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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Small circuit breaker heats and opens

At the min. you have a faulty breaker.


Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By 1930artdeco
Fine rust powder

Hi All,


After I get done with the valves I would like to soak the block and head with something to remove the rust powder so I can start with a clean block. Already cleaned the radiator out. I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 802
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Walter won't start !

You have lights and horn but does she crank? Check ground at the battery. Do you have a good battery? Just my 2 cents worth.


Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-11-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,468
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: 1 That never was!! Pretty neat pickup.

My grandfather was in the AAF in Hawaii (before being shipped out), I have pics of his buddies working on a 30-31 roadster. Not military livery but they were working on one on base. Who knows, maybe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-08-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: 4dr 1/4 window size

Early 31's were straight windows like yours. The slants came out half way through.


Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-07-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: 4dr 1/4 window size

Hi Dr. and welcome to the club. Great looking MURRY Townsedan you have there. They have smaller 1/4 windows than the BRIGGS bodies due to the different companies that designed them. In 31 Ford...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-05-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,167
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: New to Model A and Starter Question

Welcome and nice truck! Also, don't forget you have to have a solid ground or the the starter will turn slowly as well.

Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,158
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Air Filter

Bob-A, How does that snorkel not melt?


Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-04-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By 1930artdeco
Smile Ignition rebuild report

Hi All,




Just wanted to post about how great Dick Crabtree is when it comes to rebuilding Electrolock switches. I sent him my previously rebuilt/messed with switch and two weeks or so later...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-27-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: help identify what year "A" rear window

To me they look like 30/31 coupe-off the top of my head.


Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Spindle Kits

Joe, I am not sure what happened between the time I rebuilt the front end last and this time. The bushing I ordered would slip on the KP but when I installed them into the spindle I had to knock the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-26-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Spindle Kits

I just redid mine and I had to use an NOS kit as the bushings were to small for the bolts I had. Still not sure how that happened. But the bearings were USA made, not sure about the bushings.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Ok te water pump is....

When I pulled my radiator this is what I did-in the garage. Leave the lower hose and pipe on and attach a hose with one of the brass twist type sprayer heads on the hose to the faucet. Take some PVC...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: My brothers 29 AA tanker truck overheated w/ cherry red manifold

I burned all of the rust off my mustangs exhaust manifold once while driving to the coast. I found about an inch or so of slop in the timing chain. So that is my guess.


Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Engine saga continues....

Thanks Purdy. I emailed them and when I get done I will be good for another 5-10 years.

Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By 1930artdeco
Engine saga continues....

Ok engine gurus I need some advice. I went to lap the valves so took off the keepers (original style valves) and as a test I rocked the valves-and they rocked. So I decided to take them out as even...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Long term "A" Ownership

Does this count....I got mine in 95 for a college grad present. BUT, dad got her in 62 andrestored her in 69.

Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,202
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Newby with a question - Castor angle

Don't forget to check the steering balls. If they are out of round it will shimmy and jump like you said.


Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Can Anyone Identify the Heater Needed for This Manifold?

I have seen this style before but don't know the name. It might be a Director but I have a Director Special but it is solid and doesn't have a removable top. But then again it might be a different...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: SLOW starter

Just my 2 cents worth here:


1) Maybe not getting good current flow through the brushes
2) bent shaft
3) bad ground


I am NO electrical guru and welcome to the Barn!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,597
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Do you drive your A in the snow or stormy weather?

Drove my Townsedan in the rain once-and only once! It leaked so badly that my GF's daughter was in the back using paper towels to soak up water. Hopefully dad never finds out that I did that.......
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Blown HG results

I found mine at Egge out here in /ca. for about $58.


Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-05-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Blown HG results

Ok. Finally I think I got it-sorry I am a bit slow with different opinions being thrown around. But the 509 from Best is for the STOCK head. The 573 is for the 5.5/6.0 heads. I found those both in...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Blown HG results

Yeah I have the 5.5 head. That is why I am going with the 509 copper gasket.


Mike
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-04-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By 1930artdeco
Re: Blown HG results

Well I am going with a Best Gasket 509C and am into clean up mode now. I have a list of things I still need to do before things go back together.


Mike
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