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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-08-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Still 46 shutter

If it’s entirely speed related, and not merely rpm, or load, maybe it’s drivetrain. Is there a way to back off the adjustment on individual brake drums, one at a time, to see if any are grabbing?
Forum: Early V8 05-19-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By Johnny Nitro
1939-48 single groove crank pulley

Thanks for looking!

I would also buy a dual pulley crank if thatís what you have.
Forum: Early V8 05-19-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By Johnny Nitro
1939-48 single groove pulley

Thanks for looking!

I would also buy a dual pulley crank if thatís what you have.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-10-2021, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Gearboxes a mystery? Mart lifts the lid on the 39 Ford 3 speed. A Sunday quickie.

Ah, Mart! So, thatís you. I never put two-and-two together. Love your vids. Keep Ďme coming.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 598
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: peotone swap meet

Dang! I wish I would have known.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,382
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Is it normal to build an engine test stand?

Funny, I just got done slapping one together for my first flattie. Iím terrible at welding, but it works!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-09-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-20-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Steel Wheels

I’ve always heard the raised rib on the stock drums won’t allow a later style wheel to seat properly eventually distorting the wheel. You can buy an adapter to put early style wheels on later drums,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Drag link too tight?

Thanks for your input!

I’m only using the end of the drag link that has any effect at all on length. I’m using a F1 steering box, and centered it according to instructions, and it ended up cocking...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Drag link too tight?

Iím trying to center my steering wheel by tightening the drag link end. Itís working, but I did have to tighten it quite a bit. Outside of accelerated wear, and possibly stiffer steering is there a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,087
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

Amen!

I am absolutely guilty of this. With all the time, and money Iíve spent ďimprovingĒ my A, I wish sometimes I had just left it the way Ďol Henry made it.

At the same time the compulsion...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,856
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: 4 inch drop axle, front for 31 A

I had Okie Joe drop, and stretch my stock front axle, reverse eye leaf, ‘32 spring perches, and ‘37 Willys tie rod ends, so I could use my stock tie rod. Oh, and a T rear spring
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 03:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Windwing sanding

Beautifully done
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Head Gasket

Thatís my method. Works every time...for me
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 03:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,121
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: How is it.........

As Jay Leno likes to say...”The air was cleaner back then”
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Model ďAĒ Bucking at 45 mph plus

Are you using gravity fed fuel, or the “B” engine’s fuel pump?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-03-2020, 10:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,694
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Independence Day

I drive my A everyday. The smiles, and waves have convinced me it spreads joy wherever we go. We meaning all of us. Happy 4th!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,729
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Is this head gasket seepage acceptable?

Pete,

Thanks for your insight.

12.0 cr! Why not 13.0?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Electrical Question ???

All I know is that leds are very sensitive to interference. Could be wired completely properly, but an outside source is causing the “misfire”. I’m sure a more systematic approach is prudent, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,453
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Temperature Gauge Leak

If I understand the probe is hitting the inside of the neck before the lip on it can be clamped between the nut, and adapter?

Try something like this for your size thread: AUTO METER 2271 Water...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,315
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Any electronic experts out there

Right now, I have a copper core ignition wire set. I believe itís 7mm. Modern ignition wires (although weíre at the point of coil on plug, so maybe not so modern anymore!) are designed to reduce...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-30-2020, 02:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,315
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Any electronic experts out there

I had the same problem with my turn signals. Put these on my plug wires, and it solved the problem. It’s only a stop gap until I can put together a larger suppression core ignition wire set.
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-29-2020, 02:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,729
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Is this head gasket seepage acceptable?

Thanks for all the responses.

I changed the head gasket to a “Best” brand copper gasket. Followed Brumfield guide (again), and even slathered the gasket with grease. So-far-so-good. I am using...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,729
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Is this head gasket seepage acceptable?

As flat as can be measured. The block was rebuilt by Antique Engines, and the head was machined before install.

Retorqued periodically (I would say twice after the initial install which included,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-19-2020, 01:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,342
Posted By Johnny Nitro
Re: Rich Bell passed away

Wow, to think he was born before the Model A.

By all accounts he lived a full life, and had an effect on thousands of people’s lives thru his passion for our hobby. I’ll definitely be raising a...
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