter clockwise to lock.

A's Always
Dave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 891
Posted By 31 Vicky
Re: Trans Bearings

I have found that the rear bearing with just one seal doesn't seal well even with the slinger in place. I am using a double sealed bearing and the level now stays up after extended touring.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-27-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By 31 Vicky
Re: Mechanic lock starter motor if 'pre-ignition'

Or always retard the spark when returning to idle before shutting off.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-24-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,221
Posted By 31 Vicky
Re: How Far In One Day?

On our trip to and from Dearborn we had a couple of 500 miles days, figuring that was as long as we wanted to go in a day. In the past we have done some longer days, but now 400 to 500 miles seem...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-01-2019, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By 31 Vicky
Re: red line products

We sell a line of synthetic race oils from very low viscosity to top fuel 70Wt, though our main business are street products. Model A engines will certainly tolerate a range of viscosities, I use...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By 31 Vicky
Re: Float a motors

Duplicate post
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By 31 Vicky
Talking Re: Float a motors

Jim, that sounds like the voice of experience? :D
On at tour I followed a smoking car. The pin had fallen in the crossmember! Talk about living right!!

A's Always
Dave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By 31 Vicky
Re: Water pump ?

The front bearing with the fan off you can see the seal on the ball bearing. The rear is more difficult, the pump needs to be pulled, you can see the Rupert machined bearing and seal holder.

A's...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By 31 Vicky
Re: red line products

I use Red Line products exclusively in our Model A's and work in tech support.
We offer an 80W250 gear oil, a modern equivalent viscosity to the old 600W, used in our transmission. The ShockProof...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By 31 Vicky
Re: Bob Drakes universal joint

I am using a Drake needle bearing universal joint, seems to be performing well. It uses sealed needle bearings, only the spline and torque tube mount need occasional grease. About 15000 miles or so. ...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By 31 Vicky
Re: Hot 4 Banger radiator question

I have a similar set up, I am using the Brassworks pressurized radiator with the expansion tank between the shell, slick setup. With the Vintage Precision 185 thermostat it operates between 180 and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,715
Posted By 31 Vicky
Re: National meet Dearborn

We are leaving Saturday from California in our Victoria. That sounds like an interesting and beneficial seminar, are there still spaces available?

A's Always Dave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By 31 Vicky
Re: Winfield Vibration Neutralizer

Yes I could thought might not fit the hub pattern.
We went with this unit to move some mass forward on the crank.

A's Always Dave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By 31 Vicky
Re: Winfield Vibration Neutralizer

Thanks Jim,

The number I had was a fax, so had one of the girls at work help me send a fax today!
I will try that number tomorrow. If I need to I can just reassemble it so we can get on the road...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-26-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By 31 Vicky
Winfield Vibration Neutralizer

I am looking for a rebuild kit for the Neutralizer or a contact for the manufacturer, Speciality Ford Parts/Antique Parts Co.? After 65000 miles the studs have loosened and the rubber bushings...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By 31 Vicky
Re: 4 Blade Fan Removal

I would use the fan remover nut sold by the suppliers. Sit with the pump between your knees with the fan resting on your legs. Remove the castle nut and install the remover, thread it most of the way...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,229
Posted By 31 Vicky
Re: rubber parts

Not to hijack the post but is anyone aware of a better source for the Victoria front window track? The ones that are available are not correct, the felt deteriorates and the bonding sticks to the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-24-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,420
Posted By 31 Vicky
Re: Bad manifold gaskets

I have had bad luck with all the manifold gaskets except the steel impregnated, waffle pattern. These last well and don't burn out.

A's Always
Dave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-18-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By 31 Vicky
Re: Rear Motor Mount Safety Wire

I try to add a twist between the two bolts, it is difficult get in there with wire twist pliers. My thought is to connect something between the two.

A's Always
Dave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-16-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,798
Posted By 31 Vicky
Re: Slow leak

Dave, you are probably lucky with only 4lbs/month...Well sorta lucky.
Many Coker tubes split down the seam and all the air fell out!

A's Always
Dave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2018, 02:04 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 17,759
Posted By 31 Vicky
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

65 years old
Most days feel like 85...

A's Always Dave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-08-2018, 01:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,106
Posted By 31 Vicky
Re: Wiring help

And install the A&L brake light switch.
The other available switch can fail by shorting to ground!

A's Always Dave
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,824
Posted By 31 Vicky
Re: Water pump to buy?

Thanks Jim, that is good news!

A's Always Dave
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