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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 864
Posted By Corley
Re: Making an A axle steer easier

With the weight off of the wheels, you are only going to feel resistance from the steering components, and not the tire scrub resistance. (Note that this won't tell you much about the kingpin thrust...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By Corley
Re: Is there such a thing as a 6 volt heater?

Get a under the seat hot water heater from an old car. They are only about 2" tall, and throw plenty of heat.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,532
Posted By Corley
Re: Cracked Block

Don't tell the new car manufacturers this, they will have to stop using all those plastic parts in newer engines.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 864
Posted By Corley
Re: Making an A axle steer easier

First off, you have done a beautiful job on your creation. I appreciate your creativity.

Steer easier? Lub the crap out of it, test with the weight removed from the wheels to find out if the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,133
Posted By Corley
Re: Oil for model a+ t

For the A, I simply go to Walmart and grab whatever is cheapest. I save the good stuff $$ for my newer higher performance vehicles. I change it once a year, since I only drive her about 1k miles a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-31-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By Corley
Re: Sagging Front Spring.

You may find the steering is much better after installing the new spring. When the shackles are almost vertical, the car car swing from side to side over the axle, and cause instability as it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-03-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,448
Posted By Corley
Re: What's the most absurb advice you've received in the old car hobby?

"You are an idiot if you modify your model A in any way."

The bad news: 99.9% of us are therefore "idiots".

The good news: Being an idiot explains a lot of things I've done over the years!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,749
Posted By Corley
Re: points burning out on the Model A distributer

The whole purpose of the condenser is to act as a buffer for the counter emf of the coil, and protect the points from arcing and burning. As the points open, the surge of current needs a place to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,035
Posted By Corley
Re: Marvel's Mystery Oil

Unfair to list this way! This implies equal parts of each, not the overwhelming amounts of distillates and solvents, and minute amounts of the others. You need to specify percentages, and the last...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,373
Posted By Corley
Re: babbit tolerance? .000?

Love to see that Hagerty engine torn down after the tow and run-in to inspect what's going on with those bearings. Obviously, this is an area of differing opinions on what is acceptable...

Based...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,360
Posted By Corley
Re: Scary ... What the hell happened ?

Think about it this way. If you have the slightest slack in anything in the front end, and you have zero toe in/out, then the slack can flop back and forth unblocked. If you put in a bit of toe in,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-15-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,255
Posted By Corley
Re: STP and Transmission: any negative experience ?

I've had a ton of these trans apart over the years, and found them filed with everything from light weight motor oil to almost axle grease. I can't honestly say that any failure I've seen was due to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-11-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
Posted By Corley
Re: HF infrared gun reviews

Keep in mind that those measure the temp of radiated heat waves. Different colors radiate differently, as do irregular surfaces. Black is the best color to measure.

Just a warning, you might...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By Corley
Re: Starter Issues and smoke?

Actually, since apparently you tried starting it for quite a while after it locked up, until it smoked, you are very lucky that the starter still works. You could have easily burned through the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-13-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By Corley
Re: Starter Issues and smoke?

Did it make a clunk when you first tried to start it, then nothing? If so, your Bendix may have jammed in the ring gear. Subsequent attempts to start it caused the stuck starter to overheat and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-31-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,108
Posted By Corley
Re: Tom Endy

Some heal slowly, some fast. When I had my heart attack and quintuple bypass, I was installing a roof on my new house. 1 month later, I was back on the roof finishing the job. It took another...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,108
Posted By Corley
Re: Tom Endy

I've never met Tom, nor had any exchanges with him. But the thing that impresses me so much about him is that he never gives any "shoot from the hip" answers, but always researches and knows his...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,519
Posted By Corley
Re: Gas Shutoff Valve

OR, if you don't want to be bothered with fixing those items, and would like to never have to turn off the fuel shut off valve again, just install an electric fuel shut off in the gas line. Turns...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,990
Posted By Corley
Re: Tig welding door panel questions

Off topic, but what's the deal with those wooden spoke wheels?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-20-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,248
Posted By Corley
Re: so this just happened....

Dennis, Really, don't be afraid of tearing into a model A trans, they are about as simple and fool proof as any mechanical device can be. Yeah, it's going to be a bit greasy and dirty, and you will...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-17-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,721
Posted By Corley
Re: Improved steering box choices

Elvira (mostly stock '28 tudor) has the F100 box, and it is a lot better than the stock box, but not even close to nervona. My '29 CCPU has a Suzuki Samurai box in a cross steer configuration, which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-12-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By Corley
Re: Proportioner on Hydraulic Brakes?

To determine need for the valve, just do a few panic stops with someone watching your wheels. If your rear wheels lock up before the fronts, then you should install a proportioning valve in the line...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,691
Posted By Corley
Re: Did you read the blog about the issues with the Judging Standards

Why should your rules apply to everyone else's game?

Maybe we will get along better if people stop trying to apply your baseball rules to my basketball game. Both games use a ball (the model A),...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,691
Posted By Corley
Re: Did you read the blog about the issues with the Judging Standards

Gee Dick, you managed to summarize my summary down to one absolutely accurate sentence. Good on you!

And with it put so succinctly, it is really something to think about. Thank you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-11-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,691
Posted By Corley
Re: Did you read the blog about the issues with the Judging Standards

I have to say that the OP is most certainly either interpreting the blog post very differently than I did when I read it, or is perhaps not open to "restoration" differences. Either way, what I...
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