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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Today, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,196
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: 12 volts instead of 6 volts?

Hi PalAL. Even tho I have had the Ron Francis 'Brite Bulbs' for a couple of years now, I have yet to re-wire the high beams. I don't drive much at night so I really don't use high beams. Right now I...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Identifying a high compression head

One thing I noticed is my 5.5 head from Snyder's is the H/C head physically smaller than an original.There was a thread that mentioned this a little while back. You do have to look close tho. Notice...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-24-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: 12 V alternator choice

I run a three wire on my '55 Ranchwagon. Easy to wire as Russ said and you can easily wire in an "Idiot Light".

I have a Power Gen on the Town Sedan. Way over kill in the amp output but I like it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: New reproduction rear hub and drum

I have had rear drums/hubs/studs from Bratton's for ~5 years, no problems.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,888
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: spark plug caps

Good thought. Please see my post #29. I put di-electric grease in my caps to prevent moisture from getting under and the d-electric grease will also prevent any zapping to bypass the sparkler.

FYI...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,196
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: 12 volts instead of 6 volts?

As some have said "there is no need to switch to 12v".

But I agree with Purdy. I too use a Pertronix 12v Flamethrower. And I find it easier to find 12v bulbs, either LED or incandescent. I run...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-23-2020, 02:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,888
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: spark plug caps

Katy, it takes a standard 1" X 30" belt.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 887
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Adding Guages

HAHA, Oh hell no. Not mine. I saw that on the net somewhere and grabbed a picture of it. Vic, I have seen that type of mount for sale at Hot Rod Shops. Try maybe Speedway Motors? They have numerous...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 887
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Adding Guages

Hoz about something like THIS?

https://live.staticflickr.com/1761/43101806011_4d32dcae08.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-22-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Oil - again

Valvoline VR1 Racing Oil already has high amounts of Zinc and Phosphorus. Adding ZDDP + is not needed and a waste of money.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-21-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,888
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: spark plug caps

HAHA, extremely HIGH tech. I turned the copper cap upside down on a spark plug and used the brass knurled nut to hold it in place so I could use the spark plug as a handle. Then I slowly sanded it on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,888
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: spark plug caps

3X compaired to W18. The W18 has a slightly shortened copper cap to expose rib.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49562170761_5eaacf83ea.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-20-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,888
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: spark plug caps

I did experiment with the length but decided I liked the longer one better. When you shorten it the 'ribs' on the porcelain show and IMO it looks better with the ribs covered. The 'rib' do show on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,421
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Hood prop on Ebay going nuts.

This one? https://www.ebay.com/itm/HOOD-PROP-ROD-KIT-BUTTERFLY-4-PIECE-HOOD-KIT-CHROME-HOT-ROD-COUPE-RAT-SCTA/303483089437?fits=Model%3AModel+A&hash=item46a900721d:g:hEoAAOSwwJ1eQtH4
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,108
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Harbor Freight tape measures come up short

Those were the days. Now you can't find anyone in Sears to talk to in the first place and when you do they wouldn't have any idea how to use a tape measure if you took it off their own shelf and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: how do I put an oil filter syson my 1928 tudor fordr

Another big learning tool is the FREE catalogs the Vendors give away. Lots of good info in them and you can familiarize yourself with parts and proper names for them. Some of the Vendors have info on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-18-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: how do I put an oil filter syson my 1928 tudor fordr

Good morning and welcome to the Barn.

I'm sure you are going to get lot of answers, both pro and con, but I for one am a BIG believer in filters. I have both air and oil filters. The Oil Filter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: 180 Degree Thermostat "Hunting"

Yes, I was going to say the temp probe is in the wrong place. It should be before the thermostat. I think that is why your temperature reading is hunting.

You could try moving the thermostat to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-17-2020, 02:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Head gasket

Just curious. Have you taken a compression test, just to see how high it is? Stock Model A is 65 psig. They will ping if too far advanced. Maybe enrichen the GAV a little.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Head Torque

I doubt it... :p:p
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: A big job ahead

I just replaced the front spring on my Town Sedan.

I got the spring from "A" Springs (http://www.a-springs.com/products.html), bushing pre-installed. I replaced the shackles and bushings in the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-16-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: Head gasket

I use a Pancake Head basket on mine, never a problem. https://youtu.be/5ae4NDjHr4Y

Sorry, I had to go there...

I prefer Best's Graphtite Head Gaskets. Some copper gaskets seem to 'weep' out the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-14-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,888
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: spark plug caps

Hey Marty. I actually thought about that. I have a 12v Pertronix Flame Thrower coil. I started my car last night in the dark to see if there was any arcing. I did put a little di-electric grease...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,888
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: spark plug caps

Here she is all decked out...
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49531381201_52eed6eb51.jpg
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-13-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,888
Posted By Y-Blockhead
Re: spark plug caps

Hi, I didn't actually use my drill press to drill the hole, just to mark center with a " drill bit. Sorry for the confusion.

When I drilled the hole I used a 5/16" drill bit and held the cap...
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