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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 714
Posted By eagle
Re: Interesting Comments about you Ride

"My grandpa had a car just Exactly like that,....except I think it was a dodge"
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By eagle
Re: Wheel color choice??

Straw yellow would look great. Opinion
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By eagle
Re: battery power loss mystery

First off, try another charger for a few hours. If voltage comes back up, then there's a possibility it may still be ok. Chances are though, it likely needing replacement. Some maintainers run too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 792
Posted By eagle
Re: No air filter . . .

I have an original aftermarket Airmaze on mine. I also run a fiber filter over that. Its amazing how dirty it gets. Doesnt affect the mixture at all that I can detect. When I clean it I think about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By eagle
Re: Checking generator output

Double the voltage to give you a reference to a 12v system. 6.9V x 2 = 13.8V That'll be just fine, I don't care who you are! :)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-10-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By eagle
Re: Shade tree test

A decent quality voltmeter will tell you volumes about the condition of the charging system and battery. Check battery voltage before you start the car, engine running at idle speed, engine RPM at...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,001
Posted By eagle
Re: 6V to 12V conversion

I do not plan to convert mine, everything works well at 6V. However, I also see there would be advantages to running 12v neg gnd if you wanted to add accessories. Mine'll stay as is, but I certainly...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By eagle
Re: Engine Oil consumption

I change about every 1000 miles. Can't see any change on the dipstick at that interval. I fill it to the full mark. Doesn't really leak though, just enough to get oily on the bottom, not enough to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,061
Posted By eagle
Re: 700 RPM's ??

Better yet, put a voltage regulator in and forget about the generator AND the battery. It'll take good care of them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-31-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,243
Posted By eagle
Re: Toyota chassis

The trouble is, it will be a TON of work and when it is done it will be worth less than if you had just repaired the original. So many of the modern "improvements" are that way. If you stay within...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-28-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By eagle
Re: Lug nuts

Rather than concentrate on getting them so tight, just check them every so often. Just takes a minute or two.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-25-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By eagle
Re: Charging to much

Your going to have to take some accurate voltage readings in order to make any informed decisions about what is going on. Check battery with car off, idling, and driving rpm.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By eagle
Re: Buyer beware on another repro part

Sometimes a person is asked to use their own thinking a bit when repairing things. A simple careful look is all that's needed. Where I used to work as an electronics service tech we referred...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-20-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By eagle
Re: Battery

Go to a farm store and buy a 6v tractor battery. Low priced, good quality. Around here I can get one for about $45.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By eagle
Re: Front hydraulic brake conversion.

Is this the rig that you want to go 1.5mph in? Shouldnt take much braking to stop that. Maybe im confusing posters.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,390
Posted By eagle
Re: '29 A Town Sedan, over heating

If it was my problem here's how I would address it. 1st check head torque. 2nd make sure your timing is correct, quick test is run it down the road at a good pull, if you pull the lever down all the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-11-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,827
Posted By eagle
Re: not your average coupe

Almost as much salt as a Minnesota hwy in January!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By eagle
Re: Engine no run

If you use ether be very very sparing. You will kill the spark plugs. I'd never use it. If you must use something, WD40 works better.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By eagle
Re: Engine no run

He's got compression in 3 out of 4. Pull the valve cover off, you can see the valves. I concur with the earlier diagnosis, likely a stuck intake valve. Not a difficult thing to diagnose or repair.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By eagle
Re: transmission oil

Lucas oil stabilizer works GREAT. Transmission is silent and smooth shifting. Great improvement over the 600w the vendors sell.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By eagle
Re: Ven Plate

If you know that the car is legally titled with a certain VIN, you can stamp that number in a suitable location yourself.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By eagle
Re: Battery Discharge

With an issue like you are having, it would be best to disconnect the battery. Draining a battery down is very hard on them, plus you could have a fire, and that will be hard on a lot of things!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,528
Posted By eagle
Re: misdiagnosis based on assumptions

Moral of story...Never make a diagnosis until you have ALL the facts.
Now THERE is a lesson for Fordbarn. So many times broad claims are made based on very very thin evidence and the poor sod who...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-27-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,588
Posted By eagle
Re: Take a gander at this.

His or her neck must be sore by the time they reach their destination from craning to see in front
You don't look "out the front" you look along the side and downward when taking off or landing....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By eagle
Re: which radiator

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR1.TRC0.A0.H0.X1929+ford+model+a+radiator.TRS0&_nkw=1929+ford+model+a+radiator&_sacat=0
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