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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Rubber mounting the muffler

Correct. Mine was floating in the clamp but steel on steel that isnít clamped tight is gonna vibrate. I wanted to try the clamp they sell with the asbestos-like lining but this was cheaper and free...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Fan Belt Squeak

My experience as well. If you look at the sides of the belt you'll probably see that the belt is glazed. Sanding cuts this glaze and quiets the belt, no dressing required.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Fan Belt Squeak

I recently had the same problem and tried all the common dressings, none worked.



I ended up sanding the belt, nice and quiet now.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Throttle linkage

It is pretty straight forward. Can be a pain to fish it out but not bad. Only thing I can think to add is that you don't want to lose the .010 shims that go between the flywheel housing and engine...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By ryanheacox
Rubber mounting the muffler

For anyone that is curious, I installed a Walker 36272 universal exhaust hanger last night to replace the stock clamp.



The hanger required some bending and modification to fit but on a test...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-15-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 512
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: steering column removal

Definitely need to remove the pitman arm to pull the steering box. Could you post some pictures of those 4 bolts? I think you may be referring to the 4 nuts that attach the sector housing to the box?...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,044
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: '29 A Town Sedan, over heating

If you timed it by the book and run with the lever at least halfway down I would doubt itís your timing.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,044
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: '29 A Town Sedan, over heating

Yup, can even feel around with your hand for the cool(clogged) spots if you donít have an IR thermometer.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 550
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Distributor help

Glad you got it running but were you able to get that lower plate secured?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: brake shoe inspection

That's a great price, I might have to pick up a set or two just to have on hand. Just for comparison, Brattons sells one shoe for $31.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-13-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 550
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Distributor help

They are 8-32 but if they were stripped out I don't think retapping the same size will do much. It looks like there is enough meat to drill out and tap the holes 10-32 if you want to go that route.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,104
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Engine Blow By or Not

I can’t speak for Bob but even readings that are the same as last time would indicate to me that your engine is in good shape.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-12-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,139
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: LED Headlights

If you do buy new, make sure to look for the correct reflectors that Bratton's developed as some vendors do still carry the incorrectly shaped ones. However, this doesn't matter as much with the LEDs...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,104
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Engine Blow By or Not

I'm guessing with those compression numbers you have a stock head? If so, I really wouldn't worry too much about it especially since you say the engine runs well. There are a few different ways to...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-10-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,104
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Engine Blow By or Not

Sounds like a lot of oil but then it is a pretty common complaint for oil to spray out of the breather. Do you know if you’re burning oil? If you have bad blow by odds would be you’d also be burning...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-09-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 511
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: transmission oil

Yup, GL-5 is perfectly fine in a Model A transmission as there is almost no yellow metal in it save for the reverse idler bushing and cluster thrust washers on early cases.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-08-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 511
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: transmission oil

600W from Brattons worked well when it was 10 degrees last November and it worked well last week when it was 90. I see no need to mess with what doesn’t need messing with.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-07-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Speaking of shocks . .

Yup, the shocks on my Fordor were doing nothing so I pulled the links to save wear on the balls.... springs are rusty and pretty much self damping so the ride is still stable even at 55+. One of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Speaking of shocks . .

Yup, new shocks are pricy but you can install modern shocks the vendors sell or modify Armstrong shocks from an MGB. There are also friction shocks. This all depends on how correct you want your car...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Stainless steel A.

Does anybody have more info on this since Vince wrote that in 2008?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Bob Drakes universal joint

I’ve heard from a few people that it’s the best way to go but I have no personal experience with them. Heard that the day after I got a good original from Bert’s.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,047
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Where oh where has all the gas gone?

Your brass gas tank float may be partially full of gas? A dripping carb won’t dump that much gas and still run as well as you say, I just can’t believe that.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,202
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Shop lighting

For those that are close to an Ocean State Job Lot, I just picked up 10 of these. 2400 lumen, 4í shop lights, $4 a piece with cord and hanging cables. Got some different models, same brand that were...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-05-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,047
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Where oh where has all the gas gone?

What you said equates to about 3MPG. I’m gonna say you either have a leak or the gauge is wrong. How did the car run on your 25 mile drive?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: oil out of the carburetor

Rather than a cracked block maybe a very worn valve guide or two?
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