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Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 575
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Do YOU single-clutch ?

I tried single clutching for a while but the momentum lost waiting for the gears to slow down was annoying so I went back to double clutching. As far as down shifting for a turn I do that as soon as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) Yesterday, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Noisy generator

I have! https://youtu.be/8qqG_4AZUA4

Those were used Ford brushes on a freshly cobbled together generator. Once it ran in for a while they quieted down.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-06-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,361
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Taking the plunge into Model A ownership!

Fordors are slow movers so you may be able to get it for well under the asking price. That being said, I love mine and I think that body style is one of the most practical for an A. If it’s got new...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Loaded Question

Type of head would help us make a better guess. If it's a stock head even with the webber and the cam my guess would be around 55.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-04-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Starting/spark rod trouble

Sounds like you have the wireless plates in your distributor. The best advice I can give (and I'm sure others will give the same) would be to ditch the wireless plates and go back to stock. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Clutch problem?

Could the burning rubber smell really be burning clutch? Sounds like it’s failing to disengage rather than slip. Been discussed many, many times. Check for a crack in the clutch arm, adjust for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-02-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: 1930 Coupe front end shimmy

My car had a low speed shimmy that was “fixed” with a steering stabilizer. The real fix was a complete steering system rebuild, box, spindles, spindle arms, etc. Set the toe right and chucked the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,359
Posted By ryanheacox
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Parking braking help !

You're talking about the toggle lever, correct? Can you not pull or press the lever out with the bushings all at once? Or can you not get the lever off where the brake rod attaches? If it's all...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 809
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Port & Polish Engine

No clue on the thumbs down...


As far as port and polish. I doubt it would make much difference, if any, in a stock engine. In a performance engine where you're trying to eek out as much power as...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-30-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Separating Control Rod from Control Arm

I used a punch to drive them out partially and then grabbed them with pliers and pulled them out the rest of the way. If you can't get them out you might have to drill them.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 540
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Brakes

Yep, 40-41 drums. http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/V8brakedrums.htm
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-29-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 540
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Brakes

Didn't Ford make some drums that were stamped steel with a cast iron liner? Maybe late 30's? I could be remembering wrong too.



Perhaps you have some high spot in the lines somewhere that is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,359
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Slamming into first gear

I ask because my first thought was maybe the clutch isn’t disengaging all the way.

How is the idle speed?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,359
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Slamming into first gear

Where does your clutch engage off the floor?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-28-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 834
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: What Model "A" Book Do You Read the Most?

I tend to use an old copy of The Model A Service Manual and Owners Handbook (blue cover with a deluxe phaeton on it) along with the service bulletins.
Forum: Model-A 07-24-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By ryanheacox
Original cutout

Looking for a good original, working cutout ideally in good cosmetic shape as well. Shoot me a message, and a price, maybe a picture. Thanks, Ryan
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Rear Axle Housing Question

I imagine so about the seams, that means they're identical parts. I think that's the way mine is. Someone has definitely been in there, lock washer on the banjo bolts are a no-no.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Pressure plate adjustment

Sure thing, I can get some measurements this afternoon.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-23-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Pressure plate adjustment

Seems I'm a bit late but this is the tool I made up to adjust the fingers through the inspection cover. My fingers were all too high like yours and they were all varied +/-1/16". The surface with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,226
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: first ride

http://modelabasics.com/twoTooth.htm


Follow this procedure in order and you will end up with a nice tight steering box. It's the same procedure that is described in the Ford service bulletins...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-21-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: How to evaluate a functioning rear axle assembly

Also, just in case anyone didn't know, RockAuto carries the bearings and cups for the carrier/pinion. Timken bearings just like the vendors sell at half the price.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: How to evaluate a functioning rear axle assembly

I agree with the idea of don't touch it if there's nothing wrong with it BUT...


I pulled the engine to have it rebuilt and didn't touch the rest of the drivetrain because I never had any issues...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-20-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Pressure plate adjustment

I made that mistake as well. Not horrible to adjust in the car just slow going. I made up a tool to gauge and set the finger depth to 11/16". I managed to get each finger adjusted to +/-0.004" which...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-17-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,278
Posted By ryanheacox
Re: Devastating Blow

Sure doesn't look like it, not much damage on the wood of the body. All things considered it looks like the A took it well. I hope the driver makes a speedy recovery.



From the damage all I can...
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