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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-11-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,244
Posted By dpson
Re: Gas Shutoff/empty carburetor for overnight/long term parking.

My dad always ran the gas out of the carb on his Model A and I do the same, with no ill effects.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-27-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,657
Posted By dpson
Re: Anyone Know About This Car?

Also on Maine Craigslist:https://maine.craigslist.org/cto/d/yarmouth-1931-model-ford-victoria/6921200767.html
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-21-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By dpson
Re: Broken Manifold Bolt

If you do drill it out to install a helicoil you might want to use a drill guide to help ensure the drill is going in straight. Someone replaced a manifold stud on my Model A and got it crooked and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-14-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,139
Posted By dpson
Re: radiator failure

Just had the neck resoldered on my radiator. Had it done right by a professional at an old time radiator shop. My advice, pull the radiator and have it done right, then no worries down the road.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-10-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By dpson
Re: Oil change added 5 quarts

Speaking of oil at Walmart, is straight SAE 30 no longer available? I could only find it in a 5 quart HD diesel application, which I bought figuring it would do no harm (well, only to my wallet). No...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By dpson
Re: Head Nut Paint Question

Thanks for the replies.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-09-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By dpson
Head Nut Paint Question

Were the nuts that hold the head to the block painted at the factory?

The repros are cad plated is that correct?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-05-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 986
Posted By dpson
Re: new 30 roadster electrical...........

I think I saw your car on Craigslist, looked like a good buy.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-28-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By dpson
Re: Valve Noise

From what I understand the chassis this engine came out of was a long stalled restoration from the 1970's that never got finished and the coupe body and fenders were removed and sold to a hot-rodder...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By dpson
Valve Noise

As a follow up to my recent "Bent Valve" posting, in checking the valve clearances for the other seven valves (non-adjustable tappets), five were good ranging from .013 to .015, however valve #2...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-27-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,586
Posted By dpson
Re: Keeping Tailgaters Off Your Back

How about "Bastard on Board", that might slow them down...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-22-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By dpson
Re: Bent Intake Valve

Measured the valve clearances using the method in Les Andrews Handbook. Here are the results: #1-.052, #2-.025, #3-bent removed, #4-.015, #5-.014, #6-.013, #7-.015, #8-.015.

As can be seen valve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-21-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By dpson
Re: Bent Intake Valve

At first I thought that I might have bent the valve pulling the head, but was very careful not to pry on the valve side of the block due to chances of cracking something. I used a flat putty knife...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-20-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By dpson
Bent Intake Valve

Since changing engines in the Model A last summer from one in a running chassis there has been a clicking sound coming from the front of the engine that sounded like a valve out of adjustment....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-28-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By dpson
Re: Epping NH New England Dragway Auto Swap Meet

I was planning on going to the early V8 show in Fitchburg this morning but the weather was questionable last night so I bagged it. I heard that several vendors, such as Tams Model A, opted for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-18-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By dpson
Re: Intake Manifold to carb ears

I found only the higher priced "show car" two piece copper manifold gaskets fit well. All the others didn't seem to have the holes lined up properly.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,947
Posted By dpson
Re: Lots of great 34 Ford footage! Netflix Highwaymen

Watched the movie on Netflix last night. I didn't realize how good looking the 1933/34 Ford sedans are, now I want one!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-31-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By dpson
Re: Craigs List / Early "28" Chassis

I've been told that the front motor mount being integral with the frame crossmember was used only on the very early 28's like the one on detroit CL and it was changed to the independent front motor...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-07-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,072
Posted By dpson
Re: Question? Peened inner front wheel bearing

For those of us who haven't experienced this, why would someone peen or stake the inner wheel bearing to the spindle?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-25-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 966
Posted By dpson
Re: Emergency brake issues

Last year I bought all new rear brakes including complete backing plates, linings, drums and wheel bearings. Had a bitch of a time getting the drums on and ended up removing the new emergency brake...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,596
Posted By dpson
Re: Made in China transmission bearings

Well said, the Chinese are some of the hardest working most resourceful people you will find anywhere (they built much of the US railroad infrastructure 150 years ago that's still in use today). They...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,983
Posted By dpson
Re: Membership dropping, interest too???

I think part of the problem is that cars today are so much more comfortable, they pretty much all have power steering, power brakes, ABS, air conditioning, cruise control, hi tech sound systems,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-15-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,920
Posted By dpson
Re: Quick Point Gap Setting Tool

Those point setting tools have been around for years for Fords and other makes and models and work well. The .35 thickness of the setting device takes into account the thickness of the ring that...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,327
Posted By dpson
Re: Model A document holder

I don't know what other body styles have but on the 31 Roadster there are pockets in the kick panels (these are replacement kick panels that came with the interior kit from Mac's) where I store the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-09-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By dpson
Re: Alignment Question

Update: I just got a new tie-rod from Snyders and the threaded ends are 24 tpi (actual measurement), so to follow up on the previous discussion it appears that each full turn (360 degrees) of the tie...
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