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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By eagle
Re: curved-handle adjustable wrenches (not 'A')

Some of the old wrenches had curly cues and aesthetic decorations on them and built into them. The curved wrenches maybe are just an aesthetic thing? If you'll look at some of the old old farm...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By eagle
Re: Oh shoot...

If you drill it to the proper size and are careful there is no reason that you will ruin the tap. I'd concentrate on getting out the broken bolt. Drill undersized first, being very careful to get it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By eagle
Re: curved-handle adjustable wrenches (not 'A')

Ive wondered the same thing. If you've ever tried to use them, you'll understand very quickly why they lost the evolutionary battle! I can see no reason for the curved hande, I hope someone with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By eagle
Re: Power shut-off switch

Just make sure the switch you use will not open with a bump from your foot, a tool, or etc accidentally. Remember, the battery is basically the voltage regulator on an A. Remove the battery and the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,389
Posted By eagle
Re: Mouse retardant - dryer sheets

Snakes don't like the scent of a cat nearby either.
Yeah, but neither do I!
Where I park the A for the winter has a gravel floor, I have a piece of plastic sheeting laid down, and pour a ring of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-16-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By eagle
Re: lug nut removal

Yes, and use a rattle wrench.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By eagle
Re: 6 volt Spartan horn on 12 volt system

Now MARK IT. When something is modified from original, unless its obvious, it should always be marked as such.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By eagle
Re: Convert horn 6 volt to 12 volt

If it is a 6v horn and its been run much on 12V, its going to need some repairs.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 702
Posted By eagle
Re: Gas mileage question

Your mileage sounds perfectly normal. Asking an A owner about mileage, top speed, etc is similar to fish stories; very little relationship to fact. :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By eagle
Re: Misses and pops

The FIRST thing to do is to try and determine if its a fuel or a spark issue. Obviously timing needs to be set correctly too. To check ballpark timing find top dead center compression stroke of first...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By eagle
Re: Starting Issue - Need Ideas!

Use a voltmeter to give you an idea about where the problem is. Put one lead on the + battery post, not the battery clamp, but the post itself. Then put the other lead on the case of the starter. If...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 440
Posted By eagle
Re: Motor does not pull properly, has no power ...

Three things I'd check: compression, clear unrestricted exhaust, and timing. You should be able to advance the ignition enough so the engine pings when pulling. Then retard just enough to stop...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,157
Posted By eagle
Re: Stymied

Use an unlit propane torch to check for intake leaks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-06-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By eagle
Re: Turn signal works ok when motor is off, but...

I prefer to run a good quality filter/suppressor. Any modern accessory is going to have trouble in a stock A. Once you have a nice clean filtered power source you can use it for other things. Also a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By eagle
Re: My Mileage

I keep an occasional eye on ALL my vehicle's MPG. Its often an early indicator of upcoming issues.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-02-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By eagle
Re: Full Trans lub now clashing gears

OP states the problem started when he added oil to transmission. I'd recommend draining the tranny lube, let it drain at least overnight to get as much slop/sludge out as possible, then fill with a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-01-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By eagle
Re: Turn signal works ok when motor is off, but...

THe problem you are having is from the noisy electrical system in a Model A. You need to install a filter in front of the power point for the light/flasher wiring. They are available from ebay or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By eagle
Re: trickle charger

I try to hook up a trickle charger maybe once a month or so during the winter. Leave it on overnight. By the way, the 12 volt wallwort power supplies that we all have laying around from dead...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By eagle
Re: Engine priming/oiling BEST ideas.

If the engine has been sitting dry for many years, I've filled the crankcase with oil, (full up to the top) slowly rotate crankshaft a couple times, then drain down and start. Probably not necessary...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-29-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By eagle
Re: My Mileage

Long term MPG vs trip MPG are different things. The OP MPG is very good. I have a stock 29 Fordor and average 15. Where I drive I pretty much have the road to myself so I cruise around 45 to 50 MPH.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,156
Posted By eagle
Re: Turn signal beeper or other solutions

Use a beeper of any kind that will work on 6 Volt. Lots of them on amazon or ebay for a couple bucks. Wire it ACROSS the normally closed flasher contacts. Make sure the polarity is correct.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By eagle
Re: Proper Operating Temp?

If everything is operating as it should be 50/50 antifreeze works just fine. Don't have to worry about freezing or corrosion. And yes, water will rust the block.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-27-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,620
Posted By eagle
Re: optima battery prices............

Prices for tractor batteries have went up substantially. The last one I bought was $39.99 a few years ago, now they are $64.99. If you take care of your battery it will last for 10+ years unless it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Posted By eagle
Re: Model A dies with throttle open

Sounds like a manifold leak. Take an LP torch, unlit, and direct the gas around the manifold gasket area while idling the engine. You'll hear the RPM increase if you have a leak.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-23-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By eagle
Re: 1931 Model A Roadster WIW

If all is as described, I'd say $6500 is a good price. Make sure all the small stuff is there. That can run you a lot of money to replace.
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