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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By Ak Sourdough
Re: Is there such a thing as a 6 volt heater?

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xvintage++heater.TRS0&_nkw=vintage++heater&_sacat=6000&LH_TitleDesc=0&_osacat=6000&_odkw=6v+heater
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By Ak Sourdough
Re: Backfire or popping when going down hill

A lot of guys will have a lot of complicated answers for you, but if you richen your idle mixture screw the popping will stop.



I learned this on a Briggs and Stratton powered minibike when I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-01-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,435
Posted By Ak Sourdough
Re: Cotter pins

There are many grades of stainless bolts, just as there are with steel bolts. The ones you get at the big box store are usually as soft as a grade 2 steel bolt. You get what you pay for and stainless...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 02:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By Ak Sourdough
Re: Drain plug

My first choice would be an 8 point socket to fit the square head of the plug and an impact wrench. Hopefully the square isn't all rounded over from removal attempts. If it is, a pipe wrench is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-23-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By Ak Sourdough
Re: Model A Volt Meter

Thanks badpuppy, that might work. I'll contact them and see if they'll give me the diameter and depth. I might be able to attach that big flange to the back of my panel with some thick gooey double...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-21-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By Ak Sourdough
Model A Volt Meter

Does anyone know of a volt meter made for 6 volt + ground systems that will fit the Model A panel and look vintage?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-19-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,344
Posted By Ak Sourdough
Re: Patina makes this too good to restore?

With that much rust, it's likely the tires were rotted to rags. A couple new nuts too.



If it were mine, I'd continue with mechanical repairs and leave it basically original, but see that it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-11-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,259
Posted By Ak Sourdough
Re: Max Compression Ratio

Having raced Sprint Cars for 10 years in the 80's, my understanding of alcohol fuel is that it is very easy on the bottom end of an engine. Here's how it was explained to me and seems to be true.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,574
Posted By Ak Sourdough
Re: How do you stop vapor lock?

Another thought I just had would be to run the fuel line as directly (short) as possible to the carburetor as you can and eliminate any humps in the line. That way it may be possible for any vapor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,574
Posted By Ak Sourdough
Re: How do you stop vapor lock?

The insulation value of spruce wood (log house or cabin) is around R1.5 per inch of thickness compared to fiberglass at around R3.1 and foam from around R3 to R7 depending on the type of foam. Nearly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,087
Posted By Ak Sourdough
Re: Long lost prototype

Looks to me like you could shift from either side of the firewall.
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