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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,896
Posted By steve s
Re: Who sells sealed beam conversion rings

I think this is the sort of thing he's after. They were on my car in 1960; I have no idea from whence they came. I like their looks and function.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-13-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,808
Posted By steve s
Re: installed a new 6:1 head now a tapping noise

If noise started after head swap, digging "deep" may not be answer. Problem is probably "shallow". Head or gasket or plug hitting piston.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-12-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,808
Posted By steve s
Re: installed a new 6:1 head now a tapping noise

If you listen very closely you will hear a double-tap if it's a loose or slapping piston, as it changes direction at top of stroke.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-03-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,588
Posted By steve s
Re: Float a motor results

Russ,
I believe that the Model A TImes compared mounts several years ago and decided that originals with new rubber was best. I've been using FAMs for 20 years with no problems, and REALLY glad...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-02-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,588
Posted By steve s
Re: Float a motor results

MIke,
thanks for the detail. I don't understand the part above: I went back and forth between using the third mount many times, trying to perceive a difference. I never could. It's hard to believe...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-01-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By steve s
Re: Overheating cured by adding thermostat

Another straw to grasp at is a larger-diameter fan pulley. Slows pump but not generator.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-31-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By steve s
Re: Interior Sun Visor

Here's what I use. Covered a piece of cardboard. Two S-hooks make it easy to remove, in case I want to some day ( in 20 years I never have!). Bodacious, after market wide view mirror distorts...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-28-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 844
Posted By steve s
Re: Fun Projects Regulator - To Fuse Or Not To Fuse-The Great Debate

30 Closed Cab PU,
My heart goes out to you in your quest for a direct and credible answer to this simple question.
Steve
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-27-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 864
Posted By steve s
Re: To Fuse Or Not To Fuse-The Great Debate

Seemed pretty authoritative to me, although it gave the impression that fuses were there to protect stuff, not wiring. Connection to wire size wasn't mentioned. However, this might be excused for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-07-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 10,221
Posted By steve s
Re: OK! Let's get personal!

75. Got my Ford in 1960. picture about 1962.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,664
Posted By steve s
Re: Help please

Get a grip, everyone.

If you wanted your car to make a loud backfire when you're "driving along," your support group would tell you to turn off the key for just a moment, then turn it back on,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,597
Posted By steve s
Re: Water in my engine oil. Where could it come from ?

especially. without a thermostat!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-28-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,418
Posted By steve s
Re: Cold weather driving with or without thermostat?

The commercial 'stat housing has bypass holes machined into it. In my prior arrangements, I supplemented with two 1/8" drilled holes. Also, have heater hose for bypass (without metering valve, but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-14-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,115
Posted By steve s
Re: Model A Radials

Interesting that they look like they have the Universal tread design--hmmm.

I too would wait and let someone else try them out, knowing what we think we know about the difference between the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,235
Posted By steve s
Re: Photos of "the other love"

After I parked my Ford in Grandma's garage for its long sleep, I bought my brand new Rambler convertible. After 100k miles, I did the stupidest thing of my life--took $100 for it on a tradein for a...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By steve s
Re: High Compression Head....What do you think?

you can tell yourself you're doing it for the environment--you'll get better mileage! Also, for safety--you won't be holding up traffic and making people take reckless chance to pass you.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-05-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By steve s
Re: How to replace the intake manifold

THe rings were there to hold the gaskets in place while you wrestled the other parts into position. With invention of one=piece gasket they were not needed.

I recommend LOOSELY bolting intake and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-04-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,951
Posted By steve s
Re: Model A Timing Advance System

FWIW--a puzzle

FOr about 11 years now, whenever I am out with a group of MOdel A's from our club and we stop for gas, my car has ALWAYS taken 1 to 3 gallons less to fill up than the others. Even...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,452
Posted By steve s
Re: Terriable backfiring

gonna be a heck of a note if the problem was a plugged jet in the carb.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-02-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,951
Posted By steve s
Re: Model A Timing Advance System

I have a version of the device whereof we speak originally made by NuRex. It's the deal that goes in the valve chamber INTO WHICH PARTS SETTLE IF AND WHEN THE DISTRIBUTOR NEEDS TO BE REMOVED FOR SOME...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,452
Posted By steve s
Re: Terriable backfiring

Did you try just turning the engine over with the starter after backing off the nuts just a few turns?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,452
Posted By steve s
Re: Terriable backfiring

If it's not too late (head already off) do me a personal favor and try this. It will only take 15 seconds. Probably prudent to wear a glove on your left hand, although I've done it a hundred times...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-20-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,452
Posted By steve s
Re: Terriable backfiring

All these things tried and you HAVEN"T CHECKED FOR FUEL FLOW?! You're assuming because the tank looked nice and clean a while ago and the sed bowl was clean, no problemo--right?


A single chunkie...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-18-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By steve s
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-17-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,907
Posted By steve s
Re: Excelsior Radial Tires

All of the bad reports are for the 500R19, and all reports for 550R19 have been good--I think.
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