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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 466
Posted By MikeK
Re: changing to 5.50 Bias Ply = changing to 3.54 ratio

One very slight problem with the above calculations- The measured diameter of a tire is not equivalent to the rolling diameter. Even for tires of the same size, this will vary between manufacturers,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-02-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,522
Posted By MikeK
Re: Odd Failure

Remove the switch from the top of the starter motor. Try a heavy jumper cable directly from the battery to the copper button on top of the motor. If the motor works disassemble the switch. Use a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-01-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,150
Posted By MikeK
Re: Cause of hot ignition coil?

Heat in a coil is also a function of 'dwell'. The less your point gap the more time the coil dwells in saturation mode, heating up from primary coil resistance. If you have a "B" dizzy cam it has a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-28-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,059
Posted By MikeK
Re: very rare body style

Front wheel drive with rear wheel steering- depending on how you look at it?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-26-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By MikeK
Re: Indian head shellac

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Many auto parts stores have it. Fooles in the hardware store may have it confused with amber and clear...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-25-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,009
Posted By MikeK
Re: How much weight in a attached trunk

You didn't say what brackets you now have holding that unusual (for an A) Packard trunk. Wouldn't be too hard to design and make up stronger brackets, or even an add-on bracket to what you now have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-24-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By MikeK
Re: Bubble balancer from HF?

You may find the springs too heavy for a Model A wheel and tire to compress. You definitely can't set a bare "A" wheel (rim only) on the one my neighbor has and get them to compress. If you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-18-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By MikeK
Re: What correct screws and/or fasteners are needed?

Headlamp focus screws. Originals had a head one wire size larger with a much thinner edge between the oval top and the countersink. They fit the indent in the shell perfectly. You can spot the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-14-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
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Views: 378
Posted By MikeK
Re: nut

If you have a Stewart-Warner horn the end of the armature has a left handed thread.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-08-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By MikeK
Re: Cylinder leak down test

That depends on your tester. If it has a true calibrated 0.040" orifice the mfg. instructions likely call for anything in the 50-100psi range. The % difference (not the mathematical subtraction...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-27-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,407
Posted By MikeK
Re: The Death Wobble Thing, Brakes

DHZIEMAN, Model A's tow quite nicely with the drag link disconnected, proving that nothing 'loose' in the steering linkage is related to the root cause of shimmy. Again, that is only a fix the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-26-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,407
Posted By MikeK
Re: The Death Wobble Thing, Brakes

I've posted this before and the question to me with "death wobble" is do you want to fix the symptom or do you want to fix the root problem? Ever wonder why one Model A with everything worn and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-04-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By MikeK
Re: Parts Washer

I had a Safety-Kleen large parts washer with a service contract in my foundry for 25 years. Every month they would come out with a 30 gallon drum of fresh fluid, pump out and clean the unit, replace...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-26-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By MikeK
Re: 1929 Roadster Flathead blower

He is "rustyrods" on the H.A.M.B. LINK (https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/1929-ford-roadster-super-charged-2-speed-rearend.1140806/)
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By MikeK
Re: Wheel Balance with Dyna Beads

You need something that flows easily while inside the tube and will not eventually deteriorate from friction against other particles and rubbing the inner tube. BB's- the copper plate rubs off then...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By MikeK
Re: Disappearing post

Start by checking "remember me" when you log in. There is no length limit I am aware of, and I have probably posted the longest replies, some several pages long! Yes, I have also lost a few and had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,078
Posted By MikeK
Re: Float a motor results

Good questions! Yes, you may be able to move that rubber cube by hand and may even need to secure it in place somehow. One thing I didn't get into was the gyroscopic forces from trying to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2019, 01:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,078
Posted By MikeK
Re: Float a motor results

I have FAM's in one of my A's. Very smooth on acceleration. The trade off is more primary I-4 imbalance felt at the top of the shift stick. Better than having it transferred to the frame. Since...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-11-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,324
Posted By MikeK
Re: A Chinese radiator in a Model A?!!!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I ain't beholden.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-08-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,287
Posted By MikeK
Re: Pronunciations

Languages always evolve, and not necessarily for the better.

The thought of pronouncing the name of a car body style like the name of a chicken habitat gives me the willies.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2019, 02:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By MikeK
Re: FYI - 6 Volt Bulbs

Badpuppy,


Thank you for starting this thread and posting that wonderful list of Model A lamps!

Sorry if things went a little off-track from original lamps because of my comments.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By MikeK
Re: FYI - 6 Volt Bulbs

An effective skew cap on RP11 envelope lamps that does not reduce any of the focused beam pattern can be made by attaching a 1" diameter anything to the top of the envelope with a little hi-temp...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-30-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By MikeK
Re: FYI - 6 Volt Bulbs

Badpuppy,

per SAE std. J573d Mar. 1918, rev. 12/68:
@6.4V (full charged lead antimony battery only@ 68F) all lamps at rated circular candlepower output were driven to 2725K:
21cp = 2.63A
32cp...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,895
Posted By MikeK
Re: LED Headlights

Just a point of clarity- "D.O.T." approval refers to specific combinations of reflectors/lenses and bulbs, NOT exactly bulbs or LED's themselves. That's why there are so many modern bases that are...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,895
Posted By MikeK
Re: LED Headlights

Lumens comparisons mean nothing if the output goes in the wrong direction.

The holy grail for any aftermarket headlamp is D.O.T. approval of the beam pattern. So far there are many claims but no...
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