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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Removed engine; some improvements?

I’d probably stick with the rope seal. Just make sure to soak it with oil and it should work well.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 934
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Gear ratio

I agree with Kurt, Patrick and Purdy. I know the stock ratio works well for me. Good power mid range, climbs hills nicely, and doesn't feel like it's working to hard even at 50-55. This is with a 5.5...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Removed engine; some improvements?

Also change the pilot bearing when you do the clutch. If the pressure plate has been balanced with the flywheel you might not want to change it unless it really needs it.

I would pull the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: New Radiator and Losing Coolant

When it's all warmed up it should run somewhere between 160-190.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-15-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: New Radiator and Losing Coolant

The motometer does read the steam or air temp in the radiator. I think it has been said here that the lag time can be as much as 5 minutes between the actual coolant temp and the temp reported on the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: New Radiator and Losing Coolant

Well, if you do, I'll be right there with you. Engine rebuilt last year, 5.5 head planed, torqued and retorqued, weeps around the head and looses antifreeze... I need to change the gasket before...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: New Radiator and Losing Coolant

How much water did you lose and do you know what temp it was running at? If the rebuilder used the "modern head gasket" I'd say that's your problem. Sadly they turn to goo when exposed to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,676
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Cracked Block

The Car Talk guys used to mention a product called Porter Seal when discussing crack repairs. Anyone ever use it/ is it still made?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,409
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: What spark plugs are you currently using?

Motorcraft TT10 for me. They run well but sure don’t look like the 3x’s.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 827
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Cold Weather Operation

I drove mine a couple times last winter when it was around 10-15 degrees. Covered the radiator halfway with cardboard and bundled up, I have no heater. Starting was fine, just took a little more...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 943
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: repro exhaust manifold

I don't have personal experience with them but have heard they are good quality. If you do get a new manifold you'll have to get it planed with your intake manifold to even the surfaces. You could...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Carb Rebuild

I have a gallon of Berrymans Chemdip that I use for all sorts of cruddy parts including my Zenith. Comes with a little parts basket inside. Seems like pretty nasty stuff but it works well. I think...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 841
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Update on transmission plug

x2 Especially with the dipper tray. I've seen videos of people using a quart of kerosene to flush their perfectly fine running engine... it made me cringe.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: AMP Meter Reading

Like everyone else has said, a slight discharge with the lights on is nothing to worry about. I will say, based on your response #3 it does sound like you have a regulator. A normal cutout should...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 841
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Update on transmission plug

As Jack says. Just fill with Kerosene and drain, maybe rock the car to slosh it if you want. I wouldn't drive it any distance without 600W in it. Also, when you say dirty what exactly do you mean?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 841
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Update on transmission plug

FWIW, Ford recommended flushing with Kerosene.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Replacing only the main leaf spring with a new one?

My opinion, obviously replacing the spring outright would be better and a longer lasting fix. Changing just the bottom leaf still leaves you with 9 old leaves on top of it.



However, if...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,654
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: What revs at 60MPH

I like this website for calculating RPMs and speed at a given RPM. http://www.grimmjeeper.com/gears.html



Like others, I don't think I'd want to cruise at 60 for many reasons. I did see if my...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Spark Plugs

I've never had a problem with the Motorcraft TT10s they're cheap and run well. Never fouled one.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-29-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Perch Pin Play...

Not sure of your location but if you want a good used axle, Bert's in Denver should have you covered. I wouldn't want to use any axle with any sort of play in the spring perch holes.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Logolites opinions

Anyone else have trouble opening that article?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 29 special coupe top and wood

Welcome! Here is a link that may help, http://fordwood.com/specbuscoupes.htm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Logolites opinions

Here is a long thread about them, https://fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=257456&highlight=logolites
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-28-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Water pump... Just grease or something else?

I thought the special thing about water pump grease is that it WOULD melt if it got into the cooling system? I could be wrong, can't remember where I heard that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: motor break in

In short, no. The distributor hole is sealed by the head gasket, all of the oil will end up in the valve chamber.


I'd say you have more odds of getting oil on top of the pistons if you have the...
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